Mar 27, 2018
"You only get one life. Make the best of it." - Kristina Koob, Boot Camp Challenge® Camper
Food IS medicine. It CAN heal. Kristina is living proof of it.
In my latest podcast, Kristina sits down with me and shares how suddenly last year she just wasn't feeling well. Always going to the bathroom. Always thirsty. Just feeling "off," she says, and she thought to herself... well, maybe it's menopause. She went to the doctor and got the news she most dreaded: She had Type 2 diabetes, the same disease she watched take the life of her 70-year old aunt.
We hear about diabetes all the time, but what exactly is it?
Well, first of all, you could be one of the MILLIONS in line to get it right now and not even know it.
Diabetes is a life-long disease that affects the way your body handles glucose, a kind of sugar, in your blood. Most people with the condition have type 2. There are about 27 million people in the U.S. with it. Another 86 million have prediabetes: their blood glucose is not normal, but not high enough to be diabetes yet.
If you've ever struggled with picking out foods for weight loss or just to make healthier choices, imagine if your life depended on it. Kristina spent hours and hours in grocery store aisles, dissecting and investigating food labels and discovered first hand just how deceiving packaging can be-- what you think is healthy is not necessarily healthy at all. Then, imagine also having to give yourself an insulin shot. Every. Single. Day. For Kristina, that was no way to live.
"I still want to be golfing when I'm 80."
So, she made a choice. And, this is what surprised me the most. She was going to go into full-on battle with this disease armed with... FOOD & EXERCISE.
The information she shares about how simply jumping around her house or eating an apple can change her blood sugar levels is astonishing when you think about it. What if we all had a way to actually SEE the physiological effects of the food we are putting inside our bodies IMMEDIATELY? It would change our whole paradigm. If your body could just ring an alarm that would scream, "THIS is what you're doing to me when you do this or when you DON'T move your body!" This realization would kick in FAST: You have ONE BODY. Nourish it. Feed it well. Honor it. Kristina listened to her body. And, guess what!? Kristina is NO LONGER on insulin.
If you have time, please take a listen to Kristina's story. We asked that she share it in hopes that it would maybe help you or someone you love. If you have time to listen, I truly believe it will not just motivate you to go look inside your pantry right now, but EMPOWER you to make the right food choices.
As always, thank you much for spending some time with me today.
Much love, xoxo