The classic joke asks this:
“How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb?”
Answer: just one, but the light bulb has to be willing to change.
The very serious issue is that successfully changing eating habits requires much more than just a list of groceries and some new recipes. A new diagnosis of heart disease or diabetes might trigger grief (including its stages, which may include denial, anger, bargaining and depression, before we reach acceptance).
Every imagination of a treasured recipe, a favorite restaurant, a Thanksgiving treat, etc. brings a reminder of what you CAN’T have. It’s enough to make lots of people give up. The Diabetic Heart Lifestyle System™ is designed to help you focus on what you CAN have, and not only focus, but celebrate!
Change doesn’t have to mean giving up everything, even when you have a combination of health challenges that seem to remove all your favorite foods. The Diabetic Heart Lifestyle System™ will help you build your Diabetic Heart Lifestyle plan by:
- Starting with the recommendations your doctor has made;
- Helping you learn new strategies, including a repertoire of core meals designed to stay within those recommendations;
- Teaching you how to make adjustments, including substitutions and recipe makeovers to bring more and more foods and recipes into the core of compliant, healthy options; and
- Providing you with strategies to limit the damage when you make exceptions or splurge, including eating out and travelling.