We discuss diabetes a lot because it is so important. As with any disease, diabetes is no respecter of persons. Even a popular actor can develop diabetes.
Tom Hanks has admitted he was a “total idiot” for eating an unhealthy diet when he was younger, which he blames for his diabetes diagnosis. The Oscar-winning actor, 59, revealed in 2013 that he had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
He told the Radio Times, Tuesday, May 17, 2016 : “I’m part of the lazy American generation that has blindly kept dancing through the party and now finds ourselves with a malady.
“I was heavy. You’ve seen me in movies, you know what I looked like. I was a total idiot.
“I thought I could avoid it by removing the buns from my cheeseburgers.
“Well, it takes a little bit more than that.”
However, Hanks is hopeful that he can beat the disease.
“My doctor says if I can hit a target weight, I will not have Type 2 diabetes any more,” he said.
The actor became a father at 21 and now says: “I’m lucky. I was in charge of offspring at a very early age, so I didn’t have the luxury of being able to get stoned a lot and I never drank too much. The actor said he doesn’t regret that because he didn’t think it was more fun to be intoxicated or stoned.
“I thought it was more fun just to be seeing what was going on. I did my share, but it didn’t become a habit,” he said.
The good news is Tom Hanks has proved that diabetes doesn’t have to slow you down. He continued to make movies after his doctor told him he had Type 2 Diabetes. But there is no need for your to let you diabetes get to the level his did. These days we have so much information about the disease and ways to control it if you already have it.
WeightoWellness is such a place. The name may lead you to think it is just a place to go for help in losing weight. Many people have found it is much more than that. Your weight is related to many health problems. WeightoWellness is staffed with professional people who are interested in not only helping you reach and maintain a healthy weight but want you to be as healthy as possible.
So many people want to eat healthy but do not have what it takes to get on a program and stick to the plan. If you will take the initiative to go by and talk to one of the health care professionals you will be pleased with what you find out.
We will give you a hint: You will find out that this is the place you will have help in picking a diet program designed just for you. In fact you and your “coach” will work together to make the plan. You will receive the encouragement you may need to stick to the plan. Together you will chose the exercise program you need. You will be able to purchase snacks and meals. If you rather cook your own you can get recipes that are both good and good for you.
Don’t you think it is time to check them out?