There is nothing as powerful as a changed mind.

You can change your insulin, you can increase your basal, you can bolus more for more food – but it you don’t decrease your carbs, the same experience will perpetuate itself over and over again, because while everything outwardly changed, nothing inwardly changed. You still have a pancreas that doesn’t work. You’re still on the roller coaster ride of diabetes.

If you want a long and healthy life free from diabetic complications; if you want to change yourself; if you want to acquire normal blood sugar levels; if you want hypers to be rare if you want hypos to be even rarer, changing your behaviours, changing your eating habits is a must – it’s challenging. It’s hard. It’s almost overwhelming to begin with. But it’s necessary.

Most diabetics go through life never discovering the benefit of a low carbohydrate diet. Most diabetics never achieve normal blood sugar levels. The only thing that’s going to get you a normal, non-diabetic blood sugar level, my friend, in this year, or any other…is to step up. It’s to rise to the challenge. It’s to discover what you’re capable of, and to feel that incredible power of pushing through the carbohydrate addition and release your fat burning ability.

That’s what this game’s all about.
When you can step out of the known and into the unknown. When you can step into your fears and continue to push yourself on. Something happens for you.

When you look at a diabetic who has normal blood sugars, and you think ‘Wow. That’s amazing. I wish I could have that.’ You’ve gotta dig underneath and you’ve gotta remember something: people are rewarded in public for what they’ve practiced for hours, days, weeks, months and years in private.

If you don’t develop the courage, to do that which has been given you to do, and you spend a lot of time going around trying to convince other people that low carb is good, and trying to get their approval, what will happen is… that you will lose your nerve. And other people will convince you that what you’re doing doesn’t have any value, and you’ll give up on your dream.

How much time do you have left?
How much time do you have left?
When you start to think about that, we don’t know!
Most of us don’t use the stuff that we have brought into the universe. Stop wasting valuable time.

If you want normal blood sugars, you have got to be relentless.
You’ve got to learn how to become resourceful.
You’ve got to learn how to become creative.
The power to hold on in spite of everything, the power to endure – this is the winner’s quality: the hunger, the ability to face defeat from diabetes again and again, without giving up!
This is a winner’s quality.
What this power is, I cannot say.
All I know is that it exists, and it becomes available only when a man or woman is in that state of mind in which he or she knows that they want normal, stable, non-diabetic blood sugars. And they are fully determined not to quit until they achieve them.

There is greatness in you.
And you’ve got to learn how to tune out the critics outside and the critic inside.

I’m gonna harness my will.
And I’m not gonna let anything stop me.
I deserve this.
I deserve normal blood sugars.
I deserve to be healthy.

Most people give up on themselves easily.
They eat carbs because it’s all they’ve ever known. They eat carbs because they’re told to, by people who don’t have diabetes, or know the harm that eating them causes.
But you know that the human spirit is powerful?
It’s hard to kill the human spirit.

You are unstoppable. Live your life with passion, with some drive. Most of us go through life with our brakes on, holding back. Decide that you’re going to push yourself. You’ve got to focus on you. And you convince you, as you sell yourself every day, every day, every day. You will begin to see a difference in the things that you’re doing. Selling yourself on the ability to perform a job, to achieve a certain objective. Telling yourself every day ‘Here I go again. And I’ve got what it takes to live a long and healthy life, free from the risk of diabetic complications. This is my life, my day, and nothing out here is going to stop me.’

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2 thoughts on “There is nothing as powerful as a changed mind.

  1. trainingt1d says:

    Well said. So many T1Ds are killing themselves ‘Managing’ this disease. When you discover LCHP diet the world opens a new door. I have seen others with HbA1C levels of 5.5% without hypos. Thanks for trying to inspire others.

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  2. Scott E says:

    I can respect your choice to go low-carb, and will defend your decision to do so in just about any circumstance. By removing one of the big variables from the blood-sugar balancing equation, it certainly makes the job easier. I admire your determination and success in maintaining a low-to-no-carb lifestyle, and would hope that others who meet and encounter you would also respect your decision without question..

    However, I think it is improper and inaccurate, and perhaps even unsafe, to recommend to others that low-carb is the best and only way to go. There is a whole lot more than blood sugars that would be affected by such a decision, and though I won’t go into details, it goes far beyond skipping the carbs and skipping the bolus. (Personally, I do not do low-carb at all, and though I’ve asked – my doctor sees no reason for me to do so). Such a choice is highly individualized and is far from a one-size-fits-all approach.

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