1 in 3 adults in the U.S. over age 20 is prediabetic,
meaning he or she has high blood sugar.
9 out of 10 of them do not know they have it.
1 to 3 will develop diabetes within 5 years.
This book will tell you how to avoid developing high blood sugar.
1 in 11 adults in the U.S. over age 20 has diabetes.
1 in 4 do not know they have it.
This book will tell you how to reverse your diabetes.
“Let food be your medicine.”
Credited to Hippocrates
I have called this book Eat Chew Live because these three words reveal its essential message.
Eating is about learning how to enjoy your food so that you concentrate on the wondrous flavors of the food instead of feeling compelled to overeat. You cannot enjoy your food when you eat fast, watch TV while you gobble food down, or choose the wrong foods that have essentially no taste other than the sugars, fats (butter, toppings, gravies), and salt that have been added to them. My ideas about eating can be summarized as follows: HOW you eat determines how much you eat and how much you weigh. To stop gaining weight and avoid diabetes, you have to relearn how to savor the food in your mouth.
Chewing is the natural corollary to this principle. When you become aware of chewing, you begin to focus on eating mindfully and consciously, allowing your brain to detect and register the nutrients in the food you eat. Chewing your food fully and slowly allows your brain to discern how much more food you really need to eat, sending you signals to stop eating when you are satisfied. If there is just one thing you change in your eating habits after reading this book, it should be to begin chewing your food slowly and consciously.
Living is about knowing that you can age gracefully and in good health, no matter how old you are now, without fear of developing high blood sugar or diabetes—a disease that creates serious health complications that can shorten your life.