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Doctors told her she had 15 years to live because of diabetes and she lost 36 kilos

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Jiya Saini is a Journalist and Writer at Revyuh.com. She has been working with us since January 2018. After studying at Jamia Millia University, she is fascinated by smart lifestyle and smart living. She covers technology, games, sports and smart living, as well as good experience in press relations. She is also a freelance trainer for macOS and iOS, and In the past, she has worked with various online news magazines in India and Singapore. Email: jiya (at) revyuh (dot) com

Amanda Follit plans to launch a platform to help type 2 diabetics reverse their diagnosis

Amanda Follit is a woman who at age 45 was told she would have 15 to live if she followed a junk food diet. Although her weight could justify some type of illness, she was not diagnosed with type 2 diabetes until she went to a professional to solve her drowsiness. 

According to the woman, there were days when she was so tired that she fell asleep at her job.

“I went to the doctor because I felt tired everyday. I’d literally be doing something at my desk and I would find myself nodding off,” Follit told Echo.

The woman recalls that, at the time, “I was living a hectic lifestyle and I felt it was impacting my work. That’s why I went to the doctors, not because I felt unwell.” More than out of fear of her possible health, she visited a professional to explain why she felt so exhausted at work.

Follit has explained that at that time she did not eat too much, she simply chose the less healthy products when eating. 

Although her situation worsened after the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, the woman remembers that she has always been “big”. she did not consider that this adjective carried negative connotations, but in the long run, she stopped taking care of herself and “I didn’t even consider what I was eating.”

The equivalent of one person

After discovering she had diabetes, she went to a doctor for more tests. At that point, she was told that she might die at the age of sixty, which “was horrifying.” In addition, her life was going to deteriorate early, as she suffered from osteoarthritis problems. 

These discomforts made it more difficult for her to climb the stairs. In fact, if you hadn’t abandoned your high-calorie diet, you could have ended up in a wheelchair.

Determined to change the fate of the experts, Amanda began a diet in January 2020. Since then, the woman has lost more than 36 kilos. In addition to promoting a healthy diet rich in nutrients, she decided to become a member of Slimming World, an association that helps those who want to shed those extra pounds.

“I’ve lost a person almost in weight, it has been a real life changer. My life is so much better as a result of it,” said Follit. 

In the words of the woman, her life is “much better” thanks to the effort made not only to lose weight but to enjoy a better quality of life. 

Along the way, she has discovered the importance of taking care of not just herself, but her loved ones. In fact, they have made their family members just as aware of what they eat.

A universal lifestyle

The specialists with whom the woman has surrounded herself have commented that, with her new routine, she has added: “at least 25 years on to my life which is incredible.” 

Regarding the discomfort derived from diabetes, Follit has observed that “The arthritis was being impacted by my weight. Because I was carrying extra weight that had an impact on my joints, which was causing great pain because the joints couldn’t handle it due to the arthritis”.

Now, Amanda plans to launch a platform in which to help type 2 diabetics reverse their diagnosis. Although the woman is not able to perform all the movements that she would like, she has managed to go from yoga to dance. So far s

he has not revealed if her idea would include a nutrition service. However, she has said that Slimming World advises its users to follow a diet based on fruit, vegetables, fish, pork, beans, lentils, pasta and potatoes, among other things.

Ultimately, whether you have type-2 diabetes or want to enjoy a better quality of life, it is essential to eat foods that promote nutrients over calories and exercise. 

To discover what food and sports to follow, it is interesting to go to a professional who analyzes the case of each person in particular.

Image Credit: Liverpool Echo

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