Diets are very popular. In fact, 2 out of every 3 women and 1 out of every 3 men have been on a diet. Before the author designed his Death to Diabetes Program, he reviewed and analyzed many diets, and discovered why most of these diets eventually fail.
The 15 Reasons Why Most Diets Fail
Most diet programs lead to yo-yo dieting, overeating and losing weight to only regain it again. You promised yourself that this time would be different, but eventually you give up.
Although there is some success in the short term, most diets fail in the long term for several reasons. As a result, the author designed his program to address the shortcomings of many of these diets in order to increase your probability for success.
Diets are easy to start but difficult to maintain. Diets involve major changes in your lifestyle and eating habits. Because you've been eating a certain way for 20-30 years, it's difficult to change one's behavior after so many years. Even after you make the changes, it's even more difficult to maintain those changes over a long period of time, i.e. the rest of your life.
The Death to Diabetes program (and its nutritional program) addresses this by recommending one or two small changes at a time. The Death to Diabetes program also addresses ways to stay on track for the rest of your life.
Note: Diets and weight loss are easy at the beginning, but after a few months, the weight loss becomes more difficult. This is due to your body making metabolic and hormonal adjustments that make it harder and harder for you to lose weight. That's one of the reasons why calorie-restrictive diets eventually fail.
Diets focus too much on calorie restriction and/or calorie counting. Counting calories is time-consuming and difficult to keep doing every day for every meal.
The Death to Diabetes Program focuses on the on the quality of the food on your plate and what your meal plate should look like physically. So, as long as your meal plate looks like the Death to Diabetes program's Super Meal Plate, then, you will know that you're eating healthy.
Diets focus on the wrong things such as less calories instead of the right calories. Diets focus on imbalance, i.e. "low fat", "low cholesterol", "no fat", "no cholesterol", low carb", etc. The Death to Diabetes program focuses on a balance of the right foods and therefore the right calories.
A lot of diets focus too much on weight loss. Focusing too much on weight loss leads to bad habits such as missing meals and checking the weight scale too often. Also, you end up losing the wrong kind of weight , i.e. lean muscle tissue -- which leads to a slower metabolism. The Death to Diabetes program focuses on how to get well. And, once you get well, your body will be able to burn fat and lose the right type of weight, i.e. fat.
Consequently, most weight loss diets focus on one key metric: your weight. Obesity is more than a weight problem! Being overweight is a symptom of the disease (obesity) -- yes, obesity is a disease!
Based on many clinical studies, the medical world is finally recognizing that obesity is a disease. Obesity is fueled by cellular inflammation, excess oxidation, and excess toxicity.
Oh, by the way, actually, (for most people) it's pretty easy to lose weight! The real problem is keeping it off!
Also, many of these diets (e.g. Atkins, ketogenic) are popular because they appear to work -- that is, you actually do lose weight. But, what these diet programs don't tell you is that they don't help you get rid of your diabetes. In addition, you may end up losing lean muscle tissue, increasing your risk of cardiovascular disease, being tired most of the time (e.g. chronic fatigue); and, having "brain fog".
Most (diabetes) diets focus on lowering blood sugar. There are a lot of diets (like the low carb diets) that focus strictly on lowering blood sugar. To make matters worse, for people with prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes, they fall into a false sense of security because the diet helps to lower their blood sugar, so they think that everything is fine.
However, it's pretty easy to lower your blood glucose! Again, the key is to keep it lowered and in the normal range.
But, even if you've lowered your blood sugar, at the end of the day, you're still diabetic!
Why are you still diabetic? Because Type 2 diabetes is more than a "blood sugar" problem! High blood sugar is just a symptom of the disease -- it's not the root cause or the real problem
Type 2 diabetes is a disease of cellular inflammation, excess oxidation, excess toxicity and excess protein glycation. Most diabetes programs and diets fail to address all of these areas. [Note: Refer to the Root Causes of Type 2 Diabetes and the Harmful Biological Processes web pages for more details].
Also, if you read the science behind these diets, you'll see that you can't stick with these kinds of diets long-term without increasing your risk for problems with the kidneys, liver, heart, brain, immune system, etc.
The Death to Diabetes program focuses on wellness metrics such as inflammation markers, toxicity levels, oxidative stress, blood pressure, and hormone levels, along with your blood glucose level, hemoglobin A1C and other critical blood tests to better evaluate your health state.
Most diets focus on "junk science". Most diet programs realize that most people don't have a science background. So, they use fake studies, fake testimonials, and 50-cents words to sound like they know what they're talking about. But, they don't really explain the real science such as cell biology, disease pathology and pathogenesis. Why? Because they really don't know how ...
Tip from the Author: When you come across a program that promises to help you, just ask one question: "What is Type 2 diabetes?". Once they try to answer this question, you'll realize that they don't know what they're talking about. So, run the other way! Don't waste your time or your money.
Most diets don't integrate into your lifestyle and culture. Diets don't recognize that you dine out, and go to weddings, picnics, parties, and other social events where there's food all over the place! The Death to Diabetes program actually tells you to how to prepare for these events and enjoy them instead of avoiding and dreading them! The Death to Diabetes program embraces your culture! In fact, the author wrote an ebook about ethnic foods and how to enjoy them and still maintain a healthy life.
Diets require you to learn new recipes, many of which don't align with your taste preferences. The Death to Diabetes program also provides new recipes, but the program also teaches you how to transform your current recipes into healthier versions to help your transition to healthier eating.
Most diets assume that you don't have a disease! In most cases, people who decide to go on a diet are not healthy to begin with! Since the Death to Diabetes program is a wellness program, it assumes that you are not well and that your primary goal is to improve your health and eventually optimize your wellness.
Diets deprive you of your favorite comfort foods. Consequently, you are always thinking about the foods that you can't have! The Death to Diabetes program addresses this issue by transforming your favorite foods into healthier alternatives!
The Death to Diabetes program helps you to identify your taste preferences and use that to design your meals accordingly. As a result, you don't feel deprived of your favorite foods!
FYI: Taste preferences (the 5 "T's) include taste, temperature, time, texture, and tradition (Refer to the DTD Cookbook for more details).
Most people are hungry while dieting. This hunger creates hormonal cravings that make it difficult to stick with your diet long-term. Some diets make you jittery and tired. The Death to Diabetes program addresses hormonal hunger with macronutrient balance, better meal planning and increased meal frequency so that you don't feel hungry, jittery, or tired. In fact, within 10-14 days after starting the program, you will begin to feel more energized.
Most people are unhappy while dieting. Have you ever noticed when someone is on a diet that they're not happy? They're not happy because they aren't enjoying the food! The Death to Diabetes program addresses this issue by helping you to align your taste buds and food preferences with healthier choices. For example, if you love potato chips because of the crunchiness or the salt, then, your new meal program must include some healthy food that satisfies that need for crunchiness or salt.
A lot of diets are boring and too rigid. The Death to Diabetes program addresses this issue by providing tasty, scrumptious meals and a flexible meal planning strategy so that you don't get bored from the meals or the daily activities.
Most diets are rigid, one-size-fits-all programs that don't take into account your lifestyle and individual needs. The Death to Diabetes program is a customizable program that can be modified to align with your specific health needs.
A lot of diets don't address what to do when you fail. Diets assume that you're going to follow their instructions exactly every day for every meal. The author being an engineer designed the Death to Diabetes program assuming that you're going to make mistakes! Consequently, the program provides proactive strategies to address how to overcome those mistakes. In fact, the author encourages that you embrace making mistakes because it's from those mistakes that we learn the most about ourselves.
Diets don't provide a support system to the client. A support system is a key component of the Death to Diabetes program. The author believes that some kind of support system is key to being successful with any program.
Diets don't provide a road-map to show where you are are and where you're going. If you were taking a journey or a trip to a new city, it would be wise to have a map or a GPS device to guide you on your trip so that you don't get lost. The Death to Diabetes program provides a roadmap that shows you where you are health-wise and where you need to go in order to improve your health. In addition, the Death to Diabetes program provides a set of key metrics that help to determine where you are in your journey to wellness and how far you still have to go.
Some diets don't address the emotional issues and stress. In fact, dieting makes people more depressed because it becomes one of the issues that causes overeating! The Death to Diabetes program identifies countermeasures to address the emotional issues and reduce the stress in your life.
Most diets don't take advantage of your real motivation to change. The Death to Diabetes program addresses your internal drive and motivation to get healthy. For example, your motivation may be to avoid going blind or losing a leg. Or, your motivation may be avoid the financial strain of being diabetic. Or,your motivation may be to see your children or grandchildren grow up. With the right motivation, you will be driven to stick with the changes.
Most diets require that you read their entire diet book and then figure out how to implement the diet. The Death to Diabetes program provides meal planning and activity tools so that you can start the program without having to read the entire book. In fact, the Death to Diabetes book provides a meal plan in the front part of the book before Chapter 1.
This takes the pressure off to finish reading the book so that you can figure out what to do next. The Death to Diabetes program sends each customer a detailed email that explains what you need to do to get started with the program immediately. For example, the email provides a list of the key foods to buy when you go grocery-shopping, plus the foods to avoid buying.
The 20 Reasons Why the Death to Diabetes Diet Does Work for Diabetics
Uniqueness of the Death to Diabetes Program
The Death to Diabetes® Diet will work when all the other diet programs have failed you because the Death to Diabetes® Program provides a diet that is easy to follow, but, more importantly, is easy to stick with.
The DTD Diet program goes beyond just controlling your blood sugar to address the inflammation markers and other critical blood test parameters that fuel Type 2 diabetes and cause the damage to the cells, blood vessels, tissues, and organs.
As a result, your body is able to repair the damage, giving it the opportunity to reverse and defeat the disease.
Unfortunately, most of the diabetes diet programs out there fail because they focus strictly on controlling your blood sugar and do not address how to repair the damage caused by the diabetes. That's one of the key reasons why people remain diabetic!
Here is a list of reasons why the Death to Diabetes® Diet Program will work and is unique from all the other programs:
Science-based: The diet program was developed by an engineer, who understands biochemistry, nutritional science, pathology, etiology and cellular function. The author understands the science of diabetes and its weaknesses, and how to attack it.
Empathy Connection: He also understands and empathizes with you because he remembers what is what like when he was diabetic and in the hospital. Most of our clients pick up on this and therefore feel comfortable sharing their fears and concerns with Mr. McCulley.
First-Hand Knowledge: The diet program was developed by someone who successfully recovered from a coma and weaned himself off insulin and other drugs-- people find this to be inspirational.
The program was developed by someone who actually beat the disease! (to show other diabetics that they can, too).
Ease of Use: The diet program is easy to implement and use. The program is well-structured and easy to follow with 10 specific steps.
Customizable: The program can be easily modified and customized to meet your health needs and optimize your health, based on your blood tests, urine tests, and hormone tests.
Detail and Scope: The scope and breadth of the book is comprehensive and deep (400 pages -- most diabetes books are about 250 pages) and explains more than just how to beat diabetes. It explains how to beat heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol; and also how to improve the health of the eyes, kidneys, nerves, brain, pancreas, and cardiovascular system.
Verifiable: The program actually works, and can be verified after just 14 days of using the program. Some diabetics see their blood sugar level come down in less than 7 days.
Effectiveness: The program focuses on the root causes and enables the following health improvements, most of which can be measured by a medical doctor: a decrease in blood sugar, a loss of weight, lower BMI, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, elimination of chronic fatigue, an increase in energy, and increase in muscle tone.
Measurable & Trackable: The program is measurable and trackable, and therefore verifiable in less than 30 days.
Comprehensiveness: The program is comprehensive and addresses more than diet and exercise, including cleanse/detox, blood glucose testing, test data analysis, recordkeeping, spiritual health, knowledge acquisition, emotional support and other support systems. This program specifically explains why someone is diabetic.
Explainable, Easy to Understand: The program explains diabetes at the cellular level but in a way that most people can understand the disease. The program explains how to use specific super foods and blood glucose testing data to control, prevent, and reverse diabetes. The program explains exactly what to do if your blood glucose remains high, and why.
The program clearly defines the specific foods to eat and not eat, and why. There's no guesswork, and therefore no confusion or frustration.
Support: The program provides online support and other educational resources that go beyond the book. And, the author is readily available to answer your concerns and questions.
The program goes beyond just providing products -- it provides services, including workshops, teleseminars, webinars, and 1-on-1 coaching services.
Popularity: The "Death to Diabetes" book is popular and well-received, and has become one of the top-selling diabetes books around the world!
Diverse Media for Products: The program provides other educational resources besides just the paperback book, including DVDs, CDs, ebooks, tracking tools, and training program.
Positive Feedback and Testimonials: The author has received great suggestions and positive feedback from diabetics, non-diabetics and even some doctors about the effectiveness of his book and wellness program. There are testimonials on this website, feedback about the book on Amazon.com, and videos on YouTube where doctors and others recommend the book.
How to Change Poor Eating Habits: The 9 Steps
Like it or not, we are all creatures of habit. Think about it: you eat the same food prepared in the same manner, and probably bought from the same grocery store. Are your eating habits preventing you from losing weight? The problem with habits, good or bad, is that they are so much a part of us that it's unusually hard to give them up - as they say, old habits die hard.
Like most people, you may be skeptical about changing your diets because you have grown accustomed to eating or drinking the same foods, and there is a fear of the unknown or trying something new.
If you're really serious about controlling your diabetes 9without drugs) or losing weight, you need to tackle bad eating habits and learn to exercise regularly. These are all very basic start up tips, but the first steps would be for you to:
- Be aware of those bad habits you want to drop
- Find out why these habits exist
- Figure out ways to slowly drop those 'bad' habits while replacing them with healthier ones
- Incorporate regular exercise into your lifestyle
- This process of self-study will help you in setting health goals for yourself and will help you better understand what strategies would work best for you. After this, you should learn, meditate upon and apply the following strategies to help you get rid of bad eating habits.
Instructions to Get Started | The 9 Steps
Step 1: Acquire the Knowledge
There is nothing like having the power of knowledge about diabetes and nutrition. It truly empowers you and sets you free from being a victim of the disease and the drugs. Once you understand the disease, you'll realize why most diabetes programs and diets won't work for you.
Step 2: Take it One Day at a Time
They say "a journey of a thousand miles takes one step at a time". However, these steps must be in the right direction. Making small changes in your diet and lifestyle and learning to adjust to them over weeks are more effective than trying to become different overnight. Start with the Super Breakfast as your first small step.
Step 3: Stay Motivated
Look for ways to stay motivated and stick with the program. Think about your loved ones and how they'll suffer and miss you when you're gone. Think about the financial burden and how it may affect your family. Use some of the motivation techniques in Chapter 13 of the Death to Diabetes book; or, read the next section (below) about motivation.
Step 4: Be Aware
Become more mindful: Read food labels and pay close attention to everything that goes into your mouth. Use the Death to Diabetes book to help you. And, if possible, come along on one of our field trips to the grocery store!
Step 5: Set Realistic Goals
Goals have to be specific and realistic. Non specific goals are as good as no goals at all. "I want to eat healthy and work out more" is a very non-specific goal that will never be realized. It makes more sense to say, "I'll eat only protein and vegetables for breakfast and work out on my treadmill for 30 minutes in the evenings three times a week". The latter goal is specific and therefore, attainable.
Refer to the DTD Super Meal Model for more details.
Step 6: Use our Food Tips
The author knows how difficult it is to avoid your favorite comfort foods. So, he created a Food Tips ebook that explains how to enjoy some of your favorite foods without spiking your blood sugar!
Note: This ebook became so popular that the author added it to the DTD Cookbook!
Step 7: Get Support
Ask for help or support from your family, friends and church. Call our office if you need help -- we are one of few companies that actually provide emotional support to its customers.
If you need training, we can help you with that -- we provide online training to our customers; and, also to healthcare professionals who work with diabetics.
Step 8: Tackle a New Target Weekly
Every major goal should have a number of targets under it. You should focus on tackling a new target every week in attainment of your goal.
For example, don't change all of meals at one time. Instead, change one meal first - - start with breakfast. Then, change dinner; then, lunch; and, finally, snacks.
Step 9: Practice Stress Management
Even when you've picked up healthy eating habits, it's quite easy to fall back to bad eating habits when exposed to stressors. Stressors could be physical, emotional or environmental. It's important to focus on dealing with stressors through exercise, relaxation or meditation.
Note: Learn about Life's 3 Major Problems -- that's right: there's only 3 problems that you'll ever face in your lifetime! (Do you know what they are? Think about it -- you already know one of them because you're here on this website).
Note: Go to the bottom of this web page to see the answer.
Motivation & Will Power!
Some diabetics believe that they lack the motivation and will power to make the necessary changes to improve their health and their diabetes.
If you have trouble with motivation or will power, we have some good news!
The lack of motivation or will power can be overcome in 3 ways:
1. Make only 1 or 2 very small changes that require very little if any motivation or will power.
2. Change the chemistry in your brain that prevents the release of serotonin (the feel-good hormone).
3. Talk with someone who's been where you are.
Note: If you can't find someone, we strongly recommend that you set up a 1-on-1 consultation with Mr. McCulley to discuss your specific health situation and motivational techniques that will work for you.
Stop wasting your money on drugs that you know don't work, and stop getting frustrated because you feel a lack of motivation or will power -- Mr. McCulley (or one of our other diabetes health experts) can help you with this! Mr. McCulley can show you how to make very small changes and have a big impact on your health within the first few weeks.
Mr. McCulley and our diabetes health coaching experts provide the guidance, insight, specific nutritional advice, and a natural approach -- to better control your glucose and insulin levels. If you're taking diabetic drugs, they may control your blood glucose levels, but they don't control the more important high insulin levels that are damaging your liver and kidneys! (as explained in Chapter 3). Mr. McCulley and our diabetes health coaching experts explain how to use the Super Meal program to safely wean off the drugs.
The book (Chapter 13) provides some general information about spiritual health and will power but that may not translate to you as an individual. That's why we work with individuals such as yourself 1-on-1 to identify customized solutions that align with your lifestyle and require minimum motivation and will power on your part.
For example, we show you how to transform your favorite foods and comfort foods into healthier versions so that you can better control your blood glucose level -- with minimum changes on your part!
Making a lot of changes requires a lot of will power and motivation.
Making small changes or almost no changes requires very little will power and motivation.
You see, our 1-on-1 health coaching services are designed to specifically help people with will power and motivational issues. Don't be afraid of the challenge -- we will help you as we have helped thousands of diabetics all over the country, and now outside the country.
Note: Also, if you are struggling with changing your eating habits, then, the Cookbook (or Food Tips ebook) shows you how to enjoy your favorite foods and comfort foods and still maintain control of your blood glucose level!
For more information about motivation and will power, get the Motivation & Will Power ebook.
What to Do If You Don't Want to Change Your Eating Habits
If you struggle with changing your eating habits or you lack discipline or you just don't want to make a lot of dietary changes, then, get one the following books/ebooks. These books can show you how to transform the foods that you're eating plus any other favorite foods and comfort foods into healthier versions -- so that you don't have to make a lot of changes to the way you eat and still remain healthy!
And, if you decide to make just one single change, make that a change from a grain-based breakfast (i.e. cereal, oatmeal) to a vegetable-based breakfast. This will have a dramatic and positive effect on your diabetes and blood glucose levels.
"If I always do what I've always done, I'll always get what I've always got." Anonymous
The 7 Habits of Healthy People
Have you heard of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen Covey?
Well, here are "The 7 Habits of Healthy People" and the "secret" to how healthy people live well:
- Avoid or reduce eating the “dead” foods that poison your body. Eat the “super” foods that repair, nourish, balance and cleanse your body.
- Keep fit, strong, and flexible by being physically active during the day.
- Continue to learn and grow every day. Knowledge is power … Acquire it. Then, use it. Avoid the mistakes.
- Strengthen your relationships with family and friends.
- Schedule time for sleep and sunlight.
- Have passion and purpose in your life.
- Become a community advocate and help others.
Hmm-mm ... these seven habits sound very much like the steps in the author's Death to Diabetes Health and Wellness Program.
The 7 Pillars of a Healthy Life
The seven (7) pillars of a healthy life is just another way to look at how to live a healthy life:
Note: These pillars come from the Wellness Wheel and are designed to address life's 3 major problems: health, finances, and relationships.
Disclaimer: This site does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Copyright © 2018. Death to Diabetes, LLC. All rights reserved.