Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there! Hope you all have a great day celebrating with your families. Please do NOT take this day for granted and enjoy every moment!
Sadly, I just learned that a friend of mine – a proud father of 3 young children – was recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. This really hit home with me because, from a BMI standpoint, I was in his shoes just a few years ago. Thankfully, I managed to evade a full-blown Diabetes diagnosis before completely changing my eating habits, but I was well on my way to getting there.
In my opinion, the prevalence and increasing rate of Type 2 Diabetes diagnosis in young adults is downright alarming. The good news, however, is that science suggests the disease is largely attributed to lifestyle factors. In other words, it hinges on things that are completely within our control and comes down to the choices that we make every day.
It has been nearly 5 years since my dietary overhaul and I have come to realize that it is NOT easy to be a GUY and eat healthy. Not surprisingly, the majority of my followership across ALL Truthology platforms – WordPress, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – are female. Most guys don’t want to hassle with watching what they eat, my aforementioned friend included. But if there is any advice that I can give to my fellow men – even the most prideful and stubborn of them – view your health and longevity through the eyes of your children. They need you to be around for many more years; emotionally, financially and otherwise.
Today, on this Father’s Day, I hope that this message will evoke some positive change. If I’m able to impact one individual, I will consider this post a success. It is NEVER too late to starting thinking about your health and taking action!