Your survival system tries to keep you in that comfort zone, doing what you always have done. Anything outside of that comfort zone, (that you have likely done for 50 years, it wants to bring you back to comfortable, because your survival system is programmed that to do new things are risky, so that is basically your survival natural system to keep you doing what you have always done.
You need to override this comfort zone for 21 days. (feeling uncomfortable about continuing) When you are no longer doing what you have “always” done (ate some certain thing for example) doing something else, does Not Feel Right, in other words out of your comfort zone.
After doing the “new thing” or change for 21 days without fail, then it will feel comfortable and reassured it is the right thing to do. Until then the new thing, will “not feel right”……this is crazy….I should not be doing this, will be the feeling, but you have to override this feeling, with a little thinking will power, this is what I need to do and soon it will feel normal.
So this will not be a painful, sweat-drenched path requiring super willpower, it just will require a conscious reminder to yourself, this is a change I need to make and practice for 21 days. Then it will be a comfortable part of the new “me”.
Remember, there is no starvation, purposely to control your diabetes, NEVER go hungry.
No deprivation and no Herculean effort required to change your survival diet and lifestyle. There is a basic Change, that is true, and after doing something for 50 years it is normal for your body survival system to want to keep doing what it has always done.
Compare yourself to the smoker, who knows or has found out smoking is killing him.
He finds it almost impossible to quit. He wants to keep doing what he has always done, it just feels so right, smoking. Quitting feels terrible.
So he sneaks a few puffs.
This makes it even more difficult to quit.
Decide, this is what I need to do, as a diabetic, change my diet for life and lifestyle changes and then do it.
Hang in there 21 days, it will change. and get a lot easier. Soon you will say, I should have done this years ago.
However, initially will require some self discipline to do it……
you now know, to survive as a diabetic, you have to make some serious changes and deal with that reality.
If you want to regain 15 years life expectancy, these are steps you need to take.