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What Foods To Eat To Gain Weight When You Have Diabetes?

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Building Muscle With Diabetes

Tweet Having diabetes won't stop you from building muscle. However, it's wise to follow a few precautions when it comes to gaining muscle. There are many different types of exercise and one of the most popular is strength or power training, which is very effective for building strong bones and muscles. Strong muscles collect oxygen and nutrients from the blood much more efficiently than weak ones, meaning that any physical activity you do will require less cardiac work and put less strain on your heart. As well as being good for the heart, they also improve weight control and help the body remain sensitive to the hormone insulin, which is vital for keeping blood sugar levels in check and preventing or controlling type 2 diabetes. Here are some tips on how you can build strong, lean muscle, without affecting your diabetes: Load up on protein Protein intake is vital for building muscle. However, your body constantly drains its protein reserves for other uses such as producing hormones, resulting in less protein available for muscle building. To counteract this, you need to build and store new proteins faster than your body breaks down old proteins. You should look to consume about 1 Continue reading >>

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  1. OHD_Foxy

    Right so, I am quite a skinny guy (6'1, 56kg) and no matter what I eat; junk food, lots of fat, sugar whatever, I just don't seem to put on much weight at all. I have a high metabolism I think and am a Type 1 on a pump and I would really like to put on some weight as I am a bit fed up of looking like a twig. If anyone has any knowledge on how to put on weight please let me know because I eat more than most of the people in my house and my weight has never been above 58kg

  2. AgaRosa

    I wonder if it' possible on type 1? I have the same problem - 6'10 and 63kg, would love to have some meat on my bones!
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  3. azure

    I have a fast metabolism and a busy life. When I want to put on weight I up my carb intake - at meals and for snacks. I find it takes constant and consistent eating to get weight on. So I set myself a schedule of meal and snack time and make sure not to miss any. I also increase my fat intake and have things like nuts and olive oil and avocados and fatty meat.

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