Your fridge is free of sugary drinks
One or two servings a day has been linked to as high as a 26 percent increased risk in developing diabetes. “Limiting intake is one simple change that will have a measurable impact on weight control and prevention of cardio-metabolic diseases,” Harvard researchers and authors of a recent Journal of the American College of Cardiology study concluded.
You brown-bag lunch and eat home-cooked dinners
Harvard School of Public Health researchers recently analyzed a few decades’ worth of data on about 100,000 participants from the Nurses’ Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study. Those who consumed around two homemade lunches or dinners a day (11 to 14 meals a week) had a 13 percent lower risk of developing diabetes than those who ate fewer than six such meals weekly. Homemade meal eaters gained less weight, which likely played a role in their lower diabetes risk.