Susan Boyle’s weight-loss journey didn’t begin on a whim. The decision to get healthy was thrust upon her when doctors discovered the singer had Type 2 diabetes. According to Healthline, people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are often unable to produce enough insulin to keep their blood sugar levels normalized. The lack of this vital hormone can result in dangerously high amounts of glucose in the bloodstream, which could lead to serious health complications such as a heart attack or stroke.
The scary diagnosis changed everything for Boyle. Her doctors were adamant that she begin making big changes in her life to help manage her condition. One way to stave off symptoms of diabetes is to limit the number of sugary sweets you include in your diet. This is one of the major changes Boyle’s doctors asked her to make. “I needed to stop eating sweeties and cakes,” she disclosed to The Mirror.
Boyle continued, “It’s the bane of my life. I had to lose the weight for my health.” The dietary change was initially tough on the singer as chocolate is a favorite snack of hers, as a Mirror source close to Boyle previously revealed. “A few sweet wrappers were found lying about the house and that gave her away,” the friend admitted. “But now she is very much following doctor’s orders and has cut the sweets out.”
Post source: The List