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Diabetes Weight Loss With Diabetes Diet

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Diabetic diet plan to lose weightIn March 2005, the American Diabetes Association announced the findings of the comprehensive Diabetes Prevention Program. The DPP was conducted at over 25 medical centers nationwide and involved thousands of participants who volunteered to have their habits monitored and to follow dietary and exercise recommendations. So they followed a diabetes diet with exercise.

Pre Diabetic

All participants had been diagnosed with ‘pre-diabetes’, a condition where the blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not yet in diabetic ranges. Untreated, more than half of those people diagnosed with pre-diabetes will develop full-blown type 2 diabetes within a decade. Also keep in mind that Diabetes is now the 4th leading cause of death in the US.

How The Study Went

For the study, the participants were divided into two groups. One half were given dietary recommendations. The other half got the same dietary recommendations, plus the recommendation to exercise at least 30 minutes daily, five times a week.

The results? Those who included daily exercise in their routines and followed the diet recommendations cut their risk of developing Diabetes by 58%. The reason? Those who made the recommended changes in their lifestyle lost ‘a moderate amount’ of weight. Diabetes weight loss natural treatment does not have to be hard. Just change your diet a bit and exercise.

Blood Sugar Level Dropped

Even more important, researchers found something that they didn’t expect. Those in the treatment group had a substantial chance of reducing their blood sugar level to normal, something that had been assumed was impossible.

Apparently being on a correct diabetes diet, along with exercise, not only prevents a worsening of diabetes, it reverses the damage that obesity causes to the cells that produce insulin.

7 To 10 Pounds Makes A Difference

How much does it take to have an effect on the progression of diabetes? The key is in the definition of ‘a moderate weight loss’ – 5-7% of your body weight. In other words, depending on your body weight, a loss of as little as 7-10 pounds can make a difference! However, do get down to your appropriate weight for best health.

Steady Loss

The recommendations suggested by the American Diabetes Society for a healthy diet to prevent diabetes is an ideal diet for steady, gradual weight loss – the kind of weight loss that stays lost. The diet includes the following suggested daily diet allowances:

  • Grain – 6-11 servings per day – Bread, Cereal, Rice, Pasta (Personally, I suggest far less grains for my clients)
  • Vegetables – 3-5 servings per day (I suggest 7 or more 1/2 cup servings)
  • Fruits – 2-4 servings per day (Make these low glycemic fruits if you eat fruit)
  •  Milk – 2-3 servings per day (Or milk substitutes such as Rice Milk or Almond Milk)
  • Meat/Protein – 4-6 ounces per day (Meat, eggs, fish, dried beans, nuts and peanut butter)
  • Fats – Make this healthy fats such as Olive Oil, Grass fed Butter, Fish oil, Coconut oil and small amounts of Nuts
  • Sweets – (Make these rare treats)
  • Alcohol – in small amounts may be good for you

(Recommendations for portions are based on gender and activity level. For instance, a sedentary 40 year old woman needs fewer portions than an active 25-year-old woman.)

Look familiar? It’s also the dietary recommendation for the Heart Healthy diet from the American Heart Association, and the recommendations from the USDA’s new MyPyramid.

And yet, I want to let you know that there are better diets for controlling blood sugar than the above. Something that does not have as much carbohydrates/grains and steers you away from what caused this condition in the first place.

diabetic diet foodResults Are In

The results just keep coming in – eating in a healthy way can help prevent most major health problems, which includes Diabetes.

Next read the details on how to reverse Diabetes by eliminating some foods and adding others in for yourself, so that you fully understand how to reverse this with diet before your symptoms get any worse.

Most Medical Doctors will never mention this to you. You deserve to know.