Did you know losing weight can reverse the physical process that causes diabetes? Yes Within days of losing weight, blood sugar improves, sometimes dramatically.Losing weight isn't easy, of course, but The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet is a different type of weight-loss program. Adapted from the #1 New York Times bestselling book, The Mayo Clinic Diet, this diabetes diet plan is a whole-lifestyle approach specifically designed to help you lose weight--and keep it off. This book will help you change your mindset around weight loss by teaching you five healthy habits for weight loss success, five habits to kick to help you transition into a healthy lifestyle, and five bonus habits to make the weight loss process as pain free as possible. The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet follows Mayo Clinic's scientifically proven method for weight loss by introducing a two-step program.
The first phase of the program, "Lose It ," is a straightforward two-week plan that helps you lose 6 to 10 pounds in a safe and healthy way, jump-starting your weight loss journey and lowering your body's overall blood sugar in the process.
The second phase, "Live It ," offers a long-term maintenance plan to help you stay on track and continue to lose 1 to 2 pounds a week until you reach your goal. Along the way, you'll learn key behaviors that will help you maintain your new healthy habits.
A bonus section is packed with physician-approved recipes and meal plans, information about energy density and the connection between diabetes and carbohydrates, how to choose healthy foods (whether you're in a restaurant or a grocery store), and helpful advice for pushing past weight loss plateaus. Committing to a healthy lifestyle now can help you live your life with more energy and vitality, and avoid dangerous health complications later. Combined with the Mayo Clinic Diet's online platform, this all-encompassing guide will help you lose weight, feel better, and successfully manage your diabetes, once and for all.
About the Author
Donald D. Hensrud, M.D., M.P.H., is a specialist in nutrition and weight management at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. He is an associate professor of nutrition and preventive medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and the medical director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. For more than 10 years, Dr. Hensrud also served as medical director of the Mayo Clinic Executive Health Program. He writes and lectures widely on lifestyle- and nutrition-related topics and has authored and helped publish several books, including two award-winning cookbooks.