Diabetic Diets for Weight Loss

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Expecting different results from the same behavior is absurd. Then when I reached my goal weight 8 years ago I was so excited because I was finally able to start what I had set out to do when I joined. If my day starts early and ends late, I stretch the time between meals to 3 hours. There's a big difference between my goal and my current reality. We lost a lot of weight, felt and looked great. I have had 2 successful stints, both stopped by pregnancy.

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Why I Switched from Weight Watchers to Medifast

The diet can help you lose about 1 to 2 pounds per week. You can choose five Medifast meals every day, and possibilities include pretzels, scrambled eggs, oatmeal, brownies and soups. If you prefer, you can accept the default menu that Nutrisystem suggests when you sign up for the program. Medifast and Nutrisystem require you to purchase other foods in addition to the diet products. The Medifast Lean and Green Meal includes 6 to 8 ounces of lean protein, vegetables and up to two servings of healthy fats.

You can also have two small servings of low-calorie condiments each day. On Nutrisystem, you eat healthy foods from the grocery store to supplement your Nutrisystem meals and snacks.

You can have fruits, vegetables, healthy carbohydrates, reduced fat dairy and lean protein. Both Medifast and Nutrisystem offer options for men, women, people with diabetes, older adults and vegetarians. If you do not have as much weight to lose, Nutrisystem might be a better choice because it offers a slower rate of weight loss that agrees with recommendations in the Dietary Guidelines from the U.

Department of Health and Human Services. Video of the Day. Meal Plans Similar to Nutrisystem. Meetings, plus extensive online and smartphone tools, help you stay on track. The program is not specifically designed for people with diabetes, but it is based on common healthy lifestyle principles. With the assistance of your health care team, it can be adapted to your individual needs and paired with carb counting.

In a recent study, a group of Weight Watchers program participants were at least eight times more likely to lose 5 percent or more of their body weight important for improving blood sugar levels in six months compared with a group of self-directed dieters who tried to lose weight without help from a program.

Foods emphasized include nonstarchy vegetables, lean protein, whole grains, and flavor enhancers such as plain fat-free Greek yogurt, dried seasonings, fresh herbs, or reduced-sodium soy sauce.

For more information, visit weightwatchers. The program has been clinically shown to produce an average weight loss of 25 pounds in 12 weeks and a percent reduction in diabetes medications. Plus, participants have kept an average of 6. It also emphasizes a protein-rich diet and strength-training exercises to keep and build muscle mass, which helps maintain good metabolism. To keep calories and blood sugar in check, you consume a meal replacement drink, such as Boost Glucose Control, at breakfast and lunch for the first six weeks.

For dinner as well as breakfast and lunch after the first six weeks you choose from 14 structured menus with recipes. Snack options are provided, too. Fish, poultry, and lean meat servings average ounces at dinner rather than the typical 3 ounces that are normally recommended.

Colorful vegetables and high-fiber whole grains are also promoted. For more information, visit thediabetesbreakthrough.

The Mediterranean diet is a lifestyle approach to healthy eating based on the food traditions of countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. The diet emphasizes using simple, minimally processed foods to make nutritious meals.

The message at the heart of this diet is that meals are best when shared with others and savored. Daily exercise is encouraged. In a review of 17 studies, Mediterranean-style diets were found to significantly improve fasting blood sugar and A1C levels in people with type 2 diabetes.

Although many books on the Mediterranean diet are available, The Oldways 4-Week Mediterranean Diet Menu Plan Oldways, is a quick read and outlines four weeks of Mediterranean diet meal plans with simple, flavorful recipes. Daily staples include in-season fruits, vegetables especially darky leafy greens , legumes, nuts, minimally processed whole grains, olive oil, and herbs and spices, plus fatty fish at least twice a week, such as salmon, herring, or sardines.

Low-fat cheese and yogurt, poultry, and eggs can be eaten in small amounts. Lean red meats and sweets are limited to a few times a month. Dessert is typically fresh fruit. For more information, visit oldwayspt.

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