2-Day Diabetes Diet: Diet Just 2 Days a Week and Dodge Type 2 Diabetes

2-Day Diabetes Diet: Diet Just 2 Days a Week and Dodge Type 2 Diabetes

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by Erin Palinsky, Alisa Bowman
     
 

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Diet just 2 days a week to drop the pounds and dodge type 2 diabetes! In a recent study, researchers in the UK found that restricting carbohydrates just two days per week was superior to a standard, daily calorie-restricted diet for both reducing weight (about 9 pounds lost vs 5 pounds) and lowering insulin levels (reduced by 22% vs 4 %). Based on this and other… See more details below

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Diet just 2 days a week to drop the pounds and dodge type 2 diabetes! In a recent study, researchers in the UK found that restricting carbohydrates just two days per week was superior to a standard, daily calorie-restricted diet for both reducing weight (about 9 pounds lost vs 5 pounds) and lowering insulin levels (reduced by 22% vs 4 %). Based on this and other research indicating that safe weight loss is the key to reversing and preventing diabetes, Reader's Digest has partnered with registered dietitian and diabetes expert Erin Palinski to distill the latest science to create an easy-to-follow plan that allows people with diabetes to have their cake—and other carbs—and still keep their blood sugar under control. A diagnosis of diabetes can be overwhelming and frightening, and even many of those who have lived with diabetes for years often struggle with the question of what they can eat. The 2-Day Diabetes Diet makes it simple—there are no forbidden foods and no carb-counting. You just need to restrict what you eat for 2 days a week—and research suggests you will see the pounds drop off, your blood sugar levels stabilize, and your waist shrink. On those 2 days a week, you follow the low-carb “Power Burn” program, and consume approximately 600 calories of selected foods. What does that look like on your plate? How about a 2-egg omelet with onions and peppers plus yogurt for breakfast; a hearty bowl of carrot soup plus fresh fruit for lunch; meatloaf and broccoli for dinner with milk; and a cup of sweet grapes for a snack? Or Canadian bacon and spinach for breakfast with a cup of milk; vegetable soup and half a banana topped with peanut butter for lunch; grilled chicken and zucchini over pasta for dinner; and an orange with a cup of milk for a snack. With real delicious food filling your tummy, you won’t believe it all adds up to only about 600 calories. For the rest of the week, you follow a delicious 1500-calorie-a-day Mediterranean-style eating plan—we call these “Nourishment” days. You can enjoy a bounty of brightly colored fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, and even a few treats. The book will include: A 2-week day-by-day meal plan that lays out sample Power Burn and Nourishment days More than 60 meal options, including restaurant and frozen food options, so you can customize the menus to your taste and lifestyle More than 50 delicious diabetes-friendly recipes An optional easy walking and strength-training program to boost results even more Stress-reducing exercises to help you ward off cravings and reduce hunger Success stories from the 10 men and women who tried the plan with amazing results! The plan is designed to be flexible—you can do your Power Burn days whenever works for you, and you can personalize almost any meal to suit your tastes—and will work for both people with type 2 diabetes and those at risk

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
12/02/2013
Combining a number of diet and fitness tactics such as fasting, a Mediterranean-based diet, and exercise, registered dietician Palinski-Wade, Reader’s Digest editors, and Bowman present a multifaceted approach to losing weight while keeping diabetes at bay. Based around the titular approach of “dieting” for two days (power burn days), followed by five days of still healthy eating and exercise, the program is a sensible approach that has worked for the 10 men and women who were recruited to try it out. Their stories and notes of encouragement are sprinkled throughout. Fifty recipes for standards like blueberry muffins and chili, as well as Honey-Lime Pork Chops and Eggplant Lasagna, can serve as jumping-off points for cooks; tips for incorporating packaged foods and recommendations for specific cuisines, such as Italian, Mexican, and Asian, give devotees greater freedom. Despite the authors’ eye-opening approach to food, the book’s sometimes patronizing approach and redundant content wears after a while. Dieters and diabetes patients will likely find a handful of helpful tips, but those looking for a magic bullet will find the book to be little more than common sense with a dash of science. (Dec.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781621451068
Publisher:
Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The
Publication date:
12/26/2013
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
187,157
File size:
6 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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