Plan D: How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes (Even If You Don't Have It)

Plan D: How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes (Even If You Don't Have It)

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by Sherri Shepherd, Billie Fitzpatrick
     
 

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"Diabetes could have killed me. Instead, it saved my life."
—Sherri Shepherd

The day that actress, comedian, and cohost of The View Sherri Shepherd was diagnosed with the Big D—type 2 diabetes—she didn't see it coming. But she should have. Sherri had spent years battling excess weight, ignoring the warning that she

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"Diabetes could have killed me. Instead, it saved my life."
—Sherri Shepherd

The day that actress, comedian, and cohost of The View Sherri Shepherd was diagnosed with the Big D—type 2 diabetes—she didn't see it coming. But she should have. Sherri had spent years battling excess weight, ignoring the warning that she was prediabetic, avoiding doctors, and denying some very clear signs that a diabetes diagnosis was imminent. Even watching the disease take her mother's life at the age of forty-one didn't sound the alarm for Sherri. But when D Day came, she had a diagnosis in hand and a child of her own. Sherri knew she needed to take a cold, hard look at the way she was living and make a choice: she could completely overhaul her life and reevaluate her relationship to food and exercise, or continue on a path that could leave her son growing up without his mother. The choice was easy. Putting the choice into action was a little more difficult.

If you're one of the 100 million Americans diagnosed with prediabetes or diabetes each year, or one of the 130 million people who are overweight and at risk but don't know where to start, Plan D can provide life- changing results. Here, Sherri Shepherd breaks down the basics of the science of diabetes, explains how reversing your insulin resistance (the cause of type 2 diabetes) is the key, and offers support, humor, and the action plan you need to get results. With this medically supported plan, Sherri was able to lose forty pounds and keep it off. Through three key simple but effective strategies centered on diet, exercise, and taking control of the emotions that lead to poor food choices, Sherri offers readers a way to lose weight and control diabetes without feeling deprived, or chained to a strict, lifeless way of living. Plan D is flexible, sensible, and straight-forward, and it works wherever you are on the spectrum—whether you're struggling to lose weight, are in the danger zone of prediabetes and looking to turn things around, or have already been diagnosed with diabetes.

Plan D will give you the facts you need to start changing your habits and your health now. With the help of her doctor, a leading endocrinologist, and a support group of family and close friends, Sherri changed her life. With Plan D, you can too.

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Dr. Mehmet Oz
“Heartfelt, authentic, and on target.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062226266
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
97,845
File size:
679 KB

Meet the Author

Sherri Shepherd is an Emmy Award-winning talk show host, comedian, and actress. She is cohost of ABC's The View and has starred in major films, including One for the Money, Think Like a Man, Crash, Precious, Beauty Shop, and Big Momma's House 3. She has been a guest star on 30 Rock and Hot in Cleveland, and a contestant on Dancing with the Stars. She lives in New York with her husband and son.


Billie Fitzpatrick has coauthored numerous books, including several New York Times bestsellers. She specializes in mind-body health, neuroscience, nutrition, and diet and fitness.

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Plan D: How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes (Even If You Don't Have It) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book offers a well laid out plan for getting healthy when life gets in the way. I've read every diet book out there and finally one has come along that offers real life solutions for every day issues of losing weight and getting healthy. Thank you Sherri for sharing your experience and opening your heart to us. With this book I feel like I can get healthy before I get the big D.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a diabetic, I have watched what I ate for the better part of my life. But, that didn't stop the pounds from packing on. What this book is offering me is hope on how to change all of that from somebody who has lived though it. With this book, which I can honestly say is very heart tugging, Sherri doesn't tell you just how to change you life, she helps you understand the why you should do it. Kudos! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book wasn't bad. But her plan D was what diabetics have been told from day one. I thought I would read a different approach.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
On The View this week Sherri looked amazing and even her husband stood up to show off his 40-lb weight loss. But they said it was thanks to following Rocco's Pound A Day plan. Plus Rocco delivered their food, not a bad perk either. Maybe its the same plan. I just want to know because it obviously worked and even Whoopi is trying it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. easy to understand, very informative. She wrote in way that made me want to keep on reading. I learned about 5 years ago that i was diabetic and did nothing to follow the Dr directions...am only now learning that i need to do so, and learning step by step what i need to do. This book helped convince me that it is all in my hands.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While I love Sherri Shepherd, I found this book to be useless in my new struggles with diabetes. It did not contain any helpful info for me, mostly history of her and her family's history.
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TizzieT More than 1 year ago
I am learning a lot from this book about my responsibility in taking care of me. It has been a wake up call for me and I am finding it one of the tools I needed to get me on track.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good common sense approach! Sometimes I could tell what Sherri wrote and what the co-author wrote, but none the less, it has been an interesting book so far.
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You could be Planner, assistant, climber, animal whisperer, actor, or electronics expert.( See Swindle series for more info.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Won't load, but youtookmy money! Jerks!