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The Lose It! phase of The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet is a simple, straight-forward, two-week plan that encourages quick but safe weight loss that can help lower blood sugar. The Live It! phase of the diet offers basic and manageable steps and lifestyle changes and choices that are designed to help participants lose one to two pounds a week until a healthy weight is reached, and then keep the pounds off.
Mayo Clinic’s weight-loss and nutrition experts have packed this book with meal plans, practical solutions, and specific tips on how to improve health and lose weight safely. The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet tackles all the familiar obstacles that get in the way of weight loss—dislike of exercise, distaste of healthy food, too little time to cook well, a too hectic schedule, struggles with cravings, and minimal support from family and friends. It is a reliable and safe companion for losing weight and controlling diabetes, beginning immediately and into the future.
"This diabetes diet isn't a fad; it's about changing your habits for the better," states Donald Hensrud, M.D., Mayo Clinic specialist in nutrition and internal medicine and medical editor-in-chief. "With The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet, people can truly manage diabetes, eat well, lose weight and enjoy life."
Posted January 30, 2012
The book is very good for someone trying to understand and live with Type 2 diabetes. The explanations are simple and clear, which is not a small matter if you're new to the illness and already anxious. This book penetrates the fear that highly technical language can instill in you at these times. Reading it is like talking with an old and caring friend. It tells you what you need to know and what to do without a bit of blaming, shaming, or condescending. There's a companion workbook which takes what the main book recommends and turns it into practical, down-to-earth activities, like exercises, recipes, and journal pages. I recommend it highly. I have one reservation: the plot not a page-turner. Frankly, nothing much happens and it won't keep you awake.
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Posted November 19, 2012
I am very pleased with this book, which is more of a diabetes lifestyle guide than an actual calorie-counting diet plan. Very straightforward and easy to read and follow, it provides lots of helpful background information on living with Type II Diabetes. There is a two-week quick-start plan to get you going, and helpful suggestions to keep you on track after that. Instead of measuring and weighing portions, the book suggests great ways to estimate serving sizes (for example, 1 cup of broccoli = the size of a baseball). I actually have the condition known as pre-diabetes, and this book addresses that, as well. Breaking bad habits and instilling new healthful ones is what the approach is all about, and I am hopeful that I will be able to avoid an eventual diagnosis of diabetes. Also, I am glad that I ordered the book through Barnes & Noble instead of online via Mayo Clinic; I saved a lot that way, as a B&N member.
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Posted January 31, 2013
THIS IS NOT A COOKBOOK!! I feel that the book would by an excellent source for someone who has just learned they had type 2. I was intrerested in recipes to broaden my diet while still adhereing to all the principles set up in this book. Don't buy it if you are looking for recipes.
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Posted March 2, 2013
This book is an excellent guide for managing diabetes. Very Supportive and encouraging! Promotes an understanding of the disease and guides you effectively on ways to live comfortably and successfully with diabetes.
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Posted October 19, 2013
This book was highly recommended to me by one of my doctors. I wasn't sure I wanted "another" diet book. The diet aspect of this book didn't necessarily teach me anything I didn't already know. It was the diabetes side of this book. Even though I have been living with diabetes for 10 years this book made what I already knew so much clearer. This book was an excellent suggestion.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 2, 2012
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