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)

by Sherri Shepherd, Billie Fitzpatrick


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In Plan D, Sherri Shepherd, Emmy Award winner and cohost of The View, presents her easy-to-follow program for losing weight, managing sugar sensitivity, and getting moving—all to help you feel and look your best.

For years, Sherri Shepherd was told that she was pre-diabetic. And for years, she ignored her doctor’s advice to lose weight and get healthy before she developed full blown diabetes. When she finally got the big-D diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, the same disease that took her mother’s life, Sherri vowed that she’d change her ways so that her son wouldn’t be left alone, without a mother, as she had been.

With the help of her doctor, she created this program, lost more than 40 pounds, and she looks great and has more energy than she did in her twenties. Sherri’s diabetes is under control, and she was happy to show her stuff, wowing the world on Dancing with the Stars.
With tools to help you live a long and healthy life, Plan D is a smart and supportive plan designed to help you lose weight safely, make exercise a real, and fun, part of your life, and control your sugar sensitivity. And through it all, Sherri Shepherd is there, like a trusted friend, offering advice, encouragement, and of course a healthy dose of humor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062226242
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/30/2013
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

1 Me and Diabetes: My Story 1

2 What You Need to Know about Diabetes: The Facts 29

3 The Three Keys to Plan D 67

4 Eating for Balance and Weight Loss: An Easy Plan 85

5 Get Moving: Exercise Reverses Insulin Resistance 133

6 The Sherri Steps: Changing Your Relationship with Food 163

7 Motivation 183

8 Forgiveness 207

9 Putting It Together: Living Like Sherri for a Week 225

10 Making It Your Own 273

Afterword 295

Index 299

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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
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 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.
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
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
You could be Planner, assistant, climber, animal whisperer, actor, or electronics expert.( See Swindle series for more info.)
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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.
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.
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Won't load, but youtookmy money! Jerks!