A practical, empowering guide to managing and reversing prediabetes through diet and exercise, from a registered dietitian.
Affecting 79 million Americans, prediabetes often develops into full-blown type 2 diabetes, one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Increasingly diagnosed by doctors, prediabetes is a condition in which blood sugar levels are elevated, but not yet high enough to be labeled diabetes. While diabetes cannot be cured, prediabetes can be reversed, so it is critical to take action at an early stage.
In straightforward, jargon-free language, The Prediabetes Diet Plan explains insulin resistance (the underlying cause of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes) and offers a comprehensive strategy of diet and lifestyle change, which has been proven more effective than medication. With sections on meal planning, grocery shopping, dining out, supplements, and exercise, this book empowers you to make healthier everyday choices that can effect real change on your insulin levels and overall well-being.
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About the Author
HILLARY WRIGHT is a registered and licensed dietitian with more than two decades of experience counseling clients on diet and lifestyle change. She is the director of nutrition counseling for the Domar Center for Mind/Body Health in Waltham, Massachusetts, where she specializes in diabetes prevention and women’s health issues. She also holds a part-time position as a nutritionist for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, and is the author of The PCOS Diet Plan: A Natural Approach to Health for Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Hillary holds a bachelor’s degree in human nutrition from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a master’s of education in health education from Boston University.
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Table of Contents
Part 1: Defining Prediabetes and Its Causes
Chapter 1: Understanding Prediabetes
Chapter 2: Insulin Resistance Explained
Part 2: The Prediabetes Diet Plan: Preventing Diabetes
Chapter 3: Managing Your Carbohydrate Intake to Reverse Prediabetes
Chapter 4: Building a Balanced Plate: Carb-Distributed Diet Approach 1
Chapter 5: Carbohydrate Counting: Carb-Distributed Diet Approach 2
Chapter 6: The Details of Counting Carbohydrates
Chapter 7: Making It Happen: Meals and Snacks
Part 3: Reversing Prediabetes Through Weight Loss, a Heart-Healthy Diet, and Exercise
Chapter 8: The Prediabetes-Obesity Connection
Chapter 9: Reducing Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Chapter 10: Exercise: Time to Take It Seriously
Part 4: Fine-Tuning the Prediabetes Diet Plan
Chapter 11: Sensible Supplementation
Chapter 12: Mastering the Market: An Aisle-by-Aisle Shopping Guide
Chapter 13: Considerations When Dining Out
Part 5: Preventing Diabetes with a Healthy Mind-Set
Chapter 14: Managing Emotions for Success
Chapter 15: Devising Your Own Prediabetes Diet Plan
Appendix 1: Sample Meal Plans
Appendix 2: Food Journal
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