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Explains how to determine a healthy weight for you, meal planning, and how to overcome barriers to beginning a weight management program.
Being overweight affects every system in your body - and not for the better. For people who are at risk for, or who already have type 2 diabetes, being overweight affects the body's ability to use insulin. But here's the good news: research has shown that losing even a small amount of weight will help the insulin your body makes be more effective. And for those at risk for developing diabetes, reducing your weight can delay or prevent it! Weight & Wellness was written to provide information and strategies to help you achieve a healthy weight and maintain it over time.
The scientific jury is in and the verdict is clear: weight loss is directly related to improved diabetes control.
Weight management goals are different for everyone and weight loss presents a special challenge for people with diabetes. Based on the nutrition guidelines developed by Joslin Diabetes Center and the lessons learned from Joslin's Why WAIT! Program, Staying Healthy with Diabetes -- Weight and Wellness offers tools and support strategies for your weight management program.
Weight and Wellness explains how to determine a healthy weight for you, meal planning, and how to overcome barriers to beginning a weight management program. Special issues such as meal replacements, popular diets, weight loss medications and surgery, and weight loss for children and adolescents are also covered.
In addition, through clear, concise discussions of the importance of such issues as: metabolism, glycemic index, glycemic load, reading nutrition labels and BMI/Waist circumference, this book will give you the knowledge you need to help you make life style choices which are right for you.