Losing weight and trying to maintain your blood sugar under control can seem unattainable. Though the journey is far from comfortable with a little grit and a positive attitude, you can achieve your weight loss goals. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, you do not have to give up your favorite foods to lose weight. By practicing moderation and eating the correct amounts at the right time will keep your blood sugar in its target range and help you drop pounds. A good rule of thumb is to try and fill our plate up with tons of greens and vegetables as well as lean protein, healthy fats, nuts and seeds, whole grains, small amounts of dairy, and some fruits for dessert. There are plenty of programs available to help support you and keep you on track while you are on your journey.
Here are a few programs to help guide you:
- The DASH Diet
- Mark Bittman’s VB6 Diet
- The Mayo Clinic Diet
- Weight Watchers
- Ornish Diet/The Spectrum
- The Biggest Loser Diet
- American Diabetes Association Carbohydrate Counting
- The Volumetrics Diet
- The Mediterranean Diet
However you decide to manage your weight loss journey is up to you, but always make sure you consult a doctor before you start any of the listed programs. By balancing your fat, carb, and protein intake, you can live a healthy senior lifestyle. Stay educated and pick the best plan for your weight loss journey!
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