We always recommend you talk with your doctor before starting this or any meal plan. However, the1200-calorie Traditional meal plan
follows the American Diabetes Association, American Cancer Society and US Department of Agriculture’s guidelines for cholesterol, sodium and fat.
The 1600-calorie Traditional meal plan follows the American Diabetes Association recommended carbohydrate level of 45-50% of calories (on average over the 5 week plan). We can work with you further to adjust the carbs per meal if needed.
According to research, losing just 5-7% of your body weight can reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes by over 50%. Researchers from the Diabetes Prevention Program
, the largest diabetes research trial in the US, found that in the group assigned to weight loss and exercise, there were 58% fewer cases of diabetes after almost three years than in the group assigned to usual care.