According to the 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report, 29.1 million people or 9.3 percent of the U.S. population have diabetes.
Losing weight is hard enough, but people suffering from Type 2 diabetes could have a more difficult time. The good news is that it’s not impossible. Individuals suffering from the condition can still lose weight, even if it means working harder to do so.
Cutting sugar out of your diet is key for anyone trying to lose weight; however, it is especially important for people suffering from Type 2 diabetes. Jeff Dachis, founder and CEO of One Drop, explains that “cutting down on sugar will lower your A1C, reduce the need for larger doses of insulin, and help you lose weight.”
Adding healthy high-fat foods to your diet and eliminating certain “diet” foods, will also help with weight-loss. Michelle Roots, resident fitness expert and trainer for Trainerize, says that there are many words thrown on food packaging that could lead people to believe they are healthy and/or “diet friendly.” Stay away from diet soda, store bought smoothies, flavored fat-free yogurt and fruit juice, to name a few.