Dieting just two days a week can help to blast blasts fat and balance blood sugar, which is especially important for people with diabetes.
For people with diabetes, weight loss is a natural form of “medication.” However, losing weight may be more difficult if you have type 2 diabetes. Now breakthrough research has revealed a better way for people to go about diabetes dieting to lose weight and reduce insulin resistance. The secret is a concept called intermittent fasting.
British researchers created this revolutionary new diet, which strictly limits caloric intake for two days of the week but permits larger portions for the rest of the week. Women who followed the plan lost almost twice as much fat as those who restricted calories every day. Within three months, participants reduced insulin resistance by 25 percent more on nonfast days and inflammation by 8 percent more than people who dieted continuously.
In the 2-Day Diabetes Diet, you don’t have to count carbs, calories, fat grams, or anything else—all you have to do is follow the special eating style in which you “Power Burn” two days a week and “Nourish” on the rest.
On Power Burn days, you’ll fill up on low-calorie, low-carbohydrate foods that include delicious soups, tasty stir fries, and luscious homemade smoothies. You can achieve weight loss by consuming only 650 calories, without hunger or cravings thanks to three satisfying meals and a snack.
This shifts your metabolism into fat-burning mode, which shrinks fat cells and helps reduce inflammation and insulin resistance. The other five days, you’ll stoke your metabolism with 1,500 calorie’s worth of Mediterranean-inspired foods—an eating style proven to bring down inflammation and reverse insulin resistance.
The Power-Burn Breakfast
Eat this twice a week: Omelet made with 2 egg whites and 1/2 cup onions and peppers cooked in non-fat cooking spray; 1 cup low fat yogurt
The Nourish breakfast
Eat this five days a week: Yogurt parfait made with 1 cup low-fat yogurt, layered with 1/2 cup whole-grain cereal and 1 cup blackberries.