Sneak Peek: New PowerPoint Library for Gold Members

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Did you know that we've recently updated our PowerPoint library? We’ve been reworking shows like crazy and have even added new presentations based on hot topics, so today I wanted to give you a sneak peek!

Why only a peek? Well, this resource is just available to gold members of Food and Health. Don't miss out on all the resources we're creating daily -- learn more about membership or join today!

Now let's get to the good stuff...

I just finished updating the diabetes section of the PowerPoint library, and I'd like to share a few slides from the show The Common Sense Guide to Eating for People with Type II Diabetes.

Here we go!

If you're overweight, then even modest weight loss can reduce insulin resistance, lower blood pressure, and help prevent the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus. It also improves blood sugar control, which in turn reduces the risk of complications from diabetes and can even reduce the need for blood-sugar-lowering medication. Plus, weight loss improves blood lipid profiles, and that improvement reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke.

This graph shows that the risk of developing diabetes increases dramatically as body mass index goes up.

This second graph shows that insulin resistance, on average, goes up as the percent of ideal body weight goes up.

If you are overweight and you lose weight, then your body is less resistant to insulin, and this can mean a reduced need for blood-sugar-lowering medications.

Eating a higher-fiber, lower-fat diet will improve your blood lipids and the likelihood of sustained weight loss. This is because a high-fiber, lowfat diet is more satiating than a diet that is high in fat and refined carbohydrates. In other words, with this kind of eating pattern, you will feel fuller on fewer calories.

The rest of this show details exactly how to implement the advice outlined on these slides by using real-world strategies and compelling photos. The research by James J. Kenney, PhD, FACN, includes...

  • The two most important dietary strategies for diabetes control and risk reduction
  • Tips for managing each of the 3 macronutrients
    • Fat
    • Protein
    • Carbohydrate
  • Strategies for shopping healthfully with diabetes
    • Food labels and their role in healthful shopping
    • Staples of various healthful eating patterns
  • A guide to meal planning for better health

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