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Can You Control Type 2 Diabetes With Diet?

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How To Beat Type 2 Diabetes With Diet And Lifestyle Changes

It's no secret that type 2 diabetes is on the rise in the United States and around the world. But if you've been diagnosed with diabetes, there's a lot you can do to improve your health — and the best place to start is likely by making some changes to your lifestyle. “Basic principles of good health like eating right, exercising regularly, and maintaining a healthy weight can be as effective as medicine in the management of type 2 diabetes for most people,” says Sue McLaughlin, RD, CDE, lead medical nutrition therapist at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha. That's backed up by the Look AHEAD study, a large clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The researchers found that over a four-year period, changes like eating a healthier diet and getting more exercise led to weight loss and improved diabetes control in 5,000 overweight or obese participants with type 2 diabetes. A December 2016 review in Diabetologia similarly found through 28 studies that participants who were able to achieve about 150 minutes per week of moderate activity lowered their risk of type 2 diabetes by 26 percent compared with nonactive pa Continue reading >>

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  1. x19delta

    How much weight loss on average during Keto

    I have read so much on this website and I just started looking into Keto. Im 6ft, 225 lbs, about 24-28% BF (depending on the damn scale). I work out 6 days a week. I have been doing high reps/low weight to cut. Although Im now thinking about low reps/high weight after reading so many sucess stories. I do 15-20 mins of cardio (treadmill or eliptical) after lifting every day.
    How much can I expect to lose on average on keto?
    Also if anyone has experience with those scales that tell body fat...I put in standard body type and it says 28% BF and then athletic and it says 23% BF....so I dont know which one to go by. Is the calipers/measurement method better than the scales?
    Thanks guys.

  2. taf1968

    The weight loss is all over the map . . . would be impossible to say what an average is. But you should drop quite a bit of water weight in the first week or so (it's not unusual for people to drop 5 or 10 pounds in the first 7 - 10 days). But don't get discouraged if you don't . . . or too excited if you lose more. Some people lose more/faster and for others it's more steady--it was more slow for me. As long as you are losing and seeing progress in weight loss, measurements, and the mirror it's all good.
    As for the bf% scales . . . don't waste your time. It will drive you crazy . . . those things are notoriously inaccurate and you will probably find that the bf% readings swing wildly from day to day (and even hour to hour). I have a Tanita and I don't trust it for anything except weight.
    You are much better off taking progress pics, measurements, and going by the mirror and how your clothes fit, IMHO. Calipers are good, but can be tricky to get the hang of and to be consistent. I have a pair and have gotten better at using them. But I still have trouble getting consistent readings sometimes.

  3. cfh1973

    Originally Posted by taf1968
    The weight loss is all over the map . . . would be impossible to say what an average is. But you should drop quite a bit of water weight in the first week or so (it's not unusual for people to drop 5 or 10 pounds in the first 7 - 10 days). But don't get discouraged if you don't . . . or too excited if you lose more. Some people lose more/faster and for others it's more steady--it was more slow for me. As long as you are losing and seeing progress in weight loss, measurements, and the mirror it's all good.
    As for the bf% scales . . . don't waste your time. It will drive you crazy . . . those things are notoriously inaccurate and you will probably find that the bf% readings swing wildly from day to day (and even hour to hour). I have a Tanita and I don't trust it for anything except weight.
    You are much better off taking progress pics, measurements, and going by the mirror and how your clothes fit, IMHO. Calipers are good, but can be tricky to get the hang of and to be consistent. I have a pair and have gotten better at using them. But I still have trouble getting consistent readings sometimes.

    This is why with calipers I will take measurements 3-4 times and then average it out.

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