Today I am attempting to start Bob Greene’s (Oprah diet guru) plan in his new book "The Best Life Guide to managing Diabetes and pre-diabetes. I am interested in seeing if this works. The book/website take a three phase approach to weightloss, increased energy, and a decrease in A1c levels.
Phase one,titled “Taking Control of Your Blood Sugar”, encourages you to move more, eat a specific range of calories for your height and weight and weightloss goals, drink 6 glasses of water a day, and test more. That is of course, a vague descripton. My goals are to feel better, lower my A1c into the 7 range (then eventually down from there), and to lose 20 to 30 pounds - emphasis on lowering the A1c. The first phase lasts for four weeks.
Who knows if this will guide me in the right direction, but I’m optimistic. The book was just released November 3rd.