Synopses & Reviews
More than 23 million adult Americans have diabetes. More than two-thirds of American adults with type 2 diabetes are significantly overweight or obese. The majority of overweight people have tried unsuccessfully to lose weight one or more times, only to regain it within months. They know that losing weight can improve their health; they just need to know how to make it happen and how to keep those pounds off. Diabetes Weight Loss—Week by Week guides people with diabetes through the steps toward lasting weight loss, better health, and possibly improved blood glucose control. With a week-by-week approach and emphasis on incremental changes, readers gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence required for permanent weight loss and lifestyle change. Readers also learn from the triumphs of others by reading their brief stories, and the included recipes show how to bring healthy meals into the house.
"Whether youre someone who is newly diagnosed or has been trying to unsuccessfully shed pounds and manage blood glucose for years, Diabetes Weight LossWeek by Week is the dietary owners manual youve been looking for. This wonderful guide holds your hand every step of the way during the delicious journey by providing great and practical tips from actual patients who are successfully managing diabetes. The recipes are AMAZING, too!"
David Grotto, RD, LDN, author of 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life!
"If youre in search of the best strategy for losing weight to help treator even preventdiabetes, Jill Weisenberger has written a wonderful master plan for you. Chapter by chapter, week by week, the book is packed with specific advice and practical tools, including exercise plans, meal guides, and dining out tactics, that will help you achieve a healthy weight loss."
Sharon Palmer, RD, author of The Plant-Powered Diet and editor of Environmental Nutrition
"I applaud Jill on compiling such a thorough, easy-to-read, and practical book on nutrition. Although it is focused on people with diabetes, the information really applies to anyone who wants to eat healthier. I found the goals for each week particularly beneficial in keeping me on track. Rather just another fad diet program, this book is focused on opening your eyes to the haves rather than the have nots. I have incorporated many previously overlooked healthy foods into my diet since reading this book."
Brandy Barnes, MSW, Founder and CEO of DiabetesSisters
"This program should be in the homes of all diabetics to help them manage their weight. It is filled with sound and practical advice that systematically targets the behaviors that lead to weight gain and shows readers how to replace them with healthy habits that they can sustain."
Barbara Rolls, PhD, author of The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet
"This comprehensive weight-loss guide for people with diabetes will educate you and motivate you to take control of your weight while managing your diabetes at the same time. It's not a drab one-size-fits all kind of plan, which for sure does not work for the masses. Jill Weisenberger takes the approach that everyone is different and that you need to tailor your weight management plan to your life, your preferences, and your health needs. You'll set reasonable goals, learn new skills and strategies, track your progress on innovative monitoring forms, and discover a healthier, happier, and more productive life."
Steven Edelman, MD, founder and director of Taking Control of Your Diabetes
Diabetes Weight LossWeek by Week
guides the overweight person with diabetes through the steps to lasting weight loss, better health, and perhaps even improved blood glucose control. The reader will learn to set reasonable goals; make better choices in restaurants, the grocery store, and the kitchen; self-monitor food intake, activity, and progress; read food labels; distinguish appetite from hunger; navigate a restaurant menu or buffet; examine motivation; and more.
More than 23 million adult Americans have some form of diabetes, and more than two-thirds of the adults with type 2 diabetes are significantly overweight or obese. Many of these individuals feel that controlling blood glucose and weight are conflicting goals and that they must choose one over the other. This books dispels that myth by educating the reader about the benefits of good nutrition and weight loss. Losing weight may improve blood glucose; blood pressure; cholesterol and triglyceride levels; increase mobility, comfort, and confidence; reduce the risk for heart disease; and improve overall quality of life.
Many overweight people have tried unsuccessfully to lose weight one or more times. Frequently, dieters lose weight, only to regain it within months. With this book's week-by-week approach and emphasis on incremental changes, the reader will increasingly gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence required for permanent change. Throughout the book, readers will learn from the triumphs of others by reading their brief stories. A handful of recipes will guide the reader to making changes in the kitchen.
Among many other lessons and skills, readers will:
Record and review their food intakePractice setting achievable goalsIdentify the benefits and sacrifices of changing eating and physical activity routinesLearn to deal with friends and family members who sabotage lifestyle change effortsLearn to recover from dietary setbacks and indiscretionsDiscover mindful eatingIdentify filling foodsDecrease portionsIdentify and avoid trigger foods and situationsPrepare healthful foodsCreate positive, supportive situationsGradually increase physical activityAvoid hypoglycemia while losing weight
About the Author
, MS, RD, CDE, speaks, writes, and cooks up all things nutrition and diabetes. She has a mission to empower people to take better control of their health. As a certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian, Jill has counseled thousands of individuals wishing to develop healthier habits and live healthier lives. She acts as their nutrition and diabetes expert, their coach, cheerleader, and strategist. Jill understands their everyday struggles and has the solutions to help them be successful.
Jill is well known and respected by her peers. She maintains an active presence on PRESENT Diabetes, has a leadership role in the American Dietetic Association's Diabetes Care and Education (DCE) practice group, and has volunteered and continues to volunteer for both the Weight Management and Nutrition Entrepreneurs practice groups. Currently, Jill is both a theme editor for On the Cutting Edge, the newsletter for the DCE practice group, and their incoming Publications Editor.
Jill is a frequent guest on local radio and television stations and has been quoted for general nutrition and diabetes or weight-loss-specific topics in both web and print, including the textbook, Nutrition Therapy and Pathophysiology (Nelms, Sucher, and Long, 2007 Thomson Brooks/Cole), Real Simple Magazine, Vivmag.com, Today's Dietitian, and the Chicago Tribune. She also counsels individuals for diabetes, obesity, and cholesterol management and teaches at DeVry University.
As the founder of Jill Weisenberger Health Communications, LLC, Jill helps organizations develop and refine their health care communications. For example, she consults for Boar's Head Provisions, where she has developed a recipe program for use in therapeutic hospital diets and on restaurant menus, created educational materials for the general public, and has taught general nutrition and diabetes care to employees. Additionally, she has created recipes for Diabetic Cooking magazine and created recipes for the American Diabetes Association for Boar's Head Provisions. Jill has acted as a local spokesperson for the Walmart Diabetes Care and Aware program. She developed weight loss materials for Target Clinics and has consulted to the United States Coast Guard and to several public relations firms.