Achieving that ideal weight can seem elusive. But if you focus on the basics, you'll find there's no secret to successful weight loss, says Peiyi Wang, MD, Allina Medical Clinic.
Portion sizes are important for staying a healthy weight. Use this chart to estimate your portions.
When you have diabetes, there are some important reasons to achieve or maintain a healthy weight.
Losing even a small amount of weight can lower your risk of health problems. You can eat a variety of foods and lose weight at the same time.
Being overweight increases your child's risk of having health problems. You can help your child manage his or her weight.
Calculate your weight loss goal
Losing five to 10 percent of your total body weight over a period of six to 12 months may reduce one's chances of developing diabetes.
Source: Allina Patient Education, Prediabetes: Reducing Type 2 Diabetes Risk Through a Lifestyle of Good Nutrition and Activity, first edition, dia-ahc-94403