If You Have Diabetes and Are Struggling to Lose Weight, Consider Therapeutic Nutrition

Diabetes is a disease of your metabolism, and what you eat matters. Healthy food choices are important to managing your diabetes and preventing complications. But understanding exactly what changes you should make and whether you’re choosing the right foods for your particular case is challenging.

At Marin Weight Loss & Wellness, our therapeutic nutrition program can help you. If you’re at risk of developing diabetes, our team can work with you to prevent the disease through good nutrition practices. If you have existing diabetes, customized nutrition plans can prevent (or at least slow) the development of complications, such as heart disease, nerve damage, and kidney issues.

Marin Weight Loss knows that food, in its natural form, offers the ability to help you reach and maintain vibrant health – even if you do have diabetes. Read on to learn how Therapeutic Nutrition guidance can help you.

What is therapeutic nutrition?

Therapeutic Nutrition involves customizing your eating plan based on your lifestyle, current eating habits, health needs and wellness goals. We meet you where you are now and educate you on how to make smart changes so you get the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients you need to stay healthy.

Of course your plan is individualized to you, but at Marin Weight Loss, we encourage all our patients to avoid processed foods and non-nutritious foods, such as alcohol, sugary treats, and white bread. Instead, aim for whole, unprocessed foods, such as fresh produce, beans and legumes, raw nuts and seeds, whole grains, and free-range/grass-fed animal products

Goals of therapeutic nutrition for those with diabetes

First and foremost, we seek to prevent your condition from worsening. If you have prediabetes, we want to prevent the development of the full-blown disease. If you have existing diabetes, we want you to at least maintain your current state of health and not decline further. Better yet, we seek to improve your glucose control, weight, and symptoms.

Other goals that therapeutic nutrition can help you achieve include:

Many experts give you a one-size-fits-all diet plan if you have diabetes. They may also make blanket recommendations, such as “eat healthy carbohydrates” or “aim for healthy fats.” At Marin Weight Loss, we help you understand what these recommendations mean and how they translate to your dinner plate.

We take into account your medical history, current eating habits, food preferences, and other health problems you’re experiencing right now to create a diet plan that works. We do regular evaluations and alterations to meet changes in your lifestyle, health, and schedule.

A healthy eating plan does you no good if you’re not willing or able to follow it. Plus, no one person reacts to foods in the same way. You may have special intolerances or be on medications that alter the way you eat. That’s OK – the experts at Marin Weight Loss are here to help.

You can achieve healthier blood glucose levels by making healthy food choices. Call Marin Weight Loss or book an appointment online to start on the road to a healthy diet that’s right for your diabetes. Don’t struggle, seek our assistance today.

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