Whatever your reason for wanting to lose weight – whether it’s because you are a new mom, preparing to undergo surgery, or simply a person on a personal weight loss journey to better health and vitality, losing those extra pounds is a worthwhile personal goal.
Type 2 Diabetes and Weight Loss
However, if you have been diagnosed as prediabetic or with type 2 diabetes, it is especially important to “watch your weight.” That’s because being overweight or obese increases your risk for complications. If that is your case, losing just a few pounds and lowering your blood sugar can help you control your diabetes and reduce your risk for other health problems. You can also boost your energy and feel better overall.
But it’s not easy or healthy if you simply diet and exercise on your own. You need to work closely with a medically trained weight loss counselor, like those at Wellness Weight Loss Center in Columbia, Maryland, because your blood sugar, insulin, and medications require special attention while you’re losing weight.
Health Benefits of Losing Weight
- Lower blood pressure
- Lower blood sugar
- Improved cholesterol levels
- Reduced stress on your hips, knees, ankles, and feet
- More energy
- Better mood
Achieving the Right Balance Between Diabetes Control and Weight Loss
At Wellness Weight Loss Center, our doctor and team of counselors have the skills and training to design and coordinate the right diabetic weight loss program for your individual needs. We know how to avoid high or low blood sugar levels while you change your eating habits.
For example, it is generally safe for a diabetic to cut 500 calories a day from their diet. However, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 45%-55% of calories for adults should come from carbohydrates, which have the largest effect on blood sugar. Carbs that have fiber, such as whole-grain bread and vegetables, are less likely to spike blood sugar than sugary or starchy carbs. That, along with the right type and amount of exercise, can have a beneficial effect on your blood sugar while helping you lose weight.
Only an individualized, physician-approved, dietician-designed program can provide the right, safe balance between diabetes control and weight loss with proven results – and that is what Wellness Weight Loss Center offers.
Weight Loss for Diabetes Programs in Columbia, MD
To learn more about our special Weight Loss for Diabetes program, contact Wellness Weight Loss Center today at (410) 312-9355 to schedule a free consultation or use our convenient online request form.
Individual weight loss results may vary, and are not typical.
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