If you have type 2 diabetes and are overweight, losing weight will help lower your blood sugar levels. Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating offers calorie- and portion-controlled programs to help you lose weight. The full program includes 21 meals per week (7 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners) that are nutritionally complete and in the right portion sizes to help you lost weight, so you can better manage your diabetes or lower your risk for diabetes. The program eliminates the need for your own personal dietitian or chef, and provides you the nutrition you need, conveniently and deliciously!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, and another 80 million more adults have pre-diabetes. That means that high blood sugar levels threaten the health of more than 40 percent of American adults. As many as 90 percent of cases of type 2 diabetes are the result of unhealthy lifestyle choices, such as choosing unhealthy foods and being overweight or obese. You can easily take charge of your health with SSHE.
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends losing weight to promote better blood sugar control. If your blood sugar levels are normal, weight loss can help prevent you from developing pre-diabetes and eventually diabetes. According to the ADA, if you have pre-diabetes, or slightly high blood sugar levels, losing just 7% of your body weight decreases your chances of developing type 2 diabetes by 58%.
If you have diabetes, losing weight can help you lower your blood sugar levels and prevent complications, such as heart disease, kidney disease, and blindness. Weight loss supports insulin sensitivity (reduces insulin resistance) and can help your diabetes medications work more effectively. Losing weight can also lower high cholesterol and triglycerides, as well as high blood pressure. These are important health measures for individuals with diabetes.
Since losing weight requires balancing calorie intake and burning calories, our menus are calorie and portion controlled. It is recommended to incorporate moderate physical activity along with a calorie-controlled diet, such as SSHE.
SSHE meals are high in filling nutrients, such as protein and dietary fiber, to help prevent hunger. In addition, our meals are low-fat, in compliance with experts' recommendations for healthy and lasting weight control. Steady weight loss can aid in your efforts to control diabetes.
Additionally, our meals assist in blood sugar control. Our menus follow national guidelines for healthy diets that are low in saturated and trans fat. Meals that are low in these unhealthy types of fats contribute to lowering chronic inflammation in your body, resulting in reduced insulin resistance and a better chance of controlling or preventing diabetes. The lean protein and dietary fiber in our fresh meals help stabilize blood sugar levels and prevent unhealthy blood sugar spikes.
Losing weight can be much easier with SSHE. Our program includes 21 meals delivered to your home or work each week. You can also receive freshly prepared, not frozen or freeze-dried, meals from your local SSHE store or our National Home Delivery . The program includes a 5-week menu rotation with more than 100 possible meals in both our traditional and vegetarian menus to prevent redundancy and provides a range of fresh foods and essential nutrients. You can lose weight more easily when you have convenient, appetizing meals available instead of doing your own meal planning, grocery shopping and cooking.
If you are ready to lose weight and take charge of your diabetes and blood sugar with Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating, click on the “Order Now” button today!
For more information, or if you have medical-related concerns, please call Paula Heaton, BSN, RN at 817-689-0265.