Sherri Shepherd is most famous for being a comedienne and actress. She suffered from “pre-diabetes” for many years and eventually developed Type 2 Diabetes in 2007. This prompted her to make some drastic changes to her lifestyle and diet, and she is managing to control her diabetes much better now.
Important note: Type 2 Diabetes is a degenerative disease, meaning that it will get worse with time. There is no medical cure for it although medicine does help to manage the condition. Long-term health problems such as heart disease and kidney failure are common in patients with diabetes.
Sherri Shepherd recently talked about her new book with Dr. Oz on his show. Dr. Oz specializes in bring new diet tips to the masses – although he does not have a perfect track record with the products he discusses. He did once promote the HCG Diet, which is little more than a very low calorie diet (500 Calories a day) and has mostly been declared a fad diet with little real scientific backing.
What is the Plan D Diet?
The Plan D diet is a simple weight loss program which is basically a low GI diet plan which helps you to manage your blood glucose levels and also prescribes more exercise.
The “D” in the plan stands for Diabetes. Sherri was showing signs of “pre-diabetes” for many years and her doctor advised her to lose weight and get fit. However, she ignored her doctor’s advice, and unfortunately eventually developed type 2 diabetes.
She has a family history of diabetes – it was the cause of her mothers death. The realization that she was heading down the same road as her mother, and the possibility that she could leave her son alone, prompted her to make some positive changes to her life.
She started to follow her doctor’s advice and started a healthier diet with low GI carbohydrates, lean proteins and healthy fats. And she started getting active too with regular workouts to help build healthy, fat burning muscle and improve her cardiovascular fitness (2/3 of people with diabetes will die of heart disease or stroke).
40 Pounds Weight Loss
Sherri Shepherd lost 40 pounds while following her new plan. The Plan D diet is designed to help you to lose weight safely and introduces you to exercise in a fun and new way.
Plan D is flexible, sensible, and straight-forward, and it works wherever you are on the spectrum—whether you’re struggling to lose weight, are in the danger zone of prediabetes and looking to turn things around, or have already been diagnosed with diabetes.
Plan D is a good plan to follow. It is not ground-breaking in any way – but that is what makes it good. It does not pretend to be a miracle cure and it will not tell you that the path to weight loss and fitness is easy – it is not. You have to work for it.
The book can be purchased from Amazon: Plan D: How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes (Even If You Don’t Have It).