Can I use Nutrisystem D if I just have high blood sugars or pre-diabetes?
Yes. Nutrisystem® D® is a low-fat, reduced-calorie, weight loss plan that incorporates the glycemic index along with appropriate carbohydrate intake and portion control which can help you lose weight. Although the diabetes meal plan was designed specifically for people with type 2 diabetes, losing weight may improve high blood sugars and reduce your risk for developing type 2 diabetes, too.
The National Institutes of Health make the following recommendations for people with pre-diabetes:
Lifestyle modification with a low-fat, reduced-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity should be discussed with all people who have pre-diabetes.
Realistic yet clinically meaningful weight loss goals call for a 5 to 7 percent reduction in initial weight (10 to14 pounds (4.5 to 6.3 kg) for a 200-pound (90.6 kg) person).
An integral part of a healthy, sustained weight loss program is the subtraction of calories each day from the diet. For most people, weight loss diets should supply at least 1,000 to 1,200 kcal/day for women and 1,200 to 1,600 kcal/day for men.
Portion control is essential for weight loss.