Those at risk for diabetes are highly recommended to make adjustments in their lifestyles. Drinking more water, stressing less, getting enough sleep every night and exercising regularly are among the many ways you can reduce your chance of developing diabetes. The most important adjustment you can make, however, is switching to a healthier diet. Because being overweight or obese is a huge risk factor for developing diabetes, finding the right food regimen that helps you lose excess body fat is key to reducing your chances.
But what kind of diet is most effective for weight loss for those on the verge of diabetes? Recent research published in The Journal of Nutrition found that a high-carbohydrate, high-fiber and low-fat diet could be your ticket to wellness.
A group of researchers led by Allison C. Sylvetsky at the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at George Washington University created "The Diabetes Prevention Program" to identify which specific dietary factors could play a key role in weight loss among those living with diabetes. The program consisted of 3,234 participants with an average age of 50, and 67 percent were women. Each individual's diet was assessed after answering the food frequency questionnaire. The researchers used this data to compare the difference in carbohydrate, protein, fats and other food group intakes to increased or lost body weight.
After assessing the information, the researchers found that the initial weight of individuals with diabetes was not influenced by consuming carbohydrates, and dietary fiber had no negative impact on them either. Individuals who consumed fats saw an increase in baseline weight.
In those who lost weight after a year, the researchers found a correlation between an increase in carbohydrates that are high in dietary fiber, and a decrease in consuming total saturated fats.
The researchers concluded that those who followed a high-carbohydrate, high-fiber and low-fat diet experienced the most weight loss. This data leads the researchers to believe that this specific diet would be especially beneficial for those on the verge of developing diabetes who need help losing weight.
Trust in the Hallelujah Diet
One of the key elements out of the study to recognize is the association between increased carbohydrate intake and fiber. The results show that consuming more carbohydrates that are high in dietary fiber – not just any plain old carbohydrates – is key to weight loss and diabetes prevention. That means you should concentrate on eating more high-fiber vegetables and plant-based options, such as peas, lentils, beans, artichokes, broccoli and Brussels sprouts. For more tips on maintaining healthy blood sugar levels on the Hallelujah Diet, check out "The Hallelujah Diet Refined: Maintaining Healthy Blood Sugar" by our very own Olin Idol.
The Hallelujah Diet has all of the elements you need to lose weight successfully and get your life back on track. Consuming an abundance of primarily raw, plant-based foods that are rich in vitamins and nutrients will give your body the fuel it needs to thrive and ward away illness and disease that can debilitate you later in life.
Our plant-based lifestyle focuses on eating only the raw, natural sustenance from the earth supplied by God. From the beginning, He had the intention to supply us with only this natural food for fuel, and it's our job to respect and trust in His guidance to live our lives to the fullest. By following the Hallelujah Diet, you can boost your immune system, lose weight, look and feel your best and reduce your risk for developing diseases like diabetes.
Just take a look at all of the success stories from our followers who stopped diabetes right in its tracks after following our plant-based way of living!