Is Weight Watchers a good program for prediabetes?
If you have prediabetes, your main goal is to prevent the development of diabetes. Research has shown that losing weight by following a reduced-calorie diet and increasing the amount of physical activity you do can help prevent or delay diabetes. Losing weight can also help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, lowering your risk for heart disease, and other chronic health problems.
Weight Watchers is weight loss program that will teach you to reduce and control portion sizes (i.e. control calories) by using a point system. There are many different strategies and programs that you can use to lose weight, and no one plan will work for everyone.
Some people find success with structured diets like Weight Watchers. Others may find success by using meal replacements like a shake or bar for one or several meals each day. For some, simply switching to diet soda and cutting back on their sweet intake may work. As we mentioned earlier, physical activity is also important for losing and maintaining weight.
When it comes to weight loss, you don’t have to lose it all at once. Slow, gradual weight loss (1/2-2 pounds per week) by making permanent lifestyle changes is safer and more effective than quickly dropping extra pounds through a restrictive diet.
Still, making lasting lifestyle changes can be challenging, and going back to old habits after losing weight will make the pounds return. It sounds like Weight Watchers is working for you if you are steadily losing weight and it is keeping you focused. Keep it up – continue to make healthy food choices, control portion sizes, and make time for physical activity each day!
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