have killed me. Instead, it saved my life.”—Sherri Shepherd
The day that actress, comedian, and cohost of The View Sherri Shepherd was diagnosed
with type 2 diabetes (“The Big D”), she didn’t see it coming. Sherri had spent
years battling excess weight, ignoring the warning that she was prediabetic,
avoiding doctors, and denying some very clear signs that a diabetes diagnosis
was imminent. Even watching the disease take her mother’s life at the age of
forty-one didn’t sound the alarm for Sherri.
But with a diagnosis in hand and a child of her own, Sherri
knew she needed to take a cold, hard look at the way she was living. She could either
completely overhaul her life and reevaluate her relationship to food and
exercise, or continue on a path that could leave her son growing up without his
mother. The choice was easy—but putting the choice into action was a little
If you’re one of the 100 million Americans diagnosed with
prediabetes or diabetes each year, or one of the 130 million people who are
overweight and at risk but don’t know where to start, Plan D can provide life-changing results. Here, Sherri Shepherd
breaks down the basics of the science of diabetes, explains how reversing your
insulin resistance (the cause of type 2 diabetes) is the key, and offers
support, humor, and the action plan you need to get results. With this
medically supported plan, Sherri was able to lose forty pounds and keep it off.
Through three key simple but effective strategies centered on diet, exercise, and
taking control of the emotions that lead to poor food choices, Sherri offers
readers a way to lose weight and control diabetes without feeling deprived, or
chained to a strict, lifeless way of living.
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. With the help of her
doctor and a support group of family and close friends, Sherri changed her life—and
with Plan D, you can too.
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