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2 Day Diabetes Diet Book Review

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Disclosure: I received a free copy for this review. However, all opinions are my own.

Diabetes is a word you never want to hear. The diagnoses can become a death sentence, but if you eat healthy, you can control your life and turn things around. I know, because my husband was diagnosed with Type II diabetes over a year ago. It was a struggle for us to learn how to manage this life-changing disease. It wasn't until I received the  2 Day Diabetes Diet written by ERIN PALINSKI-WADERD, CDE that we were able to look at other options.

This wonderful life-changing book is filled with great information. When my husband began  using the book, of course I was skeptical, but after he went through the 2 days we could see a difference.  2 Day Diabetes Diet may not work for everyone, but it did for my husband and even I tried it!

More about the book:

Diet Just Two Days a Week and Dodge Type 2 Diabetes

2 Day Diabetes Diet Makes It Easy to Prevent, Treat or Even Reverse Type 2 Diabetes With a Simple, Healthy and Flexible Plan

A diabetes diagnosis can be overwhelming and frightening, and even many of those who have lived with diabetes for years often struggle with the question of what they can eat. That’s why Reader's Digest partnered with registered dietitian and diabetes expert Erin Palinski-Wade to distill the latest science and create the Day Diabetes Dietan easy-to-use, flexible and simple-to-follow plan that allows people with diabetes to have their cake – and other carbs – and still keep blood sugar under control.

Reams of research prove that losing even just a few pounds is an effective way to control blood sugar or reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in the first place. But losing weight may be more difficult for those with Type 2 diabetes and the reason isn’t just a lack of willpower. Too often, diet plans don’t work for those with diabetes because the metabolism changes associated with blood sugar problems may increase appetite, slow down fat burning and encourage fat storage.

However, scientists in the UK recently found that people who restricted carbohydrate and calorie intake just two days a week lost more weight and lowered their insulin levels more than people who cut calories seven days a week. Based on that research, 2 Day Diabetes Diet offers a plan that took those stunning results and translated them into a diet that would allow everyday people to put this into practice.

2 Day Diabetes Diet is based on the scientific research and findings that show how intermittent fasting has helped dieters lose twice as much fat and significantly lower inflammation and insulin resistance,” said Palinski-Wade. “It is a safe, effective and flexible plan designed for those who struggle with – or who are at risk for – Type 2 Diabetes, helping them drop weight, stabilize blood sugar levels and get healthy.”

2 Day Diabetes Diet makes it simple and offers flexibility – there are no forbidden foods, no carb counting and you can even dine out. You just need to regulate what you eat for any two days a week – and research suggests you will see the pounds drop off, your blood sugar levels stabilize and your waist shrink.

The plan drills down to just two days a week of following the low-carb “Power Burn” program, consuming approximately 600 calories of selected foods and meals, which you can mix and match, depending on your preference. What does that look like on your plate? How about:

  • A two-egg omelet with onions and peppers plus yogurt for breakfast; a hearty bowl of carrot soup plus fresh fruit for lunch; meatloaf and broccoli for dinner with low-fat milk; and a cup of sweet grapes for a snack?

  • Or Canadian bacon and spinach for breakfast with a cup of milk; vegetable soup and half a banana topped with peanut butter for lunch; grilled chicken and zucchini over pasta for dinner; and an orange with a cup of low-fat milk for a snack?

With real delicious food filling your tummy, you won’t believe it all adds up to only about 600 calories.

For the rest of the week, follow a delicious 1,500-calorie-a-day Mediterranean-style eating plan called “Nourishment” days.During these “Nourishment” days, you can enjoy a bounty of brightly colored fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, and even a few treats, like:

  • whole grain pancake with margarine, a peach and a cup of fat-free milk for breakfast; a whole grain tortilla with mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, mushrooms and onions for lunch; Asian steamed fish with vegetable sticks, brown rice noodles and vegetables for dinner; and a mango smoothie for snack.

2 Day Diabetes Diet also includes:

·         Detailed Guide: A guide to help you follow the 2 Day Diabetes Diet, including three levels to make this diet flexible, inclusive and personalized to your tastes and lifestyle.

·         Step-by-Step Meal Plans: A two-week, day-by-day, detailed meal plan that lays out sample “Power Burn” and “Nourishment” days, with information about the real and slimming foods to help balance blood sugar and hunger satisfaction. It includes more than 60 meal options, including on-the-go restaurant and frozen food tips, so you can customize the menus to your taste and lifestyle.

·         Delicious Recipes: Almost 70 diabetes-friendly recipes for breakfasts, soups, salads, entrees, sides, snacks and desserts.

·         Meals to Eat Anywhere: More than 150 meal options, including on-the-go restaurant and frozen-food tips.

·         Optional Exercise Plan: An easy-to-follow walking and strength training plan that includes exercises to reduce insulin resistance, melt belly fat and get you to your goal weight faster. The book also includes stress-reducing exercises to help ward off cravings and reduce hunger.

·         Real Stories: Success stories from the men and women who tried the plan and saw amazing results.

·         Keeping it Off: Secrets to find lasting success on the diet.

Most people find they can do anything for just two days a week. 2 Day Diabetes Diet is a plan they can stick with for life.

ERIN PALINSKI-WADERD, CDE, is the founder of Vernon Nutrition Center, where she counsels individuals in the areas of weight management, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and general wellness. A registered dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, Erin is also a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise. Erin lives in New Jersey where she has a private practice in Ramsey and Franklin, New Jersey. In addition, she contributes her nutrition expertise to a variety of national and regional media including CBS This Morning, CBS News, ABC News, NJ 12 News, Fox NewsThe Daily Connections Talk Show, Prevention Magazine, Consumer Reports, Fitness Magazine, Woman’s Day Magazine, Glamour Magazine, Women's World Magazine, Chicago Tribune, and


  1. My mother had it, the manageable kind of the disease. She'd have to watch her blood sugar levels, and tended to tailor recipes along those lines.

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