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Here is a question I recently received from FOODPICKER.org

My doctor has diagnosed me with diabetes and has told me to lose weight.  I have heard about high protein diets, low fat/high carb diets, and many others.  I want a sound diet instead of a fad.  What type of diet is best given my situation?

Answer:  It’s great that you are looking for a sound diet rather than a fad diet. Fad diets, or any other type of diet that promises quick or guaranteed results, are usually nutritionally unbalanced and unrealistic to maintain long term.  Rather than following one of these fad diets, make changes to your current diet to incorporate a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, low fat dairy products and healthier fats.  Including these items in your diet will allow you to maintain the diet changes, lose weight at an appropriate rate, and keep the weight off.

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