With many, many people developing adult-onset diabetes in today’s world, it is becoming more and more important to protect yourself against this life-changing condition…

Diabetes is not a nice thing to live with, and if you can avoid it you definitely should.

According to studies, being overweight or clinically obese can increase your chances of developing type 2 diabetes. In this disease, the body makes enough insulin but the cells in the body have become resistant to insulin.

Here are four diets to try if you either have type 2 diabetes, or want to avoid developing it in the future.

They will help you get your weight down and your health stable with minimum effort and maximum enjoyment of food. Choose the one that looks like one you could incorporate into your current lifestyle with the least amount of upheaval.

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Diets should become part of your everyday living – not something that you put your life on hold for. If you live an extremely unhealthy and unproductive lifestyle however, you will obviously want to aim towards a more healthy and stable foundation for your new diet plan.

Diets and lifestyle go hand-in-hand. If you have a busy lifestyle, with little time to pre-package meals, and only a few breaks, then choose a diet that fits into this.

If you have a fairly sedate lifestyle, but one that is highly stressful, then choose a diet that fits into this. And also find a healthy outlet for your stress.

Here are four potential diets to try:

1.     Low-carb

The low-carb way of eating is exactly what the name says – you try to eat as few carbohydrates as possible. The carbs that are allowed come from vegetables and some fruits.

The carbs to avoid are the ones found in baked goods, deep-fried foods, and other refined and processed junk foods.

Obviously any food with added sugar is a no-no too. So you’ll focus on eating lean meats, eggs, some dairy, vegetables and fruit. Pretty easy, and a great path towards optimum health and blood-sugar control.

Top tip: Take a look at this useful low-carb eating plan from Diabetes UK.

Low Carb Green Thai Chicken Curry recipe

Click page 2 below for more diets to try if you want to avoid diabetes, or control your type 2 diabetes more effectively…

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