What inspired you to write your book?
I wanted to share my knowledge to help others.
About your Book:
More than 23 million adult Americans have diabetes. More than two-thirds of American adults with type 2 diabetes are significantly overweight or obese. The majority of overweight people have tried unsuccessfully to lose weight one or more times, only to regain it within months. They know that losing weight can improve their health; they just need to know how to make it happen and how to keep those pounds off. Diabetes Weight Loss—Week by Week guides people with diabetes through the steps toward lasting weight loss, better health, and possibly improved blood glucose control. With a week-by-week approach and emphasis on incremental changes, readers gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence required for permanent weight loss and lifestyle change. Readers also learn from the triumphs of others by reading their brief stories, and the included recipes show how to bring healthy meals into the house.
Cuisine Style or Food Genre
Diabetes, Weight Loss
Sample Recipe or Food Advice
Perhaps the simplest meal planning strategy at home is the Plate Method, which guides both your choices and your portions. Start with a 9-inch plate. Draw an imaginary line down the middle, and fill half the plate with non-starchy vegetables like broccoli, tomatoes, carrots, zucchini, and green beans. Divide the other half between a small portion of lean meat, such as chicken, fish, or beef, and a small portion of a starchy food, such as pasta, rice, bread, or starchy vegetables like peas. Add a cup of low-fat milk and a small piece of fruit for dessert and your meal is complete. You can use the same principles for breakfast, though you might omit the vegetables. You could also keep the vegetables by having a breakfast pizza or by topping your egg and toast with jarred salsa.
What formats are your books in
How do you see writing a food/cookbook as different from writing other genres of books?
This is the only genre I’ve ever written.
Jill Weisenberger, MS, RD, CDE, has counseled thousands of individuals on developing healthier habits and living healthier lives. She is a frequent guest on radio and TV; has been quoted in “Real Simple”, the Chicago Tribune, and USA Today; and has written for Diabetic Living and Diabetes Monitor. She lives in Yorktown, Virginia.