Diet Shopping, continued
Prevention DTOUR Diet
What it offers: Free three-month trial program includes book, DVD, and online program.
How it works: Eat three meals and two snacks a day you prepare. The plan includes recipes and personalized weight and blood sugar trackers.
What they say: DTOUR meal plans require three meals and two snacks per day that will help you lose weight and stabilize your blood sugar. It is based on new research findings that certain nutrients (calcium, vitamin D,omega 3 fats, and fiber) in foods can balance blood sugar and encourage weight loss.
Options: The DTOUR online program works in tandem with the book. Access meal plans and shopping lists as well as nutritional analysis. Get connected with an online support community.
How much you can expect to lose and how fast: Lose up to 25 pounds in 6 weeks.
Cost: $35 for the Prevention DTOUR Diet Book and Fat-Fighting Fitness DVD. After the free online trial period, plan costs $45.50 every three months.
Have you tried DTOUR? Let us know how it was! Send an email to: editorial@dLife.com and type "diet reviews" in the subject line. Or, go to our Food Talk forum and post your thoughts there.
What dLifers are saying:
I have lost 6 lbs. in about 8 days and I'm using about 25% of the insulin I was using. This is an incredible diet plan, and I'm very pleased so far with the results. I hope to be able to reverse my diabetes or at least cut my insulin way down. I have been taking 3 shots of Humalog--15 units at each meal--and 1 shot of Lantus at bedtime. Now I'm taking about 1 shot of Humalog about 7 units a day and have cut my Lantus in half also.
Reviewed by Susan Weiner, RD, MS, CDE, CDN. 05/12
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