According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 79 million adults have pre-diabetes, and nearly 26 million Americans have type-2 diabetes. When Sherri Shepherd found out that she had fallen in the latter group, the comedian and co-host of ABC's The View immediately changed her diet and lifestyle, and lost 40 pounds. Now she's has put her life-changing routine in a new book, Plan D: How To Lose Weight And Beat Diabetes (Even If You Dont Have It).
The book provides readers "with guidance on how to benefit from a low-glycemic diet that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, lean protein and healthy fats. You'll learn how to incorporate - and enjoy - exercise into your life, and how to change the way you eat and why you eat."
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Shepherd celebrated the launch of the book with a book singing last night at Bookends Bookstore in Ridgewood, New Jersey, alongside Olympic gold medalist and fellow author, Gabby Douglas.
"Diabetes could have killed me. Instead, it saved my life." says Shepherd.
The book also includes Included are sample menus, exercise plans, and "information on building a support network."
Shepherd's Plan D: How To Lose Weight And Beat Diabetes (Even If You Dont Have It). is available on barnesandnoble.com.