She Trimmed Her Portions and Lost 24 Pounds in a Month
Kris Sumey and her husband wanted to slim down and found success with the Diabetes DTOUR Diet
Pounds lost: 24
Inches lost: 10
Blood sugar dropped: 17 points
Despite the hundreds of diets we tried over the years, my husband, Randy, and I remained out of control with food. We ate out every night, and our portions were gargantuan. When Randy was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, this was no longer an option. His life depended on learning a new lifestyle regardless of our unhealthy habits. But I didn’t know how I was going to plan a healthy menu while juggling my hectic schedule. I found DTOUR at the perfect time. As I reviewed the program, my brain chanted a mantra of defeat: I can’t do this. I can’t eat these small portions. I don’t have time to cook. But 3 days into the program, the doubts were squashed. I felt lighter, more alert, and healthier. I found that we could eat from the menus provided, could measure our portions, and could shop for healthy food. It was just a matter of doing it! It was a challenge to adapt to smaller portion sizes at first, but I did it. Eventually, I knew that another meal or snack would arrive in just a few hours. The menus are designed in a way that keeps me from being hungry throughout the day. The proof is in the reading on the scale and in the way my clothes fit today—way too loose.
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The biggest change with DTOUR is planning and shopping for new foods. I had numerous food conversions. Before the program, for example, I hated hummus and beans. Now I love them. There’s a new world of enjoyable and satisfying food adventures that we’re exploring. It feels incredible to lose 24 pounds in only a month. This started out to be about helping my husband and his blood sugar. Yet less than 18 months ago, my cholesterol was 320. I worked hard over the past few months, and it crept down to 261. But it was at 203 after 6 weeks on DTOUR—down 58 points. Now, that’s exhilarating. Losing 10 inches off my waist was a miracle. A dress that the zipper wouldn’t budge on last month slides like butter (or should I say trans-free canola margarine). It’s now in the new pile of clothes I call the TBA (to be altered) pile. It’s now possible for me to enjoy the beautiful colors and fabrics that aren’t always available in clothing for a woman my size. In fact, there is a red dress I have my eye on. I will wear this dress soon. When I do, you can be sure there will be a big party and a choir belting out the “Hallelujah Chorus” before my grand entrance!
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