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Type 2 Diabetes Diet: What to Eat to Lose Weight

The Healthy Logo By Juliana LaBianca of The Healthy | Slide 1 of 11: There's a lot of buzz right now about intermittent fasting and the benefits of eating only between a defined period of time. Intermittent fasting might look like eating only between noon and 8:00 p.m., it might involve fasting periods of 24 to 48 hours or longer, or it could be limiting yourself to two meals during a 24-hour period. But does manipulating how often you eat make sense for people with type 2 diabetes who want to try a new diet? Although research is limited, small, short-term studies show it may help some people lose weight. Plus, a study published in 2018 in BMJ suggests intermittent fasting may even help control type 2 diabetes. If you want to give it a try, consider these healthy food ideas and plan from a registered dietitian before attempting longer fasting periods.

A diabetes dieting plan outline

There's a lot of buzz right now about intermittent fasting and the benefits of eating only between a defined period of time. Intermittent fasting might look like eating only between noon and 8:00 p.m., it might involve fasting periods of 24 to 48 hours or longer, or it could be limiting yourself to two meals during a 24-hour period. But does manipulating how often you eat make sense for people with type 2 diabetes who want to try a new diet? Although research is limited, small, short-term studies show it may help some people lose weight. Plus, a study published in 2018 in BMJ suggests intermittent fasting may even help control type 2 diabetes. If you want to give it a try, consider these healthy food ideas and plan from a registered dietitian before attempting longer fasting periods.

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