Is It Possible To Lose 10kg In One Month If At High Risk For Diabetes?

Is it possible to lose 10kg in one month if a person is at high risk for diabetes?

A quick answer to the question is YES. It IS possible but not recommended without the proper medical supervision and nutritional support. 5-7kg (at most) is much safer and if you do it right, it can be very lasting weight loss. To do it right, you are going to have to change your lifestyle. Cutting refined sugars is important. Carbonated sugary beverages, too many fruit juices, white bread white pasta, white potatoes, and corn. These foods convert very quickly in the blood stream and will elevate your blood sugar.

There is one thing that I like to mention that makes me differ from quite a few people in one area, however. DO NOT CUT OUT CARBS! First of all, any time you go on diets that cut out food groups, you are most often cutting out nutrients that are important to the body’s functionality. Whole grains, for instance, contain B vitamins that are extremely important for proper cell function and repair. Also, the fiber will add to a full feeling and slow digestion.

Second, and most importantly, carbohydrates are the body’s preferred source of energy. People often get headaches when they cut carbs. The body is trying to tell them something. The brain needs carbs to function. The benefits of complex carbohydrates cannot all be gotten from eating leafy green veggies. And the worst part is this. The human body knows what it needs. If you do not eat enough carbs, your body... instead of burning fat, will use the protein in your muscles and internal organs as food. This occurs through a process called gluconeogenesis:


The synthesis of glucose from noncarbohydrate sources, such as amino acids and glycerol. It occurs primarily in the liver and kidneys whenever the supply of carbohydrates is insufficient to meet the body’s energy needs. Gluconeogenesis is stimulated by cortisol and other glucocorticoids and by the thyroid hormone thyroxine. Formerly called glyconeogenesis.

Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

Lastly, if you don’t do it the right way, you will lose muscle. Body fat percentage is the amount of fat on your body compared to lean mass, which includes your organs, bones, water and muscle. Of those things, there are two things that you can do to affect your overall body composition.

1. Lose the fat, and

2. Build muscle.

I hope this helps. I never want anyone to take any of my advice over what your doctor may say. There are also plenty of other folks that you can get some great advice from on the DietBoard.

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So... what do you think? Please leave me a comment.


  • Vale: What are a few carbs that you would recommend a person to eat, and how much?
  • jade: I think it all has to do with acquiring new life habits. I think there are 3 important rules to follow: 1- Eat less than you were used to.
    2- Do not eat processed food. In this I include white sugar and flour, snacks and sweets and ready made meals. All contain far more sugar and fats than you’d like to consume.
    3- Start moving. Exercise or walk or run or swim or find a sport you like. Anything that helps you move and sweat a little.
  • Vale: Those are three good tips!
  • Estie: Great advice CoachScott. Sometimes slower is better to win the race! (who said that?!) And to stay healthy. Best if we don’t make food the enemy by trying too stringently for effects. Re-train your body - it’s the best ‘machine’ you’ll ever get to tune up, imho. Best, Estie

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