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A body of scientific evidence suggests that even a modest amount of weight loss – 5-7 per cent of your starting body weight – can help people with pre-diabetes prevent or delay progression to type 2 diabetes.

This amount of weight loss has also been shown to help people newly diagnosed with type 2 slow the progression of the disease through control of glucose (blood sugar), lipids (cholesterol), and blood pressure. And the longer you can sustain the weight loss, the better. One key to long-term success is to go about losing weight in a healthy way.

Start with Breakfast

One surefire way to ruin your weight-loss efforts is to skip breakfast. People who eat breakfast regularly tend to have a lower risk of weight gain compared with people who skip breakfast.

In addition, starting your days with

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