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How I lost 10 lbs, dropped my A1C from 9 to 6, and look years younger

My weight crept up again, my blood sugars were all over the place, and I knew I was running out of options. Then I discovered a solution that changed everything.

Are you sure you can eat that?”

I looked up from my plate to see my cousin, Karen, looking at me with enough judgment to fill the whole room.

Blood rushed to my face, and I could feel my cheeks flush bright red. 

She knew it was a sensitive topic for me.

Ever since my diagnosis of type 2 diabetes about six months ago, what I’m allowed to eat has really changed.

And even though I knew I needed to start taking better care of myself, I was lost when it came to changes I needed to make. 

I went to a dietitian for help, who gave me a 5-day sample meal plan. 

And the first few months went great.

I was losing weight, my energy level was up, and my numbers were looking pretty good.

But after about 3 months, I was burned out…

Even though the foods in the plan didn’t spike my blood sugar, I didn’t like half of them like quinoa, kale, and brussel sprouts. (Does anyone?)

My meals tasted bland, and I ate the same boring stuff again and again. 

It felt like I just got the same “one-size-fits-all” meal plan she gave everyone.

All I wanted was a list of foods I could and couldn’t eat, and to actually like the foods I ate!

I was trying to do right by my diabetes, but what I was doing completely sucked the joy out of eating…It was almost easier just not to eat.

So I slipped back into my old habits, which meant the weight came back—and more than before, I felt tired all the time, and my blood sugars were all over the place. 

And to make matters worse, my family often offered their “sage advice” for how I should manage my diabetes.

Instead of feeling supported by them, I felt judged and criticized.

I was so lost. I felt confused, overwhelmed, and afraid to eat. 

I felt like a complete failure. I didn’t know what to do. But then everything changed…

A woman in one of the online diabetes support groups recommended Klinio. 

I hadn’t heard of it before, but it’s an app made specifically for people like me with diabetes that tells us exactly what to eat,  without having to give up all the foods we love.

Now I’ll admit, at first I was a bit skeptical because I’d already tried so many weight loss and diabetes apps, but they never worked. 

However, despite my initial reluctance, I knew I was running out of options. So I was willing to give it a try. 

After I completed a short 1-minute quiz, I got a custom meal plan full of foods I liked and no foods I didn’t like (meaning no kale!). 

And it was super easy to plan my meals. 

Every Sunday I selected the recipes I wanted to make for that week, and the app automatically created my grocery list. Talk about a time-saver! 

Plus, every meal used simple, common ingredients—many of which were already in my pantry—and many could be prepared in 15 minutes or less. 

But that wasn’t even the best part. In just the first two weeks of following my custom meal plan, I lost 4 lbs. 

And over the next two weeks, I lost another 6 lbs. I’ll do the math for you: that’s 10 lbs in just one month!

Even my blood sugars were down about 147 points.

Now fast-forward to today, and I’ve been using Klinio for 6 months.

I’m down a full pant size, my A1C dropped from 9 to 6, and my husband says I look 10 years younger and I have so much energy I feel 10 years younger! 

For the first time since my diagnosis, I don’t worry about what I can and can’t eat. 

Instead, I eat the foods I enjoy and even treat myself to a little indulgence every now and then.

And I do it guilt-free.

Now I eat with confidence and the peace of mind that what I eat won’t spike my blood sugars which means I’m going out to dinner with my girlfriends, I’m eating foods I love, and I still look forward to my annual family reunion.

So if you’re tired of the “one-size-fits-all” plans that don’t work and the struggle of trying to figure out what you can and can’t eat, then give Klinio a try.

All you have to do is take a 1-minute quiz and answer a few questions about yourself and your food preferences, and your custom meal plan will be delivered straight to your inbox.

So click the button below to take the quiz and who knows, maybe in 6 months all your friends will be asking what your secret is to look and feel so great.

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Editor’s note:

Lauren’s story inspired us to research the Klinio app further to see if other users have had a similar experience with this tool. Here’s what they had to say:

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