Without medication, a new gym membership, or overhauling my diet
“I’m sorry, Lena, but you have prediabetes.”
I looked up from my 3-month old daughter, Zoe, swaddled in my arms.
My doctor’s words caught me completely off guard. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing.
“…and if you don’t start making changes now, it’s likely you’ll be facing a life with type 2 diabetes in the not-so-distant future.”
As I looked back down at my baby girl, tears began to well up in my eyes, and my chest tightened as fear and disappointment washed over me.
Was my doctor sure?
I lost my mom to diabetes at a young age, and she missed out on so many moments in my life because of it.
And now here I am, walking down the same path she did. Because it started with prediabetes for her, too.
As I looked into Zoe’s eyes, so many questions flashed through my mind:
Would I live long enough to take photos of her before her first prom?
Would I be able to see her marry the love of her life?
And would I be just like my mom and miss out on holding my granddaughter for the first time?
What was supposed to be the most joyful time with my baby girl became my greatest nightmare
I knew my risk for diabetes was high. Not only did my mom have diabetes, but several other family members did, too.
Plus, I had gestational diabetes with Zoe, and I also have polycystic ovarian syndrome which increases my risk.
But I never “dreamed” I’d be facing this fate at just 34 years old.
Am I the only young person who has this?
I never thought prediabetes was something I had to worry about, but then I learned that having prediabetes increases your risk of stroke and heart disease…
And nearly half of people with prediabetes go on to develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years, which increases your risk for stroke and heart disease even more… not to mention all the other complications like amputations, kidney disease, and blindness.
But the craziest thing I learned was that 96 million adults in the US have prediabetes (that’s more than the populations of Texas, Florida, and California combined)…
And 80% of them don’t even know they have it!
Which means they can’t do anything about it.
So I guess I should be grateful my doctor is telling me now. But I still couldn’t wrap my head around this diagnosis.
I knew I had a few pounds to lose, but who doesn’t?
And I’m not even that big. Plus, I eat a lot of salads, I don’t eat many desserts, and I walk a couple times per week.
I thought I was doing everything right.
But when my doctor gave me the news, I just felt defeated and frustrated. Like what I’d been doing didn’t even matter.
It felt like everything—all the things I wanted to teach Zoe, and experiences I wanted to share with her—was slipping away. So at that moment…
I swore I would do everything in my power to be there for her—in all the ways my mom couldn’t be there for me
But I felt so overwhelmed, and I had no idea where to turn.
I was too embarrassed to ask my family for help after what happened to my mom. I should’ve learned from her experience how to take better care of myself.
And while my husband was supportive, he didn’t think he could give up potatoes, rice, and pasta.
When I asked my doctor for help, the only advice I got was to lower my carb intake, cut out sugar, and exercise more.
But that left me with so many questions like, how many carbs should I be eating?
What’s classified as “low carb”?
And fruit has sugar, am I not supposed to eat fruit anymore? I thought fruit was good for you!
It felt very “one-size-fits-all.”
So I did my own research and decided to focus on food first. And as it turns out, one plan doesn’t work for everyone.
Everything I read seemed to contradict something I’d read before.
For example, one article said carbs are bad while another one said they’re the solution to stable blood sugars.
So I had to do my best to create a meal plan from what I thought was healthy.
I cut out all the sweets and sugary drinks. I ate salads for lunch and dinner. And I drank a kale smoothie every morning.
After about 3 months, I had lost weight and my energy levels went up, which was great.
But I was burned out.
I always felt hungry, I was tired of eating the same bland stuff again and again, and it was so hard to cook two different meals—one for me and one for my husband—every single day.
Not to mention take care of my baby, too.
And that’s when a friend told me about a personalized, done-for-you solution that tells you exactly what to eat
It helped me shrink my waistline, lower my A1C, and kick prediabetes to the curb. And I want to give people like you the chance to feel as great as I do.
Before my friend recommended it to me, I hadn’t heard of it. She told me it’s an app made specifically for people like us with prediabetes.
And it tells us exactly what to eat—without having to give up all the foods we love or go on some stupid crash diet that isn’t sustainable long-term.
The app is called Klinio.
To get started, all I had to do was complete a short, 1-minute quiz. It was so simple!
Now, I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical at first. I’d already tried other diabetes and nutrition apps, but they never worked.
And to make matters worse, I always felt like a failure when I stopped following a plan, even though I stopped it because it was too time-intensive, expensive, or the food was awful. And I didn’t want to go through that again.
But despite my initial reluctance, I knew I was running out of options. So I was willing to give it a try.
And it turned out this one was different
After I completed the quiz, I got a custom meal plan full of foods I like and no foods I don’t like.
And I was shocked—but pleased—to see that I didn’t have to completely overhaul my diet. (My husband was very happy to hear that we could still have pasta!)
There are tons of meals to choose from. And every meal uses simple, common ingredients—a lot of which are already in my pantry—and many can be prepared in 15 minutes or less.
So now it’s super easy to plan my meals.
Every Sunday I select the recipes I want to make for that week and the app automatically creates my grocery list. Talk about a time-saver!
And no more cooking two different meals for me and my husband. He actually looks forward to eating the meals I make.
But that’s not even the best part.
After following my custom meal plan for 3 months, I lost 20 lbs—practically all of my baby weight!
When I saw my doctor again, I found out my fasting blood sugar had gone from 115 to 101, and my A1C dropped from 6.2% to 5.5%.
She couldn’t believe my transformation! She wanted to know my secret.
I’m so grateful my friend introduced me to Klinio, and that’s why I’m telling as many people about it as I can.
Because unlike other solutions out there, Klinio provides a special meal plan that is tailored to you, and only you.
And it only takes a minute to get started.
Now when I’m out for a walk pushing Zoe in the stroller, I’m full of pride and confidence in the future I’ll have with her because I decided to take charge of my life and my health.
Prediabetes is in my rearview mirror, and the fear I once had about developing type 2 diabetes has vanished.
I know how alone it can feel when we get prediabetes at a younger age. That’s why I wanted to share my story—so you can feel seen and encouraged.
Because now I know there are thousands of us.
But prediabetes doesn’t have to be our fate.
So if you’re tired of the “one-size-fits-all” plans that don’t work, the bland and boring meals, and the struggle of trying to figure out what you can and can’t eat, then give Klinio a try.
To get started, all you have to do is take a short, one-minute quiz to answer a few questions about yourself and your food preferences.
As soon as you do, your custom meal plan will be delivered straight to your inbox.
So click the button below now to take the quiz.
And who knows, maybe in a few months your doctor will be asking YOU what your secret is to looking and feeling so great!
To get started, simply complete a 1-Minute quiz by selecting your goal:
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