An article in Reuter's Health News reports:
Although obesity and lack of physical activity both raise the risk of type 2 diabetes in women, obesity appears to be the more important factor, researchers report in the journal Diabetes Care.
I have to admit I have a problem with my weight. My BMI is around the 30 mark. One thing to remember, those pounds are easier to put on than they are to take off. I can take my grandkids through those Golden Arches, eat a burger and fries, and gain five pounds overnight.
But you can gain weight, even if you eat all the proper foods. How? By indulging in too large portions.
Shereen Jegtvig, About.com Guide to Nutrition, has this to say:
Portions of food are getting bigger and bigger. Candy bars are bigger,serve bigger meals for just a few cents extra and even regular restaurants serve larger portions than needed for a meal. One quick tip for weight control is to watch your portion size.
Fit Express Blog has a great idea. Use small spoons and small bowls for a small waist.