“The View’s” Sherri Shepherd was 197 pounds when she first took her seat on the stage as a co-host on the popular ABC talk show. Today, she’s 40 pounds slimmer and has penned a new book titled Plan D, outlining how she changed her lifestyle and how you can too. Subtitled, How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes (Even If You Don’t Have It), Sherri’s new book is a tribute to her mother, who died at age 41 from complications of diabetes, and her son Jeffery, whom she daydreamed was looking for heaven because that’s where his mommy was.

In Plan D, Sherri, who suffers with diabetes, outlines a three-set plan for achieving a healthier lifestyle. It reads:

Eat a low-glycemic diet
Make exercise a party of dail life
Remake your relationship with food

“I was a fried food person … If I wanted to live for my son, so he doesn’t have to place a red rose in a chair {in memory of me].