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diabetes and weight loss nhs trials

The NHS has been doing trials of diet for weight and diabetes england.nhs.uk/2018/11/very... and its proving very succesful with peeps loosing large amounts of weight and having diabetes go into remission. It hasn't been fully rolled out yet, but reading what the diet is. i've tried it and it's working, but very extreme and not for everyone's needs monitoring. Also trialed something called: endobarrier therapy which was done at Southampton hospital uhs.nhs.uk/ClinicalResearch... sos for long links but found it interesting read there again its not been rolled out but are getting good results a lot to it than the diet but not invasive. Hope this may be of interest to some.

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Hi, I've posted your links as you cut and paste them from your original post and that doesn't work.

Jerry. 👍




Are you keeping to 800 kcal per day pauluk60?

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i am maybe less not really counting and i liquidize a lot of meals as i have gastroparisis (food slow to pass stomach) but its still slow loosing got to be watchful at this low intake but i am bad with knees/legs so not a lot of vigorous exercise cut back a lot last week and carrying on till friday s weigh in feels as though its working

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If you think about it, if you are overweight its like a layer of fat around you organs or a blanket over your car engine. Its going to get HOT ? Good luck paulUK60


What I was going to relate is that calling it the NHS very-low calorie diet is masking that it is a low carbohydrate diet. The RNI for protein is 56g per day for a man. That's 224 kcal. So even if the rest of the kcals (576 kcal) came from pure carbohydrate, it would be a maximum of 144 g, and the lack of fat would be severely imbalanced so at least some EFAs would be needed, which necessitates an even bigger reduction in carbohydrate.

The diet can only be followed for a limited few weeks. Not only is it not sustainable, but the metabolism will start to slow, to adjust to the low intake.


hi all i can say is that the nhs have trialed it and run for at least 3 months even longer and it worked if you go to jerrys post hes put my links in mine not working scroll up to it


Yes, 3 months = 12-13 weeks, similar to the NHS Weight Loss diet.

Having maintenance breaks, where you increase intake to maintain at a new weight, will enable effectiveness for longer.

As important is that the people are educated how to maintain when they come off the diet. They can't go back to eating how they did originally of course, or they will regain their diabetes.

The ICS-NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme will attest that the important thing is to limit the glycaemic load.

PHE will focus on limiting saturated fat, even though as a nation we only eat 1% above recommendations.

You decide.


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