Man cures his diabetes in 11 days with 'starvation diet'
Richard Doughty, a fit 59-year-old, was shocked when a routine health check revealed he had Type 2 diabetes.
“I was stunned,” he said. “I have always been a healthy weight, 5ft 7in and 10st 7lb. I had no family history of diabetes, ate a healthy diet, never smoked and I did not have a sweet tooth.”
Researching on the internet, he found Newcastle University scientists had devised a low-calorie diet said to reverse diabetes in eight weeks. It involved eating 800 calories a day – a man’s recommended intake is 2,500.
This was made up of 600 calories from meal replacement shakes and soups and 200 calories from green vegetables, plus three litres of water a day. The diet was devised by Roy Taylor, professor of medicine and metabolism at Newcastle.
It is based on the fact that Type 2 diabetes is often caused by fat clogging up the liver and pancreas, which are crucial in producing insulin and controlling blood sugar.
Professor Taylor’s studies show that drastic dieting causes the body to go into starvation mode and burn fat stores for energy – and the fat around the organs seems to be targeted first.
This leads to the liver and pancreas becoming unclogged and insulin and blood sugar levels returning to normal.
The Diet now Known as The Newcatle diet
IMPORTANT; Use Only Under Medical Supervision;
See your Nurse/Physician before starting this diet as it may not be healthy for people with certain medical conditions.