Many may have seen news headlines about ‘soup and shake diets’ and ‘low calorie diets,’ to treat obesity and put Type 2 diabetes into remission. The NHS hopes to sign up 5000 overweight and obese diabetics to the pilot programme, being offered by the NHS from 1st September 2020. They will consume 800kcals a day in an effort to lose weight and restore their health. This pilot programme is being offered because of the results of the DiRECT study in 2018, which used products that we provided and was based upon the type of one-to-one support we offer. The news is glowingly positive about low-calorie diets and their remarkable effects on obesity and Type 2 diabetes remission.
We are very proud that, outside of surgery, the most beneficial thing for overweight and obese diabetic and prediabetic people is proven to be total diet replacement products such as the ones we make, along with one-to-one support.
The positive results of low-calorie diets just keep coming. In 2018, in the PREVIEW study, one third of the subjects reversed their pre-diabetes. This was about the same time that the results of the DiRECT study came out (which prompted the NHS diabetes pilot) where almost half of the people reversed their Type 2 diabetes.
A few months ago, the results of DiRECT were confirmed with even better results from a new study, the Middle East Africa T2DM (Diabetes) Remission Study (DIADEM-1). In this study, in an African and Arabian population, 61% of subjects reversed their Type 2 diabetes! Also, each of these people achieved an average of over one and a half stone of weight loss, results which we’ve seen reflected in dozens of studies over the years.
Another study, in which GPs referred patients to The 1:1 Diet Consultants, was DROPLET in 2018. This University of Oxford study had an average weight loss of 10.7 kilograms (1 stone 10 lbs) - about 3 ½ times more than the group who got usual NHS obesity care. The most impressive thing about this study was that 62% of subjects liked it so much that they continued to use The 1:1 Diet, at their own expense, after the trial ended.
We’ve put our products and one-to-one support to the test, and the results speak for themselves. Tens of thousands of dieters have achieved incredible results using our Plan, and now the NHS is also officially endorsing the health benefits of a low-calorie diet. We can be confident that The 1:1 Diet delivers safe, effective weight loss, delicious products and can also support in improving dieters’ health.