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Medically Supervised Diet Plan with KeeDiet

Delicious, Nutritious & Satisfying - Drop weight, and work on Reversing Type 2 Diabetes.


It is well-known that obesity can cause illnesses like heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, there aren’t many diets that focus on curing or preventing these illnesses, however since the NewCastle University started their Research in 2011 KeeDiet have followed their results with interest and our clients have provided feedback after using our products to combat their Type 2 Diabetes.  We have heard first hand how this type of plan can reverse Type 2 Diabetes and provide a fresh healthy start and new eating regime.

Our intention is not to rewrite this plan, instead we have structured our Medically Supervised Diet Plan to follow the recommendations carried out in the Study.  Type 2 diabetes can cause some heavy damage if left unchecked, and KeeDiet are here to help!  According to the research, recent TV programmes and Diabetes UK, subjects who went on the Newcastle Diet for 8 weeks no longer showed any trace of having diabetes. What’s even better, after their check-in after the study, they remained free of diabetes for three months after returning to normal eating

Click the image below to link to YouTube website for information on NewCastle Diet

Link: Public Information Document on Research Diabetes Reversal




The raised blood glucose levels in Type 2 diabetes are due to a combination of a reduced amount of insulin secreted from the pancreas gland and the insulin not working properly to control glucose particularly at the level of the liver. Glucose is stored in the liver and we use glucose stored in the liver when we are not eating.  In Type 2 diabetes too much glucose is released from the liver when we are not eating because it is not sensitive to insulin.

In 2011 a research group at the University of Newcastle, led by Professor Roy Taylor, invited 11 people with Type 2 diabetes with a body mass index (weight corrected for height - the normal is under 25 kg/m2) of 33 kg/m2 and placed them on a severely restricted energy intake for 8 weeks. Their fasting blood glucose level fell from 9 to 6 mmol/l within a week. The blood glucose levels remained normal throughout the study.

Over the course of 8 weeks their weight dropped from 101 to 88 kg which meant that their body mass index went down from 33 to 29 kg/m2. Measurements of fat within the liver and the pancreas gland showed that the weight loss was associated with a reduced amount of fat in the liver and the pancreas. The amount of insulin coming out of the pancreas increased and the action of insulin on the liver was improved with the substantial weight loss. This experiment was designed to prove that the high glucose levels in Type 2 diabetes are a result of too much fat in the liver and in the pancreas gland. It proved that with a substantial loss of weight (more than 10 kg), glucose levels in diabetes are lowered and a number of people will be cured of their Type 2 diabetes.



Since the publication of the research paper a number of people from around the world have adopted similar calorie restrictions and they too have lost substantial amounts of weight and their glucoselevels have similarly improved.  It may be that you would like to attempt significant weight loss in a short space of time using this form of calorie reduction.  The diet in the experiment used a liquid diet formula (Optifast), containing carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals and trace elements.  The liquid diet used is very similar to the KeeDiet MRP/VLCD MealPacks and needs to provide 600 calories per day.  This is supplemented by 3 portions of non-starchy vegetables a day, which brings the total calorie intake to 800 daily calories.  It is also extremely important to drink lots of calorie-free fluids each day and we recommend 2-3 litres of still or sparkling water.

Substantial weight loss provides some people with Type 2 Diabetes a way of normalising their glucose levels.  The short-term severe calorie restriction using the liquid diet formula supplemented with non-starchy vegetables, and a high fluid intake is a quick and safe way of losing a lot of weight.  This dramatic and rapid rate reduction is not for everybody and you should discuss your personal circumstances with your Doctor or a healthcare professional just to make sure it is safe for you to follow and if any changes to medication are required before you start.  Some people may also prefer a more gentle approach and this can also be discussed with your Doctor or Healthcare Professional as well.

In the experiment, people continued the calorie restriction phase for 8 weeks and everybody in the experiment was able to do this.  If you are not able to lose at least 2.5kg in the first week then it is less likely that you are going to be able to achieve a substantial weight loss. With this a consideration, you may wish to consider purchasing just 21 products to trial this plan and sample the KeeDiet products before committing to purchasing our 4 or 8 Week Newcastle Diet Plan.  You can then use the spare Mealpacks you have at the end of the 8 Week period to help stabilise your weight and for a gentle transition back to healthy eating.  However, most people do lose about 4kg in their first week, although a lot of this is water.  The length of diet depends on how much weight you want to lose.  Generally the longer you have had Diabetes the more weight you are going to need to lose to get the glucose levels to near normal or normal and for some people this will be 25% of their body weight.

We think it is a good treatment for people with less than 10 years of Type 2 Diabetes and understand that this calorie restrictive plan is not for everyone and that some who start the diet will not be able to continue with it.  In this situation you can continue to use the products as a diet aid and use alongisde other health foods to gradually reduce your weight. 

Excerpts from The Diabetes Team, St John’s Hospital (December 2012)


Diet Plan Details:

> 3 x KeeDiet VLCD/MRP Diet Shakes / Soups

Mix your KeeDiet Mealpacks with all or part unsweetened Soya Milk to bring your daily meal replacement calorie total to the required 600 calories.  Calories vary for each pack so you may wish to check their calorie content and total your daily pack calories, then add the required unsweetened soya milk to fulfil the 600 calorie requirement.  If you wish to mix your packs with water instead you can then use the necessary unsweetened soya milk as a seperate drink or addition to your tea or coffee (100ml = 33 calories).  *We recommend unsweetened soya milk is used as the sugar content from lactose is low.  However studies show that using skimmed milk should not affect blood sugar levels due to its low glycaemic index and slow break down in the body.  If you require further information please discuss this choice with your Doctor.

> 200 Calories (250g) of Vegetables / Salad)

​Consume a variety of permitted vegetables and salad each day.  This equates to approximately 250g per day. Ideally you should consume them in 3 separate portions. You can have all these vegetables. You can boil, grill, dry fry, stir fry, wrap in tin foil, and roast in the oven. Try different lettuces such as rocket and crispy leaf, try adding different types of fat free, low calorie dressings to add some different flavours, our Walden Farm Salad Dressings are perfect for the Newcastle Diet. Using herbs and vinegars can also help with flavour. 

Vegetable Selection List:- 

Vegetable/Salad: Artichoke, Celery, Onions, Broccoli, Cucumber, Peppers, Brussel sprouts, Leeks, Radish, Cabbage, Lettuce, Tomatoes,Carrots, Mung bean sprouts,Water chestnuts, Cauliflower, Mushrooms. This selection can be extended using the low gi/gl rule and making further choices from the lowest selection foods.

Herbs/Spices; Basil, Curry powder, Sage, Black pepper, Ginger, Tarragon, Chillies, Lemon juice, Thyme Dried, Chilli powder, Oregano, Tumeric, Cinnamon, Parsley, Vanilla essence, Coriander, Rosemary, Vinegar, Cumin

> 3 Litres of Water

Ensure you drink/sip water throughout the day.  This can be from plain or sparkling water, tap or bottled. A good drinking guide to follow is approximately 800ml per hour to ensure you remain fully hydrated.  Other non sugary fluids are allowed such as herbal teas.

Avoid List

  • No new exercise (or only light exercise is recommended if already in your daily routine)
  • No added poultry, fish or meat
  • No bread or pasta
  • No additional dairy products (excluding unsweetened soya milk to mix products)
  • No root vegetables for example potato, sweet potato, turnip (Newcastle Diet Study permits tomato and carrot)
  • No pulses
  • No fruits
  • No Alcohol


What happens at the end of the diet?

If you have managed to lose a substantial amount of weight (more than 10kg) then it is very likely that your blood glucose levels will be very nearly normal or normal and the challenge is then to maintain this new lower weight.  This can be achieved by careful portion control and not eating too many foods that are high in fat. The 5:2 Intermittent Fasting Plan is an excellent consideration and can make weight management much easier.  Once you have followed this plan for 8 weeks please contact us and we will provide you with our Weight Stabilisation Plan which will focus on providing you with a controlled system to return you to normal eating in a healthy and will also protect the weight loss you have achieved throughout the 8 week period.


As with any diet plan you should always consult your Doctor prior to starting a weight loss plan.  This is essential when using any prescribed medication, have a medical condition.

With any new research, studies it may take some time to become common knowledge and featured in educational text books for medical practitioners. If you find your doctor is unaware of the new studies or has insufficient information please refer them to this article:


Possible Side Effects

Over the first few days of calorie restriction some people may feel a little unwell and some report headaches, dizziness, tiredness, hunger and feeling cold.  However, after 2-4 days most people seem to feel much better.  it is important to drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated and this also helps fill you up in the early days.  If the weather is not and dry or you already drink plenty of water you may find that you need to drink more than the recommended 2-3 litres.

Your body will breaking down fat and sometimes you may have a slightly strange (metallic) taste in your mouth, sugar free gum or cleaning your teeth more regularly may help.  You may also notice that your breath smells a little sweet.

If ever you feel concerned or worried about any symptoms you notice on this type of plan, we recommend that you stop following for a short period of time and contact your Doctor or Health Professional for their support and advice before you continue.



Diet Plan Ideas, Recipes, Suggestions

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  • Chilling the shakes or make with ice is a great idea. 
  • If you are struggling to drink sufficient water, add 200ml extra water to a soup to increase water
  • Make a Hartelys sugar free jelly for just 10 caloires, this will help with your water consumption and an enjoyable treat. 
  • You may also find that sugar free gum helps with your breath and mouth taster.


Sample Day

Breakfast - KeeDiet Product

Lunch - KeeDiet Product + Vegetable / Salad Portion

Afternoon Snack - Vegetable/ Salad Portion

Evening Meal - KeeDiet Product + Vegetable /Salad Portion

3 Litres of Water sipped throughout the day.  Aim for 800ml per hour


Salads / soups / stir fry / tomato based sauces

Just a small bowl of soup (200 ml) can fill you up for a long time, also its good to freeze or leave in the fridge for a couple of days.  Make a Salsa Dip and use your vegetable allowance as crudities

Simple salad

80g/3oz of mixed lettuce/salad leaves (around 1 cereal bowl full)

1 medium tomato (sliced)

3 mushrooms (sliced)

2-3 sticks of celery (chopped)

3 sliced rings of green pepper

1 tablespoon fat free dressing

Salsa Dip

• 4 fresh plum tomatoes (finely chopped)

• 1 bunch rocket lettuce (finely chopped)

• 1 bunch flat leafed parsley (finely chopped)



Mushroom Soup

• 1 onion, chopped

• 1 garlic clove (crushed)

• Fresh thyme

• 400g mushrooms

• 850ml vegetable stock

Tomato Soup

• 3 x 400g tins of chopped tomatoes

• 850ml vegetable stock

• 1 clove garlic (crushed) & basil leaves(chopped)


Pea and watercress Soup

• 1 onion (chopped)

• 1 clove garlic (crushed)

• 500ml vegetable stock

• 300g fresh peas

• 100g watercress

Carrot and Coriander Soup

1 onion (chopped)

1 tsp ground coriander

450g carrots (peeled)

1-2 litre vegetable stock also

add cumin seeds/chilli flakes

Vegetable Soup

• Chopped onions

• 1 tbsp mustard seeds

• 1 tbsp cumin seeds

• 2 leeks, sliced

• 3 carrots

• 2-3 tsp curry powder

• 1-2 litre vegetable stock

French Onion Soup

• 1kg onions

• 2tbsp thyme

• 1 litre beef stock Vegetable

• Chopped onions

• 1 tbsp mustard seeds

• 1 tbsp cumin seeds

• 2 leeks, sliced

• 2-3 tsp curry powder

• 1-2 litre vegetable stock

Tomato sauce

• 1 onion (chopped)

• 2 garlic cloves (crushed)

• 1 red pepper (chopped)

• 400g tinned chopped tomatoes

• 1 tbsp basil

• 1 tbsp parsley

• 1 tbsp chives

• 1 green pepper