Stress is a strong risk factor in the development of type 2 diabetes. In the UK there are more than 3.8 million people living with diabetes and 90 per cent of those are type 2 cases. In 2011 a research group at the University of Newcastle, led by Professor Roy Taylor, invited 11 people with Type 2 diabetes and placed them on a severely restricted energy intake for 8 weeks. The study slashed the participants food intake to 600 calories per day for 8 weeks. Three months later, 7 of the 11 people studied were free of diabetes. 

At the Manchester Stress Institute we want to do our bit to reduce stress and the risk of diabetes; therefore Nutritional Biochemist Jeannette Jackson has designed this eight week, 600 calorie nutrition plan for people diagnosed with pre-diabetes or new diagnosed type 2 diabetics.

The plan should be supplemented by 3 portions of non-starchy (low GI) vegetables each day.

As with all very low calorie diets, you should consult a doctor before undertaking any part of this plan.