geordie90 wrote:this is a repeatable provable phenonemen apparently.
Sorry but a group of 11 subjects does not make a repeatable proven anything, it is just a starvation diet so its no surprise that it causes weight loss and with weight loss comes a loss of visceral fat which in turn reduces insulin resistance. Quite simple really but not proven to do anything especially reverse diabetes.
As for "is it sustainable past the 8 week program"? Yes lots of super models do it
but no not if you want to live a long healthy life as you will not be getting the nourishment that a body needs to function day to day.
Far better IMO to chose a healthy diet rich in all the vitamins, nutrients and amino acids that your body needs, thats not to say that you need to eat as much as you did before the Newcastle Study diet, smaller meals and fewer carbs is a way that has worked for me for three years now and I have maintained the weight loss I initially achieved, no need to count carbs or calories and no need to eat extra fat or take a handful of vitamin pills every morning