Don’t let type 2 diabetes take control of your life

Find out more about Counterweight, Roy Taylor, Mike Lean and the groundbreaking DiRECT clinical trial.

“By the end of it, my 16 tablets a day went down to zero, my blood pressure which was sky high went back to normal.I felt 10 years younger.“

- Tony followed Counterweight-Plus as part of the DiRECT study and is now in remission. Watch his story above.

73%

of people who lost more than 10kg's were in remission

1 in 2

people moved completely off their diabetes medication

Interested in Counterweight? Download our programme summary

Complete the form below and you'll receive a summary of research findings as well as how our programme works via email. If you're still interested after that, why not book a session to get started for free.

Stages of the Programme

1.
12 weeks

Total diet replacement

  • Goal setting & obstacle management

  • How to deal with social situations

  • Fortnightly dietitian appointments

  • 4 shakes & soups a day

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This phase involves a low energy diet based on your choice of 4 Counterweight shakes & soups daily with additional fluid and fibre intake to ensure your nutritional requirements are met. To help monitor, manage and motivate users on their journey, fortnightly appointments take place with a dietitian. The programme requires a great level of commitment as normal food and fluids are replaced for 12 weeks, however throughout this phase a significant amount of weight loss is established, making remission a possibility.

2.
12 weeks

Food reintroduction

  • Excercise routine strategy

  • Meal planning

  • Ongoing support to achieve weight goals

  • Fortnightly dietitian appointments

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The second phase of the programme aims to gradually reintroduce food into your diet over 12 weeks, with reduced Counterweight shakes & soups consumption. Education around healthy eating, portion control and increasing activity are introduced by the dietitian to help encourage further weight-loss and instil positive habits for the future. Carefully curated resources to help plan meals and fortnightly dietitian appointments are offered to overhaul behaviours that previously promoted weight gain.

3.
6 months

Weight-loss maintenance

  • Long term weight management planning

  • Rescue plan (if needed)

  • Ongoing support to achieve weight goals

  • Monthly dietitian appointments

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The third phase focuses on stabilising weight loss using a combination of techniques including menu planning and energy balance. Learning about how the food you eat contributes towards the number on the scales is vital for continued diabetes remission. Weight gain is monitored closely during the Food reintroduction and Weight-loss maintenance stage with specially formulated rescue plans dedicated to help you get back on track if weight regain is encountered.

Track progress

Our easy-to-use app enables you to log information about your weight and measurements as often as you like. We'll help you set personal goals, hit targets, reflect on achievements and visualise success.

Stay motivated

We'll provide the support and incentives you need to stay positive, helping you through challenges and celebrating your milestones.

Good health for life

Setbacks and slip-ups are normal. We're here to help you overcome tricky situations, get back on track and form positive new habits for better health long term.

References:

  • https://www.diabetes.org.uk/guide-to-diabetes/managing-your-diabetes/treating-your-diabetes/type2-diabetes-remission#remission%20research
  • https://www.directclinicaltrial.org.uk/
  • https://www.diabetes.org.uk/guide-to-diabetes/managing-your-diabetes/treating-your-diabetes/type2-diabetes-remission
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZscdtrP4xZk&feature=youtu.be