A food intolerance diet devised by Dr Patrick Kingsley and Ian Stoakes. Before taking the diet, you have a blood test to find out if you are intolerant to any of about 100 common foods. After the blood test you are given a personal diet plan. The main tenet of the diet is that people can become overweight because of excess water retention associated with the food intolerance. If foods to which an overweight person is intolerant are eliminated, then fluid is no longer retained and weight is lost. Although 15 000 doctors in the UK are willing to carry out blood tests for people who wish to take the Nutron diet, the theory of food intolerance as described by Dr Kingsley is not accepted by the medical profession as a whole. You might lose weight on this diet but it may not be because of the reasons given by Patrick Kingsley and Ian Stoakes. The diet restricts the choice of foods and you are advised to cut out alcohol for a month. This will probably reduce overall energy (calorie) intake.
Subjects: Medicine and Health.