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Nupo and your health

Daily / regular medication

If you take regular/daily medication, you should always talk with your doctor before starting a pure Nupo diet.

Some pharmaceuticals are very sensitive to changes so your doctor must determine whether it is necessary to adjust your medication before starting the Nupo diet.

Most people who take daily medication can use Nupo without any problems – your doctor just has to approve it in advance so that you do not encounter special challenges during your Nupo weight loss process.

Diuretic medications

Do not take diuretic pills no matter what diet you are on, as you may develop a deficiency of the vital mineral potassium.  Fluid loss looks encouraging in terms of weight, but it has nothing to do with fat loss.  If your doctor has prescribed diuretic medication, for example for “swelling” or high blood pressure, consult your doctor before starting the Nupo diet.

Diabetes and PCOS

If you are an obese type 2 diabetic or if you have PCOS, you can start the Nupo diet.  But consult your doctor first about adjusting your diabetes pills or insulin.  It may be necessary to reduce both of these while you are on the diet to keep your blood sugar from becoming too low.  If you have type 1 diabetes, you should not use the Nupo diet.


Always consult your doctor first.  Children over three years can use Nupo products: Children before school age and up to 10 years old should eat five portions Nupo plus 10 blocks, while children approaching puberty should eat six daily portions Nupo and preferably with the Block system’s ten daily blocks.  However, most children with a tendency toward obesity can grow out of their weight problems through lifestyle changes without the Nupo diet.

Specific disorders

A pure Nupo diet should not be used if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Recent blood clot in the heart
  • Cardiac conduction abnormalities
  • Kidney and liver disease
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Psychiatric disorder

However, your doctor may determine that you can use a Nupo diet for a weight loss programme if you take special precautions according to the doctor’s instructions.  In some cases a Nupo diet can be used if the doctor adjusts your medication.

Breastfeeding mothers and the elderly should only use Nupo in consultation with their doctor.

Under current law, full diet replacement should not be used for longer than 3 weeks without medical supervision. However, full diet replacement can be continued subject to a satisfactory medical check-up and continuing medical supervision until the target weight is achieved.  Otherwise, after 3 weeks on the sole Nupo Diet, the 6 Nupo diet portions per day can be combined with regular food - just add 10 bricks per day.