PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING HEALTH CHECKLIST RELATING TO YOUR USE OF OUR WEBSITE AND APP CAREFULLY.
You must read and complete the checklist below before using our services:
1.1 We always recommend speaking to your usual or appropriate health professional before starting any diet or exercise program.
1.2 If you think you may be suffering from any medical condition, you should seek immediate medical attention.
1.3 The App is not recommended for the following:
(a) People who are underweight and/ or have an eating disorder, or a history or suspicion of an eating disorder.
(b) Children (under 18 years old)
(c) Type 1 diabetics
(d) Pregnant women, breast-feeding mothers or anyone undergoing fertility treatment
(e) People who have a significant psychiatric disorder or substance abuse.
(f) People who are under active investigation or treatment, or have a significant medical condition affecting ability to comply with diet.
(g) People who have had a recent cardiac event, myocardial infarction or cerebrovascular accident.
(h) People who have had uncontrolled heart disease, uncontrolled hypertension, or kidney failure
(i) People who are feeling unwell, have a fever, are frail or are recovering from significant surgery
1.4 Use CAUTION and discuss with a medical professional before commencing the diets and/ or programs and if any of the following apply:
(a) You have a significant underlying medical condition
(b) You are on insulin – you should get a detailed assessment and education by health professional to plan a suitable reduction in medication/insulin to avoid a potentially dangerous drop in blood sugar (hypo).
(c) If you have type 2 diabetes and are on medication, it will be necessary to adjust your medication. It may need to be reduced or stopped as blood sugars improve and to avoid hypos (hypoglycemia).
(d) If you are on certain diabetic medication and have ‘hypoglycaemia unawareness’ (you cannot tell if you have a ‘hypo’ when your sugar level drops).
(e) If you are on blood pressure medication this may need to be reduced or stopped as blood pressure improves.
(f) Those with a psychiatric history in the past
(g) If you are taking other medications
(h) If you have moderate or severe retinopathy you will need extra screening within 6 months (as retinopathy can sometimes get worse when blood sugar improves)
(i) People with epilepsy (though there is some evidence that diet can improve epilepsy)
(j) Pregnancy: Clearly avoiding fasting/low calorie diets is wise