A Japanese doctor developed his own high-protein, high-fat diet and lost over 30 pounds in one year, then used it to help wean diabetes patients off insulin.

Dr. Mizuno Masato, director of Japan’s Institute of Health and Nutrition Diseases and an internal medicine physician, developed a novel high-protein and high-fat diet. Following it, he lost 30.86 pounds in a year and also used it to wean Type 2 diabetes patients off insulin.

The high-protein and high-fat diet involves consuming 40 percent protein, 50 percent fat, and 10 percent carbohydrates per meal. This differs from the traditional concept of a balanced diet, which typically consists of 20 percent protein, 20 percent fat, and 60 percent carbohydrates.

Dr. Masato mentioned in an article in a health magazine called “Peace of Mind“ that he used to have prediabetes. At 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighing 169 pounds, he had a body mass index (BMI) of 30, considered obese. Additionally, he suffered from nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). His glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) level, which reflects blood sugar levels, rose to 6.5 percent, which is higher than what is required for a diabetes diagnosis.

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