In case of illness

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.


If you are an obese type 2 diabetic, 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 may not use 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, a diet of only Nupo should only be used under medical supervision.