The Eat For Keeps (EFK) approach is to treat pre and type 2 diabetic conditions with the right food and drink mix rather than drugs.

Immediately after you are diagnosed with a diabetic condition, if you take medication like metformin or insulin, you have effectively rolled over and accepted your fate.

An obvious exception to this would be if your condition was critical. Insulin would need to be introduced immediately, in combination with the right food and drink changes.

You may have already experienced this.

The great thing is, it’s not too late to change!

In fact, taking this new approach can be most enjoyable and rewarding, and at times the changes can be almost like magic.

Are you ready to make a few simple food and lifestyle changes?

Pre-Diabetic ?

If you are pre-diabetic, your blood-sugar levels can return to normal.

Type 2 Diabetic ?

If you are a diagnosed type 2, you gain immediate benefits like reducing insulin injections, weight loss and improvements in other medical markers like your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. And, in some cases you may become completely free from your diabetic condition.

Already On Diabetic Medications ?

If you are already on diabetic medications, we recommend that you regularly test your blood-sugar levels and reduce medications accordingly as they improve. It is important that you work with your Doctor/GP to do this. Carry barley sugars or similar with you at all times, in case you have a hypo (very low-blood-sugar level).

Note: The EFK Method is also effective for anyone wanting to lose weight, and for type 1 diabetics.

How Do We Know This?

Because we have been doing exactly this for a number of years now – 

With the management and staff of mills like Norske Skog, Kawerau and Carter Holt, Kawerau. 

And businesses like New World Supermarkets and Fonterra, as well as working with many patients referred by medical practices. 

What choice do people normally make?

Just take the medication and learn to live with this nasty disease, or be proactive and learn some new simple food and life skills?

Most people we know choose the latter.

As you know, nothing focuses the mind better than the imminent threats of amputations, stroke, dialysis and gangrene. And so, once you understand these life-threatening risks, we hope are very highly motivated. 

This is a potentially life-changing moment for you.

All you need to do is simply follow the EFK Method guidelines – you can learn these in less than one hour. 

There is one catch though. 

You need to practice these new skills whenever you visit your supermarket, a cafe, restaurant or any other food outlet.

Are you ready to make a few simple food and lifestyle changes?

EFK’s simple ‘big picture’
of nutrition

EFK isn’t a diet, you don’t need to fast, you don’t even have to give up your favourite foods. EFK is a sustainable way to eat, exercise and live.

EFK offers simple guidelines that, once learned, are carried with you for the rest of your life.

Let us help make living well achievable and enjoyable for you.

You’ll love the easily implemented approach of the EFK Method.

Improve Diabetic Conditions

Improve Blood Sugar Control

Achieve Permanent Weight Loss

No Dieting, Get Lifelong Results!

It was in 2000 that Leigh Elder noticed that many of his coaching clients had Weight Issues, and increasingly, Diabetic Conditions.  

So Leigh developed some simple strategies and started coaching on blood sugar and weight control. It worked – and the EFK Method was born!

Through Leigh’s books, workshops, corporate programs, coaching and teaching, thousands of people have achieved permanent weight loss and improved, or even turned around Pre Diabetic and Type 2 Diabetic Conditions.

With EFK, many people’s blood sugar – HbA1c – improvements and weight loss results have been so good that their Doctors have been able to reduce or eliminate their medication altogether!  

Nowadays, to reach more people, we’re delivering tailored online programs so that anyone can access Leigh’s life-changing, life-saving knowledge.

Leigh Says...

“I’ve been a Physical Education Teacher, competitive sportsman, care home owner and a life and business coach.

Scarcely a day of my life goes by without me hearing about someone who has improved their diabetic condition or lost weight permanently, by using the simple process I have developed.

Over the years, with a dedicated team of people, I’ve developed an effective process to help individuals and wider communities with their diabetes and weight problems.

Our latest online resource, EFK QuickStart, is the culmination of all these years of experience.

We created it to help people with simple, practical concepts that have already positively changed the lives of thousands.

I believe this has the potential to help turn around the Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Epidemics, both in my home country New Zealand, and around the world.”

What You Will Learn With The EFK Method

The Key Elements
EFK’s simple ‘big picture’ of nutrition

How To Make The Right Food Choices
Anytime, anywhere

Eating out

You’ll learn the secrets of managing your blood sugar levels
– this is the KEY to managing diabetes and to weight control

You’ll discover easily implemented exercise options that work for most people regardless of time available and with or without equipment, you’ll discover who should go grain free and why, and we’ll talk about water and other drinks.

But most importantly, we’ll help you get the essential knowledge you need to make the right choices for you, without dieting and without going hungry.

The EFK Method FAQs

No. EFK is not about counting calories, going hungry or dieting. Quick-fix food regimes and diets don’t last, they’re a thing of the past. EFK is about making a few simple, permanent lifestyle changes.

EFK is all about you learning how to make the right food choices anytime, anywhere. You are armed with all the skills to do this so that you can easily make the right decisions.

The emphasis is on eating slow-digesting food that keeps you fuller for longer. You will find that your portion sizes take care of themselves. We also have a simple ’How much test’ which will help.

The science of the role of blood-sugar in digestion is well proven. EFK has a strong focus on this, and our continued success over 20 years justifies this method.

We have a strong community and a Private EFK Facebook Group. This well-connected community will be there to help you with any additional info or questions you may have.

One of the biggest questions people keep asking us is ”Listen, I’m super excited to join EFK QuickStart, but is there any way that I can get more personalized attention from Leigh, Craig, Rob and the EFK team?” 

The answer to that question is “Yes”. And it’s through something called the EFK One On One Coaching Program where you can work in a deeper way with an EFK Coach.

Ask us for details. 

This program will set you up well. If you need further metabolic support we can help you with this.

You are welcome to do this if it helps you. Generally, these simple and practical concepts of East For Keeps are enough to help you to get an effective lifestyle together, without regular note taking.

The EFK Method will help you to develop essential skills in just one hour. You will then be equipped going forward, practising these skills every day.

Your other attempts probably involved some form of calorie restriction. This inevitably ended in disaster when you returned to normal portion sizes. EFK takes a different approach, you focus on the quality, not the quantity, of  food. Imagine losing weight and never being hungry again!    


Join Today and get these Special Bonuses!

  • EFK QuickStart, Value $297

  • Bonus 1 Value $47

    Weight Loss, Easy For Some, Not Others. Why?, Weight Loss Resistance, Why Diets and Calorie Counting Don’t Work and What to Do Instead. “Lumps Glue and Exercise” - A Doctor’s View

  • Bonus 2 Value $197

    “The Eat for Keeps Experience” - Leigh Elder’s second EFK book, Anytime EFK “Guilt-Free Snacks” Guide, Health Risk Assessment, Self-Assessment Quiz, EFK Workshop Video series

  • Community

    You’ll have access to our EFK QuickStart Private Facebook Group

Plus, you'll receive our Fast Action Bonus!

The Done-For-You Two Week “EFK Meal Plan” with Vegetarian and Vegan Options
value $97

Know What To Eat

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Out and About
  • At Work
  • Eating Out

The EFK Meal Plan

  • 2 week meal plan
  • Pantry staples, shopping lists
  • Vegetarian and Vegan options
  • How to apply all the EFK ideas in your food choices every day
You don’t want to miss this bonus!

Total Value $638  
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Less Than Half Price for the Entire Package

No-Risk Guarantee

To make it even easier for you to go ahead right now, we’re offering you a no risk money back guarantee:

Try out EFK QuickStart for 3 days

  • If you don’t like it
  • If it’s not for you

For any reason… 

  • We’ll give you your money back
  • Full refund
  • No questions asked. 

What Do People Say About Eat For Keeps?

I started EFK QuickStart six weeks ago and have lost 8 kg. I haven’t felt hungry at all, I’m enjoying my food more than ever, I have more energy, better concentration, I’m spending less on food and ….. I found a whole lot of new clothes! The ones that used to fit me!​


EFK Team

My main goal with EFK was to get off my high blood pressure meds - and this has been achieved.
I have lost 11.5 kg (25 lbs) and 32 cm (13 inches) so that's a nice result so far.


Lost 11kg

I was 108 kg (238 lbs) my blood sugar was 23.6 and diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic.

From understanding the EFK concepts I now am 20 kg (44 lbs) lighter, no longer a diabetic and am healthy and fit.


Lost 20kg

I was frustrated beyond belief and at my wits end with the see-saw juggle of food versus medication to stave off hypos. I had been in this limbo for many years and was really starting to worry about the effects it was having on my body.
I thank you so much for being given the opportunity of taking 'The Eat for keeps Challenge'. It has been an incredible life-changing journey.


A few years back, despite all my cycling and swimming, I used to weigh 100 kg! (220lbs)
A defining moment came when my doctor told me I was a whisker away from type 2 diabetes and I started following Eat For Keeps and knew people who had permanently lost weight using their ideas.
I lost 20 kg (44 lbs). I have maintained this ever since and intend doing so permanently. I am free from the threat of diabetes.


Lost 20kg

In August 2013, I was a 91.5 kg insulin-dependent, asthmatic. I was on 4 injections of almost 100 units of insulin a day and blood pressure, cholesterol, reflux, thyroid and asthma medication.
I met Leigh Elder, started following both the Eat For Keeps concepts and my new GP’s guidelines.
The only medication I take now is thyroxin and enjoy a healthy weight and life free from diabetes.
This course of action has saved my life.


One of my greatest challenges has been to overcome a serious weight problem which led to diabetes. I consulted a number of health professionals and tried a number of diets but could not make any headway.
In 2009 I had a consultation with EFK founder, Leigh Elder. I now have a really clear view on how and why I put on weight and have the skills and know-how to manage my weight, even when travelling around the world.
I have lost 15 kg (33 lbs) and my diabetes is now under control.

Tony Christiansen

Double amputee, world-class motivational speaker

I have been an adviser to EFK for a number of years and this is a program I would support the full development of.

Prof Cliff-Tasman-Jones

I'm a nurse working with many diabetics. EFK makes sense to me and I like the way that the concept allows us to decide on systems that work for us and doesn't involve restraint eating.
This practical approach will help us gain control over our weight and diabetes problems.


Imagine how’d you’ll feel

  • In control of your diabetic condition – Type 2 or Pre-Diabetes
  • Lighter
  • Healthier
  • More Energy
  • Fewer Health Issues

In a few simple steps you can

  • Learn the key concepts of blood sugar control 
  • Learn the key concepts of permanent weight loss
  • Start applying these key concepts to your life – immediately.

Imagine overcoming  food and weight challenges and learning how to…

Eat For Keeps

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