Check with your doctor before taking these supplements.
The Turbo Diet lasts for a week. This extremely low-calorie regime promises a weight loss of up to 6.5 pounds (3 kilograms). Such results may not be all that surprising because you eat only 900 calories a day. You should always check with your doctor before starting any weight loss program. This advice is doubly important for this extremely low-calorie diet. Here are some of the diet principles.
Eat only three meals a day. Should you be hungry between meals, gnaw on sliced raw vegetables or eat a piece of fruit. Restricting yourself to three meals reduces your insulin level and directs your body to burn its fat reserves for energy. Drink as much as you want but don’t drink juice or soft drinks during meals. Eat protein-rich foods; they will give you a full feeling until the next meal. Don’t eat carbohydrates except for fruits, vegetables, and whole-wheat products. Eat a fiber-rich breakfast (check the documentation for suggestions.) Eat a hot lunch composed of lean meat or fish, vegetables, and spices. If you can’t cook your lunch, eat this meal for supper. Finish the meal with an energy-rich drink such as tomato juice with Tabasco sauce and Cayenne pepper. Eat a protein-rich supper that is low in carbohydrates. This meal helps your body make fat-burning hormones. Practice an endurance sport three times a week for 30 to 45 minutes.
You may be drinking a lot of tea on the Turbo Diet.
The Turbo Diet has the advantage of balanced, relatively easy to prepare meals. The very low calorie intake is a major disadvantage.
Here are two sample menus:
Menu 1 Breakfast: 120 grams (about 4 ounces) of fat-free yogurt. 250 grams of fruit. A slice of whole-grain bread with honey. Lunch: Tofu and bamboo shoots sauté. An apple energy drink. Supper: Sliced raw vegetables and alfalfa.
Menu 2 Breakfast: 150 grams of light cottage cheese. An apple. A slice of whole-grain bread with linseed spread. Lunch: Mediterranean chicken. An apple energy drink. Supper: Sliced raw vegetables and shrimp.
Some of the information in this article comes from a fascinating new book, La Bible des Régimes, written by Jenny de Jonquières and published by Amérik Media. Her book describes more than 80 diets and weight reduction programs. Each diet is presented with 5 menu plans, a detailed discussion of its advantages and disadvantages, and lots more. This information-packed book is presently available only in French. For more information consult the publisher’s website www.amerik-media.com.