Plank Diet: What is it? Does it work?


La diet Plank is a strategy of slimming iperproteica, sudden, which has a name apparently attributable to the scientist Max Plank.

Max Plank, born in the 1947th century and died in XNUMX, was a German physicist who discovered and popularized "quantum theory" - hence "quantum mechanics".

To be sure, there is no correlation between the well-known character and the Plank diet; in fact, the "Max Plank Society" (German public scientific research body) has denied any common thread between Max Plank's projects and the objectives of the diet in question. Therefore, there is no link between the German icon of world physics and the weight loss system of the Plank diet. Obviously, it is impossible to understand the reason for such a choice and, what is certain, is that the first impression on 'reliability of the protocol DON'T it seems really of the best.

The Plank Diet is a weight loss system to use only for 2 weeks, at the end of which you "should" conclude a weight loss of about 9 kilograms. After these 14 days, the weight "should" remain constant for about 3 years, thanks to the metabolic changes imposed on the body.

How does it work

We now come to the fateful question: "How the Plank Diet Works?"

The Plank diet could be called a "lightning diet", which is a slimming technique ultra fast.

We also reiterate that it is a diet iperproteica, which therefore provides a considerable amount of protein top recommendations (from any country) for one healthy e Proper nutrition.

The Plank Diet decreases drastically (and sometimes eliminates) some foods from the ordinary menu (such as XNUMX/XNUMX cup sugar el 'oil). Furthermore, no reference is made to the portions and weights of the foods chosen. In the end, DON'T è expected no protocol motor physical activity associated with diet.


Plank Diet Example

Below we will summarize a typical menu, that is the version original, of the Plank diet.

It is a "draft" available on the website of the system in question, which is why, for the purposes of greater transparency, I invite all readers to consult it to confirm the truthfulness and updating of what will be exposed. Without distinction between: sex, age, morphological type, constitution, BMI initial o weight, the following menu is suggested:

Breakfast Lunch Price
Day 1 Sugar-free coffee QB * 2 hard-boiled eggs and lightly salted spinach to taste Cooked ham QB
Day 2 Sugar-free coffee QB and some bread 1 steak with QB salad and fruit Cooked ham QB
Day 3 Sugar-free coffee QB and some bread 2 hard-boiled eggs and tomato salad to taste Cooked ham to taste and salad
Day 4 Sugar-free coffee QB and some bread 1 egg, raw or boiled carrots to taste and Swiss cheese Fruit and 1 yogurt
Day 5 Carrots, lemon and sugar-free coffee QB Steamed fish and tomatoes 1 steak with a side of salad
Day 6 Tea with lemon juice Grilled chicken 2 hard-boiled eggs and carrots
Day 7 Tea with lemon juice A grilled steak and fruit Anything you want

* QB = How Much Enough

  • Some ancillary indications are: drink water frequently and as much as possible (even over 2 liters per day) to counteract protein excess (attempt to safeguard kidney health).
  • The diet should be followed with fidelity at least from the eighth day onwards.


Does the Plank Diet Work?

Like all high-protein diets - in one way or another, low-calorie - even the Plank diet certainly does lose weight; since it is a diet for weight loss, this is certainly not an unexpected result.

Most practitioners of the Plank diet have achieved a positive result, but it would be more important to understand if this corresponds to the goal of the Plank diet: -9kg in 14 days and no weight increase for the following 3 years.

Of course, any (conscientious) user DON'T should report no comments (if not negative, for any weight gain before 3 years) until the application time has expired. For most, that's not the case.

By scrutinizing the comments on the net, whose veracity should still be ascertained, many claim to have obtained results very similar to those expected, therefore between 6 and 9 kg, in proportion to the rigor employed in following the diet. First of all, a "more or less" 3 kg on a target of 9 is absolutely not a good result, since it corresponds to 33% of the total. Such a fluctuation DON'T indicates one good applicability.

With a nutritionally balanced diet it is not possible (it would not be considered as such) to lose more than 700-1000 g per week, therefore 1,4-2,0 kg in 14 days; however, this prediction is calculated on the relationship between: estimate of anthropometric characteristics, total energy expenditure and calorie intake of the diet (the latter should not correspond to less than 70% of the real energy requirement). In spite of being a slower (but also less stressful) method, it "guesses" with remarkable precision the progression of weight loss and, barring complications, leaves no unknowns.

Continuing to analyze what is written by users, it is already possible to observe some gripes on the potential of maintenance; among other things, we must always keep in mind that not everyone has the foresight to communicate their negative experiences and that, alas, failure to comply with the diet is often perceived as a personal bankruptcy, which exponentially reduces the possibility of negative public comment.

The Plank diet promises: "no maintenance phase at the end of the diet", but it is then suggested to avoid alcohol and sugars (presumably simple discretionary ones, such as sucrose), and to limit carbohydrates (even if we remember that even simple sugars are carbohydrates; this clarification is not clear).

The so-called "aggression"of the Plank diet is to be understood as"drasticity"or" incisiveness "; whatever word is used to define it, it should discourage the most zealous consumers to use it; on the other hand, it seems to tempt those who, in order to lose a size, would endanger their health.

Contraindications and Side Effects

Does the Plank Diet hurt?

With regard to this last statement it is necessary to clarify. In itself, assuming a perfect state of health (especially of the liver and Reindeer) and a level of physical activity no more than "moderate", a 14-day non-high-protein diet dovrebbe be harmful to the body. However, it is necessary to keep in mind that it will be necessary to deal with: constant tendency to hypoglycemia, ketoacidosis and dehydration, nutritional deficiency of many minerals and vitamins, lack of dietary fiber, hunger etc. Often, these circumstances result in: cramps, weakness, asthenia, sleep disturbance etc.

It is also essential to keep in mind that the Plank diet, being very rich in ingredients of animal origin, could tend to increase the levels of cholesterol in the blood. It goes without saying that an excess of the latter is linked to the onset of atherosclerosis, which is why the Plank diet is to be considered unfit to people already predisposed tohypercholesterolemia. I should avoid the plank diet as well diabetics severe, subjects with nephropathy o epipathy, the hyperuricaemic (or gouty), the subjects in accretion, the pregnant women and suckler. Personally, I would also add all those who carry out a physically intense work activity and sportsmen.

Beyond all this, the most negative aspect concerns the education and experience lived in a similar slimming path. Accepting such a strongly unbalanced diet means giving in to a slimming drive that reveals too high a discomfort (nowadays quite widespread) and the will to achieve a different body image from one's own at any cost; a very bad emotional condition. Furthermore, since it is a diet potentially inadequate for maintenance and predisposing to the yo-yo effect, it contributes to the accumulation of negative dietary experiences that inexorably worsen self-esteem and the relationship with food.

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