The effectiveness of Turbo Diet® has been tested under clinical conditions: the results speak for themselves.
Since the ’80s a continuous growth in the number of obese patients has been observed, which is now so widespread that it counts as endemic in the developed parts of the world, with all its social and individual consequences, and an increase in the number of cancers and cardiovascular diseases. Statistical data in Hungary also indicate that more than half the population over the age of 15 has a body weight higher than the optimal, and every fifth adult is obese.
A unit to measure obesity
An important parameter for assessing obesity or excess weight is the BMI (Body Mass Index). This is calculated by dividing the body weight measured in kg by the square of the height measured in metres. Its unit is: kg/m2.
We can speak of excess weight if this value is between 25 and 30, and a value over 30 signifies obesity.
A very important parameter is the waist measurement, or the waist/hips ratio. For men with a waist measurement over 94 cm and for women over 84 cm, and a waist/hips ratio of over 0.95 for men and 0.8 for women, an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases must be reckoned with.
The obese condition is generally a multifactorial illness produced by the coexistence of many unfavourable factors. Although patients like to appeal to secondary weight gain traceable to a disorder causing a specific hormonal imbalance, this is in fact rare.
Almost all our organ systems are affected by obesity
Cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, respiratory, locomotive and central nervous system aberrations are frequent. The risk of cancer and metabolic disorders also increases.
Irrespective of the cause, diet is very important in the treatment of obesity, in this a high protein, low carbohydrate variant has a key role, as do kinesiotherapy and behaviour therapy. In special cases there may also be a need for drug therapy or surgery. There are restricted opportunities for the former, however, the results are unconvincing in the long term and new preparations are withdrawn after they appear due to not infrequent life-threatening side effects.
It is good to know that attaining a body weight loss of just 10% has significant beneficial effects in terms of metabolism and risk factor.
In our test, we used the Turbo Diet® enzyme shake powder marketed by Idealbody Ltd., to replace three meals a day for a fortnight. During this time, only the shakes with various flavourings and 1.5% fat content, mixed with 300 ml of milk, could be consumed, alongside ample fluid intake (min. 3 l), the liquid from vegetable soup or Acid-base balance tablets and Antioxidant capsules.
Portions were in accordance with the application method, in quantities adjusted to body height.
Participants followed the diet under domestic conditions, observation of the diet was checked weekly by means of a verbal report.
Participants achieved the results by changing their eating habits (according to the above) without doing physical exercise.
The test was launched with 32 patients between 28 and 67 years old, of whom: 26 were women, 6 men, with an average age of 42. 2 patients reported that they had broken the diet plan, their data were not processed.
The starting body weight ranged from 63.5 kg to 130.6 kg.
The average weight loss achieved as a result of the diet was around 4 kg, the maximum weight loss being 7.2 kg . Based on the results of the present test it can be said that a higher proportion of weight loss was achieved by those with higher body weight.*
This diagram shows the percentage weight loss by participants compared with their starting body weight.
The distribution of average weight loss by body mass can be seen on the following diagram.
Summarising the results, the two week plan implemented with Turbo Dieta® shake powder initiated weight loss, gave the patients asense of achievement, thus enabling the introduction of easy variants of diet and hence the launch of a long term diet plan.
Dr. József Hantos