Do you want to lose 9kg in two weeks? You can, with the Plank diet!

Do you want to lose 9kg in two weeks? Choose the Plank diet! Let’s see the weekly menu and how the stabilization phase works.

The Plank diet is a high-protein food regime, very similar to the Dukan diet. By following it, you may lose 9 kg in just two weeks, thanks to its strict weekly menu. Aa for all the protein-based diets, the Plank one guarantees a quick weight loss, but it can have some side effects. Let’s find out more about this popular weekly diet, from the allowed foods to its effects and its negative aspects.

What is the original Diet Plank? The weekly menu

The Plank diet only lasts two weeks, during which you need to follow a rigid food regime. Below you will find the weekly menu and you should repeat also during the second week of diet.

Dieta Plank
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Monday

– Breakfast: coffee without sugar (sweeteners are allowed)

– Lunch: two boiled eggs with a side of spinach

– Dinner: grilled steak with salad

Tuesday

– Breakfast: coffee without sugar and a slice of wholewheat bread

– Lunch: steak with salad and fruit

– Dinner: cooked ham

Wednesday

– Breakfast: coffee without sugar and a slice of wholewheat bread

– Lunch: two boiled eggs with salad and tomatoes

– Dinner: ham and salad

Thursday

– Breakfast: coffee without sugar and a slice of wholewheat bread

– Lunch: a boiled egg, carrots, steamed or raw vegetables and 50 grams of Swiss cheese

– Dinner: fruit and a skimmed yogurt

Friday

– Breakfast: carrots seasoned with lemon juice and coffee without sugar

– Lunch: steamed fish and tomatoes

– Dinner: steak with salad

Saturday

– Breakfast: coffee and a slice of wholewheat bread

– Lunch: grilled chicken

– Dinner: 2 boiled eggs with carrots

Sunday

– Breakfast: lemon tea

– Lunch: grilled steak and fruit

– Dinner: what you want

Plank diet: stabilization phase

After having followed this food regime for two weeks, there is no stabilization phase. For this reason, there is a high risk of regaining the lost weight in a short time. In order to prevent this, it is useful to follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly. As for all quick diets, it is very important not to feel like you are forced to follow them. Think that, at the end, you can eat whatever you want.

In short, if you want to try this diet remember that you can take this opportunity to change your lifestyle: exercising, balance, and healthy foods should be your rule!

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Does the Plank diet work?

What are the results of this diet? Well, saying it does not work would be inaccurate. In fact, if thoroughly followed, without any treats, this diet actually gives results, including a 9kg weight loss in just two weeks. At the same time, however, by following quick diets like this one you always risk that your body will immediately regain all the kilos lost as soon.

In short, the Plank diet does work, but at the same time, we suggest you to be wary of diets that promise immediate weight loss: they only work because they cause an abrupt metabolism change, which forces your body to burn fat to make up for caorie shortage. But is this harmful? Let’s find out immediately.

Plank diet: side effects

In this diet there are no fibers and carbohydrates, thus it is very unbalanced and can cause constipation and deficiencies. Also, given the high consumption of eggs, it may cause an increase in cholesterol levels.

In this food regime there are no sugars, which can a plus especially for people who eat tho many of them. However,  at the same time, the high quantity of protein might have side effects, for example causing kidneys overload and increasing the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

In short, as always, we recommend you to see a nutritionist to study a diet according to your personal habits.

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ultimo aggiornamento: 25-12-2018