The Markert Diet begins with a two-week long fasting which involves the drinking 3 litres of vegetable stock a day as well as taking a special protein supplement. A lot of exercise is meant to be done during this period. Permanent weight loss is promised without the yo-yo effect.
The fasting, the protein drink, the vegetable stock and the intensive exercise programme are all meant to increase the production levels of the thyroid hormone (T3). This thyroid hormone is meant to stimulate the basic metabolic rate of the body in order to increase the decomposition of fat. As a result of this process the Markert Diet claims that you will not put on weight after the diet and therefore you will not experience the yo-yo effect.
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Evaluation of the Markert Diet:
"The fact that the Markert Diet is meant to prevent the yo-yo effect as a result of the increased levels of the thyroid hormone has not been scientifically proven. ... It is highly unlikely that fasting can prevent the yo-yo effect. ...
Conclusion: For the sake of your kidneys: do not do this diet."
( Stiftung Warentest " - a German Consumer Foundation - Comparison of 80 diets)
Radical weight loss is guaranteed with this diet as a result of the combination of an extremely low intake of calories and an intensive exercise programme. It is promised that 5 kg a week can be lost but this is not probable.
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