TurboCharged: Rapid Fat Loss Diet

 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)

Background


TurboCharged is marketed as a rapid fat loss diet written by sister and brother, Dian Griesel, Ph.D. and Tom Griesel who have been involved in research into health, exercise longevity and stress management for the last thirty years. They are both in their fifties, but say they can prove they are leaner, stronger and have the metabolism of teenagers due to the program they share in this book.

The authors claim that you can lose 2% or more body fat per week, which equates to 2-7 pounds, depending on how strictly you follow their fat loss diet and how much weight you have to lose. Furthermore this plan requires no strenuous exercise or nutritional supplements but instead works by training your body to use excess body fat as a source of energy.

Rapid Fat Loss Diet Basics

According to the authors the basis of TurboCharging involves learning how to strengthen your muscles in just a few minutes a day, while adjusting your metabolism so that you rely on body fat as your primary fuel.

This is achieved by practicing what they call “enlightened fasting” whereby the body is starved of foods that trigger a high release of insulin. This includes sugars, processed foods and grains, including whole grains.

You have two choices when commencing this rapid fat loss diet: Expressway or Superhighway with the major difference between them being the amount of calories allowed. With the Expressway calories are unlimited but you must only consume specific foods. The Superhighway requires restricting calorie intake to a maximum of 800 per day while consuming highly nutritious foods. Every four to five days you can have a higher calorie day because this helps to boost metabolism.

An important principle of the rapid fat loss diet involves food combining where dieters choose either a protein meal or a carbohydrate meal (consisting of fruits and/or vegetables) without mixing them. Meals consist primarily of fresh fruits, salads and lean protein and ideally you will eat only one type of food at a time. Once you have reached your goal weight you then move into the Cruise Control phase where you can include nuts and beans in your meal plan.

Drinking a lot of water is emphasized because this plays an essential role in triggering the release of hormones that give your brain the signal that you are full and satisfied. For this reason fresh fruits and vegetables are also highlighted because they are high in water and provide vitamins, minerals, fiber and natural sugars.

Recommended Foods

Water, leafy greens, tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, apples, plums, berries, melon, poultry, eggs, seafood, lean meat, tofu, cheese, avocado, olive oil, raw nuts and seeds (eat sparingly).

Sample Rapid Fat Loss Meal Plan

Upon Awakening

16-32 oz water

Breakfast

Cantaloupe

Morning Snack

Smoothie with whey protein and blueberries

Lunch

Large vegetable salad

Afternoon Snack

Guacamole and salsa with raw veggies

Dinner

Steamed vegetables with 1-2 oz grilled fish

Evening Snack

Peppermint tea

Exercise Recommendations

Long or strenuous exercise is not required to lose body fat and can actually be counterproductive when calories are significantly reduced. For this reason dieters are encouraged instead to emphasize daily physical activities such as walking, housework and gardening.

Additionally you should do three to five minutes of daily muscle power routines and examples of suitable exercises are provided in the rapid fat loss diet. These short bursts of muscular activity trigger fat burning while keeping your muscles strong and healthy.

Costs and Expenses

TurboCharged: Accelerate Your Fat-Burning Metabolism retails at $24.95.

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Pros

  • Encourages a high intake of fruits, vegetables, healthy fats and lean protein.
  • Emphasizes improving body fat percentage rather than simply losing weight.
  • Results are likely to occur very quickly.
  • This rapid fat loss diet dispels many of the common myths about dieting and fat loss.
  • Educates dieters how to track measurements of fat loss, which can reinforce motivation.
  • May assist with the management of high blood pressure, diabetes, allergies, joint pains and depression.
  • Does not require much time to be spent on food preparation.
  • Encourages a lifestyle approach to weight management.

Cons

  • Very restrictive and requires elimination of many foods including whole grains.
  • Encourages extremely low calorie intakes that are generally considered unhealthy by most nutritionists.
  • Does not provide adequate nutritional guidance for vegetarians who wish to follow this plan.
  • Rebound weight loss is likely if normal eating is resumed.
  • This rapid fat loss diet does not provide meal plans or recipes.

Conclusions

TurboCharged is a rapid fat loss diet that incorporates the principles of food combining in conjunction with a very low calorie diet. It will appeal to highly motivated dieters who want fast results and prefer not to follow a structured meal plan.

 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)
  • satya diwakar

    just brought the book last week…extremely brilliant research…wonderful information…started with turbocharged life style yesterday…i m sure to succeed..already feeling so good n turbocharged…i d love to thank the authors…

  • joe horton

    This review was made without due diligence. It was made by a footnote reader that did not understand the whole approach of true fat loss and the reason for grain elimination. “Rebound weight loss is likely if normal eating is resumed…” this is true with any person going back to the way they use to eat. Give this book and way of eating a try. In 3 days you will feel better. You will notice how easy it is and it does not restrict consumption. In 10 days you will see a huge difference and then you can make up your own mind. Out of my 18 acquaintances that I recommended this book too 17 followed it with 100% results. the one that did not follow the books recommendations did not have success and did not read the whole book and made wrong choices in foods. She then claimed that the book was not for her (without reading the whole book and not following direction, doing things her way just led her to a poor decision and a bad advocate for TurboCharged. The results do not lie, no one is starved and no one is pushed into cardio work outs that lead to fit fat people. Cardio is for after you loose your fat then safely do cardio when you safely reach your ideal body weight! Contact me if you want there is no money to spend (except for the book) and no vitamins to purchase and no advertisors to please, just safe fat loss! This Book gets you to the safe place first and not painful discouragement! I have lost 57 lbs so far and not starving! (did an Olympic Triathlon with one third the training and still finished in the middle of the pack!)

  • cajetan chimento

    If it works it is fantastic

    • Meshell

      Eating carbs while trying to lose body fat is telibrry inefficient. When in glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) you have to lower your calories (which not only slows your metabolism but catabolizes lean tissues as well) exercise heavily to deplete your glycogen stores before burning body fat.The core of Atkins program is converting the body from glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) to ketosis (burning fat as fuel). Dietary fat levels need to be at >65% of total calories, if not, the body will still remain in glycolysis by converting 58% of excess protein into glucose (via gluconeogenesis). It takes minimum of 3 days to convert a body to ketosis, (but only one bite to convert back to glycolysis). People feel sluggish the first week but most feel better than ever thereafter.You can lose more body fat eating protein fat (don’t eat protein alone) than not eating AT ALL. To lose weight fast, eat all you want, but nothing but meat, eggs, healthy oils, mayo, butter half an avocado a day (for added potassium). Keep the calories high the fat percentage high, at least 65% of calories. Green vegetables some cheese will continue weight loss but at a slower pace.The first 2 weeks eat several cups a day of (mostly) lettuce celery, cucumbers, radishes, mushrooms, peppers more variety of vegetables thereafter add 5 grams per day additional every week (20 grams day first 2 weeks, 25grams 3rd week, 30grams 4th week etc) til you gain weight, then subtract 10grams. That will be your personal carb level (everyone is different depends on how active you are.) Start with meat, fats salads for 2 weeks and then slowly add in more green veg, wk4 fresh cheeses, wk5 nuts seeds, wk6 berries, wk7 legumes, wk8 other fruits, wk9 starchy veg, wk10 whole grains. You will learn how your body reacts to different foods. The first week is just water weight but fat is lost thereafter if you keep your calories high enough. Otherwise the body will strip it’s own lean tissue for nutrition. Although that may look great on a scale it will make it MUCH easier to accumulate fat in the future (since all that pesky lean tissue burning up calories will be gone). The body won’t release fat stores if you lower calories below what it needs. It will slow metabolism to compensate store every spare ounce as fat. If you continue lowering calories, it will continue lowering the set point, til it can survive off nothing store fat on anything. The body will only release it’s fat stores if it knows there is plenty of nutritious food.Simple carbohydrates (sugar, flour, bread, cereal, pasta, potatoes, rice) trigger insulin which can store the calories eaten into fat. The more protein the more the fat burning hormone glucagon is released. The more carbohydrate the more the fat storage hormone insulin is released.Simple carbs are addictive can be disastrous to health. The best way to break the addiction is NO carbs for 3 days. Make a huge batch of deviled eggs, eat one every time you want something have huge omelets with bacon, sausage, peppers, mushrooms cheese. Pork chops smothered with peppers, mushrooms cheese pork rinds dip or tuna/chicken/turkey/egg salad steaks a huge sugar free cheese cake. Eat so much you won’t feel deprived of anything. By the 4th day, the addiction will be gone you can start making healthy choices.High insulin levels promote inflammation, weight gain, hunger unbalance other hormones. Controlling insulin levels will balance out other hormones allow human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so lean muscle will be gained even without exercise. Any exercise will greatly increase muscle mass with high HGH levels.Ground flax seed (2 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg let sit 10 min. to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle nuke 2 minutes. Suggested for daily fiber needs.As long as you have <9grams carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control shouldn't gain weight, no matter the calories because insulin, the fat storage hormone is not activated. Many people gain weight on high carb, do low carb to lose weight then are shocked when they return to high carb gain weight. Many people can return to moderate carb levels but very few can really eat all they want of sugar maintain weight or health.

  • makoma

    The possibility of putting the measurement in ml than oz because south africa we use the ml,g,l so that some of us can understand or put all of them in brackets.

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