It works! I can say that because, having grown up in Germany, I've known and used it for 30 years. Diet was developed by a physician and researcher, Dr. Markert (his book was translated into English and is called The Turbo Protein Diet here, check your local library) but in the U.S. is often advertised to have been developed by Trouille, who's just the owner of the Almased company. I always do the diet as described in the book - 2 full weeks on Almased only - vs. the half on/half off way as described in the pamphlet. I usually lose 13-14 lbs in those 2 weeks, about 2-3 come back by water retention and honestly never gained them back unless I went through a phase of nighttime binge eating. Thus the claim "no yoyo dieting" is correct. It does reset your mind, your taste buds and cravings too, by the way. The one time in my life I had a lot to lose (approx 70 lbs), I did 2 weeks on, 4 weeks off to stabilize, 2 weeks on, etc. It worked and I kept it off for 7 years until the next major life event happened and I went into nighttime snack binging again. I got super lazy too. But it still took 3 years to gain it all back. Now I'm at it again. It does taste a bit bland but there are tips out there now to give it some flavor. Really important: make your own veggie broth and drink at the very least 4 cups of it per day.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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