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The Eurodiet Method

Being supported by a health professional is essential for any nutritional rehabilitation and weight loss process. To start your programme: bring the topic up with your doctor or get in touch with us. He or she will use a set of innovative diagnostic tools to perform an extensive nutritional and behavioural assessment. The results will allow him or her to tailor your nutritional reprogramming to your personal needs.

Your starting phase will depend on your health assessment, your target weight-loss, your body composition, your eating habits and, of course, your

motivation. Throughout your programme, your doctor/health professional will be available to:

support you,

help you avoid dietary pitfalls,

monitor the satisfactory progression of your weight loss (lean mass preservation),

analyse the psychological factors involved in your weight loss process.

So that you may sustain your newly acquired good eating habits (and your weight loss!) in the long term.

Your 4 Phases

When supervised by a health professional, the Eurodiet method enables nutritional reprogramming. Its four customized phases provide an optimal protein intake and a low carb. diet. These phases are

easy to follow. Your health professional will tell you how to chose your meals to achieve an effective and user-friendly diet.
Your starting phase will depend on your health assessment, your target weight-loss, your body composition, your eating habits and, of course, you motivation.
More Information about our Phases:

Phase 1&2

Phases 1 & 2 of the Eurodiet method are designed to induce moderate physiological ketosis under medical supervision, within specific indications and in the absence of contraindicators. Inspired by our scientific observation of fasting, the ketosis induced by our diet should not be mistaken for diabetic ketoacidosis. It is a metabolic state induced by a reduced carbohydrate (CHO) intake. To compensate for the low-CHO blood level, the body uses the fatty acids found in fatty tissues to make ketone bodies which are then used as "fuel" instead of glucose.

It is because ketogenic dieting has been demonstreted as both effective and safe when it is part of a structured programme and conducted under medical supervision that we have chosen it as a starting phase for our weight loss and long-term maintance programme. It is generally admitted that ketogenic diets enable rapid and consequent weight loss, mainly at the expense of the fat mass (fatty tissue) whilst the lean mass is preserved by an appropriate intake in high-quality protein. Moreover, several studies have demonstrated that a greater initial weight loss encouraged optimal long-term weight maintance.

Phase 3&4

Phase 3 plays a crucial part in sustainable weight loss and the long-term modification of eating habits. Made of 4 stages (A, B, C & D) that correspond to increasing levels of calorie and carbohydrate intakes, phase 3 is focused on foods with a low-glycaemic index and load that can either be used following a ketogenic management phase, or in first intent.

WHEN SHOULD PHASE 3 BE UNDERTAKEN?

  • To consolidate the results achieved by a ketogenic phase (1 or 2): the gradual reintroduction of carbohydrates is crucial here if weight regain is to be avoided. The four stages (A, B, C & D) should follow one another, ideally over a period of 4 months at least. This results in a diversification of authorised foods and paves the way for a gentle progression towards a balanced diet.
  • As part of an "educational" programme: in case of metabolic disease (type-2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, raised cholesterol or triglyceride blood levels), each phase-3 stage will be an opportunity of learning about different food groups, thus enabling you to optimise your diet.
  • As a break during a ketogenic phase: Phase 3 can prove helpful when a break is needed during a ketogenic programme (holidays or Christmas time, for instance), the aim being to resume a phase 1 or 2 afterwards.
  • As a starting phase: Using phase 3 as a starting phase may suit persons who are only slightly overweight, or in whom phases 1 or 2 are contraindicated ... or who just do not wish to undertake a ketogenic phase. The starting stage (A, B, C or D) will be determined with the health professional, according to needs and goals.

WHAT DOES "GLYCAEMIC LOAD" MEAN?
The glycaemic load (GL) reflects the capacity a standard helping of any given food has of raising blood sugar levels (glycaemia). A glycaemic index is deemed "low" when it is below 10, "high" when equal to or above 20 and "average" when it is within this range. With this concept, the demonization of certain foods such as watermelons or carrots for instance, becomes impossible. It reveals the equivalence of foods belonging to the same food group, all vegetables, for instance, have a low glycaemic load, even if and when their carbohydrate/sugar contents vary.

Menus that are adapted to your Needs

Depending on the starting phase selected, your typical menu will include a variable number of high nutritional value, high-protein and low-carbohydrate products (to choose from a range of over 80 products) plus other ordinary foods that we will help you rediscover.

Ordering products online is very easy: choose your products on our e-shop, fill in your order form and the products will be delivered to your home within 48 hours.

Taking psychobehavioural Issues into Account

Sometimes, we unknowingly change our eating habits and behaviour to cope with certain emotions. Excess eating can thus become a way of managing emotions, stress or boredom, instead of being the normal answer to hunger it should be.

Throughout your weight-loss programme, the support provided by your doctor/health professional

will take these motivational and emotional factors into account.

With the Eurodiet method, your doctor/health professional will help you achieve a set of objectives that are specific to each phase so that you gently acquire good eating habits.