The Oloproteic Diet is a 21-day diet therapy. It ensures a relatively rapid weight loss, carried out mainly at the expense of fat mass and without further weight recovery if the subsequent steps are correctly observed.
Principles of the Oloproteic Diet are:
Obtain a negative calorie balance with a very low caloric and leukidic diet (VLCD).
To achieve a balanced nitrogen balance with the administration of amino acids and high quality proteins, in a “normoproteic” amount compared to the patient’s ideal weight, to protect the muscle mass.
Stimulate the production of ketone bodies as an energy source, with euphoric, tonic and anorectic effect.