Fricker Diet

The Fricker diet, or TGV method, allows you to lose weight by following simple rules of good nutrition. It is progressive and not very restrictive.

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What is the Fricker diet?

The Fricker diet was developed by Dr. Fricker, a weight loss specialist. This low-calorie diet consists of three phases:

  • phase 1: restrictive diet or “TGV” for 6 to 8 weeks;
  • phase 2: stabilizing diet by allowing a wider variety of foods ;
  • phase 3: healthy diet by maintaining a healthy and balanced diet.

In practice, the Fricker regime consists mainly of :

  • meat and fish ;
  • vegetables;
  • Dairy;
  • small amount of fat;
  • 1 fruit maximum per day.

Bread, starches and all sweet products are forbidden.

Example of a meal in a Fricker diet

Example of a meal :

  • Breakfast: no bread, no cereal, but rather a lean dairy and a piece of fruit.
  • Lunch and dinner: vegetables, meat or fish or eggs, dairy and fruit.

The benefits of this plan

The Fricker plan has many advantages:

  • rapid weight loss: between 1 to 2.5 kg per week ;
  • diet taking into account weight regain by introducing a stabilization phase after the TGV phase;
  • allows for long-term weight loss if good nutrition is maintained;
  • learning about good food practices.

Disadvantages of a Fricker diet

The Fricker regime also has its drawbacks:

  • The first phase is difficult to follow, as it is very restrictive and lasts 6 to 8 weeks;
  • the first and second phases are not adapted to the nutritional needs of each individual;
  • the first phase can cause dietary deficiencies that may discourage some people;
  • Weight regain after the TGV phase can be badly experienced and demotivate for the rest of the diet.

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