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The 10-Day Turbocharge Diet

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Writing since 1978, Allison Stevens was writer and publisher of the Calvary Christian Fellowship newsletter and has had work appear in various online publications. Stevens has certification to teach group fitness and is a licensed Zumba instructor, teaching fitness classes for adults and children daily. She enjoys researching various subjects including health, and holds an Associate of Arts.
The 10-Day Turbocharge Diet
Fish and green vegetables are core choices on the 10-Day Turbocharge Diet. Photo Credit Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images

A diet book written by Stephen P. Gullo, "The Thin Commandments Diet: The 10 No-Fail Strategies for Permanent Weight Loss," includes sections on behavior modification as well as eating plans. The food portion begins with Gullo's 10-day Turbocharge Diet as part of his ABC Eating program. He claims you can lose 10 to 14 lbs. those first 10 days without feeling hungry. Always discuss any new diet plans with your doctor before you begin.

About the Author

Gullo received his doctorate in psychology from Columbia University. Gullo also chaired the National Obesity and Weight Control Education Institute of the American Institute for Life-Threatening Illness at the Columbia University Medical Center. He has written several academic papers and mainstream books, including the bestseller, "Thin Tastes Better." Also president of the Institute for Health and Weight Sciences' Center for Healthful Living in New York City, Gullo has been interviewed as a weight-loss expert by Oprah, Larry King and many others.

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ABC Eating Plan

Gullo has created three food lists. List A comprises the 10-Day Turbocharge Diet with foods he calls "a synergistic combination" designed to start rapid weight loss. List B contains additional foods that will slightly slow your weight loss down if you need to continue losing after the first 10 days. List C provides recipes and foods for maintaining your weight. Gullo claims that following this plan will help you avoid foods that sabotage your weight-loss efforts and keep you feeling satisfied.

Key Concepts

Some of Gullo's main diet concepts include eating more fish to help your body regulate its production of leptin, a hormone that regulates appetite; eating cinnamon for its possible ability to encourage lean muscle growth; eating more fiber to increase the amount of food you eat while reducing caloric intake; and making sure you are getting enough calcium in your diet, which Gullo says helps speed up weight loss.

Food Recommendations

Gullo suggests you start your day with a high-protein breakfast like an egg-white omelet or fruit with yogurt. Since protein takes longer to digest than carbohydrates do, such a breakfast may help keep you feeling full through your morning. For lunch and dinner choices, Gullo's main recommendations are seafood and green vegetables. The core components of the 10-Day Turbocharge Diet are eggs, fish and high-calcium foods like low-fat cheese or yogurt, plus high-fiber crispbread.

The Commandments

Not all sections of the book include food lists. Much of what Gullo wants to express to dieters is influenced by his background in psychology. He discusses key strategies to change your behavior, which plays a large role in whether you will be successful in permanently changing your lifestyle. He also emphasizes weight maintenance.

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