Be aware: this is only the goal of this diet, not necessarily its outcome. Results vary from person to person. Consult your doctor or dietician before starting this (or any other) diet.
This diet was devised by Mieke Daenen and Johan Bruijnen, both dieticians. The diet focuses on consuming more proteins and was made for people who are underweight, malnourished and/or over 70.
On the homepage you can compare this diet with other diets.
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The idea of this diet is that, with a roadmap, you become your own dietician. First of all, you examine how much protein you currently eat with the info card in the book. Then you calculate how much protein you should consume, based on your weight.
After doing this, you start with the protein info cards and the sample menus, possibly with the help of a dietician.
With the help of the protein info card you can find out how much protein a product contains. For instance, different types of yoghurt like in the picture below (in Dutch). The amount of calories is also shown. For more examples, see the look-up sheet here (in Dutch).
The example menus (with between 60 and 120 grams of protein) in the book are a guide to eating the right amount of protein, tailored to your weight and needs.
Below a sample menu with a lot of protein (marked with XL, referring to the amount of protein in the menu). Other example menus may contain little (small) or a lot (extra large) of protein. You can find a preview here (in Dutch).
Consult your doctor or dietician before starting this (or any) diet. This diet is not suitable for people with reduced kidney function.
You can find more information on this diet in the 'Become your own dietician. Eat more protein' book (a Dutch book).
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Mieke Daenen's other diet focuses on eating fewer carbohydrates. According to the creators, the diet is suitable for people who are overweight and/or have type 2 diabetes. You can find more information here.
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As you see fit
Some target groups, including the elderly, after a trauma, recovery, etc., need to eat sufficient or extra protein. have a need to eat sufficient or extra protein. This book gives a good indication of the sufficient amounts of protein. You can also find the number of grams of protein/100g product. For many, it is very useful to have practical information, such as daily schedules, which you can also find in the book.
Eating enough protein is important for a large group of people. Especially elderly people, people with COPD and/or people who need to recover, for example after an operation, need extra protein. In practice, I notice that people find it quite difficult to understand what protein is, in what products it can be found and how to get enough of it. This book explains all this in a very clear way and can be used in combination with and without the guidance of a dietician.