The principle of the diet

 What does a protein diet consist of ?

The protein diet is a weight loss method that is based upon

  • a global reduction of calories
  • a highly nutritional PROTEIN intake of more than 70 grams per day, for an adult
  • a low intake of GLUCIDES (sugar) and of LIPIDS (fats) that oblige the body to consume its own reserves (fast breakdown of fatty tissues while preserving the lean body-mass: organs, muscles).

Your physician will determine, with you, the number of packets to take per day. Also added are vegetables and diet supplements (potassium, calcium, etc.).


 What does the pre phase consist of ? by Dr. B.K.

The pre phase is an adaption phase which helps tolerate the strict protein phase diet. It allows the pancreas, which normally secretes insulin, to rest which gives the impression of satiety and the psychotonic effect of the substances secreted during the strict protein phase. During this time, specific micronutrient supplementation may be prescribed according to clinical symptoms present before this phase, examples : constipation, nervousness, a preference for sugar…


 How long does a protein diet last ?

What can I eat while on the protein diet ?

You have chosen, with your physician, to lose weight by the protein diet method. Several phases follow:

In general:

You begin by a Starter 1 Phase which consists of taking 3 to 5 Axodiet packets per day, combined with vegetables and abundant liquids (mineral water) for a maximum of 4 weeks.

There is a variation, which is the Starter 2 Phase which combines Axodiet protein packets (2 to 3 per day average) and traditional food (in the form of one meal a day atnoon and in the evening). This can be followed for 1 month, or even longer.

During the TRANSITION Phases, you will progressively reintegrating all food categories over several weeks.

Finally, the DETOX and PROTECT Phase consists of a reeducation of eating behavior that can last as long as 1 to 2 years for true obesity.


 How will I lose my excess weight ?

On the protein diet, the body cannot use sugars and fats as an energy source, so must consume its own reserves, particularly stored fats. The adipose tissues break down very quickly. It is astonishing to see how in the first week of this diet, your measurements will change: your waist, hips, thighs and buttocks.

On the other hand, lean body-mass (muscles and organs) are nourished and protected by taking the protein packets.


 Is there a risk that I will feel tired ?

Is anything missing during a protein diet ?

Won’t I feel hungry ?

The process that has been put into action in the protein diet obliges the body to dip into its fat reserves (lipolysis) to manufacture the energy it needs every day. Ketone bodies form (acetone), offering numerous advantages:

  • Acquired energy, a source of dynamism. You’re in top shape.
  • A feeling of well-being replaces the gloom that comes with some other diets.
  • The sensation of hunger disappears very fast: usually within 24 to 48 hours.
  • Plus, the contribution of vitamins and minerals in the packet and prescribed supplements of potassium and calcium from your physician work together to prevent any deficiency.


 What is an AXODIET packet made of ?

The AXODIET packets consist of:

  • Proteins (20 grams per packet) among which are milk, soy, and egg whites proteins, indispensable to cell reconstruction.
  • Not much sugar or fat. However, a contribution in the form of linoleic acid (omega 6) and linolenic acid (omega 3), essential to the body, has been added.
  • Vitamins and minerals.


 How do I know that the protein is of good quality ?

The proteins that we use have high nutritional value. This is determined by a chemical index that must over 100. This is the case for each of our flavors.


 What is the average weight loss on a protein diet ?

A weight loss of 3 to 5 kilos per week is frequent on the strict protein diet (3 to 5 packets per day).


 Why do I have to be careful not to eat sugar during a protein diet ?

To explain as simply as possible: the principle of the protein diet is to push your body to opt for another source of energy than glucose (sugar), which is partly responsible for fat storage. By contributing a lot of proteins, few lipids (fats) and few glucides (sugars) in the food ration, your body finds itself deprived of its usual energy source, sugar, and replaces it with acetone. Acetone is another energy source that is manufactured from stored fat, while muscle mass is preserved thanks to the highly nutritional protein intake that is contained in the packets.

Taking in sugary food or drink will stop the fat breakdown process.


 After a diet, the weight usually goes back on. Is this the case with a protein diet ?

Most diets have a “yo-yo” effect, with a weight being regained once you begin to eating normally again. This is where a PD is different: the weightloss lasts because it comes largely from fat breakdown. All during the diet, your muscles have had an increased intake of highly nutritional proteins. At the end of the diet, your body is not therefore in a deficit situation, since the weightloss has been carried out by expending stored fat. To truly stabilize your weight, it is important to follow the advice of your physician, who will guide you through each phase of the method, personalizing it according to your medical history, your age, and your excess weight.


 Does the protein diet have any effect on cellulite?

Many patients complain, to various degrees, of accumulated cellulite mass, especially around the pelvis. Thanks to its protection of the muscle mass, the protein diet takes effective action on cellulite. It is astonishing to see, right from the first weeks of this diet, how your measurements will change: your waist, hips, thighs and buttocks.


 What is the difference between the protein diet packets and meal substitutes ?

The difference is found especially in two areas:

- in the composition of the products: a meal substitute contains much less protein and a lot more absorbable sugar than a protein diet packet.

- in the way the products work: only the protein diet promotes the breakdown of stored fat (lipolysis), thanks to the start-up of:

- Ketogenesis: the manufacture of acetone, source of energy and satiety effect

- And neoglycogenesis: manufacture, from proteins, of the glucose necessary for the noble organs of the body.


 Why must a protein diet be prescribed and supervised by my physician ?

The protein diet must be prescribed and supervised by a physician who alone can appreciate the indications and contra indications.

Your physician will guide you through each phase of the method and will prescribe for you the protein diet supplements. Follow dosages carefully. They are indispensable to a successful protein diet (potassium, calcium, salt, vitamins, minerals, etc.)


 What method should I follow if I no longer want to use packets ?

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Box of 30 capsules
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Fish oil of which omega 3 (EPA +DHA). Oily garlic macerate of which vinyldithiines and sulfides


If you no longer want to use packets, you must follow a protein diet based on ready-to-use products such as plain or chocolate-coated toasts, bars and ready-to-eat meals.

All of these products can be found in the frequence 4 method.

During this phase, it is recommended to prevent the acidification of protein meals, which is damaging to bone tissue, by taking 2 capsules of AXOph per day

You can also start a DETOX and PROTECT AXOVITAL treatment which will safely accompany you through whatever slimming program that you have chosen


 Why is a protein breakfast important ?

A protein breakfast is important because it is rich in tyrosine which permits the fabrication of neurotransmitters such as dopamine and will motive you to continue the diet program.

Another reason is that protein taken in the morning allows a reduction in the number of calories taken for the rest of the day. It is known that those who skip breakfast are more at risk of obesity for the rest of their life.


 Protein packets versus food protein :

Having a diet rich in proteins, and above all animal proteins, will lead to a PH imbalance in the body thus accentuating the loss of muscle and bone mass.

Protein foods – meat, eggs, fish and cheese – have an elevated PRAL (Potential Renal Adic Load) which means they have a large acidifying effect on the body. It is the complete opposite with the use of protein packets. The average PRAL of a protein packet is neutral, between 0 and 4, which means little or no risk of diminishing muscle and bone mass.