Max Planck Diet: How Much Protein Does A Diet Need?

The name sounds good – but unfortunately, it’s not the program. The Max Planck Diet promises a lot but delivers little. We have put it under the microscope for you.


If you want to really chastise yourself for once, you’ve come to the right place. Because the high-protein diet allows a maximum of three, sometimes only two meals a day, and after two weeks you’ll be sick of ham, chicken, steak and eggs, and a little bit of salad.


Since the emphasis is on eating as much protein as possible, you don’t need much imagination for your daily menu. It’s the quantity that makes the difference.


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While this diet does include some fruits and vegetables, the protein content is far above what a normal person needs – let alone what is good for them. Protein obesity is countered by a lack of iodine, essential fatty acids, calcium, and fiber. Health consequences like impairment of the kidney by decomposition products of the many proteins, the rise of the uric acid concentration in the blood, gout, a rise of the Cholesterinspiegels as well as an increased risk for Arteriosklerose around the Portfolio of a Diät off, of which not even a durable decrease is to be expected. Therefore: Hands off!

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Written by Bella Adams

I'm a professionally-trained, executive chef with over ten years in Restaurant Culinary and hospitality management. Experienced in specialized diets, including Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw foods, whole food, plant-based, allergy-friendly, farm-to-table, and more. Outside of the kitchen, I write about lifestyle factors that impact well-being.

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