High-protein, low-carbohydrate diets have been widely promoted in recent years as an effective approach to losing weight. High protein diets typically contain 1g of protein per 1 pound of body weight. Some high protein diets will recommend a percentage of total calorie intake (such as 30% or more).
Consuming high amounts of protein and low amounts of carbohydrate allow for a slow burning of energy and maintain stable blood sugar levels. This maintains a healthy pancreas and assists in maintaining healthy weigh.
High protein diets generally recommend dieters receive 30% to 50% of their total calories from protein. Intake of protein should be uniformly disturbed through the day which includes six small meals. The diet was originally created for bodybuilders therefore it’s important to include a workout routine in addition to your weight loss plan for best results. Interestingly a high protein diet promotes weight loss even while you are sleeping!
Drawbacks of High Protein Diet
- Excessive protein consumption, particularly animal protein, can result in heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, and kidney stones
- It is difficult to eat 6 small meals through the day especially when you are working or travelling
- Too high protein can leads to renal (kidney) failure or stress.
- Bone loss is also seen with high protein intake as it creates an acidic medium and calcium carbonate from bone will be leached out to balance the ph level of blood.
Review of High Protein Diet
By far the most successful weight loss plan especially when a good physical activity routine is added to this plan. However, increase has to be guided and gradual.
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