I lost quite a bit of weight on a high protein diet but ended up very sick. Because I ate very little fibre, I ended up with diverticulitis which is very dangerous and is a permanent problem. I am currently on a balanced diet - which gives me slower weight loss but is much safer in the long run.
Yes.when i go hiking in the mountains.I have only one meal in a day.So i have my heavy protein and go,keeps me up whole day
When I was a body builder I ate a diet very high in protein with baked fish, or lean chicken. I also drank a lot of protein drinks, and I found that it worked for me but if you go on a high protein diet you want to check with your dr. first to see how much you need in a day. Too much protein can cause health problems such as gout especially if you eat a lot of red meat, you need to exercise according to how much protein you take in, and add other foods in your diet.
I have not personally used the high protein diet, but my mother did and lost 12 kilos in a matter of months. However it was hard for her when she went off the diet as you now need to balance you daily intake and you can not stay on a high protein diet for ever.
It took her some time to get it right but now she includes all foods in her diet and keeps the weight off.
I've never had a weight problem or been on a diet and that's because my mother used to say never eat a meal until you're completely full, leave a little room for comfort. I see it every day, some people will stuff themselves so full that they don't even want to move after eating, they want to fall asleep right there and then.
It depends on what you mean by "high protein." Some consider high protein diets as being 25-35 percent of their total calories. However, that is actually a pretty good balance for protein. Protein is an extremely important part of your diet as it helps you maintain muscle, reduce catabolism, and is thermogenic. In fact, for every 100 calories of protein, about 25-30 percent is burned just from digestion. This is more than twice the amount of carbohydrates and fats. However, protein needs to be eaten in balance with carbohydrates (i.e., vegetables, fruits, and starches) as well as dietary essential fats. If your goal is to lose body fat, I would suggest a macronutrient ratio of 30-40 percent protein, 20-30 percent carbohydrates, and 30-40 percent dietary fats. Make sure your carbohydrates come from most vegetable sources. Limit fruits to 1-2 servings per day. Have starchy carbs for after workouts only. Include essential fats (i.e., Omega 3 sources). You will see body fat melt off your body quickly. Oh! Also, eat only until about 80 percent full. Just don't do without any of the macros as they are all important to your body; each has their own important function.
Most of the statements have been about weight loss in this segment. For myself weight wasn't the issue. Hypoglycemia was. A very awful state of health. There is no pill for hypoglycemia, and when diagnosed with the condition, I had to find something to stabilize it. Protein, combined with a healthy fat, helped to stabilize it. For me eating high protein foods, not protein supplements helped. Such as nuts, seeds, walnuts, avacodoes, and coconut oil. Increasing lean meat consumption as well. Such as fish,eggs, and chicken. And taking glutamine in a capsule form. i did not stay on the diet indefinitely, but I did consume quite a bit of protein, in that time.
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