High Protein Diet For Weight Loss? Pros And Cons

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There is no such thing as a single High Protein diet. High Protein diet comes in many shapes and forms. That obviously means that not all high protein diets are created equal. Each high protein diet has got its own positives and negatives. That is simply nature and this is something the readers need to accept that there is no perfect diet which can cause weight loss. There will always be some benefits of a particular diet and some harms. More often than not, these harms are almost negligible.

As a general rule (there is a general rule for everything and then there is real life which follows no general rule), the best forms of high protein diets are the ones which are low in fat and moderate in carbohydrates (being high in protein goes without saying as that is a preliminary) rather than high  in fats and low in carbohydrates. This combination is of absolute importance as that determines how rapidly you lose weight when and if you get on a high protein diet.

Number one dish for the perfect high protein diet is the good old steak. Nothing represents a good high protein diet than a nice big juicy steak of fresh meat. The key to gaining maximum benefit from a steak is to choose the cuts wisely. Choose the most lean cut available and you can be sure that you are getting the most amounts of proteins for the least amount of fats.

In fact, if you choose your meat with some thought then you can have the same amount of protein for a beef cut as you would have with a skinless (yes skinless) chicken breast with barely more saturated fat. That is awesome if you think a little deep about it as the protein in beef (and mutton) is of much higher quality than chicken.

High Protein Diet For Weight Loss? Pros And Cons Part 2

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This is the post where I am going to talk about the actual pros and cons of adopting a high protein diet because by now all of you know what the high protein diet is and what is it used for. In short, in this diet you eat more meat and less carbohydrates and hence lose lots of weight.

High protein diet has the further benefit of curbing your appetite so that you only eat when you need to eat, not when you WANT to eat which is the case with most of the people these days.Which is also the reason why so many people are fat, sluggish and weak these days as we put our bodies under a lot of pressure physically by eating when the body does not require food.

High protein diet is known throughout the world for changing a persons metabolism in many cases. There have been reports where people have reported an increase in their metabolic rate because of their high protein diet. What makes that effect possible is not known precisely yet but I think the explaining I will give to you is going to be satisfactory.

The way our bodies work, when we severely restrict the amount of carbohydrates that we put in our bodies, our bodies try to burn fats (which are our own form of fuel) of our own body in order to satisfy the need for carbohydrates. This puts the body in a mode known as ketosis.

Ketosis is the process through which the body burns and sheds of pounds of weight quickly.As with life, all is not bright sunshine with high protein diet as ketosis has also been related to headaches, nausea, kidney troubles and heart problems. There you go, I just mentioned the first pro and first con of high protein diet.

Rest assured that many people have tried this approach and it has payed off but for little minority (there is a minority in each and everything in life, so nothing out of the ordinary here as well) it causes health problems after this minority loses their required amount of weight.

Keep reading guys because there is lots more to come on high protein diet tomorrow.

High Protein Diet For Weight loss? Pros And Cons

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If you want to lose weight and you cannot give up all those steaks and those hot shots, then do not lose hope. There is a weight loss solution for you which will have you losing weight at a rapid pace and you will get to eat all the protein related foods that you want to eat (obviously under a limit).

If your goal is to lose weight only, then this technique can do wonders for you. People have been following this technique for quite some time now and hence a lot of research has been done on this subject. It is not a new thing. I am going to tell you about the pros and cons about starting to lose weight with high protein diet in the next couple of posts.

High protein diet is about having a low carbohydrate diet. It is about compensating your decrease in carbohydrates by an increase in your protein intake. Make sense right?

In this diet, the goal is to lose weight by eating protein packed foods. Which basically means that you would get fewer calories by consuming carbohydrates. High protein diet is no rocket science. High protein diet is basically an increase in the percentage of calories which you derive from proteins.

In a normal diet, you would eat something between 15-20 percent of calories from proteins but in a high protein diet, 30 to 50 percent of your calories will come from proteins.

This was just an introduction , tomorrow I will start with the nuts and bolts of high protein diet pros and cons. In this post I know I did not mention any, but that is only because I want to give you guys some brief notes about high protein diet before having to make you decide to go or not go for it.

Check back tomorrow for the pros and cons of losing weight from a high protein diet.

3 More Food To Kill Your Hunger

Today I am going to list 3 foods you least likely thought would help you lose weight. I might have mentioned these before but I am going to give you recently found benefits of eating these foods. So here we go.

  1. Potatoes, is one food item that has got a lot of bad name for making people fat. But new research has found out that it is not the case. Obviously, it is the case when you keep on eating french fries. The oil in those can make you fat in no time. The potatoes do not make you fat. White or sweet, potatoes have this special kind of starch that can make you feel full for longer and people who eat potatoes are likely to eat 320 calories less per day than people who don’t.
  2. Seafood. Another class of food items about which people do not have sufficient knowledge. Not all seafood contains high amounts of bad cholesterol. In fact, fish has essential omega 3 fats which keep you full for way way longer than traditional sources of meat. Also fish eaters compared with beef eaters suffer far less hunger. They also end up eating 72 calories less in their next meal, a research has found out.
  3. Nuts. Time for you to go a little nuts I say to people who want to know more about diet foods. The wonderful combination of fiber, protein and fats in nuts give you satiety and make you eat less throughout the day. Apart from that, nuts also increase your metabolism by 10 percent.

Food Trades: Trade These For Massive Calorie Cuts

Let me just share with you foods (and/or some tricks) that can enable you to make massive calorie cuts in your diet and hence start losing weight.

  • You like a movie don’t you. We all do. You like a popcorn don’t you. We all do. But did you know that those massive sized buttery popcorn available near the movies have something like over 1000 calories. You can easily cut 900 calories if you make your own. Buy a 94 percent fat free variant from any local store (air or microwave pop).
  • Feel like eating a cup cake? You can satisfy your sweet needs  but not buy having a gigantic cup cake. Instead try a smaller one and save around 500 calories.
  • I have posted this tip before but now just to refresh your memory. You can fool yourself into getting slim. Trade in your 12 inch plates with 10 inch ones and research suggests that you are likely to eat 22 percent less food on each meal. Do that for every meal of the day and you can easily cash in on 500 calories less.

6 Mistakes For Weight Loss: Mistake 2

Mistake 2 in losing weight (which I am not guilty of by the way) is too much exercising. This may come as a good news to most dieters and even people who can control their eating, hate to exercise. Well, if I am being positive about it, then lets put it this way, most people on earth do not like to exercise everyday.

Before you start to brag about you being right all those years when you told people that exercising is no good, read the first line again. Obsessive exercise is bad. What is obsessive exercise? You will be amazed at the answer.

It is recommended that you have to exercise (as in running or jogging) for at least 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. That is for sure a lot of exercise of most of us. But that is the minimum. Obsessive exercise would come at a point where you start exercising for hour and a half everyday.

Why is it bad you may legitimately ask? Doesn’t exercise burn calories and the more you burn calories, the more weight you lose. That is right and there is no need for you to change that concept. But we must always do things in balance.

Balance is a beautiful thing. Too much exercise can control your life in unwanted ways. Firstly, too much exercise everyday can take a toll on the body in terms of wear and tear of the muscles and the joints.

Secondly, it can increase risk for injury. It can lead to dehydration and hence electrolyte imbalance. It can also give you psychological problems as forcing yourself to do too much exercise can make it a horrible experience.

There are however options for you. Either you can do cardiovascular exercise 30 minutes a day for 5 days a week. Or you can do intense cardiovascular exercise  of 20 minutes 3 days a  week . The weight training would consist of 8 to 10 exercises with 8 to 12 repetitions done two times a week.

Despite what doctors say, people think that they know better and blindly follow the “More Is Better” rule. But that rule is not correct as far as your body goes. More exercise can harm your body. More rest can harm your body too. More food can definitely harm your body.

So you have to be really careful what you do with your body. Otherwise you might end up in a situation you would not like to hear about right now. Do engage in regular activity to get many health benefits but do not overdo it.

Exercise can act as a stress reliever which is a big deal when you are working in a corporate society, you do not want to reverse that effect of exercise which you can easily do when you over do exercise.

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