The most popular high protein diet is The Atkins Diet. If you need to lose weight quickly, this diet may be for you. It is very popular diet amongst the celebrities. Jennifer Aniston, Victoria Beckham, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt and Sara Jessica Parker are some of the stars who have lost weight with the Atkins diet.
The high protein diet – the Atkins diet – makes you stop craving for sugar and sweets and at the same time you don’t have to go hungry. You can follow a diet rich in meat/protein and still lose weight. When you eat protein you will feel full much faster and the consequence is that you will then eat less.
Is a high protein diet only effective during a shorter period of time? Are there any side effects? Let’s see what 4 different studies have to say about the long term effects with a high protein diet.
The American Heart Association does not recommend high-protein diets for weight loss. An increasing meat intake without regard to dietary levels of saturated fat could cause cholesterol and heart problems. There are other factors to be aware of. In a high protein diet, the vegetables are reduced, because they count as carbs. This can lead to vitamin- and mineral deficiencies. It is recommended that you add vitamin B and D as well as several minerals if you follow a high protein diet. The diet puts the body in “starvation” and ketone bodies is set free which can give you ache in the stomach and bad breath. The ones suffering from diabetes should not follow this diet because it could be harmful for them.
Although there is no clear evidence on the effects with a high protein diet on the long run, you should never the less be observant and careful, as you should with any kind of diet. A compromise could be that you go on a protein diet but not as extreme as the Atkins Diet. Try to eat a lot of fruit and vegetables and eat different kinds so you get all the nutrition you need. Here are tips on how you can lose weight with a compromised and safer protein diet:
The exercising may save your life. The Maasai, Nomads from Kenya and Tanzania, live on a diet that is very rich on animal meats and fats (proteins) and poor in carbohydrates, but they rarely have any heart- or cardiovascular diseases. According to a study, made by “Karolinska Institutet” in Sweden (one of Europe’s largest medical universities), the secret may have to do with the fact that they walk a lot, around 12.4 miles (20 km) every day!