The Protein Power diet was started by Michael Eades, MD, and Mary Eades, MD in 1996. Their book, on Protein Power diet is popular for weight loss. The diet advocates
high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet---it contains about 30 to 60 grams of carbohydrates and lots of lean proteins.
Insulin regulates carbohydrate metabolism and is secreted by the body for carbohydrate metabolism. It is well known that high insulin levels are not good. The theory behind the Protein Power diet is that high insulin levels due to carbohydrate in your diet has several unwanted effects like
So limit carbohydrates in your diet. If your diet has low carbohydrate, plenty of proteins and some fat the level of insulin in your body will be lower. Lower insulin levels and fewer carbohydrates cause weight loss.
If you follow Protein Power Diet your diet should include foods rich in protein like poultry, pulses, beef, pork, and eggs. Foods like cereals, bread, pasta, rice, refined sugars, and large portions of fruit should be avoided.
The Protein Power Diet provides about 1,600 calories daily. According to this diet of the total calories daily--- 25 percent should be from protein, 50 percent from fat, and only 25 percent from carbohydrates (as opposed to 60 percent from carbohydrates which is generally recommended). The book provides sample menu.
For short term the diet is good as it is not too extreme---eating lean protein, limited amount of fat, and excluding refined sugars are all good strategies. But in the long term elimination of healthy foods such as whole grains, fruits, and vegetables because they contain carbohydrates is not beneficial. It can lead to several deficiencies and it may be difficult for you also to follow a diet with so many restrictions. Rather than going on diet for losing and maintaining your target weight follow healthy eating and living.
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