How Much Protein?
Depends on whether you work out or not and how strenuous your workouts actually are. Your average desk-bound male requires just 0.36 grams of protein per pound of body weight per day, while for endurance athletes, the recommendation is between 0.5 and 0.7 grams of protein per pound of body weight.
High Protein Diets – The Truth:
The Best Protein Sources
Choose protein sources that are nutrient-rich and lower in saturated fat and calories, such as:
- Lean meats (chicken, turkey, salmon, tuna)
- Beans, lentils, chickpeas
- Amarath, quinoa, oats, buckwheat
- Nuts and seeds
How Do High-Protein Diets Work?
When you cut out carbohydrates, you lose weight quickly because you lose water. Then, with no extra carbs, the body begins burning more fat for fuel. This can lead to ketosis, which may make losing weight easier because you feel less hungry. Ketosis may cause temporary headaches, irritability, and nausea but appears to be safe long-term.
We suggest a a balanced diet of protein, carbs, veggies and healthy fats. Carbs are just important as protein (in smaller amounts) after all are a fuel for you body as well as they are needed post-workout to help build and recover your muscles.
High-Protein Health Risks
• Heart Disease
• Colorectal cancer
• Kidney Disease
• Diabetes Complications
• Nutritional Deficiencies
A Healthier Way to Lose Weight
Of the many ways to lose weight, one stands out as by far the most healthful. When meals are built from a generous array of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and beans—that is, healthy vegetarian choices—weight loss is remarkably easy. And along with it come major improvements in cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, and many other aspects of health.
Now HERE is the truth = the answer is very simple: Cut out foods that are high in fat and devoid of fiber and increase foods that are naturally low in fat (skip the ‘fat free’ and ‘low in fat’ diary crap), rich in fiber, and most nutritious.
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