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Protein diets: the secrets of success

In recent years, protein diets have become THE way to lose weight. So much so that we have seen an explosion of brand bags. But like all diets, this method is not trivial. How to avoid deficiencies? High protein snack or substitutes, what is the difference? How many grams of protein should I take per meal? Tips to preserve his health, tips not to resume pounds, follow the guide.

Waist circumference of 2.6 cm French took over 5 years! And some will try to remedy various methods, including the famous’ protein diet. “ The idea of this scheme is simple: must compensate for the reduction of fats and sugars in the diet of proteins. The idea is to keep satiety while preventing muscle wasting. If this system can be effective, it must take some precautions to protect their health but also avoid repeating all the lost weight off. Here are some tips to read before embarking.

Station deficiencies

Be careful with the use of bags: the protein diet usually requires supplementation with vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids to prevent deficiency. Indeed, removing the risk calorie foods is to remove beneficial nutrients they contain. Supplementation is essential so as not to damage the health. Another must: water. At least 2 liters per day.

Do not fool yourself bags

Warning, do not confuse “Snacks” and high protein “meal replacements” high protein.

  • Protein diets Incase the high protein supplements come in a balanced diet (and often hypocaloric). It may be bags puddings example or bars. They are not intended to replace a meal, but to supplement our diet.
  • High protein meal replacements can as their name suggests replace a meal. They meet the standards required for substitutes. They must therefore contain different elements to be balanced. Not, however, replace any meal bags.

Taste or proteins

You find that certain preparations tasteless: attention, often more goûtus products are also those who have less protein. Because we have less protein, more can be added to other compounds (fats, sugar …) that will allow to increase the flavor. Protein has a bag 14 or 15 g of protein per 100 grams will be more taste than 18 g bag, but the system will be less effective …

No wild schemes

Need to take the bags haphazardly, then do an intensive one week before the beach. It takes commitment and method. At a minimum, go to specialty shops and buy yourself a book (Gee I funds and it lasts, marabout editions for example). Better yet, talk to a doctor who will give you a method adapted to your profile and follow up seriously. This medical monitoring is also essential if you are seeking rapid weight loss.

Do not take a chance

In any case, forget the protein diet if you:

  • Have a type 1 diabetes;
  • Suffering from renal failure;
  • Have heart failure or heart problems;
  • Suffering from liver failure;
  • are pregnant or lactating.

And this diet is not recommended for children.

Avoid embarrassment

Despite its advantages, the high protein diet is not without troublesome side effects. The main thing is … inevitable bad breath: it shows that the system is effective! Indeed, when the body burns fat, there is a phenomenon called ketosis: there are production residues are eliminated including expirations. Think chewing gum, mouthwash and mint teas …

Less common but more annoying, the system can sometimes cause headaches or constipation. In this case, consult your doctor.

Do not miss the stabilization

The problem with protein bags is that replaces meals without learning how to eat better: as soon as you stop, it returns to its old habits and regain the pounds immediately. Only successful way to stabilize: benefit from the system to learn to eat better. Trying to move towards the Cretan diet: more fruits and vegetables, less meat, more fish, olive oil, etc.. A good trick is to learn how to snack savory protein (type omelette preparation or other) that is accompanied by vegetables … then little by little replaced by “real” foods rich in protein, keeping the structure of meals balanced.

Another essential aspect sustainably increase physical activity at the beginning of the diet … and permanently!

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