The hyper-protein diet is based on the consumption of foods that are good sources of protein such as meats and eggs, excluding foods rich in carbohydrates such as bread and pasta. To lose weight with this diet, protein choice should be low in fat and must opt for white meat instead of red meat and skim milk instead of whole milk to consume fewer calories from fat gives.
Protein diet helps you lose weight because the absence of carbohydrates in the diet makes that body burn more quickly their sources of fat. However, it is common to feel weakness and dizziness in the first days of the food, but these symptoms pass after 3 or 4 days, time in which the body becomes used to the lack of carbohydrates. A more gradually remove sugars from the diet and do not suffer to make the low diet carb or low carb see come to make it.
Foods allowed on the hyper-protein diet
Foods allowed on the diet of proteins are foods rich in this macronutrient like grains, vegetables and fruits and possessing low carbohydrate content, for example:
- Lean meats, fish, eggs, ham
- Skim milk, white or low-fat cheese, low-fat yoghurt
- Chard, cabbages, spinach, lettuce, Arugula, watercress, chicory, carrots, cabbage, tomato, cucumber, radish
- Olive oil
- Chestnuts, walnuts, almonds
- How chia seeds, linseed, Sesame, pumpkin, sunflower
- Avocado and lemon
The diet of protein can be performed for 15 days with three days of interval and may be repeated to a maximum of 15 days.
Banned from the hyper-protein Diet foods
Foods allowed during the diet of protein are sources of carbohydrates such as:
- Bread, pasta, rice, flour, potato, sweet potato, cassava;
- Beans, chickpeas, corn, peas, soy;
- Sugar, cookies, sweets, cakes, soft drinks, juices;
- Fruits and coconut water.
It is important not to eat these foods during protein diet to avoid changes in metabolism that make the body to stop using protein and fat as energy source.
What to know before you begin the hyper-protein diet
Before starting any diet, the orientation of a physician or a nutritionist is important not to harm health. The nutritionist can indicate another more personalised menu, taking into account the individual preferences and any dietary restrictions.
Care with the protein diet is mainly so that such a power does not harm the functioning of the kidneys. So it is that this diet is made for maximum one month and with guidance from the nutritionist, so does not occur problems in the organs, falling hair, dizziness, and fainting.