Protein Diet For Women - Is It Safe and Effective?

11 June

By Andrew Alex Langhorn

Protein For Women - Does it Help Weight Loss?

Over the past decade, especially with the mass marketing of such ketogenic diets as the Atkins program, both men and women have become fascinated with what is known as the Protein Diet to accelerate weight loss and slimming. Many people, when near desperate to lose weight, will accept almost any suggestion as gospel if it promises to faithful follower will drop a couple of dress sizes, or lose 50lbs in 3 months. We see this kind of heavy marketing pushed on us through products, commercials, books and especially in magazines focused around celebrities and those in the public eye. Can the Protein Diet actually be one of those few diets that lives up to its claims, and why?

Well, yes, the Protein Diet, when followed specifically can, and will assist with rapid weight loss. Is it healthy though, and how does it do this? The science behind the protein diet is quite simple really. When you follow this diet regime, you are to virtually eliminate carbohydrate foods, and replace your eating with protein foods. Anyone can probably tell you that by removing an entire macro nutrient food group that this will drastically limit your food combination choices and selection, as well as taste variety. If you religiously stick to this, then yes, most likely this one fact alone will aid you lose weight.

Moreover, proteins do not influence insulin and blood sugar as drastically as carbohydrates do. So in this regard, by maintaining more stable blood glucose levels, you will find that you are less hungry and more satisfied throughout the day, and your eating becomes more controlled. Your mood will improve, as will your motivation to stick to the diet, since you are no longer afflicted by low blood sugar crashes resulting in negative psychology.

Is the Protein Diet safe, and does it work for slimming and weight loss? Well, the safety aspect is under scrutiny, and has been for many years. So far however, there seems to be little to no evidence to suggest the high protein, low carbohydrate diet is in anyway harmful. No more so than any regular high carbohydrate, high fat diet. Does the high protein diet for women work for slimming and weight loss? Well, in most studies where the subject sticks religiously to their diet, then yes, a substantial amount of weight can be lost in record time. It must be noted however, that the withdrawal of carbohydrates from the body, will rapidly cause a reduction in water weight and water retention in the body. This change in body fluid balance will account for the rapid first few weeks sudden drop in weight on the Protein Diet.

Should people embark on the protein diet without any research? I would advise against that, simply because there are so many variations involved in the actual practical application of the diet. One should thoroughly research the diet and how they can implement it into their lifestyle before jumping headlong into a drastic change to nutrition. It is also recommended that you seek the advice of your GP before you embark on any drastic change to your nutritional lifestyle.

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