High Protein Diets
You may have heard about high protein dies such as Atkins, Protein Power, Stillman, and Sugar Busters. Some high protein diets are known for quick weight loss, but some of these diets restrict important carbohydrates like fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products. The problem with restricting carbohydrates from the diet is that it causes a loss of body fluids and prevents the body from burning fat.
High protein diets feature foods like cheese, eggs and meat. While each of these foods offer their own health benefits, eating too much protein can increase risks for coronary heart disease, diabetes, several types of cancer, and stroke.
If you’re interested in following a high protein diet, it’s a good idea to consult a doctor before starting your weight –loss diet. The American Heart Association guidelines recommend that adults who are trying to lose weight and keep it off to eat no more than 35 percent of total daily calories from fat and less than 7 percent of total daily calories from saturated fat and less than 1 percent of total daily calories from trans fat. High protein diets make these guideline recommendations very difficult.
Healthy dieting should include a variety of foods including fresh produce and regular physical exercise.