Low Carb High Protein Diet

People of this age have become so health conscious that they are trying various foods experiment for their fitness. Dieticians are promoting low carb and high protein diets to their clients as it is ancillary diet for keeping the body in toned and well shaped condition.  The combination of protein and carb varies from diet to diet.

High protein and low carb diet is not is not recommended for all. This diet is appropriate for those people who are overweight and want to reduce their weight. When you eat less carb then the brain gets less hormone that triggers hunger. Thus it reduces appetite and promotes weight loss.

How high protein low carb diets works

High protein diet makes you feel full that leads you to consume fewer calories. So you start losing weight. On the other hand low carb promotes weight loss as it helps to get water out of the body. Many people reduce weight as they lower number of calories from carbs.

Very people will found who don’t like eating protein rich foods. Every day man should eat minimum 56 grams of protein and for woman this amount is 46 grams. If you are on the weight loss program then you must eat minimum 120 grams of protein per day.

Type of protein that works best

If you are trying to reduce your weight relying on high protein you need to choose the sources of protein very carefully. It is recommended to take such a diet which is low carb and high protein at the same time it is rich with saturated fat. But be careful that this fat is limited in amount.

Some low fat and high protein foods

  • Lean red meat with visible fat removed
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Chicken (not the skin)
  • Low fat dairy such as milk, yogurt and cottage cheese
  • Legumes and beans such as lentils, kidney beans, peas and soy beans
  • Soy products such as tofu and soy milk
  • Nuts, for example almonds, walnuts, cashews and peanuts
  • Seeds such as pumpkin, sunflower and flax

Choose your carb carefully

This diet urge to take low amount of carb but assure that the carbs you are having is as nutritious as need to keep your calories need balanced. It is good to eat variety of carbs such as bread, whole wheat pasta and brown rice. This carbs are very high in fiber and necessary amount of nutrients. But it will not be a good idea to eat processed or sugar rich carbs.

While you are following high protein and low carb diet that does not mean that you will skip other nutrients such as vitamin, minerals and calcium rich foods. Any diet will provide you the desired result only if you keep consume other nutrients as it is needed. 

Last update: November 27, 2016 05:04:29 pm

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