With the arrival of summer are many people who decide to re-start the diet. Protein diet allows a quick drop in weight without losing muscle or skin tone with the exclusion of carbohydrates and lipids, proteins keeping. It is based on three phases: the first is based on the intake of protein preparations, the second retrains dietary and introduces some foods and the third is essential not regain the lost weight.
What is the protein diet
The protein diet is a method of weight loss and control based on the practical exclusion of carbohydrates and lipids the body, keeping the protein intake. Thus the nitrogen balance is in equilibrium, forcing the body to consume its own reserves, first of carbohydrates and lipids later, with consequent thinning led to the accumulation of fatty tissues.
This pattern in three steps including fasting proteinate association with therapy of eating behavior modification to ensure a weight more important and longer - term loss.
It involves the feeding of protein purified preparations of high biological value, along with the scheduled supply of vegetables, fruits and starches gradually after the active phase, with the support of micronutrients (minerals, essential fatty acids, vitamins and trace elements) to avoid deficiencies associated with diet. Normally protein preparations are presented in different formats and flavors to suit the tastes and needs of each patient and each moment of the day.
Phases protein diet
In the first phase or active phase overall objective of the total weight is marked lose loss program and 80% at this stage. It is characterized by a rigorous fast of all foods other than protein preparations.
At this stage, due to the phenomenon called ketosis, the body, in the absence of carbohydrates for energy which causes the formation of partially metabolized fat molecules are called ketone bodies. These ketone bodies reduce the hunger of the person and also enhance a sense of well being and vitality.
The second phase or phase dietary reeducation. In this phase continues to lose weight is learning to eat better and introducing foods in the diet such as fruit, bread and starches. the progressive introduction of food and replacement so part of the protein structure preparations.
The third phase or stabilization phase is the most important phase to avoid regaining weight. The contribution of products rich in high quality protein pattern in a timely manner, under medical supervision.
Advantages and benefits of dietary protein
The benefits of dietary protein compared to other diets are:
- rapid drop weight
- fat and muscle is removed
- There is no feeling of hunger
- There is no feeling of sadness, weakness, or lack of vitality
- Protection of skin tone to preserve muscle
- It is a safe diet, as should be done under medical supervision
metabolic benefits of protein diet:
- Corrects pancreas function
- Reduces blood glucose
- Reduces the problems of insulin resistance
- Drastic reduction of total cholesterol
- Blood pressure in hypertensive obese low between 8% and 13%
- Reduces sleep apnea
- Improves respiratory diseases, musculoskeletal and lipodystrophy
Who can make a protein diet
Experts in Aesthetic Medicine recommend protein diet in the following cases:
- Obesity and excess weight
- Rapid weight loss pre- or postoperative
- After failure of low-calorie diets
- For pathologies associated with obesity
Edited by Roser Berner Ubasos.