Losing weight healthily with the protein diet

Written by: Dr. Agustin Molins
Edited by: Top Doctors®

What is the principle by which the protein diet works?

To lose weight we have to reduce the calories in our diet and, in this particular treatment, what we achieve is to reduce carbohydrates so that the diet becomes a ketogenic diet. We also get a lot of fat loss because what we really want is to lose these in our body, but we maintain the amount of proteins necessary so that we do not lose muscle mass. We also provide all the minerals and vitamins so that our body does not have nutritional deficits, only caloric deficits.

What changes can be obtained through the protein diet?

Through the protein diet you can obtain a rapid, lasting and above all healthy weight loss. The fact that the weight loss is fast does not mean that it is incorrect.

Are there any risks or side effects?

If the treatment is prescribed by a physician who knows the procedure, who maintains perfect control of the patient and a non-transferable treatment guideline for any other person, there are no associated risks.


Is Ketosis dangerous?

Any weight loss generates ketone bodies, there is no other way to eliminate fats from our body unless it is in a traumatic way such as surgery or liposuction. The biochemistry in our organism causes that ketones bodies are generated to be released to the outside by the urine and by the breath. Therefore ketosis is not dangerous as long as it is controlled and stable.

What should be done once the ideal weight has been reached?

You have to get to maintain the weight in the long term, this is a third stage that we call Phases of Food Balance - Phases of Maintenance. Our goal is to consolidate a nutritional balance, that we do not lack any type of nutrient and that calorically allow us to maintain the weight. To reach this point you have to have gone through the different stages of the diet and above all have changed the habits to maintain those changes.

Obesity often involves other pathologies: How can the protein diet help to improve these pathologies?

With the protein diet and with the clinical research that has been developing lately we have been able to observe the decrease in the patients of the blood pressure, of the cholesterol rates, of the improvement of the metabolic conditions in general and above all the descent of the glycemia in diabetic patients of type II, and even in insulin-dependent is much higher than that obtained with a conventional or poorly balanced diet. The benefit in the medical pathologies associated with obesity is much higher with the protein diet. In the case of a serious problem of obesity, the protein diet is beneficial for health.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Agustin Molins
Aesthetic Medicine

Dr. Molins has a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Barcelona and a renowned specialist in Aesthetic Medicine and in Nutrition and Dietetics . He obtained a Master's degree in Aesthetic Medicine from the International Union of Aesthetic Medicine and subsequently completed a Superior Course in Aesthetic Surgery by the SECE .

After more than four years as an assistant in General Surgery and Emergency at the Bellvitge Hospital and three more at the Hospital de la Esperanza, in 1988 he opened his own private clinic, first in Cornellá de Llobregat and later in Barcelona, where he continues to practice today in day.

In 1998 created the Protein Diet , a diet based on protein intake that allows you to lose weight in a short time. He is the author of the book 'The Protected Diet'.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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