Losing weight healthily with the protein dietEdited by:
What is the principle of the protein diet?
To lose weight we have to reduce the calories in our diet and in this particular treatment, what we achieve is to lower carbohydrates so that the diet becomes a ketogenic diet. In addition we get a lot of fats because really what we 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 minerals and vitamins so that our body does not have nutritional deficits, only caloric deficits.
What changes can be achieved through the protein diet?
Through the protein diet you can get a fast weight loss, lasting and above all healthy. The fact that weight loss is quick does not mean that it is incorrect.
Are there any risks or side effects?
If treatment is guided by a physician who knows the procedure, who maintains perfect control of the patient and a treatment schedule that is not transferable to any other person, there are no associated risks.
Is ketosis dangerous?
Any weight loss generates ketone bodies, there is no other way to remove the fats from our body unless it is in a traumatic way like a surgery or a liposuction. The biochemistry in our organism causes that ketone bodies are generated to be released to the outside by the urine and the breath. Therefore ketosis is not dangerous provided it is controlled and stable.
What should be done once the ideal weight is achieved?
You have to be able to maintain the weight in the long term, this is a third stage that we call Food Balance Phases - Maintenance Phases. Our goal is to consolidate a nutritional balance, that we do not lack any type of nutrient and that calorically allows us to maintain the weight. To reach this point you must have gone through the different stages of the diet and above all have changed the habits to maintain those changes.
Obesity is often associated with other pathologies: How can the protein diet help improve these pathologies?
With the protein diet and the clinical investigations that have been developing in recent times we have been able to observe the decrease in the patients in the blood pressure, the cholesterol rates, the improvement of the metabolic conditions in general and above all the decrease of the glycemia in diabetic patients of type II, and even in insulin-dependent is much superior to the obtained with a conventional diet or badly balanced. The benefit in 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 to health.