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High Protein Diet: Pros & Cons

High protein diet

A High protein diet consist of at least 20% protein and very high protein diets contain at least 30% protein. With this plan, you are basically consuming between 30 to 60 % of daily calories in the form of protein, and the rest from carbs, fruits, veggies, and fats. In a typical diet only about 10 to 15 percent of calories come from protein.


With a low carb high protein diet you can look for the following benefits


There are some drawbacks to this diet. Some of the cons of high protein, low carb diets are:

Proper balance is, essential and you have to know when too much, or too little, is going to affect your health. For body builders, and those who work out constantly, high amounts of protein is needed in your system in order to function and have sufficient fuel. But, you must include healthy carbs, and should not cut them out entirely.

Knowing what the healthy balance is, make sure you consume a sufficient amount of healthy carbs each day, which can come in the form of fruits and vegetables.  Although carbs should not be consumed too often, or in too high an amount, you do need them as a source of fuel in your system, and if you choose healthy carbs, they are going to promote a healthier lifestyle.

Note: Any diet that involves the elimination of large numbers of foods requires careful observation.

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