Protein diet for 4 weeks
Protein diet for 4 weeks - is one of the long-term diets that bring stable results. Such a diet is often recommended by doctors to people suffering from obesity. Compliance with the protein diet can be an excellent substitute for carbohydrate diet and will suit those who can not exclude from their diets consumption of meat and various meat products.
Principle of the protein diet for 4 weeks
Reviews of the protein diet say that for 4 weeks of compliance it can lose from 8 to 10 extra pounds. In this case, the lost pounds will not return as soon as the course of weight loss is over. The principle of the protein diet consists of the use of products saturated with proteins. In this case, the consumption of carbohydrates and sweet foods should be reduced to a minimum.
Fat, flour and sweet food, that is, vegetable and butter, pasta, potatoes, grains, etc., are almost completely excluded. You can eat foods high in protein: low-fat dairy products, fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, low-fat meat and fish. Such food will not cause the appearance of hunger and destroy the carbohydrate supply in the body.
The absence of fats and carbohydrates leads to weight loss, as the body begins to consume its own fat reserves. According to nutritionists, a 4-week protein diet will not cause harm to health, because it does not have strict restrictions in the choice of food. In addition, the high content of proteins in the blood has a positive effect: it helps to fight various infections and improves blood circulation.
However, it is not recommended to comply with it for a longer time. The monotony of the diet can adversely affect the condition of the skin, teeth and bones, the metabolic processes of the body may slow down and problems in the work of the kidneys may start because of the high concentration of proteins.
Rules of the protein diet
Features of the protein diet are not in calculating the calories consumed, but in strict adherence to the rules:
- in the period of adherence to the protein diet, drink as much liquid as possible;
- cook vegetables only in clear water, and not in broth. To improve the taste, you can add a little salt or herbal seasonings;
- meals should be at intervals of at least two hours. If after a basic meal remains hunger, you can eat some vegetables;
- coffee and tea can be drunk at any time, but without the addition of sugar and milk;
- intake of any fats should be minimized at 3-40g;
- meal time should have a strict schedule, you need to eat strictly on time and use only the specified products;
- if in the course of the diet some violations were committed, then the diet should be started anew.
The menu of the protein diet for 4 weeks
The list of allowed products for a protein diet looks approximately as follows:
- nonfat fish;
- lean veal or beef;
- chicken breast without skin;
- tofu cheese;
- egg whites;
- low-fat cottage cheese. Of course, all these products can be combined with each other and complemented with vegetables, herbs, lemon juice, soy sauce, garlic and balsamic vinegar. As a result, the menu of the protein diet for 4 weeks can be quite diverse.
Advantages and disadvantages of the protein diet
The main advantage of the protein diet is rapid weight loss and the lack of a constant sense of hunger. Such a food system is not a mono-diet, as it is possible to prepare quite diverse dishes from the allowed products. A significant advantage is that lost kilograms go away irrevocably.
To the disadvantages of the protein diet can be attributed increased burden on the kidneys, because intense nutrition speeds up their work and quickly lost fluid in the body. Therefore it is important to use as much fluid as possible.
The size of portions becomes a negative factor. During the diet, the body gets used to a lot of food and therefore, at the end of losing weight, you should carefully monitor the amount of food.
Be sure to take into account that during a protein diet in large quantities of calcium is lost. It is necessary to replenish it constantly.
Contraindications of the protein diet
Contraindicated compliance with the protein diet for people in old age due to the high consumption of calcium. In addition, blood coagulability increases due to an increase in the amount of protein, and this is fraught with the appearance of blood clots in the vessels.
A protein diet is strictly forbidden for diseases of the heart, liver, kidneys, gastrointestinal tract and gout. It is not recommended for pregnant and lactating women.
It is highly undesirable to repeat a four-week protein diet more often than once a year. If, however, it is decided to repeat the protein diet, then its duration should not be more than two weeks.
The effect of the protein diet will increase significantly if combined with physical activity. The result of the diet is achieved through the intake of a sufficient amount of protein in the body, which in combination with physical activity strengthens and builds up muscle tissue with loss of fat mass.
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