Protein Power Diet
The Protein Power Diet is another diet that stresses a high intake of protein. It still allows a fair amount of carbs, but it is essential to consume a large amount of protein. People are allowed to have about 50 grams of carbs a day, which isn't a lot, but will surely give you more energy than other protein rich diets. This diet demands that participants count all calories and eat at specific times.
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All about the Protein Power Diet
Unlike the Atkins diet, you are not allowed to eat as much protein as you want. The amount of protein you are allowed depends on your level of activity. If you are more active, you are allowed to eat more protein than an inactive person. Naturally, protein usually comes in the form of meat.
Problems with the Protein Power Diet
One of the problems with this diet involves inactive people. They may only be allowed an extremely low caloric intake. If you don't consume enough calories daily, then your metabolism will slow down. This can be detrimental to losing weight. Most doctors offer an improvised version of this diet as people who follow it strictly are often hungry and don't lose the amount of weight they desire.
For a review of this diet and 3 other diets by the American Cancer Institute see the following article by TheDietChannel: Popular Diets Versus Dietary Guidelines.
Protein Power…the Godfather of the low carb/high protein craze. Both Atkins and South Beach seem to embrace the low carb theory and, of course, Atkins can be described as a protein-focused diet.
More on these diets below...
The Atkins Diet goes against much of the establish advice of the previously held ideals in the health community in its acceptance of high fat and meat intake. Recent studies seem to show that followers lose weight at a greater rate than more traditional plans without serious effects on health. However, most people may have a very difficult time with they must fundamentally change the way they eat on a long-term basis, eliminating potatoes, pasta and sweets from their diets on a permanent basis.
South Beach Diet
This hugely popular diet promises diligent followers an initial weight loss of 8-13 pounds in the first two weeks. The emphasis is on avoiding highly processed carbohydrates, such as those found in baked goods, breads, snacks and soft drinks. Divided into three phases, the diet gradually reintroduces some initially forbidden foods. One premise of the diet is that low-fat prepared foods can be a bad idea except in the case of low-fat cheese, milk and yogurt. Exercise is not emphasized with this diet.