High Protein Diets And Its Effectiveness Essay

1139 Words Jan 29th, 2016 null Page
As the new year starts, many Americans are eager to start new diets. There are so many diet plans out there, such as; Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Atkins, and South Beach. These are just a few of the major diet plans that are advertised on the television, but there are millions of diet plans and tips on the internet. I am also striving to shed a couple of those unwanted holiday pounds. I am very interested in high protein diets and their efficiency. In this paper I will research the best protein diets, their effectiveness, and most importantly their safety.

A high protein diet is a weight loss plan that is strictly focused around more protein and less carbohydrates. There are many different kinds of high protein diets. Atkins and South Beach are the most advertised high protein meal plans. Atkins Diet strictly limits your sugar and carbohydrate consumption and focuses on high proteins and fats (atkins.com). South Beach Diet does not completely eliminate carbohydrates, it focuses the low consumption of carbohydrates, lean proteins, and high fiber intake (southbeachdiet.com).

High protein diets can have many effects on your body. Some of the smaller, less life threatening, side effects are bad breath, headaches and constipation. Although, there are some very high risks that come along with a strict high-protein diet. People with kidney disease may experience a decrease in kidney function. A high-protein metabolism may cause the body to struggle to break down waste…

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