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6 Week Body Makeover - Protein Diets Do Not Work

6 Week Body Makeover - Protein Diets Do Not Work


6 Week Body Makeover - Protein Diets Do Not Work

by James Kim

People on high protein, no carb diets lose weight. These people often lose weight very quickly. However, eliminating carbs is harmful to your body and is not healthy. This is what happens to people's bodies when they are on high protein diets. First, the body will turn to lean muscle as a source of energy as there are no other sources of energy (carbohydrates). This process is called catabolism.

Therefore, even though you are consuming large amounts of protein, your body will break down your lean muscle to provide a source of glucose. Carbohydrates provide a source of glucose and your body will seek other places to find energy if you do not provide your body carbohydrates. Protein serves as a building block to increase muscle mass. However it only builds muscle if it is mixed with carbohydrates in the diet. The other problem is that muscle burns calories and if you start to lose lean muscle mass, your metabolism will decrease and you will gain weight.

Carbohydrates provide a source of energy as your body breaks down carbs and turns it into glucose. Protein is a great building block to build muscle, but the only way it can function in this capacity is when it's consumed with carbohydrates. Lean muscle tissue increases your metabolism as it needs energy even when you're not doing anything. If catabolism is occurring within your body, you will lose lean muscle tissue, which will inevitably decrease your metabolism.

Another important factor is that carbohydrates make your body retain water. This might be the reason why so many people lose weight quickly on all protein diets. This is very unhealthy and a counterproductive way to lose weight. There are many other methods to avoid water retention.

Consider the 6 Week Body Makeover because the plan teaches you how to eat correctly, not how to diet. Diets rarely work and are a short term solutions to long-term problems. Learning how to eat correctly based on your body structure is the best way to lose weight.

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