Protein Power Diets
Power Plan Information
Michael and Mary Eades published the Protein Power Diet in 1995.
It is a high protein low carbohydrate diet similar to the Atkins
Diet but with more scientific data and better researched. The
Protein Power Diet comes with literature that includes calculations
for discovering your ideal diet plan and how many carbohydrates
and proteins you may consume based upon your height, weight, activity
level and body fat percentage. High protein foods such as meats,
poultry and fish are encouraged as is milk, cream and cheese.
While following the Protein Power Diet you should stay away from
high carbohydrate foods such as pasta and bread. It is similar
to the Atkins diet and a list can be found here.
The diet is
followed in three stages. Stage one is 'Intervention', which has
very low carbohydrate intake that is followed until you near your
ideal weight. Stage two is 'Transition' where some carbohydrates
are slowly reintroduced into your diet until your ideal weight
is met. 'Maintenance' is the last stage when your carbohydrate
intake is increased to keep you at your ideal weight. This diet
has the same problems with ketosis that are found in the Atkins
Power Diet also recommends set exercises which amount to weight
lifting to keep up muscle mass and short, vigorous aerobic activity
to simulate our caveman ancestors.
Power Plan : Reasons for
loss guarenteed if the plan is followed
Initial weight loss is fast
Does have some scientific basis
Power Plan : Reasons not to
- The initial
loss is mainly water and returns very quickly
strains the liver
- The amount
of protein relating to activity is lacking in scientific evidence
- Not a good
plan as it cuts out many healthy foods and can be detrimental
Power Plan : Verdict
The Protein Power Diet is very similar to the Atkins diet as both
are very restrictive about carbohydrates. The Protein Power Diet
is the harder of the two to follow, as you can not eat all you
want and some people find that hunger is a problem on this diet.
On the plus side fibre is not counted in the Protein Power Diet
so the amount of carbohydrates you can eat each day is higher.
Both the Protein Power Diet and the Atkins Diet share the same
health concerns and neither should be followed but I am sure both
will as they are easy to follow and weight loss is quick and easy
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