High Protein Diet Plan
Have you ever wondered which diet best fits you? Which type of foods to eat and which foods to avoid? Depending on your goals, there are different diets to follow.
If you’re targeting weight loss, planning on building those muscles or simply increasing protein in your diet, then a high protein diet is probably what’s best for you!
The secret to losing weight is to increase your protein intake and minimize carbohydrates in order to encourage the body to produce ketones that would help inhibit hunger which will then force our bodies to break down fat stores at an increasingly higher rate than it normally does. Healthy food options may include lean meat, vegetables, fish, milk, yogurt, cheese, nuts, eggs, legumes and many others. You also need to keep your diet balanced, so aside from all these, fruits and other vitamins and minerals needed for the body should be added to the diet.
Take for example, during breakfast, which is the most important meal of the day, your diet may consist of three hard boiled eggs, 1 cup of mushrooms, a slice of fruit, and a glass of milk.
This way, you are able to take in protein rich foods and still get the necessary vitamins and minerals needed by the body.
For people who are more focused on body building, you should be well aware of how important protein is in building those muscles to complement the hours spent working out. Since a lot of sweat is excreted during a workout, carbohydrates is needed in the diet. Your diet plan can still work by taking in carbohydrates at a minimum or in specific amounts.
For example, post exercise, a person feels hungry and munches on nuts or some cheese for snacks. During dinner time, he/she may take in 2 slices of lean meat, half cup rice, root crops and have yogurt for dessert.
In the diet stated above, intake of carbohydrates is limited to a certain amount while protein rich foods are at an increased level.
Whichever reasons for developing a high protein diet plan, what’s important is that you remember to take in lean meat and not processed meat such as hotdogs, corned beef and the like as this may be terribly damaging to the body. You can also incorporate protein shakes and whey protein in the diet. Most importantly, like any other diet, an increase in water intake should be considered to keep your self well hydrated at all times.
Like they say, proteins are the machineries needed for us to function and carries out chemical reactions necessary for life.