A high protein diet is a diet that tends to limit your carbohydrates, while increasing your protein. The most popular high protein diet would be the Atkins diet. The theory is that when you increase your protein, while eating very few carbohydrates, your body will run out of energy from lack of carbohydrates and start to burn your fat stores.
High protein diets recommend consuming more protein and fat than carbohydrates to promote weight loss. According to the AHA, high protein dieters strive to consume 30 to 40 percent of calories from protein. Low-carb intake causes a loss of body fluids, which causes weight loss. High protein dieters limit foods in carbohydrates, such as sugar, bread, fruits, and vegetables. Sample menus emphasize on meats, eggs, fish, and nuts.
High Protein Diet
Eggs- Any way you would like them (just no ketchup or any type of sauces on them)
Meat- Turkey, Ham, Steak, Bacon .ETC
Salad- More of mixed greens (iceberg have no nutrition value)
Low Carb Burger- You can have all the fixings on there even Mayo! (Stay away from sauces like heavy dressing and ketchup)
Veggies and Meat- Choose any meat and make sure you eat more green veggies than anything
Repeat as you see above for Lunch
On this diet you shall cut out all Carbohydrates besides the ones in Atkins Bars and Shakes. You may feel tired or irritable the first week because your body is going through a Detox. Make sure you start taking a Multi-Vitamin so your body can still get what it needs that you are not eating carbs.
This diet is only a kick off for your weight loss and should not exceed a month!
According to the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine, the AHA, American Dietetic Association and the American Kidney Fund there are dangers associated with high-protein diets. According to the AHA, animal foods usually are high in saturated fat. Eating animal products over time is a leading cause of coronary heart disease, diabetes, stroke and several types of cancer. Persons who cannot effectively process high amounts of protein may be at higher risk of kidney and liver disorders and osteoporosis.
To find out more about high protein diets check out: http://www.webmd.com/diet/guide/high-protein-diet-weight-loss