Protein Power Plan

>> Friday, October 3, 2008

Based on the book by Michael and Mary Eades entitled Protein Power Plan,this diet focuses on overall health,rather then weight loss. They believe modern day man is not that much different from our caveman ansestors in dietary needs.People are encouraged to eat animal protein,nuts and certain vegetables carbohydrates,especially those found in processed fod are to be avoided.Because carbohydrate increase yours body's blood sugar and as a result it's insulin production,this increases the amount of fat storage.They encourage those with adult onset diabetes and high blood presure to abstain from excessive carbohydrate intake.Carb such as potato,grain and legumes are avoided.Like the Atkins diet,this is considered a more extreme diet plan and works in phases. The first phase is called the intervention and is the most restrictive.carbs are limited 7 to 10 grams a meal.Snacks are allowed in between meals but are also limited 7 to 10 grams.Your total daily intake of carbohydrates wold be from 20 to 40 grams. Fat is not limited at all as it does not caus ean increase in insulin levels.The intervention phase is continued until you have reached the level of weight loss or health you desire.The next phase is the transition phase.Here you increase your carbs to 50 grams a day.This can last for several weeks until you feel you are ready for the maintenance phase where you can increase your carbs up to 70 to 130 grams a day.

Sample Daily Diet(for Phase One)
Breakfast : Three full eggs,bacon and a half a grapefruit with coffe.
Lunch :chicken caesar salad with parmasagn cheese,a cup of cottage cheese with blueberry and tea
Snack : Pepperoni slices,celery with 2 tbsp peanut butter or a handfull of almond.
Dinner : 8 oz sirloin steak,Brocoli with butter,salad with olive oil dressing and a small glass of dry wine.

Alcohol is permited but only those that are lower in carbohydrates such as such hard liqueur and lite beers,excercise,particulary weight training to increase muscle mass and hence an increase in metabolism is encouraged.


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