Protein Power is another example of a weight-loss program that jumps on the low-carb bandwagon. This diet simply espouses the virtues of low-carb living. Dr. Michael and Mary Eades founded this "adequate protein diet" that asserts that insulin is the main contributor to obesity.
According to the Eades, the fat that a person consumes has little to do with weight gain. It is carbohydrates that contribute to additional weight. Getting rid of the carbs and the problem is solved. Restricting carbs makes for lower insulin levels, that in turn burns the fat being stored in fat cells. When someone consumes carbohydrates, fat and protein, the carbs are then burned off but the fat remains resulting in weight gain.
The dieting routine may sound a lot like Atkins, however, in general it is less restrictive.
Dieters who choose to follow Protein Power choose from a selection of recommended fats like butter. To figure out how much protein should be consumed daily, divide body weight by 0.6 grams. As for carbohydrates, consume no more than 30 grams on a daily basis. Dieters will work up to 55 grams per day over time. The Eades do not recommend going below 850 calories, though the amount of calories eaten daily will vary from person to person,.
The list of suggested foods include: chicken, beef, pork, turkey, wild game, small portions of fruit, eggs, non-starchy vegetables, small amount of dairy products, grains and dried beans. Generally it is recommended to avoid bread, rice, carrots, bananas, cereals, pasta, corn, lima beans, peas, popcorn, too much fruit and juice and refined sugars.
Sticking to the protein-rich, moderate-fat, low-carb will increase energy levels before a week and correct blood sugar levels and lower blood pressure and cholesterol by three weeks. The Protein Power plan also has a positive effect on fighting heart disease, diabetes and gout.