Diet Doc Explains the Benefits and Drawbacks of High Protein Diets

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Sioux Falls, SD, Nov. 02, 2018 — Many people are adhering to a protein-laden diet to lose weight, build muscle mass, increase energy, or are supplementing protein for carbs as part of a keto diet. A short list of protein-based products includes:

  • Animal-based products (meat, fish, dairy, eggs)
  • Beans and Legumes
  • High protein vegetables (broccoli, spinach, cabbage, avocados)
  • Oats
  • Quinoa
  • Nuts & Seeds
  • Protein products (shakes, energy bars)


High protein diets have been the subject of controversy over the past several decades and are usually associated with athletes, body builders, and weightlifters. The ongoing vegetarian and vegan movements have turned away from animal-based protein sources for suspected health and environmental reasons.

What are the benefits of a protein diet?

Protein is packed with necessary amino acids, b-vitamins, and fats that are needed to support healthy brain and cholesterol function. While much has been said regarding protein and fats (particularly saturated), research now shows that fats are necessary for brain function, and cell reproduction. Protein is great for helping the body sustain energy, and also helps the body recover more quickly from muscle injury. It has also been linked to better sleep quality, improved strength and mobility, improved bone density, and even hair growth.

What are the downsides of a protein diet?

Too much protein in the diet can have drawbacks as well. Research has shown that diets too high in protein can cause issues with kidney function, as well as increase the risk of digestive conditions including colon cancer. High protein eaters also show a higher risk for developing gout, due to an increased amount of uric acid in the blood. It is generally advised that high protein diets are only adhered to for a short time due to these potential complications.

How much protein should I eat each day?

The official measurement to maintain optimal health is at 56 g of protein per day for men, and 46 g of protein per day for women. Depending on one’s level of physical activity, the amount of protein may increase or decrease. Those actively building muscle tone can metabolize protein more efficiently than the average sedentary person and may therefore be able to consume more.

Is a high-protein diet good for weight loss?

Protein diets can be great for weight loss since protein makes the stomach feel fuller, thus leading to fewer calories eaten. High protein also sets the stage for muscle building and is needed for muscle repair and metabolic processing. Those with more muscle tone tend to burn more fat, so a high protein diet being converted to muscle can keep the metabolism running optimally, keeping the weight off. Additionally, many of the fats found in protein actually contribute to weight loss. Fats are high in satiety, and they also communicate to our brains that there is enough fat or energy stored, causing the body to release stored fat from stubborn areas. Diet Doc – the nation’s leader in medical weight loss, offers rapid fat loss programs using body macros which can determine how much protein is needed for optimal weight loss and health. Rather than attempting to know how much or how little protein you may need on your own, Diet Doc’s certified weight loss doctors, coaches, and nutritionists can create a customized plan for your needs.

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