Does a High-Protein Diet Really Lead to Weight Loss?

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Ha ha ha. Look at all the Non Educated fools POSTING here who still work at McDonald's giving their version of what's right to eat and what's not right to eat. Such fools. Think you know it all, when you know nothing. The best dies is the one that works for you and keeps the weight off, weather it's high carb, low carb, high protein, low protein, vegetarian, vegan, low calorie , extra exercise..... If one thing worked for everybody, than research people would have nothing to do with all their time at work.

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Sure it does, if one also exercises. All studies are flawed. Exercise and diet. Calories consumed vs. calories burned. That's all one needs to know. Quit looking for the "magic bullet".

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I believe your study is flawed. Not only does "High Protein" required more protein that usual; it also implies the majority of calories consumed are made up of protein. Carbohydrates must be restricted. Most "High Protein plans" include a three day induction phase, where you are to eat no carbs. The fourth day and after you may increase carbs to a max. of 20 carbs per meal (60 per day). You will find appitite is diminished after the 3rd day; and weight does come off relatively quickly. Probably not healthy for anything over a couple of weeks as it restricts vitamins and minerals too severely. Good for a kick-start to any diet though.

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Only if you ride on top for a long time before or after swallowing!

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avg is the key word here avg for america is sittng on the couch if you do any type of sternous physical activity you should consider 1 gram of protien per kg of bodyweight and to lose weight get into ketosis by fasting for a day. anbd protein shakes should be left to the hardcore who need or feel they need more and can not justify eating more whole food bc its hard to do.

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First of all, it needs to be a diet high in LEAN protien, or all of the excess fats will counter act the origninal goal; second, the average person can only digest about 50 grams of protien a day. And third, it depends on the what the ultimate goal is; if you're just trying to slim down, a high protien diet is not for you, however it's great for those trying to add muscle bulk to their frames. It's as old as time, yet some people just don't get it: in order to lose weight, calories out must exceed calories in. A diet high in greens and fruits with lean protien and 30 minutes of cardio five times a week is your best bet.

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The study result is not at all surprising - the group getting 40g more of protein per day would burn a few more calories from the thermic effect, but not enough to make a difference. But...the calorie intake was controlled between the two groups. For more "real world" purposes, with ad libitum eating, higher protein might be better. It's by far and away the most satiating macronutrient - particularly if you get the protein from real food instead of a whey powder. Seems that a higher protein intake would be more likely to limit total calorie intake for ad lib eating - thereby indirectly being better for weight loss.

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The study result is not at all surprising - the group getting 40g more of protein per day would burn a few more calories from the thermic effect, but not enough to make a difference. But...the calorie intake was controlled between the two groups. For more "real world" purposes, with ad libitum eating, higher protein might be better. It's by far and away the most satiating macronutrient - particularly if you get the protein from real food instead of a whey powder. Seems that a higher protein intake would be more likely to limit total calorie intake for ad lib eating - thereby indirectly being better for weight loss.

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