How many times have you heard that high protein and low carbohydrate diets are a healthy way to lose weight? Is it true? Let’s find out…
According to MedicineNet, the long-term health effects of a high-protein/low-carbohydrate diet are still to be researched. However, by consuming high quantities of protein (from foods such as meat, eggs and cheese) may increase your risk of heart disease as these foods may be high in fat and cholesterol.
Following a high protein/ low carbohydrate diet may also result in a decrease of whole grains, fruits and vegetables that is consumed. This may lead to constipation and discomfort in passing stools.
Adopting this eating plan may also leave you feeling fatigued, nauseous and experiencing a lack of energy.
Healthy weight loss
For healthy weight loss, rather try following a balanced diet that includes adequate sources of protein, carbohydrates and fibre. Seek advice from a dietician if unsure about any aspect of your new eating plan.