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What happens if you have a diet that is high in protein and low in fat and carbs?

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October 14, 2019 / By Eladah
Question: I'm looking to lose weight and body fat. I am 6 foot 5, 255 lbs and below are the macros I worked out on my new meal plan Protein - 246G Fat - 135G Carbs - 38g Will I lose weight this way or do I have too little fat and carbs?
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Carl Carl | 5 days ago
Looks like a decent balance to me. You do realize that is still 2550 calories? If you are active that may be low enough. But if you are in an office job and don't do major exercise you would have to cut down below 2200 calories. It will be difficult to carry on any kind of normal meals with carbs that low. Pretty much eliminates fruits and vegetables for one thing. I lose weight anytime my Carbs are below 45% of my calories, Proteins and Fats I try to balance roughly evenly without making a big deal of it if I am a little off one way or another.
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Carl Originally Answered: Do people still eat a FEW carbs while following a low-carb, high-protein diet?
Hi Black Cards! Probably a better way to think about the diet is LCHF - you will need the high fat for your new fuel source. Carbs are in many foods, including wheat (bread, cereal, pasta), rice, fruits (sugar/fructose), milk (lactose), veggies (potatoes have high carb while spinach/broccoli is low). It depends upon what method you are going with as to how many carbs you ingest. With Atkins, induction phase (losing weight) is under 20g/day. After that you can add more to get more variety in your diet (usually in terms of fruit/veggies). There is also the paleo method which I suppose I'm on in a varied sort of way. I generally have less than 60g/day. Don't cheat - cheating is bad for your body. Basically, you need to get your body into a state of ketosis when you are using fat for fuel. If you cheat, even one it can take a week or longer to get back to that state. You'll be spinning your wheels. After you lose the weight you can cheat but I definitely don't as it is not good for my health. ------------------------------- @ Others: 1)"Low carb..no beans, grains, dairy, ceteal. Could cause gout. Not good. Balanced diet, better." Gout is caused by increased uric acid in your system, a direct result of increased sugar/fructose ingestion. You. Idiot. 2)Katie: Full source, please. Complete nonsense. Low-carbohydrate diet has a much greater sustained affect on weight loss than low-fat. And so my brain isn't functioning right now? I better eat some carbs! Your body actually uses fat for fuel. Carbohydrates get in the way. "So you may notice you cannot focus and have headaches on that diet. It is your brain telling you that it is starving." Completely ludicrous. Are you making this up as you go? Your focus actually is strengthened and headaches go way, as does indigestion, heartburn, constant hunger, weight, blood inflammation, cholesterol, uric acid, etc. Starvation and ketosis are two entirely different states. Common Dumb Statement #12: "If you are really serious about weight loss, unfortunately the only way to lose weight is by burning off more energy (calories) than you take in." This is a no-brainer but thank for sharing. Unfortunately it is very misleading. It treats all calories the same. "The recommended intake for diet is 45-65% of your daily calories for carbs, while protein is only recommended to be 10-35%." Sounds like a government spoken script. Always trust the government who came up with low-fat diet around 30 years ago. Due to the massive explosion of obesity and diabetes in this country, I'm glad you still spreading lies. Thank you. 3)shoney shoney "Katie+ High protein, low carb diets are also linked to the development of Cardiovascular Diseases." Source? Pure unadulterated crap. Total blood inflammation due to decreased sugar intake is the norm. Also, compare any triglyceride or LDL level against a low-fat diet any you'll be blown away. Just because you lose weight, or are skinny eating low-fat does NOT mean you are healthy internally. Sorry to break the news. "You also don't supply your body with the appropriate energy to function, which means you won't have the energy to say, work out efficiently." Damn, I better stop weight lifting, I must be doing it wrong. I guess I'm inhaling carbohydrates from the air in the locker room prior to working out. "High protein diets also usually go hand in hand with high fat diets (think atkins... nothing good comes from atkins..)" Not true. Most low-carbohydrate lifestyle individuals I know are LCHF (high fat). Too much protein is indeed an inflammatory but those actually versed in a wee bit of science and clinical (not meta data science) trials will know this. "High fat diets raise your body's Fat Storage setpoint, meaning they cause you to store a higher percentage of energy as fat than you would on a balanced diet." Um, no your body immediately burns the fat for fuel. Insulin is sleeping quietly while your body functions normally. "High carb diets (complex carbs) lower your body's setpoint, causing the opposite effect. (refined/processed carbs do the same thing as high fat diets)" Hate to inform you but putting the word "complex" before something else does not mean it is instantly healthy. All carbohydrates have an affect on human blood-glucose level, including "complex" carbohydrate. "Keep in mind, a "diet" does not necessarily mean eating less, it means eating healthy. Make sure you are eating healthy. A healthy diet promotes a healthy body, and that's what you are going for (I hope)" I would love to get your full lipid panel results for posting here.

Allarick Allarick
You will go into ketosis, which can be fatal. NEVER DO A KEYP DIET UNLESS YOUR DOCTOTR ORDERS AND MONITORS IT
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Tatum Tatum
You'd probably lose weight because your carb intake is nice and low. You can also eat more fat and less protein and that may increase weight loss.
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Rizpah Rizpah
We make body fat when our glucose levels are high, Carbs are all converted into glucose, protein a minimal amount, fat zero (no glucose at all) A fact that most people do not understand, A high fat diet is not fattening. https://youtu.be/GjHClDYaB8s
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Rizpah Originally Answered: Vegetarian Diet, counting protein or carbs?
counting protein is unnecessary. If you're getting enough carbs and nutrition it's impossible to be protein deficient. We need about 5-10% of our calories as protein. Almost no foods contain that little, except for some fruits. All other food tends to contain 15-40% protein. 4 slices of bread will provide your daily protein requirements, and you should be eating more than that in a day, and more diverse foods. If you're willing to eat seafood then you won't be vegetarian. Vegetarians don't eat seafood, slaughter by-products like gelatine and enzymes such as rennet from animals (cheese can have rennet in it from either plants or animal stomach linings) or meat. A general good ratio for carbs:protein:fat is 80/10/10 which is fairly difficult to achieve unless you're very health-conscious, but generally speaking keeping your carbs at over 60% is OK. It absolutely should never drop below 50% to stay healthy. Healthy carbs include starches and fiber, not refined sugars, but starches provide clean energy. Definitely try to keep fat under 30% of calories. Don't count by weight, count by ratio per calorie. So for instance, 2% milk refers to the weight being 2% fat, but fat makes up far more calories. What you need to eat to stay healthy are green leafy vegetables, legumes (incuding tofu/tempeh), fruits, vegetables, nuts (about a handful a day or less), seeds, mushrooms, yeast, wholegrains. Starchy fruits which can provide energy include bananas, dates and durians. Some farmed fish are GMO and on top of that in the US contain several drugs and chemicals which are banned in other countries due to them being dangerous. * As I've said protein is a non-issue nutritionally speaking, I won't answer your question as such. But tofu is a good source of zinc, calcium and several other minerals. It's not bad for cooking dishes like alfredos and puddings and making creamy sauces. * Anything labelled organic won't be GMO. I'm not sure where you live, so what crops could be GMO might be different to what I know are, although in Australia they did have GMO canola trials but they were deemed a failure, so aren't really grown anymore. In the US maize, canola, soy, wheat could be GMO. But I'm not really sure exactly what is. If you make fruits and vegetables your staples you should be fine. They've developed some GMO apples and tomatoes but they're not grown commercially. * it's better to just eat healthy foods. If you're getting 9-11 serves a day of fruits and vegetables, eating a variety of different coloured foods, eating green leafy vegetables every day and not eating junk food then you'll be getting enough of what you need. To track to get an idea of what you're eating chron-o-meter is a good program. But remember, RDA's aren't an exact science, and they don't know exactly how much of all nutrients we need, and several are set higher just to be safe. But if you're eating healthily you'll hit most of them, and get pretty close with the ones you're not, and on other days when you eat different foods it'll be different which ones you're getting in excess and not quite enough, so you should be fine. Going vegetarian won't really make much of a difference. If you're eating healthy now, then being vegetarian will improve your health. If you're not eating healthy now, then going vegetarian won't fix that.

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