Going on a High Protein Diet
Going on a high protein diet? before that, know this…
For protein to work the body needs its supply of carbohydrates and fat. Without these nutrients protein is totally wasted.
This situation is usually present in the “high-protein” diets which replace carbs and fat sources with protein rich foods. This is no way of ensuring that you are reaching your daily requirement of protein. And in case you are reaching your daily requirement of protein; in the absence of carbs and fat it will be rendered useless. Heres why…
When too much protein is consumed, it doesn’t get stacked away for future use, instead it is converted to fat by a process called deamination. It will just load the liver where it will get broken down to glucose.
In other words, your expensive and difficult to digest chicken, fish, or egg is getting used for energy- something a banana could have easily done.
Without a balanced base line diet, protein by itself will only lead to irritability, sleeplessness, mood swings, and muscle catabolism.
Feel good Breakfast
Morning is the time of the day your body is demanding for nutritious food, (not that it isn’t the rest of the day.) A mix of dried fruits, nuts, and oats in milk does not only bring a gradual rise to your blood sugar to normal but is also a far better option than calorie packed cereals or bagels. Start your day with muesli in organic milk; a satisfying, healthy, and “feel-good” breakfast.