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Protein Power

The Protein Power Lifeplan diet is, as the name suggest, a high-protein, low-carbohydrate eating program. As well as weight loss, the Protein Power plan is said to lower cholesterol, improve blood pressure and boost overall health and well-being. But does the eating plan actually work? Read on to find out more.

What does the plan involve?
The Protein Power Lifeplan is based around the theory that eating more protein than is normally recommended you will help your body achieve both hormonal and nutritional balance. The diet is similar the the famous Atkins Diet but requires the user the calculate their exact daily protein consumption.

Food and recipes
Under the Protein Power Lifeplan, carbohydrates are restricted to between 30-35g each day, and unlike similar low calorie diets, you aren't allowed to eat as much fat as you want. The majority of your calories should come from high protein foods such as eggs, lean meet and poultry. Regular snacks are encouraged to prevent hunger and cravings. No food groups are entirely prohibited. Daily exercise and vitamin supplements are also recommended.

The program recommends exercises such as light weight lifting to maintain muscle mass, as well as short vigorous aerobic activity to help shift those pounds.

Eating out when on the Protein Power diet could be difficult as you will need to avoid carbs, and calculate your daily protein intake. You don't need to buy any special foods in order to follow the program. However, the plan isn't ideal for vegetarians as they may struggle to consume enough protein.

Celebrity followers
The Protein Power eating plan has not been linked to many celebrities but you can be sure that any number of stars have tried the program. Whether they successfully lost weight with the protein power program is another matter.

Does the plan work?
The Protein Power Lifeplan will help you to lose weight because of the reduction of processed, sugary and carbohydrate rich food. The diet will lead to an overall reduction in your daily calorie intake, and its promotion of regular exercise is to be applauded. However, although there is evidence to suggest that extra protein is good for your health, there is also evidence to show that too much protein can lead to liver and kidney problems.

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