What to Eat to Make a Low Carb, High Protein Diet Plan a Success

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The low carb and high protein diet plan has become a craze among the people who want to reduce weight with minimal exercise. Before following this diet you should know what this diet plan is all about.

Which Foods to Eat and What to Avoid
In a low carb diet, you have to avoid all the foods that have sugar and carbohydrates. That includes processed foods, pasta, bread etc. While high protein diet consists of all kinds of meat. In a low car, high protein diet you also include natural fats and vegetables. All in all it makes a balanced diet in which the body gets its energy from fats and proteins instead of carbohydrates.

Basically in this diet you eat when you are hungry and eat till you are satiated within the range of 500+ calories. In the low carb, high protein diet plan you can eat meat fish, eggs, vegetable, fruits, high-fat dairy, nuts & seeds, fats and oils.

While you may eat food stuffs like tubers, non-gluten grains and legumes. The things you have to avoid in this diet plan are the sugary and processed foods. Along with that you also have to avoid HFCs, trans-fats, artificial sweeteners, wheat and seed oils.

The best way to get the most out of this diet plan is to cook and eat at home to avoid the temptations that you get by eating in a restaurant. There are numerous recipes available on the internet from which you can choose and eat a different healthy meal every day.

The 46 year old American actress and producer Melissa McCarthy has lost reduced 75 pounds altogether. When asked, she gave the credit of her weight loss to this low carb, high protein diet plan. As a sample menu for a day, details on Melissa’s diet are given to give you a rough idea how you can plan your diet menu every day:

Breakfast:
· 3 ounces grilled chicken breast
· 4 scrambled egg whites cooked with spinach and mushrooms
· Green smoothie made with kale, apple, almond milk, and chia seeds

Mid-Morning Snack:
· 4 ounces grilled fish
· 1 cup steamed broccoli and carrots
· 1 large glass lemon water

Lunch:
· 6 ounces grilled chicken breast
· 1 cup steamed quinoa
· 1 cup steamed mixed veggies
· 2 cups hot green tea

Evening Snack:
· 6 ounces plain Greek yogurt
· 1 ounce toasted almonds
· 1 large glass lemon water

Dinner:
· 6 ounces grilled grass-fed lean beef
· 1 cup steamed mixed veggies
· 1 large glass lemon water

Precautions for a Strict Low Carb, High Protein Diet
Not everyone can follow a low carb, high protein diet. If you are experiencing any health problem like diabetes or high blood sugar or you are a pregnant woman or a breast feeding mother you should not follow the low carb, high protein diet plan because it will do you more harm than any benefit you want to have by following this diet. Other than that you can consider your body’s strengths and weaknesses to decide which low carb, high protein you can follow among many diet plans such as Paleo, Atkins, Dukan, Ketogenesis, Zone and HCG diet. But first you must consult your doctor before following any of these diets. The doctor will advise you on how and for how much time is it healthy to follow these diets. The doctor will also guide you about any special precautions that you have to take before following a specific diet, like in HCG diet; you cannot use the hormone HCG without prescription.

When you are following any diet, it is advisable to add an exercise regimen into your weight loss plan because weight loss results from 80% diet and 20% exercise. It will not only help you to reduce weight but you will garner a healthy life style. In case you want further information about the low carb, high protein diet plans, feel free to contact us.

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