High Protein Diets: Do They Work?

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Too Good to Be True?
Lose weight while eating steak, burgers, cheese, and bacon? High-protein plans work. But you should consider the pros and cons of particular diets before you decide to try one.
How Much Protein?
Women need at least 50 grams of protein a day — men about 60 grams per day. Harvard School of public health indicates that 20-25 percent of your daily calories coming from protein is heart healthy. That’s way beyond 50-60 grams. A high-protein diet, generally has 35% or more calories coming from protein. This extra protein can come from meat, eggs, seafood, cheese or vegetarian sources like soy. Some of these diets restrict carbs like cereals, grains, fruits, and possibly vegetables. But remember you never want to eliminate carbs!
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You can tone abdominal muscles with crunches or other targeted abdominal exercises, but just doing these exercises won’t get rid of belly fat. However, visceral fat responds to the same diet and exercise strategies that help you shed excess pounds and lower your total body fat. To battle belly fat: Want to learn more about trimming fat? Click on the BLOG menu button for the complete article.