High Protein Diet Strategies
There’s no denying the benefits of protein for a healthy and active lifestyle. Not only does protein support lean muscle mass, it also keeps you feeling full, boosts your metabolism during digestion, and prevents cravings.
With its pretty serious role in recovery and fat loss, it’s not surprising that there have been so many high protein diets to hit the market. But do they really work? And which one is the best?
To help you get things straight, I’m taking a look at 3 leading high protein diets and offering my own advice about these different diet strategies.
Let’s get to it…
1. The Paleo Diet
This has probably been the most popular high protein diet plan to date. The basic premise of the paleo diet is to mimic the eating habits of our caveman ancestors. This means avoiding processed foods, cutting out grains and dairy, and increasing your intake of fruits, veggies, nuts, and lean proteins.
Here are the rules:
- Eat lots of vegetables (diversity is key) and a moderate amount of fruit. Go organic and completely natural as much as possible.
- Cut out grains and cereals like what, oats, and corn. Processed sugar is also a big negative. Instead of grains, go for nuts and seeds.
- Avoid dairy products, especially in the beginning.
- Cut out all processed and packaged foods. Go for whole food options and real ingredients.
- Eat lots of lean protein like eggs, poultry, and wild fish.
My verdict? This is one of my favorite diets to become popular in recent years. It doesn’t remove anything that’s essential to your health, and it’s not too restrictive, so you can still cook and eat without too much hassle. Plus it has a big impact on both muscle gain and fat loss!
If you want to give the paleo diet a try, check out my article on The Paleo Diet here, or check out my Paleo Diet for Athletes.
2. The Zone Diet