Protein Power diet was developed by a married couple of doctors Michael and Mary Dan Eades in 1995. The authors did their best in researching the way of losing weight and improving health by means of the low carbohydrate diet. Stemming from the ideas of Dr. Atkins as a pioneer of the low carbohydrate dieting, the authors used the most up-to-date scientific information to develop and explain the key principles of low carbohydrate dieting. Finally, Protein Power became one of the most popular diets worldwide.
Strictly limited intake of carbohydrates, controlled consumption of proteins, plus regular exercising and nutritional supplements – these are the main constituents of the Protein Power strategy. Drastic reduction of the grains, vegetables and cereals intake helps to burn stored body fat and lose weight. Eating proteins in amount adequate to one’s body constitution and activity level helps to build muscles. Finally, adding nutritional supplements is necessary to maintain the balance in vitamins and minerals supply of the organism.
Being one of the low carbohydrate programs, Protein Power may cause quite a significant weight loss, especially during the initial diet phase, when the carbohydrates intake is reduced significantly. On the other hand, the authors do not give particular rates of weight loss, since all the people, who decide to follow the Protein Power, are different. Weight loss rate depends on a particular dieter, his metabolism peculiarities, activity profile and, finally, his attitude to dieting.
By the way, some experts agree that following low carbohydrate diet may result in bad cholesterol reduction. Though the first days of dieting with Protein Power may bring some inconveniences, such as decrease in energy or lightheadedness, once the body gets used to the program a dieter is said to experience a significant energy boost, fewer pains and general health improvement.
The low carbohydrate approach to nutrition still remains among the most debatable diet issues. The problem is that the official dietetics promotes quite the opposite approach to healthy eating, where carbohydrates play the central role. That is why, Protein Power, as well as any other low carb eating plan, is criticized for its abrupt reduction of carbohydrates consumption. Water loss, ketosis, and a certain difficulty of the program are the most discussible issues of the Protein Power.
On the hand, the advocates of the Protein Power point out the effectiveness of the program in fighting the excessive body weight and underline the efforts of the diet authors to illustrate their recommendations from the scientific point of view and present as many scientific evidences of the Protein Power theory as possible.