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Benefits and Side Effects of High Protein Diet

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Dr. Lochan Arora 88% (205 ratings)
MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, Diploma In Diet & Nutrition, MSc - Dietitics/Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi  •  9 years experience
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My name is Dr. Lochan. I am a physiotherapist in musculoskeletal and a dietitian.

Today we are going to cover a very important topic and a very in topic, keto diet and high protein diet. First of all you need to understand what is protein? Protein it is a body building block it gives you energy or turn into fat. But our body can’t consume too much of amino acid and proteins which can be used later on so ultimately if you take high, access of high protein diet it will convert into fat. So keep in mind whatever protein you are having it should be the optimum quantity just not to gain your muscle it will gain your weight again otherwise. Yes with the protein diet you can lose faster, what only you need to do, you only need to cut the portion of carbs and make a portion for protein. Now the question is how much protein do you require on daily bases. Only 30% of the calories you require for the protein on the daily basis. For example 1 gram of protein is ok for 1 kg of weight. If your weight is 60 kg you need only 1 gram of protein. Just keep in mind not to take too much weight otherwise this can cause side effects which will tell you in a later stage. Second if we are talking about carbs, 50 to 150 grams of carbohydrates are sufficient for daily basis for a good weight loss. Now if we discuss the side effect of high protein diet, there can be many disorders it can effect on the fitness level. That is the main reason why people come to us and say we are having a multiple joint pain, we are having some dehydration problems, and we feel fatigue instead of taking high protein diet. So what are the side effects? High protein diet stores in your body and weakens your kidney. I can cause a damage to your kidney. How because high protein intake causes dehydration because kidney works continuously to wash out all the extra protein through urine and causes dehydration ultimately. So you should provide access of high protein to prevent other body organs. Second it can cause access of body fat it can cause a very important disorder which is a multiple joint pain. Multiple joint pain is condition in which you affect with arthritis rheumatoid arthritis reduction in joint space, lubricant can get reduced and you feel pain all the time. Then people say after doing gym they are having pain but when we were doing exercises because protein you were absorbing. Now if you are not doing exercises protein gets collected and causes joint pain. So you should provide high protein diets. And lastly we are going to discuss the conditions in which you should avoid keto diets and a high protein diet, it is very much important for every person to know your metabolism what can suit on your body. Condition are like if you are having already kidney effected like high creatinine level, if you are diabetic, if you eye side is too much weak, if you are having arthritis, if you are already having, multiple joint pain not only taking protein can improve your pain but it can cause more pain it can degeneration, then ultimately ligaments rupture, then problem can start because I am a physiotherapist. We see daily patients related to diet, related to physio, related to pain, they come so we correlate what can be the issues. So we avoid high protein diets. It should be taken again I am saying it should be taken in an optimum quantity. So keep in mind take proper portion of carbs, proper portions of fats, proper portion of protein all together.

Thank you for watching our video if you need a detail diet plan related to metabolism related to any deficiency of your height, weight you can us. Thank you so much.

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