High protein diets

Before I get too far into this, I want to clarify what I mean by the term ‘diet’. I’m NOT talking about diet in the sense of restricted eating for a period of time to loose weight, I’m talking about diet in the sense of the food that is routinely consumed, just as someone might have a dairy free diet or a vegetarian diet, you might also want to consider a high protein diet as a way of life.

Why protein?

Proteins are considered long chains of amino acids, which are the important molecules we get from our diet. Amino acids can be found in many different types of foods, even vegetables, but the highest sources are those that come from animals – like meat, dairy, eggs and fish – plus to a lesser extent certain plant foods like beans and seeds.

Eating too little protein can result in these symptoms:

  • A sluggish metabolism
  • Trouble losing weight
  • Trouble building muscle mass
  • Low energy levelsΒ and fatigue
  • Poor concentration and trouble learning
  • Moodiness and mood swings
  • Muscle, bone and joint pain
  • Blood sugar changes that can lead to diabetes
  • Slow wound healing
  • Low immunity

On the other hand, eating a high protein diet can have a number of benefits.

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One of the great sources of protein can come from lean meats. Live LeanΒ source and supply the most amazing quality of lean meat, alongside a range of other healthy products. They are so highly regarded they supply athletes, who build their products into their healthy and often muscle building lifestyle.

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Not only is the Live Lean meat a great source of protein, but it is also easy to order, arrives quickly, can be eaten right away or frozen for later, works out better value than the supermarket, AND most importantly of all…tastes amazing! I mean you can really taste the difference. The chicken breasts are especially tasty and the meatballs are delicious.

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This is a great way to bulk buy quality meat and stock up your fridge and freezer. I’m seriously impressed with Live Lean and will most certainly be returning. We HAVE to have these meatballs again.

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Now the exciting part, your chance to win a Best of British Slimming Meat Hamper from Live Lean. One lucky Mummy Fever reader will win this wonderful hamper, which is gluten free, high in protein and Palco friendly.

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97 comments

  1. There look’s like so serious benefits that definitely I wish to look into. I suffer from a chtinic illness and tired lethargic and lacking energy. This may well be the key! great timing.

  2. I think it would be very beneficial for some people. I’ve tried it, but it didn’t work so well for me, I’m better on a moderate protein diet. Just feel alot better, but everyone is different x

  3. They seem to work for people but I’m not knowledgable enough. Though lean meat and vege is always a winner.

  4. Not sure about the high protein diet, so much conflicting info out there! Try to eat a balanced diet – think thats best

  5. I’m a bit suspicious of protein but I suppose it’s like everything else. Moderation. If you eat too many carrots or tomatoes they won’t do you any good !

  6. My mum uses a high protein diet to lose weight and it works for her. Her doctor has however told her to only use it short term as it can have an effect on the kidneys. Not sure if that is across the board or just her πŸ˜€

  7. I’ve tried a high protein diet before & it worked for me, I felt good in myself & managed to lose a bit of weight, I felt especially more awake & more active too.

  8. There are some occasions when a high protein diet is needed, including childhood/adolescence (growth), pregnancy, lactation, intense strength and endurance training and certain illnesses. The elderly may also require additional amounts of protein.

  9. My friend is on a high protein diet and he looks incredible and he says he feels great! This is definitely something I am interested in.

  10. We were talking about this last night and feel that protein is necessary but in moderation – after we had drunk 2 bottles of wine !

  11. It’s definitely worth thinking about following a high protein diet if you want to lose fat and build muscle

  12. It definately has it’s positives but I know some people suffer from Liver complaints which mean it’s difficult for them to break down proteins properly and end up with a build up of toxins so you should always try a diet under medical supervision.

  13. From reading the above.. i believe its something i never knew i needed!
    I tick many of the boxes & eat little protein! always thought it was lack of Veg or Vitimans or VIT-D or water! but it seems all along it may be PROTEIN!!!!
    So im actually glad for this post & this giveaway! as it give me a chance to try and win πŸ˜€ Thanks so much x

  14. I’d be really keen to see if a high protein diet would change how I feel, wether I’d lose weight etc. I don’t think I get enough protein at the moment so it would be interesting to see the benefits first hand.

  15. This kind of diet is perfect for me as I have PCOS, so lots of meat & veg and cutting out the processed carbs has helped me lose 2 stones already. Woop! X

  16. I would love to try it, but I do think that the correct balance of all our daily nutritional requirements is important πŸ˜€

  17. I think protein is important although I think things such as carbohydrates etc are needed to for a healthy balance

  18. i think there are alot of pros and cons – i do think too much meat can be a bad thing but i understand you need the protein for energy

  19. I lost a lot of weight using a high protein diet, it’s reintroducing the carbs at a decent level without gaining weight which is difficult.

  20. Going on a high protein diet was the only time I ever managed to lose a lot of weight so I would definitely do it again.

  21. I’m loving the look of this high protein diet. One of the attractions is the extra health benefits which I could do with!!

  22. It sounds like it would really benefit me actually, and I’m keen to look into this more. Thanks for this, really insightful.

  23. its great for me after being put on a low fat diet from the hospital then lean meats are ideal for me to be able to eat.

  24. I love my meat and have followed Atkins before and love it; but I do think we need to be sensible and have fruit and veg too.

  25. I am currently doing slimming world and you can do high protein and veg days which are fab and help speed up weight loss so this would be fab

  26. It made me think because we don’t generally eat much meat, mainly to do with the cost, but reading the information, I think we should start eating a lot more protein for health.

  27. Sounds like something worth trying. I didn’t think live lean could be a better option. Great write up and thanks for sharing! Best MCT Oil 2018

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