What foods are allowed in a high-protein diet?

The high-protein diet is one of the most popular. One of the reasons for this is that it is very effective without causing feelings of hunger.

It is based on permitted foods with a high satiety capacity, such as lean proteins.

Authorised foods in a high-protein diet

Although there are several variations of this diet, we generally find the same base of foods that are not only allowed… but above all recommended for a natural and effective weight loss, without fatigue:

Lean meat or lean parts of certain types of meat
Vegetable proteins (seitan, tofu…)
Depending on the type of high-protein diet, we may also add 0% dairy products (yoghurt, cottage cheese) to this list. To this protein base should of course be added green vegetables, often as much as you like and preferably organic.

It is important to remember that in order to benefit from the slimming benefits of these foods, it is essential to cook them in a light manner: they should be steamed, grilled… but above all not fried or drowned in a sauce!

The effectiveness of these foods for losing weight

This list of permitted foods makes it easy to lose weight without feeling hungry, and without seeing your muscle mass “melt”. Other diets have these negative consequences. This is not the case with the high-protein diet.

The high-protein diet limits the intake of carbohydrates, which also keeps blood sugar levels low, thus promoting the elimination of fat stored in the body.

The high-protein diet also limits the yo-yo effect over time, because even after several weeks, the fact that you have got used to eating enough good protein makes you develop new reflexes, and greatly limits the risks of cracking.

It is nevertheless important to remember to keep well hydrated, to avoid water retention, a swollen belly and slower digestion, which would compromise the fact of obtaining a nice flat belly in a few weeks for example.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, a doctor’s advice is essential.

How long does this diet last?

It all depends on your goals. For a lasting weight loss, you should count on average 0.5 to 1 kilo lost per week, which allows you to anticipate a certain number of weeks or months at this rate.

Whatever the duration chosen, a transition phase and the gradual reintroduction of “forbidden” foods must be anticipated in order to avoid unwanted weight regain. For this, following a programme such as the Dukan diet or being accompanied by a nutritionist and a sports coach can really make a difference.

Finally, be careful not to overdo the protein. The human body does not need too much protein, even when you are a sportsman.

In the end, because it is easy to set up and follow, and highly effective, the high-protein diet seems to be here to stay. It is a good way to reach your weight goals without depriving yourself too much.



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