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Five delusions about proteinaceous diets of

Among the diets popular today in our country, win first place so-called proteinaceous which brightest representatives are Kremlin and Atkins`s diet. Strictly speaking, it is more logical to call them not proteinaceous, but a little carbohydrate as the main restrictions concern carbohydrates.

Proteinaceous diets are quite hard transferred by

: the deprived organism demands carbohydrates.

These two diets have many admirers, but also disputes (especially among experts - nutritionists) cause not less. In popular editions praise their advantages to skies, however, many pluses, actually, are wrapped in minuses.

we Will try to clear main points at issue and to disseminate the main delusions apropos of “proteinaceous“ diets.

Delusion 1: all evil from carbohydrates


Quite so is approved by doctor Atkins and the unknown parent of the Kremlin diet. Partially they are right: carbohydrates of fine flour, polished grain, and also, sugar (glucose, sucrose etc.) which are actively added by the food industry to products free really increase the caloric content of food and promote a weight set. However there is also a set of useful carbohydrates - such as connected sugar of vegetables and fruit, pectin, polysaccharides without which our organism just cannot normally function. Carbohydrates feed muscles and a brain, regulate work of intestines, support useful intestinal microflora, participate in an exchange of proteins, synthesis of hormones and enzymes.

Losing carbohydrates, we subject an organism of serious danger.

Delusion 2: it is easy to keep to proteinaceous diets because it is not necessary to consider calories

according to authors of proteinaceous diets, diet caloric content, really, does not matter, the only contents of carbohydrates in it is important. In Atkins`s diet in the reducing phase it is allowed to use no more than 20 g of carbohydrates a day, in the supporting phase - 40 g“ Kremlevka“ is more loyal: 40 g of carbohydrates a day for weight loss and 60 g to avoid a repeated set of weight. So it is necessary to consider all the same: not calories, so carbohydrates.

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how many you nayet, special tables of a nutrition value of products which are in the majority of cookbooks and books on a diet will help. And still exact scales will be necessary for you for determination of mass of products.

As a matter of fact calculation of carbohydrates makes even big complexity, than calculation of caloric content: dish caloric content is, just, specified in many recipe-books and magazines, and here the content of feedstuffs including there are no carbohydrates-. The same who tries to keep to a proteinaceous diet, regularly eating outdoors, even more difficult. It is unlikely in cafe or restaurant will provide you the exact information on dish “uglevodistost“.

Delusion 3: on proteinaceous diets all grow thin

Having refused bread, grain, pasta and the majority of fruit and vegetables, the person becomes the hostage of very poor diet. Due to reduction of caloric content of a diet by very much and the truth is possible to lose excess weight quickly.

However also exceptions happen. At the initial stage of proteinaceous diets meat and a bird, fish, sausages and sausages, rare dairy products are included in the list of the resolved products generally. At such “anti-vegetarian“ food it is easy to exceed a quota on fats. It means that the general caloric content of a diet can even increase, as a result and weight reduction will not happen. Fans of sausages and sausages most often get into such situation, the squirrel in them is not enough, in total about 8%, but fat from 20 to 45% so, unlike meat, it is possible to call these products not proteinaceous, but fatty.

Delusion 4: after proteinaceous diets it is possible to eat everything and not to recover

of Diets which provide stable result after their termination and transition to usual food does not exist at all. Return to a habitual way of life and food is equivalent also to return to former excess weight. At someone it occurs for several months or even weeks, more lucky gain initial body weight in 1 - 1,5 years.

Those who reasonably begin to expand the diet at the expense of vegetables, fruit and bean appear

in more favorable situation. The same who on end of a diet gorges on next day cake, washing down it with sweet lemonade, risk to return former kilograms very quickly.


By the way, in the review of the National register of correction of the body weight (USA) it is shown that among people who managed is long to support the reduced body weight, Atkins`s diets adhered the very few.

Delusion 5: it is possible to adhere to a proteinaceous diet as much as long

of People which the long period held on on Atkins or “Kremlevka“, units. Proteinaceous diets are quite hard transferred: the deprived organism demands carbohydrates.


Even upon transition to the supporting mode providing the use of 40 or 60 g of carbohydrates a day, the organism suffers from their shortcoming. It is expressed in violation of all exchange processes in which carbohydrates participate, and high content in food of proteins and fats does not improve a situation at all. As the result - suffers appearance, immunity falls, physical and intellectual endurance and activity decreases.

Refusal of vegetable food results

in deficiency of some vitamins (With, P, groups B) and minerals in an organism. Shortage of cellulose causes dysbacteriosis and violation of work of intestines. Besides, long and uncontrolled observance of proteinaceous diets can lead to formation of stones in kidneys and a gall bladder, to adjournment of “salts“ in joints and a backbone, to increase of risk of development of new growths.

Low-carbohydrate diets attract naive fatties with an opportunity to leave quickly enough a large number of extra kilos. The prospect to decrease by the size (and even on two) forces to forget about possible complications especially as authors of such diets report about them in very foggy form.

Meanwhile, reasonable restriction of carbohydrates due to sweets - transfer of cakes, gingerbreads or cakes to the category of festive, but not daily dishes; replacement of usual bread on grain and refusal of uglevodisty products and fast - foot lead to results absolutely not the worst. Of course, weight is lost more slowly, than on proteinaceous diets, however, health will not reel, and the lost kilograms will not return any more.