5 little-known facts about protein Can you survive if you eat only protein? Can you survive without eating protein? How does your body keep functioning when you fast? Do high-protein diets actually promote weight loss, or do they only help you retain muscle when you eat below maintenance? Our evidence-based analysis on 5 little-known facts […]
8 High-Protein Vegetables Slabs of meat don’t have to be the only protein-rich items on your dinner plate. Check out which vegetables provide the protein boost you’re looking for. Stephanie Smith And Krissy Kendall, PhD August 25, 2017 No, we’re not talking about sprinkling your greens with a scoop of protein powder or chasing those […]
If you’re eating a high-protein diet to lose weight or increase muscle mass, your body may be producing high amounts of urea, a byproduct of protein metabolism. Urea builds up in your blood, and the excess is excreted by the kidneys through your urine. Consuming too much protein may strain your kidneys, and if […]
Though some research does suggest that high-protein diets lead to weight loss in the short term, the greater body of evidence indicates that in the long term, these diets may do more harm than good.
THE CANNIBALIZING FACTOR When you cannibalize an animal you signal to your body-brain impending death, causing your body-brain to go into a fat-producing and fat-conserving mode, slowing all your bodily functions as a means to preserve and extend your life span. This is not the same as a slowed metabolic rate, such as inducing sleep […]