Diet Doctor Podcast #70 — Dr. Ted Naiman

Protein may be the most important and overlooked nutrient in the food world. We often hear that eating either too much or too little may be harmful. But is it possible that increasing protein intake can be the secret to healthy weight loss? According to Dr. Ted Naiman, the answer is a resounding “yes!”

With the success of his book, The P:E Diet, Dr. Naiman has put the focus back on protein. He contends that most of us don’t eat enough.

In this conversation, we unpack the science behind protein and satiety, weight loss, muscle and bone health, and longevity. We explore how protein intake may vary with different diets like vegan, keto, carnivore, and Mediterranean. And we talk about how you can safely start to increase your protein intake.

Thanks for reading,
Bret Scher, MD FACC

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Table of contents


00:00  Introduction
01:08  Protein on DietDoctor.com
02:23  Dr. Ted Naiman explains his book The P:E diet
05:25  The macro percentages of low carb and low fat
10:34  Higher protein and lower carb density
14:07  The concern of eating too much protein
18:47  Protein content in different foods
27:08  Plants vs animal protein
31:15  Main hurdles people face with higher protein
39:21  Thoughts on obesity research
41:40  Specific adaptation to impose demand (SAID)
46:24  Decreasing the carbohydrate frequency
52:58  The role of CGM while dieting
57:17  Last words from Dr. Naiman

About the video

Virtual podcast recorded in February 2021, published in April 2021.
Host: Dr. Bret Scher
Producer: Hari Dewang

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