Dr. Ted Naiman: Too much protein is better than too little

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Is increasing protein intake on low carb a good or bad idea idea in terms of weight and health – and why?

This topic is highly debated in the low-carb community and one of the people promoting a higher intake is Dr. Ted Naiman. In this presentation from the recent Low Carb Cruise he talks about the basis of his standpoint: protein leverage. In other words that the amount of protein consumed impacts energy intake.

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Too much protein is better than too little – Dr. Ted Naiman

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  1. B Mitchell
    Hi, Can someone advise me please. I'm female, 83 years of age, and still care about my looks and health. Years ago I tried the Atkins diet. I cannot remember for how long, but had no energy and did not lose weight. Two years ago I was diagnosed as prediabetic and embarked on the keto diet, and yet again my body did not appear to make the transition to burning fat as fuel. When I add a little carbohydrate to my diet such as two or three Ryvita, my energy immediately increases, but my blood glucose readings are much higher. Recently I had a blood test done for diabetes and it appears I've moved from being pre-diabetic to diabetic. To live without energy is meaningless. Do you have any suggestions?
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  2. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Hi, Can someone advise me please. I'm female, 83 years of age, and still care about my looks and health. Years ago I tried the Atkins diet. I cannot remember for how long, but had no energy and did not lose weight. Two years ago I was diagnosed as prediabetic and embarked on the keto diet, and yet again my body did not appear to make the transition to burning fat as fuel. When I add a little carbohydrate to my diet such as two or three Ryvita, my energy immediately increases, but my blood glucose readings are much higher. Recently I had a blood test done for diabetes and it appears I've moved from being pre-diabetic to diabetic. To live without energy is meaningless. Do you have any suggestions?

    B, I highly recommend you give our 2 week keto challenge program. https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/get-started The program will take you step by step through what it means to a ketogenic diet including two weeks of meal plans. Regarding energy, low energy or fatigue can be symptoms of "induction flu". Check out this guide for suggestions on how to alleviate that side effect. https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/side-effects#inductionflu

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