Protein Power Phase One

Monday, August 29, 2011

Summary:

In this phase, protein requirements are determined, and sources of carbohydrates are fairly strictly curtailed. Both protein and carb eating are spread over 3 meals, and snacks if desired.

What You Eat:

Each person determines their individual protein needs, either from a formula or chart. For example, a woman who is 5’6” weighing 200 lbs would eat at least 34 grams of protein for each of the three meals (less if some is in a snack). This is about 5 oz of meat or fish. Everyone also eats 7-10 grams of carbohydrate per meal or snack. This could be a cup of broccoli and a green salad with a tomato in it. 25 grams of fiber is recommended as a daily goal.

Fats are unlimited, but there are some guidelines: no trans fats, lots of Omega-3 fatty acids, and limited vegetable oil high in Omega-6 polyunsaturates such as corn oil. If you get into the diet more, you will find that the authors make suggestions such as eating grass-fed cows when eating beef (better fat composition). Length of Phase: Until health objectives are achieved (for example, normal blood pressure, triglycerides, blood glucose), and weight normalizes.

Length of Phase:

Until health objectives are achieved (for example, normal blood pressure, triglycerides, blood glucose), and weight normalizes.

Goals:

See "length of phase".

What's Next?:

After completion of the Intervention Phase, dieters move on to the Transition and Maintenance Phases.

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