Can I Take a High Protein Diet To Lose Weight and Gain Muscles?

Can I Take a High Protein Diet To Lose Weight and Gain Muscles?
  • 08 September 2022
  • Healthsprings Aesthetics

1. Can I take a high protein diet to lose weight and gain muscles? What’s the best way to do it?

Weight loss is directly related to the difference between an individual’s energy intake and energy expenditure. By reducing caloric intake below expenditure, one should then be able to lose weight with a predictable initial rate that is related to the energy deficit.

To gain muscles, the use of sports supplements is common in young adults, especially males. These products are frequently used to increase the amount of protein or protein precursors in one’s diet. The efficacy and safety profiles of these ingredients vary, and the use of these products may still pose certain risks, such as excessive protein intake in patients with kidney dysfunction.

However, if a patient strongly desires to take sports supplements, we advise choosing products that list well-studied ingredients, such as protein powder, amino acids, or creatine; and avoid pre-workout and muscle-building supplements. In addition, when selecting sports supplements, patient should use products which have been evaluated by a high-quality third party such as NSF International for Sport.

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2. What are healthy dietary patterns?

Specific dietary guidelines may vary, but in general, a high-quality, healthy diet emphasizes limited consumption of red and processed meats, unhealthy fats (saturated and trans-fats), sugar, sodium, and alcohol, and a greater intake of fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and whole grains.

To eat healthily, we suggest choosing a dietary pattern of healthful foods, such as the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) or a Mediterranean-style diet, rather than focusing on a specific nutrient. Diets which emphasize reductions in refined carbohydrates, processed meats, and foods high in sodium and trans fat; moderation in unprocessed red meats, poultry, eggs, and milk; and high intakes of fruits, nuts, fish, vegetables, vegetable oils, minimally processed whole grains, legumes, and yogurt are preferred.

In summary, there is no one single diet that fits everybody and there are a variety of dietary strategies that can be effective in reducing calorie intake and promoting weight loss. Approach Healthsprings Aesthetics if you still have any concerns. We are located at 541 Orchard Road #10-01A, Liat Towers Singapore 238881.