Protein Power reviewProtein Power is a weight loss diet that focuses on low carbs and high protein. Created by husband and wife team, Michael R. Eades, MD and Mary Dan Eades, MD, this diet program and book claims that it is “The High-Protein/Low Carbohydrate Way to Lose Weight, Feel Fit and Boost Your Health – In Just Weeks!”

The theory behind this weight loss program is that by limiting carbs in your diet, you will lower your insulin level, which will lead to the body producing more glucagon. This is a hormone that opposes the action of insulin and helps to burn stored fat. The doctors behind Protein Power believe that those who follow their low-carb and high-protein diet for the long-term will see their fat melt away. The book provides information and scientific explanations about the hormones insulin and glucagons, and the roles they play in converting food into energy.

Participants of the diet will discover what they can and cannot eat while on this diet. For instance, the type of protein encouraged includes: red meat, poultry, fish, low-fat cheese, eggs and tofu. Some fats are permitted, such as olive oil, butter and avocado. Vegetables and fruits like leafy greens, tomatoes, broccoli, peppers, green beans, mushrooms, zucchini, celery, cucumber and asparagus are all allowed. In addition, followers of this plan should have 25 mg of fiber daily. Sweeteners, diet soda, light beer and wine are permitted in moderation.

There are over 100 recipes provided in the Protein Power book. Sample menus are also provided. However, aside from food, the doctors recommend that participants take at least 90 mg of potassium supplements and also premium vitamin and mineral supplements.

Exercise is also encouraged to help burn stored fat. Resistance training is recommended. This includes exercises such as lifting weights, etc.

That being said, in spite of the fact that blood sugar regulation can have a positive effect on the body, and the claim that the diet is based on cutting-edge research, this does not mean that Protein Power is a safe and effective diet for everyone.

In fact, many people have a hard time following diets that are low in carbohydrates because they require the dieter to eliminate several foods from their diet, which can make sticking to the program challenging. What’s more, this diet says that it is alright to ingest diet soda in moderation, but research has found that some artificial sweeteners can actually lead to weight gain in some people because they cause the body to release insulin, which can actually stimulate hunger when no sugar is present.

Before following this diet plan, it would be wise to speak with your personal medical practitioner to make sure it is the right option for your body and lifestyle.