Myths and Facts about High Protein Diets:
Myth: Eating more protein and less carbohydrate is the best way to lose weight.
Fact: The only was to lose weight is to expend more calories than you are consuming.
Myth: Carbohydrates make you more hungry than do protein foods.
Fact: Complex carbohydrates like breads and grains actually speed up your metabolism, which helps
your body burn calories. As you body burns calories, you are going to feel hungry. To avoid this problem, you
can consume small, frequent meals throughout the day.
Myth: A high carbohydrate diet causes the body to store the excess carbohydrates as fat and causes
Fact: Consuming excess calories from an source, carbohydrates, proteins, or fats will lead to
Myth: High protein diets are more healthful than high carbohydrate diets.
Fact: High protein diets lack the essential nutrients found in grains, fruits, and vegetables.
High protein diets are also high in saturated fat, which we know is not good for our health.