Posted by: Anonymous | 2009-05-30

Protein and weight loss

Am I really supposed to only eat between 90 and 120g protein a day in order to lose weight?

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According to the Recommended Daily Allowance for protein, adults do not require more than 50 g of protein a day to remain healthy. Eating more than this is not really recommended, so having 120g of protein a day is highly excessive and may harm the kidneys and leach calcium out of the bones. Rather use a balanced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss', ‘Balanced diet’ and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet) and regular daily exercise to lose weight. You will feel healthier and not suffer from problems associated with a high protein diet such as constipation, bad breath, excessive intakes of fat, saturated fat and cholesterol, and ketosis.
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