There are a lot of physicians and dietitians that suggest a protein-sparing diet for people who are obese and wants to achieve a fast weight loss because it is modified and fast. This kind of diet does not only include dietary components but also behavioral and medical features as the same time. This kind of diet is believed to have a lot of restrictions that is why it is highly suggested that you must have the guidance of a physician or a dietitian when you want to undergo a protein-sparing diet.
How does this diet work?
In the normal world, you will not lose lean body mass while on a diet rather than losing fat tissue. But there are still a lot of diet that focuses on weight loss that will let you lose lean body mass, these are those diet that includes very low calorie intake. A protein-sparing diet will allow you to avoid the loss of most lean body mass since it includes 70 to 90 grams of high quality protein intake per day even if it only provides less than 900 calorie intake on a daily basis.
What is the method of this diet
Carbohydrates is the main source of energy of the body of a human being. When the diet of a person will restrict him or her to take in that much of carbohydrates, the body will start to burn fat in order for it to be used as the main fuel of the body. You will have to eat a lot of protein during this method in order to help prevent your body burn the energy that is stored in your tissues, cells, and muscles to be used as the main source of energy for your body. This fast breakdown of your body fat will produce the waste substance that is called ketones that will be flushed out through the urine, this condition is called ketosis. A protein-sparing diet is also known as a ketogenic diet. It is very common to experience appetite loss during ketosis and this will help you lose a lot of weight.
A protein-sparing diet will only allow a person to eat poultry, meat, seafood, and a fewer number of low-carb vegetables according to a lot of studies. This kind of diet will not allow you to take in carbohydrates or any kind of fat. There will be a lot of missing nutrients that is needed by the body that will only be provided by some supplements. A refeeding phase will be done which means that you will slowly reduce taking in protein and reintroduce carbohydrate to your body after you will reach the weight that you are aiming for during a protein-sparing diet. You will be assured to have a proper weight control in the future because the refeeding phase will apply the idea of a diet that is well balanced.