Attorney Health Tips: Dangers of High Protein Diets

Many lawyers have followed high protein diets because they want to either build muscle or lose weight. In some instances, these diets require the supervision of a dietitian and a physician because there may be profound consequences and even death of the patient.

Risk of Other Diseases

High protein diets tend to de-emphasize plant food sources, which provide lots of carbohydrate and fiber. These items can lower the blood cholesterol and reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Many fruits, vegetables, whole grains, cereals, and low-fat dairy products, which high protein diets tend not to include, also help to maintain a normal blood pressure.

Some examples of high protein Diets:

  • Banting Diet
  • Paleo Diet
  • LCHF Diet (Low Carb High Fat)
  • Atkins Diet

The diet may help a lawyer to eat less, and this attracts overweight attorneys who want to lose weight. It does so through the process of ketosis, which induces nausea and loss of appetite. Over a long period of time, however, these patients may develop vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

Since high protein diets emphasize animal food sources, they tend to supply a great deal of saturated fat. And with the increase in protein intake, these patients will develop …

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