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Protein Power Diet: Does it Work?

By Terry Dunkle, DietPower Editor-In-Chief*

Like most protein diets, the Protein Power Diet is heavy on protein (lean meat and dairy, fish, poultry, beans, rice, peas, nuts) and light on carbohydrates and fats.

According to carefully controlled scientific studies, the Protein Power Diet can produce rapid weight loss—but the loss is often temporary.

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For gradual and lasting weight loss, the most solid science recommends reducing calories and getting aerobic exercise.

Forgoing just 100 calories a day—the number in a slice of buttered bread—will shave off ten pounds a year. And it matters not what kind of food provides those calories. You can eat what you like.

Meanwhile, a rapid (4 mph) walk burns five to ten calories per minute, depending on your weight. Walk 30 minutes a day and you'll lose 16 to 32 more pounds in a year.

The only problem is, how can you accurately count calories without spending all day doing it?

Answer: Use your computer and a program that tracks your intake and expenditures as you log your meals and exercise. Some nutrition programs also show whether your Protein Power Diet is giving you enough of the nutrients important in heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other killers.

One program, DietPower®, guarantees reaching your goal weight if you follow its calorie budget. It does this by continually adjusting the budget to your metabolism, which it monitors by watching your weight change in response to calories. It also gives you real-time awareness of your intake of 33 vital nutrients.

Hence, the short answer to the question "Does the Protein power Diet work?" is "Yes, if you also use nutrition software to control your calorie and nutrient intake."


*Terry Dunkle is a 30-year veteran medical journalist and consumer advocate who serves as CEO and chief editor at DietPower, Inc., a leading maker of nutrition and weight-loss software.

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