What is phase 1 of the high protein diet about?
In this post you will find out how to do it step by step. You will also learn how long to stay in this phase, what foods you can eat and so on.
Please bear in mind that this version of the diet is a bit adapted to provide faster results. It is always good to get a health check from your doctor, if you feel unsure, at the beginning and the end of the diet regimen.
Who is the high protein diet not for?
It is also not suitable if you are allergic to: milk, fish, eggs, gluten.
It is also not suitable if you suffer from anorexia, bulimia, serious psychiatric illnesses, kidney diseases, heart diseases, disorders of metabolism of minerals, blood clotting disorders (including patients treated with warfarin), gallstone stones, and metabolic diseases (e.g., phenylketonuria, gout, and others).
How long should I stay in phase 1 of the high protein diet?
The length of the first phase depends on how overweight you are (based on BMI) or on the number of kilos (pounds) that you want to lose.
1-4 kg -> 1st phase length = 2 weeks
5-8 kg -> 1st phase length = 3 weeks
9-13 kg -> 1st phase length = 4 weeks
14 kg or more -> 1st phase length = at least 5 weeks
Never omit the protein meal! Otherwise you will start losing muscles and we most certainly do not want that :.). Other foodstuff that you can eat in unlimited quantity is vegetable, but only some. See below 🙂
Drink a lot. At least 1.5-2 litres of water a day. If you do not manage this, you risk a nasty headache. Drink unsweetened drinks: non-sparkling water or green tea (no fruit tea). And, obviously, NO ALCOHOL!
I recommend getting some complex vitamins and minerals and start taking them regularly.
What vegetables are allowed in phase 1 of the high protein diet?
Broccoli / Cauliflower / Zucchini / Leek (Chicory) / Radish / Cucumber / Cabbage / Spinage / Been Pods/ Celery / Fennel / Fresh Mushrooms / Asparagus / Aubergine / Letuce (all kinds) / Soya (sprouts) / Rucola / Pumpkin
Do not eat tomatoes and peppers! Do not use onion in any meals, use leeks instead – works great. You can also use powdered garlic or one small garlic clove per day.
You can prepare the vegetables in any way. Use 1 teaspoon of olive oil per day.
You can eat as much vegetable in the day as you want but the minimum is twice a day! Vegetable is very important – our body needs fiber.
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