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Heart Failure, is one of the first to look at the link between high-protein diets and heart failure, a condition in which the heart muscle can't pump enough blood to meet the body's normal demands.
However, the researchers stressed that more studies are needed in diverse populations to confirm the findings. The study also only found an association between a high-protein diet and heart failure, and cannot determine whether changing the amount of protein in a person's diet would prevent heart failure.
The new study by itself is not enough to recommend against high-protein diets for men, said Dr. Andrew Freeman, director of the Cardiovascular Prevention and Wellness program at National Jewish Health hospital in Denver, who was not involved with the new research. But the findings add to a growing body of literature suggesting that high-protein diets may be harmful for heart health, he said.
For example, diets high in saturated fat , which is found mainly in meat and dairy products, have been linked with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. In general, "Americans consume way too much protein," and may want to consider avoiding excessive amounts of protein in their diet, he added.
However, exactly how much protein a person needs varies depending on a number of factors, including their activity level, age and current state of health, according to Healthline. Larry Allen, director of the heart failure program at UCHealth in Aurora, Colorado, said the new study cannot prove that high-protein diets actually cause heart failure — it could be that other factors are responsible for the association.
For example, it's not clear whether it's protein itself, or other things associated with a high-protein diet, such as the lack of certain nutrients, that could affect heart health, said Allen, who was not involved in the study. But in general, the findings support the idea that a well-balanced diet , high in vegetables and whole grains, "tends to be associated with better outcomes" for heart health than an unbalanced diet, such as one that's heavy in protein, Allen told Live Science.
The American Heart Association recommends a diet that includes a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, poultry, fish, beans and nuts, as well as one that limits the intake of sweets, sugar-sweetened beverages and red meats. Original article on Live Science. So already, if you think about it, it's not fair.
Then there are hormonal changes, and it's the same kind of thing. As you lose body fat, the amount of different hormones in your body changes. And the hormones that help you feel full, or the level of those rather, decreases.
The hormones that make you feel hungry, meanwhile, increases. So you become more likely to feel hungry, and less likely to feel full given the same amount of food. And the third biological change, which I think people do sort of know about, is that there are metabolic changes.
Your metabolism slows down. Your body uses calories in the most efficient way possible. Which sounds like a good thing, and would be good thing if you're starving to death. But it isn't a good thing if you're trying to lose weight, because when your body finds a way to run itself on fewer calories there tends to be more leftover, and those get stored as fat, which is exactly what you don't want to happen. How could it when you have to fight against all of that?
You can do it, potentially, but it's going to take over your life. And that's no way to live. Dieting is actually a lot like starving, physically. It's living like you're starving. A lot of people do it, but what they're actually doing is living as if they're starving. They're putting their body into that exact same state that it would be in if they were literally starving to death. But there's an entire industry that profits from convincing people that just the opposite is true.
How do you reconcile that? Well, the first thing is that you can't believe anything that they say. And that's by definition, because their job isn't to tell you the truth — it's to make money. And they're allowed to lie. These companies make their money off failure, not success. They need you to fail, so you'll pay them again.
One-time customers are not the sort of thing that keep these diet companies in business. What would you say to someone who says 'I followed or have been following so and so diet, and I've lost weight, I feel better, it's working'? What are they not understanding? I would tell them that they're in the honeymoon stage. That early stage is great, but it really is a honeymoon stage, and it's going to get a lot harder soon.
For practically any diet — crazy, or not crazy sounding — in that first 6 to 12 months, people can lose about 10 percent of their starting weight.
So a pound person will lose about 20 pounds in the short run. But the short run isn't the whole story. Everyone acts like the short run is the whole story, and that anything that happens later is the dieter's fault and not really part of the diet. People act like the only part that is the diet's fault is the beginning bit. The long-term part, people always say that's not the diet, that's the person.
And yet, it's clear that that's not true. It's over the long term that you see all these biological changes take control. In your book, you talk a bit about how one of the most glaring problems with dieting is how we define a successful diet. What are we getting wrong? When people lose weight on a diet, they call it a success.
And if the weight comes back on, they don't say that the diet wasn't successful — they say 'I blew it. It's all part of the diet. We've conducted studies where we have brought dieters and non-dieters into the lab, and distracted them a little bit.
What we have found is that when distracted, dieters eat more than non-dieters. In fact, distraction only affects how much dieters eat. A simple little thing like that tells you that if you're trying to resist eating, the subtlest things can mess you up. All these little things cause dieters to fail in resisting food that don't really affect people who aren't dieting.
Through the years, I have looked tirelessly for things that help people diet, but all I have ever found are things that trip them up. People love to talk about willpower as though it's what separates the winners from the losers. An idea that I want to float, if I might, is that willpower is actually a very different thing when you talk about eating.
Willpower can be extremely useful in certain parts of people's lives. But when it comes to eating, it's just not the problem. It's not the fix. Let's say you're in a meeting, and someone brings in a box of doughnuts. If you're dieting, now you need to resist a doughnut. That is going to take many, many acts of self-control. You don't just resist it when it comes into the room — you resist it when you look up and notice it, and that might happen 19 times, or 90 times.
But if you eat it on the 20th time, it doesn't matter how good your willpower was. If you end up eating it, you don't get credit for having resisted it all those times. So it's for reasons like that that someone's willpower, which is measurable by the way, does not correlate with people's weight. But, and here's the thing, it does correlate with tons of other stuff, like SAT scores, grade point average, and all kinds of other achievement outcomes.
And if you think about it, that makes perfect sense. If you're studying for an exam, and give in to checking Facebook, those 10 minutes that you waste don't erase the studying you did before. You haven't lost anything. Whereas with eating, when you suffer that one moment of weakness, it actually undoes all the successful willpower that came before it. Would you say that it's pointless then to try to lose weight?
Or are we simply doing it wrong? I don't think people should try to live at a lower weight than their set range. If you try to lose weight so that you're below your set weight range, that I believe is folly, or farce.
It's what sets off all those biological changes that are effectively trying to defend your set range. When your body goes lower than your set range, it makes changes to bump your weight back into it.