As nutrition and fitness experts who have many years of experience in this industry, we have witnessed our fair share of diets and fads. Low fat, high protein, low carb.... the list is endless. One of the most popular diets to hit the scene and influence countless people to ban bread is the infamous high protein diet. Recently one of our members, who had some success with a high protien diet in the past, asked us to explain the difference between this diet and the Venice Nutrition program. We're glad to help!
First it's important to understand how a high protein diet works and why many people have short term success with it. For starters, a high protein diet mainly excludes carbohydrates. For every gram of carbohydrate you eat, your body stores an additional 3 grams of water. This fact leads many to believe that they are losing all body fat when in reality, alot of the weight loss is due to a loss of water weight. It's also important to note that a high protein, low carbohydrate diet causes low blood sugar. In addition to burning some fat with a high protein diet, it is highly likely that you will lose lean muscle mass as well. Remember, every pound of lean muscle mass burns an additional 30-50 fat calories a day. Consistently low blood sugar leads to this loss of lean muscle mass and drastically slows your metabolism.
How is Venice Nutrition unique? Venice Nutrition is based on the science of blood sugar stabilization. By eating frequent meals that have the right balance of protein, carbohydrate, fat and calories for your specific body, goals, health and lifestyle, you are able to create balanced blood sugar and a balanced body. This leads to a natural and permanent loss of body fat, along with increased energy and reduced sugar cravings. In addition, stable blood sugar allows you to protect (and increase with the right exercise) lean muscle mass for a faster metabolism.
We invite you to stablize your blood sugar and learn how your body really works so you can achieve your goals permanently.
The Venice Nutrition Team