However, this method of weight loss is not as harmless as it seems. The first thing that adherents of the protein diet face is the disruption of the gastrointestinal tract. Because the diet is completely lacking fiber, the intestines are unable to cope with their work. This can cause the strongest dysbacteriosis and constipation.
During the protein diet, the body produces excess products of protein breakdown — urates, oxolates, phosphates, etc. They put extra strain on the kidneys, liver and other crucial organs. The daily protein norm at optimal carbohydrate intake is 1 gram per kilogram of human weight. If the intake of proteins exceeds this figure, the so-called protein intoxication begins, leading to serious disturbances in the activities of internal organs and systems.
A protein diet is the cause of avitaminosis and a dramatic increase in cholesterol levels in the blood. In addition, this method of weight loss, disrupts the acid-base balance. Over time, total oxidation begins in the body, leading to cell death. Skin, nails and hair rapidly lose moisture and health. High levels of protein in this diet can contribute to calcium flushing out of the bones, and this poses a threat to osteoporosis.
According to recent studies, such a diet regimen significantly increases the risk of cancer. It turned out that after eating one protein food, the intestine significantly increases the concentration of metabolism products, provoking the development of malignant tumors.
Thus, protein food must be supplemented with foods containing carbohydrates and fats. In any diet, the amount of proteins, fats and carbohydrates consumed should be strictly calculated, following the basic rules of a balanced diet.