New blog post- Myths of High Protein Diets

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russellb97

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Posted: 01 Feb 2011, 11:21
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I have been dieting for years. My personal experience and success is proof positive that I absolutely know what I’m talking about when it comes to losing weight. I have tried just about everything and through these trials I have come up with plans that work. Many of my ideas run against the grain., They are new and different than mainstream thinking. I believe it’s time to rewrite the nutrition books and start a new revolution in dieting! Our population is nearly 70% overweight. The old rules are not working. Athletes, bodybuilders, and myself know that if you want to have a great physique you need to eat a high protein diet.
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k8yk

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Posted: 01 Feb 2011, 11:29
Interesting read, Russell. Thanks for sharing.
What do you say about The China Study, which I am currently reading? It seems that there is evidence that a high-animal-protein diet promotes cancer. It's quite the interesting read that is definitely making me think twice about protein consumption. I haven't delved all the way into the research yet, but I wonder if you ran up against any of this information in your studies and what made you dismiss it if so?
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russellb97

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Posted: 01 Feb 2011, 11:49
k8yk wrote:
Interesting read, Russell. Thanks for sharing.
What do you say about The China Study, which I am currently reading? It seems that there is evidence that a high-animal-protein diet promotes cancer. It's quite the interesting read that is definitely making me think twice about protein consumption. I haven't delved all the way into the research yet, but I wonder if you ran up against any of this information in your studies and what made you dismiss it if so?


I will look it over. My initial opinion is cancer cells are prevalent in all of us, and I've read study after study naming a different cancer causing villains. I think it's safe to say that life causes cancer. What's more dangerous, being overweight with the potential health problems including increased odds of cancer. Or a possible link from animal protein and cancer?

Stevia is the big new all-natural sweetener but that has also been linked to cancer.

Cooking in a microwave can cause cancer
Cooking vegetables, grilling food, breathing our air!
and so on and so on.

I feel like if I'm going to get cancer, I'm going to get cancer.

I see obesity as a much more definite cause of real health problems over these studies.
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russellb97

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Posted: 01 Feb 2011, 11:51
By the way K8 you look great in your new picture!
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sheripickle

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Posted: 01 Feb 2011, 11:54
Great read Russell!!!!! Also showed Hubby your you tube transformation and he said I have to buy him your book Wink
~Cheryl~
k8yk

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Posted: 01 Feb 2011, 11:56
You should read it, I am very curious what you would think. I'm also wary of the "IT CAUSES CANCER" hysteria, but on the other hand, there's something of a protein hysteria too. Personally, I think the truth is somewhere in the middle.

Anyway, he's not saying protein causes cancer (it isn't a carcinogen) he's saying that protein rich diets promote the growth of cancer cells once the cancer has already been initiated and that low-protein diets can stop the growth of cancer cells. I'm only 100 pages into it, I just wondered if you'd heard about it.

And thanks! You look great as usual Smile
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russellb97

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Posted: 01 Feb 2011, 11:59
sheripickle wrote:
Great read Russell!!!!! Also showed Hubby your you tube transformation and he said I have to buy him your book Wink


Thanks Sheri!

I had a new review on Amazon, and it just made my day ;ast night to read it. It makes me so happy to see my plan working for others. I know how great I feel, and to see it doing the same for others is an even better feeling!

There's the review, almost makes me cry.
Very Happy

"I have to agree with all the reviews!! Quick read and very informative. It was really easy and fun to read also. I bought the kindle version and love it. I keep reading it over and over. I have lost 10.5 lbs and 4 inches off my waist in just under 2 weeks of using the diet. I have tried many diets over the years and this is the only one that works for me and I have recommended this to all my friends and family. I have been on a diet for over a year now with slow process and hit the dreaded plateau. This book has helped me break through and start losing again. A++++"
The Spike Diet is available on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Spike-Diet-Russell-Branjord/dp/0615328768

Free Weight Loss Guide on Spiking Metabolism:
http://www.spike84.com/

"I Spike!"

sheripickle

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Posted: 01 Feb 2011, 12:04
Thats awesome, we will all be able to say "we knew you when!!" LOL
~Cheryl~
russellb97

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Posted: 01 Feb 2011, 12:55
Matt55 wrote:
Regarding cancer... cancer is caused by a genetic mutation of a normal cells DNA. These mutations generally are caused by some long term environmental factor... including the way people eat. The studies linking meat to cancer are mostly red meats that have been prepared in such a way that added chemicals, fat content and or method of cooking have made them offensive to the body.

Pure protien is nothing more than the essential amino acids that are necessary for the body, as the body cannot make it's own. It's something that the body needs.

I think that vegetarians are in general a lower cancer risk... just because of the fact that there is less fat in their diet... unlike those of us who eat meat.

So for me it boils down to eat a varied diet. I continue to eat lean meats, but it's not the main part of my meal by any means. Too much of anything whether soy or meat is not a good thing. Our bodies were probably designed to live off a varied diet... vegetables as well as meat. That is how we humans evolved in the first place.

Well... that's my 0.2.


Well said.

High Protein Diets are always wrongfully connected to low carb/Atkins type of diets. Like it's not possible to eat low fat and high protein.
It frustrates me.
When I have meat it is always lean (except my spike day) and almost always of the organic/no additive variety. This includes lean red meat.

There are essential proteins, essential fats, but there are no essential carbohydrates.
I do follow a low carb diet about 25% but my carbs from great sources.
The Spike Diet is available on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Spike-Diet-Russell-Branjord/dp/0615328768

Free Weight Loss Guide on Spiking Metabolism:
http://www.spike84.com/

"I Spike!"

healthnutmom

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Posted: 01 Feb 2011, 14:41
Thanks for linking to your blog post. I do have to say that eating more protein was what jump-started me to lose (at this point) 44 pounds. And I feel much better, too.



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