Fatcat Posted April 24, 2008 Report Share Posted April 24, 2008 Hi Everybody - This is food for thought - no pun here. We all discuss how we should drink, drink, and eat, eat protein first and get in about 90 grams a day. I think the normal is between 40-70 a day depending on your weight . If anything is wrong with our kidneys, we can damage them more by eating too much protein. Also when we eat too much protein, our body turns the protein into glucose. There are other reasons why our intake shouldn't be so high. Normally our diet would be about 50g carbs (I know that is too high for must of us though) 17g fat, I believe, and I mentioned the amount of protein above. And I'm starting to wonder about this - did we all have to be lapbanded to lose weight if our diet is mostly protein? Why didn't we just follow the Atkins diet, after the second week, which truly is just a modified version of a high protein diet - but without the banding and without the many restrictions? Just throwing this out here to get a good discussion going. I find I get more confused by all this with each new day and the more I read. I've been banded, and I don't want to go through being upbanded, but this is a good subject I think we should have on this forum so we can : weigh the pros and cons of lapbanding, ensure we have a good diet, and to help those thinking of this type of weight loss method by passing on informative and correct information. Helen > Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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