Taking on a high-protein diet is a great way to get fit. Not only are protein sources very much available, but these kinds of foods are also often very filling, so you’ll definitely find yourself skipping the munchies. 

To help you get started, we’ve listed five diet plans that you can choose from. Just remember that as every one has a different physiology, these diets may have different effects. Before trying anything out, it may be wise to first consult with your doctor to see which one can best suit your body type.

 
The Zone Diet
The Zone Diet doesn't promise dramatic results, but it assures you that what you'll lose is honest to goodness fat, not water. Probably one of the few diet trends out there that's easy to achieve as there are no food restrictions, the Zone Diet simply asks you to to eat proper proportions during every meal: 30 percent protein, 30 percent fat, and 40 percent carbs. It's also about timing and a change of lifestyle, as WebMD shares that you should eat your first meal within an hour of waking up and that you shouldn't let five hours go by without nibbling on something. 

Paleo Diet
Working on the concept that today's modern-day men and women can benefit from the diet of their ancestors from the Paleolithic era, the Paleo Diet is about skipping high-calorie processed food as well as grains, legumes, and dairy. It has been a fad since 2012, and even as critics say that it's flawed due to the theory that Paleolithic humans still ate grain and legumes, many still subscribe to it.
 
ThePaleoDiet.com lists the kinds of food you can eat, such as a great deal of protein from grass-produced meat, seafood, fruits and vegetables, eggs, nuts, and healthy oils coming from olives and coconuts.

 
Dukan Diet
The Dukan Diet hails from France and is all about using protein to lose weight and never gain it back. It comprises both meal plans and exercise to employ overall wellness.
 
WebMD explains that the Dukan Diet comes in phases. The "Attack" phase lasts for around 10 days, within which you'll need to eat all the lean meat that you can, including 1.5 tablespoons of oat bran and at least six glasses of water every day. 
 
The "Cruise" phase is where the bulk of the work is, as it could last for months. At this time, you'll need to eat lots of non-starchy vegetables every other day, as well as an extra half tablespoon of oat bran.
 
The "Consolidation" stage encourages you to have a daily diet of veggies, one fruit, two slices of whole-grain bread, and one serving of cheese. It also allows you to have two "celebration" cheat meals.
 
The "Stabilization" phase is about maintenance, wherein you can eat anything as long as you adhere to the Dukan Diet rules as well as take a 20-minute walk daily.

Protein Power Diet
The Protein Power Diet is a high-protein, low-carb diet that works around the concept that lessening carbs lowers insulin, which pushes the body to make glucagon, a peptide hormone that burns stored fat for energy. 

According to Web MD, the diet calls for 25 grams of fiber a day. You can eat fish, red meat, poultry, cheeses, and green, leafy vegetables. Diet sodas, light beer, and wine are allowed in moderation. It’s also recommended to take vitamin-and-mineral supplements with 90 ml of potassium daily.


Stillman Diet
LiveStrong notes that the Stillman Diet has the highest percentage or protein intake at 64 percent. It comes in two phases, the first of which allows you to eat any amount of food from a provided list, which includes lean meats, seafood, coffee and tea with no sugar. Butter, oil, and cream are not allowed. According to WiseGeek, this will supposedly result in a loss of  seven to 15 lbs during the first week. 


Phase two introduces small servings of vegetables into the diet. This goes on as maintenance.


The Stillman Diet is both praised and criticized by experts. It’s good to remember that as this is a diet that recommends high levels of protein intake, you may want to take vitamin supplements to fill in any nutritional gaps in your diet. 

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