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    The cons of a high protein diet? The face, skin and beauty on Primal diet

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    Dear Mark,

    I recently read a book by well-known nutritionist Kimberly Snyder, called The Beauty Detox Foods, and in it she says “digesting animal protein creates all sorts of bi products in the body, like purines and ammonia products. These are absorbed into your blood stream and circulate through the body. When your blood is clogged with toxins it cant circulate as many beautifying minerals, and these toxins can age and clog the skin cells of your face. Furthermore, excessive protein consumption overworks the lvier and kidneys. Ammonia, which is a breakdown product of a high-flesh food diet, is a direct toxin to the body. It has been found to create free-radical damage and cross-linking (a process associated with wrinkles and ageing). Ketosis, which may result out of a low carb diet, makes the blood acidic. An acidic body tends to age faster. Take a look at people who are on high protein, low carb diets and see for yourself. These people tend to look “hardened” and older than they are, which is what I call the “old-skinny” look when the skin has lost all its youthfulness.”

    Kimberly says that if you must eat animal protein, eat it once a day at the most and at dinnertime, so that during the day your body’s energy is not wasted on digesting animal protein and can be used for detoxing, cleansing and free to create beauty and energy.

    I just wondered what you think of this? I know that the Primal diet is all about balance, but a lot of the meals at breakfast and lunch and dinner do focus on animal protein and I just thought i’d raise this controversial issue….!

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    Huh. I'm 58, female, post-menopause. Eat higher protein than most (usually @150x my LBW), lower fat than most and some carbs through vegetation. Skin clear? check. Hair strong and shiny? check. Nails strong? check. Body stronger than ever, leaner than ever, able to lift better? check, check, check. Blood acidic? nope. Moods more stable? check. More energy throughout the day? check. Happier in every way? check.
    I dunno--I'm gonna stay with PB...

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    sorry but sounds like a lot of mumbo jumbo to me

    where's the science to support her claims?

    ketosis is not the same as ketoacidosis which is a medical condition

    drink celery juice if you are worried about acidic blood, known to be alkaline

    I'm 99% paleo/primal, eat meat several times a day, with lots of eggs, butter and coconut fat, take a veggie juice and plenty of green leafy veg

    look 30 yo, closer to 50 in fct

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    Interesting responses, thank you. I guess it is all about balancing the acid from meat with healthy veg and doses of green smoothies!

    Here is a link to what i've eaten today on Fit Day FitDay Premium

    I'm trying to gain a little healthy weight as I think i've not been getting enough carbohydrates, I exercise 4-5 times a week, weigh 55kg currently and am 5ft 7 and 24 years old. Since going primal and cutting out milk especially I have noticed my cheeks have become far less plump, I have barely any body fat! Would appreciate feedback!

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    She sounds like a pro-vegan. Science doesn't support her claim.

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    Food LogTotal NutritionCustom Nutrition GoalsNAME AMOUNT UNIT CALS FAT(g) CARBS(g) PROT(g)
    Totals 563 23.3 77.3 22.0
    Apple, raw 1 medium (2-3/4" dia) (approx 3 per lb)
    72 0 19 0
    Seeds, chia seeds, dried 15 grams
    74 5 7 2
    Almonds, unroasted 4 almond
    28 2 1 1
    Apricot, dried, uncooked 1 half
    8 0 2 0
    Pumpkin and/or squash seeds, hulled, unroasted 6 grams
    32 3 1 1
    Milk, 2% fat (Kara Coconut Milk) 0.5 fl oz
    8 0 1 1
    Quinoa 30 grams
    112 2 21 4
    Avocado, raw 3 slice
    48 4 3 1
    Flax seeds 13 grams
    69 5 4 2
    Yeast 1 tablespoon, dry
    35 1 5 5
    Spinach, raw 100 grams
    23 0 4 3
    Tomatoes, raw 5 cherry
    15 0 3 1
    Pepper, raw 1 medium
    24 0 6 1
    Vinegar, balsamic 1 tbsp
    14 0 3 0




    Totals
    563 CALS
    23.3 FAT(g)
    77.3 CARBS (g)
    22.0 PROT(g)

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    we always say it but...
    eat more fat

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    I agree with her, excess protein will cause rapid aging.

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    Correct me if I am wrong but I was under the impression that PB is a moderate-protein, high-fat diet, not a high-protein one? Excessive protein is probably not good for you. FWIW, been a meat-eater all my life, Primal for ~4 years now. I will be 28 this summer and if I walk into a liquor store in casual wear and no makeup, I get asked for ID without fail, every single time (and I'm neither short nor petite so I definitely don't look like a kid).

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarah13 View Post
    Food LogTotal NutritionCustom Nutrition GoalsNAME AMOUNT UNIT CALS FAT(g) CARBS(g) PROT(g)
    Totals 563 23.3 77.3 22.0
    Apple, raw 1 medium (2-3/4" dia) (approx 3 per lb)
    72 0 19 0
    Seeds, chia seeds, dried 15 grams
    74 5 7 2
    Almonds, unroasted 4 almond
    28 2 1 1
    Apricot, dried, uncooked 1 half
    8 0 2 0
    Pumpkin and/or squash seeds, hulled, unroasted 6 grams
    32 3 1 1
    Milk, 2% fat (Kara Coconut Milk) 0.5 fl oz
    8 0 1 1
    Quinoa 30 grams
    112 2 21 4
    Avocado, raw 3 slice
    48 4 3 1
    Flax seeds 13 grams
    69 5 4 2
    Yeast 1 tablespoon, dry
    35 1 5 5
    Spinach, raw 100 grams
    23 0 4 3
    Tomatoes, raw 5 cherry
    15 0 3 1
    Pepper, raw 1 medium
    24 0 6 1
    Vinegar, balsamic 1 tbsp
    14 0 3 0




    Totals
    563 CALS
    23.3 FAT(g)
    77.3 CARBS (g)
    22.0 PROT(g)
    What's that? Seeds, seeds and more seeds. Am I supposed to eat that? But I am human.

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