What is a low-carb, high-protein diet?
High-protein, low-carbohydrate diets, like The Atkins Diet, have been widely promoted as effective weight loss plans. These programs generally recommend that people get 30%-50% of their total calories from protein.
By comparison, the American Heart Association, the National Cholesterol Education Program, and the American Cancer Society all recommend a smaller percentage of daily calories come from protein.
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