Originally Posted by wannabesquatter
Will eating a high protein diet help you lose weight faster?
Like with most questions like this, it simply depends on several individual and personal factors.
This question is too vague
as it relates to the other components of ones diet: calorie content, carbohydrates, and fat consumption. In addition, in your sentence, the three words in which are key are: "Lose weight faster" , as apposed to lose fat faster, and their is simply a difference. For example: In a atypical low carbohydrate diet, where the majority of calories are partitioned to protein and fats (and assuming no dieting before hand, and just beginning a diet to lose weight), a person typically can .....lose weight, through the loss of water retention. However, it isn't the high protein that is causing the water loss--its the lower carbohydrate consumption. In most low-carbohydrate scenarios, protein and fat calories are generally higher because carbohydrate is kept generally lower.