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High protein diets and dehydration(2 posts)

High protein diets and dehydrationColnagoFE
Apr 23, 2002 7:34 AM
check this out...

http://abcnews.go.com/wire/Living/reuters20020422_274.html
re: High protein diets and dehydrationbrider
Apr 23, 2002 10:13 AM
Okay, so let me get this straight. They took endurance runners (who arguably have hydration difficulties to start with) and put them on a high protein diet. Then they found they were MORE dehydrated? Wow! That's some high-tech science there. Look, even the bodybuilding community is pretty cold to the Atkins type diet. Yes, a HIGHER protein diet may be in order (higher than the 25% commonly touted as ideal, and it WILL increase water requirements), and going toward lower GI carbs will help, but to go to high-fat protein sources and virtually excluding carbs is no way to live. And no, there are no quick-fix weight loss diets that work. They ALL have their down sides. Mainstream media is no place to get reliable information on exercise and diet.