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Is taking high protein140g/day low carb <150g diet safe?140pd male doing strenuous workouts for health&vanity.

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
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In brief: Unsafe, unwise

I believe most extreme diets are unhealthy and unwise and this is a good example.
I advise limiting protein to about 70 grams a day. Higher amounts puts stress on the kidneys, can cause osteoporosis and may reduce longevity- esp. if the main source is animal protein. I believe it's not wise to limit all carbs- but it is wise to limit sugars and starches. See http://tinyurl.com/hqxta7c and comment.

In brief: Unsafe, unwise

I believe most extreme diets are unhealthy and unwise and this is a good example.
I advise limiting protein to about 70 grams a day. Higher amounts puts stress on the kidneys, can cause osteoporosis and may reduce longevity- esp. if the main source is animal protein. I believe it's not wise to limit all carbs- but it is wise to limit sugars and starches. See http://tinyurl.com/hqxta7c and comment.
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Dr. Randy Baker
See http://drrandybaker.com/2013/01/20/diet-and-health/ for a discussion of the pros and cons of various diets...
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