In recent months, the Italian singer Laura Pausini has become one of the most recognized faces of international magazines and tabloids, after his participation in the Netflix film Life Before Itself.
In the film, the singer performs the original song Io Yes, a beautiful ballad that shone with its own light in the awards season, winning the Golden Globe y el Satellite Awards a Best Original Song, among other distinctions such as an Oscar Award nomination in the same category.
As a result of these awards, the figure of Pausini exploded in the local and international media, who valued not only his impressive talent and great contribution in the realization of the main theme of the film, but also his european beauty.
What many did not know, however, is that the singer-songwriter showed before the flashes the fruits of an arduous change in her lifestyle, which led her to lose 20 kilos and get back to your healthy life.
Laura Pausini’s diet
At 47, the renowned singer behind hits like Loneliness Y Instead No It looks really great, but the actions taken to reach this point of balance between health and physical presence have not been in vain.
This was declared by Italian media consigned by publications such as Woman’s Health (WH) y 20 minutes, which declared that the artist has chosen to play it safe and adopt a progressive and controlled diet, unlike those that promise results in record time with the unwanted rebound effect.
Laura’s regimen basically consists of eat in a balanced way and combine it with physical exercise.
In addition, Pausini herself has revealed some specific details of her routine, “as the amount of time has increased during this time. protein intake, a good decision, since this nutrient not only helps to maintain satiety, it also favors fat loss and the increase of muscle mass, if it fits into a personalized plan (and combined with strength training, for example) “Said WH.
The protein regimen
According to 20 Minutes, the protein diet “is based on giving the body the amount of protein necessary to properly fight obesity. What causes the decrease in fat mass but preserving the lean mass (muscle, bone tissue …) ”.
In addition, they explain that these types of weight loss plans are usually divided into two parts: first, to provide the appropriate percentage of protein for each person to preserve muscle mass; second, in reducing carbohydrates (carbohydrates) and fats (lipids).
In addition to this, these types of diet focus on three main phases: the weight loss, transition and maintenance. In the first phase, the body is taught to use its glucose reserves, without it obtaining them from extra food – for this reason carbohydrates are eliminated. Then, in the transition stage, new foods can be included until the desired weight is reached, at which point maintenance begins.
All this must be combined “with a healthy lifestyle and moderate or intense physical exercise” to obtain the desired results, added the media.
How does the protein regime work?
According to the medical dictionary of the website of medicine specialists Top Doctors España, this type of diet focuses “its main caloric intake in proteins, which are molecules made up of amino acids. These nutrients are essential for the functioning of cells of all living beings because they structure tissues, help muscle regeneration (especially after physical effort) and have a metabolic and regulatory function ”.
“The protein diet presents a dietary plan focused on losing body fat (not muscle fat) and to an improvement in our physical condition and our eating habits (reducing the intake of sugars and fats). In this diet we proceed to the elimination of carbohydrate and fat consumption, which are replaced by protein products of high biological value. This helps to burn the reserves of these nutrients that the organism possesses ”, they add.
It should be noted that these molecules are present in any balanced diet in the form of animal protein (egg, meat or milk) and / vegetable (cereals, legumes and nuts, among others). According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), it is recommended that the percentage of vegetable protein in our diet be at least 75% of the total, since they are better digested than animals and do not contain fat or cholesterol.
Regarding the success of this type of regimen, from Top Doctors they point out that “The protein diet can help you lose weight and keep it off. Proteins satisfy hunger more than fats and carbohydrates. Therefore, consume protein can help speed up the metabolic process that eliminates calories and reduces appetite ”.
But everything in excess is bad …
Although protein-based diets are very efficient for weight loss, experts do not recommend that they be maintained for long periods of time.
In the words of the doctor Katherine Zeratsky, member of the prestigious Mayo Clinic, “For most healthy people, a high-protein diet is generally not harmful, especially when followed for a short time. These diets can help with weight loss because they make you feel fuller. However, the Long-term risks of using a high-protein, carbohydrate-restricted diet. If a diet rich in protein is followed for a long time, several health problems can arise ”.
Among the problems cited, he indicated that “some high-protein diets restrict carbohydrate intake so much that they can lead to nutritional deficiencies or a lack of fiber, which can cause problems such as bad breath, headaches and constipation ”.
In addition, “certain high-protein diets include foods such as red meat and high-fat dairy products, which can increase risk of heart disease“.
Finally, “a diet high in protein can worsen kidney function in people with kidney disease, because the body can have problems eliminating all the waste products of protein metabolism, ”said the specialist.
Tips for a good protein diet
Given this, if you want to try this type of eating plans in an orderly way, Zeratsky proposes “choose your proteins wisely. Good choices include soy protein, beans, tree nuts, fish, skinless poultry, lean beef, pork, and low-fat dairy products. Avoid processed meats. “
“The carbohydrate quality (carbohydrates) that you eat is also important. Reduce processed carbohydrates in your diet and choose carbohydrates that are high in fiber and nutrients, such as whole grains, vegetables and fruits, “he added.
Finally, the expert stated that “it is always a good idea to talk to your doctor before starting a diet to lose weight. And that’s especially important if you have kidney disease, diabetes, or another chronic health condition. Lastly, keep in mind that weight loss can be temporary, especially if you revert to your previous way of eating. The best eating plan is one that can be maintained in the long term“.