Good luck to you.
That high protein diet worked for me too, about a decade ago.
Overtime, my diet returned to normal and the weight all came back. Maybe I’ll try the protein diet again. It’s somewhat expensive, but not overwhelming.
I don’t have access to a grill, so I will likely sear in a skillet, then either roast in the oven at 325’ for a few hours, or slow boil on top of the stove. Tenderness with beef can be a struggle, a guessing game. Pork is much easier to make tender than beef. I just take a whole spare rib on a pan, gift wrap in foil, bake at 225’ for three hours and put BBQ sauce on it. Delicious, but I don’t know if the fat content will be counter productive.
Pssst! I specialize in getting such things on the cheap so perhaps I will have a future video on that subject. For example, I just stocked up on Jumbo eggs from Walmart because they were on sale for only 70 cents per dozen. A week earlier they were $1.63 but I knew to wait for the stock up price.
I love grilling and smoking meat and so did my coworkers when I was working at the fire department. So they were always going on “protein diets”. They usually lost some weight to begin with, but every single one of them gained it all back and more within a period of time. The ones who did this repeatedly developed sometimes severe health problems.
I had one coworker who was an amazing meat chef. His weight kept boomeranging up and down. He eventually ballooned up to over 400 pounds and had to be reassigned to communications. He then developed type 2 diabetes and other health problems and had to retire.
The attractive idea with “protein diets” seems to be that it is a way to eat more calories than your body needs without gaining weight. Despite the massive amount of nutritional misinformation that people choose to believe there are no shortcuts which are healthy in the long run.
In the long run if you want to lose weight there is no substitute for eating less calories than your body burns. It is difficult to burn enough extra calories with exercise alone to lose much weight especially considering most of us reward ourselves with some sort of snack after a workout.
Changing habits that cause one to make unhealthy and excessive food choices is usually the most effective way to lose weight. Most of us were taught to clean up everything on our plates when we were growing up. One thing that you can do if you are fond of eating out is to only eat half of what you are served and put the rest in a doggie bag.
It doesnt have to be high protein; it just has to be low carb. Protein really needs to be adequate to your life, more working out and muscle building needs more protein. Protein is the one kind of food that really builds us. Never eat without at least some protein in that meal or snack.
And low carb is not only about losing weight. Low carb is also about proper weight distribution. Your scale can say good things but your body could show fat distribution you dont like. Protein and healthy fat, plus exercise, and enough carbs to feed your gut bugs and give you some pleasure, and your same weight can redistribute itself in good ways. So low carb should be for life, not just for the period of weight loss. Tweak it til you dont crave any more carbs than you normally get.
The high fat content is a PLUS, not a negative. If you limit your carb intake to 20-50 grams of carbs/day, 100 g of protein, and 150 grams of fat, you will lose much quicker than if you limit fat. (The numbers depend on your current height and weight, and how much you want to lose. There are online calculators to figure out what’s optimal). Some people eat ZERO carbs, but just protein without fat is not a good idea. Good luck!