Protein — The most important nutrient for health – Diet Doctor Podcast

Protein — The most important nutrient for health – Diet Doctor Podcast

Protein may be the most important nutrient for health and weight loss. In this episode, we discuss the importance and practical aspects of eating enough protein with three of our experts at Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, Adele Hite, PhD, RD, and Franziska Spritzler, RD.

0:00 Introduction to the protein podcast
1:28 Adele Hite, PhD, RD
2:26 The role of protein on a well formulated keto diet
4:23 RDA and adequate protein intake
8:28 The role of fat (and the pitfalls) on a low-carb high-fat diet
16:31 The concern of eating too much protein
19:29 The concept of optimal ketosis
25:54 Franziska Spritzler, RD
26:19 Satiety according to Franziska
30:21 Protein and fat percentages, according to Franziska
34:06 The struggle of increasing the protein intake
37:38 The role of whey protein powder
41:10 Different protein percentages in different foods
47:36 Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt
48:37 Higher protein on
51:46 First order principle of why we eat
57:01 Role of protein in healthy weight loss
1:00:04 Concerns of too much protein for longevity
1:09:06 Andreas’ experience on a higher protein diet
1:12:59 The broadening of Diet Doctor
1:21:33 Conclusion

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  1. Jackie Burns on October 18, 2021 at 9:28 am

    Here is an expert with very informative videos , Dr. Sten Ekberg

  2. Roger Piotr on October 18, 2021 at 9:29 am

    Guys wanna lose weight ? wanna get healthy fats and good quality protein ? Eat Eggs they are absolute game changers for new lifestyle. Eggs are fantastic source of fat,protein,vitamin and many many more 🙂

  3. Lorna Oyarce on October 18, 2021 at 9:30 am

    I could listen to Dr. Scher talk forever! I found his voice so soothing. I really appreciate this recording. Specifically something that Franziska said – to fatten cows they reduce the protein in the feed so that they eat more, to slim them down they up the protein content of the feed. My mind was blown! This totally resonated with my husband who grew up caring for cows.

  4. Cancan 2 on October 18, 2021 at 9:31 am

    This was a really nice podcast. I’ve been trying carnivore-based keto, it’s worked well but I reached a stall with my weight loss. I’m giving this option a try, I think it will be the best for me. Speaking as a moderately active young adult female with goals of body recomposition and weight loss. I’m trying to PE diet, specifically.

  5. Shelley newood on October 18, 2021 at 9:31 am

    I love this ! I did keto and at first I lost some, but then I lost no weight at all. But I ate as much fat as I wanted. Maybe I will try again .

  6. Mick Mack on October 18, 2021 at 9:32 am

    ….. hmmmm???? Valter Longo has got evidence that less protein is better for health etc….. it seems the diet doc only invites scientists or doctors who will tell him and his audience what they want to hear

  7. Learn Share & Evolve on October 18, 2021 at 9:32 am

    This helps explain why a one month ‘carnivore’/intermittent fasting diet got my blood pressure under control.

  8. TiMalice2009 on October 18, 2021 at 9:34 am

    I focus on protein but need plenty of fat. Lean protein spikes my insulin. At least for now.

  9. Lynn Williams on October 18, 2021 at 9:34 am

    What if you put collagen scoop in your morning tea? I notice being Carnivore higher bloodwork glucose but more limited high nearly the same late day. Am I uncommon in this or do others have this phenomenon?

  10. gg law on October 18, 2021 at 9:37 am

    Hite should preface her advice more as targeting the average, overweight American trying to lose weight. When you emphasize that most fats are empty calories similar to starch and sugar, this leaves essentially 1 source of significant calories (protein). This is great if your main goal is creating a caloric deficit because protein is filling and it is hard to get excess calories focusing mostly on lean meats, eggs, etc. A large percentage of the "health seeking" audience who follows communities like Diet Doctor are already pretty lean and athletic. For this audience, who for the most part already eats as much lean meats/proteins as they care for, fats should be addressed as a better alternative to carbs/sugar to meet energy requirements. As soon as a lean, active person starting a low-carb lifestyle mentions he/she struggles get maintain sufficient calories for recovery between workouts they are instantly demonized and marginalized for "showing off," but this population makes up a larger proportion of the health-seeking community than most realize.

  11. Robin Taylor on October 18, 2021 at 9:39 am

    Keto is dangerous, go vegan already

  12. Mark Burnham on October 18, 2021 at 9:43 am

    I would advise anyont to keep track of what works for them. For me, and not necessarily anyone else, once I get beyond about 100g of protein per day, I don’t like what happens. Blood glucose goes up (possible gluconeogenesis), insulin goes up, for no apparent benefit. If the "more protein is better" idea works for you, good. But it is not true for everyone. Keep track of your own numbers.

  13. Sandra R on October 18, 2021 at 9:45 am

    Because the liver will still produce insulin when not eating sugar,carbs, etc. I do keto and mainly eat lettuce for my veggies. I do count calories so I am not over eating. I am 65 and weigh 145. I will up calories when I don’t want to lose any weight.

  14. Kerry Jean on October 18, 2021 at 9:48 am

    I recently learnt that all animals, humans included keep on eating each day until the daily requirement is met, meaning, you consume more calories if eating non protein rich foods x

  15. anaramon31 on October 18, 2021 at 9:49 am

    when someone stall, you should pay attention to protein intake, what will be the ideal protein intake per day or per meal?

  16. Ritalie on October 18, 2021 at 9:49 am

    Hormones, not calories.

  17. Cynthia Demanche on October 18, 2021 at 9:51 am

    Thank you for some great interviews all compiled into one video. A lot of great information and tips for us all.

  18. Galloping on October 18, 2021 at 9:52 am

    I have heard that those of us who like keto don’t lack for adequate protein. What’s true.

  19. Rainer Maelger on October 18, 2021 at 9:54 am

    Thank you

  20. Rae Wise on October 18, 2021 at 9:56 am

    I love this conversation. Since finding the keto lifestyle, I have never been so comfortable and happy at meal time! Finally, finally found what works for me. So grateful for this channel and for the wonderful contributors to its content. Blessings!

  21. EastOrlandoFlorida on October 18, 2021 at 9:56 am

    I’d like to see the publication that says we need to avoid protein while having kidney disease as she mentioned a few times around 33 minutes into the video. My nephrologist put me on Carnivore which is essentially high protein 1 year ago and it reversed my disease. I had previously been on high veg Keto for 4 years.

  22. Joyce Graham on October 18, 2021 at 9:57 am

    learned sooo much on this pod cast… thank you Dr. Scherxxxxx

  23. Tonya St2021 on October 18, 2021 at 10:03 am

    My bariayric doctor said to eat 25 gr of protein 3 times a day. Game changer. I had no idea I was eating so little protein on keto

  24. M Thomas on October 18, 2021 at 10:05 am

    Thank you. I am just returning to low carb and this sets me off with great new info.

  25. Johnny Blaze on October 18, 2021 at 10:07 am

    @14:35 I thought that was a woman talking

  26. MikiKaoru on October 18, 2021 at 10:08 am

    Fat as empty calories on a carnivore diet?

  27. Paul Benson on October 18, 2021 at 10:09 am

    High protein moderate fat low carb latter lower the fat due to ketones made by the liver

  28. MsP W on October 18, 2021 at 10:10 am

    I had a lot of questions with regards to the protein and longevity issue and you have answered my questions in this video.

  29. MacX85 on October 18, 2021 at 10:12 am

    Damn, she’s gorgeous for being 50 yo!

  30. Mary Smythe on October 18, 2021 at 10:13 am

    Dr Scher is a fantastic interviewer x

  31. ksamiams on October 18, 2021 at 10:13 am

    What about purines in protein if you have gout attacks?

  32. Marilyn Beth on October 18, 2021 at 10:17 am

    I have osteopenia. I’m 5’2" and 105 pounds so I’m lean. I have some bellyfat. I like to increase my protein to build muscle and bone. I walk long distances and do yoga for exercise.

  33. Dorset Boronia on October 18, 2021 at 10:19 am

    Hello Franziska,
    , I have just watched Dr Jason Fung, Nephrologist, the world authority on LCHF and kidney disease. He says there is nothing against protein and effect on kidneys. He calls it an Urban Myth that protein damages either healthy kidneys or even Stage 1 or 2 CKD Kidneys.

  34. K Iss on October 18, 2021 at 10:20 am

    Hmm, this sounds like an argument in favor of the dreaded chicken breast..

  35. Emery Cole on October 18, 2021 at 10:20 am

    I think people focus too much on “weight loss” & “calories”. I found that counting carbs (-20g/d), only eat natural food & eliminate seed oils…good things happen, unless having to buy all new smaller clothes is not good! Tweaking your protein/fat ratio for your current status.

  36. Mark Burnham on October 18, 2021 at 10:21 am

    The problem with protein is that we can’t store it. We use as much as we can, and we turn a little bit of it into energy (gluconeogenisis). The remainder must be broken down and excreted, literally pissed away. Protein is also the mostly costly macro.

  37. Deb Dee on October 18, 2021 at 10:22 am

    Dr. Scher is one of my favorite interviewers; I always for his.

  38. tserevenad on October 18, 2021 at 10:22 am

    How about this for my macros: P 35, C 25, F 40

  39. Em H on October 18, 2021 at 10:23 am

    I couldn’t eat so much fat, so I started eating more carbs. No bueno! I will now try more protein!

  40. Sheldon Hendrix on October 18, 2021 at 10:23 am

    Fascinating discussion

  41. R. David Young on October 18, 2021 at 10:25 am

    Amazing info. Listening again. Great stuff. ❤️

  42. MidwestRibeye on October 18, 2021 at 10:25 am

    Lots of great information! Thank you!

  43. Brent Lancaster on October 18, 2021 at 10:26 am

    Great podcast – I keep landing on this channel and every time I get great information and a well-researched perspective with a great pace to the conversation. Thank you and keep up the good work !

  44. Melissa Afzali on October 18, 2021 at 10:27 am

    And yet this lady is still looking overweight!

  45. Steve Gascho on October 18, 2021 at 10:27 am

    Follow this advice if you want to get cancer.

  46. Rune Martin Guldberg on October 18, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Fat is not empty calories. It your electric system making me able to write this text. A major problem is fat soluble vitamins. Eating fat like animal fat and butter will help this problem.