What is the Protein Blitz Diet?

What is the Protein Blitz Diet?

Hello! In this article, we're going to talk about the Protein Blitz challenge, breaking it down into four main parts:

  1. We'll start by looking at what Protein Blitz is and the good things it does for your body.
  2. Next, we'll discuss who can take part in this challenge.
  3. Then, we'll give you some advice on what to do and what to avoid.
  4. Finally, we'll talk about any issues you might run into and how to deal with them.

Before delving into the points mentioned above, let me explain the key distinctions between the Protein Blitz and the Protox. Firstly, Protox is undeniably a 100% clean high-protein option, devoid of any processed high-protein products. On the flip side, Protein Blitz is distinguished by its flexibility and enjoyable challenge as it includes processed but healthy high-protein items like whey protein, processed meats, and dairy products. It's noteworthy that Protein Blitz is also higher in calories, boasting 1200 calories compared to the 900 calories of Protox, making it easier to commit to during the 24-day period.


Introduction to the Protein Blitz

This diet boasts several positive aspects, including a high amount of lean protein, and fiber, a moderate amount of complex carbohydrates, and low healthy fats. It is composed of 40% protein, 35% carbohydrates, and 25% fat.


Benefits of the Protein Blitz Challenge.

  • Muscle growth and repair: Protein is crucial for building and repairing tissues, making it essential for muscle development. Athletes and individuals engaging in regular exercise often benefit from increased protein intake to support muscle growth and recovery.
  • Enhanced fat loss: Protein-rich foods can contribute to a sense of fullness, aiding in appetite control and reducing overall calorie intake. Additionally, they may help regulate blood sugar levels and enhance insulin sensitivity, thereby improving metabolism for fat loss.
  • Bone health: Protein is a vital component of bone structure. A high-protein diet, when balanced with other essential nutrients like calcium and vitamin D, can contribute to optimal bone health.
  • Immune function: Proteins play a role in the immune system by aiding in the production of antibodies and immune cells. Ensuring an adequate protein intake supports a robust immune response.
  • Improved mood and cognitive function: The precursor of serotonin(associated with mood regulation) is the amino acid tryptophan. Tryptophan is an essential amino acid, meaning it must be obtained through the diet since the body cannot produce it on its own. Once ingested, tryptophan is converted into serotonin through a series of biochemical reactions in the body.
  • Wound healing: Proteins are integral to the process of wound healing. Adequate protein intake is crucial for recovering from injuries or surgical procedures.


Eligibility Criteria for the Protein Blitz:

  • Athletes and active individuals: Those engaged in regular physical activity, especially strength training or endurance sports, often require higher protein intake to support muscle repair and growth.
  • Individuals looking to build muscle Those with the goal of building muscle, such as bodybuilders or individuals engaged in resistance training, can derive benefits from a high-protein diet. In such cases, customizing the calorie intake to a higher level is crucial for promising results.
  • Individuals seeking to reduce insulin secretion: This category includes individuals dealing with conditions such as insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, type 2 diabetes metabolic disorders, mothers with gestational diabetes and PCOS who need to manage blood sugar levels
  • Individuals recovering from Illness or surgery: Protein is vital for tissue repair and healing. People recovering from illness, surgery, or injury may benefit from a higher protein intake.

However, it's essential to note that individual protein requirements vary, and the quantity of protein available in the Protein Blitz, which is 123g/day, may not be suitable for everyone. Before subscribing, it's advisable to consult with a Nutritas dietitian for personalized guidance based on your specific needs and goals, especially if you have pre-existing health conditions.


General Recommendations:

In terms of nutrition:

 The daily menu includes the following items: (For information about the weekly menu, please request it via email or WhatsApp). Oat protein bread with low-fat cheese, cold cuts, or alternatively, oatmeal with fruits, a salad featuring animal-based protein, a high-protein sandwich, or another salad with both animal and plant-based proteins, accompanied by a dressing made from cold-pressed olive oil and a high-protein whey dessert. If you can manage with only eating our four meals, that's perfect. However, if you feel the need for more energy, you can include:

  • Lean animal-based protein sources such as 100g of chicken breast, fish, meat, or two eggs. Ensure that the chosen protein portion is roughly the size of your palm. Additionally, consider including processed, low-fat meats like a can of tuna in water or four slices of smoked turkey or bresaola, along with low-fat dairy products.
  • 4 handfuls of vegetables, with an emphasis on leafy greens like cabbage, kale, lettuce, arugula, purslane, and thyme. Avoid starchy vegetables such as potatoes, palm hearts, corn, artichokes, green beans, and peas.
  • 1 handful of low-sugar fruits, with the exception of dried fruits, figs, raisins, pomegranates, avocados, dates, papayas, bananas, mangoes, cactus fruit (prickly pear), kaki, and custard apples (ashta).
  • The inclusion of olive oil, mayonnaise, or any fatty dressing is prohibited in this diet.
  • Sweets and desserts are also not allowed.
  • Your recommended daily water intake will be determined based on your initial weight when starting the diet.
  • When it comes to coffee, you can indulge in freshly brewed coffee, 1 to 5 servings (such as Turkish coffee, French press, espresso, or Americano). However, coffee mate, 2in1, and 3in1 are not permitted.
  • Tea is permitted, and you can enhance it with sucralose, erythritol, monk fruit, or stevia in small quantities.


When it comes to lifestyle:

  • Prioritize physical activity: Maintaining a regular exercise routine is crucial. Aim for a minimum of 150 minutes weekly, engaging in activities such as walking, swimming, cycling, running, or gym workouts. Ideally, target an enjoyable hour of daily activity, splitting it into 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the afternoon.
  • Social dining balance: In harmony with your social lifestyle, indulge in dining out with friends. Treat yourself once or twice a week, and stay tuned for an upcoming article detailing optimal restaurant choices for a high-protein diet.
  • Moderate alcohol consumption: Moderate alcohol intake is acceptable, with a recommendation of 1 to 2 drinks per week. Opt for light beer or wine! Gin, Whisky, Vodka, Arak, and Tequila are not permitted.
  • Quit smoking for health: Taking the crucial step to quit smoking is fundamental for a healthier lifestyle.
  • Stress management strategies: Equip yourself with strategies to navigate or alleviate stress, given its substantial impact on our eating habits. A detailed exploration of this topic will be presented in an upcoming article.
  • Prioritize quality sleep: Prioritize a restful 8-hour sleep each night, a golden rule for curbing calorie intake. The duration and quality of your sleep can significantly influence your eating patterns.


Potential Side Effects and Mitigation Strategies:

Most individuals undertaking the Protein Blitz challenge typically don't experience adverse symptoms, as they consume a variety of foods, ensuring that none of the macronutrients are severely low. The primary challenge lies in adhering to the 1200-calorie diet for 24 days. The rule of thumb is to listen to your body and prioritize the right foods permitted in this challenge. Some participants may find themselves consuming additional food from their homes during the challenge, which is entirely normal and acceptable. Our bodies have varying caloric needs from day to day, and it's natural to adjust accordingly.  In this context, the emphasis is on the quality of the food rather than strict adherence to quantities. To prevent the YOYO effect (weight cycling), it is recommended to consult with our dietitians after completing the Protein Blitz challenge. This will help individuals learn how to maintain their desired weight effectively and sustain the positive outcomes achieved during the challenge.


To wrap it up, we've given you a good look at the Protein Blitz challenge, and we hope you understand it better now. If you have questions or need more information, please get in touch with us.