My mom was recently told from her doctor that she really needs to lose weight, as her blood tests are showing some rather bad things. She is apparently in the stage of pre-diabetes, she has a whole lot of fat in her liver, and her cholesterol level is rather high.
Her doctor recommended that she just cuts off all significant carb sources for a while and eat strictly vegetables and protein-heavy foods for at least a couple of months. This isn’t easy for her, largely because she doesn’t know how to cook without rice.
For simplicity’s sake, I just told her to eat a breakfast of eggs/spinach scrambled together and a whole chicken for the rest of the day along with a large bunch of vegetables, a bit of fruit, and maybe some greek yogurt and nuts.
She’s only 5ft 4inches and not physically active, so she shouldn’t need to eat a lot in the first place.
Anyways, my question is whether this is a suitable diet or not? My mom is incredibly stubborn on certain things, and as such the simpler and easier to follow, the better.
Another question is just exactly what happens to excess protein that you eat? My confusion here comes from the idea that you can get fat from anything. Does that mean if you eat an almost strictly protein-based diet in great excess, you can still get fat? But doesn’t your body piss out most of the broken down protein that your body doesn’t need?
There’s just a lot of conflicting information regarding this online that I really have no idea what’s “correct”.