High protein and exercise?

Discussion in 'Substance Abuse' started by AmericanGirl, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. AmericanGirl

    AmericanGirl Guest

    Went to part of the rehab's family program today. They have an aftercare facility where they serve a high protein diet along with two hours of exercise a day. They actually rent a gym for two hours for the residents.

    Said studies show these two things help to heal the pathways, etc. in the brain.

    Anyone ever heard this?
  2. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    No but it makes good sense. When difficult child was in rehab she was required to go to the excercise room every day.
  3. Calamity Jane

    Calamity Jane Well-Known Member

    Endorphins perhaps? The protein keeps you satiated longer, too.
  4. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Depends on what they call "high protein". If it's toward the 30/30/40 balance that diets like the Zone have, it's actually very healthy. (30% protein, 30% healthy fats, 40% high-fiber high-food-value carbs a.k.a. mostly veggies)

    Exercise? Does lots of things, including help burn fat where some of the fat-soluble drugs are stored. GFGbro was told to actually drop his weight by exercising (he wasn't fat, but not skinny either) to a little below his ideal, then "fatten" back up, to burn out some of the stored drugs from his past.