Characteristics of the protein diet are to suffer as little as possible from a feeling of hunger and thus to strive for satiety. Two positive factors because hunger and a diet do not go well together of course. A protein diet can also be called a high-protein diet or low-carb (low carbohydrates). Most people derive their energy needs from carbohydrates and fats, but a surplus of these nutrients ultimately results in obesity. On the other hand, proteins are burned faster and faster combustion is precisely the purpose of a diet.