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What Is The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method?
The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method is a medically designed protocol that helps with weight loss while maintaining muscle mass. Dr. Tran Tien Chanh, MD PhD, developed the weight loss method in France more than 20 years ago. Ideal Protein is a ketogenic diet. This means it is a diet that forces the body into a process called ketosis, where fats are burned (instead of carbohydrates) for use as energy.
The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method is a 4-Phase method that encourages pancreas and blood sugar levels stabilization while burning fat and maintaining muscle and other lean tissue.
Obesity In Today’s Society
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) labels obesity as public enemy number one. According to their research, “in 2009-2010, more than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) were obese.” Their studies also demonstrate that obese individuals have a higher risk for the following conditions:
- Cancers (endometrial, breast and colon)
- Coronary heart disease
- Gynecological problems (abnormal periods, infertility)
- Liver and gallbladder problems
- Type II diabetes
People who are obese also have a higher-than-normal rate of respiratory diseases.
The CDC studies predict that one in three people born today will develop diabetes in their lifetime. In 2012, their research also reveals that “obesity now affects 17% of all children and adolescents in the United States – triple the rate from just one generation ago.”
The United States is one of the richest countries in the world with the largest obesity rate per capita and some of the largest healthcare costs per person. How did we get here? Increased consumption of more energy-dense, nutrient-poor foods with high levels of sugar and saturated fats, combined with reduced physical activity and stress, all have contributed to where we are today, a state that the World Health Organization has no qualms labeling as an obesity epidemic. The good news, obesity is preventable.
Ideal Protein products are only available through trained and certified health professionals. Each Ideal Protein establishment has one or more experts to guide the dieter through the program. This valuable process serves to educate and encourage the dieters with a consistent method that is scientifically proven and deemed by most as easy to execute and maintain.
Principles Behind The Protocol
Learn to live off of the body’s own fat reserves.
The body employs energy from three reserves: glycogen (carbohydrate), protein and fats.
First from it’s simple and complex carbohydrate reserves and when depleted, turns simultaneously to its protein and fat reserves for energy. A person not in need of weight loss typically has approximately 1-2% of their body’s reserves from carbohydrates, approximately 19% from their muscle mass and 79% of their body reserves from fat.
Simple and complex carbohydrates can prevent weight loss. The body stores approximately three days worth of carbohydrates. Until 100% of the weight loss goal is achieved, we restrict carbohydrates (simple and complex). Why? Because as long as sugar is being consumed, the body is not burning fat. It’s as simple as that. Remember, the first source of energy is derived from glycogen (carbohydrate) reserves. The main principle is to deplete the glycogen (carbohydrate) reserves completely in order to compel the body to turn to its fat reserve to burn calories.
How do we encourage the body to burn its fat reserves and encourage its muscle mass maintenance, if both are depleted simultaneously? First, by providing the body with foods that have a high protein value, complete with 8 essential amino acids, 97% absorbable, which makes them biologically complete proteins.
Second, by supplementing with nutrient-rich supplements such as Natura Multi-Vita, Natura Calcium and Magnesium, Omega-3 Plus and Potassium, key ingredients in muscle building and electrolytes to replace those normally found in foods while restricted on the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method.