Elements of the Ideal
Protein diet were developed in France over 24 years ago for Olympic athletes
who wanted to lose body fat without losing muscle prior to the start
of their training season.
The Ideal Protein
protocol is also an excellent treatment for serious weight loss and
cellulite loss. And it's been used in well over a thousand medi-spas and aesthetical
clinics in Canada for the last eight years with great success.
of the Program
To lose weight you
must obviously consume fewer calories than you expend. However, if you
want to lose weight, the body has to be convinced to pull calories out
of storage in the fat cells.
body has four compartments of energy from which to draw to meet its
metabolic needs: blood glucose, glycogen (stored glucose), muscle and
fat. It draws on these reserves in a very specific order; first burning
the glucose in the blood and next the glycogen reserve.
Once the glycogen
is exhausted, then and only then will it turn to the muscle and fat
compartments. If we replenish the glycogen stores, the fat-burning stops
until it is once again depleted. This is one of the big reasons we have
to cut calories in order to lose weight.
there’s more involved in healthy, consistent weight loss than this traditional advice.
that it matters how many calories you consume. But there are a few crucial secrets that can make all the difference between
success and failure.
a temporary basis, while you’re actively losing weight you actually eat an “unbalanced diet” instead of a balanced
Weight Will You Lose On Weight Protocol?
Most popular weight
loss programs advertise with testimonials and striking "before
and after pictures," followed by a disclaimer that states "Results
Using Ideal Protein,
combined with weekly body compositions and brief coaching sessions,
clients will lose between 2 to 6 pounds per week. Women typically lose
2 to 5 pounds. And men lose 4 to 6 pounds.
popular weight loss programs base their programs on a "balanced
If we take the standard
USDA recommendations of approximately 60% of calories derived from "good
carbohydrates", 25% from protein and 15% from "healthy fats"
and cut the amounts in half, we will have a "balanced diet"
with one-half the calories.....and, yes, people will lose weight.
But there are a
few problems with this seemingly logical approach.
if we continue to replenish some of the glycogen stores every day by
consuming carbs and fats, our fat-burning will stop until those have
been depleted. This leads to an erratic weight loss.
Secondly, and more
importantly, decreasing the minimum daily requirements of protein will
lead to muscle loss. As blood glucose drops (from low calorie intake)
the body will burn fat...but will also break down muscle. And, as we
lose muscle our metabolism slows.
Now when these folks
have achieved their goal weight, what is the predictable result? They
go back to eating "normal size" meals but their metabolism
is slower and they regain the weight, often times ending up heavier
than when they started the diet.
Protein, our protocol takes a different track.
We keep the minimum
daily protein requirement the same (roughly 1/2 gram of protein per
pound of lean body weight) and build your diet around this.
this is not a "high protein diet". Instead, you'll get the optmum daily protein you need to spare your lean muscle mass. That's because losing muscle is simply not healthy when you're losing weight.
Next, we'll eliminate
most fats from your diet, but supplement your new, healthy diet with
ample amounts of essential fatty-acids and proteins.
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