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.
Principles 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.
The 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.
But, there’s more involved in healthy, consistent weight loss than this traditional advice.
Everyone agrees 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.
On a temporary basis, while you’re actively losing weight you actually eat an “unbalanced diet” instead of a balanced one.
How Much 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 Not Typical".
Using Ideal Protein, combined with weekly body compositions and brief coaching sessions, we help our clients meet their weight loss goals.*
Why We're Successful
Most popular weight loss programs base their programs on a "balanced diet".
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.
First, 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.
Using Ideal 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.
Remember, this is not a "high protein diet." Instead, you'll get the optimum 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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Contact us today. Remember, A Better Weigh helps you to make rapid, substantial and consistent weight loss as easy as possible through our uncomplicated eating plan, compassionate personal coaching and accurate body composition tracking.
*Individual results may vary.