The Ideal Protein diet is a medically designed weight loss method that focuses on providing patients with the education and the tools they need to lose weight and enjoy a healthier lifestyle. The diet was devised more than 20 years ago by a leading obesity specialist with a special interest in insulin resistance and the effects insulin control have on weight loss, especially in today’s modern carb-heavy diets.
The body derives a lot of its energy from “reserve” or stored sources of carbohydrates and fats, first using up the carbs and then finally turning to fats. When a person consumes carbs and continues to replenish the carbohydrate reserves, the body is more likely to use those carbs to create the energy it needs to function, leaving fat reserves untouched. In the Ideal protein diet, the focus is on restricting or eliminating carbohydrates while weight is being lost to encourage the body to consume its own fat reserves to create the energy it needs. At the same time, the diet helps build lean muscle mass by providing a source of high-quality protein designed to be absorbed more efficiently, protecting reserves of protein from being consumed along with the fat. When muscle mass is increased, the body burns calories more efficiently so weight loss is doubly enhanced. Plus, the Ideal Protein diet includes an array of important nutrient-rich supplements essential for building healthy muscle mass and for supporting overall health. And finally, because the body receives the nutrients it needs, food cravings disappear over time, decreasing the risks of overeating.
No, not only is the Ideal Protein diet designed to be effective and healthy, it’s also designed to be very easy to follow. At the initial consultation appointment and throughout the dieting process, patients receive ongoing personal support to help them stay on track, adjust their goals and celebrate their successes. Personal consultations provide patients with the time they need to ask questions and discuss concerns so they can enjoy greater success and better health.