If you’re overweight, it’s not enough just to shed excess pounds. Losing weight in the wrong manner can have long-term effects on your metabolism, blood glucose levels, and the amount of muscle tissue you have. The Ideal Protein system is designed to help you drop unwanted pounds safely and efficiently so that at the end of your program, you are not only thinner, but healthier.
What is Ideal Protein?
Ideal Protein was developed more than 20 years ago by Dr. Tran Tien Chanh, who was particularly interested in how nutrition affected obesity and obesity-related disorders. According to Dr. Tran Tien, insulin dysfunction is a leading cause of obesity in today’s society. He claims that a diet containing large amounts of sugar and saturated fats results in an overproduction of insulin in the body, thereby causing the blood sugar to drop. Low blood sugar or hypoglycemia may then cause people to crave sugar, resulting in overeating and weight gain. Further complicating things is the fact that high insulin levels also prevent fat from being burned as energy.
Three things provide energy for the body in the following order:
- Glycogen or carbohydrates
Most people who are trying to lose weight would rather shed fat first; however, the body’s own defense mechanisms prevent this from happening. As such, if you would like to burn fat, you must first deprive the body of carbohydrates in the form of sugar. At the same time, you must consume plenty of high-quality protein, which is easily absorbed by the body to prevent muscle loss.
The Ideal Protein diet contains loads of delicious food choices to help you reduce your caloric and carbohydrate intake, while at the same time ensuring adequate protein, vitamins, and minerals. The program also contains supplements that provide many of the nutrients normally found in foods that are restricted while on this program.
Who is a Good Candidate for Ideal Protein?
Anyone who wants to lose weight and improve their health can benefit from Ideal Protein. Some patients who regularly choose this program may:
- Have difficulty sticking with a diet due to a busy lifestyle that prevents them from enjoying healthy meals.
- Be predisposed to diabetes and wish to get their blood sugar levels under control
- Want to maintain as much muscle mass as possible
- Need one-on-one coaching in order to stick with a regimen
Although it sounds simple, the Ideal Protein system is actually customized for each person. As such, you may also want to consider it if you have had little success with traditional diets that offer a “one size fits all” approach.
Does Ideal Protein Work?
One thing that makes Ideal Protein different from other weight loss systems is the fact that it is administered only by physicians. Doctors who have implemented this program report their patients not only lose weight and keep it off but show improvement in the following medical conditions:
- Heart disease
- Lipid profiles
- Metabolic syndrome
- Hyperinsulinemia, or high insulin levels in the blood
- Sleep apnea
What Can I Expect?
With assistance from Dr. McRae, you will develop a weight loss program that will help you shed between two and five pounds per week. You will go through an “adjustment period” in the beginning, during which time you may experience intense cravings. This is normal, and should only last a few days. Once you adapt to your new way of eating, you will notice fewer cravings and less hunger, and should also begin seeing the pounds virtually melt away.
After reaching your targeted weight, you will then enter the maintenance phase, which is designed to help you keep your results. If you do experience weight gain again, we recommend going back on the Ideal Protein program right away to ensure things do not get too far out of hand.
Hundreds of other patients in the San Antonio and Boerne, TX areas have achieved their weight loss goals using Ideal Protein, and you can too. Please contact McRae Medical Laser Spa today for an initial consultation.