What makes the Ideal Protein Program different from other weight-loss programs is that we put your body into a precisely and carefully regulated state of Ketosis, in which you are burning your own body fat. Other systems may try to do this, or do it partially, but none as consistently and fully as the Ideal Protein Program. Keeping your body in ketosis is the reason for Ideal Protein’s very consistent results. Women will see an average of 2 to 4 pounds lost every week, and men will lose 5 or more pounds every week.
What Is Ketosis?
Ketosis simply means that your body is burning its own fat as fuel. The Ideal Protein Program is very precisely calibrated and balanced to keep your body in the state of ketosis, so the pounds melt away every week. Ketosis is an extremely healthy state, with many impressive health benefits besides losing weight.
In ketosis, your liver produces ketones, which your brain loves. Ketones give you an elevated mood. You feel up, happy, positive, ready to take on the world. Wonderfully enough, ketones are also a natural appetite suppressant. This is one of the major reasons why you won’t feel hungry on the ideal protein weight loss program. And as a very welcome bonus, ketones are also profoundly anti-inflammatory. This is why most dieters in my clinic experience that their aches and pains in their knees and joints and back just melt away during the very first week of being on the program.
How Does The Ideal Protein Program Put You Into A State Of Ketosis And Keep You There?
The answer lies in how your body gets fuel from three different sources: carbohydrates, proteins, and fat.
There are two kinds of carbs: simple carbs and complex carbs. Simple carbs are the ones that you don’t want — sugar, bread, cookies, cakes, pasta, potatoes, and so on. These are all extremely fast burning fuels that turn to glucose very quickly in your bloodstream. The complex carbs are much better for you: vegetables like broccoli or asparagus. These are much slower burning fuels that don’t provide a huge and immediate spike in your glucose level. And as you know, you get protein from meat, fish, cheese, nuts, and beans, and you get fat from the different kinds of dietary oils and fats.
What we do during the Ideal Protein Program is greatly restrict your intake of simple carbs. This forces your body to use either protein or fat as fuel. Now we give your body “ideal protein” – – the ideal quality of protein, highly bioavailable and completely usable by your body, and the ideal quantity of protein so that you will not break down your own muscles to supply your body with protein.
Why Other Diets Often Fail
Breaking down muscles is a major fault of the typical low-calorie diet. These diets restrict your total calories, and you do lose weight, but with a tremendous cost. Because you are not supplying your body with all of the protein that it needs, your body will cannibalize itself, and you will eat your own muscle mass. After you finish losing weight, you have less muscle mass than you did before you started the diet. This means that your metabolic rate will be lower, which will cause you to gain weight more easily, and you are very likely to gain all the weight that you lost – and then some. This explains the so-called yo-yo phenomenon, where dieters lose weight, then gain it all back again, and end up feeling more discouraged and frustrated than before.
So on the Ideal Protein Program, we make sure that you maintain muscle mass and a high metabolic rate. Because we have restricted your carbs and are supplying you with the ideal amount of protein, your body must now go to its own fat stores for additional energy. This puts you into a fat burning state, and you enter ketosis, in which you will eat up about 1500 to 1600 calories per day of your own stored body fat. This is another reason why Ideal Protein dieters are not hungry on the program – they are actually getting a lot of calories. You’re only getting about 1000 calories per day from your food, but with the extra 1500 calories from your own fat, you are actually consuming a total of about 2500 to 2600 calories per day altogether.
Because fats are being used as an energy source, triglyceride levels and “bad” cholesterol often drop dramatically and quickly, while “good” cholesterol increases. Keeping carbs low also keeps insulin levels low, which improves insulin sensitivity and overcomes even long-standing insulin resistance.
Absolutely Unequaled Support
It is very difficult to try to lose weight safely on your own with no support. From what our clients say, there is no other program that has better support combined with our team at Ideal Weight & Skin and the Ideal Protein Program.
Your first level of support is your personal wellness coach, each of our Wellness Coordinators-Coaches are extremely devoted, committed, and knowledgeable with nutritional education. Your coach will support you every step of the way, is familiar with all of the problems or bumps in the road that may arise, and knows exactly the best way to deal with them.
Next, you will receive in your email every day a two or three minute video with a weight-loss tip, trick, recipe, or an explanation of the physiological changes that take place during the Ideal Protein Program. All our clients tell us that the videos really help them stay on target.
There is also a website by the Ideal Protein Chef Verati, both of which feature easy, simple, quick, delicious recipes for lunch and dinner.
Once a week, you will meet with your personal coach to take your measurements, weigh you, and test you with a body composition analysis machine. Your body fat percentage, lean mass percentage, and hydration level will all be measured and graphed, and you can access all of this information online so you can track your progress.
If ever any problems or questions arise that your personal coach can’t answer, they go our Owner/Medical Director Dr. Laurette Smith and they get back to you with detailed and specific responses. Dr. Smith is a tremendous resource.
The solution is simple: make the commitment to yourself to stay on the program. Then it will be easy, fun, enjoyable — and you will feel more energy, less pain and inflammation, and the ever-growing pride and satisfaction of seeing a whole new You emerge.
It’s an exciting, fulfilling, and beautiful journey! When you are ready, we are here to support you all the way through your weight objective journey.