According to Dr. Tran Tien, "The cause of many weight issues in a modern society is insulin dysfunction. A diet grossly disproportionate in its share of saturated fats and sugars, such as in breads, cereals, muffins, cakes, pastries, pasta, pizza, rice, corn - very much like the North American diet - causes the pancreas to produce an overabundance of insulin, which stays in the system and puts the blood sugar level in a negative balance."
An overproduction of insulin may lead to hypoglycemia or low glycemia, which in turn may induce constant sugar cravings and weight gain. One of Insulin’s primary functions is to regulate blood sugar levels, however, it is also the hormone that facilitates the transport of fat (triglycerides) into the fat cells. Even worse, it "locks" the fat into the fat cell, preventing it from being used as a source of energy. Now, because the blood sugar has dropped (and we can’t access the fat as a fuel source) it creates "sugar cravings' and the vicious cycle begins again. In other words, an over abundance of insulin can cause weight gain.
Learning to live off of the body's own fat reserves. The body employs energy from three reserves: glycogen (carbohydrate), protein and fats. First the body depletes its simple and complex carbohydrate reserves and then turns simultaneously to its protein and fat reserves for energy. A person not in need of weight loss typically has approximately 1-2% of their body's reserves from carbs, approximately 19% from their muscle mass and 79% of their body reserves from fat.
Simple and complex carbohydrates can prevent weight loss. The body stores approximately three days worth of carbohydrates; therefore, our protocol restricts sugars (simple and complex) until 100% of your weight loss goal is achieved…why? Because, as long as sugar is being consumed, your body may not be burning fat. Remember, the first source of energy is derived from glycogen (carbohydrate) reserves. Therefore, the core principle of the Ideal Protein Protocol is to deplete the glycogen (carbohydrate) reserves completely, in order to compel the body into consuming its fat reserve to burn calories.
How do we encourage the body to burn its fat reserves, but support its muscle mass reserves if both are depleted simultaneously? First, the quality of protein used in Ideal Protein diet products has an impact on effective protein absorption…the lower the quality, the lower the absorption. If protein absorption is low, you may not be able to protect your muscle mass and thus you will burn muscle along with fat. If you lose muscle while dieting, you may impair your ability to burn calories post-diet, as your body uses muscle mass to burn calories.
Secondly, our dieters use our supplements such as Natura Multi-Vita, Natura Calcium & Magnesium, Natura Potassium and Natura Omega-3 Plus, key ingredients in muscle building and electrolytes. These supplements replace those normally found in foods restricted on the Ideal Protein protocol.
Based on the experiences of over 3,000 clinics worldwide, the Ideal Protein Protocol enables the following:
Improve Your Weight Loss Experience with Daily Ideal Protein Coaching and Support, Because...Our Doctor Does Make House Calls
In addition to the personal coaching you receive each week, Ideal Protein provides a one-of-a-kind, complimentary video service called Ideal Coaching TV. Each morning, your inbox will have a new video with information coinciding with where you are in your weight loss process. These videos are viewable on any device - computer, tablet, or phone - and are only 3-minutes in length.
Dr. Randall Wilkinson, the host of Ideal Coaching TV, teaches you specifics about the protocol, the weight loss process, and educates you on the latest nutrition and exercise science. In addition to science, focused topics, you’ll spend time with Chef Daniel Verati in his kitchen. He’ll teach you how to create delicious and healthy recipes while sticking to the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol.
All of this coaching is meant to give you the knowledge you need to maintain your new, healthy weight going forward.
Ideal Coaching TV is a daily video support program exclusive for Ideal Protein dieters. As a dieter, you will have access to a library of videos to supplement your weekly one-on-one coaching sessions while on the program. The 3 minute videos are emailed to you each morning and are kept relevant to your weight loss experience, because each video coincides with your specific day on the program.
Your daily video touches on important topics about Ideal Protein, weight loss, and other subjects relevant to your experience ranging from recipe ideas and nutrition to encouragement, fun, motivation and interesting facts.
Building Healthier Habits One Video at a Time
Regardless of your busy lifestyle, Ideal Coaching TV can accommodate you. All of your videos will be viewable on any device with a functional Internet connection and stored in your personal MyIdealProtein Portal.