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Ideal Protein stands apart from typical high protein diets. This weight loss program adheres to a regimen characterized by low carbohydrate intake, sufficient protein consumption, and minimal fat content, all designed to facilitate swift weight loss.
The underlying science is straightforward. The human body relies on three primary energy sources to satisfy its metabolic demands: carbohydrates, muscle, and fat. It prefers to deplete its carbohydrate stores before turning to muscle and fat for energy.
During Phase 1, which is the weight loss phase of the protocol, we restrict the intake of both simple and complex carbohydrates. This limitation encourages the body to tap into its fat and muscle reserves as sources of energy. By incorporating high-quality protein-rich foods, as outlined in the Ideal Protein diet protocol, we enable the body to preserve lean muscle mass while effectively burning fat. Dr. Tran Tien Chanh’s protocol also imparts valuable lessons on cultivating wiser dietary choices and adopting healthier lifestyle practices, ensuring that individuals can sustain a stable weight once they attain their desired weight loss.
The Weight Loss Phase, achieved by limiting carbohydrate intake, is specifically structured to enhance fat loss by inducing ketosis—a secure and innate metabolic state in which the body mobilizes stored fat as its primary energy source. You will continue in Phase 1 until you successfully attain your desired weight loss objective.
After achieving weight loss, the body actively resists regaining the lost weight. This phenomenon, often referred to as the “energy gap,” involves a heightened desire for more calories than the body actually needs, making it challenging to sustain and uphold weight loss. The stabilization phase is dedicated to narrowing this gap by fine-tuning the intake of protein, fat, and carbohydrates to effectively control hunger, enhance feelings of fullness, and sustain the achieved weight loss. Regular weekly follow-up sessions spanning a duration of two months or longer are strategically implemented to oversee the reintroduction of carbohydrates and closely monitor weight fluctuations.
During the initial 12 months post-Stabilization, we extend a maintenance plan designed to furnish you with guidance and assistance from your dedicated coach and clinic. It is advisable to maintain periodic “check-ins” with your coach throughout this phase. Furthermore, you’ll have the opportunity to stay connected with your coach and clinic via the app and Wi-Fi scale. For all individuals in the Maintenance phase, we highly recommend two semi-annual “tune-up” sessions to help you sustain your progress effectively.
Ideal Protein has empowered countless individuals to shed excess weight, improve their well-being, and revel in the pleasures of leading a life brimming with possibilities. It fosters a transformation in mindset, shifting from the limiting belief of “I can’t” to the empowering declaration of “I can!” If you’re interested in learning more, you can connect with our office by filling out the form below or calling (587) 200-8018.