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Ideal Protein Authorized Weight Loss Clinic

“It Just Makes Sense”

  • Over a decade of helping dieters achieve their personal weight loss goals through our method
  • Supported by comprehensive guidelines and tools
  • Developed and endorsed by Medical doctors
  • Personalized ongoing support
  • Weekly weight checks

About Ideal Protein

More than a Diet Plan

Ideal Protein is unique from conventional ketogenic diet plans in that it includes ongoing coaching and support and a three phase protocol. Ideal Protein partners with medical facilities across the United States, and you gain access to dedicated, certified coaches who help you along every phase of your weight-loss journey. 

This clinical ketogenic weight-loss protocol can help individuals achieve and maintain their weight goals in three progressive phases:

  • Phase 1 (Weight Loss) helps your body prioritize burning fat instead of carbohydrates 
  • Phase 2 (Stabilization) balances the body’s hormones to prevent weight regain and identifies a personal macronutrient code for weight maintenance. 
  • Phase 3 (Maintenance) focuses on continued education and support to help users maintain their ideal weight for good. 

How Ideal Protein Phase 1 Works

Switching Fuel Tanks: The Key to Fat Loss and Ketosis Question

The body essentially has three fuel sources or “fuel tanks” that it can draw from to support our daily energy requirements. These fuel sources are sugar, protein and fat. Because sugar is the quickest and easiest source of the three, the body will always draw from this tank first. And because the average person consumes a daily diet that’s comprised mostly of sugar (in the form of carbohydrates), this is often the only fuel tank that is ever used.

The primary fuel that our bodies are accustomed to using is glucose (or “sugar”)—the main source of which comes from our daily dietary intake of carbohydrates. In phase one, Ideal Protein, using the science of ketosis, teaches your body how to decrease its reliance on carbohydrates for fuel, thereby promoting fat loss. 

Days 1-2: No Supply — Just Demand

What’s Happening?

For many, the first few days on protocol may be the most challenging as the body adjusts to a low carbohydrate diet. This sudden withdrawal of sugar, the body’s preferred energy source, may prompt uncomfortable side effects such as hunger, cravings, headaches or more. The good news is that by week’s end, many—if not all—of these side effects will subside as the body transitions into fat burning.

Days 3-4: "Making" New Glucose (Sugar)

What’s Happening?

Because certain tissues in the body and brain are dependent on glucose as its only fuel source, our bodies evolved with a backup “glucose generator” that kicks in during times when our glycogen tank is running low. This “glucose generator” converts amino acids (broken down from dietary protein and/or muscle) into glucose.

This process is called gluconeogenesis—which aptly mean “making (genesis) ew (neo) glucose.” This is another one of our “evolutionary safety nets” designed for our survival, but keep in mind that gluconeogenesis is meant only to fuel those certain glucose-dependent tissues—not the whole body—so this fuel tank is not sustainable for long term use. That is the job that requires a far greater surplus of fuel—your fat stores! So we want to limit the use of this tank through the quick transition to fat burning.

Days 5-7 (and beyond): "Fat Burning" Machine

What’s Happening?

In the days and months to come, your body will become accustomed to running mostly on fat, making you, essentially, a fat-burning machine. But keep in mind that ALL of this can stop in an instant if you do not follow the protocol 100%! Even the slightest deviation, whether it’s that “one” glass of wine, a piece of bread from the bread basket or even “bites and tastes” here and there, can stop this process in its tracks and send you back to the sugar tank! Once there, you will have to “drain the tank” all over again.

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