Feeling good means looking good as well, which extends from the condition of your skin to your leaner, firmer body curves. Unfortunately, extra pounds that seemed to go on easily do not come off as efficiently, leaving you with a body that is less than desirable from both an aesthetic and a health standpoint. Choosing a weight loss program that is both safe and effective can be easier said than done, but Ideal Protein is offering positive results for many of our patients that were unable to shed excess weight through other diet methods. Dr. Lively offers this program to his patients looking to lose weight and keep it off by educating themselves about healthier lifestyle choices.
What is Ideal Protein?
Ideal Protein is a weight loss program developed by Dr. Tran Tien Chanh more than two decades ago. The philosophy behind the plan is that in order to effectively lose weight, you must correct the insulin dysfunction in the body that causes sugar cravings and fat storage. By releasing the fat, it can be used as energy, which is the first step to shedding pounds and creating a leaner body contour.
The body uses energy from three sources; carbohydrates, proteins and fats, respectively. The first goal of the Ideal Protein diet is to deplete carbs, so your body must turn to fats for energy. The program is rich in high-quality protein foods that preserve lean muscle while the fat is burned, giving you the best results for your weight loss efforts. The program also features a variety of nutrition supplements to replace the nutrients lost by avoiding carbohydrate-laden foods.
What are the benefits?
The Ideal Protein diet offers distinct benefits not seen with other weight loss programs:
- Supports effective weight loss while preserving lean muscle
- Features high-quality, high protein foods to suppress appetite and support muscle
- Improves cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure levels
- Can be personalized to your health profile and weight loss goals
- Weekly coaching, education and support
- Teaches healthy lifestyle habits to help you maintain your weight loss
- Increases energy and vitality
- Medically supervised for safe, steady weight loss throughout
At your consultation, Dr. Lively will discuss the details of the program as well as its benefits to determine whether this is a viable, realistic weight loss program for you.
How do I know Ideal Protein works?
With more than twenty years of use, the Ideal Protein diet has been thoroughly tested for both safety and efficacy. In addition, studies conducted by a cardiologist with the Aspirus Health System found that in addition to producing the desired weight loss, the program also reduced some of the risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Timothy Logemann is an internist and cardiologist connected with the Aspirus Health System in Wisconsin. In his search for a weight loss program that would help his patients shed pounds and achieve a higher level of health, his first look at Ideal Protein consisted of a pilot program that involved 50 Aspirus employees and family members. Dr. Logemann saw significant results in both weight loss and the improvement of metabolic markers, leading him to delve further into the method behind the success of Ideal Protein.
Next, Dr. Logemann analyzed 233 patients that adhered to the Ideal Protein program over a 12-week time span. Results of this analysis also showed effective weight loss and reduction in risk factors for cardiovascular disease. His study results were presented at the 9th Annual Obesity Summit at the Cleveland Clinic, and the 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting of the National Obesity Society.
Not Just Weight Loss
One of the biggest advantages Ideal Protein has over other weight loss plans is its ability to reverse metabolic syndrome, a cluster of health issues that increase your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. The five metabolic factors include:
- An expanded waistline, also known as an apple shape
- Low HDL levels (HDL is considered the “good” cholesterol and higher numbers are preferred)
- Elevated triglyceride levels
- High blood pressure
- High blood sugar levels
The more metabolic factors you have, the greater your chance for heart disease and the other health conditions associated with metabolic syndrome. The Ideal Protein program has been shown to address all of these issues, lowering your risk factors across the board.
Ideal Protein is a medically supervised weight loss program that can help you drop 2-3 pounds weekly until your goals are realized. The program is designed in four phases, with the second two phases focused more on weight maintenance and healthy lifestyle habits to help you keep the pounds off long-term.
Dr. Lively offers this program to his patients because he has seen how Ideal Protein helps them shed the pounds and establish a healthier lifestyle overall. To learn more about this weight loss plan, contact Dr. Lively’s office today at 432-580-9168.