Sparing Muscle and Burning Fat With The Ideal Protein Method
What is The Ideal Protein Method?
Ideal Protein Method was developed by a French doctor. The main goal of this weight loss method is to get rid of sugar so that the body can use fat, protein and glycogen for energy to work, causing your body to lose weight.
Ideal Protein recommends that you consume between 850 and 1000 calories per day while in phase 1 and 2. This amount of calories per day will ensure that you’re sparing lean tissue (muscles) by way of preventing gluconeogenesis. Gluconeogenesis is the breakdown on lean tissue to make glucose for the energy your body needs to function. On Ideal Protein, we want to avoid this process in order to prevent loss of lean tissue.
Tips to make sure you’re sparing your muscles and burning fat effectively with The Ideal Protein Method
Here are some great ways to make sure you’re sparing your muscles and burning fat:
- Make sure you’re eating one (1) restricted food item per day. The restricted foods (bars, ridges, puffs, soy nuts, chili, spaghetti, oatmeal, pancakes, etc) are higher in calories and carbohydrates than the non-restricted foods (puddings, soups, drinks, omelet) and help keep your body interested in what you’re eating. The variation between non-restricted and restricted foods will boost your metabolism.
- Eat 8 ounces of cooked protein/dinner protein daily. Making sure you’re eating 8oz of whole protein per day will promote muscle sparing and fat burning. This also helps keep your basal metabolic rate (calories your body burns at rest to maintain normal body function) at a healthy level as you transition through the phases to maintenance. The 8oz equivalent for eggs is 4 whole eggs.
- Vegetables. We cannot stress enough the importance of eating enough vegetables daily. Measure out 2 cups for lunch and 2 cups for dinner and don’t forget the unlimited lettuces! Your body needs the fiber from the vegetables as well as the calories they provide. Eating the proper amount of vegetables will ensure your satiety and will help you reach the calorie requirements.
The Ideal Protein Method in Alameda and Oakland
The Ideal program is only available through trained and certified weight control professionals and utilizes natural health experts to facilitate success for even the most frustrated dieter that has “tried everything” or some troubled with blood sugar challenges. Each Ideal Protein facility has one or more experts to guide the dieter through the program. This valuable process serves to educate and encourage the dieters with a consistent method that is scientifically proven and deemed by most as easy to execute and maintain. Contact Symmetry Health Center – We are the leading Ideal Protein experts in Alameda and Oakland, Ca. What will you get when you join our effective weight loss program?
- Quick weight loss without sacrificing muscle mass
- Gaining an understanding of how food affects and is utilized by the body, including what causes fat storage
- Utilization of fat for energy usually by day 4—fat (including cellulite) that sequesters chemical toxins
- Improved energy and appetite control, reduced cravings—usually on day 4 or 5
- Improved blood sugar and cholesterol levels, reduced blood pressure
Don’t sit there and wait for the perfect figure, let the experts at Symmetry Health Center assist you. Contact us today!