Your Last Diet
Ideal Weight Loss Gives You the Knowledge to Keep Those Pounds off FOREVER!
Ever heard of a diet that not only promotes fat loss but at the same time enhances muscle tone? While some high protein diets, often high in saturated fats, can tax the liver and the kidneys, the Ideal Weight Loss Method provides just the right amount of the highest quality protein needed to protect and improve muscle mass and vital organs.
The Ideal Weight Loss Method is a medically designed protocol that results in fat loss while sparing muscle mass. The protocol was developed in France 25 years ago by Dr. Tran Tien Chanh, MD PhD, who focused his career and research on nutrition with a particular emphasis on the treatment of obesity and obesity related issues. He also worked with Olympic althletes by helping them to lose body fat while preserving valuable muscle mass and athletic performance.
The Ideal Weight Loss Method is an easy 4-phase protocol which helps stabilize the pancreas and blood sugar levels while burning fat and maintaining muscle and other lean tissue. This protocol is also an excellent support for cellulite reduction and has been used in well over 2500 Clinical Establishments in North America over the last eight years with great success.
Our FDA approved labeled products are only available through trained and certified Health Professionals. The Ideal Weight Loss Center has certified and trained experts to guide dieters 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.
Obesity in Today's Society
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention labels obesity as public enemy number one. Obesity is a serious health issue that affects nearly 30% of the population in North America. Obese individuals have a higher-than-normal rate of hypertension, type II diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, gallbladder diseases, osteoarthritis, strokes, respiratory diseases and even some types of cancers. Government studies predict that one in three people born today will develop diabetes in their lifetime. According to the US Surgeon General, the number of overweight children has doubled and the number of overweight adolescents has tripled since 1980 in the USA.
We are one of the richest countries in the world with the largest obesity rate per capita and some of the largest healthcare costs per person. How did we get here? Increased consumption of more energy-dense, nutrient-poor foods with high levels of sugar and saturated fats, combined with reduced physical activity and stress, all have contributed to where we are today, a state that the World Health Organization has no qualms labeling as an "obesity epidemic."
The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method targets the issues surrounding Syndrome X, also called the "metabolic syndrome." To qualify as part of this epidemic that is steamrolling North America, adults or children need only suffer from 2 of the 4 components of the metabolic syndrome:
2) Blood sugar issues (Diabetes)
3) Cholesterol problems
4) High blood pressure
What is the Source of Most Weight Issues?
According to Dr. Tran Tien, "The cause of most 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 also leads to hypoglycemia or low blood sugar, which in turn induces constant sugar cravings, fatigue, and weight gain. Insulin's primary function 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 in the fat cell, preventing it to be 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 causes weight gain.
The Ideal Weight Loss protocol will transform the body's ability to digest sugars properly by regulating insulin levels. How? By giving the pancreas a well-deserved break and by limiting simple and complex carbs until the weight loss goal is achieved.
Principles Behind the Protocol
Learn to live off of the body's own fat reserves.
The body employs energy from three reserves: glycogen (carbohydrate), protein and fats. First from it's simple and complex carbohydrate reserves and when depleted, 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. Because of this, the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method has a beginning and an end. Until 100% of the weight loss goal is achieved, we restrict sugars (simple and complex). Why? Because, as long as sugar is being consumed, the body is not burning fat. It's as simple as that. Remember, the first source of energy is derived from glycogen (carbohydrate) reserves. The main principle is to deplete the glycogen (carbohydrate) reserves completely in order to compel the body to turn to its fat reserve to burn calories.
How do we get the body to burn its fat reserves and not its muscle mass reserves, if both are depleted simultaneously?
First, by providing the body with foods that have a high protein value, complete with 8 essential amino acids, 97% absorbable, which make them biologically-complete proteins.
Secondly, by supplementing with nutrient-rich supplements such as a Multi-Vitamin, Calcium & Magnesium and Potassium, key ingredients in muscle building and electrolytes to replace those normally found in foods restricted on the Ideal Protein protocol.
A dieter will feel energized, look vibrant and feel strong. It is no wonder. Given the opportunity for the body's natural ability to heal itself and showcase its innate and ingenious powers, such as in the way during the protocol the body will return the favor with unparalleled force, radiance and beauty.
We also offer a modified protocol for Type I diabetics, adolescents and children. Clients only wishing to lose only a small amount of weight or those that do not suffer from Metabolic Syndrome are also able to do the modified program where they do not enter ketosis.
The Ideal Protein Food Selections
The centerpiece of our protocol is our gourmet protein based foods which the dieter will consume during the weight loss phases of the program.
These are high biological value proteins and employ five different proteins: whey isolates, soy isolates, whole milk protein, albumin, and hydrolyzed collagen. This gives the client many options and is designed so people with sensitivities to dairy, soy or vegetarians may participate in the program. They are delicious, practical, satisfying and are available in an array of textures and flavors. The assortment includes foods that are crunchy, chewy, hearty, smooth, sweet, spicy and salty. They can be served hot, warm, cold or even frozen.
The client will use these products to build complete meals, adding vegetables and salads. Each sealed envelope ensures full potency and contains up to 20 grams of protein with very little to no fat or sugar. These are easy to prepare and can be incorporated into a busy lifestyle very nicely.
Our Results Are Predictable and Repeatable
Most popular weight loss programs advertise with testimonials and striking "before and after pictures". Invariably these are followed by a disclaimer that states "these results are not typical". Our clients will lose between 2 to 7 pounds per week (women typically losing 2 to 5 pounds and men 3 to 7 pounds). These results are typical and this program has a record of 7 million successful dieters in our 23 years of experience.
Why We are Successful
Any hypo-caloric diet will result in weight loss and most popular programs base their protocols on a "balanced diet". If we take the standard USDA recommendations of approximately 60% of calories derived from "good carbohydrates", 25% from protein and 15% from "healthy fats" and cut the amounts in half (keeping the ratio of macronutrients the same), we will have a "balanced diet" with one-half the calories.....and people will lose weight. But there are a few problems with this seemingly logical approach.
First, if we continue to replenish some of the glycogen stores every day (60% of calories coming from carbohydrates, most of which will be converted to glucose in vivo) our fat-burning will stop until that has been depleted. This will lead to an erratic weight loss. Second, and more importantly, decreasing the minimal daily requirements of protein will lead to muscle loss. As blood glucose drops (from the hypo-caloric intake) the body will burn fat but will also break down muscle via gluconeogenesis as a way to maintain proper glucose homeostasis. As we lose muscle our metabolism slows, also the heart is a muscle and losing some of its mass is not a good thing (remember the Phen-Fen diet?). Now when these folks have achieved their goal weight, what is the predictable result? They go back to eating "normal size" meals but their metabolism is slower and they regain the weight, often times ending up heavier than when they started the diet.
Our protocol takes a different track - for a relatively short time we will use an "unbalanced diet". We keep the minimum daily protein requirement the same (roughly 1/2 gram of protein per pound of lean body weight) and build the diet around this. Understand, this is not a "HIGH PROTEIN DIET". We give only the minimum and we do this to spare the muscle. Loss of muscle is unacceptable to us during a diet. Next, if we want to lose fat it is logical that we would eliminate most fats from the diet (but giving ample amounts of essential fatty acids). Now we are left with carbohydrates. Because we do not want to replace glycogen stores, we keep these at a bare minimum, approximately 20 grams per day. This forces the body to stay in the "fat-burning mode" 24 hours a day and is therefore called a "ketogenic diet". Our dieters will consume four cups of non-starchy vegetables and 2 green salads daily. This will provide fiber to prevent constipation and they will be given a multi-vitamin, calcium, magnesium, potassium and sea salt to ensure proper electrolyte balance. We only provide what they would normally be getting from food groups that we are temporarily taking away (i.e. dairy, fruits and grains).
Ideal Weight Loss has also developed an "Alternative Protocol" which is suitable for Type I diabetics. This program is similar to the ketogenic diet except that we give a dairy, fruit and grain serving every day to prevent the patient from going into a state of ketosis. Because Type I Diabetics do not produce insulin, a risk of ketoacidosis exists and these patients should never be placed on a ketogenic diet. They will still experience just about the same rate of weight loss while sparing the muscle as the ketogenic dieters and will usually find they can substantially decrease their insulin requirements. This modified program is also appropriate for those that only want to lose a small amount of weight.
What to Expect
On average, women lose weight at the rate of 2 to 4 pounds per week and 3 to 7 pounds per week for men.
Based on over 25 years of experience and 5 million people in Europe, Canada, and the United States, the program enables the following:
• Quick weight loss without sacrificing muscle mass
• An understanding of how food affects and is utilized by the body, including what causes fat storage
• Improved skin tone by providing the skin nutrients it needs
• Utilization of stored fat for energy usually by day 4 — fat, (along with cellulite) that contains chemical toxins
• Improved energy, appetite control and reduced cravings — usually on day 4 or 5
• Improved blood sugar, cholesterol levels and reduced blood pressure