Ideal Protein Introduction
Introduction to The Ideal Protein Diet
No Diet is the Definate Diet.
Every Diet has two objectives:
1. To Lose Weight
2. To Stabilize & Maintain Your Weight
To Reach the objectives, there must be a contract. And it takes two to reach that contract, the dieter and the coach!
As a rule Dieters accomplish the weight loss objective because they are successful with the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method. However, the second part of the contract is often forgotten. When the emergency weight loss is over and they have taken off the pounds, priorities change. Remember, a diet is not always a permant solution to weight issues.
Everyone knows that poor eating habits can result in weight gain. However, proper eating habits do not necessarily result in weight loss.
When it comes to dieting or weight loss we always hear the same thing: eat less, exercise or eat well.
Which do you think is the right answer?
Our answer is none of the above!
Eating Less is all about quantity. Obviously, you wont lose weight if you eat more, although some people can eat what they want and not gain an ounce. But then again, "others will look at a pastry and gain a pound." So, there is more to weight loss than just quantity. Weight Loss is above all a metabolism problem related to your hormonal and genetic makeup.
Exercising is the best way to stabilize your weight, but if you want to lose a pound of fat, you'll have to run the equivalent of a marathon!
Right now the trend is all about eating well. And "well" means more balanced meals!
Balance is when things are static! For example a balanced business is a business that neither makes money or loses money. So if you go on a balanced diet, you will eat well and you won't gain weight but you won't lose any either.
The second part of the contract is where we focus on a balanced diet, once weight loss goals are achieved.
In order to lose weight, we must temporarily create an imbalance in our diet.
This can only be acceptable if:
1. It is not dangerous.
2. There is a beginning and an end.
What should we restrict from our diet to lose weight & burn fat?
1. Foods that make you gain weight.
We can easily identify these foods, pastries, pizza, french fries, etc. If the majority of our daily food intake is made up of these types of food, we know that it can lead to weight gain.
2. Foods that do not make you gain weight.
We can consume these types of food as often as we would like without worrying about gaining weight: cucumber, lettuce, celery etc.
Most people do not realize that there is a third type of food!
3. Food that can prevent you from losing weight & burning fat. An organic apple or slice of whole wheat bread are very nutritious but they can prevent you from losing weight. Why? Because our bodies chronologically burn carbohydrates/sugars (simple and complex before fats.
For the body, simple and complex carbohydrates serve as its checking account, while fat is its savings account. Money can be withdrawn from a checking or savings account, but it is not spent in the same way. To lose weight and burn fat, we must learn to live off of our savings account.
If you restrict daily consumption of sugars and fats, your body will be forced to turn its other resources for energy, fat, and muscle. That's a problem. Muscle is the engine that burns calories. And if you have less muscle, you'll burn fewer calories and store more fat. The solution is to restrict your daily consumption of simple and complex sugars and fats but consume high biological protein at the same time to prevent muscle loss. This is exactly what the Ideal Protein Protocol Provides!
Our Protocol is NOT a hyper protein diet. It provides the minimum daily requirement your body needs to function optimally.
"Hyper" means too much. Hypertension means high blood pressure. Hypercholesterolemia means there is an excessive amount of cholesterol in the blood. Just because you drink a glass of wine does not mean you are an alcoholic. So, just because protein is the main component of the protocol doesn't make it a hyper protein diet. This is important becasue "hyper" is an aggressive notion for the body. Your protein should be adequate.
It's not about eating less, eating well or exercising.
The following is often said about protein diets: "Yes but as soon as I am off the diet I will put back on all the pounds I just lost!"
A protein based diet is not a dangerous diet for the same reason that protein is not an active ingredient. Taking protein is not the same as taking medication. Protein is simply a dietary supplement, but a very important one!
Also, even though we address weight stabilization on the Maitenance Phase, until the other concerns that contributed to your weight issues in the first place are identified and addressed, they will always be a factor.
A s long as you don't recognize that every pound has a story, you'll run the risk of putting back on the pounds you lost.
A woman has two stories,.
A hormonal story: puberty, birth control pills, pregnancy, and menopause; and a life story. As a rule, pounds are put on during time of discontent, not during times of pleasure. When pleasure and morale are high, weight is low. When pleasure is low, weight is usually high. Pleasure plays a majore role in weight issues. There can be no lasting balance in your life without pleasure.
Pleasure is the firts notion to be introduced into your diet after you've lost weight. You can't stabilize your weight with just three green peas and a green bean! You'll eat normally and enjoy a little of everything. You will also learn how to manage your deviations.
Why the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method?
First, Becasue it helps to maintain muscle mass. Remember muscles burn calories.
Secondly and most importantly, because it's known that whatever the reasons for weight gain there's always a common denominator: insulin dysfunction and pancreatic dysfunction. Explanation: Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas when you eat simple and complex carbohydrates.
Insulin has two roles in the body:
1. Insulin Decreases the blood sugar level (glycemia)
2. Insulin promotes fat storage. It converts the combination of sugar and fat we eat into fat that is stored in cells.
If an individual does not have a weight problem and eats sugar, their pancreas will produce exactly the right amount of insulin than necessary.
However, if an overweight individual eats sugar, their pancreas will produce more insulin than necessary.
1. Insulin will cause that individuals blood sugar to fall too low. He or she will tend to be "hypoglycemic" and crave more sugar.
2. At the same time, the excess insulin will make the individual gain weight because, as was mentioned earlier, insulin is the hormone that causes weight gain.
When the pancrease is in this state, it is functioning like an overheated engine.
When an engine overheats, it must be shut off to enable it to cool down. Once it is cooled you can then restart it so that it will be more efficient.
This is exactly what you will do with your pancreas. By restricting simple and complex carbohydrate intake you will give your pancreas a much needed rest and time to regenerate.
Why Ideal Protein Foods?
Because really, weight loss is unnatural.
For example, if a woman who weighed 120 pounds in her youth gains 60 pounds for one reason or another she will weight 180 pounds. Although unfortunate, it happens often.
And if she were to lose 60 pounds, she would weigh 60 pounds. That would be abnormal and serious.
This example shows that weight loss is so unnatural that nature did not provide foods for weight loos. We eat to store fat not draw on it. When you eat 100 grams of meat, your protein intake is only about 15 grams not 100 grams. A 100 gram piece of meat contains 65 grams of water, connective tissue, and saturated fats and 15 grams of protein. Your body will only assimilate about 10-12 grams of the 15 grams of protein.
This is not the case with our protein foods. Each packet contains 18-20 grams of high biological protein. Since they are high biological value protein foods, your body will assimilate most all of it. A packet of pretein contains about 90 - 100 calories. If you wanted to get the same amount of protein from meat, you would have to eat about 300 calories worth of meat.