One of the first questions to come up whenever I’m discussing the Ideal Protein weight loss program with someone in our clinic is, “What does the Ideal Protein diet cost?” Many people are afraid they can’t afford it, but like most things in life, you have to weigh the costs versus the benefits. The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program cost will typically replace a lot of the foods you are currently eating.
Let’s break down the Ideal Protein diet plan costs, shall we?
Many of my dieters have been coming in to the clinic upset because their friends, family and co-workers have told them, "High Protein Diets are UNSAFE!"
I'd like to spend a few minutes explaining the protein component of Ideal Protein and how the diet compares to Atkins.
As many of you konw, Muscle is the engine that drives our metabolism. The more muscle mass you have, the more you can eat without gaining weight. So you do not want to lose muscle mass while you diet because in the long term that makes it harder to maintain your weight.
Ideal Protein is NOT, (NOT, NOT) a HIGH protein diet. The amount of protein is the exact, or Ideal amount of protein to protect the body's lean mass from weight loss. Protein protects the muscles from being 'burned' for energy. Most hypocaloric diets do not have enough protein to protect lean mass, so we lose muscle along with fat, and that reduces our ability to metabolize calories.
The Ideal Protein Protocol is a low fat, low carb, low calorie diet that has a higher percentage of protein (compared to carbs and fat) than the USDA food pyramid. This does not make the diet a high protein diet.
It does however make the diet unbalanced. This unbalanced state is what allows our dieters to lose weight quickly and to target fat loss.
There are two things that I'd like to cover in this post.
The human body uses three tanks of fuel for energy: Glucose, Muscle, and Fats. It ALWAYS turns to the Glucose tank first. Once that tank is depleted, the body then turns to the Muscle and Fat tanks for energy. The challenge is that the body cannot recognize that we would like to keep our Muscle tank full, but deplete the Fat tank. It pulls from each of these tanks at the exact same rate.
So on diets like Nutrisystem, Jenny Craig, and Weight Watchers were you are simply reducing your caloric intake, the body is shrinking at an equal proportion of muscle to fat. This is not good for two reasons:
If you regain what you lose on a typical diet, you regain it as fat!
Have you ever noticed that if you lose weight, and then gain it back again you clothes are tighter at the same weight, and if you lose the weight again you can NEVER seem to get down into that favorite pair of jeans even if you get down to a good weight? This is because the weight you regained was all FAT which takes up so much more room than muscle.
So instead of eating a typical ‘Balanced Diet’ which only allows us to maintain our current weight or eating a “Hypocaloric Diet” like Jenny Craig, Nutrisystem or WW, where we are indeed losing lean mass, including muscle, at the same rate as fat, Ideal Protein recommends a temporary “unbalanced diet,” in which we are giving the body the protein it needs to protect muscle so that only fat is targeted.
The results are FAT LOSS. This means that you shrink faster!
Recently I hit my 30lbs. loss mark on Ideal Protein. I was 15lbs away from my "favorite jeans weight." On a whim one night I tried them on. . .I was shocked to see that they FIT!!! That is because all of my weight loss is fat, so I am heading down in sizes much faster than I would if I lost THE SAME AMOUNT OF WEIGHT on WW, Jenny Craig or Nutrisystem.
I've done all of the above diets. I've lost weight on all of the above diets, but it was really hard. In addition, I had to exercise so much to hit my weekly weight loss goal that I didn't have time for anything else, and my knees and back were constantly bothering me.
With Ideal Protein, the weight loss comes with no rigorous exercise regimen. Now we're not telling you to become a couch potato! But you will not have to kill yourself to post consistent weekly weight losses.
3-5lbs per week for Women and 5-7lbs per week for Men.
Finally CBS did a study of weight loss protocols, the time it takes to lose weight and the cost of the diet. As you can see from the results below - Ideal Protein works out to be the least expensive diet protocol you can choose.
Ideal Weight Loss Clinic - Ideal Protein Diet Protocol
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