Ideal Protein Diet & Weight Loss Program in Hickory, NC
According to recent data (2011-2014) from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, the prevalence of obesity in the U.S. is over one third (36%) of the population in adults and 17% in children. Obesity is a common yet serious health concern which can lead to obesity-related conditions including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancers.
As obesity trends in adults and children continue to rise, achieving and sustaining weight loss is a concern for many individuals, and losing and regaining weight due to yo-yo dieting and ineffective weight loss programs can be a very frustrating but common experience. A clinically-effective and safe program is now available for those struggling with obesity called Ideal Protein. The Ideal Protein weight loss method can help you reach your weight loss goal and continue to maintain your target body weight and body composition for long-lasting results.
If you are struggling to lose weight, meet with a healthcare provider in Hickory who specializes in the Ideal Protein diet and weight loss program. Call (423) 482-8711 or contact Dr. Dalal Akoury online.
Why Do We Gain Weight?
Dr. Tran Tien’s research identified the primary factors in the American diet that contribute to weight gain and obesity—an overabundance of simple and complex carbohydrates from foods such as soda, alcohol, bread, pasta, rice, high-fructose corn syrup, and sweets cause the pancreas to overproduce the hormone insulin.
Insulin helps regulate the level of glucose (blood sugar) in the bloodstream. When a high carbohydrate meal is consumed, insulin goes to work to help remove glucose from the bloodstream storing it in tissue cells to be used as a fuel source. If you are not exercising and utilizing this storage source of fuel, weight gain will arise as the excess carbohydrates are continuously being converted and stored as fat throughout the body.
Elevated levels of insulin, caused by diets high in carbohydrates, can also suppress two other important hormones—glucagon and growth hormone. Glucagon and growth hormone are responsible for burning fat and sugar and promoting the development of muscle. The result is an increase in adipose (fat) cells, weight gain and loss of muscle mass.
Consuming an unbalanced diet that is high in sugar and carbohydrates can also increase sugar and carbohydrate cravings. Following the consumption of simple carbohydrates, a surge of insulin causes of the levels of blood glucose to drop rapidly—this results in hypoglycemia or low blood sugar. Excess levels of insulin in the blood (hyperinsulinemia) followed by hypoglycemia triggers the body to want to consume more sugar or high carbohydrate foods creating a vicious cycle of hunger pangs, sugar/carb cravings, fat storage and weight gain.
What Is Ideal Protein?
Ideal Protein is a medically-designed program originally pioneered by Dr. Tran Tien Chanh that targets weights loss through nutrition and lifestyle changes. The program is developed from over 20 years of medical and nutrition research into insulin dysfunction and weight gain.
The Ideal Protein diet is a low calorie, low carbohydrate, protein-based, ketogenic protocol that is supplemented with partial meal replacements. It takes a step beyond normal weight loss programs by offering personalized support, daily coaching videos, healthy and delicious meals and shakes, and recipes and cooking videos to help guide you through your weight loss program.
How Does the Ideal Protein Program Work?
The main goal of the Ideal Protein program is to achieve weight loss by stimulating the body to burn calories and utilize its own fat reserves. The Ideal Protein protocol restricts simple and complex carbohydrates until the weight loss goal is achieved. This is crucial for enabling the body to burn its own fat.
The Ideal Protein protocol simultaneously supports muscle mass reserves and satiety throughout the day by incorporating high-quality protein products into one’s diet. The use of high-quality protein products ensures the digestion and absorption of protein in order to maintain the composition of muscle mass while burning fat.
The program also provides nutrient-rich dietary supplements to replace any nutrients normally found in foods that are restricted on the Ideal Protein protocol.
What Are the Benefits of the Ideal Protein Diet?
The Ideal Protein program can help you reach your health and weight loss goals as it provides the following benefits:
- Continuous weight loss while supporting muscle mass
- A personalized approach to your weight loss goals
- Healthy and delicious meals that include a variety of instant, easy-to- prepare, ready-to-serve products
- Weekly one-one one coaching, lifestyle education and guidelines to help you improve your nutrition
- Daily video support
- Recipes and cooking videos
- An improvement in blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure levels
The program includes everything you need to begin your successful journey to achieving your weight loss goals, improving your nutrition and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Meet with a healthcare provider in Hickory to take your first steps to a healthier life with Ideal Protein. Call (423) 482-8711 or contact Dr. Dalal Akoury online.
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