you want to lose weight, your body has to be convinced to pull calories
(energy) from your the fat cells.
body has four compartments of energy from which to draw to meet its
metabolic needs: blood glucose, glycogen (stored glucose), muscle, and
fat. It draws on these energy sources in a very specific order - first
burning the glucose in the blood and next the glycogen reserve.
your glycogen is exhausted, then and only then will your body turn to
the muscle and fat compartments.
This means that
every time you replenish your glycogen stores, the fat-burning stops
until it the glycogen is once again depleted. This is one of the big
reasons we have to cut calories in order to lose weight.
more involved in losing weight than the traditional advice of just cutting
calories - the "calories in, calories out" advice.
that it matters how many calories you’re taking in – but
there are a few crucial secrets that can make all the difference between
success and failure.
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 simpy go on a diet and cut those amounts in half, we will have a
"balanced diet" with one-half the calories. Yes, you will
lose weight. This is why most
popular weight loss programs base their programs on a "balanced
are some big problems with this seemingly logical approach.
And this is why when using Ideal Protein you actually eat an “unbalanced
diet” instead of a balanced one.
Here's the reason.
If we continue to replenish some of the glycogen stores every day by
consuming carbs and fats, our fat-burning will stop until those have
been depleted. This leads to an erratic weight loss.
Secondly, and more
importantly, decreasing the minimum daily requirements of protein will
lead to muscle loss. As blood glucose drops (from low calorie intake)
the body will burn fat...but will also break down muscle. And, as we
lose muscle our metabolism slows.
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.
Protein, our protocol takes a different track.
We keep the minimum
daily protein requirement the same (roughly 1/2 gram of protein per
pound of lean body weight) and build your diet around this.
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. (This is one of the reasons you'll get a weekly body
composition scan. By doing this, we'll confirm that your body is maintaining
muscle mass as you lose fat.)
Next, we'll eliminate
most fats from your diet, but supplement your new, healthy diet with
ample amounts of essential
fatty-acids and proteins.
By now, you probably
have plenty of questions that one of our weight loss coaches can answer.
Take the first step to lose the weight and give us a call to learn more
about this program.
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