How Does Ideal Protein Weight Loss Work?
Phase I of the diet is for the entire time you want to lose weight to get to your goal. Women typically lose 3-5 pounds per week and men 5-7 pounds per week. Strictly following the diet is important for this to occur.
One of the biggest causes of weight gain is increased insulin secretion. This is normally a problem with the North American Diet that is high in refined carbohydrates and a stressful lifestyle. This leads to higher insulin levels and more hypoglycemia and cravings for more carbohydrates and fat storage. The cycle of low and high blood sugar repeats itself many times during a day and contributes to the metabolic syndrome.
Metabolic syndrome is a common medical problem that includes high blood pressure, an increase in cholesterol, weight gain, and insulin resistance. Heart disease and diabetes develop as a result of this. The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program is based on this principle.
Just to break the news to you up front, Phase 1 of this program (where all of the weight loss occurs), involves zero alcohol, fruit, dairy, sugar, bread, pasta, potatoes, corn, carrots or peas. Yes, I said zero alcohol – just for the weight loss phase, sorry. This normally turns 1/2 of the people away. It doesn’t mean you can never have these things again, just not while you are losing the weight. When you consider that a few months of work can prevent diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and extend your life, it seems like more of a possibility.