Principles Behind the Ideal Protein Method
The body has three sources of energy from which it can draw to meet its metabolic needs: Carbohydrates, Muscle, and Fat
The Body will first draw from its carbohydrate reserve before it draws from the muscle and fat.
During the weight loss phases of the protocol, carbohydrate intake is limited to encourage the body to turn to its fat and muscle reserves for energy.
By eating high quality protein foods, such as those in the Ideal Protein protocol, the body is able to maintain lean muscle mass and primarily burn fat.
The protocol also teaches dieters how to develop smarter eating habits and lifestyle choices so that they can maintain their stable weight after the loss is achieved.
On average, women lose 3-4 pounds per week and men lose 4-7 pounds per week without exercise!