Principles Behind the Protocol
Learn to live off of the body’s own fat reserves.  The body employs energy from three serves glycogen (carbohydrate), protein and fats.  First from its simple and complex carbohydrate reserves and when depleted turns simultaneously to its protein and fat reserves for energy. A person not in need of weight loss typically has approximately 1-2% of their body’s reserves from carbs, approximately 19% from their muscle mass and 79% of their body reserves from fat.

Simple and complex carbohydrates can prevent weight loss.  The body stores approximately three days worth of carbohydrates.  Because of this, the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method has a beginning and an end.  Until 100% of the weight loss goal is achieved, we restrict sugars (simple and complex). Why? Because, as long as sugar is being consumed, the body is not burning fat.  It’s as simple as that.  Remember, the first source of energy is derived from glycogen (carbohydrate) reserves completely in order to compel the body to turn to its fat reserve to burn calories.

How do we get the body to burn its fat reserves and not its muscle mass reserves, if both are depleted simultaneously?  First, by providing the body with foods that have a high protein value, complete with 8 essential amino acids, 97% absorbable, which make them biologically-complete proteins.

Secondly, by supplementing with nutrient-rich supplements such as Nutura Multi-Vita, Nutura Calcium & Magnesium and Nutura Potassium, key ingredients in muscle building and electrolytes to replace those normally found in foods restricted on the Ideal Protein protocol.

A dieter will feel energized, look vibrant and feel strong.  It is no wonder.  Given the opportunity for the body’s natural ability to heal itself and showcase its innate and ingenious powers, such as in the way during the protocol the body will return the favor with unparalleled force, radiance and beauty.

We also offer a modified protocol for Type 1 Diabetics, adolescents and children.

How it works?
The typical American diet consisting of processed foods – refined sugars and starches such as bread, pasta, potatoes, snacks and sweets, etc – overworks the pancreas. The pancreas must constantly pump out insulin to take care of all the sugar (or glucose) that makes up these foods. (Realize that a slice of bread is nothing but simple sugar; the same is true for potatoes, pasta, white rice and all other processed “white” foods, including breakfast cereals.) Example: One slice of bread has 21g of carbs, which equals 5 teaspoons of sugar.

It is important to understand that the minute carbohydrates are consumed, they are broken down into glucose in the bloodstream, and then whatever is not needed immediately for energy is swooped up by insulin, converted into fat and stored. Since it is the job of the pancreas to produce the insulin necessary to remove glucose from the bloodstream (and store it as fat), eating a high-carbohydrate diet causes the pancreas to work overtime, to eventually become worn out or dysfunctional.

A dysfunctional pancreas produces excess insulin, resulting in a drastic drop in the blood sugar level (hypoglycemia), thereby leading to cravings of more sugar. Then, more sugar is consumed and the cycle starts over. Remember, insulin is the fat storage hormone – the hormone that converts the foods you’ve consumed into stored fat. Consequently, an overproduction of insulin leads to excess fat storage.

The body gets its fuel or energy from the three macronutrient sources:

  • carbohydrates
  • protein
  • fat.

The carbohydrate or glycogen energy reserves are used up first, followed by our protein and fat reserves. (Glycogen is the form in which glucose is stored in the muscles and the liver).

After approximately 3 days on the Ideal Protein Program, your glycogen reserves are depleted and your body begins to burn your stored fat cells for energy naturally. This results in your body producing Ketonic bodies (ketones) that are a natural appetite suppressant thus preventing cravings after the first few days and providing you with energy. You will start losing weight – or fat – as soon as fat becomes your first source of energy. You will then burn while nourishing muscle with the high-quality, highly- absorbable Ideal foods containing the nine essential amino acids that you consume throughout the day. Remember, muscle is the engine that calories every minute of every day, and by supplying you diet with this essential protein, you ensure that your muscle is not used significantly for energy.

During this time you will also reset your pancreas by giving it a much-needed rest. A properly functioning pancreas is the key to avoiding filling up your will fat reserves once you have completed the plan and you return to more normal eating.

It is well-known that there are certain foods as well as certain bad eating habits that cause weight gain and there are other foods and eating habits that prevent weight loss. The Ideal Protein Program plan will guide you and support you in your quest to lose fat safely by helping you understand the difference between “eating a balanced diet” and “eating for weight loss.” And most importantly, upon reaching the final stage, you will also have learned to use the right combinations of foods within each meal to maintain weight loss permanently.

What to expect?

  • Lose 2-4 (average) pounds per Week
  • Primarily Promotes Fat Loss
  • Helps to Maintain Muscle Mass
  • Tones & Revitalizes Skin
  • Supports Cellulite Reduction
  • Promotes Vitality & Energy
  • Re-establishes Pancreatic
  • Naturally Suppresses Appetite Function (Insulin)

What is the Source of Most Weight Issues?

  • According to Dr. Tran Tien Chanh, “The cause of most weight issues in a modern society is insulin dysfunction. A diet grossly disproportionate in its share of saturated fats and sugars, such as in breads, cereals, muffins, cakes, pastries, pasta, pizza, rice, corn – very much like the North American diet – causes the pancreas to produce an overabundance of insulin, which stays in the system and puts the blood sugar level in a negative balance.”
  • An overproduction of insulin also leads to hypoglycemia or low glycemia, which in turns induces constant sugar cravings and weight gain. Insulin’s primary function is to regulate blood sugar levels however it is also the hormone that facilitates the transport of fat (triglycerides) into the fat cells. Even worse it “locks” the fat in the fat cell, preventing it to be used as a source of energy. Now, because the blood sugar has dropped (and we can’t access the fat as a fuel source) it creates “sugar cravings” and the vicious cycle begins again. In other words, an over abundance of insulin caused weight gain.
  • The Ideal Protein protocol will transform the body’s ability to digest sugars properly by regulating insulin levels. How? By giving the pancreas a well-deserved break and by limiting simple and complex carbs until the weight loss goal is achieved.
  • The Knowledge to Keep Those Pounds off Forever!
  • The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method is a medically designed protocol that results in fat loss while sparing muscle mass. The protocol was developed in France 25 years ago by Dr. Tran Tien Chanh, MD PhD, who focused his career and research on nutrition with a particular emphasis on the treatment of obesity and obesity related issues.