Why Does Ideal Protein Work?

The simplified reason is that the body goes into a metabolic state called ketosis. Normally your body burns carbohydrates for fuel, but when you cut out sugar & refined carbohydrates, it goes into ketosis and begins to burn its own fat for fuel.

"This program works! Like most, I have tried it all, and now that I'm post-menopausal and in my early 50's I'm FINALLY going to get down to my goal weight. So excited! Never thought I could reach my goal. I thought I'd just have to settle. I'm never hungry and my diet is CLEAN. Their products are awesome. It’s definitely a lifestyle / lifetime change. I have not only reached my goal, but have MAINTAINED my goal weight. Thank you to Ideal Protein & my coaches! Loving the new me! What are you waiting for? You have everything to lose."
Patti P., San Jose, CA (Started November 2014 and lost 60 pounds by May 2015)

What is Ketosis?
Basically, it’s your body using your own fat reserves (those rolly polly pudgy rolls around our body) as energy. The concept is derived from scenarios that existed thousands of years ago, with our paleolithic ancestors. During the summer, eating calories and rich foods to build strength and muscle, and during the winter, relying more on the body’s own fat for survival (Think grizzly bears hibernating in the winter). We are “tricking” the body into this state, except also allowing for protein intake to prevent the body from losing muscle mass as well. So Ketosis has really been around for over 10,000 years, but was used for survival originally, not weight loss.

During winter months, the body switched from an insulin-based program (using external calories) to an internal based program (using internal fat stores). Ketosis is not an unhealthy thing, it happens to animals, and to people (before we had McDonald’s).

The book “Unbalanced Approach to Weight Loss” by Dr. Trien Tran (creator of Ideal Protein) is a great source of information on the subject. Here is an excerpt:

“What Happens During Ketosis?

When you follow the IP diet, your pancreas rests because there is no sugar for it to detect. As a result, it no longer secretes insulin (only a small amount of insulin is produced for vital functions). Consequently, the over-heated furnace cools down and resets. As long as the body is producing virtually no insulin, it is in a state of ketosis. It burns fat (and protein, if protein intake is inadequate) because it has no glucose for fuel.

• Ketosis is a physiological phenomenon. There is no active slimming ingredient; however, a natural physiological slimming response is triggered in the body.

The body, deprived of carbohydrates, will first burn its glucose reserves in the liver and muscles. That takes about twelve hours. As a matter of fact, that’s what happens every night – the period of the day when you go without food the longest and use up all of your available carbohydrates. Let’s suppose that your body has depleted its readily accessible carbohydrates and that it must burn fat to meet its energy needs. Luckily, there is a huge, almost unlimited supply of fat in theory. All you have to do is trigger the burning of those reserves. Any system that requires energy never uses up its reserves as long as it has fuel. The very purpose of fat is to store energy.”

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