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Core Principles of Ideal Protein

Weight LossLearning to live off of the body’s own fat reserves: the body employs energy from three reserves: glycogen (carbohydrate), protein, and fats. First the body depletes its simple and complex carbohydrate reserves and then 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, therefore, our protocol restricts sugars (simple and complex) until 100% of your weight loss goal is achieved…why? Because, as long as sugar is being consumed, your body may not be burning fat. Remember, the first source of energy is derived from glycogen (carbohydrate) reserves. Therefore, the core principle of the Ideal Protein Protocol is to deplete the glycogen (carbohydrate) reserves completely, in order to compel the body into consuming its fat reserve to burn calories.

How do we encourage the body to burn its fat reserves but support its muscle mass reserves if both are depleted simultaneously? First, Ideal Protein foods are made with high quality protein. The quality of protein used in Ideal Protein diet products has an impact on effective protein absorption…the lower the quality, the lower the absorption. If protein absorption is low, you may not be able to protect your muscle mass and thus you will burn muscle along with fat. If you lose muscle while dieting, you may impair your ability to burn calories post-diet, as your body uses muscle mass to burn calories.

Secondly, our dieters use our nutrient-rich supplements such as Natura Multi-Vita, Natura Calcium & Magnesium and Natura Potassium, key ingredients in muscle building and electrolytes. These supplements replace those normally found in foods restricted on the Ideal Protein protocol.

What to Expect

Based the experiences of over 3,000 clinics worldwide, the Ideal Protein Protocol enables the following:

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What our clients say about us

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  • Working with Laura and Dr. Bob Porzio on the Ideal Protein diet has been life changing.  Not only have I felt supported and encouraged throughout the process, but comfortable and successful as well.  Coach Laura has helped me work through many of my own food issues, come up with great alternatives to eating for dealing with stress, and other such…Read More
  • I always felt like there had to be a way for the body to shed its reserved fat without a ton of exercise.  The Ideal Protein program is that solution.  I put my faith in following the rules of the program and it worked.  I started at 184 lbs. and had a goal weight of 150 lbs.  20 years ago,…Read More
  • Why isn’t [Ideal Protein] in the national news and on the front page of every paper? It is a diet that works and works quickly. I am 51 and at the age of 47 gained 20 pounds in approximately 6 months while exercising 6 days a week and eating on average 1000 calories a day.  I tried 4 different well…Read More
  • Dr. Bob has completely transformed my life!  I went to Dr. Bob a year ago, 150 lbs over weight and experiencing extremely horrible migraines daily.  I was non-functioning as a wife, mother and person.  I was depressed, exhausted, sick and just unhappy.  I came to Dr. Bob, did the testing and found out I had a ton wrong with me,…Read More
  • BodyLogicDO and Dr. Bob Porzio have changed my life. I am 51 years old and at age 47 I started to gain weight, feel tired as well as experience many premenopausal symptoms that were taking over my life. Dr. Bob understood exactly what was going on and has helped make the necessary changes to balance my hormones which has resulted…Read More

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