When it comes to weight loss, there is no shortage of advice or options. There’s so much buzz surrounding trends in weight loss, especially with 65% of Americans reporting to be overweight. The hot diet right now is keto, but what exactly is it and is it healthy?
Ketosis is when your body burns stored fats due to its limited access to carbohydrates. The keto diet can be compared to Atkins and other extreme low-carb diets. Woman’s Center for Wellness offers an alternative solution that’s also based on ketosis, but is heart healthier – it’s called Ideal Protein. Ideal Protein is a three-phase medically designed plan that burns fat while maintaining muscle and lean tissue by providing the body with foods that have high protein value.
The Ideal Protein Protocol
DIY Keto Diets
| Low Carb
As a fundamental principle of ketosis the Ideal Protein Protocol reduces carbohydrates and fats while ensuring adequate daily protein intake.
| Low Carb
DIY Keto Diets reduce carbohydrate intake without specifically addressing protein intake.
| Low Fat
Fat intake is temporarily restricted, which allows patients or clients to burn through fat stores faster.
| High Fat
Recommend that up to 70% of your daily calories come from fats.
| Fat Quality
Provides a structured approach that promotes a lower caloric intake and the consumption of “good” versus “bad” fates.
| Fat Quality
Do not differentiate between bad (saturated) and good (unsaturated) fat.
What’s the difference? They sound similar, right? Well, no. While keto and Ideal Protein fall under the “low carb” umbrella, there are a few significant differences between the two – the amount of fat you eat, how you get the needed vitamins and nutrients, and personal guidance.
One major differentiator between regular keto and Ideal Protein is the amount of fat consumed. Eating excessive amounts of “bad” fats (saturated and trans) can lead to inflammation and other long-term health problems like high cholesterol.
The keto diet is high fat, with moderate amounts of protein, and very few carbohydrates. Ideal Protein consists of low fat, low carb foods, and protein intake is optimized for each individual.
Most Ideal Protein foods contain approximately 20 grams of protein and come in under 200 calories per serving. This is vastly different than a high-calorie, high-fat keto meal.
Ideal Protein created its own supplement line that fills in the gaps to the nutrients that are missing on a ketogenic diet. You will maintain your energy levels; have healthy hair, skin, and nails; and avoid any nutrient deficiencies that someone on keto may face without appropriate nutrition.
Left on your own to determine the fats, proteins, and supplements is nearly impossible, especially when you are “self-directing” yourself through the keto diet. What makes Ideal Protein stand out is that you work with a professional coach to make sure you are staying healthy. Ideal Protein clients at Woman’s can participate in weekly coaching sessions to get answers to all their diet and exercise questions and are monitored to ensure you’re meeting your weight loss goals.
Phase 1: Weight Loss Dieter stays in this phase until weight-loss goal is achieved.
Phase 2: Stabilization Dieter learns how to reincorporate healthy carbohydrates and fats into their diet without regaining weight.
Phase 3: Maintenance Dieter checks in with their coach to stay accountable and successfully maintain their weight loss!
Throughout the phases, we will teach you how to consume Ideal Protein foods in combination with whole foods (proteins and selected vegetables), limit fat intake and follow a mandatory supplement regime.
You’ll also limit carbohydrate intake, which forces the body to use stored fat for energy.
It’s important to find the diet that is right for you and your body. And while weight loss may be the end goal, achieving that goal through healthy, sustainable avenues should be the main priority. Our weight loss navigator is available to assist you with selecting a weight-loss program that is best for you to achieve the results you’re looking for. Contact us about Woman’s Ideal Protein us today, or call 225-924-8705.