Ideal Protein is a medically-developed diet plan that helps with weight loss, building healthy habits, and improving your whole-body health. At the Endocrine and Psychiatry Center, Rakesh Patel, DO, and the team of endocrinology experts offer the Ideal Protein program in their Houston and Katy, Texas, offices. This plan benefits people with diabetes but can have impressive benefits for anyone struggling with their weight and health. Call the office nearest you or book your appointment online now.
Ideal Protein is a medically-supervised program that helps you set and reach weight loss goals and maintain a healthy long-term weight.
The Ideal Protein program, as the name implies, focuses on increasing healthy proteins while reducing carbohydrates and fats. Eating this way encourages ketosis, in which your body doesn’t have enough carbohydrates to use as fuel, so it burns fat instead.
The Ideal Protein plan has three phases, including:
In phase 1, you’ll increase protein intake while restricting carbohydrates. There are various Ideal Protein products to help you achieve your goals, and you’ll also receive recipes to easily implement these changes in your daily life. You’ll stick with phase 1 until you reach your weight loss goal.
Once you reach your goal weight, you’ll enter phase 2, gradually reintroducing carbohydrates and healthy fats to your diet. The team gives you a personalized macro code, which tells you the exact number of proteins, carbs, and fats you should eat to manage hunger and maintain your weight.
The maintenance phase lasts for a year after stabilization. You’ll continue working with the Endocrine and Psychiatry Center team during this time. Maintenance helps you make healthy food choices for life, from behavior changes to environmental changes, so you can succeed long-term.
The Ideal Protein plan focuses heavily on support and patient education, which is why the team recommends it to so many patients who want or need to lose weight. When you have the right information and support system you can make healthy decisions and are better able to achieve and maintain results.
Ideal Protein is a rapid weight loss diet, with most patients starting to drop extra pounds right away.
In addition, making these healthy changes in your diet can have whole-person benefits. People with diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and other health problems often experience a positive change and are better able to manage their condition.
If you’re struggling to lose weight and manage your health problems, Ideal Protein could be right for you. Call Endocrine and Psychiatry Center or click on the online scheduling tool to set up your consultation today.