More than just a Pharmacy
At RGV Family Pharmacy, we believe that the secret to a longer, healthier, and more fulfilling life is accomplished through a proper diet. Even though we are a pharmacy and many of our patients consume medications to help them cope with pain and disease, it is our strong belief that food is truly the best medicine.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” - Hippocrates
Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method
If your goal is to shed a few pounds or just get fit and maintain lean body mass, consider committing to the Ideal Protein Diet. The Ideal Protein method follows a predictable, measureable, and repeatable protocol while placing restrictions on high calorie foods and carbohydrates. However, before examining the diet plan let’s look at the basics. The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method is a tailored process encompassing 2 vital features – weight loss and a health boosting lifestyle training to help in sustaining the end results (to keep the weight off). The process was developed from research on nutrition with a specific focus on the treatment of weight problems and other issues relating to obesity.
Understanding the Cause of Weight Gain will Help You Conquer it
The reason for weight gain is attributed to the relationship between sugar and your body’s insulin production (or lack there of). A diet high in saturated fats and sugars (like breads, muffins, pastries, cereals, pasta, pizza and corn) causes the pancreas to create an overabundance of insulin, which remains in the body and positions the blood sugar level in an extremely negative balance. An overproduction of insulin can result in hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, which unfortunately could stimulate continual craving for more sugar, a main reason for weight gain. Insulin has many roles in our bodies and having a clear understanding of those roles and learning regulate insulin is one of the main focuses behind the Ideal Protein method.
How does the weight loss occur?
The core principle of the Ideal Protein method is to induce the body to use its fat reserves as its main source of energy. Normally, the body utilizes energy from three reserves: glycogen, protein, and fats. Carb reserves are used initially followed by protein and ultimately fat. Additionally, the Ideal Protein Diet is a weight loss method formulated as a way of maintaining lean muscle while losing fat. The diet's developer spent his career specializing only in the treatment of obesity and obesity-related disorders.