If you are overweight or obese and have tried most of the diets and exercise programs in the market without achieving any sustainable weight loss, you may perhaps need a medically-supervised weight loss program. This is especially true when you consider how excess weight can and does affect your health.
In addition to psychological and social problems associated with being overweight, you are also at a high risk for serious medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, gallbladder disease, and breathing disorders such as sleep apnea. Weight loss can help avoid or abate these serious health conditions but requires dedication that is easier to achieve under strict medical supervision.
Most of the weight issues in America today can be attributed to the average diet that has increased sugar and saturated fats than in the past. High blood sugar levels cause the pancreas to produce more insulin which draws sugar into the tissues where it is converted into energy during metabolism. Excess sugar is converted to fat. Energy for the body’s processes can also be obtained from the breakdown of muscle mass and fat, but as long as the body has a sugar (carbohydrate) reserve, this is always the first choice. Overproduction of insulin can reduce blood sugar levels to the point where you experience sugar cravings and become trapped in an inevitable weight gain cycle.
Ideal Protein is a medically-supervised weight loss system that is designed to break this cycle by training your body to live off its fat reserves. The core principle is to reduce the carbohydrate reserves completely while protecting your muscle mass through the Ideal Protein diet plan and nutrient-rich supplements. Thus, your body is encouraged to use fat as fuel for its metabolic needs. Weekly one-on-one support from a personal coach, as well as daily video support, is also provided to help you get rid of unhealthy eating habits and transition to a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle ensuring that the lost weight never returns. Call us to learn more about our medically-supervised weight loss program with Ideal Protein.
At Greater Houston Gastroenterology, we provide specialized services and treatments for a wide range of gastrointestinal conditions. Our dedicated clinical staff and physician assistants are available to assist in delivering high-quality treatment and expert care. As the largest GI group in the greater Houston area, we offer 17 locations for your convenience.