Ideal Protein Weight Loss

The Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery Serves Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Springfield and Fairfax County, Virginia, and Washington DC

Board-certified Virginia plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Desman and the staff at the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery are proud to offer Ideal Protein, a dietary-based, nonsurgical weight-loss method designed to help you reduce fat while preserving your muscle mass.

Ideal Protein is a medically guided weight-loss system developed in France 25 years ago by Dr. Tran Tien Chanh, a physician specializing in the relationship between nutrition, biology and weight loss. When the Ideal Protein protocols are followed, the system can help you stabilize your blood-sugar levels, burn fat, and maintain your muscles and other lean tissue.

Dr. Desman knows that not every patient who comes in to the office asking for surgery is a good candidate for a procedure. Some people need to lose weight, since surgery can only provide body contouring and is not a weight loss technique. Having been through the Ideal Protein program himself and losing nearly 50 pounds himself, Dr. Desman has a unique insight into how this program may help you in achieving your goals.

Carbohydrates, Fats, Sugars and Weight Gain

A diet rich in carbohydrates, saturated fats and sugars causes your body to produce an abundance of insulin, which throws your blood-sugar levels out of balance. This can lead to hypoglycemia or low glycemia, which can cause sugar cravings and weight gain.

Your body derives energy from three sources: glycogen (or carbohydrates), protein and fat. Your body first draws from your carbohydrate reserves, then turns to protein and fat when those are depleted. When you continue to consume carbohydrates, sugars and fats, your body will not burn its fat reserves.

How Ideal Protein Helps You Lose Weight

One of the weight-loss principles of Ideal Protein is to deplete your glycogen reserves and compel your body to use its fat reserves to burn calories.

Ideal Protein accomplishes this by limiting your intake of simple and complex carbohydrates through a delicious diet program rich in protein and low in sugars until your weight-loss goal is achieved. This allows your body to burn its reserves of fat while allowing you to build and maintain muscle.

The Ideal Protein Weight-Loss Program

More than 5 million people in Europe, Canada and the United States have followed the Ideal Protein method. On average, women lose weight at a rate of 3 to 4 pounds per week while men lose weight at a pace of about 4 to 7 pounds per week. Ideal Protein features a variety of tasty and nutritious dietary options in categories including:

  • Beverages
  • Breakfasts
  • Entrees
  • Desserts
  • Protein bars

Participants in this physician-guided program also receive:

  • Support from healthcare professionals
  • Progress analysis
  • Support sessions
  • Educational information on nutrition to help ensure you maintain your results

If live in the Alexandria, Springfield or Fairfax, Virginia, or Washington DC areas and would like to learn if you may benefit from the Ideal Protein weight-loss system, please contact the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Desman.