The Ideal Protein diet is a 4-step protocol to lose 15 kg in 5-6 weeks. The diet is based for the first 2 phases on replacement meals and a low carb and low carb / ketogenic regimen to lose weight at least 15 kg and keep it forever.
Designed by Dr. Tran Tien Chanh to make his overweight patients lose weight, the Ideal Protein Diet is a diet that allows you to lose all excess weight with a maintenance plan that then allows the gradual reintroduction of carbohydrates without regaining the lost pounds. .
I tell you about it because unlike many low carb and ketogenic diets that do not have a suitable maintenance plan , with the risk of making us gain weight again because we do not know how to behave when we want to finish the diet, the Ideal Protein Diet perfectly describes how to maintain the weight forever.
So if your desire is to go on a low-carb weight loss diet, here’s how to do it safely.
Since Ideal Protein meals are not available in Italy, I give you an alternative . Indeed two. One natural, with meal replacements created by you, and one with meal replacements to buy. In both cases, the alternatives have the same caloric and macronutrient value as Ideal Protein meals.
IDEAL PROTEIN DIET TO LOSE 15 KG: PHASE ONE
The first phase is a low carb diet without a lot of fat. It does not have a specific duration, because a lot depends on how much weight you want to lose, but in general it is followed for a maximum of 3 weeks, before phase two. This first phase and phase two are the ones that allow you to lose more weight. The first phase allows you to lose 3 kg per week. Here is the plan.
Breakfast: a shake or a bar, unsweetened coffee or tea + a multivitamin + potassium supplement + an omega3 supplement.
Lunch: a shake or a bar + a plate of vegetables of your choice for about 200/300 grams (raw weight) + an enzyme supplement (such as fermented papaya or Giorgini enzyme supplement) to be taken before the meal.
Mid day: a calcium and magnesium supplement, coffee, tea or herbal tea without sugar.
Dinner: An enzyme supplement to be taken before a meal.
130 grams of lean meat (chicken, turkey, veal, lean pork rib) or fish (but also crustaceans or molluscs, but not salmon and fish preserved in oil) or 100 grams of natural tofu / seitan or the same weight in egg whites // skimmed cottage cheese + a plate of vegetables as for lunch.
After dinner snack: 10 grams of 99% Lindt dark chocolate, otherwise 10 almonds.
* no seasoning added either for vegetables or for dinner, just salt (also iodized), spices, aromatic herbs, a little lemon juice or apple vinegar.
Allowed vegetables: spinach, cucumber, zucchini, broccoli, rocket, salad, endive, radicchio, chard, chicory, celery.
Shake and bars : solutions. Foodspring bars ( here ) and Foodspring shakes ( here ) are fine.
Otherwise, for a natural recipe , just blend 100 grams of white skimmed Greek yogurt to a teaspoon of cocoa + 20 grams of grated coconut + stevia + a cup of water. Alternatively 100 grams of avocado + 100 grams of white skimmed Greek yogurt + stevia + a cup of water.