Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method in Hattiesburg, MS

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The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method offers a nonsurgical path to assist individuals in losing weight without sacrificing lean muscle. The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method was created in France more than 20 years ago by Dr. Tran Tien Chanh as a ketogenic weight loss plan. The plan is intended to train the body to burn fats for energy instead of carbohydrates, a state referred to as ketosis. The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method has four stages designed to balance the patient's pancreas and blood sugar levels while tapping into fat reserves. To learn more about this method, request a consultation with one of the board-certified gastroenterologists at Hattiesburg GI Associates, PLLC. We are proud to offer the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method to Hattiesburg, MS patients.

Obesity is a growing health problem in the modern era. The CDC reports that in 2009 – 2010, more than one-third of adults living in the U.S. were classified as obese, and that percentage has increased in the years since. Additional studies suggest that 17 percent of American children and adolescents meet the medical definition of obesity. The CDC also notes that obesity increases the risk of an individual developing serious conditions, including:

  • Type II diabetes
  • Dyslipidemia (high cholesterol)
  • Osteoarthritis (worn joint cartilage)
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Certain types of cancer (including colon, breast, and endometrial)
  • Gynecological ailments (including atypical menstruation and infertility)
  • Problems in the liver and/or gallbladder
  • Breathing problems

While obesity is a serious health threat in the U.S., it is also a problem around the world, with the World Health Organization calling it an epidemic. There are multiple factors involved in this trend, including elevated stress levels, inactive lifestyles, and the amount of food consumed that is high in sugar and saturated fats and low in nutrition.

Ideal Protein items can only be obtained through trained and certified health providers. The board-certified specialists at Hattiesburg GI Associates, PLLC can provide the knowledge and encouragement needed to help patients retrain their bodies and minds to achieve stable weight loss. If you are interested in finding out more about the Ideal Protein Weight Loss program, reach out to one of our conveniently located offices today.

The human body draws energy from three macronutrients: protein, carbohydrates, and fat. The aim of the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method is to reset the body to draw its energy from fat reserves instead of carbohydrates.

Humans pull energy first from simple and complex carbohydrates. When those stores are depleted, fat and protein are used instead. An individual of healthy weight draws about 1 – 2 percent of their energy from carbs, 19 percent from protein, and 79 percent from fat reserves.

Modern processed foods tend to be high in carbohydrates, contributing in part to the obesity crisis. Humans are able to reserve about three days' worth of carbohydrates to use for energy. With the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method, patients restrict their carbohydrates so that their bodies will use fat as fuel instead. To preserve protein and muscle mass, the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method promotes foods that feature high amounts of protein, contain eight vital amino acids, and are 97 percent absorbable (referred to as biologically complete foods). This diet is supplemented with Omega-3 Plus, Natura Multi-Vita, and Natura Calcium, all of which are rich in nutrients. Patients also consume additional electrolytes to make sure they're getting the minerals they need.

If you are struggling with weight loss and interested in a medically supervised health plan, the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method may be what you're looking for. Contact the providers at Hattiesburg GI Associates, PLLC to learn more about what the program could do for you. With two local offices, we take pride in working with patients battling obesity in Hattiesburg, MS.

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The staff there were very friendly. Didn't have to wait a long time to see the Dr. I have been there before so decided to go back to them again for my procedure because I like the service they give.

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I went to Hattiesburg GI for a 2nd opinion after suffering with numerous GI issues for 30+years since childhood. I saw Erin the nurse practitioner who immediately made me feel super comfortable. She was so nice and did not make me feel rushed and took time to actually listen to me and didn't make me feel like "just another patient" but somebody who mattered and that she really wanted to help. The Dr. I had been seeing since relocating to MS nearly 2yrs ago is nice but my chronic Illnesses and many GI conditions are difficult to treat and often many things do not always work which can be very frustrating for Dr.'s. I think many times they forget how frustrating it is for the person living each day with all of the illnesses. Erin came up with a plan right away and even mentioned something that had never been discussed with me in the over 30+ years that I've been sick each day. I was so excited leaving their office and finally had hope that maybe this would work and grateful that I'd been listend to by someone who was genuinely friendly and not fake nice. I will be happily calling this my new GI Dr. Office! 🙂

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Dr. Fox and his staff are amazing! I have had several procedures at Hattiesburg GI Associates and they are always very professional and compassionate.

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Hattiesburg GI Associate Dr Marrissette and staff are very passionate in their profession (ministry) and I always receive excellent care.

L.K. Google

Have complete confidence in Dr Fox. He has not only seen me over the years but my husband, mother, grandmother, aunts, and uncles. Will continue to see him in the future. Thanks so much for such wonderful care of your patients!

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