With the high rates of obesity in the US, it’s not surprising that there are such a wide variety of diet programs to choose from. Some of them focus on reducing carbs, while other’s like the Protein Pantry, focus on increasing protein consumption. But what is the Protein Pantry, and how can it aid in your weight loss goals?
What is the protein pantry?
The protein pantry is a diet plan that consists of high biological value protein foods. Clients can choose from a variety of over 120 food items, which are high in protein and low in carbohydrates, inclusive of snacks and meal replacement options.
The Protein Pantry is designed to combat metabolic syndrome, as well as insulin and cortisol resistance. It also relieves symptoms of a number of health complaints including fibromyalgia, sleep apnea, and arthritis.
The protocol consists of 4 phases. During phases 1-3 clients eat mostly Protein Pantry meals along with vegetables, and a few other approved food items. Once these phases are complete clients go into phase 4, which is the maintenance phase, which must be followed in order to maintain the results.
How can it aid in your weight loss
The Protein Pantry protocol is aimed at increasing protein intake, which helps to burn fat, while retaining muscle mass. The low carbohydrate intake ensures that fat is metabolized, and glycogen reserves are also used up. The body will then be forced to utilize its stored fat for fuel.
If you would like to find out more about the Protein Pantry, contact Accent Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Tupelo, MS. Call (662) 377-6290 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark Craig.