What is the Protein Power Plan?
The Protein Power plan involves lower carbohydrate, adequate protein and healthy fat choices. The plan is divided into three main stages: Phase I, Phase II and Maintenance levels. The goal is to lower and control insulin levels by decreasing the intake of carbohydrates. When carbohydrates are broken down by digestion, they become simple sugars and get absorbed into the blood stream. This causes the hormone insulin to be released. Chronically elevated insulin levels are a major risk factor for obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol, heart disease, gout, reflux, iron overload and sleep apnea.