Why Choose Ideal Protein Instead of the Standard Low-Calorie Diet?
There are 4 phases to the Ideal Protein protocol. Phase I of the diet is for the entire time you want to lose weight to get to your goal. Women typically lose 2 – 3 pounds per week and men 3 – 5 pounds per week. Strictly following the diet is essential for this to occur.
One of the biggest causes of weight gain is increased insulin secretion. This is normally a problem with the North American Diet that is high in refined carbohydrates and a stressful lifestyle. This leads to higher insulin levels and more hypoglycemia and cravings for more carbohydrates and fat storage. The cycle of low and high blood sugar repeats itself many times during a day and contributes to the metabolic syndrome.
Metabolic syndrome is a common medical problem that includes high blood pressure, an increase in cholesterol, weight gain, and insulin resistance. Heart disease and diabetes develop as a result of this. The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program will great reduce these diseases / symptoms and reset your body to work properly. Over time your change in diet will reduce and possibly eliminate prescribed medications.
Just to break the news to you up front, Phase 1 of this program (where all of the weight loss occurs), involves zero alcohol, fruit, dairy, sugar, bread, pasta and starchy / sugary vegetables. It doesn’t mean you can never have these things again, just not while you are losing the weight. When you consider that a few months of work can prevent diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and extend your life, it just makes sense!
How Does Ideal Protein Weight Loss Work?
In the first few days of the program, you will deplete your body’s normal immediate source of energy – glycogen (sugar / refined carbs). At that point, your body needs to decide whether to burn fat or muscle for energy. Because the diet includes the ideal amount of protein daily, your muscles and lean body mass are preserved and fat is used for energy. This is a condition called ketosis. If you consume even a small amount of sugar (one bite), the body not burn fat. The key is the quality of the protein. High-quality protein is absorbed better than low-quality protein. Ideal Protein utilizes high-quality non-GMO, organic protein from Europe and Canada to provide the best absorption possible.
In Phase 1 you will consume an Ideal Protein meal during breakfast, lunch and a snack in the evening. You will consume two cups of vegetables at lunch and dinner (these can be distributed during the morning and afternoon if needed). Dinner includes 8 oz of lean protein from a specified list. You can have your one coffee in the morning, no sugar and you can add a splash of IP vanilla protein drink for creamer). If you need more during the day you can have herbal tea (no caffeine) and you must consume a minimum of 96 ounces of water per day.
Eating 850-900 calories a day on Phase 1 means you cannot help but lose weight. Depleting your body of glycogen means you will be in ketosis and you will be burning fat for energy.
The three things you can expect from Ideal Protein:
- Safe, rapid, motivating weight loss
- Loss of fat and not lean body mass
- A gradual transition into a regular and healthy eating habits
Traditional calorie restriction diet plans cause you to lose fat and lean body mass (muscle) at the same time. If you gain weight again you gain only fat (not the muscle/lean mass that you lost). This means your percent of body fat increases if you gain back the weight. Every time you lose and gain on a low-calorie diet end up heavier and heavier over time. This is called yo-yo dieting. This does not happen on the Ideal Protein protocol where only fat is lost.
What to Expect …
We start the program with a weigh in and a measurement on the Body Composition machine, which tells us your lean body weight, your percent body fat and your hydration level. We use this analyzer each week to follow your weight loss to be sure you are only losing fat and preserving muscle.
This is not a high protein diet. It provides the ideal amount of protein to protect muscles. Once you are in ketosis (fat burning mode) you will not feel hungry. There are a few vitamin and mineral supplements needed while on this diet that must be taken and mineral sea salt is also needed.
Once you’ve reached your weight loss goal you begin to “phase out”, meaning you will slowly reduce the Ideal Protein meals and add protein, carbs & fats. At your goal weight you will move to 2 weeks of Phase 2 where we replace the lunch IP meal with 6 – 8 oz. of lean protein. This is followed by 2 weeks of Phase 3 where we replace the breakfast Ideal Protein meal and add back low-glycemic fruits and whole grain carbs to your diet. These 2 phases are key to the program because they slowly bring your insulin levels back up. Skipping these steps can result in a spike in insulin and weight gain. Phase 4 is “real life” where you learn to balance your meals and start eating a normal diet. This may prove to be the toughest part of the program because you now make your own choices of what to eat. We stress that clients come back periodically to check their weight and fat percent and continue learning why the previously gained weight and how to keep that from happening again.
How much will it cost me?
When you add up all of the fast food, coffee drinks, alcohol, delivered foods, etc. you will find yourself SAVING MONEY on the Ideal Protein program. Here are the approximate costs:
Program Fees: $250 includes the program, one-on-one weekly coaching, online coaching support including a daily email video, social media posts for motivation, inspiration, recipes and more! Once you pay the initial fee you never pay for another coaching fee. Just food and supplements to get you to your weight loss goal! You can start and stop and restart at any time. You are our lifetime client and we are your lifetime support system!
Weekly IP food costs are approximately $5 to $5.50 per meal. If you are under 200 pounds you will be purchasing 21 IP meals with an approx cost of $105 / week.
Weekly protein and vegetable costs are approx. $40 – $60 / week.
Monthly supplements run $90 – $120 / month.
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