How, Why & How Much … the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program

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…

Carbs are NOT Created Equal

All carbs are not created equal. Overeating carbohydrates goes hand in hand with over consuming sugar, says Jason Ewoldt, R.D., wellness dietitian at the May Clinic Healthy Living Program. “Generally, most people are not over consuming fruits and vegetables or even whole grains but rather processed and enriched carbohydrates including foods with added sugar.” Over…

Portobello Pizza

Ingredients: 4 tomatoes, 4 large portobello mushrooms, 4 cloves of garlic, 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice 1 leek fresh basil, parmigiano reggiano cheese, (Phase 4 only) fresh parsley, olive oil, salt Directions: Saute chopped leeks, garlic, and tomatoes until tomatoes are soft. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to pan, with fresh basil. Stir…

Balsamic Cauliflower Steaks

Very easy to make these steaks, they’re tender and have that delicious caramelized roasted taste. Cut cauliflower in 1″ steaks, spray with olive oil on both sides and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder. Place on a baking sheet in a preheated 425 degree oven for approximately 15-20 minutes or until light golden brown; flip…

PICO DE GALLO SALSA

The Perfect Summer Condiment! Super fresh, super tasty and perfectly P1 friendly! PICO DE GALLO SALSA Ingredients: 1 ½ C. diced fresh Roma tomatoes 1 C. diced yellow or red onion ½ C. of diced green or colored peppers ½ C. chopped fresh cilantro 1 minced clove of garlic 1 – 2 jalapeno, seeded and…

Eating Gluten-Free & the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method

In the last few years, there has been a growing awareness in the medical community of gluten-related disorders. Prior to this, gluten intolerance was most often implicated with celiac/sprue disease and avoidance of gluten containing foods was recommended. Now research shows that the ingestion of foods containing gluten can affect a larger segment of the…

Not Losing & You Think You’re Doing Everything Right?

1. Carbs are Too High Your carbohydrate intake may be too high. Try to decrease your daily carbs limit. Be sure to include olive oil in your diet. Olive oil consists of MCTs (Medium chain triglycerides), which are easily digestible, less likely to be stored by your body and are used for immediate energy. MCTs…

Staying positive in chaos

Holidays, work, relationships. For so many of us this time of year is stressful to the breaking point. In a season of goodwill and thanksgiving , it’s easy to give lip service, and then let ourselves be overwhelmed. What do you serve? How do you stay on protocol? How do you handle questions about your…

the sock wrangler

Call me the sock wrangler Feeling pretty proud of myself! Slowly but surely I am gaining momentum. Funny how setting one silly little goal can start you in the right direction. Apparently I have been in a funk for a while… When I went to organize my sock drawer I realized that I have just been…

Project happiness

Throwing down the gauntlet I have been rereading my blog, and it occurs to me that I have focused too much on the challenge and not enough on the happiness. For one year, I wrote a note to myself about what brought sheer joy that day. And to my astonishment, people where paying attention. I…