THIS IS HOW OUR PROTOCOL WORKS
The body can burn energy from three sources; carbohydrates, protein and fat. The body will always burn carbohydrates first. When the body is out of carbohydrates, it will burn energy from protein and fat at the same rate. While taking the high biological value proteins in the Ideal Protein weight loss method, lean muscle mass is held stable, forcing the body to burn fat only. This allows the body to lose an average of 2-7 pounds per week and stay healthy. No drugs or stimulants are used, EVER! There is also an alternative protocol that allows Type I diabetics and adolescents to achieve results.
Phase One begins with a consultation with the doctor or weight loss coach who will help you understand the program and find the protocol that is right for you. You will be having high quality biogenic protein for breakfast and lunch along with vegetables and lettuce. Dinner will consist of a regular protein such as chicken, fish or meat along with vegetables and lettuce. In addition, you will be consuming at least one snack per day. OUR GOAL IS TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE NEVER HUNGRY WHILE ON THIS PROGRAM! Daily phone calls at the start of the program and weekly one-on-one meetings with your coach along with your dedication will ensure your success.
Sample day on Phase One:
Breakfast: Ideal Protein Chocolate Chip or regular pancakes and an optional cup of coffee.
Lunch: Ideal Protein chicken soup with grilled vegetables and a large salad.
Dinner: 8 oz filet Mignon, chicken breast or salmon with asparagus and mushrooms and a large salad.
Dessert: Ideal Protein caramel nut bar or strawberry wafer cookies.
Phase Two lasts 1-2 weeks and will be implemented when you have reached 100% of your weight loss goal. During this phase, both lunch and dinner consist of a regular protein like chicken, fish or meat with vegetables and lettuce. The high quality biogenic proteins will be used only for breakfast and snacks. Again, you should never be hungry during this phase and all weekly coaching sessions will be continued.
Sample day on Phase Two:
Breakfast: Ideal Protein Egg, Herb and Cheese Omelet with coffee (optional)
Lunch: Grilled chicken breast with broccoli, cauliflower and zucchini with a large salad
Snack (optional): Ideal Protein peanut butter bar
Dinner: Pork stuffed with mushrooms and herbs, sauteed vegetables and a salad
In Phase Three you are transitioned from the fat loss protocol to a more balanced diet. This phase slowly introduces your body to healthy carbohydrates. This is very important because it teaches your body how to respond correctly when you eat carbohydrates instead of using it to store fat so you can KEEP THE WEIGHT OFF! Phase 3 lasts for 2 weeks exactly and coaching will be continued on the same weekly schedule.
Sample day on Phase Three:
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with vegetables, greek yogurt, mixed berries, piece of whole grain toast, and coffee (optional)
Lunch: Grilled salmon with vegetables and salad
Dinner: Chicken stir fry with vegetables and salad
Snack: Ideal Protein Chocolate Soy Puffs
Phase Four is the maintenance phase, to be followed for the rest of your life. This is where your coach works closely with you to teach you exactly what you need to do to stay healthy and keep the weight off for the rest of your life. At this point, your favorite foods come back in to your routine, but we will teach you how to eat them in the correct combinations and how to find healthier alternatives. Most importantly, during this phase, YOU MUST HAVE ONE FUN DAY PER WEEK. A fun day is when you indulge in some of your perhaps not-so-healthy favorites without worry!