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Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method

Eliminating carbs and lowering calories offers three pounds off per week.

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The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method is a diet program that offers rapid weight loss while sparing lean muscle mass. This program focuses primarily on fat loss and naturally suppresses your appetite. Ideal Protein manufactures and distributes products to health professionals and you must sign up with a center to enroll in the program. The program was medically designed and developed over 25 years ago by Dr. Tran Tien Chanh in France. There are four different phases which help stabilize the pancreas and blood sugar levels. While on this program you will teach your body to live off its own fat reserves. You will also learn that simple carbohydrates can prevent weight loss. Ideal protein is not a high protein diet.

You will be restricting sugars both simple and complex until your weight loss goal is reached. This program takes on the belief that the body cannot burn fat as long as sugar is being consumed. While on the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method, you will eat foods high in protein which will help your body burn fat reserves instead of muscle. Education is a top priority of the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method. You will learn why you gain weight and how to lose it properly.

PRO
  • Lose weight quickly
  • Weight loss is stored fat rather than muscle mass
  • Program teaches you why you gain weight and how to lose it
  • Program is medically designed
  • Eliminates sugar so the body can burn fat
  • Several food products to choose from
  • Program is administered through professionals
  • Receive one on one service and professional support
CON
  • Eliminating sugar and carbs may be difficult for some to maintain for long periods
  • Must enter name, email address and phone number to search for a center
  • Cost information is not readily available
  • There may not be a center in your area
  • Program involves you eating prepackaged food which may leave you hungry
  • Diet can involve some unpleasant side effects while the body adjusts
  • You may suffer health problems if the supplements are not taken
  • Exercise not recommended
  • Calorie count is between 1,000-1,100 calories per day
DIET and NUTRITION

While on the Ideal Protein plan, you will be taking some required supplements and eating prepackaged meals that the company manufactures. There is no sugar allowed as long as you are on the program. This program can be very strict to stick to, especially for those that may be used to eating carbohydrates or sugar. You must follow the plan precisely so no cheating is allowed. There are a lot of foods that are not allowed, and it is easy to see how you can drop fairly large amounts of weight each week. The eating plan is designed to help your body burn stored fat and allow your organs to function properly. Below is a list of the foods that are not allowed in phases one and two:

  • Pasta, rice, potatoes, legumes, breads or carbohydrates
  • Rooted vegetables of any kind including beets and carrots
  • Sweet peas or corn
  • Fruit or fruit juice
  • Cheese or other dairy
  • Nuts
  • Soda (diet or regular)
  • Alcohol
EXERCISE

Exercise is actually not recommended during the first three weeks of the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method. The reason for this is because your calorie intake will only be about 900 per day. The first three weeks of the program you will be teaching your body to dip into its fat stores for energy. If you exercise, you may burn too many calories and your body will start to burn off muscle as well. If you feel that you have to exercise during the first three weeks, it is recommended that you do it lightly rather than at full intensity.

CONCLUSION

The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method is basically a low-calorie, low-carb diet. This program places you on a restrictive calorie count each day, and it also requires that you eat packaged meals. With no wiggle room and such strict rules, many dieters will not be able to stick to the program. For those that can, the low calorie portion of the diet alone is bound to cause weight loss. Many people have claimed that the Ideal Protein program has worked for them. If you have the discipline and can afford the program, it may be a solution for you as well.

Common Misspellings

Idea protein weight loss method, ideal weights loss method, ideal wait loss method, ideal weit loss method, idée weight loss method


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Susan Grim

I just started this week and lost 7 lbs! It was fun and not hard. Lookiing forward to the 3-4 lbs a week. No Cheating is my goal!

posted Jan 8th, 2016 3:09 pm


Alyssa

Lost 25 pounds in 2 months and learned how to keep it off! Great program that everyone should try!

posted Jan 6th, 2016 2:24 pm


Maggie

It is an extremely effective diet but there is in misinformation in the description. The low calorie allowance launches a very powerful metabolic response that is safe, is a natural appetite suppressant (which is why people report not being hungry after the first week or days) so it is not as if you were starving your way through it. Your fat stores contribute a lot of calories so you are living off of those, the reduction in exercise is to prevent high intensity aerobics but walking and yoga are fine.

posted Jan 5th, 2016 7:00 pm


Marcia

The center piece of the diet, and the part that leads to life long good health habits, is consuming four cups of selected vegetables and 8 oz of lean protein each and every day. The IP products are for supplementing protein intake while in ketosis. Although tasty, they are by no means the entire focus of the plan. The gradual reintroduction of dairy, grains and fruits in the one month phase off leads to a solid, long term eating plan that will promote health and keep the weight from returning.

posted Jan 5th, 2016 6:50 pm


Elizabeth

First diet in 20 years that actually WORKS! Zero exercise, great protein products to choose from, and best of all .... belly bulge is gone along with back fat and muffin top!!! This is every women's best friend! (back pain, skin condition, and digestion issues I was having have gone away as well.) This is more than just a diet - IT'S LIFE CHANGING. Oh and did I say the chocolate drink mix is AMAZING!! (drinks, protein bars, chips, pasta, soup, pancakes, oatmeal, omelets, puddings, brownies.... oh my the options are endless)
Thank you Ideal Protein

posted Jan 5th, 2016 5:45 pm


Elizabeth

First Diet in 20 years that has worked for me!!! The products are AMAZING and there is so much variety.

posted Jan 5th, 2016 5:28 pm


Ana

Ideal was the best thing I ever did for my health. Correction on your comments. You don't eat prepackaged meals, you supplement with three of their protein per day. So example I would pick a soup but then add shrimp to it. You learn what you should eat to lose weight. Once you're in ketosis (takes 3 days) you shouldn't be hungry. I wasn't. Got to my goal weight in 5-months.

posted Jan 5th, 2016 3:18 pm


Lisa

I love this program and have been able to maintain my 37lb. weight loss for the past year. I am past menopause and didn't think my body would respond to any diet very well, but after setting out to lose 15 lbs. I was amazed to learn that Ideal Protein did indeed work very well for me. I am healthier than I've been in years, and my doctor was amazed at my bloodwork. The losing phase of the program is very restrictive, but by eliminating the carbs you are also eliminating the cravings that we all have. The continued education throughout the program becomes very motivational and helps keeps us focused on the end result - overall better health! Like any diet, if we return to our old bad eating habits after losing the weight, we will regain. The education on maintenance is quite a different strategy from other programs and makes it easy to eat "normally" and yet healthy. I'm thrilled that Ideal Protein came into my life and my husband's as well.

posted Jan 2nd, 2016 6:11 pm


drsej

Works quickly as long as you follow the plan exactly.

posted Jan 1st, 2016 2:34 pm


andrea

This is the only thing that worked for me after years of futile attempts. It's easy to stay motivated because if you follow the rules you lose weight steadily. It is strict but that makes it easier to follow - it's not complicated. The IP food can be awful but there is a wide enough variety to please most people and once you find 8-10 foods you like you'll be fine.

I will say if you plan on going back to your old bad food habits don't spend the money - you will regain. If you are looking for a reset and plan to eat healthily this is a good option.

posted Dec 31st, 2015 11:40 am


Shana

This is the best way to lose weight and get your blood sugar back to the way it should be. I lost 40 lbs., learned about nutrition and how to cook nutritionally sound meals that taste good!

posted Dec 30th, 2015 6:16 am


Adriana Ellis

JUST ANOTHER FAD DIET THAT DOESN'T WORK. This is just the latest diet that works. Newsflash people - All Diets Work. But can you stick with that diet for life to keep the weight off - or do you lose the weight, then go back to eating normal and gain all the weight back with some extra to boot.

Mindful Eating or Intuitive Eating is the way to go. Yes it is a slower process, you are not going to drop 5 dress sizes in 5 weeks. BUT you will slowly be able to make normal, but better choices about food. You will begin to lose weight and keep it off - FOREVER!!!! This is because you learn how to eat without over-eating or binge eating, etc.

Please stop looking for the miracle diet - it breaks my heart to see people repeat diet after diet, thinking maybe this is the diet that will work and keep the weight off. Diets are all to restrictive and most people are not able to live with the food restriction for an extended period of time.

What would you prefer. Lose 50 lbs in 5 weeks, but gain back 60 lbs within the year following the diet. OR, lose more slowly but you do not gain the weight back. Which do think is better for your body? The up and down weight... or consistent weight loss.

It is a known fact that dieting messes up people's metabolism which makes it harder and harder to lose weight. Every time a person 'diets' they are doing further damage to their metabolism and then making it harder to lose weight on the next diet. Mindful Eating is not a diet and therefore does not mess with your metabolism. Does not make it harder to lose weight.

Why can I talk about Mindful Eating so confidently. Because that is how I keep from gaining weight, and because I am a Certified Weight Loss Coach, I have been exposed to many people who have lost weight and keep it off with learning how to eat mindfully.

Stop and ask yourself..... do you really want to try another diet?

posted Dec 30th, 2015 1:24 am


Patti

I had great results, 50 lbs in 5 months and I have kept it off since August !! It is strict but surprisingly easy to stick to it. I've tried a million diets and lost the same 18 -20 lbs over and over. Ideal protein gave me the power to get where I wanted to be !!!

posted Dec 29th, 2015 11:52 pm


Teri

I lost 20# on this diet, then was a coach under the doctor for 2 years helping clients reach their weight loss goals. It was so rewarding watching people change their lives to unproductive & to full of life and vigor. I saw many people lost 20# to over 100#.
After my weight loss, 5 years ago, I continue to eat clean and live a whole food, organic lifestyle and haven't had as much as a cold in 5 years. I stay under the care of a functional doctor.

posted Dec 29th, 2015 10:07 pm


Gail Warner DC

As a doctor who wanted the best for my patients I chose this diet over all others. It is scientific and gets fabulous results! My patients have lost over 2000 # and kept them off while not losing lean muscle mass.

posted Dec 29th, 2015 4:20 pm


Thomas Evans

I lost 90 lbs on this diet. Been maintaining for 8 months.

posted Dec 29th, 2015 11:56 am


donna

I would like to know how much? and is there a group in prince Edward island ?or where do I get started ? thank you

posted Dec 29th, 2015 10:37 am


Pamela Kohler

I'm a vegan. Is there a diet plan and food for people like me? Being vegan is not a choice. For me, I just gag at the thought of eating anything that was once alive or has a face. I've been this way since I was 3 or 4 years old and found out that meat came from animals. Please help me I need to lose about 65 pounds. I don't eat well.

posted Nov 30th, 2015 5:23 pm


Kate

I've been reading the boxes and all the ideal protein foods have carbs. What the heck is that about??

posted Nov 30th, 2015 3:21 am


Jared Donze

I've lost 125 lbs on this diet since April. It really works.

posted Nov 25th, 2015 11:12 pm



 

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