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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 weight loss of three to seven pounds per week. 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.

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. Women can expect to lose three to four pounds per week while men can lose four to seven pounds per week on this program. 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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • Diet is less than 1,000 calories each day

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. This diet is high in protein overall. 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 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.


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 t 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

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I started the diet October 2010 and by April 2011 I had lost 80lbs. It was easy to follow. Currently, I have gained back 10lbs (on purpose) due to the loose skin from the rapid loss left me looking "older" & fielding questions about my health. I want to lose 20lbs more and will restart diet in a month. I gave myself a year to allow my body to get used to the transformation. You have to have the right mindset for any diet to work. This diet came along at the right time when I had the right mindset & I was successful.

posted Mar 24th, 2012 12:58 am


I have been on this diet twice,the first few weeks you lose weight, but then you plataeu and what more can you cut out. It is very expensive around $90.00 a week. After you stop you do put the weight back on.

posted Mar 21st, 2012 11:52 pm


I have been doing the IP diet for just about a month now and am down 16 pds. This diet is definitely easy to follow and I have done THEM ALL! After 2 weeks people were commenting how my skin looked more vibrant and clear, my clothes are getting looser and I have way more energy! I have 20 more pds to go and hope to hit that goal by the end of April!

posted Mar 14th, 2012 10:10 pm

Marlene Sincennes

I would like to know where there is an Ideal Protein site in the Outlook Saskatchewan area.

posted Mar 5th, 2012 3:48 am


I was on Ideal protein and on average lost 2-3 pounds a week. Lost 48 pounds came off the diet because of health issue for 2.5 months and put on 14 pounds. Started weight watchers last week and allowed to eat fruit and veggies and still lost 3.2 lbs in a week! Recommendation skip ideal protein and go to weight watchers can eat normal food and still lose weight:-)

posted Jan 31st, 2012 9:22 pm


Excellent Diet! I have lost over 20 pounds in 1 1/2 months although I am not following it 100% . Worth every penny

posted Jan 17th, 2012 7:04 pm


I did the Ideal Protein diet for a short while back in 2010.

Pros, I lost 25 pounds in 4 weeks!

Cons: I gaind all 25 pounds plus that much more back! It is a very expensive way to lose weight very fast if you are committed to it, but you are basically starving yourself andd taking vitamins, and when you stop taking it and start eating regular food,the weight comes back.

posted Jan 12th, 2012 7:52 pm


Started the diet in October 2011 and lost 20lbs. Never got hungry, the vegetables kept me way too full. The shakes, soups and gelatin are my favorite. Derailed slightly during the holidays but was able to maintain my weight loss during that time. Back to following the protocol, definitely take the vitamin supplements and don't cheat. The easiest thing I've ever done.

posted Jan 5th, 2012 7:03 pm


So I've been on Ideal protein for 2weeks now, and down total 8.8... Its not bad, its easier now. but I sure do miss carbs...

posted Aug 15th, 2011 9:34 am


Today is my 2nd day on Ideal Protein.
Its ok. Some of the stuff doesn't taste that great but I just sucked it up and drank it.
Im hoping to lose 5lbs by Friday.
They say woman lose average 2-6 per week. So lets see.

posted Jul 30th, 2011 12:59 pm


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