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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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Worked fabulous for me , changed the way I think about food and learned to accept that the only way to stay healthy I to eat healthy. Some of the food is delicious and some not , but lots of choices. The food is very high protein and then you eat plenty of fresh veggies . I haven't felt or looked this great in 25 years .

posted Apr 5th, 2015 2:48 pm

Kelly Jo

I used Ideal Protein last year. I lost 50 pounds in a 3 month period. I was under a doctors care at the clinic. He was able to adjust my medications as needed. I was able to get off of Metformin which was prescribed for my PCOS. I however, did not follow the program for phasing off and had a binge weekend of drinking and eating bad foods over the course of the next year my poor choices led me to gaining the weight back. This is my fauly! Not that of the program. Something I needed to learn is, that this is NOT A DIET. It is a LIFE STYLE. Once you reach your goal weight, don't give in to making poor choices again. Also, previous comments talk about the food. I think Ideal Protein has come a long way in their products. Their shakes are great. The also have some very good bars, brownies, soy puffs, etc. I'm huge on texture, so I don't care for the puddings. But that's just me. They also have a jello that's pretty good. I received weekly if not daily e-mails from the program with different recipes that used their products. I made pancakes/waffles, Tortillas to make a wrap/taco. I'm telling you that this Life Style works if you are dedicated. That being said. It is extremely difficult to stop the program and then restart it later. The first time I started the program it was a little challenging, but I was able to cut out the carbs, sugar, and dairy and not cheat. The second time, was a lot more difficult. So please if you do this program, be ready to make the Life Style change. If you aren't, it will be a waste of time and money. BTW I also have a lot of health problems. PCOS, Chrones Disease, Colitis, and more. If I can do this, you can too!!!

posted Mar 21st, 2015 3:21 pm


Let me be specific. I don't like the diet but it works. If you don't mind constipation, severe headaches and expensive, highly processed foods, then this diet is for you.

posted Mar 19th, 2015 9:28 pm


It worked, but theres no way that was healthy. I lost 25 lbs in 4 months, but I felt awful. I was lightheaded all of the time, always exhausted, my hair was falling out like crazy. I had to stop because I felt like I was harming my body. A bunch of my family members have stuck with it and have lost close to 100 lbs in less than a year with no side effects or issues at all.

posted Mar 19th, 2015 12:13 am

Mike Geary

It's an awesome article and helpful to lose weight 3-7 pounds a week. Anyone can take it easily. Anyone follow every manual in this products. If you want to increase your muscle tone and cholesterol levels, you can get a lot of benefit from here.

posted Mar 11th, 2015 6:11 pm


Male, 43, 5'8" started at 231lbs, down 17 lbs in 19 days (then had a cheat week due to a trip). I was wary at first, I'm not one for meal replacement drinks or bars. Although that is an option with IP - that's not what I'm doing. IP Eggs for breakfast, IP Soup and salad for lunch, Salad and decent amount of protein for supper. It took me a couple weeks to get into it but I'm in the groove now - I'm learning more about food than I thought I would; coupled with My Fitness Pal phone APP this turned dieting into data - as an IT guy, that makes it motivating - I can tweak the data by tuning my diet - get to keto and stay there. Hoping to hit 180lbs in about 6 more weeks.

posted Mar 9th, 2015 1:05 am


I am 60 yrs old and I have lost nearly 30 pounds. Different health problems were cropping up...none of them good. I have been over weight and at one point obese. has been the first diet that I have been able to stay on and be successful at. Of course the I will need to keep it off.

posted Mar 5th, 2015 7:54 pm


I started the IP diet 11/4/2014, by 2/24/15 I had lost 40 pounds. IP works! After reading some of the comments I too agree that I learned a lot about my metabolism and health in general. You must follow the diet exactly and DO NOT cheat, the only person your cheating is yourself. I'm now going into phase 3 as I only had 40 pounds to lose. I would highly recommend IP but before you spend the money and the time you must be mentally ready to make a lifestyle change or IP will simply be just another diet.

posted Mar 3rd, 2015 6:43 pm

Beth Ann

I was able to lose the weight I wanted to on this diet, but it has permanently affected my stomach. There are certain foods I can no longer eat without stomach pain. This diet almost caused me to loose my gallbladder and a friend of mine did lose his. It is dangerous. If you take the protocols in to thought with protein and vegetables and no additional carbs, or a limitation on carbs you can lose the weight without being on this diet.

posted Mar 2nd, 2015 5:37 pm


Do any of u protein dieters have trouble with diarrhea?

posted Feb 19th, 2015 2:25 pm


Just to clarify, only half the food eaten on ideal protein is ideal protein "meals". Dieters eat lots of vegetables and proteins (chicken, fish, beef, eggs) as well.

posted Feb 10th, 2015 1:45 am


My husband I started the program three days ago and have already lost 5 pounds, something I have not been able to do in five years. We are already feeling great. Can't believe it. Surprisingly, the food is pretty good. Anyone have any good recipes for dinner?

posted Jan 31st, 2015 3:19 am

Mike Shay

Game will save your life.

posted Jan 29th, 2015 2:02 pm


This is a great Plan if you can stick to it. Extremely restrictive. Food is quote good but gets dull.

posted Jan 20th, 2015 1:51 am

jona ely

Found it easy to stick to AND maintain longterm weight loss.

posted Jan 19th, 2015 10:52 pm


This diet has helped me loose 45 pounds and I feel great.
Blood pressure down feel great, look better,
Have to buy new pants !!
no more budda profile !!!

posted Jan 19th, 2015 6:03 pm

Tammy Benner

After only 6 weeks on the program, I was so amazed at the results that I opened my own clinic!

posted Jan 15th, 2015 8:20 pm


I was on this diet starting in mid-march of 2014 and finished up after following the 3 phases for 99 days. I lost 42 lbs. I am a male, 40 years of age and no major health issues except for being a little overweight. The problem is, after the holidays and eating pretty much what I wanted, I gained 18 lbs above the initial 7 I gained after the first 4 weeks on phase 4 (maintenance). So, I'm back on it and after two weeks, I've already lost 12 lbs. It works while you are on it and the maintenance works if you can follow it but as soon as you let yourself eat anything and everything for a few weeks, you can expect big gains. I was down to 160 after the diet so I wasn't obese to begin with but putting on 20 lbs sure feels like a lot because it all seems to be in my midsection. I recommend this diet but you have to be committed to the maintenance program afterwards and that is tough with all the fast food available on every corner!

posted Jan 14th, 2015 6:16 pm


i feel fantastic after being on the diet for over 8 weeks. Have lost 18 pounds - even over holiday season. Blood pressure back to normal and lots of energy.

posted Jan 13th, 2015 5:50 pm


First time I have lost 47 lbs. I tried all the other diets and my weight kept going up and down.

posted Dec 29th, 2014 12:34 am


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