About the Ideal Protein Protocol
Ideal Protein is a weight loss protocol that was developed over two decades ago by French physician Dr. Tran Tien Chanh. His PhD in nutrition, sports medicine, and biology prompted the Ideal Protein method, specifically formulated to help athletes lose body fat without losing muscle. Since then, the method has evolved into a trusted and recognized brand among doctors and weight-loss aficionados. The ongoing weight-loss success of thousands is contributed to the Ideal Protein protocol. Some may call it magic, we call it science! Too often, we are caught up in the hype of celebrity weight loss brand endorsements and follow in the footsteps of thousands to failure. Ideal Protein is a personal journey to a new lifestyle that puts you in control and promotes long-term weight loss and education.
How the Diet Works
The body cultivates energy from three resources: glycogen (carbohydrate), protein, and fats. As a core principal to the Ideal Protein protocol, the body will use up the simple and complex carbohydrates first and then simultaneously, turn to the protein and fat reserves for energy. Once the body is burning fat for energy, it is in a ketogenic state. The ketosis turns fat reserves into energy and the body’s metabolism will convert the fat to fuel, therefore, giving the body the energy and means to burn calories. During the ketosis process, the pancreas is ‘corrected’ to function properly and cravings for sweets will literally disappear.
Our focus is on teaching you how to make better lifestyle choices and find combinations of foods that work for you – not in counting points or permanently restricting foods!
Ideal Protein Phases
As many diets illustrate, anyone can lose weight, but learning how to keep it off is the key! With the Ideal Protein protocol, there are four phases to empower success. During all four phases, you’ll come to the clinic for weekly PRIVATE coaching appointments, so you’re never doing this alone!
With the assistance of a coach, Phase 1 is strictly followed until 95% of the weight loss goal is achieved. During this phase, dieters eat 3 Ideal Protein meal replacements per day, 6-8 ounces of lean protein, and 4 cups of green veggies.
Phase 2, designed to meet the last 05% of your goal, is a transitional stage that lasts about two weeks. Here, we reduce Ideal Protein foods to two per day and we add two meals of 6-8 ounces of lean protein and 8 cups of veggies.
Next, Phase 3 focuses on weight loss stabilization. Over the course of 14 days, a moderate re-introduction of healthy fats and carbohydrates takes place.
Lastly, Phase 4 is the “final act” or often referred to as the maintenance stage. This phase encourages participants to use the education and knowledge gained through the experience to lead a healthier, happier life. You’ll return to a normal, balanced diet and be able to make healthier lifestyle choices. No Ideal Protein foods are required to maintain your weight loss success. And don’t worry, you won’t be on your own after that – we offer a 12 month Ideal Lifestyle program with continued private coaching sessions specifically tailored to your needs.
How Ideal Protein is Different
- The Ideal Protein protocol is proven less toxic than other protein diets because it does NOT promote trans fats, aspartame, Monsodium Glutamate (MSG), or Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) products as part of the protocol.
- The weight loss method treats the weight loss issue at the source by transforming the ability to metabolize sugar and reeducating the pancreas to produce ONLY the amount of insulin needed, no more.
- Unlike the competition, Ideal Protein methods aim at reducing carbohydrates and fats, and in doing so, preserving muscle tissue and helping vital organs function properly.
- You’ll learn the best ways to maintain your weight loss even when you’re off the protocol. No more endless yo-yo dieting – Ideal Protein helps you lose weight and learn how to keep it off!
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Length of the Program
The experience is different for everyone. For this reason, our coaches and dieters work together to create a timeline that sets realistic, attainable weight loss goals. Typically, following Phase 1, without interruption, one can expect to lose between 3-7 pounds of fat per week. Dieters remain in the first phase until 95% of the weight loss goal is achieved. If the protocol is not followed 100%, the results will be little or nonexistent. As clients move into Phases 2-4, the timeline shortens as they apply what they’ve learned to achieve success even beyond the final phase. Learn more on our FAQs page here.
How to Get Started
Still have questions? Check out our most frequently asked questions!
If you are ready for a real game changer when it comes to losing weight, it’s super easy to get started!
- Attend a FREE workshop as an introduction to the Ideal Protein protocol. While you’re there, sample Ideal Protein products, listen to inspirational speakers, and talk to others already in the program. Or, contact us directly and we’ll help you get started.
- Let us partner you with a coach and start losing weight!
There is absolutely no obligation to enroll, but we are confident once you hear and see the results, you’ll wonder why you waited so long. The Ideal Protein method isn’t just about losing weight, it’s about creating a balance between you and your relationship with food. So what are you waiting for? Get started today!
Are you transferring clinics or currently a client at another Ideal Protein clinic and looking to move to Ideal Solution Weight Loss? We won’t charge you any transfer fees, ever. Since you’re already familiar with the protocol, sign up for a free one-on-one consultation with a coach and get started right away!