The 3-Phase Ideal Protein Protocol
This is the last diet you’ll ever need.
The three phases of the Ideal Protein protocol are designed to help you set, achieve, and maintain your weight loss goals. During the Weight Loss phase of the protocol, we limit carbohydrate intake to encourage the body to turn to its fat stores for energy. By eating Ideal Protein foods, the protocol helps to sustain muscle mass while teaching you how to develop smarter eating habits and lifestyle choices, to help maintain your weight after weight loss is achieved.
The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol addresses weight issues at their source; reducing carbohydrates and fats while ensuring adequate daily protein intake. In other words, the goal is to lose fat, not muscle. While on the protocol, through personalized coaching, you’re also provided with healthier lifestyle education so that you are empowered to sustain your weight loss results over your life course.
Phase 1 • Weight Loss
Reset body to burn the fat and lose the weight.
By restricting carbohydrate intake, the Weight Loss phase is designed to optimize fat loss through ketosis – a safe and natural state in which the body mobilizes stored fat as its alternative energy source. You’ll remain in this phase until you have reached your weight loss goal.
Phase 2 • Stabilization
Reset mind to maintain a healthy weight and build healthy habits.
Following weight loss, the body fights to regain lost weight. This “energy gap”, where more calories are desired than required, makes weight loss difficult to manage and maintain. Stabilization is about narrowing this gap by adjusting the intake of protein/fat/carbs to effectively manage hunger, promote greater satiety and maintain weight loss. Weekly follow-up sessions over the course of two months or more are designed to monitor carbohydrate reintroduction and track weight.
Phase 3 • Maintenance
Reset possible and live your fullest, healthiest, best life yet.
For the first 12 months following Stabilization, you will continue to receive education and support from your coach and clinic. It’s also recommended to “check in” regularly with your coach during this period. In addition, you will also have the option to stay connected to your coach and clinic through the app and Wi-Fi scale. For all of those in Maintenance, two semi-annual “tune-ups” are strongly encouraged.