We know what a struggle losing weight is. Millions of Americans struggle every day, desperate to lose weight – and willing to try anything. Many consider drastic solutions that usually sound too good to be true…because they are. The good news is that stable weight loss results are possible.
Women’s Health Associates recommends the world’s most popular and fastest growing weight loss solution – Ideal Protein® Weight Loss Method – which we combine with skilled coaching from our on-staff registered dietician.
Originally designed for Olympic athletes to maintain lean muscle mass while shedding pounds, the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method is a medically designed protocol containing two key components — weight loss and a healthier lifestyle education to assist you in maintaining your results after dieting.
This protocol is the recommended weight loss method in over 3,000 professional establishments worldwide.
The cause of many weight issues in today’s modern society is insulin dysfunction. A diet high in carbohydrates and sugars, such as in breads, cereals, muffins, cakes, pastries, pasta, pizza, rice, corn — very much like the North American diet — causes the pancreas to produce an overabundance of insulin.
An overproduction of insulin may lead to constant sugar cravings and weight gain. One of insulin’s primary functions is to regulate blood sugar levels. However, it is also the hormone that facilitates the transport of fat into cells. Even worse, it “locks” the fat into the fat cell, preventing it from being used as a source of energy. This creates “sugar cravings’ and the vicious cycle begins again. In other words, an overabundance of insulin can cause weight gain.
Simple and complex carbohydrates can prevent weight loss. Therefore, our protocol restricts carbohydrates until 100 percent of your weight loss goal is achieved. The core principle of the Ideal Protein Protocol is to deplete carbohydrate reserves completely in order to compel the body into consuming its fat reserve to burn calories.
Ideal Protein foods are made with high-quality protein. The quality of protein used in Ideal Protein diet products has an impact on effective protein absorption…the higher the quality, the higher the absorption. We recommend our dieters use our nutrient-rich supplements to replace those normally found in foods restricted on the Ideal Protein protocol.
The program is divided into four distinct phases designed to help you achieve your weight loss goals while developing balanced eating habits and smarter, sustainable lifestyle choices.
Ideal Protein is a medically developed weight loss method that targets fat loss while supporting lean body mass. Over 20 years of evolution have gone into the 4 phase Ideal Protein Protocol:
In Phase 1, you consume Ideal Protein products three times a day (breakfast, lunch, and bedtime snack). For dinner, you have eight oz. of lean protein (chicken, fish, beef, pork, or seafood), plus healthy veggies. Phase I lasts until you reach your weight loss goal.
In this phase, you eliminate the Ideal Protein food at lunch, and instead choose your own protein source with the help of your coach. Phase II typically lasts two weeks.
This phase is known as Weight Loss stabilization. You will re-introduce moderate amounts of healthy fats and carbohydrates to your diet for 14 days (in the morning only) to gently transition to lifelong maintenance.
You will apply the smarter eating education taught by your personal weight loss coach. This knowledge will assist you in making smarter lifestyle choices after dieting. This phase is used for lifelong maintenance of the weight loss you achieved in Phase I.