Weight Management - Ideal Protein

Weight Loss Management

Family Health Care is dedicated to not only treat disease, but more importantly to help prevent disease. Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is important for overall health and can help you prevent and control many diseases and conditions. Maintaining a healthy weight also helps you feel good about yourself and gives you more energy to enjoy life. Many factors contribute to a person's weight. If your family members are obese, you may have inherited a tendency to gain weight. Your family also helps form your eating and lifestyle habits, which can lead to obesity. When you take in more calories than you burn off, you gain weight. How you eat, how active you are, and other things affect how your body uses calories and whether you gain weight.

Why the Focus on Obesity ?

Per the Center for Disease Control (CDC), nearly 70% of American adults are overweight or obese and one in three children are overweight or obese. Obesity costs this country over $150 billion a year, or almost 10 percent of the national medical budget. Obesity is an epidemic in the United States today and a major cause of death. Overweight is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or higher and obesity is defined as a BMI of 30 or higher. The higher your BMI, the higher your risk for certain disease such as:

There is no single or simple solution to the obesity epidemic, but one method that we have found to be very effective and that we endorse for the purpose of weight loss is The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method.

Ideal Protein at Family Health Care

Family Health Care is an independent authorized clinic approved by Ideal Protein to promote The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method. Ideal Protein is used in over 2500 Professional Establishments in North America. Ideal Protein has been offered at Family Health Care since 2011 and our dieters have been very successful, losing an accumulative total of over 10,000 pounds! You don't have to be an established patient of Family Health Care to participate in our weight loss program. Ideal Protein at Family Health Care is available to anyone in the community.

What is Ideal Protein?

The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method is an easy 4-phase medically designed protocol that helps stabilize the pancreas and blood sugar levels while burning fat and maintaining muscle. With Ideal Protein, you will not only see quick results, but also be provided with valuable educational nutrition knowledge to help you sustain your results on a long-term basis. Ideal Protein is exclusively available through Ideal Protein approved Health Care Professionals and Trained Coaches. Our dedicated coaches provide personalized ongoing support, education and progress analysis (fat and muscle composition, weight, measurements) on a weekly basis. In addition to personalized weekly counseling with one of our Trained Coaches, some dieters may benefit from attending Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs) here at Family Health Care. Studies have shown that weight loss is substantially greater in participants who regularly attend group sessions, such as SMAs.

Principles Behind the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method

The body has three components of energy from which to draw to meet its metabolic needs: Carbohydrates, Muscle and Fats. It draws on these reserves in a very specific order. Chronologically the body will draw on its carbohydrate reserve first before turning to muscle and fat.

During the weight loss phases of Ideal Protein's protocol we limit the carbohydrate intake to force the body to turn to its fat and muscle compartments. Because we are consuming Ideal Protein high-biological protein foods throughout the day, muscle mass loss will not occur leaving the body to only target fat cells.

Our protocol is not a high-protein diet. We simply provide the body with an adequate amount of protein to ensure muscle is not lost.

The 4 Phases

Phase 1 � To be followed until 100% of your weight loss goal is achieved

3 Ideal Protein products per day
+ Select vegetables and Unlimited lettuce
+ Dinner meal of your choice*

Phase 2 � To be followed for 2 weeks

2 Ideal Protein products per day
+ Select vegetables and Unlimited lettuce
+ Lunch meal of your choice*
+ Dinner meal of your choice*

Phase 3 � To be followed for 2 weeks

1-2 Ideal Protein products per day
+ Select vegetables and Unlimited lettuce
+ Breakfast meal of your choice*
+ Lunch meal of your choice*
+ Dinner meal of your choice*

Phase 4 � Ongoing Maintenance

Time to enjoy the FREEDOM that you have earned while maintaining your new shape! Phase 4 is a maintenance plan based on a few simple principles. All of our Trained Coaches are currently in Phase 4 and are more than prepared to help you tackle the challenges of maintaining the healthy weight you worked so hard to achieve.

Begin Your Journey!

The best way to being Ideal Protein is to attend one of our monthly open houses which are usually held on the first Friday on the month at 6:00pm here at Family Health Care. You can come sample Ideal Protein products, talk to our Trained Coaches, test your body fat and muscle percentages, and listen to a fun presentation on the science behind the protocol. A Q&A time is held following the presentation and there is always an opportunity to sign up to start the program. For more information on our open houses or to RSVP for our next open house, please call 509-598-3438.

If you are unable to attend our monthly open house, you can also get started by calling one of our weight loss coaches at 509-962-DIET (3438). They can answer questions you have about Ideal Protein as well as schedule you for your Initial Consultation. Please note that those who attend an open house first will receive a discount on their Initial Consultation fee.

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