Get the answers to the Ideal Protein FAQs below.

Start up bagThere is a one-time membership fee of $200 that pays for all of your weekly coaching sessions for phases 1-3. This is a one time fee for lifetime enrollment. After attending the introductory workshop, we give you a special discount of $100 off the enrollment—making you a member for life for only $100.

In addition to the membership fee, our new members also pay for a starter kit that contains a variety of foods to get you started. (8 days worth of food/1 month supply of supplements and one month of body composition monitoring). The ongoing cost of our program is simply purchasing the meal replacements and supplements required during the program. Each meal replacement costs $4-$5. A client typically purchases between $84-$95 dollars of food per week in order to stay compliant on the weight loss phase of our program. This covers about 70% of you food budget while on the program. The only shopping you will need to do at the grocery store is for one serving of lean protein per day and 4 cups of veggies! Once you eliminate all the extra stops at fast food, coffee dates, movie theater snacks, and dinners out with friends most of our clients are surprised to find their grocery budget does not change much. In fact, some even find they save money!

As you approach your goal, the cost to you goes down, as we transition you off of our products and back to a whole foods diet. We strive to be an integral part of your weight management program even after you reach your goal, so we now offer a New Lifestyle Maintenance program as well. Ideal Protein meal replacements are not required long term in order to maintain your weight loss success.

That answer is different for everyone. Women can expect to lose 2-3 pounds of fat per week while men typically lose between 3-5 pounds of fat per week. This program focuses on fat burning and muscle sparing. If you stick to the protocol 100% you will be 100% successful. If you stick to it 90% you will see very little results. These results are predictable and measurable. You will remain in the first phase until you have reached your goal.
Seminar pictureThe first step is attending one of our free introductory workshops to learn more. Workshops are held at both of our locations. You can register to attend a workshop in either locationRead more about getting started.
Yes. Our protocol consist of 3 ideal protein meal replacements per day purchased at your weekly coaching sessions. You will purchase and prepare 1 lean and green meal on your own. Don’t worry, we will make sure you have a specific list of foods to purchase! We keep it simple.
The most common side effects occur during the first 3-5 days of the program are fatigue, hunger and headache. These will subside quickly once your body transitions to fat burning. Our coaches will contact you daily during the first week of the program to help you troubleshoot your symptoms. Not all clients experience side effects and most are minor inconveniences. As with any diet protocol please make sure to consult your physician before choosing to follow the protocol.
Yes, you can do this protocol with a lactose, gluten or soy allergy. There are specific products that will allow you to stay true to the diet while watching what you are allergic to. Please let your coach know about your concerns when you give us a call so we can help you choose the products that are right for you. The protocol is able to accommodate vegetarians. Unfortunately, our protocol is not compatible with vegan restrictions.
Yes, it is actually easier because you will have a set schedule to eat and there are no questions on what you are allowed to eat. We have a specific plan that can be tailored to your schedule. It takes all the guess work out of eating and this program is easy to follow. Meal preparation is simple and in most cases takes less than 2 minutes.
We understand that there will likely be special events that occur while you are on the program. Make sure to discuss all of your concerns with your coach who will give suggestions and tips on how to stay on track. Greatest success happens on this program when there are no deviations. So don’t plan to get started the day before your big family is in town!
In most cases, the answer is a big YES! A low carbohydrate, normal protein diet is highly recommended by physicians for conditions such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, cholesterol issues, and many others. All dieters must complete a Health Profile that is reviewed by our clinic nurse before getting started. All of your concerns will be discussed prior to beginning the program. With many health concerns, our clinic nurse communicates with your physician prior to the start of the program and then provides regular progress updates.
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