During Diana Stalder Ideal Protein Soft Launch SPArty held at Eastwood few weeks ago, I learned a new, not to mention safer – way to lose weight and maintain a lean figure. Who doesn’t want that? Especially now that summer is nearing and it’s every other girls dream to fit in a cute little swimsuit! Well, if you’re like me and you need to shed of a couple of pounds to get that “bikini ready” body for summer, you might find this interesting. πŸ˜‰

The Ideal Protein Diet is a commercial diet developed by doctors. It was designed 25 years ago as a means of preserving lean body mass, including muscles, bones and other tissues, while losing fat. Many people who want to lose weight, get fit and maintain lean body mass turn to Ideal Protein Diet. By following a high-protein, calorie- and carbohydrate-restricted diet, this is an attainable goal.
Is the Ideal Protein Diet for you?

Before deciding, it’s important to understand the basics of this plan. You can lose an average of 3-7 pounds of fat per week. Those on the diet confirm that, provided that you strictly follow the diet, this is a realistic goal, and increased energy is a bonus. The diet even provides advice for how to handle the slip-ups that naturally occur as a part of the weight loss and maintenance process.

Protein Diet has 4 phases that includes prepackaged protein powders and supplements.

Phase 1 (2-6 weeks) – 3 prepackaged protein drinks per day and eat 1 meal that includes a lean-protein and leafy veggies. Take the plan’s supplements, an important part of the phase, which is extremely low-calorie, low-fat and low-carbs.

Phase 2 (1-2 weeks) – eat 2 limited meals that include 5oz. of lean meat or poultry with raw or cooked veggies and 2 tablespoons of oil, as well as 2 meals that include protein packs. Lean-dairy is allowed on this phase.

Phase 3 (2 weeks) –  Healthy carbs are reintroduced as participant is now allowed to eat small servings of whole-grain carbohydrates such as whole wheat toast or whole-grain cereal for breakfast along with fruits.

Phase 4 – Now it’s time to assume participant’s “everyday diet”! Maintain the breakfast from phase 3 with small amount of protein. For lunch, eat 6-7oz. of lean protein and unlimited veggies along with low-fat dairy and oil. Protein powder is still recommended for afternoon snacks while dinner will be veggie soup, an ounce of complex-carbohydrate grain.

Here are some interesting tidbits of information during the short lecture that I know you’ll be interested to know.. πŸ™‚

After the lecture, we were given the chance to taste some of the foods with the Ideal Protein product.

Don’t be fooled! This gooey green blob actually tastes nice! Besides the occasional, leafy veggies that got stuck on my teeth, I really enjoyed it. Swear! πŸ™‚

This one is a no brainer. Just from the looks of this yummy peanut snack, you’ll know that it tastes great and not very diet-y at all! With just a few bars, you can skip a meal all together as it gives you the bloated/full feeling. Now that’s a great way to lose weight without the “self-pity” feeling that usually the causes the repetitive slip-ups or also known as the yo-yo diet.

The idea is really great. Unfortunately, a full-time student like me can’t afford it. Based from what Dra. said, a whole week of coaching and prepackaged supplements cost a whooping Php 5,600! Oh dear me, I seriously don’t have the money. :3
But if you’re desperate to not only lose weight but also maintain it in a healthy and non life-threathening way, this is surely for you. Given of course that you have few bucks to spend. *wink