Phase 1 has become a lifestyle in our house. With four dieters—two in their thirties and two in their fifties, including one who is wheelchair bound, we’ve got a pretty good grasp of the program.
Everyone loves the Fine Herb and Cheese Omelet for breakfast, Cookies ‘n Cream Bar or BBQ Soy Chips for lunch and the warm and frothy cappuccino or hot chocolate drink are popular nighttime snacks. We roast, sauté and grill vegetables daily, experiment with all varieties of lettuce and have perfected a killer Apple Cider Vinaigrette.
The fact is, we’ve lost so much weight—59 pounds to be exact—that everyone is starting to look and act differently!
There is less of life indoors and more of life outdoors. Less sitting and more moving. Less reminiscing about the past, and more planning for the future. Our combined 59 pounds of fat might as well have been 59 pound steel bars—locking us in secret prisons. The “Skinny” sections of our closet are finally open again while heaps of too-big clothing sits in piles on the floor. There is a resurgence of energy that we didn’t even notice was missing—a long-lost confidence that is making a comeback.
For me and my husband, Ideal Protein's Phase 1 is nearing its conclusion. He has exceeded his weight loss goal—while I am still exploring the possibilities of where mine will rest.
We are watching the lives of other dieters change too and it’s encouraging to be a part of something so profound—yet exceedingly simple.
‘Till next week,
Dionne is a certified Ideal Protein coach who lost 25 pounds following the protocol way back when. Since then she's learned to cook healthier meals (and actually eat them), get a daily dose of iron in the form barbells and kettle bells and is usually training to improve her time in an upcoming half marathon.