I find it hard to believe I’ve lost 17 pounds in 6 weeks eating Salt and Vinegar Chips. Ok, they are Salt and Vinegar Soy Ridges—and contain about 18 grams of protein per serving. And it wasn’t just the soy ridges; it was the Peach Mango Drink, Dark Chocolate Pudding and Lemon Poppyseed Bars that helped do the trick. But here I am, a busy, working mom of preschoolers, shopping for size 4 jeans.
The best part is—I’m not alone.
As an Ideal Protein Coach, I have a unique vantage point—working
with dieters of all ages, both genders and all walks of life. Every person has a story—every pound has a story and it’s exciting to watch more dieters become liberated from their dead weight. The program certainly takes commitment and one must be willing to embrace change: new habits, new lifestyle a new definition of what constitutes a “good meal.”
But the program works and efforts aren’t in vain.
As we prepare for our next Ideal Open House, Thursday May 12
6:30PM-8:00PM, we are anticipating more dieters with stories of losses and gains.
This time we want their story to have a happy ending.
~Till next time, Dionne
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.