As Week 2 draws to a close, I find myself slipping into previously unforgiving jeans, tightening my belt and even—dare I write it—preparing to go shopping for pants that actually fit! The seven-and-a-half pounds I lost in the past 13 days have lingered on my frame for more than a year!
It seems magical that I could lose the chub without exercising and eating four times a day—but what looks like magic is really chemistry.
The Ideal Protein protocol has altered my metabolic pathways so instead of my body relying on a constant supply of carbohydrates for energy—it’s burning my wealth of stored fat.
I am eating—and my body is absorbing, high-quality biological protein and amino acids with just a small amount of unsaturated fat and complex carbohydrates. My body likes it—and has rewarded me with increased energy and healthy skin in addition to a tighter frame.
Preparing to enter Week 3, I am really excited (and curious) to see how this thing goes. I’ve got new menu items to try this week, Salt and Vinegar Ridges and a Caramel Nut Bar along with my favorites, Milk Chocolate Pudding made into a shake and a warm and frothy Cappuccino. Sounds good doesn't it?
‘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.