What is Ideal Protein?

The Ideal Protein Protocol is a 4 Phase Ketogenic weight loss and lifestyle management protocol medically developed and based on validated science for safe weight loss. It features one-on-one coaching and a healthier lifestyle education in each phase of the journey. The Ideal Protein Protocol is overseen by the Medical team at Hope Health & Wellness.

  1. Does it work? (video to right)
  2. How much does it cost? (video below)
Losing weight and learning how to keep it off means investing in yourself. While on the Protocol, you will learn how to eat smarter and make healthier choices. The results can include better eating habits for you and your family while reducing the amount of money spent on unhealthy food options.

This is why for many, redirecting average food expenses to different, healthier options results in the protocol being neutral in cost. Are you worth this investment? Ideal Protein is about much more than just losing weight. The Ideal Protein Protocol is about getting your life back and regaining your health and vitality.

How does Ideal Protein work?

The body has three sources of energy from which it draws to meet its metabolic needs:

  • Carbohydrates
  • Protein, and
  • Fat

Chronologically, the body will first draw on its carbohydrate reserve before turning to protein and fat.

During the weight loss phases of the Protocol, we limit carbohydrate intake to encourage the body to turn to its fat and muscle components for energy.

By eating protein foods, the Protocol helps to support muscle mass and teaches you how to develop smarter eating habits and lifestyle choices, to help maintain your weight after weight loss is achieved.

The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol is not a high-protein diet. It simply offers a variety of good, quality, protein-based foods that are easily assimilated.

The Protocol is broken down into Four Phases

Phase One
Weight Loss

  • 3 Ideal Protein foods per day and an unlimited amount of raw vegetables and lettuce throughout the day.
  • Dinner: 8oz of whole protein
  • 4 cups of select vegetables

Phase Two
To be followed for 14 days


  • 2 Ideal Protein foods per day
  • Lunch: 8oz of whole protein
  • Dinner: 8oz of whole protein
  • 4 cups of select vegetables
  • Unlimited raw vegetables and lettuce throughout the day

Phase Three


  • 1 Ideal Protein foods per day
  • Breakfast: 8oz of whole protein
  • Lunch: 8oz of whole protein
  • Dinner: 8oz of whole protein
  • 4 cups of select vegetables
  • Unlimited raw vegetables and lettuce throughout the day

Phase Four

  • Phase 4 is our structured approach to stabilization and maintenance,  also called “Lifestyle Living”. It is a 12-month stabilization period, with ongoing support to help you maintain your weight loss success.

 What do you eat on the Ideal Protein Protocol?

The centerpiece of our weight loss protocol – An   Incomparable Variety of Delicious Foods!

During your weight loss journey, you will have the choice to eat from a variety of Ideal Protein foods that are easy to prepare and available in a variety of textures, tastes, and flavors.

 A Formula for Weight Loss

The Ideal Protein System is a Ketogenic Diet

As the popularity of the Keto Diet has exploded in recent years the true nature of Ketogenic weight loss has gotten blurred. So what is Keto? Very simply Keto refers to Ketosis, the state into which your body enters when it shifts to burning fat for energy instead of carbohydrates. As carbohydrates and sugar intake is restricted, your body begins to break down its fat stores to use as a source of energy. Therefore, the very basics of a Ketogenic Diet are:

  • Restricting dietary intake of carbs and sugars,
  • Your body enters Ketosis, a metabolic state in which your body burns fat for energy
  • As stores of fat are burned, weight loss (fat loss) occurs

If you want to successfully lose weight with a Ketogenic weight loss program…successful meaning you lose weight and learn how to keep it off…then a Keto Diet is NOT another do-it-yourself, magazine of the month yo-yo diet trend. Ketogenic Diets are based on the science of weight loss and how human physiology responds to sugar, carbohydrates, insulin and fat storage.

The Ketogenic Diet – Hard, but Simple!

Losing weight is hard, but not because it’s scientifically complicated. It’s hard because the human animal was not designed to lose weight. Therefore, losing fat requires that your body follow a simple scientific formula so it may burn fat.

That formula is the Ketogenic Diet and there are only two types:

1) Low Calorie – Weight loss Both types of Ketogenic Diets restrict carbs and sugars.

However, the lower calorie Keto Diet also features a reduction in fats as well. In doing so, this Keto Diet accelerates fat loss and is better suited for losing weight. After all, between 2 Ketogenic Diet types, with one having a higher caloric intake than the second, which do you think would be the better choice for weight loss? Obviously the lower calorie diet. By reducing fats, your caloric intake is also reduced. As a result, the dieter’s weight loss will occur more rapidly.

This style of Ketogenic Diet, the temporary reduction in fats, carbohydrates and sugars is the heart of the Ideal Protein Protocol. By temporarily restricting fat intake, the Ideal Protein dieter burns through fat stores more rapidly, resulting in safe, efficient weight loss. Because the Ideal Protein Protocol is a Keto Diet focused on weight loss and weight maintenance, for most people it will be the safest and most credible entry point into living a low carbohydrate lifestyle. Not only is the Ideal Protein Protocol a supervised Ketogenic weight loss program, we teach our dieters how to develop and maintain a healthier relationship with food after they have graduated from Ketosis. This makes maintaining your new healthier weight easier and safer following your weight loss, because living in a state of Ketosis should only be temporary.

2) Higher Calorie – Therapeutic The second type of Ketogenic Diet is actually the first.

Although many proponents recommend this high fat version of Keto for weight loss, it first gained notoriety as a treatment method for Epilepsy. Going as far back as the 1920’s, medical professionals have recommended high fat Keto Diets as a treatment method for difficult to control seizure disorders. However, a diet that includes a high percentage of fats as part of its eating program increases the daily caloric intake. More calories means slower fat loss. Therefore, the higher calorie count is why this Ketogenic Diet type is considered a slower weight loss model for dieters and is why the Ideal Protein Protocol is a more effective Keto Diet for weight loss.

If it’s not Ketosis, it’s not Keto

The understanding of “What is a Keto Diet” has become blurred thanks to the proliferation of Keto Diet “experts”. Many of these “experts” recommend several variants of Keto Diet and lifestyles which they claim can be modified to any walk of life. However, in most instances what they are actually recommending are Low-Carb lifestyle programs. These are neither weight loss programs, nor Ketogenic. With that said, there’s nothing wrong with adopting a Low-Carb lifestyle, but if your goal is weight loss, then changing your eating lifestyle should come after you’ve achieved your weight loss goals.

Ideal Protein’s medically developed, step-by-step, personalized Ketogenic Weight Loss Diet is considered one of, if not the best and safest way to not only lose weight, but to keep it off as well.

Sports Nutrition

Our athletes use Ideal Protein as a compliment to their daily eating habits. Most of our athletes will eat 4-5 Ideal Protein Items throughout the day in addition to what they normally eat during the day. The reason our athletes like to use Ideal Protein to supplement their diet is because of the quality of protein and the balance of fat to carbs. Most of the ideal protein products have zero grams of fat which will enable our athletes to stay lean while maintaining their muscle composition.

To find out more on how to implement the Ideal Protein System into your daily athletic lifestyle, call the office today and Dr. Hope will gladly review this with you.

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