A few years ago I offered a medically supervised weight loss program called Ideal Protein. This program is available ONLY through healthcare providers, not franchises. It is the most successful program I have ever found. The program was simple, but very strict. Patients who were motivated and disciplined enough to stick to the program lost weight at a rate equal to bariatric surgery. Men lost 5-7 lbs per week, women lost 3-5 lbs per week on average.Our patients typically lost 30-100 lbs on the program. The difference between Ideal Protein weight loss and surgery was the Ideal Protein patients lost ONLY fat, whereas the weight loss patients lost as much muscle as fat. The Ideal Protein patients were healthy and vibrant, improving their metabolism, stamina and energy. Bariatric patients often trade obesity for new health issues related to chronic malnutrition such as iron deficiency anemia.
I closed this program when my weight loss counselor moved out of town. I have been considering starting this program again at my new clinic in Nassau Bay. Honestly, I need to put myself on it to get back down to a healthy weight. Before I invest time and our scarce financial resources bringing this program back I would like to know how much interest there is in the community.
The program costs $12-15 dollars per day, this includes the food, nutritional supplements and medical supervision. Most people currently spend FAR MORE than this amount on food and supplements now. One meal eating out typically costs $10 alone!! Many patients actually SAVE money when they are on the Ideal Protein program.
If anyone is interested in my offering Ideal Protein at our new clinic I would appreciate your feedback. You may post on this blog, email or call the office to let us know.