As the new year quickly approaches, many of us are making resolutions and deciding what changes will take place in the coming months. Some of us swear off alcohol while others nix chocolate; some say no more soda and others decide to reduce bread and carbs. It’s totally normal, and very exciting, to create health resolutions following the over-indulgent holiday season. And it should come as no surprise that the number one New Year’s resolution is to lose weight. And yet, only 8% of those people will achieve that goal. Let’s be real, it’s tough to stay motivated come mid-January.
As we’ve all discovered at some point, losing weight takes dedication and perseverance. But, when successful, we’ve also found out that it is well worth the effort and time. Feeling good and having more energy are just some of the fantastic benefits of getting to your ideal weight.
This year, instead of giving up on your goals two weeks in, let us help you exceed them. New year, new you – for real!
There are a lot of different weight loss methods out there, making it difficult to find the right one for you. Of the many, Woman’s Center for Wellness offers Ideal Protein. It’s a great program! Here’s the details:
What is it?
Ideal Protein is a Four-Phase Ketogenic weight and lifestyle management system. This is a structured program with light exercise being encouraged along side a specific food plan, with a variety of delicious foods available. During your journey, you will work side by side with one of our nutrition experts for maximum accountability. This increased knowledge will assist you with behavioral changes to last a lifetime, helping you to not only lose the weight, but also keep it off.
How it works?
In the first few days of the program, you will work to deplete your body’s normal immediate source of energy, glycogen (sugar and refined carbs). At that point, your body needs to decide whether to burn fat or muscle for energy. Because the program includes the ideal amount of protein each day, muscle and lean body mass are preserved and your body begins to burn fat as an energy source. Throughout the program, you will work to maintain this state of ketosis. This is different from traditional calorie restriction diet plans that cause you to lose fat and body mass. When you gain weight again, your body gains fat only, which increases your overall body fat. This does not happen to participants on Ideal Protein.
What to expect?
While on Ideal Protein, you can expect:
- Safe, rapid and motivating weight loss
- Loss of fat and not lean body mass
- A gradual transition into a regular and healthy eating habit
Once you reach your weight loss goal, you will begin to “phase out,” meaning you will reduce the Ideal Protein meals and slowly add more “regular” proteins, carbs and fats back into your diet. During this time, you learn to balance your meals, choosing to make your own choices of what to eat. This helps maintain weight loss while allowing you to enjoy life without the fear or weight gain and restriction.
When you sit and begin to add up all of the fast food, coffee drinks, alcohol, waitr, etc. you will find yourself saving money! There are program fees, but during the month of January, you can become a part of Ideal Protein at Woman’s Center for Wellness for only $125!
We believe in you, and you will believe in yourself again! Call the Woman’s Center for Wellness Nutrition Department at 225-924-8313 to set up a complimentary visit that can provide answers to any questions you may have and help you feel confident that this is the best plan for you.