Ideal Protein Alternative Diet
Informational

Ideal Protein Alternative Diet Plan

Introduction

There are many different ways to achieve results in weight loss. Ideal Protein Alternative is a modified Keto style that can show dramatic weight loss if you are able to stick to the plan. The plan works by implementing four different phases of weight loss.

  • Initial Weight Loss
  • Transition
  • Pre-Stabilization
  • Maintenance

Initial Weight Loss

The primary goal of this phase is to ‘Lose Weight’. While this is the objective of the entire program, this first phase is where the majority of your weight loss will occur. While other programs focus on a duration of time; such as the 12 weeks to a happier life, or fit in 5 weeks, this phase of the program will last until you have reached your goal weight. The amount of weight lost during this period is strictly up to each individual.

During the first phase of the Ideal Protein Alternative Diet Plan, each day will be primarily the same and consist of the following:

Breakfast

  • One Meal Replacement
  • Supplements – Such as a multi-vitamin & fish oil
  • Optional – Coffee/Tea with limited milk & creamer

Lunch

  • One Meal Replacement
  • Supplements – Such as a multi-vitamin & fish oil
  • Lots of vegetables: Up to 4 cups of ‘Approved’ vegetables

Snack

Dinner

  • 6 – 8 oz Whole Protein
  • Select Vegetables
  • Daily Supplements

Optional Items / Supplements

Throughout the day, you may be allowed optional items. These optional items should be used sparingly.

Optional Items:

  • Water Flavor Enhancers
  • Artificially Sweetened Drinks (ONLY 4 SERVINGS PER WEEK)
  • One serving Shirataki or Kanjac noodles
  • 2 cups Fat Free Broth (NO BONE BROTH)
  • Dressings or Sauces ( 2 Tablespoons)
  • One Serving of Restricted Items – ONE PER DAY

Extras (0 Fat, 0 Carbs, 0 Sugars) No more than 5 per day :

Supplements:

  • Multi-Vitamin
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Fish oil
  • Antioxidant ( 1 Serving Daily)
  • BCAA (1 – 2/day for the first 4 weeks)
  • Digestive Enzyme
  • Flora Health ( 1 Serving Daily)

Example Weight loss Menu

Breakfast: HealthSmart Pancakes – Chocolate Chips

Snack: Celery Sticks

Lunch: Proti-Thin Meal Replacement – Chocolate Drink

Snack: Quest Nutrition Chips

Dinner: 8oz Grilled Chicken Breast / 2 cups broccoli

Transition – 14 days!

Congratulations! You have achieved your weight loss goal and are ready to move on. It is now time to advance to the second phase of the ideal protein alternative diet plan. Unlike the phase 1, this plan will consist of a 14 day transitional period. It is a modified phase 1 program preparing you for long term success.

In order to complete the this transitional period, the meals will look like the following:

Breakfast – Your choice of IPA Meal

Lunch: 6 -8 Oz of whole protein

Snack – Your Choice of IPA Meal

Dinner – 6 -8 Oz of whole protein

As always, during the day you should be maintaining you daily supplement regimen and you are able to eat all of the raw vegetables you would like. On top of that, Lunch and Dinner should have 2 cups of ‘Approved’ vegetables per meal.

Pre-Stabilization

Hopefully by the time you have reached this third phase of the ideal protein alternative diet you have been able to keep all of your phase 1 weight off and maybe lost a little more! Remember the name of the game is success and consistency. If you gained weight back during the transitional period, you can go back to phase 1 until your goal weight has been reached.

The pre-stabilization phase will really put an emphasis on whole foods. You will begin to transition to a diet primarily based off of ‘Whole Protein’ as opposed to IPA Meals. This period will last 14 days, just like the transitional period, and the meals should be as follows:

Breakfast – 6 -8 Oz of whole protein

Lunch: 6 -8 Oz of whole protein

Snack – Your Choice of IPA Meal

Dinner – 6 -8 Oz of whole protein

As always, during the day you should be maintaining you daily supplement regimen and you are able to eat all of the raw vegetables you would like. On top of that, Lunch and Dinner should have 2 cups of ‘Approved’ vegetables per meal.

Maintenance

YES! You are awesome. You have achieved your goal and kept it off for 4 weeks now! Time to move on to the final phase and where you will put all of your healthy habits into practice. During this phase, there are very limited guideline; however, you have already molded a healthy living lifestyle so why not maintain it. If needed, give yourself a break and have a free meal every week.

One thing to keep in mind, you are able to go back to any previous phase at any time. Or even start over back at phase 1 again. This is a journey, a marathon, not a sprint. Just remember to never give up and keeping moving forward.

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