I started on Ideal Protein September 2015 after my friend had talked me into joining with her. I was hesitant because of what I perceived was additional cost and concerned it was another fad diet, but after considering what I was spending in groceries and restaurants I determined it may be an overall savings for me. Also, I saw how a colleague had been successful and decided to give it a try.
It wasn’t but a week on the diet that my motivation instantly skyrocketed. I was shedding major pounds each week; it was crazy. I wasn’t hungry because my body was using a process called Ketosis to burn fat and the majority of the food was tasty. I love the desserts! Within three months I lost 59 pounds. One year after the program, I am happy to say I have lost 97 pounds and have three pounds to reach my goal.
My health improved within a couple of months. I started the program with a cholesterol of 297, stomach ulcers, hypothyroidism which some of it was related to stress. Generally, when your life is out of balance, so is your eating habits. I did start on some medications at the same time, but today I am glad to say that my last cholesterol results were 125, my ulcers are gone and I no longer take related medications.
I researched the science behind ketosis and I’m sold. As a society we eat “conveniently” as a result of our busy lives, but this way of eating is packed with carbohydrates which our body doesn’t need. This is a lifestyle change. Learning to re-think how I eat didn’t happen overnight but IP provided lots of educational videos and weekly nutritional counseling. I know now that even when I have a day that I may consume more carbohydrates then I need to, that I have to hop back on that wagon and consume food the way my body was meant to be fueled.
I am thankful for Ideal Protein. I feel great. I look great and I love to go shopping now and be able to shop for fabulous clothes!