Ideal Protein: Not Just A Weight-Loss Plan

Easy-to-follow program fosters appetite control, improves cholesterol levels, reduces blood pressure.

For as long as Glenn Martin can remember, he has had a passion for fishing. And for years, fishing in Alaska was an item near the top of his bucket list. The 77-year-old South Jersey native happily scratched that item off a few years ago.

“It was an absolutely awesome trip,” Glenn raves. “We rented a camper in Anchorage, went to the Kenai Peninsula and spent the better part of two weeks camping and fishing. Any place that looked like it might be fishable, we fished there, and it was great.

“The highlight came when I caught two 100-pound halibut. That was fun, and they were keepers. We eventually shipped a bunch of the halibut and a bunch of salmon back home, and what we didn’t give away to friends and neighbors we ate for months.”

A former business executive who later owned and operated a couple of shipping stores before retiring in 2012, Glenn’s fishing trip came as he began to fight the same malady that previously afflicted his mother and grandmother.

BEFORE: Glenn’s weight gain led to him developing diabetes. 

“I had begun to put on some weight and soon developed diabetes,” Glenn shares. “I eventually got to the point where I weighed 240 pounds and was spending $1,200 every three months on insulin, which I really hated doing.

“So I said to myself, Self, it’s time to do something about this and lose some weight. I started looking around for a good weight-loss program. I tried a couple of them, including one that you see on TV all the time, but they didn’t work for me.

“So, long story short, I eventually started looking around for a medically supervised program, and one of the places I called is DeLand Chiropractic & Spinal Decompression, which has this program called Ideal Protein®.”

A Complete, Customized Program

AFTER: Glenn lost more than 60 pounds by following the Ideal Protein program.

Ideal Protein enables quick weight loss while boosting energy, fostering better appetite control, improving blood sugar and cholesterol levels, and reducing blood pressure. It is an easy-to-follow, comprehensive, customized program that helps people such as Glenn achieve and maintain a healthy weight in a way that becomes second nature.

“Ideal Protein helps limit the amount of sugars and dietary fats you take in while providing a high-quality form of protein that’s easily absorbed,” Dr. Gordon explains. “Some other plans merely restrict caloric intake, so the body burns fat as well as muscle. Ideal Protein burns stored fat while preserving lean muscle.”

Dr. Gordon recommends Ideal Protein over other diet plans and surgery largely because it is more than just a diet plan. Ideal Protein fosters changes in eating habits that allow people to keep the weight off long term.

“While people can lose weight by cutting back on calories, most can’t sustain that,” Dr. Gordon reports, “and it’s not healthy to keep that lower level of caloric intake for an extended period.”

Dr. Gordon further warns that appetite suppressants are not the answer because they carry a risk of dangerous side effects and “don’t address the underlying issue,” which is that patients are eating unhealthy foods or excessive quantities of healthy foods.

“That doesn’t happen with people who are on Ideal Protein because we make sure our patients learn healthy eating habits so they can maintain their weight in a healthy range for the long term,” Dr. Gordon states.

And while Dr. Gordon agrees that surgery to reduce stomach size does decrease the amount of food a person can eat at a sitting, he notes that some surgery patients don’t achieve the results they expect and end up turning to Ideal Protein.

Rigorous physical activity isn’t necessary to lose weight while on Ideal Protein, but participants are required to take a multivitamin and ensure that potassium, fish oil and calcium supplements are part of their diet.

“We supplement because most of the dairy, grains and fruits are removed from the patient’s diet while they’re on the program,” Dr. Gordon informs. “Those food groups have lots of minerals, so the supplements ensure they get an adequate, balanced amount of minerals.

“But there are no diet pills or stimulants. The program teaches people to eat healthy because all of the plan’s food is designed to be low-carb and low-fat, with a moderate amount of protein and typically high in fiber. The foods help satisfy cravings and hold you over until your next meal. We don’t want people to be hungry.”

One-on-One Coaching

Dr. Gordon observes that what really sets Ideal Protein apart is the one-on-one coaching and support system. At DeLand Chiropractic & Spinal Decompression, Ideal Protein coach Jennifer Gordon meets individually with each client.

Glenn can attest to the impact of having the Ideal Protein coach. He began the four-phase ketogenic lifestyle program in early 2019. From the beginning, he worked directly with Jennifer, who proved to be an invaluable resource during his nine months on the program.

“Early on, there are times when you’re not quite sure what you can and can’t eat. Having access to a live person really helps,” he says. “She even gave me her personal cellphone number so that I could call her directly if I had a question.

“Also, after I started the program, I began looking more closely at the contents of foods. I found there are certain ingredients in some foods that I had no clue about, and Jennifer was really helpful with that, letting me know what I could and could not eat.”

Glenn lost more than 60 pounds on the Ideal Protein program. Even better, his weight loss eliminated the need to take insulin shots, which he has not done since April 2019.

Glenn is confident that trend will continue because Ideal Protein also helped reshape his eating habits. When he craves a late-night snack, he satisfies that craving in a healthy manner that allows him to keep off the weight.

“The Ideal Protein program was totally successful,” Glenn exclaims. “It’s been so successful that even my family doctor is recommending it to some of his patients. I recommend it too, of course.

“Remember, I tried a lot of other programs, but none of them worked. This one definitely did work. Thanks to the folks at DeLand Chiropractic, the results were terrific.”

© FHCN article by Roy Cummings. Before photo courtesy of Glenn Martin. Photo by Jordan Pysz. mkb
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