Frequently Asked Questions
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We are happy to present the value of what we do and provide a thorough explanation of the process and the associated fees. This is not a one size fits all program; therefore, we invite you to join us for a FREE, friendly, no-obligation consultation. During that time we will review & qualify your personal health profile and gladly answer any questions you may have. We are convinced that once you understand the fundamentals of the program, you will be equipped to make an informed decision. We encourage you to book online or provide your contact information and we will be happy to assist you.
Our protocol is not a high protein diet. It provides the minimum daily requirement your body needs to function optimally.
Our weight loss method is beneficial for Type1 and 2 Diabetics. Because regulating glycemia is at the very heart of our program diabetics & pre-diabetics have so much to gain from our protocol. By helping achieve better blood sugar control, medications are often able to be reduced and at times discontinued. Ideal Protein offers an Alternative protocol for Type I diabetics, ensuring a dairy, a fruit and a grain serving daily. Since Type I diabetics do not produce insulin, a risk of ketoacidosis exists and these dieters are never placed on our regular protocol. With our alternative plan you will still experience consistent weight loss, while sparing the muscle and may find that in time that you can substantially decrease your insulin requirements. It is important to make an appointment with your physician notifying him/her of your participation on the program. Regular monitoring is recommended as certain medications may need to be decreased or discontinued very quickly.
Certain vitamins are required as part of the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method. They have been formulated specifically to ensure that you receive the minimum daily amount of essential nutrients based on RDA guidelines. These supplements are merely to make up any short comings you may experience while temporarily omitting certain food groups during the weight loss portion of the program. No pharmaceuticals (i.e., stimulants or appetite suppressants) are needed or used.
It must be noted that everyone does not automatically qualify for our program. Our protocol is safe for the majority with the exception of those dealing with certain medical conditions. Pregnant or breast feeding women do not qualify for the program but may use our protein to supplement a balanced diet. What about exercise?
Exercise is not required to achieve great results. We will ALWAYS encourage physical activity but one must be careful, particularly those who have been inactive and/or overweight for years. Clients with significant medical histories must get prior approval from their physician or specialist before beginning our diet or any exercise program.
As a Drop Zone client you will have access to a members only resource portal containing access to your body composition results, daily coaching videos, cooking, and fitness education are all part of this comprehensive yet easy-to-understand educational program. These tools were designed with you in mind! As you progress through the program they are designed to help you understand the science behind the protocol, thereby strengthening your commitment and helping you stay on track between visits while preparing you for the future.
Research findings presented recently at the 9th Annual Obesity Summit at the Cleveland Clinic, and at the 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting of the National Obesity Society showed effective weight loss, and the reduction of risk factors for cardiovascular disease for those implementing the Ideal Protein protocol. . With Ideal Protein, the results are predictable and repeatable. It is a science-based, method using a researched and tested protocol combined with individualized health coaching. The Ideal Protein protocol not only helps with weight loss but can help reverse metabolic syndrome —the cluster of conditions that are precursors to heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Yes, vegetarians do very well on the program however, vegans do not qualify as there are too many dietary restrictions.
Yes, Ideal Protein offers many gluten free items to choose from. There are some products that are lactose free and others containing whey isolates which are comprised of approximately 0.05% lactose These generally do not cause problems for those who are lactose intolerant.
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