Is food the ultimate medicine?

The body. A living, breathing, working entity that pumps blood, distributes energy and moves us through the world. And in that way, the body is like a machine — using physiological systems and processes to make each internal function work properly. We call this homeostasis, i.e., the steady internal, physical and chemical conditions maintained by living systems. A lot of things can throw homeostasis on or off balance, but the biggest factor is the food we consume. Companies like Ideal Protein devise supervised, metabolic-based programs that restore the balance of homeostasis through the power of food. So, how do you fix an imbalance caused by food . . . with food?

As we eat, our body receives, digests and absorbs the macromolecules from food. These macromolecules in food — carbohydrates, lipids, proteins — are converted into energy for our bodies to use for growth, repair or to move. Each is absorbed at different rates while traveling through the digestive system.

While food is a necessary part of living, vital to maintaining homeostasis and all of the body’s internal functions, it’s the quality and the quantity of our diet that balances homeostasis. The excess sugar, fat and sodium in the typical North American diet can throw off the body’s homeostasis and possibly cause health issues for our organs, brains and heart.
Here’s how:

The excess sugar found in the typical diet may cause blood sugar levels to rise toward potentially unsafe levels in individual bodies. Fortunately, our body is equipped to regulate this situation and return blood sugar back to safe levels with the help of two powerful hormones: insulin and glucagon.

Insulin is secreted from the beta cells of our pancreas into our bloodstream in response to a rise in blood sugar after eating. Insulin then delivers that excess sugar from the bloodstream and into our cells where it can be used for energy or to be stored. Glucagon is secreted from the alpha cells of the pancreas to ensure there is enough glucose available in the bloodstream by pulling energy out of cells.

Insulin and glucagon roles are important parts of homeostasis. However when overworked by a diet high in processed food, this working relationship can fall out of balance. Insulin loses its efficiency in clearing sugar from the bloodstream into awaiting cells. This can trigger hunger, cravings, fatigue, irritability, potential weight gain and can possibly lead to diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. The body doesoperate like a machine, but it needs the right fuel to do it.

While each body is different, has different backgrounds, lifestyles and options that impact their ability to balance homeostasis, consuming a diet with adequate amounts of lean protein, like chicken, eggs and fish, and low in sugar and higher in complex carbohydrates, including kale and mushrooms can help keep weight balanced for the individual and health risks at bay. Ideal Protein’s three-phase protocol is designed to rebalance, stabilize and maintain energy homeostasis using low-glycemic and high quality food choices.


Ideal Protein – Masterclass

Master Your Metabolism 

Are you interested in resetting your health and reaching your weight loss goals? Join us for Weight Loss is Healthcare: The Master Your Metabolism Masterclass, a virtual experience to discover the power of metabolic science you have inside you to lose weight and transform your health and life. Learn how to use food as medicine to reset your body to burn fat and reset possible. With keynotes from Ideal Protein founder Dr. Tran, other incredible doctors, Chef Penny Davidi, an Ideal Protein personal weight loss coach, and the people whose lives they’ve empowered.


Motivation and Inspiration

Staying the Course

Chances are, a global pandemic was not among the challenges you expected to face when you set out on your weight and wellness journey! Yet, here we are. For many, the closing of schools and work has uprooted daily routines and household dynamics. Managing home-schooling, work and “social distancing” has introduced a whole new level of stress – add to that a 24-hour news cycle, and one can quickly feel out of control. This loss of
control may open the door to sabotaging thoughts or even cravings intended to lure you off protocol and back on to sugar, but don’t fall for it!
The good news is, there is so much we can control right now! And staying the course to your health and wellness goals is one of them. Another is staying in control over what we eat. Perhaps you feel as though this control is slipping, especially if you are an emotional or “stress” eater. Or
perhaps you’ve already fallen off protocol and are struggling to get back on. Regardless of where you are, now is the perfect time to get back on protocol and stay on track!

3 Simple Steps to Help Get You Back on Track At This Time:

1.) Recommit to your WHY. Remember what brought you to your deciding moment. Remember Dr. Tran’s words: “It takes courage to finally make the right decision, which is to make a big sacrifice in order to change one’s life.”
2.) Don’t dwell on prior slip-ups. Negative self-talk is incredibly sabotaging and it’s also unfair. Many (if not most!) of our eating decisions are chemically driven despite best intentions. So be kind to yourself. Remember Dr. Tran’s words: “It takes courage for each of us to finally live with ourselves, rather than against ourselves.”
3.) Recommit to the protocol: If you haven’t been communicating with your coach, reestablish this connection. Most clinics are running virtually, but if your coach or clinic is
not, then IP will assist in shipping food directly to your home and providing coaching
support as needed.

3 Simple Steps to Help Keep You on Track At This Time:

1.) Create a daily Schedule: Redefine normalcy in your household by creating a daily schedule that not only includes times for meals and e-learning (kids) and working hours, but for fresh air, “movement” and self-care.
2.) Meal Planning & Preparing: While we may not have control over many aspects of this pandemic, there is still plenty that we can control and among them is meal planning. Create weekly menus that incorporate your needs on protocol with your family’s needs. Focus most on whole protein sources and storage options (freezing or canned). If you have to buy meat, fish or poultry in bulk, pre-portion each meal separately and repackage into Ziploc bags. If your local grocer is running low on frozen vegetables, freezing
fresh vegetables a fantastic option that many may not realize. For best results in retaining color, texture and flavor, drop prepped vegetables into a pot of boiling water for 3 minutes, immediately transfer to an ice bath for another 3 minutes and allow to dry thoroughly before freezing.
3.) Stay connected: Stay connected to your coach and clinic. Join IP support groups on FB and check in daily. Re-read Dr. Tran’s book and/or re-play Dr. Wilkinson’s videos.


Stronger Together: Creating a Weight Loss Support System

While losing weight is a personal and private goal for many people, you don’t have to do it alone. In fact, a good weight loss support system may be the difference between the success or failure of your weight loss goals. Even with the current challenges of sheltering in place and social distancing measures due to COVID-19, you can still create and connect with a support system. 

One-on-one coaching and support is the secret sauce of the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol. Your coach is there for you during your entire weight loss journey. Ideal Protein Coaches have all completed the Protocol and are well equipped to give you guidance and support you need along the way. Your coach should be your first level of support, but you may find you need additional support. Here are some tips on how to set up your support system:

Think about what types of support you want and what form this support system should take to best meet your needs. For instance, you will likely need emotional support, someone to listen to you and encourage you—not just about weight loss but about any issues you’re struggling with. Someone you can turn to soothe your emotions, someone who can encourage you and celebrate your successes.

You may also need practical support—an accountability partner. This may be someone to keep a regular walking date with or someone to swap recipes or share eating strategies with.

What about inspirational support? Having someone you admire and look up to can also be motivating when you’re striving to reach goals. Who inspires you to work hard, do your best, and reach higher? You don’t even have to know your inspirations personally—that’s where the Internet, books, or videos can help.

Another thing to consider is the emotional tone the support should take. Are you looking for encouragement, accountability or both? What type of motivation do you respond best to?

Some people do best if they announce their weight loss intentions to the world, while others need only to set a weight loss goal for themselves privately. Be honest about what you need with both yourself and your support system.

Right now, your opportunities for in-person support may be limited by public health safety measures, but even if you can’t be together, you can still find support by phone, text, and online. And continue to reach out to your Ideal Protein coach for in-person, socially distanced one-on-one coaching (if available) or virtual coaching!

No matter what type of support you need you can find it online or in real life. Lean on your support system when losing weight feels hard, and celebrate with them when you meet your weight loss goals. You’ve got this! 


Aderezo Dijon Extra Virgin

2 cucharada agua
1 cucharada vinagre de manzana
1 Cabeza de ajo majado
2 cuchardta de mostaza dijon
1 pizca de sal y 1 pizca de pimienta
2 cucharada de aceite de oliva extar virgen
En un bolo bata el agua, vinagre, ajo, mostaza, sal, pimienta
Gradualmente agrega el aceite de oliva ( mezclando con un tenedor o molenillo)

En un bolo bata el agua, vinagre, ajo, mostaza, sal, pimienta
Gradualmente agrega el aceite de oliva (mezclando con un tenedor o molenillo)


Introducing the Technology Companions to the Ideal Protein Protocol

Ideal Protein has a suite of personalized lifestyle building assistants designed to help you achieve your weight loss goals while on the phases of the Ideal Protein Protocol. After you have accomplished your weight loss results, these assistants helps you maintain “POSSIBLE” with smarter lifestyle living tools and support.

Putting Knowledge at the Forefront of Your Weight Loss Experience

The technical components of Ideal Protein come together to form your dedicated health coach.

Ideal Protein App

As patients and clients progress through the Ideal Protein Protocol they are introduced to smarter lifestyle habits, such as healthier eating and the value of regular exercise. The Ideal Protein App is designed to be your pocket companion that is an easy-to-use, powerful tool developed to assist patients and clients in establishing these smarter habits. The Ideal Protein App helps you:

  • Track your meals, supplements, and hydration
  • Access the Ideal Protein Video Library anytime from anywhere
  • View and track your Ideal Protein appointments
  • Set your goals and monitor your progress

Ideal Protein Platform

Your personal reference center for Ideal Protein video coaching, content, and support

The Ideal Protein Platform will mimic most of the features that exist in the Ideal Protein app and is an easy-to-use online interface. The Ideal Protein Platform is:

  • A personalized online dashboard for your desktop or laptop computer to monitor your progress
  • Your source for daily coaching, content, and support videos
  • The go-to resource for recipes, cooking videos and coaching tips

Ideal Protein Scale

Your technology advanced Ideal Protein Scale removes the mystery behind weight loss. Now you can precisely measure and monitor your progress with intuitive informative graphs detailing your weight loss journey with the Ideal Protein Protocol. The Ideal Protein Scale measures:

  • Body fat percentage
  • Weight
  • Hydration



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¡El saber como mantener su peso!

El Método de Pérdida de Peso de Ideal Protein es un protocolo médicamente diseñado para fomentar la pérdida de peso mientras evita afectar la masa muscular. El protocolo fue desarrollado en Francia hace más de 20 años por el Dr. Tran Tien Chanh, quien dedicó su trabajo profesional y de nvestigación a la nutrición, con énfasis especial en el tratamiento de la obesidad y de sus problemas relacionados. El Método de Pérdida de Peso de Ideal Protein es un protocolo de cuatro fases, que fomenta la estabilización del páncreas y de niveles de azúcar en la sangre mientras quema grasa y mantiene músculo y otros tejidos magros. Nuestros productos están disponibles exclusivamente a través de profesionales de salud capacitados y
certificados. Cada establecimiento afiliado con Ideal Protein cuenta con uno o más expertos para guiar al cliente a lo largo del programa. Este proceso valioso sirve para educar y alentar a los clientes por medio de un método consistente, el cual es científicamente probado y considerado por la mayoría como fácil de ejecutar y mantener.


La obesidad en la sociedad contemporánea

El Centro para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades de EUA(CDC por sus siglas en ingles) califica a la obesidad como el enemigo público número uno. De acuerdo a su investigacion “en 2009-2010, mas de un tercio de adultos en U.S. (35.7%) son obesos1 . Sus estudios tambien demostraron que estos individuos tenian los siguientes riesgos:

  • Cánceres (endometrio, mama y colon)
  • Hipertensión
  • Enfermedades cardiovasculares
  • Problemas de hígado y vejiga
  • Dislipidemia
  • Osteoartritis
  • Problemas ginecológicos (menstruación anormales, infertilidad)
  • Diabetes Tipo II

Individuos con obesidad tiene un índice mas alto de lo normal de problemas respiratorios. Los estudios CDC predicen que una de cada tres personas nacidas en la actualidad desarrollaran diabetes en algún punto de su vida. En 2012 sus estudio revelo que “la obesidad afecta al 17% de nuestros niños y adolescentes en Estados Unidos—el triple de hace mas de una generación anterior”.

De acuerdo a la Organización para la Cooperación y Desarrollo Económicos, Canadá tiene mas del 25% de obesidad, quedando como el cuarto país con mas problemas de obesidad. EUA es uno de los países más ricos del mundo pero tiene el índice más alto de obesidad per cápita y figura entre los países con mayores costos de cuidado de la salud por persona. ¿Cómo se llegó a ese
punto? Un elevado consumo de alimentos con alta densidad energética y pobre calidad nutritiva, altos niveles de azúcar y grasas saturadas, combinado con una reducción en actividad física y un incremento
en estrés, ha contribuido a posicionarnos donde estamos hoy: en una situación que la Organización Mundial de la Salud no dude en clasificar como una “epidemia de obesidad”. La buena noticia es que la obesidad puede ser prevenida.

Síndrome metabolíco

El objetivo del Método de Pérdida de Peso de Ideal Protein es el de ayudar a abordar los problemas relacionados con el Síndrome metabólico. Para calificarse como parte de esta epidemia que está arrollando a América del Norte, una persona, sea adulto o niño, necesita padecer solamente 2 de los 4
componentes de síndrome metabólico:

  1. Obesidad
  2. Problemas con el azúcar en la sangre (Diabetes)
  3. Problemas con el colesterol
  4. Hipertensión

¿De dónde surgen la mayoría de los problemas de peso?

De acuerdo con el Dr. Tran, “La causa de la mayoría de problemas de peso en una sociedad moderna es la disfunción de insulina. Una dieta extremadamente desproporcionada en cuanto a su contenido de grasas saturadas y azúcares, como los que se encuentra en el pan, el cereal, los pasteles y hojaldres, la pasta, la pizza, el arroz, el maíz – muy similar a la dieta norteamericana – lleva al páncreas a producir una sobreabundancia de insulina, la cual permanece en el sistema y pone el nivel de azúcar en la sangre en balance negativo.”

La sobreproducción de insulina también puede conducir a la hipoglucemia o glicemia baja, qué a su vez provoca constantes antojos de azúcar y la subida de peso. La función primordial de la insulina es la de regular niveles de azúcar en la sangre, sin embargo también es la hormona que facilita el transporte de grasa (triglicéridos) a las células de grasa. Peor aún, la insulina “encierra” la grasa dentro de la célula impidiendo que se utilice como fuente de energía. Ahora que el nivel de azúcar en la sangre haya bajado (y no podemos acceder a la grasa como fuente de energía), se generan “antojos de azúcar” y el ciclo vicioso empieza de nuevo. En otras palabras, una sobreabundancia de insulina provoca la subida de peso.

Principios Detrás del Protocolo

Aprender a vivir de las propias reservas de grasa del cuerpo. El cuerpo emplea energía que proviene de tres reservas: glucógeno (carbohidratos), proteína y grasa. Acude primero a sus reservas de carbohidratos simples y complejos, y una vez que éstas sean agotadas, recurre simultáneamente a sus reservas de proteína y grasa para energía. Una persona que no necesita bajar de peso típicamente tiene una composición de reservas en dónde el 1-2% viene de carbohidratos, aproximadamente 19% de su masa muscular, y el 79% de grasa.

El consumo de carbohidratos simples y complejos puede prevenir la pérdida de peso. El cuerpo almacena suficientes carbohidratos como para durar tres días. Debido a eso, el Método de Pérdida de Peso de Ideal Protein tiene un comienzo y un final. Hasta que el 100% del objetivo de pérdida de peso se alcance, restringimos carbohidratos (simples y complejos). ¿Por qué? Porque mientras se siga consumiendo azúcar, el cuerpo no quema grasa. Es así de sencillo. Recuerde, la primera fuente de energía se deriva de las reservas de glucógeno (carbohidratos). El principio central es de agotar
completamente las reservas de glucógeno (carbohidratos) con el fin de forzar al cuerpo a recurrir a sus reservas de grasa para quemar calorías.

¿Cómo alentamos al cuerpo a quemar sus reservas de grasa y a la vez mantener su masa muscular si a los dos se les va a ir agotando simultáneamente? Primero, se proporciona al cuerpo alimentos que
tienen alto valor proteínico, completo con 8 aminoácidos esenciales, 97% absorbibles, por lo que son proteínas biológicamente completas.

Segundo, se complementa la dieta con suplementos ricos en nutrientes, tales como Natura Multi-Vita, Natura Calcio y Magnesio, Natura Omega, Natura Potasio, un ingrediente clave en la construcción de músculos, y electrolitos para reemplazar los nutrientes normalmente encontrados en la comida, mientras uno tiene un consumo restringido al seguir el Método de Pérdida de Peso de Ideal Protein.

La selección de comidas de Ideal Protein

El punto fuerte del protocolo es nuestra línea de comidas gourmet a base de proteína, que el cliente consumiría durante las fases de pérdida de peso del programa.

Éstas son proteínas de alto valor biológico e incorporan seis diferentes tipos de proteína, variando de producto en producto: aislados de suero, aislados de soya, proteína de leche entera, proteína de chícharo, albúmina y colágeno hidrolizado. Esto brinda al cliente muchas opciones y está diseñado para permitir que las personas con sensibilidades a productos lácteos o soya, y vegetarianos, participen en el programa. Los productos son deliciosos, prácticos y sustanciosos, y están disponibles en una variedad
de texturas y sabores. El surtido incluye comidas crujientes, masticables, sustanciosas, blandas, dulces, picantes y saladas. Puede servirse caliente, tibia, fría o hasta congelada.

El cliente usará estos productos para construir comidas completas, agregando verduras y ensaladas. Cada sobre sellado asegura la potencia completa y la frescura, y contiene 20 gramos de proteína con muy poca o cero grasa y azúcar. Son fáciles de preparar y pueden incorporarse muy bien a un estilo de vida ajetreado.

Qué esperar

Con la experiencia de más de 20 años de ayudar a otros a lograr sus objetivos de adelgazamiento, el Método de Pérdida de Peso de Ideal Protein permite lo siguiente:

El entendimiento de:

  • El impacto de la alimentación sobre el cuerpo.
  • Cómo identificar las combinaciones de alimentos que pueden promover el almacenamiento de grasa.
  • El mecanismo que debemos desencadenar para bajar la grasa.


IP Food Hacks – Nachos

If you’re looking for an exciting way to try Ideal Protein’s new Cheddar Cheese Sauce Mix, then try IP Nachos!

2 servings


  • 1 packet Ideal Protein Cheddar Cheese Sauce Mix 
  • 1 packet Ideal Protein Dorados (your favorite flavor)
  • Pinch if chili powder (optional)
  • ¼ cup chopped tomatoes 
  • 2 tbsp chopped green onion 
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro (optional)

  1. Prepare Cheddar Cheese Sauce per packet instructions and add a pinch of chili powder. Stir well. 
  2. Lay Dorados out flat on a plate 
  3. Drizzle with Cheddar Cheese Sauce evenly over chips 
  4. Top with tomatoes, green onions, cilantro, or any other toppings you want!
  5. Enjoy!


Snacking: How Often Is Too Often?

If you’re sheltering at home because of the recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), you may find yourself tempted to reach for food more often, especially if you’re stressed or worried. Even under normal circumstances, whether it’s because we’re crazy busy, or because snacking helps with portion and craving control, many people find themselves snacking throughout the day—rather than eating “three square meals.”

This raises the question, is this frequent snacking helpful for weight management or not?

The answer is, it depends

Snacking pros and cons

Done right, “smart snacking” can help curb your appetite and provide nutrients your body needs. Done wrong, snacking can cause weight gain because you end up eating more calories than your body needs.
Whether you’re in Phase 1 or beyond, you can use your urge to snack to help with weight loss and maintenance goals. Here are some things to be mindful of with regard to snacking.

  • If you have a hard time limiting yourself to small portions, eating more times per day equals more chances to overeat or binge. If eating more often means eating too much, then you shouldn’t do it.
  • If you feel slightly hungry, and it’s been more than three hours since you last ate, a small snack may be a good choice. If you’re not sure if you’re hungry, wait 20 minutes and see if you still feel the need to eat.
  • If you only want to snack on junk foods—that is, a healthy snack just won’t do—you’re probably experiencing a craving, not true hunger, and snacking could do more harm than good.

Snacking dos and don’t

If you decide eating small meals and snacks suits your needs, here are a few dos and don’ts:

  • Do choose nutritious snacks. If you’re in Phase 1, fresh vegetables like sliced cucumber, broccoli, or peppers are pleasantly crunchy and filling. See your Phase 1 food sheet for a list of vegetables and seasonings to choose from. For variety, you’ll also want to have on hand some of Ideal Protein’s snacks, such as Nacho Cheese Dorados, Peanut Butter Bars, or Vanilla Crispy Squares.
  • If you’re in maintenance, you’ll have more foods to choose from, such as low fat yogurt, cottage cheese, carrot sticks with hummus, an apple with a piece of cheese, or a serving of nuts. Snacks containing protein keep you feeling satisfied longer than snacks primarily consisting of carbohydrates.
  • Don’t snack mindlessly, while watching TV, surfing the Internet, or driving. It’s far too easy to mindlessly munch through more than you need if you’re not paying full attention.
  • Do pay attention to hunger signals. Eat a portion-controlled, nutritious snack before you become so hungry you lose control of your eating.
  • Don’t eat too close to bedtime. Have your last meal or snack at least two to three hours before bed for your best night’s sleep.
  • Do snack for the right reasons—because you’re hungry, and as part of your healthy eating plan.
  • Don’t use snacking as an excuse to overeat sweet or salty foods.
  • Don’t eat irregularly or skip meals. Eating erratically can signal your body that food is scarce and it should store calories, causing weight gain. If you’re staying home from work or school right now, take this time to develop a regular meal and snack schedule.

As you can see, “smart snacking,” if done right, can be a good thing!

If you are paying attention to your body’s signals, examining if/why you are hungry, are adjusting your larger meals accordingly, and are selecting nutritious options, snacking could help you on your way to weight loss, and also help you maintain hard-earned weight loss successes.

Do give our “Snacking dos and don’ts list” a try today!


What to Do with a Sweet Tooth: Five Ways to Fight Sweets Cravings

It’s normal to crave something sweet now and then—humans are hardwired to seek sweet tastes. You
might be fighting more sweet cravings than normal right now, because of the stress related to the events
and uncertainties surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, you don’t want to allow
your sweet tooth to keep you from reaching your weight loss goals. Here are five strategies to help you
manage your cravings for sweets:

Optimize your diet

Keep your blood sugar on an even keel by eating regular meals and snacks. By fueling your body properly,
you’ll avoid blood sugar spikes and crashes, and should experience fewer cravings for sweets. During
Phase 1, you’ll be eating three meals and one snack, as well as unlimited raw vegetables and lettuces.
Your body digests quality lean protein and the fiber from vegetables more slowly than it digests
carbohydrates, keeping your blood sugar steadier.

Check your emotions

Sometimes when you crave something sweet, you’re really craving something else altogether. When a
sweet craving hits, use the opportunity to examine your emotional state. Often, we crave sweets when
we’re stressed or anxious—and who isn’t stressed and anxious right now? Choose healthier de-stressors,
such as going for a (socially distanced) walk, taking a nap, going to bed early, or chatting with a supportive
friend. See below for more ideas for de-stressing.

Make a list of strategies for riding out a craving

Instead of falling off your weight loss plan by overindulging on something you’re craving, try redirecting
your thoughts/hunger. Before a craving strikes, come up with a list of small pleasures to treat yourself
with, or activities to distract you. Many cravings disappear after about 15-20 minutes. Brew a cup of tea,
chew some gum, do a crossword puzzle or sudoku, read or watch something funny. You’ll be more
successful if you have a number of different strategies to choose from.

Get enough sleep

When you don’t get enough sleep, your body produces more of the “hunger hormone” ghrelin. Being
sleep deprived also reduces your willpower and increases cravings for unhealthy foods, including sweet
things. You may find your cravings fading away or becoming weaker when you regularly get enough sleep.
For most folks, that’s around seven to eight hours each night. Since you likely aren’t going many places,
take the opportunity to give your body the rest it needs.

Enjoy one of Ideal Protein’s sweet snacks

Ideal Protein has created a number of sweet tasting drink mixes and snacks to satisfy your desire for
something sweet—and they’re all part of your weight loss plan! Choose from several different drinks or
snacks, like chocolate or cappuccino flavored drinks, or Vanilla or Chocolate Crispy Squares. Get the most
enjoyment from your sweet treat by eating slowly, tasting and savoring every bite. Just knowing you have
a sweet treat in store may help you have fewer cravings.

The good news is the better you care for yourself physically and emotionally, the fewer sweets cravings
you’ll be likely to have. Remember these strategies as you continue to pursue your goal of better health.