Weight Loss the Ideal Way

December 2018

Christine Cheng, R.Ph. and Fred Cheng, R.Ph.

Heading into the Holiday season, weight loss may be the last thing on our minds! However, in the spirit of health preservation, achieving a healthy weight is exactly what we should be thinking of. What do we expect from an ideal weight loss program? Fast results, easy to follow protocol, and not feeling tired or hungry while on the program are likely on most people’s check lists. Those who have tried numerous weight loss programs, whether it be a commercially-available program or one that they do on their own may think that it is not possible for all of these wishes to be met. However, they may find that the “Ideal Protein” (IP) Weight Loss Protocol can satisfy these demands and more.

The IP program is a medically-designed protocol and lifestyle education program that supports muscle mass, while promoting fat loss. Through weekly one-on-one coaching, lifestyle education and guidance, dieters gain an understanding of how food affects and is utilized by the body. Body Composition Analysis (BCA) readings are used as an objective tool to guide the coach in helping develop a personalized approach to setting your weight loss goals.

The four phases of the program help stabilize blood sugar levels while improving cholesterol levels and reducing blood pressure. The program starts with a partial meal replacement program that supplements the dieters’ cooking one healthy meal a day, and gradually replaces the meal replacements with balanced meals using whole foods only. The first phase lowers insulin production in the body allowing for weight loss and as the program moves through phases two and three, it gradually increases the level of insulin production until the body is stabilized. Phase four provides a year of support while the patient learns how to adapt their eating patterns and food choices to maintain their weight loss while eating fresh, whole foods only.

Even if you are not ready to join the IP program, consider replacing one of your daily meals with an “Ideal Replacement” product. Each meal replacement product contains 25 essential vitamins and minerals along with 20 grams of protein. Available in bars or drink mixes, they are convenient items to fit into our hectic (holiday) schedules and help us to avoid reaching for the typical carbohydrate-heavy and fatty “fast foods”.

Give yourself the gift of a healthier lifestyle. Come by the store and sign up for our monthly seminar and to see what 5lbs of fat looks like. Then, imagine how you would look if you weren’t carrying around even just that 5lbs. More importantly, imagine how much better you would feel.

 (Christine and Fred Cheng are a passionate, charismatic sister-brother pharmacist team at their unique, family-owned and operated Pharmasave stores in Cloverdale and Steveston, B.C. They specialize in natural remedies and compounding for both human and veterinarian use.  Everything mentioned in their article is available InStore.  They would love to hear from you or meet you at one of their seminars.  Of course, before you begin any activity program or try any OTC supplementation, check with your physician and pharmacist.)

***All information posted and shared by Cloverdale Pharmasave is offered to provide information and choices regarding nutritional support for various health concerns, none of which is intended to be a treatment protocol for any disease state. The information does not replace seeking professional advice from your physician. Consult your health care practitioner before taking dietary supplements.

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