Client of the Month
Why did you start the diet? I didn’t want to be the next family heart attack!! My uncle and cousin both had heart attacks in 2014. My uncle had a triple by-pass and a year recovery.
Which plan were you on? Ideal Protein Phase 1
What was your biggest struggle? Thinking about all the food I couldn’t have. As I got closer to goal not giving into cheating.
Did you go on vacation while on Ideal Protein? Yes, two weeks into it my brother had a heart attack/triple by-pass. Left the next morning and threw everything I had in a bag and hoped it lasted until I got back home. Vacationed in Florida, Las Vegas and Tennessee at Christmas while on plan. Just have to plan and keep the commitment while on vacation.
What is your favorite Ideal Protein Product? Restricted and Non-restricted. Restricted: Cookie Dough Bar, Lemon Wafers
Non-restricted: Chocolate drink, Chocolate Chip Pancakes
What is your go to recipe? Unstuffed cabbage roll soup and Big Mac in a Bowl
How did this affect your family? My mother eats better; she still eats her sweets at night
What have you completely eliminated from your diet forever? Nothing that I know of maybe when I get to phase 4 I will find that trigger food item.
What tools/habits are you going to continue in your life to maintain your weight? Exercise, Jeneva’s cookbook, IP products
Anything that we could change or continue to do to make this journey just as successful for other dieters? No changes just continue to support and understand we will make mistakes.
Please share one take away from this experience that could encourage others. I started and stopped the plan twice. The third time starting was the charm. I guess I just decided it was time and my head was in. Not wanting to be the next family heart attack is a big motivator. You can only do this for yourself!!! If you do it for any other reason it will not last forever!!! Never be afraid to ask for help. One day there was a box of donuts at my office. I took a picture and sent it to Lindsay and she told me that I had the strength to stay out of them and sent me a cinnamon roll recipe from Janeva that I could have.
Why did you start the diet? Theresa: Matt’s physician referred him and after the introductory seminar he was excited to start. I wanted to make changes but wasn’t sure about the plan; it seemed expensive and I was not convinced that we could manage the strict protocol of phase 1. But, Matt was so excited and I knew it would be hard for HIM to be successful unless WE did this together. Matt: To lose weight.Matt & Theresa Mineart,
Why did you start the diet? Brandy: I started Ideal protein because I knew I needed to get healthy and lose weight (I was so out of shape and the heaviest I had ever been) and I had heard great things about Ideal protein and saw great results, so I finally decided it was time. When I had my first appointment I found out I was pre diabetic and I knew that I needed to do something NOW. Amy: I actually wasn’t going to do this plan. My friend asked me to join her at a informational seminar and it wasn’t until the end of that seminar that I agreed to do it.Brandy Graham & Amy Casey, Ideal Protein Client
Why did you start the diet? I was very skeptical when I first heard of Ideal Protein. My friend Mellette Drager had success on the program and invited me to an open house. I went to the open house very hesitant. I met with Dusty Swehla (aka Superwoman, and my coach). I asked her million questions and I’m so grateful at how kind and patient she was with me. I took home the information and I did a lot of praying. God answered my prayers and more. It has been one of the best decisions, investments I have made towards living a healthier lifestyle.Kristi Grimm, Ideal Protein Client
Please share one take away from this experience that could encourage others. OWN IT! This is your journey. No one can do this for you. Your next bite is your next choice.Sarah Hansel, Ideal Protein Client
Anything that we could change or continue to do to make this journey just as successful for other dieters? The only thing I can think of is taking the before picture. So many of us hide from the camera because we don’t like what we see. I don’t have too many full length pictures of me before the weight loss. Now I don’t mind it! But to see that visual as you go along is a huge help because you don’t see how much you’re losing when you look at yourself in the mirror every morning. But when you can put it side-by-side, it’s a great motivator to keep going!
Brandi Sargent, Ideal Protein Client
Anything that we could change or continue to do to make this journey just as successful for other dieters? “The team does a great job. The girls were always available over text or messenger for any questions I have. My recommendation would be to put together a list of local restaurants and some menu items that are phase 1 approved (or customizable for phase 1) for when you have to eat away from home”Jaimie & Mike Nelson, Ideal Protein Client
Maintenance Client of the Month
Why did you start the diet? I have been on “diets” most of my life and over that lifetime I have probably lost over 600 lbs. 12 years ago, when I started my journey – a light bulb went off and I came to realize that it is a life style, not a diet. But during that time I did lose 100 lbs. – only to gain back a good portion of it. My hair dresser is the one who told me about Ideal Protein, so I did some research and was very impressed, but I also wanted to see her progress. Oh my what progress she made and in such a short amount of time – I took the plunge – and 75 lbs. & 8 months later I reached my goal. The clinic I was at turned me loose – big mistake, and I gained back 20 lbs. Z102.9 I heard about Innovative Aesthetics – so I took the plunge – again and paid the $100 transfer fee – I was so excited to get started again, I showed up a week early for my appointment! But Lindsay was so gracious and welcomed me with open arms! So now I am actually 5 lbs. down from my last goal at the other clinic – that makes me so happy!
Which plan were you on? I am on phase 4 now and have been for 3 months. I weigh in every other week still to stay accountable.
What was your biggest struggle? Going to my favorite restaurant! (adalitias)
Did you go on vacation while on Ideal Protein? I was on phase 4 when I went on vacation.
What is your favorite Ideal Protein Product? Restricted and Non-restricted. My favorite restricted is the chocolate coconut protein bars – non-restricted – Vanilla Crispy squares
What is your go to recipe? Crack Slaw from Janeva’s cookbook
How did this affect your family? They are eating healthier, (although – I still eat healthier than they do and at times they get upset with me, and say this one thing is not going to hurt you!) and they LOVE the crack slaw.
Did you get off any medications? Luckily I was not on any medications before I started.
What have you completely eliminated from your diet forever? Yes I have – every once in a while, people will ask me what diet I am on – and I tell them I am not – it’s a life style.
What tools/habits are you going to continue in your life to maintain your weight? Choosing my favorite recipes and experimenting with others. I have started to walk, and of course I will always have the vanilla crispy squares close by!
Anything that we could change or continue to do to make this journey just as successful for other dieters? Just keep encouraging them, maybe when they reach goal, put their names in a bowl and draw for a prize!
Please share one take away from this experience that could encourage others. Use your coaches; don’t be afraid to ask for help. That is what they are there for. Use the Facebook support group – they are wonderful, very encouraging and not judgmental.