Our Method and What To Expect

  • Structured weight loss while supporting muscle mass;
  • An understanding of how food affects and is utilized by the body, including what causes fat storage;
  • Weekly one-on-one coaching, lifestyle education and guidance;
  • Personalized approach to setting weight loss goals, based on your health profile;
  • Losing weight can improve blood sugar, cholesterol levels and reduce blood pressure.

More about Our Method

GET STARTED: Our Orientation is a free, no obligation way for you to learn more about the protocol and decide whether it sounds right for you. You can ask questions, try the food, and get a feel for the coaches who will be helping you along the way.

If you decide you would like to begin, the next step is to fill out a Health Profile and go through our Intake. Intakes take approximately 1 hour. We will determine whether or not the diet is appropriate for you, loop in physicians when needed, record your weight/measurements, perform a body fat scan, provide in-depth training on how to follow the protocol, and set you up with your first week of food and your first month of supplements.

 
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LOSE WEIGHT: Phase 1 of the diet is the weight-loss phase. You are in Phase 1 until you hit your goal. Each week, you'll meet with your coach for your weigh-in. Women average approx. 2 lbs per week, and men average between 3-5 lbs per week. Your coach will help you problem-solve any upcoming food-related challenges, such as happy hour with co-workers, eating out with friends, holidays, birthday parties, and cooking for a family when you're on Ideal Protein.

Your coach is also a resource for the emotional and psychological challenges which often accompany a weight loss journey. We help you come up with alternative ways to celebrate, de-stress, and care for yourself other than with food. We also help you see and understand how to proactively arrange things to help you be prepared for unpredictable situations. Finally, we help you stay connected to your deep, personal motivation for your journey.
This is the first time I’ve been even close to slim since I was a kid (I’m 41 now)!
I have lost almost 60 lbs on this diet and Sherene is such a supportive and enthusiastic coach. I can’t recommend her highly enough!
She creates a sense of community with her clients on Facebook and is gentle when she needs to be but firm too...just as a coach should be.
— Sam L., Seattle
MAINTAIN WEIGHT: Once you reach your goal, it is VERY important to phase off the diet properly. Phase 2 gradually weans you off of Ideal Protein and on to regular food. Phase 3 is a critial step to retrain your pancreas to function more normally in preparation for maintenance. Your coach will help you each step of the way as you wind down into Maintenance.
weight loss journey

The journey does not end when the weight loss stops! Maintenance for people prone to insulin resistance is tricky business and often requires some trial and error to get right. We encourage our clients to schedule Maintenance Visits to weigh-in monthly, and eventually quarterly for as long as they feel they need the support. As part of your phase-off process, we give you specific steps for creating a menu to use in maintenance, built from regular food you can buy at a grocery or health food store. We help empower you to read and understand labels and nutrient balancing so you have the knowledge and confidence to make good choices out in the real world.

Finally, we encourage you to stay connected to your peers who have also lost weight and are maintaining. You are among the top 5% in the country who are succeeding at keeping it off, so you may want to stick together! The reason you're successful is because you lost weight the RIGHT way, and the reason you're keeing it off is becuase of what you now know about your body and it's response to carbohydrates. This empowers you to continue to make choices that keep you in perpetual "Food Peace."  If you get off track for a bit, we are here to help you find your way back.