Improving patient health and vitality
through a consultative approach.

The Ideal Protein Protocol is a medically developed, scientifically-validated, and nutritionally balanced ketogenic Protocol designed to help patients lose weight and better manage their health.

 

Thousands of healthcare providers across North America offer Ideal Protein to their patients, helping them to gravitate safely and naturally to a more ideal weight and metabolic stability. Ideal Protein combines low-fat, low-carb foods with an optimal amount of protein resulting in safe, effective and sustainable weight loss.  The Protocol features one-to-one coaching, behavior modification, education and empowerment critical for long-term healthy weight maintenance.

Clinical Outcomes You Can Trust

Proven Weight Loss and Improved Metabolic Health

According to a study conducted and published by Aspirus, an eight-hospital health system in Wisconsin and Michigan, entitled Effect of the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method on Weight Loss and Metabolic Parameters,¹ 233 patients completed at least 12 weeks of the Protocol. The 12-week results were presented at the Cleveland Clinic’s 9th Annual Obesity Summit and at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the National Obesity Society.

Our peer-reviewed, published research demonstrates that, among patients who completed the study, metabolic health can be improved in as little as 12 weeks

-15%↓

BMI

-14%↓

Cholesterol

-45%↓

Triglycerides

-13%↓

LDL

-14%↓

Glucose

-14%↓

Total Body Weight*

86%↓

Dieter Compliance

-8.6%↓

Blood
Pressure

* Total Body Weight -3.5lbs/wk for men and -2.4lbs./wk for women
Study Concludes: The Ideal Protein Protocol produces improvements in blood pressure, lipid profile, particularly in regard to triglyceride levels and fasting glucose levels. The findings suggest that due to the successful weight loss reported, the Protocol could help with cardiovascular risk.
¹Effect of the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method on Weight Loss and Metabolic Parameters By: Timothy Logemann, MD; David K. Murdock, MD, MS; Kelly O’Heron, RD & Adam Hoffmann

Clinical Outcomes You Can Trust

Proven Weight Loss and Improved Metabolic Health

According to a study conducted and published by Aspirus, an eight-hospital health system in Wisconsin and Michigan, entitled Effect of the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method on Weight Loss and Metabolic Parameters,¹ 233 patients completed at least 12 weeks of the Protocol. The 12-week results were presented at the Cleveland Clinic’s 9th Annual Obesity Summit and at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the National Obesity Society.

Our peer-reviewed, published research demonstrates that, among patients who completed the study, metabolic health can be improved in as little as 12 weeks

-15%↓

BMI

-8.6%↓

Blood
Pressure

-14%↓

Total Body Weight*

-14%↓

Cholesterol

86%

Dieter
Compliance

-14%↓

Fasting
Glucose

-45%↓

Triglycerides

-13%↓

LDL

* Total Body Weight -3.5lbs/wk for men and -2.4lbs./wk for women

Study Concludes: The Ideal Protein Protocol produces improvements in blood pressure, lipid profile, particularly in regard to triglyceride levels and fasting glucose levels. The findings suggest that due to the successful weight loss reported, the Protocol could help with cardiovascular risk.

¹Effect of the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method on Weight Loss and Metabolic Parameters By: Timothy Logemann, MD; David K. Murdock, MD, MS; Kelly O’Heron, RD & Adam Hoffmann

The Impact of the Ideal Protein Protocol

Outcomes that provide

3-year Weight Maintenance & Healthcare Savings

A study conducted by Aspirus, reported that after 3 years…
See Data Below

A study conducted by Aspirus, reported that after 3 years, participants who completed the Ideal Protein Protocol maintained an average weight loss of 12.8%, resulting in an 18% reduction in overall average claim care costs, saving an average of $916.97 per participant, per year. ²

A study published by The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports that if individuals can succeed at maintaining their weight loss for 2 or more years, they can reduce their risk of subsequent regain by nearly 50%.³

 

2 Effect of The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol on Employee Health Care Costs, By: Timothy Logemann, MD; David K. Murdock, MD; Kelly O’Heron, RD
3 Rena R Wing, Suzanne Phelan, Long-term weight loss maintenance, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 82, Issue 1, July 2005, Pages 222S, 225S,  https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/82.1.222S
Outcomes that result in

Robust Weight Loss with Lean Mass Preserved

After 16 weeks on the Ideal Protein Protocol, females lost an average…
See Data Below

After 16 weeks on the Ideal Protein Protocol, females lost an average 24% of fat mass while preserving 95% lean body mass and males lost an average of 25% fat mass while preserving 98% lean

A 2014 Obesity Review states: “Maximizing fat loss while preserving lean tissue mass and function is a central goal of modern obesity treatments. A widely cited rule guiding expected loss of lean tissue as fat-free mass (FFM) states that approximately one-fourth of weight loss will be FFM (i.e. ΔFFM/ΔWeight = ∼0.25), with the remaining three-fourths being fat mass.” 5

 

⁴ Frank Douglis, MD, Ideal Protein Data Analysis, 2016.
⁵ Heymsfield SB, Gonzalez MC, Shen W, Redman L, Thomas D. Weight loss composition is one-fourth fat-free mass: a critical review and critique of this widely cited rule. Obes Rev. 2014;15(4):310-321. doi:10.1111/obr.12143

3-year Weight Maintenance & Healthcare Savings

A study conducted by Aspirus reported that after 3 years, participants who completed the Ideal Protein Protocol maintained an average weight loss of 12.8%, resulting in an 18% reduction in overall average claim care costs, saving an average of $916.97 per participant, per year. ²

A study published by The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports that if individuals can succeed at maintaining their weight loss for 2 or more years, they can reduce their risk of subsequent regain by nearly 50%.³

² Effect of The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol on Employee Health Care Costs, By: Timothy Logemann, MD; David K. Murdock, MD; Kelly O’Heron, RD

³ Rena R Wing, Suzanne Phelan, Long-term weight loss maintenance, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 82, Issue 1, July 2005, Pages 222S 225S, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/82.1.222S

Robust Weight Loss with Lean Mass Preserved

After 16 weeks on the Ideal Protein Protocol, males lost an average of 25% fat mass while preserving 98% lean body mass and females lost an average 24% of fat mass while preserving 95% lean body mass.

A 2014 Obesity Review states: “Maximizing fat loss while preserving lean tissue mass and function is a central goal of modern obesity treatments. A widely cited rule guiding expected loss of lean tissue as fat-free mass (FFM) states that approximately one-fourth of weight loss will be FFM (i.e. ΔFFM/ΔWeight = ∼0.25), with the remaining three-fourths being fat mass.” ⁵

⁴ Frank Douglis, MD, Ideal Protein Data Analysis, 2016.

⁵ Heymsfield SB, Gonzalez MC, Shen W, Redman L, Thomas D. Weight loss composition is one-fourth fat-free mass: a critical review and critique of this widely cited rule. Obes Rev. 2014;15(4):310-321. doi:10.1111/obr.12143

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Outcomes that impact

Inflammation & Heart Health

A 19-week study with the Avera Cancer Institute reported a 40% reduction in…
See Data Below

A 19-week study with the Avera Cancer Institute reported a 40% reduction in C-reactive protein for patients who completed the Ideal Protein Protocol . Also reported a rapid decline in resting fasting insulin and a mean weight loss of 19.9% body fat. ⁶

Studies show increased CRP levels are associated with a higher risk for inflammatory conditions ⁷

 

 

⁶ Bohlen, Krista & Krie, Amy & Hu, Yueshan & Ageton, Cheryl & Nickles, Heidi & Norfolk, Daniel & Kittelsrud, Julie & Thomes, Reggie & Fahrendorf, Adam & Muth, Jessica & Rojas-Espaillat, Luis & Davies, Gareth. (2013). Low Carbohydrate Dietary Intervention Improves Insulin, Hormonal Levels and Inflammatory Markers in Early Stage, Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Survivors. Cancer Research. 73. 10.1158/0008-5472.SABCS13-PD2-5.
⁷ Pepys MB, Hirschfield GM. C-reactive protein: a critical update. J Clin Invest. 2003;112(2):299. doi:10.1172/JCI200318921C
Outcomes that help with dietary management of

Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)

The goal of this study was to examine the impact of the Ideal Protein Protocol on metabolic…
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The goal of this study was to examine the impact of the Ideal Protein Protocol on metabolic parameters and markers of liver disease in patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.

The findings highlight the beneficial effects of the Ideal Protein Protocol on liver enzymes and a marker of liver fibrosis among a group of patients with NASH⁸’⁹

Experts estimate that the prevalence of NASH is up to 12%, over 16 million US adults, with estimates of a 63% increase by year 2030. ¹⁰

 

⁸ Belopolsky Y, Khan MQ, Sonnenberg A, Davidson DJ, Fimmel CJ. Ketogenic, Hypocaloric Diet Improves Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis. J Transl Int Med. 2020;8(1):26-31. Published 2020 May 9. doi:10.2478/jtim-2020-0005
⁹ Promrat K, Kleiner DE, Niemeier HM, et al. Randomized controlled trial testing the effects of weight loss on nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Hepatology. 2010;51(1):121-129. doi:10.1002/hep.23276
¹⁰ Estes C, Razavi H, Loomba R, Younossi Z, Sanyal AJ. Modeling the epidemic of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease demonstrates an exponential increase in burden of disease. Hepatology. 2018;67(1):123-133. doi:10.1002/hep.29466

Inflammation & Heart Health

A 19-week study with the Avera Cancer Institute reported a 40% reduction in C-reactive protein for patients who completed the Ideal Protein Protocol. The study also reported a rapid decline in resting fasting insulin and a mean weight loss of 19.9% body fat. ⁶

Studies show increased CRP levels are associated with a higher risk for inflammatory conditions ⁷

⁶ Bohlen, Krista & Krie, Amy & Hu, Yueshan & Ageton, Cheryl & Nickles, Heidi & Norfolk, Daniel & Kittelsrud, Julie & Thomes, Reggie & Fahrendorf, Adam & Muth, Jessica & Rojas-Espaillat, Luis & Davies, Gareth. (2013). Low Carbohydrate Dietary Intervention Improves Insulin, Hormonal Levels and Inflammatory Markers in Early Stage, Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Survivors. Cancer Research. 73. 10.1158/0008-5472.SABCS13-PD2-5.

⁷ Pepys MB, Hirschfield GM. C-reactive protein: a critical update. J Clin Invest. 2003;112(2):299. doi:10.1172/JCI200318921C

Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)

The goal of this study was to examine the impact of the Ideal Protein Protocol on metabolic parameters and markers of liver disease in patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.

The findings highlight the beneficial effects of the Ideal Protein Protocol on liver enzymes and a marker of liver fibrosis among a group of patients with NASH⁸’⁹

Experts estimate that the prevalence of NASH is up to 12%, over 16 million US adults, with estimates of a 63% increase by year 2030. ¹⁰

⁸ Belopolsky Y, Khan MQ, Sonnenberg A, Davidson DJ, Fimmel CJ. Ketogenic, Hypocaloric Diet Improves Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis. J Transl Int Med. 2020;8(1):26-31. Published 2020 May 9. doi:10.2478/jtim-2020-0005

⁹ Promrat K, Kleiner DE, Niemeier HM, et al. Randomized controlled trial testing the effects of weight loss on nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Hepatology. 2010;51(1):121-129. doi:10.1002/hep.23276

¹⁰ Estes C, Razavi H, Loomba R, Younossi Z, Sanyal AJ. Modeling the epidemic of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease demonstrates an exponential increase in burden of disease. Hepatology. 2018;67(1):123-133. doi:10.1002/hep.29466

The Ideal Protein Difference

Ideal Protein Healthcare Providers
Proprietary Weight-loss Protocol
Our proprietary Protocol is medically-designed and consistent with scientific and evidence-based guidelines. Patient outcomes are proven to be measurable, predictable, repeatable and sustainable. The Weight Loss Phase was designed to maximize fat loss through nutritional ketosis, a safe and natural metabolic state in which the body’s primary fuel source is coming from ketone bodies – energy molecules produced by “burning fat”.

Throughout this Phase, lean body mass (muscle) is preserved through the intake of our protein-based partial meal replacements, which contain protein of high biological value.

One-On-One Coaching

Studies show that to lose and sustain weight loss successfully, there is nothing more important than being assisted by a qualified coach.¹¹ All Coaches are provided ongoing training from Ideal Protein. Through behavior modification and education, our coaches help empower patients with strategies that are critical for long-term healthy weight maintenance.

¹¹ Sforzo GA, Kaye MP, Todorova I, et al. Compendium of the Health and Wellness Coaching Literature. Am J Lifestyle Med. 2017;12(6):436-447. Published 2017 May 19. doi:10.1177/1559827617708562

Foods and Supplements

The Ideal Protein Protocol combines whole foods with medically designed partial meal replacements. Lean body mass is preserved through an adequate daily intake of high biological protein. Essential nutrients are provided through daily supplements, water, and low-glycemic vegetables. Our products are FDA label approved and meet the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) standards for all macro food groups and micro nutritional needs.

Stabilization and Maintenance Plans

Ideal Protein is a structured three-phase Protocol designed for long-term weight maintenance. The Weight Loss phase is designed to optimize fat loss through nutritional ketosis.

Following weight loss, the body’s biological response seeks to regain lost energy stores. Our Protocol attenuates this response through the Stabilization phase by adjusting macronutrient intake in the right proportions to effectively manage hunger, promote greater satiety, and maintain weight loss.

During the 12-month Maintenance phase, patients continue to receive ongoing education, support, and strategies from their coach and clinic to maintain their weight loss and daily navigate an extensive food landscape.

Medical Advisory Board

Ideal Protein’s Medical Advisory Board — comprised of highly regarded medical physicians and industry experts in obesity — provides guidance to healthcare providers who share the same goal of fighting the obesity epidemic through metabolic transformation.

Widely Distributed by Healthcare Providers

Thousands of healthcare providers across North America offer and recommend Ideal Protein to patients, helping them gravitate to a healthier lifestyle by moving toward an ideal weight and metabolic state.

Value to Your Business

 

Helping Your Business and Patients with an Easy, Comprehensive Approach

 

Complete solution for overweight and obese patients
Patients’ health improvement and quality of life
Increased cash and billable revenue to practice
Performance Tool for MIPS / MACRA

 

Improve PQRI via lowering patient BMI
Compliance with ACA’s Population and Triple Aim objectives
New revenue and profit stream
Cost-effective use of existing staff and resources

   Complete solution for overweight and obese patients

✓   Patients’ health improvement and quality of life

✓   Increased cash and billable revenue to practice

✓   Performance Tool for MIPS / MACRA

✓   Improve PQRI via lowering patient BMI

✓   Compliance with ACA’s Population and Triple Aim objectives

✓   New revenue and profit stream

✓   Cost-effective use of existing staff and resources

What to Expect From a Partnership with Ideal Protein

Efficient, well-developed program with no cost for implementation

Marketing collateral to promote your business

Business Development Plan

Scientific Support Center

Dedicated Client Engagement Manager

Ongoing Training and Education for Coach and Staff

Testimonials

 

Hear what other Healthcare Providers and Practitioners are saying about Ideal Protein

“With all the current threats to health out there, we need to provide our patients with a tool to improve their metabolic health, so they can thrive in the current environment, and enjoy life longer. Ideal Protein is a great way to help our patients become more metabolically healthy, resilient, and help them live longer, productive lives.”

Dr. Timothy N Logemann
MD, FACC, ABOM, Board-certified Internist and Cardiologist at Aspirus Health System in Wausau, Wisconsin

“In learning about the Ideal Protein Protocol, I was impressed with the three phases plus the ongoing support, education and intensive coaching that motivates patients to stick with lifestyle change for the long haul. The Protocol makes biological and physiological sense and proves itself in action. I was so impressed with the Ideal Protein Protocol that I incorporated it into my program to teach medical students about obesity.”

Dr. Linda Anegawa
MS, MD, FACP, MS, MD, FACP, Dipl. ABOM, Board-certified Internist at PlushCare and Owner of Pinnacle Metabolic Medicine in Honolulu, Hawaii

“By offering Ideal Protein in our pharmacies, we are helping our customers achieve their weight loss and health goals, as well as adding a profitable new product and service line in our stores.”

Andrew Buffett
Pharmacist and Owner, Associated Maritime Pharmacies and Past Chair of Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia

“We brought the program as a solution to the pandemic of fatty liver disease where we did not have much to offer otherwise. We realized early on the transformation these patients had with not just improvement/resolution of their fatty liver but also their metabolic syndrome. It has been a phenomenally successful intervention for those patients who are motivated to take charge of their own health and need a medically supervised program that will put them on the right track to regain their health and so much more.”

Dr. Alaa Abousaif
MD, Board-certified Internist & Gastroenterologist at inSite Digestive Health Care in Irvine, CA

Any improvements in markers of health are attributed to resulting weight loss, not to the use of the Ideal Protein Protocol. Typical results vary up to 6 and 8 pounds lost during the first two weeks and up to 2 pounds per week thereafter when the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol is followed properly.

Statements and testimonials made herein are not those of Ideal Protein, but of the individuals and entities cited as sources. Statements are made by physicians who own and operate clinics that offer the Ideal Protein Protocol and sell Ideal Protein products.

Testimonials, reference and/or results do not guarantee or predict future results, and you should not specifically expect to experience these results. Individual experiences while following the Ideal Protein Protocol are unique and may vary for each individual dieter. Dieters should consult their physician or other health care professional before starting the Ideal Protein Protocol or any other weight loss program to determine if it is right for their needs.

Testimonials

 

Hear what other Healthcare Providers and Practitioners are saying about Ideal Protein

“With all the current threats to health out there, we need to provide our patients with a tool to improve their metabolic health, so they can thrive in the current environment, and enjoy life longer. Ideal Protein is a great way to help our patients become more metabolically healthy, resilient, and help them live longer, productive lives.”

Dr. Timothy N Logemann
MD, FACC, ABOM, Board-certified Internist and Cardiologist at Aspirus Health System in Wausau, Wisconsin

“In learning about the Ideal Protein Protocol, I was impressed with the three phases plus the ongoing support, education and intensive coaching that motivates patients to stick with lifestyle change for the long haul. The Protocol makes biological and physiological sense and proves itself in action. I was so impressed with the Ideal Protein Protocol that I incorporated it into my program to teach medical students about obesity.”

Dr. Linda Anegawa
MS, MD, FACP, MS, MD, FACP, Dipl. ABOM, Board-certified Internist at PlushCare and Owner of Pinnacle Metabolic Medicine in Honolulu, Hawaii

“By offering Ideal Protein in our pharmacies, we are helping our customers achieve their weight loss and health goals, as well as adding a profitable new product and service line in our stores.”

Andrew Buffett
Pharmacist and Owner, Associated Maritime Pharmacies and Past Chair of Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia

“We brought the program as a solution to the pandemic of fatty liver disease where we did not have much to offer otherwise. We realized early on the transformation these patients had with not just improvement/resolution of their fatty liver but also their metabolic syndrome. It has been a phenomenally successful intervention for those patients who are motivated to take charge of their own health and need a medically supervised program that will put them on the right track to regain their health and so much more.”

Dr. Alaa Abousaif
MD, Board-certified Internist & Gastroenterologist at inSite Digestive Health Care in Irvine, CA

Any improvements in markers of health are attributed to resulting weight loss, not to the use of the Ideal Protein Protocol. Typical results vary up to 6 and 8 pounds lost during the first two weeks and up to 2 pounds per week thereafter when the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol is followed properly.

Statements and testimonials made herein are not those of Ideal Protein, but of the individuals and entities cited as sources. Statements are made by physicians who own and operate clinics that offer the Ideal Protein Protocol and sell Ideal Protein products.

Testimonials, reference and/or results do not guarantee or predict future results, and you should not specifically expect to experience these results. Individual experiences while following the Ideal Protein Protocol are unique and may vary for each individual dieter. Dieters should consult their physician or other health care professional before starting the Ideal Protein Protocol or any other weight loss program to determine if it is right for their needs.

FAQs

What is Ideal Protein?

Ideal Protein is a medically developed Protocol for safe, robust weight loss. Thousands of healthcare practitioners in the U.S. and Canada offer the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol to their patients, helping to move them toward an ideal weight which could positively affect their health. All three phases feature one-to-one coaching, behavior modification and education and delicious food which promotes losing fat while maintaining lean muscle mass.

Why are healthcare professionals like me offering the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol in their practices?

Today, patients are more likely to be overweight and have related health issues. With the Ideal Protein Protocol, you can have a real and positive impact on the health of your patients without medications or surgery. Ideal Protein can help improve population health management and better prepare the practice to respond to pay-for-performance initiatives.

How is Ideal Protein different from other weight loss methods?

The Ideal Protein Protocol is a medically developed, repeatable and sustainable weight loss and weight maintenance program. It is a science-based, easy-to-implement, turnkey weight management program for your practice. The protocol features individualized, professional health coaching that will assist your patients in maintaining their weight loss. As healthcare practitioners we know – and research confirms – that the hardest part of weight loss is maintaining a healthy weight. Our Stabilization and Maintenance Phases give dieters the support they need for long-term success.

I’ve never offered a Protocol like this or offered products to my patients. How will this change my practice?

Ideal Protein provides ongoing education and training at no cost to help you seamlessly integrate the Protocol into your office so that you can focus on your patients.

How do we attract dieters to this Protocol? What’s the marketing plan?

We start with a “beta group” with your own employees so that they can experience the Protocol for themselves. Typically, employees are excited about the great results and communicate them to potential dieters. Potential dieters also see staff losing weight and become curious. Our clinic partners find that most of the dieters come from word of mouth and referrals from other healthcare providers. Ideal Protein’s provider communication workbook tracks all dieters’ progress. The referring physician gets this information as well, so he or she is aware of their patient’s progress with Ideal Protein and they can help monitor any medication changes that may have to be made. Seeing their patients’ progress encourages them to refer others to Ideal Protein as well.

Learn more about partnering with Ideal Protein

If you are not a healthcare provider and are interested in learning more about Ideal Protein for yourself, please visit: idealprotein.com/find-a-location

If you are interested in referring a patient to one of our existing Clinic Partner locations, please contact  clientrelations@idealprotein.com . In accordance to the HIPAA Privacy Rule, please do not include any patient health information in your inquiry.