You may be asking yourself “what is Ideal Protein?

The Ideal Protein Protocol is a 4 Phase weight and lifestyle management protocol medically developed and based on validated science for safe weight loss. It features one-on-one coaching and a healthier lifestyle education in each phase of the journey. The Ideal Protein Protocol is overseen by licensed healthcare practitioners or trained coaches in thousands of clinics or centers across North America and more than fifteen countries worldwide.

Ideal Protein is about much more than just losing weight. The Ideal Protein Protocol is about getting your life back and regaining your health and vitality.

How does Ideal Protein work?

Ideal Protein brings our relationship with food back to its fundamentals.

The body has three sources of energy from which it draws to meet its metabolic needs:

  • Carbohydrates
  • Protein, and
  • Fat

Chronologically, the body will first draw on its carbohydrate reserve before turning to protein and fat.

During the weight loss phases of the Protocol, we limit carbohydrate intake to encourage the body to turn to its fat and muscle components for energy.

By eating protein foods, the Protocol helps to support muscle mass and teaches you how to develop smarter eating habits and lifestyle choices, to help maintain your weight after weight loss is achieved.

The   Ideal   Protein Weight   Loss Protocol is   not a   high-protein   diet. It   simply offers   a   variety   of  good, quality,  protein-based  foods that are easily  assimilated.

The Protocol is broken down into Four Phases:

  1. Phase 1 – Weight Loss
  2. Phase 2 – 14 Day 
  3. Phase 3 – Pre-Stabilization
  4. Phase 4 – Maintenance

Here’s a comprehensive breakdown of The Ideal Protein Protocol by Phases:

Phase One – Weight Loss

To be followed until 100% of your weight loss goal is achieved

  • 3 Ideal Protein foods per day
  • Dinner: 8oz of whole protein
  • 4 cups of select vegetables
  • Unlimited raw vegetables and lettuce

Phase Two – To be followed for 14 days

  • 2 Ideal Protein foods per day
  • Lunch: 8oz of whole protein
  • Dinner: 8oz of whole protein
  • 4 cups of select vegetables
  • Unlimited raw vegetables and lettuce

Phase Three – Pre-stabilization

  • 1 Ideal Protein foods per day
  • Breakfast: 8oz of whole protein
  • Lunch: 8oz of whole protein
  • Dinner: 8oz of whole protein
  • 4 cups of select vegetables
  • Unlimited raw vegetables and lettuce

Phase Four – Maintenance

  • Phase 4 is our structured approach to stabilization and maintenance,  also called “Lifestyle Living”. It is a 12-month stabilization period, with ongoing support to help you maintain your weight loss success.

What do you eat on the Ideal Protein Protocol?


The centerpiece of our weight loss protocol – An   Incomparable Variety of Delicious Foods!

During your weight loss journey, you will have the choice to eat from a variety of Ideal Protein foods that are easy to prepare and available in a variety of textures, tastes, and flavors.

The Ideal Protein food is available in our authorized clinics and centers across North America.