Weight Loss Counseling

In addition to our General Services, Piedmont Family Practice offers Pediatric and Adolescent Health Services. Schedule an appointment today to discuss any questions or concerns you have for your child.

What is Ideal Protein Counseling?

Ideal Protein is a medically developed ketogenic weight loss and weight management protocol. It includes two key components – weight loss and lifestyle education so that you are empowered to sustain your weight loss results. Ideal Protein is highly effective. A large percentage of Piedmont Family’s Ideal Protein clients reach their goals.
Many of our dieters who go on the protocol in an effort to reduce medications find they achieve their results (e.g., going off insulin, no longer needing a CPAP) within a few weeks.

What type of diet is Ideal Protein?

  • Ideal Protein is intentionally imbalanced, creating a carbohydrate deficit, so your body turns to fat for fuel. This process is safe because it has a beginning and an end. You follow a medically proven protocol that considers your medical history, including the medical conditions you have and the medications you take.
  • Plant-Based Proteins: Unlike most keto diets, Ideal Protein is an adequate—not hyper—protein diet. Although the protocol does include some animal protein, IP relies heavily on plant-based Protein, which is lower in calories and fat, providing better nutrition and quicker results. Although Protein is an essential part of the diet, you’ll also eat a significant amount of vegetables, ensuring that you are getting the vital nutrients your body needs and learn to enjoy the healthy foods you’ll be eating long-term in maintenance.

Meetings with Health Coach:

Ideal Protein also requires regular meetings with your coach, who will provide support, accountability, and guidance throughout your weight loss journey. This support is an essential part of IP and is a big reason for dieters’ success. Research indicates that people who set a goal and have a coach are far more likely to succeed.

How long will I be on it?

You will be in the diet phase for as long as you need to achieve your goals. If you have only 20 pounds to lose, you will likely only be on a diet for a couple of months, with an additional two-month step-down/stabilization phase. You will also learn how to maintain a healthy weight during the maintenance phase. If you want to lose 100 pounds or more (which many of our dieters have successfully done!), the process could be several months or over a year.

Hear from our patients about Protein Counseling

Schedule a FREE introductory Webinar and take back control of your life:

Contact an Ideal Protein Coach at 540-341-1701 or email [email protected], leaving your name, phone number, and email contact information. A coach will contact you to register you for a FREE Introductory Webinar. Attending the webinar will help you determine whether the Ideal Protein Protocol is a good fit for obtaining your health goals and will give you a significant discount on your administrative consultation fee for joining the program.

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