The Ideal Protein Difference: Christie Clinic Transformations Medical Weight Loss Program partners with Ideal Protein- a medically designed, nutritionally-based ketogenic Protocol that uses food as medicine to empower you to lose weight and live your best, healthiest life. The Ideal Protein Protocol has been exclusively developed & designed to help you lose weight, stabilize your weight loss and maintain it for the long term. It’s effective and nutritionally safe. Is low-carb, low-fat, and provides the right amount of protein. Resets the body to burn fat while retaining muscle. Replaces vitamins and minerals you miss from certain foods during weight loss with supplements. Gives you a personalized Macro Code to help you sustain your weight loss for the long run. The fact that the diet is low-carb and low-fat sets Ideal Protein apart from other keto diets. Unlike the other keto diets, Ideal Protein provides adequate amounts of protein to protect from muscle loss – you don’t risk a protein deficiency. Ideal Protein is a lower-fat, nutritionally ketogenic Protocol. Ideal Protein also provides the recommended daily intake of the vitamins and minerals you need while following the Protocol. Ideal Protein Foods: Make great and tasty choices Over 80 delicious foods to choose from- check out some of the products linked on our pre-order page Tasty, easy to prepare, and convenient Savory or sweet, hot or cold, crunchy or smooth High-quality protein How does Ideal Protein’s ketogenic protocol help you lose weight? The Protocol is designed to optimize fat loss through nutritional ketosis, a safe and natural state in which the body mobilizes stored fat as its alternative energy source. The body essentially has 3 fuel sources or “fuel tanks” that it can draw from to support our daily energy requirements: sugar, protein & fat. Because sugar is the quickest and easiest source of the three, the body will always draw from this tank first, and because the average person consumes a daily diet that’s comprised mostly of sugar (in the form of carbohydrates), this is often the only fuel tank that is ever used. Unlike our “fat tank,” our “sugar tank” has limited storage capacity and therefore relies on the constant replenishment from our diets. Our intake of carbs—from fruits and vegetables to breads, pasta, cookies, soda, candy, and alcohol—provides more than enough sugar to keep this fuel tank filled. And if by chance it starts to run low, our body will send out “prompts” and “reminders” in the form of hunger and cravings in an attempt to refill the tank! Ideal Protein helps to get you into this fat-burning state of ketosis by restricting carbohydrate intake in Phase 1: Weight Loss. This process is supported by eating select vegetables, lean proteins, and tasty Ideal Protein foods, taking micronutritional supplements, and most importantly, our health coaches.