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Ideal Protein is a three-phased, medically designed protocol that promotes rapid fat loss while maintaining lean muscle mass. With weekly one-on-one cLEARN MORE
There’s no such thing as “average” when it comes to your metabolism… So why guess when you can test? Accurate assessment and interpretatioLEARN MORE
Do you want to feel better? Do you wish your clothes fit differently? Have you hit a performance, weight loss or other plateau? Do you waLEARN MORE
21 Day Sugar Detox
A program designed to eliminate sugar cravings and create healthy everyday eating habits. Among many other benefits, the program will help increase eLEARN MORE
Meal Planning helps you take the thinking out of what to eat while helping you discover how to eat to support your goals or challenges. Custom meals aLEARN MORE
Teen Weight Loss
Teenage years are difficult enough without the added difficulties that come with being overweight. This program offers teens an effective way to loseLEARN MORE
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We host free, on-site wellness seminars aimed at reducing or eliminating health issues affecting employee health and work productivity
Corporate Weight Loss
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My problem area has always been my stomach and despite my best efforts, getting rid of it is has been impossible. While I didn’t have a lot of weight on the scale to lose, it kept me from enjoying my closet full of designer dresses and instead I was stuck camouflaging with bulky sweaters and jackets. I tried a diet with appetite suppressant pills read more
I used to be 281 lbs. I lost some on my own (and gained some too), struggling through every diet you've ever heard of, but bottom line…this program works best, if you follow the plan properly. With Ideal Protein diet and the guidance of BioIntelligent Wellness, I finally have my weight management under control. I've been around 160 lbs for almost read more
2 years ago, I was referred to BioIntelligent Wellness for my mother who was diabetic. In the beginning, her diabetes was controlled with medication but after my father died, things really changed. She was depressed, and her blood sugar was out of control. She went from swallowing medication to injecting but nothing seemed to be helping. She was ga read more
My daughter was a premature baby, as she grew up, she was always on the skinny side. Despite the extra meals, she couldn’t gain weight and struggled with low energy. While I only remember kids being teased for being overweight, she would come home in tears about being teased for being too thin. We tried everything possible, but she wasn’t gaini read more
BioIntelligent Wellness - I had a great experience! My goal was to lose weight but this program not only helped me to lose but also kept me motivated to maintain it. I worked with Cat who is a very informed and supportive coach. She never failed to acknowledge my success, encouraged me and even supported me through my not-so-wise bad decisions. The read more
I just recently completed BioIntelligent Wellness, Ideal Protein Weight Loss diet and I feel AMAZING! I've lost nearly 11 pounds in 18 days, not only does this diet help me lose weight, but it teaches me how to make healthier decisions and eating habits. I have permanently adapt this lifestyle changes and really happy from it. If you're interested read more
I signed up for Ideal Protein diet after extensive research and decided that it is the best way for me to approach ketogenic weight loss. I have to say that it has been the team at BioIntelligent Wellness that has truly made the difference in my level of success, especially Debb and Cat. The entire team has gone out of their way to support my on my read more
My daughter recommended I go to BioIntelligent Wellness since I was struggling to lose the 15 pounds I gained around my mid-section after menopause. The program was very easy to follow, and the coaching was great. The Ideal Protein diet was easy to follow and my coaching visits in the office and electronic support kept me on track. I am glad I did read more
At my surgical consultation before my hip replacement surgery, my orthopedist told me that he was uncomfortable with performing surgery until I lost weight. He knew I was in daily pain and told me that a lot of his patients have had success working with BioIntelligent Wellness. While he wouldn’t perform surgery at my weight, he agreed to schedule read more
After first pregnancy, my body wasn't what it used to be and I knew my ways of eating was a part of that. I always had a problems around my lower-back and I didn't understand why - no matter how many salads I ate and how often I exercised. I have tried making self meal plans and diets but nothing worked out. At the end, I was ready to give up and s read more
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Dr. Orrin McLeod
Dr. Aliza Cicerone, ND, FABNO
Dr. Kelly Bagnell, OB/GYN
Dr. Lisa Jukes, F.A.G.O.G.
Dr. Douglas Rothrock
Working with BioIntelligent Wellness has become one of the most invaluable tools that I can offer my patients. Even while approaching disease prevention and management from an integrative perspective, there are times when pharmaceuticals, supplement protocols and lifestyle modifications do not produce the desired results. Long term patients of m read more
The Ideal Protein Method has proven to be a life-changing catalyst, personally and for my patients. Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome are now one of the leading causes of disease and premature death in the U.S. As a cardiologist, the Ideal Protein Method is a wonderful tool I can recommend to my patients that will bring major benefits to their car read more
Dr. Lisa M. Jukes is a board-certified OB/GYN providing treatment in all aspects of gynecological health care. She highly recommends the Ideal Protein program for treating various health issues of women. Ideal Protein is more than just another low carb or ketogenic diet. It’s an effective tool that addresses modern women’s health issues at t read more
I have other women who have tried to get pregnant and they\'ve been unable to achieve that because of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), which is one of the most common causes of female infertility. By having them at lose at least 5 percent of their weight, 5 percent of their body mass (so 10 to 15 pounds) put them back into regular cycles and the read more
I decided to start on the program myself for nutritional purposes. I did not need to lose weight but after seeing the presentation I realized how poor my nutrition had been. I am extremely active and I realized I had not been eating anywhere near enough protein. I had been skipping a lot of meals because I felt like I did not have the time to eat. read more
We have been very pleased with the results our dieters have achieved. In addition to losing weight while maintaining muscle mass which, we have seen better blood sugar and blood pressure control as well as decrease reliance on arthritis medications. The majority of our clients feel that the dietary changes are easy to implement and find the Ide read more
When you\'re diagnosing patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), you know we have to rule out other kinds of causes for an ovulation. once you do that and you often figure out that they are resistant to insulin, that their sugars are elevated, their cholesterol panels off and their androgen levels are up. You can make a big impact in the read more
As a physician, it gives me great pleasure to titrate patients off their medication(s). Truly, we have seen such changes in these people. We are pleased to say that Ideal Protein has been the last diet for many of our patients. We couldn\'t be happier with the outcome. We are pleased to say that Ideal Protein has been the last diet for many of o read more
As a cardiologist, I am always looking for ways to help my patients get healthier, improve their lipid profiles and reduce the risk of heart disease. Ideal Protein is a major tool that will help us accomplish these goals. Our research, presented at the Cleveland Clinic’s Obesity Conference and the National Obesity Conference, demonstrates these r read more
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The program itself is clinically-tested and all the products are approved by FDA. The best part of Ideal Protein protocol is, although it follows a ketogenic approach, it overcomes many of the shortfalls of a typical keto diet.
However, it is important to complete a health profile to ensure it is healthy for you to participate. Depending on your health history and active conditions, your doctor may need to sign a release for you to participate.
Ideal Protein is not high-protein but high-quality protein. Ideal Protein, an adequate protein diet, incorporates the perfect combination of highly absorbable protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals – all the necessary ingredients for healthy weight loss.
With most Ideal Protein clinics, you will need to pay an initial fee of $350 – $450.
With BioIntelligent Wellness, your initial consultation comes free of these upfront charges.
Your coaching visits are only $15 a week and that also covers electronic coaching between your visits. Also, while on the Ideal Protein Phase 1, it’s feasible to budget for around $93 a week for the foods, and for Phase 2, you can expect $62 per week for food.
In Phase 3 or maintenance phase, no Ideal Protein products are required and it’s up to you to decide if you have favorite products you wish to continue using in maintenance.
Like any other diet, yes.
In the initial days, as you are changing your eating habit as well as your routine, you may experience discomfort, hunger, cravings, etc. But worry not. Your Ideal Protein coaches are just a text away to give you the right advice in such cases.
Ketosis is a state of body metabolism where your body burns fats (ketone bodies) as the primary source of energy instead of carbohydrates. It is using your stored fat as the primary energy source.
Phase 1 of Ideal Protein puts your body into ketosis. The only difference is, here your body gets the optimal protein needed for maintaining lean mass and other nutrients essential for the body’s biochemical activities. With the needs of your body met, you are able to burn your stored fat with ease.
Ideal Protein Virtual Program
Yes, we can help you buy your Ideal Protein products online. We are currently helping Ideal Protein dieters of other clinics that need to buy food but plan to continue with their coaching program. If your clinic is closed, we can help you with making sure you have food and coaching support. Since Ideal Protein diet is not a do-it-yourself program, we want to make sure you have the support you need.
1-day shipping is available. Please contact us for pricing.
If you are a local dieter, contact us about free local food delivery.
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We understand that many dieters are unable to meet with their coach due to the current coronavirus situation and we can help support you during this time.
Yes! No matter what phase of the diet you are on, we offer virtual coaching to support you. For many, maintenance is where dieters need even more support in navigating the whole food environment and social challenges. We’re here to help!!
We offer just about any option for virtual coaching visits and it really depends what works best for you. We typically use telephone, FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, What’s App or Viber.
Visit the online ordering system to see the products we carry and select the items you would like to order. Once you select your items and submit your delivery address, we will immediately contact you to confirm the shipping speed, give you your total, and obtain payment information.
If you’re already on the diet and transferring, getting started with us is easy.
- You’ll visit the store to select your products.
- Complete the Ideal Protein health Profile so your coach can get to know you
- We’ll contact you to confirm your shipping details and schedule your coaching visits
While a results session is recommended and clients find more value in attending, we are also happy to provide you with just a copy of the report. You will not receive the macronutrient and meal distribution guidelines. If you need additional guidance, you are always welcome to schedule a results session later or to schedule a customized nutrition appointment and those results may be utilized as a foundation of your program.
- Fast for 8‐12 hours prior to test time (no consumption of food or beverages except water)
- No exercise or strenuous activity 12 hours prior to test
- Try to remain relaxed during the 3 hours prior to your test
- Wear comfortable clothing to your test
Metabolism Testing shows you how to properly nourish YOUR body in a way that meet your body’s minimum requirements for organ function, allowing your body to release its stored fat. Often, our clients are convinced they have a slow metabolism and that’s the reason its so difficult to lose weight. Statistically speaking, most overweight and obese people have an average or fast metabolic rate.
After testing, they realize they have not been eating enough (either insufficient calories or overtraining). When the body perceives its under “stress”, it’s intelligent design signals it to store fat instead of burning it. The old adage eat less and move more is often the opposite of what one needs to do to lose weight.
Many of our clients are more confused about what and how much to eat after weight loss and have increased fear about regaining weight. It’s no surprise, 95% of people who lose weight regain within months or years. Some people try and continue to eat what they did to lose weight and it backfires and sets you up to regain. Others lose connection with their body’s hunger signaling and either eat too much or too little – both can cause you to gain after losing weight.
BioIntelligent Wellness believes metabolism testing is essential data to successfully maintain your weight after losing. Metabolism testing and the results give you real, personalized data to help your nutritionist create a scientifically based, lifestyle plan.
Your resting metabolic rate (RMR) accounts for about 70% of the calories you burn daily, outside of any activities or exercise. The metabolism test allows you to establish an accurate, personalized foundation for your overall nutritional plan. With the results, you can plan for the number of calories, and macronutrient splits that make the most sense for both your training and your rest days. If you need support, you can work with one of our nutritionists to further dial is your sport-specific performance nutrition plan.
The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program is typically offered as an onsite or offsite, structured 8-16-week program. The program may be structured with or without a fitness component. This program consists of activities that include health awareness, lifestyle change, and measurable results. Depending on level of participation and program options selected, the activities in each area may include, but are not limited to:
a) Program Launch/Info Meeting
b) Initial One-on-One Coaching Visit (60 minutes)
c) Weekly One-on-One Coaching Visits (20 minutes)
d) Program Conclusion Celebration
Corporate Wellness program activities may be scheduled as a one-time event, an ongoing employee benefits offering or a combination of thereof.
Coaching visits may be scheduled during the following times:
- Before work
- During work, provided scheduling and workload needs of the company are met
- Between work (lunch and breaks)
- After work
Corporate Wellness program activities typically take place in appropriate designated spaces on-site. This may include conference rooms and other available indoor and outdoor areas.
Coaching visits may be scheduled for onsite at your workplace, at either our Carlsbad or Solana Beach location or may be held virtually via Zoom, telephone, FaceTime or Skype.
All employees are eligible for voluntary participation in the weight loss program.
Family members, significant others and friends are eligible to participate per guidelines set by the organization.
Select participants may be required obtain medical clearance from their primary care provider to participate in the Ideal Protein corporate weight loss program.
People who are lactose intolerant do not produce the enzyme lactase are therefore cannot digest the sugar lactose (a disaccharide composed of a molecule of galactose and glucose). If they ingest lactose, they typically can get cramps or gas. This is NOT an allergy, so they wouldn’t have a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction.
Our Ideal Protein products that contain whey isolates (most of the drinks) only contain about 0.05% lactose and this small amount usually does not cause any problems with these folks. I would have them avoid the products that contain whole milk protein (the cappuccino, the chocolate drink, the omelet, the crispy cereal, puddings, etc). The other option is to let them try a “small amount” of some of these foods and to see if they in fact do experience any discomfort. They can take one of the many Ideal Protein products for lactose intolerant people that contain lactase (i.e“Dairy-Eze” or “Lactaid”). But most of these folks just opt to avoid the foods containing the whole milk protein.
Ideal Protein diet is great for gastric bypass/lap band patients…both for losing weight and to provide a great source of protein in a very small volume of food, Lapbanders will do well with that.
In short, you will be consuming approximately 900-1100 calories from the foods you eat. Unlike the other keto diets, Ideal Protein diet provides adequate amounts of protein to protect you from muscle loss. Ideal Protein diet also provides the recommended daily intake of vitamins and minerals.
On average, you need 2,000 calories each day to meet your body’s needs, and 900 of these calories are going to come from the Ideal Protein diet. The remaining 1,100 calories will come from fat taken from your own fat stores!
Lithium and sodium (chemically very similar) affect each other in an inverse manner. That is as you increase your sodium intake your lithium levels will decrease and if you cut down on salt, your lithium levels could creep up. Lithium unfortunately has a “narrow therapeutic index” meaning the blood level has to be “just right”. Too little and there is no benefit to the patient. Too much and it can be very toxic (usually nausea is the first symptom of too high level). The only really good way to monitor this is do a lithium blood level (Quest of Lab Corp routinely do these). Start the dieter on the program and draw a lithium level at about three weeks. Tell he or she to keep track of the salt they are using. If the blood level comes back a little low, tell them to “back off on the salt a tad”. If it comes back a little high, tell them to use more salt. Hopefully it won’t be a big deal, but at least we’re watching things. It is recommended to repeat the test in a month.
During the first TWO WEEKS of the program, the glycogen stores have been depleted and the dieter is consuming only the barest of necessary carbs for the brain, adrenal medulla, nucleated blood cells and a couple of other cells, that CANNOT use ketonic bodies as a fuel source, they MUST have glucose.
Patients on Coumadin certainly MAY do the diet, over a couple of months, especially if they supplement with some good Omega-3 oils (i.e. fish oil, cod liver oil) and decreasing their blood sugar via the “protocol”, their dosage of Coumadin can usually be reduced. However certain vegetables (due to their high vitamin K content) can cause certain clotting factors to increase thus necessitating a need for an increased dose of Coumadin (Warfarin). Attached is a list of the “K” content of various foods. Patients should pick the vegetables that have the lowest levels of “K” and it should not pose a problem with the diet.
Good recommendations would be: mushrooms, zucchini, peppers, garlic, only iceberg lettuce, celery, etc. I would advise to keep this list handy and the “docs” can give it to patients who must take Coumadin. Also, there’s a pharmacist’s trick, if necessary, the patient can take a “baby aspirin” per day. This will cause the levels of Coumadin to rise in the blood without increasing the dose of the drug. Note: This should only be done if absolutely necessary and the patient should be advised to watch for signs of bruising.
Intuitive Eating is a philosophy that directly supports your learning goal of this course. It’s a style of eating that promotes healthy attitude toward food and body image. It’s a process that reconnects you to your intuition and inner voice to guide you toward nourishing yourself in a way that is enjoyable and effortless.
This course is meant to help you break free from diet mentality, from a restrictive lifestyle, and having negative views about your own body. There are many phrases that circulate when it comes to nutrition, like “eating clean”, “cheat meals”, or “good vs bad” foods. When we label foods as good and bad, we assign value to them and in turn, our food choices can be burdened with guilt. Food is meant to be enjoyable and to nourish our body. It’s the only vessel you have, so learn to be kind to yourself and listen to your inner voice to find out what feels right for you!
This course is also offered in a private format. Many clients prefer the convenience of a one-on-one format as the program may be started at any time and offers a more intimate setting for those that prefer privacy. All clients will still have access to the community features of the program and all other features of the group program.
This course will start July 6th. Make sure to register ahead of time to secure your place. Late registrations will not be accepted in order to make sure you get the full value and content of this course. But don’t worry, you can always join in on the next course start date in August.
This course is a 6-week self-study with group and mentor support. You do have to option of upgrading to a program option with individual focus as well to make sure you get the attention you need during this journey.
You will need access to a computer, tablet or cellphone and internet access. You will need an account with Facebook as well to join in on the support group. Our weekly live group sessions will run via Zoom/Facebook live so you can virtually participate from anywhere. Lastly, you will receive worksheets as part of your weekly education material. You will be able to use the electronic documents on your computer, but if you’re like me, you may want a printer to be able to print a hard copy of worksheets for your records.
Having an online course offers the benefit of flexibility. You can complete course material and participate in the Facebook group at your own pace. The live group calls are scheduled for Thursday evenings and will last about one hour. However, if you are not able to join, sessions will be recorded and posted in the private group so that you can still get the value of information that comes up during group calls.