Brian was almost on the verge of breaking down! And I could very well understand why.
After all, he had worked hard to lose the excess weight after strictly following the keto diet for several months! Most people can’t stick to this diet, not even for a month.
And here I had, a man so determined to lose weight that he didn’t even have one cheat day during his 8-month long keto journey.
And yes, he did lose weight. The last time I met him, he looked drastically different than what he looked like before he started the keto diet. He not only looked like a different person, he even looked much younger after having lost the weight.
But, today, after not seeing him for 3 months, I ran into him and I was shocked. He had gained back the all the weight he had lost by following a keto diet! Did he miss out on Ideal Protein during his journey, I thought?
He told me his story and explained how he was back to square one shortly after resuming his pre-keto lifestyle.
I had to take up this case. As a fitness coach, I definitely did not want people to lose faith in the highly effective keto diet. Several research studies have shown that a keto diet cannot just help you to lose weight, but also reduces the risk of diabetes and several other disorders.
I listened to his whole story again and evaluated where he might have gone wrong.
And this is what I found out.
What Exactly Went Wrong When Brian Stopped Then Keto Diet?
His diet… The first thing I realized after listening to his whole story was he did not follow the right steps while withdrawing from the keto lifestyle. He went back to his old dietary habits within just a week. Though he was aware that the transition must happen slowly, he had no real plan, understanding of the duration required or guidance of how to accomplish it successfully.
The second mistake he made was he ignored the body’s needs for nutrients in a proportion that’s the optimum for losing and maintaining weight.
He not only started eating junk foods he had missed, but also neglected that his body needed the right amounts of carbs, proteins, and fats – in a perfect proportion.
In fact, he never figured that out while he was following the keto diet because he did it without guidance. He was too consumed with the success of his weight loss efforts and took his newly gained lean body for granted, and ignored its real needs.
The result of this was as to be expected. He gained back the all of the weight he had lost and today, he was standing in front of me, feeling ashamed, defeated and hopeless.
For me, Brian’s misery was a challenge I knew I could help him overcome . I wanted to make sure that this time he would lose all the weight all over again, but in a much shorter duration. I knew it would be harder for him to go through the same ordeal for so many months.
And second, I wanted to make sure he doesn’t regain the weight once he has lost it.
So, this is what I did. I got him in touch with Debb at BioIntelligent Wellness and introduced him to Ideal Protein! Why? Let me explain.
What Is Ideal Protein?
Ideal Protein is a four-phase protocol specially designed to help you to achieve your weight loss goal and maintain it. This protocol, originally designed for Olympic athletes, has been developed keeping in mind the principles of a keto diet.
This means it is aimed at limiting your carbohydrate intake in order to encourage your body to burn the stored fats as a source of energy.
Once Brian started working with Debb and began Ideal Protein, things really happened at a faster pace. Rather than going it alone, he had a personal weight loss coach to guide him throughout the duration of his weight loss journey.
He was also educated on how Ideal Protein works so that he had a clear idea of what to expect.
How Does Ideal Protein Work?
Ideal Protein offers a well-planned diet protocol that includes an adequate amount of proteins, and a low amount of carbs and fat to promote rapid fat loss.
It is based on the basic chronological order in which the macronutrients are used up by the body to meet its energy requirement.
Our body is designed to first use up its carbohydrate reserve as a source of fuel. And when it doesn’t get carbs, like it happens when you are following a low-carb, keto diet, it turns to its second preference for an energy source, which is fats.
In this manner, a keto diet ensures a faster weight loss by replacing carbs with fats as a usable fuel for the body.
Ideal Protein works on the same principle by limiting your carbohydrate intake. But, it does one more thing. The protocol also supports your muscle mass by including adequate proteins in your diet.
As a fitness coach, this is what I particularly appreciate about the Ideal Protein Weight Loss protocol. It promotes fat loss without affecting your lean muscle mass.
It is not like any other high-protein diet. It offers a variety of high-quality, protein-rich foods to help you lose weight and maintain it.
Coming back to Brian, he was even more successful the second time at losing weight. And this time, he didn’t have to try too hard to control his cravings – Ideal Protein took care of all that.
Ideal Protein contains a variety of of delicious foods that can satisfy your taste buds and any craving. This gave Brian a chance to choose the flavorful Ideal Protein foods, which are also easy to prepare., over his usual vices.
The weight loss phase, this time, became much easier for Brian and was so much quicker than when he was on keto.
Brian also received personal coaching to monitor his progress and provide the knowledge about health and nutrition he needed to be successful..
He was also provided lifestyle education, and guidance to help him sustain the ideal weight he worked so hard to achieve.
I was in touch with him throughout his Ideal Protein journey with BioIntelligent Wellness. I met him frequently and each time, found him to be happier and more relaxed in contrast to how he appeared during his previous keto journey.
I suppose the tasty, keto-friendly foods offered by Ideal Protein had helped him keep his taste buds satisfied. This was a great way to avoid the frustration and irritation that most keto dieters experience when they have to control their cravings for delicious foods.
It feels good when people understand the importance of healthy eating. And this is what happened with Brian.
The guidance he received while working with Debb at BioIntelligent Wellness and on Ideal Protein helped him improve upon his dietary habits and lifestyle. He was not only able to knock off the excess weight, but could also maintain it by making appropriate changes in his diet.
The successful transition he achieved, this time, with the help of the Ideal Protein protocol has stabilized his weight. He finally seems to be in control of his weight and health. And above all, he is much happier and more confident now. The weight loss has improved his self esteem and provided a well-deserved sense of achievement. I feel he has a long way to go as far as his career and personal life are concerned given his higher confidence and a healthier body.