Ideal Protein:
New Dieter Specials

Reach Your Goals with
BioIntelligent Wellness and Ideal Protein

About the Program, It’s Goal

BioIntelligent Wellness is proud to offer Ideal Protein, a medically designed ketogenic weight loss program, which focuses on lowering fats and carbohydrates and adding healthy, lean protein to help you lose weight.

How It Works

In ketosis, weight loss is achieved where the body burns stored fat as fuel due to an absence of insulin production from carbohydrate consumption.

Your Results

Different from the popular Keto diet, Ideal Protein is also lower in fat, allowing the body to sooner focus burning your stored fat rather than just the fat you eat. On average, you will be losing 2-7 pounds per week.

For Whom

If you have never tried Ideal Protein or have tried it in the past and want to come back, we have several specials for you!

New Dieter Specials

New Ideal Protein Online Dieter Special

The new Ideal Protein online dieter special is only for new clients who have not Ideal Protein with our clinic.

  • Program Start fees waived ($50 value)
  • 50% off your first week of Ideal Protein Food
  • Free shipping for orders over $200 in the US

*All online dieters are eligible to receive our virtual new dieter special with a 3-week minimum order.

New Ideal Protein Local Dieter Special

The new Ideal Protein local dieter special is only for new clients who have not Ideal Protein with our clinic.

  • Program Start fees waived ($50 value)
  • 50% off your first week of Ideal Protein Food
  • Complimentary Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) testing to create a customized Phase 3 maintenance plan ($125 value)*

*Metabolic testing performed on the second week of phase 3 and is offered complimentary to those who successfully complete the program

Reset Specials

28-Day Ideal Protein Reset Special

This protocol is designed for past Ideal Protein clients only. Resets are simple and a great way to lose weight and rebalance insulin and glucagon hormones quickly and efficiently.

  • Program start fees waived ($50 value)
  • Complimentary Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) test* to create a customized Phase 3 maintenance plan [$125 value]

Your Commitment:

  • Phase 1: 14 days of weight loss.
  • Phase 2: 7 days of stabilization.
  • Phase 3: 7 days of lifestyle learning how to maintain a healthy weight.

*Metabolic testing if for local dieters who successfully complete the reset and continue phase 3 for at least 2 weeks. 

Why Choose BioIntelligent Wellness for Your Ideal Protein Journey?

Choosing the Ideal Protein clinic you will work with on your weight loss journey is almost as important a step as deciding to lose weight. This decision not only determines your potential for success but also can determine how quickly you will lose weight.

For the last 10 years, BioIntelligent Wellness has specialized in the Ideal Protein protocol. We have helped thousands of dieters lose tens of thousands of pounds. Before selecting your Ideal Protein clinic, there are a few important considerations we encourage you to look at:

Our Specialization

We Specialize in Nutrition

While many different types of clinics exist, our clinic specializes in improving health parameters through nutrition and dietary interventions. Whether our clients are looking to lose weight for health or aesthetic reasons, we specialize in a nutritional approach to wellness.

We Are Experienced In Working with Dieters On Medications And Partner With Their Physicians

We have long supported dieters who are on medications for blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol medications. Locally we work with several outside physicians who specifically refer their patients to our program for co-management of their metabolic syndrome, fatty liver, and gout patients. These physicians do not financially benefit from referring patients to our program and refer to us solely based on the results we achieve with their patients.

We Can Customize Maintenance

Our local dieters who successfully complete the protocol will have Resting Metabolic Rate Testing (RMR testing) performed the second or third week of Phase 3. For distance dieters, we can locate a facility near you to perform the testing and use it to customize your lifestyle program. We use the results to help our clients customize their calories and macronutrient needs for maintenance. While testing is not required, many of our dieters feel confident knowing exactly what they need, and it creates a foundation for their meal planning and helps to maintain their losses.
If you’ve never heard of metabolism testing and are interested in learning more about why we do it, check this out.

Our Flexibility

Our Flexible Hours Make Being Consistent Easy

Can you be seen after regular business hours? Early mornings, after work and on the weekend is when most people can make time for a reoccurring appointment and sometimes that differs from week to week. Before selecting a clinic it’s important to determine if they’re able to accommodate your busy lifestyle.

Our Ideal Protein Online Program Option

Again, we find that many dieters are most successful if they have a variety of options for appointment types. We have always offered an online option for customized nutrition as our clients come from around the US and in some cases the world.
We started our Ideal Protein online program to accommodate our clients that travel frequently or who relocate and wanted to continue with their coach. Over the past couple of years, we have found that not all Ideal Protein clinics approach and administer the protocol in the same way. Today, we have dieters from around the country who chose the Ideal Protein online program for convenience, availability and ultimately because they feel the value of having a program that works with their lifestyle.

Our Coaching

Our Coaches Are Experienced Experts on Ideal Protein

The coaching component of this program is one of the most important keys to your success. Yes, any diet can be done without coaching, but we find that without coaching or without adequate coaching dieters are less successful, spend more time on the diet (which means more cost) and have a more difficult time transitioning off the diet into a maintainable lifestyle.
All our coaches undergo the full Ideal Protein certification program and much more. In addition to the Ideal Protein initial and ongoing training, our coaches all participate in continuing education and working collaboration through BioIntelligent Wellness. Since most of our coaches also maintain outside certifications and licenses, they are also required to complete annual continuing education.
The Ideal Protein coaches at our clinic work under our program director, whose sole focus is Ideal Protein, and who supervises the progress of each dieter and can offer insight on ways to accelerate your success. All of the coaches have also successfully completed the diet themselves and have been with us for years. We believe that intellectual knowledge is important, but the combination of knowledge and experience is invaluable to fully support a dieter on the program.

Our Coaches Have Nutrition Experience Outside of Ideal Protein

Ideal Protein offers comprehensive training for coaches, but the Ideal Protein training is just the beginning. While it provides a great foundation, we at BioIntelligent Wellness hire coaches that have not only trained on Ideal Protein, they have advanced education in the area of nutrition and have nutrition certifications and licenses that extend beyond Ideal Protein’s training.

Our Dieters Feel A Sense of Value from Every Visit

We are amazed when we hear the stories about how some other clinics manage their Ideal Protein program and particularly the coaching aspect. We believe that effective coaching extends far beyond performing biometric measurements on someone and selling them food. Our coaches focus on the physiologic science of fat loss however they also focus on education, identifying and overcoming patterns, lifestyle challenges and the emotional components of weight gain and loss. We know there is no such thing as one size fits all, especially when it comes to coaching and true change.
We are committed to creating value out of every coaching session which is why our dieters pay for their coaching as they go. This protocol requires diverse coaching focuses for each phase of the diet and our coaches know what it takes to help you succeed on all levels, including transitioning to your lifestyle and maintaining your victories.

Our Dieters Are Supported in Between Visits

We believe you’re on a diet 7 days a week and all our dieters are supported electronically through text and email by their coach in-between visits. Life happens and sometimes we have questions, need guidance or help to navigate something that comes up. Our coaches are there for you.
Our philosophy stems from our experience and specialization in administering effective nutrition programs. For the last 12 years, BioIntelligent Wellness’s customized nutrition patients have always felt the electronic support was a valuable contributor to their success so when we launched our Ideal Protein program, we extended this support to our Ideal Protein clients.

We Offer Bilingual Coaching

Spanish speaking clients sometimes prefer to receive their coaching and support in their native language, and we love to support them! Our bilingual Spanish coach, Rocio Delgado, is a native speaker, an Ideal Protein coach and has a master’s degree in public health.

FAQ’s

We are always ready to answer any of your questions

Ideal Protein

About how long will I need to be on the protocol?

It depends on how much weight you would like to lose. Most of our dieters lose between 2-7 pounds per week. The first two weeks, most clients lose at least 6-8 pounds.

All together there are three phases to the protocol, but you will lose all the weight during the first phase.

Am I able to work out on Ideal Protein?

Yes. We may recommend you modify the intensity over the first 3 weeks to allow your body to adjust to the program. Your coach will add an additional Ideal Protein food for each 40-60 minutes of exercise. They may also recommend you avoid anaerobic exercise as it requires your body to utilize glycogen for fuel and your levels will be insufficient while in ketosis.

Are the Ideal Protein foods the same as other commercially sold low carb snacks?

Not even close! The Ideal Protein foods are all non-GMO and were designed for absorption. The foods are tested based on the international bioavailability scale to be between 96% – 297% bioavailability. This means for the same number of calories; you receive up to 3 times the amount of nutrients. Essentially, you would need to eat up to 3 alternative products for every Ideal Protein food. That would mean up to 3 times the number of calories to equal the same nutrient value.

Are the products Gluten Free?

Gluten is a protein found in wheat and related grains causing a wide variety of mild, to very serious symptoms in gluten sensitive individuals.

As part of Ideal Protein’s initiative to meet the dietary needs of gluten sensitive dieters, they’ve made it easier than ever to select gluten-free alternatives on the Ideal Protein Weight Loss method, printing an easy-to-spot “certified gluten-free” symbol on over 40 of their packages.

The items that are certified gluten-free are produced in a Celiac-certified facility and on equipment certified to be free of gluten-containing grains. Dieters who have Celiac Disease must select from only these selections. Many of our gluten-sensitive dieters can consume the full line of Ideal Protein products without complications.

Are there any products that someone who is lactose intolerant should avoid?

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 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 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 Virtual Program

Can I buy Ideal Protein foods online?

Yes, we can help you buy your Ideal Protein foods online. We are currently helping 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 is not a do-it-yourself program, we want to make sure you have the support you need.

Can you ship foods overnight?

1-day shipping is available. Please contact us for pricing.

Can you ship foods to Canada or other countries?

Yes

Do you deliver Ideal Protein food?

If you are a local dieter, contact us about free local food delivery.

Do you have Spanish speaking coaches?

¡Si! Tenemosentrenadores de hablahispana y podemosapoyar a quieneshacendieta Ideal Protein enespañol.

Metabolism Testing

Am I required to attend a results session, or can I just get the results?

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.

How do I prepare for the metabolism testing test?
  • 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
How does metabolism testing help me lose weight?

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.

How does metabolism testing help me stabilize my weight after weight loss?

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.

How does metabolism testing help support athletic training and goals?

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.

Corporate Wellness

What type of Corporate Wellness programs do you offer?

We offer a variety of programs, from lunch & learns, corporate fitness, structured weight loss programs focusing on improving vital heath markers, metabolic testing as well as health & wellness coaching.

What will the Ideal Protein Corporate Program consist of?

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 which 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

When will this program take place?

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
Where will this program take place?

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.

Who is eligible to participate?

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.

Provider Faq

Are there any products that someone who is lactose intolerant should avoid?

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 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 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.

Can Gastric bypass/Lapband patients go on the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method?

The 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.

How many calories will I be consuming daily while on the weight loss phase of Ideal Protein?

In short, you will be consuming approximately 900-1100 calories from the foods you eat. Unlike the other keto diets, Ideal Protein provides adequate amounts of protein to protect you from muscle loss and Ideal Protein 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!

How would the sea salt and supplements affect a dieter that is bipolar and is on Lithium?

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.

I have a patient who is on Coumadin and was told not to eat any cabbage, lettuce, broccoli, green beans, turnip greens, etc., but he has, and his levels of Coumadin needed have skyrocketed. Can he do the diet and eat something else? Can patients on Coumadin do this diet?

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.