BioIntelligent Wellness Virtual Ideal Protein Coaching

We utilize a variety of formats, including telephone, FaceTime and Zoom meetings to support you in reaching your goals

Who it’s For

  • You live in an area where there is no Ideal Protein clinic, the clinic is not convenient or the clinic has been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • You travel frequently or have a hectic work schedule

How it Works

  1.   Schedule a complimentary consultation to learn how the program can work for you and confirm you are a candidate for our virtual program.
    Once confirmed, we will:
    • Schedule a Virtual Pre-start Appointment to review the Ideal Protein foods and select your initial start products. You will also schedule your official Ideal Protein Program Start Appointment at this time.
    • We will ship your Ideal Protein products and Initial Start Folder by mail.
  2. Attend your Program Start Appointment (prior to starting the diet). Our coaches offer electronic support (text and email) between visits to ensure you have consistent support and guidance between your appointments.
  3. Schedule and attend your weekly coaching appointments with your dedicated coach to review your progress and food logs, optimize meal planning and answer any questions that come up.

How to Get Started

You will be immediately contacted to schedule your Virtual Pre-start Appointment and Program Start Appointments.
Take the first step and book your Complimentary Ideal Protein Consultation today! If you have questions, call us at 858-228-3644 or check out our online seminar to learn more about Ideal Protein.
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 you 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, wecan 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.

Do you offer coaching if I am still able to get food from my local clinic but not coaching support?

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.

Do you offer virtual coaching for dieter’s that are in maintenance?

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!!

How are virtual visits held?

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.

How do I select my Ideal Protein foods?

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.

How does the virtual coaching program work if I am already on Ideal Protein?

If you’re already on the diet and transferring, getting started with us is easy.

  1. You’ll visit the store to select your products.
  2. Complete the Ideal Protein health Profile so your coach can get to know you
  3. We’ll contact you to confirm your shipping details and schedule your coaching visits

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.