The last year has been challenging in many ways, with the accompanying stresses often reflected in our eating, activity levels and overall wellness choices.
Add to that the challenge of transforming those less-than-healthy habits in a meaningful, sustainable way, and moving forward can be interrupted by seemingly insurmountable hurdles.
That’s where a science-based, sustainable program, supported by coaching to keep you on track, is key. The good news is that program may be closer than you think.
Ideal Protein is a three-phase nutritional ketogenic program offering a more balanced approach compared to some more restrictive keto diets, explains Brenda Scott, Ideal Protein coach with Pharmasave Brentwood Bay.
Here’s how it works:
- Phase 1 – The plan combines specially formulated Ideal Protein foods balancing protein, fats and carbs with your own vegetables and healthy proteins. With 70+ selections, including 53 gluten-free options, no doubt you’ll soon find a few favourites. With the right nutrition bringing your body into ketosis, the goal through this phase is weight loss, but clients often enjoy improved sleep and energy as well, Scott notes.
- Phase 2 & 3 – The focus shifts to maintenance and stabilization, with healthy habits to maintain your success. Ongoing support is provided throughout.
For many clients, the coaching element is the difference-maker – it offers support and answers questions, but also provides accountability through weekly check-ins, says Scott, who in addition to undertaking coach training and education through Ideal Protein and certification through the Noakes Foundation for low-carb Nutrition, has followed the program herself.
“People really appreciate the coaching – they get to come in and talk about their week, and any challenges they’ve had, and learn about nutrition and how it works for their body,” Scott says.
“My goal as a coach is to educate our clients the whole way through. It’s always about their health and the mindshift from what wasn’t working to realizing their health is improving, they’re sleeping better and moving better. It’s really exciting when the lightbulb goes off and it all comes together.”
Clients will complete a detailed health questionnaire before starting the program, with adaptations available for those with health concerns. The Pharmasave pharmacist is also on hand for any medication questions.
Spring into your new wellness routine today
With spring’s arrival, there’s no better time to commit to your health!
For those new to Ideal Protein, join before the end of May and be entered to win a $100 Pharmasave gift card. Those who re-start their program will be entered to win a $50 gift card.