What we eat on the Ideal Protein Diet
on the Ideal Protein Diet?
addition to the seafood, meat, vegetables and salad that you’ll provide,
you will enjoy the Ideal Protein line of instant protein packets. Here’s
a sampling of what’s currently available. (More products are being
added all the time!)
protein packets are quick and easy -- just add water and shake! (Some
require heating or refrigeration.)
these scrumptious Ideal Protein foods:
• Omelets, Pancakes, Muffins and
• Puddings, Gelatin, Yogurt
• Cold fruit-flavored drinks
Hot drinks – Chocolate and Cappuccino
• Chili and Spaghetti
• Protein Bars and Snacks
packet contains one serving. On average, each serving consists of 18 grams
of protein and 2 grams of carbohydrate. Sweeteners include sucralose and
||The Protein Blends
used in each product may consist of combinations of milk protein concentrate,
whey protein concentrate, lactoserum protein isolate, calcium caseinate,
soy protein isolate, albumin (egg white protein), and hydrolyzed collagen.
All products are vegetarian
– even the “chicken” soup and the “meaty”
Four Phases of the Ideal Protein Diet
Protein Diet consists of 4 phases. Phase 1 is the primary weight loss phase.
You will stay on Phase 1 until you have lost about 80% of the weight you
wish to lose.
Phases 2, 3, and 4 are designed to gently bring your body
back to regular, nutritionally-balanced eating without the Ideal Protein
packets and supplements.
Phase 1, you’ll have 3 Ideal Protein packets per day. Some folks with
special dietary needs may be advised to have a 4th packet each day during
an initial period.
In addition to the protein packets, you’ll need
to eat plenty of vegetables and lettuce greens along with some lean meats,
poultry, and seafood. Plan to drink lots of water, use sea salt, and add
some olive oil to your diet on a daily basis.
Important Note: There is a “personalized”
version of the Ideal Protein Diet tailored to the special needs of those
who are under Doctor’s care for specific medical conditions such
as diabetes, hypertension, immune disorders, and obesity.
Following is the suggested meal plan for Phase 1.
Ideal Protein Packets
Serving of Ideal Protein + Coffee or Tea
Pancake, Muffin, Oatmeal *
Serving of Ideal Protein + 2 cups Vegetables + unlimited lettuce greens
Hot Drink, Cold Drink
of Lean Seafood or 150g of Lean Meat
+ 2 cups Vegetables + unlimited lettuce greens
Serving of Ideal Protein
(2 Servings for some who may need more.)
Gelatin, Protein Bar, Soy Nuts, Yogurt, Hot Chocolate, Cappuccino, Fruit-Flavored
+ Water (minimum 2 quarts or 2 liters)
+ 1 to 2 teaspoons olive oil. Vitamin/Mineral Supplements
Some of the Ideal Protein packets have a few more calories and carbohydrates
than others. You are restricted to “one per day” of the following
packets: Protein bar, Pancake, Oatmeal, Soy Nuts, Chili, and Muffin. For
the Spaghetti, you are further restricted to not more that 1 packet every
2 days. (These restrictions apply to Phases 1 and 2 only – not to
Phases 3 and 4.)
Tenderloin, rib eye, flank steak, rump steak, roast beef, filet mignon
or tournedos, extra-lean ground beef, shank.
Pork tenderloin, fat-free cooked ham.
Cutlet, tenderloin, shank, inside round steak, breast, shoulder, rib.
Poultry: (skinless) chicken, guinea fowl, turkey.
Other: Deer, moose, rabbit, ostrich meat, frog’s legs, heart,
liver, sweetbreads, kidneys.
Bass, haddock, anchovy, catfish, pike, walleye, smelt, swordfish, halibut,
gudgeon, monk fish, sea bass, whiting, hake, cod, perch, skate, shark,
cat shark, Atlantic John Dory, sand pickerel, redfish, sole, tuna (except
red tuna); trout, turbot, red snapper.
Seafood: Squid, crab, shrimp, lobster, oysters, crawfish, scampi, mussels,
clams, and scallops (4 large).
Asparagus, Swiss chard, broccoli, celery,
celeriac, mushrooms, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage (pakchoi, bok choy),
kale, curly kale, red cabbage, sauerkraut, cucumbers, dill pickles, zucchini,
endive, fiddleheads, algae, watercress, spinach, fennel, soybean sprouts,
all types of lettuce, alfalfa, field greens, turnip, green onions, raw
onions, hot peppers, sorrel, leeks, cooked red bell peppers, cooked green
bell peppers, radicchio, radish.
Vegetables limited to twice per week (because
of higher carbohydrate counts)
Eggplant, Brussels sprouts, palm hearts,
wax beans, green beans, snow peas, and tomatoes. (Note: These restrictions
apply to Phases 1 and 2 only – not to Phases 3 and 4.)
Garlic, lemon, spices, fines herbs, ginger,
hot mustard, hot sauce, soy sauce, Tamari sauce, white vinegar, apple
(1 per day with food)
Calcium-Magnesium tablets (4 per day; 2 at dinner + 2 at bedtime)
Potassium-Calcium tablets (1 per day)
Sodium: Add the equivalent of one teaspoon of salt per day to your lunch
and supper. Sea Salt is highly recommended.
Additional vitamins and minerals may be suggested to address specific