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Ideal Protein

Weight Management Program for a Healthier Life

Focusing on your personal health goals is an important step in living a happy, healthy life. If one of your goals is to lose weight, we can help. St. Francis Medical Group providers are now offering Ideal Protein, a modified keto diet combined with professional support and healthy eating education.

Offering a proven, scientific approach to weight loss, an easy three-phase protocol and personalized ongoing support, Ideal Protein can be the next step toward a healthier you.

How does Ideal Protein diet work?

The three phases of the Ideal Protein Protocol are designed to help you set, achieve and maintain your weight loss goals. During the Weight Loss Phase of the protocol, we limit carbohydrate intake to encourage the body to turn to its fat stores for energy. By eating Ideal Protein foods, the protocol helps to sustain muscle mass while teaching you how to develop smarter eating habits and lifestyle choices, to help maintain your weight after weight loss is achieved.

Ideal Protein Three Phases

Phase 1

Weight Loss

Reset body to burn fat and lose weight. By restricting carbohydrate intake, the Weight Loss Phase is designed to optimize fat loss through ketosis (a safe and natural state in which the body mobilizes stored fat as its alternative energy source). You’ll remain in Phase 1 until you have reached your weight loss goal.

Phase 2


Reset your mind to maintain a healthy weight and build healthy habits. Following weight loss, the body fights to regain lost weight. This “energy gap,” where more calories are desired than required, makes weight loss difficult to manage and maintain. Stabilization is about narrowing this gap by adjusting the intake of protein/fat/carbs to effectively manage hunger, promote greater satiety and maintain weight loss. Weekly follow-up sessions over the course of two months or more are designed to monitor carbohydrate reintroduction and track weight.

Phase 3


Reset what’s possible and live your fullest, healthiest, best life yet. For the first 12 months following stabilization, you will continue to receive education and support from your coach and clinic. It’s also recommended to “check in” regularly with your coach during this period. In addition, you will also have the option to stay connected to your coach and clinic through an app and Wi-Fi scale. For all of those in maintenance, two semi-annual “tune-ups” are strongly encouraged.

Take the Next Step

Learn more about how you can sign up for the Ideal Protein program today by calling (318) 966-2001 or completing the form below:

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