What is Ideal Protein? It's a diet, a very strict one, where you can only have lean meats and vegetables. You also use provided packaged food.
So you drink shakes? If you want, they have shakes. But they also have cereal, bars, chips, soup, oatmeal, mashed potatoes, chicken patties, etc. There are a ton of packaged food options and they actually taste really good.
So what do you eat all day? Well for breakfast David normally has strawberry wafer bars with coffee and tea. At lunch he has a salad with two cups of veggies and a packaged food. And at dinner he eats 8oz of meat, plus salad and two cups of veggies.
8oz? Thats seems like a lot for one meal! Yes but he hasn't had meat all day, so it makes up for it.
Are you sure you can have that much meat? Yes, omg, just trust us.
Want to go out for drinks? Alcohol of any kind is not allowed. You'd be surprised at the calories and carbs in booze.
It's Thanksgiving! Can't you just cheat for one day and have some pie? Nope. No cheating allowed what so ever. That will ruin everything.
So David's never cheated? Nope, he is that determined to lose weight.
He's been on it so long he probably doesn't care if I eat this pizza in front of him right? No, David still misses bad food, and making him sit through that is mean. He doesn't want to deprive you of your food, but forcing him to sit through a meal of tacos and donuts is rude.
Will Laura let you have ___? What? I didn't make this diet, and I didn't force him to do it either.
You can't even have fruit? Sugar and carbs.
Is it expensive? Very. Consultation price, plus prepackaged foods, plus fresh veggies. Make sure you can afford this before starting, and have a budget.
When do you plan to stop? When David is happy with his body or has reached a healthy weight range.
Won't you just gain all the weight back? Ideal Protein has three phases, David is currently in phase one. Once he's reached his goal, he will go into phase two, which slowly integrates more foods. Phase three is last, which helps him get used to more food, but also healthy food so he doesn't gain it all back.
I think that covers all of them. If you still have a question feel free to leave a comment. And now for David's before and after!