WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF PROTEIN IN OUR DIET?

Here are four good reasons:

  • It is a component of every cell in your body. In fact, hair and nails are mostly made of protein.
  • Your body uses it to build and repair tissue.
  • You need it to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals.
  • It is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.

Like carbohydrates and fat, protein is a "macronutrient,” meaning that you need relatively large amounts of it to stay healthy. (Vitamins and minerals, which you only need in small quantities, are called "micronutrients.")

Unlike carbohydrates and fat, your body does not store protein, so it has no reservoir to draw from when you’re running low.

HOW MUCH PROTEIN DO I NEED DAILY?

Your body needs 1/2 of your target weight in grams each day. For example, if your target weight is 160 pounds, you will need a minimum of 80 grams of protein a day.

WHAT IS KETOSIS & IS IT SAFE?

Ketosis merely means that our bodies are using fat for energy. A simple explanation of the process: the carbohydrates you eat are converted to glucose, which is the body’s primary source of energy. Whenever your intake of carbohydrates is limited to a certain range over a long enough period of time and your muscle mass is protected by eating the proper amount of protein, you reach a point where your body draws on its last remaining energy system for fuel....stored fat. This fuel released from our fat are called ketones.

Dietary ketosis is among the most misunderstood concepts in nutrition because it is often confused with ketoacidosis, which can be a life-threatening condition mostly associated with insulin deficient Type 1 diabetics. Dietary ketosis however is a natural adjustment to the body’s reduced intake of carbohydrates as the body shifts its primary source of energy from carbohydrates to stored fat. The presence of insulin keeps ketone production in check so that a mild, beneficial ketosis is achieved. We all do a little “ketosis” every night when we sleep. It is perfectly normal and healthy.

WHAT IS METABOLIC SYNDROME?

Metabolic syndrome is becoming more and more common in the United States. According to the American Heart Association, 47 million Americans have it. That is a staggering 1 out of every 6 people and what is more surprising is that most people don’t know very much about it.

Metabolic syndrome is not a disease in and of itself but rather a group of risk factors all of which are related to obesity.

The two most important risk factors for metabolic syndrome are:

• Abdominal fat and extra weight around the upper parts of the body (central obesity). The body may be described as "apple-shaped."

• Insulin resistance. Insulin is a hormone that helps your body use glucose—a simple sugar made from the food you eat—as energy. In people with insulin resistance, the insulin doesn’t work as well so your body keeps making more and more of it to cope with the rising level of glucose. Eventually this can lead to diabetes. Insulin resistance is closely connected to having excess weight in the belly.

Other risk factors include:

  • Aging
  • Genes that make you more likely to develop this condition
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Lack of exercise


To qualify as part of this epidemic that is steamrolling North America, adults or children need only suffer from two of the four components of metabolic syndrome:

  1. Obesity
  2. Blood sugar issues (diabetes)
  3. Cholesterol/Triglyceride problems
  4. High blood pressure


The Love For Protein Weight Loss Program is focused on insulin production, and stabilizing and maintaining weight loss long-term.

HOW IS OUR DIET DIFFERENT THAN OTHER METHODS?

There are thousands of different diets to choose from, and you can lose weight on almost any of them. The question will always be, ‘What kind of weight did you lose?’

Our program is designed in such a way that you will lose fat, not muscle. By reducing our carbohydrates and fats but not our protein, we preserve muscle tissue and protect vital organs to secure their proper function.

In addition, you won’t be doing this alone. You will meet weekly with your coach who will assist you with valuable tools, support and motivation. She will go over your daily food diary and give suggestions where needed.

In addition, your progress will be closely monitored with our Tanita Body Fat Analyzer to assure that you are losing fat not muscle.

IS LOSING WEIGHT ON THIS DIET SAFE?

Yes, it is a safe diet. Before starting the program, you will be filling out a Health Status Questionnaire form for the doctor and coach to review. Those with liver or kidney dysfunctions would not be candidates for our program, as well as pregnant or nursing mothers.

As always, with any major change in your diet we recommend you consult with your physician before starting any diet or weight loss program.

GETTING STARTED/COST QUESTIONS

The Initial Consultation fee is $150. This fee will provide you with all of your weekly coaching sessions, body fat analysis, and education as you achieve your weight loss goal toward getting healthy, one pound at a time.

The cost for your protein-based meals averages $9.00 per day.

Supplements are mandatory on the program. The cost for them will be about $80 per month. They consist of a Multi-Vitamin, Calcium/Magnesium, Omega, and Potassium.

On this plan you will be taking out some foods from your current diet, which is why supplements are mandatory when on the program. The only food you will be purchasing in addition to our protein-based foods will be vegetables, green leafy salads and meats or seafood for your evening meal. Although you can eat out on this program, you will find that you will most likely eat more at home thereby noticing a cost savings by doing so.

HOW LONG WILL THE PROGRAM TAKE ME?

This obviously depends on how much you have to lose, and how committed you are to reaching your goals. Step One will be followed until you reach 100% of your goal. Step Two is a four- week program. Step Three is Maintaining for Life. Each step is vitally important for long-term success. Your length and success on the program is based on your commitment to staying compliant. Actual weight loss will vary based on your gender, body metabolism, age, and if you are on medications, etc.

According to the National Institute of Health, women generally lose 2-3 pounds per week and men lose 4 to 5 pounds per week on this type of diet. These average losses are 2 - 3 times greater than those resulting from conventional calorie-reducing diets used for the same time period.

CONTRADICTIONS TO THE PLAN

  • Heart Attack/Acute unstable cardiac conditions/Stroke/Mini-Strokes (TIA) (within 6 months)
  • Anyone with Congestive Heart Failure
  • Type 1 Diabetic
  • Active disease states
  • Active Cancers (less than 3 years cancer free or see physician for approval)
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Acute inflammatory states (while in flare-up)
  • Hepatitis
  • Lupus flare-up
  • Acute Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD)
  • Bleeding Ulcers
  • Severe Liver Disease - High Liver enzymes
  • Severe Kidney Disease
  • Unstable Mental Disorders
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression with suicidal tendencies
  • If taking Lithium
  • Drug/Alcohol abuse with poor nutritional status
  • Anorexia
  • Bulimia
  • Phenylketonuria (PKU) - ability to properly break down an amino called Phenylalanine
  • Anyone with active HIV
  • Seizure disorders
  • Pregnant women and Nursing mothers

Before starting any diet or weight loss program you should consult with a physician.