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Crispy Rutabaga Fries

An amazing subsitute for french fries for the upcoming memorial day weekend! Rutabaga is creamy on the inside, crispy on the outside just like a french fry! If you haven't tried this delicious vegetable yet, I strongly recommend this recipe!

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About Ideal Protein Protocol

Short video explaining the fundamentals of the Ideal Protein Protocol

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Cardiologist Highlights Health Outcomes of Weightloss with Ideal Protein

Hear from a cardiologist who utilizes Ideal Protein at their clinic, about the positive outcomes they see in their patients!

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Why Choose the Ideal Protein Protocol?

Here are some reasons why you should pick the Ideal Protein protocol as your way to get the weight off, and to KEEP it off!

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Triple Chocolate Decadence for Easter

Don't deprive yourself on Easter! Join in the festivities with this triple chocolate decadence without breaking protocol!

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Introduction to Amy RDN

Meet our RDN and weight loss coach Amy! Learn how she came to work with us and her story of weight loss with Ideal Protein!

In the Press

Join Our Rocky Contest!

This month, we are doing a drawing for a gift card to Southern Stone Indoor Climbing! The gift card covers two people climbing for one day! A great gift for friends, spouses, and children! A chance to try a new hobby, and to get out there and be active! You can receive MULTIPLE entries everyday, and the more entries you get the better your chances! So I would highly recommend following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (one entry a piece!) where I will be posting different ways for you to get entries every day! Attending a seminar will get you three entries, restarting Ideal Protein with us will get you two entries, and reviewing us on Google or Facebook are both 4 entries each! And remember, there will be more chances everyday that you can find my following us on social media!  Checking-in on Facebook at Ideal Wellness of Acadiana will get you an extra point every time you do it!


How Can a Low-Carb Lifestyle Benefit You?

Many of you are quite familiar with hearing that your diet should mainly consist of whole-grains.  Some diets even recommend that a whopping 60% of your diet should consist of grains! However, diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease are still on the rise despite these guidelines! Why?

These guidelines will not help improve our life, or waistlines due to one simple fact: sugar.  Sugar is found in almost every food available today.  However it’s highest concentration is found in grain products and candy. 

Whenever your body consumes sugar it starts to produce insulin to get the sugar out of your blood stream.  Insulin also triggers fat production, retention and reduces the body’s ability to burn fat. Insulin also stimulates enzymes that drive fat into the cells and keep them there. 

Low-carb diets are the most efficient way to lose weight because consuming less than 70 grams of carbohydrates a day will push your body into ketosis where your body is burning your stored fat cells for energy instead! Which means the weight that you do lose is fat! Not just water weight or lean muscle!

Low-carb diets have been shown to help decrease chronic headaches and migraines, and to help with behavioral disorders such as ADHD in both adults and children.

A common mistake that people make on a low-carb diet is not replacing those calories with anything! Which leads to feelings of extreme hunger.  Those calories are still needed just now in carbohydrate form! They can be replaced with lean proteins or healthy fats such as coconut oil, olive oil, or grapeseed oil.

Another benefit of a low-carb diet is that it will cut down your cravings drastically! Think of sugar cravings like a stray animal.  The more you feed it the more it comes back.  Keeping your carbohydrate consumption low in your diet helps eliminate cravings for sugar!

IWOA News March 2017


  • Drawing for a $25 gift card! Your name gets entered with ever appointment you keep!
  • 20% discount off of your initial consult with Ideal Protein!
  • 3/16/17: Phase 1 workshop!


Celebrate National Nutrition Month!

March is National nutrition month! And we are offering you some great deals to help celebrate! If you are new to our program you will receive a 20% discount off of you Ideal Protein initial consult (regular price: $100) !  And for those already with us we are offering you a chance to win a $25 gift certificate! Your name gets entered after every appointment you complete in the month of march!


Where are we now?

Our clinic as of the beginning of this month has lost 80.9 lbs! Keep up the hard work and invite your friends and loved ones to add their lost pounds to ours!


New Products

Ideal Protein has announced that they will be releasing a new chocolate raspberry rice crispy square, that will fall under Ideal Complete.  This is only available to those in phase 3 or higher!  The majority of our clinic is still in phase one. If you wish to have these please let us know in advance so we can order them for you!


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Sugar: The Culprit Behind Heart Disease


  • Per a study published in JAMA: Internal Medicine (2014) those who got 17-21% of calories from added sugar had a 38% higher risk of dying from a cardiovascular disease VS those who consumed 8% of their calories from added sugar.
    • This risk more than doubles from those who consume more than 21% or more of their calories from added sugar.
    • This study found this to be true regardless of age, sex, physical activity, and body-mass index.
    • A few weeks on a high-sugar diet can increase both systolic, and diastolic blood pressure.
      • High blood pressure is a risk factor of heart disease.
      • Adults who eat the most added sugar (average of 46 teaspoons/day) are more than 3X as likely to have low HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) levels compared to people who keep added sugar to a minimum.
      • What can you do to lower your risk?
        • Cut out sugar-laden drinks such as soda, energy drinks, and cut down as much as possible on any sweetener you use for your coffee. 
          • Replace with water.
  • Consume more vegetables. 
  • Cut down on carbohydrates in your diet.
    • Carbohydrates are just large masses of sugar.
    • No “essential carbohydrate” needed in diet.
    • Replace noodles with zucchini spirals, have open face sandwiches.
    • MEASURE out any carbohydrates you do consume, do NOT “eyeball”

    Information from:,,

February 2017 News Letter

Ideal Protein: What makes us different?

  • We are a low carbohydrate “unbalanced” diet, temporarily. 
    • By keeping carbohydrates low we force your body into ketosis which burns the fat stores in your body for fuel. 
    • By providing you with high biologically available protein in our products we make sure that you do not lose muscle mass during your weight loss phase.
  • You have access to one-on-one coaching every week. 
  • You have access to the My Ideal Protein portal which provides you with a host of videos, and articles pertaining to the diet, working out, and recipes
  • We are cheaper than other diet programs, and we can help you lose more pounds per month than the other programs.
  • Exercise is NOT required at any point in the program, all you must worry about is sticking to your diet. 
  • We guide you through the transition phase after you complete your weight loss.
    • Slowly reintroduce carbs back into your diet, to make sure there is no bounce back.
  • NO caffeine/stimulant pills or products required to achieve weight loss on our program.
  • We want to wean you off our products, not keep you on them.
  • If you:
    • Are overweight
    • Are Obese
    • Have a waist circumference greater than 35” for women or greater than 40” for men
    • Want to lose those last ten pounds
    • Want to make your resolution stick this year

Talk to our Ideal Protein Coach today!  We can take your measurements, assess your risk factors, and get you started today!

Xylitol the Great Sugar Substitute

What is it? Sugar alcohol used as a sweetener. 


Xylitol is considered to be actively beneficial for dental health by reducing cavities, and helpful in remineralization. 

Helps reduce incidence of acute middle ear infections in children.

A study in laboratory rats that compared xylitol to other artificial sweeteners found that xylitol had fewer or no side effects, had fewer calories, and was less likely to cause cavities than table sugar.

Xylitol is useful in recovery after heavy exercise, because the human body converts absorbed xylitol to glucose 6-phosphate and glycogen; which contributes to muscle repair and growth.  


Compared to sugar:

1 gram xylitol: 2.43 calories VS. 1 gram sugar: 3.87 calories.

Virtually no aftertaste, and is advertised as safe for diabetics and individuals with hyperglycemia.

Xylitol has a Glycemic index of 7 VS. Sugar has a glycemic index of 58

Xylitol is considered tooth-friendly.

Xylitol acts as a dietary soluble fiber. 


Available for purchase at our front desk!


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How Much Weight Do I need to Lose to Prevent Diabetes?

Find out the surprisingly small amount of weight you would have to lose to prevent diabetes.

Source: The New York Times

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