My Ideal Protein Journey - Part 1

I've been chubby most of my life, except in my early teens when I was average and in my 30s when I ballooned to obesity.  I love good food, whether I'm cooking or just eating, and that is the problem.  I have tried some diets like Atkins and even went Pesco-Vegetarian for 2 years, where I lost 45 lbs but gained it all back 2 years after when I stopped. 

A few weeks ago, I learned about a new formula that is not only a diet programme but teaches you to make the right food choices and live a healthy lifestyle.  It's called the Ideal Protein (IP) Diet from Diana Stalder Face, Body, Skin Care and the owner, Ms. Dina dela Paz-Stalder is the health coach.  She herself underwent the programme and had an amazing transformation.

Ms. Stalder's amazing transformation.
In a nutshell, the Ideal Protein Diet was designed as a means of preserving lean body mass, including muscles, bones and other tissues, while losing fat.  The IP diet limits carbohydrate and sugar intake, supplementing with important electrolytes and vitamins and teaching the body to live off its stored fat.  To accomplish this, a line of high-protein, low-fat, low-carbohydrate products (prepackaged protein powders) that are eaten along with healthy food options like leafy green vegetables and lean protein and supplements such as multi-vitamins, calcium-potassium and calcium-magnesium.

The Ideal Protein Diet package of Diana Stalder
Prepacked protein powders
The supplements to ensure maximum health
I started six weeks ago with an open mind and hoping for will of steel that I will be able to finish the programme with good results.  I am (or was) a heavy rice eater and pasta lover that I thought I would not be able to give up the carbs for good.  But I did and now I lost my cravings for anything with carbohydrates.

I would like to share with you what my meals are like in a week's timeframe but let me reserve that for my next entry, together with my full body progress photos.  I still have to complete my last week on the programme.  In the meantime, here are before and after (taken last July 19) head shot photos.  

The Ideal Protein Diet is available in Diana Stalder Face, Body, Skin Care outlets.  Contact coach Dina dela Paz-Stalder will be very happy to guide you through the programme.