Nicky Bhatia, MD

Ideal Protein Specialist

Losing weight is often a challenge because it can be hard to drop the fat without losing precious muscle. At Bryant Park Wellness in Midtown, New York City, patients can have the best of both worlds: Rapid weight loss without the loss of lean muscle. The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program offers fast weight loss using a delicious and highly varied menu of healthy foods.

Ideal Protein Q & A

What is the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program?

Ideal Protein is a weight loss plan that was created more than 25 years ago by Dr. Tran Tien Chanh. Dr. Chanh created the Ideal Protein plan with the goal of stabilizing the pancreas and blood sugar while burning away extra fat. The body's lean muscle remains.

This plan has four phases, each of which is designed to guide patients through healthy weight loss without crash diets.

No medications are needed for this program.

The Ideal Protein plan can also help reduce the risk factors for dangerous conditions like diabetes and it can help lower blood pressure.

Ideal Protein is only available from medical care providers like Dr. Jeffrey Linder at Bryant Park Wellness.

Why High Protein?

Carbohydrates, both simple and complex, are often the reason patients struggle with weight loss. The Ideal Protein plan features limited carb products with reduced sugar, which forces the body to start burning stored fat.

Glycogen depletion(reducing internal carbohydrate stores) is also an important part of forcing the body to burn fat. The best way to achieve glycogen depletion is to deprive oneself of excessive carbohydrates and ingest plenty of protein. The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program can be considered a high protein low carbohydrate weight loss program. All the Ideal Protein foods have high protein.

A higher protein program results in a more satiated feeling and a feeling of more energy. This also results in a less tendency to binge.

What Types of Foods Can Patients Eat on the Ideal Protein Diet?

Dieters undergo an extensive orientation that describes the program in great detail and introduces dieters to the products. Also, dieters are given an information packet that explains exactly how the Ideal Protein plan works, including specific food recommendations.

Correct portion sizes are provided for cooking at home, and there is also a wide range of pre-packaged products available.

Pre-packaged foods can be purchased by the week, making it easy to lose weight while enjoying food. Some of the many options available include:

  • Oatmeal mix
  • Omelet mix
  • Pancake mix
  • Crispy cereal
  • Flavored drink mixes: Chocolate, orange, vanilla, cappuccino, pink lemonade, and more
  • Hearty soup mixes: Chicken noodle, tomato, mushroom, and broccoli & cheese
  • Creamy puddings: Chocolate, vanilla, butterscotch, and caramel
  • Crunchy or chewy bars: Chocolate, chocolate mint, chocolate coconut, vanilla, lemon, raspberry, and more
  • Sweet and salty snacks: Bbq crisps, chocolate soy puffs, white cheddar ridges, and peanut soy puffs
  • Savory favorites: Vegetable chili, macaroni and cheese, and potato puree
  • Desserts: Chocolate mug cake, strawberry mousse, and triple layer chocolate wafers

Weekly weigh-ins and daily videos increase dieters' accountability and strongly encourage success.


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