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The Simple Four-Step Guide to Getting Started on a Results-Driven Meal Plan

by Amiee Aristotelous on September 04, 2020

While perusing the Doctor's Weight Loss website, you may be wondering what products or plan is best for you. Yes, we have a lot to choose from as we like to cater to a variety of nutrition lifestyles and preferences. Since the nutrition world can be complicated and overwhelming, the most effective way to lose weight is knowing the right things to eat to achieve results. One of the most popular weight loss strategies for our clients is a structured meal plan as they are very straightforward and easy-to-follow, resulting in an average weight loss of 15 pounds per month. I'd like to illustrate the Ideal Protein Alternative's (one of our most popular programs) four-step protocol to getting started since taking the initiative to get started can be paralyzing for some. You will see it's as easy as 1,2,3,4...

Step One: Learn and Select Products

Our Ideal Protein Alternative Program is very simple--you consume four medical weight loss products per day (delicious shakes, puddings, cereals, bars, chips, soups, snacks, entrees, and desserts) and one sensible meal which consists of proteins and vegetables. And guess what--if you don't like veggies, you have other options such as low-sugar fruits and healthy fats. To learn about the program, you can view a quick one-minute video here and then click on "get started now." As with many other popular weight loss programs, you will then customize your plan by choosing five boxes of "restricted" products and eight boxes of "unrestricted" products. The unrestricted all the very lowest in carbohydrates and sugar, so our website walks you through selecting the correct amounts of each to ensure you have an optimal nutrition plan to get fast results. 

Step Two: Weighing In

If you don’t have a scale, it is beneficial to purchase one so you can track your progress, and it doesn’t need to be anything fancy or expensive--just a simple scale that measures your weight. If you have access to a gym scale and you use the gym somewhat regularly, that can work too. Weight fluctuates throughout the day due to water and food consumption, as well as the clothing we’re wearing, so we recommend weighing in first thing in the morning before getting dressed for the day. Jot your weight down or put it in your phone. When you complete next second weigh-in, consistency is key so if on your first weigh-in, you stepped on the scale before eating anything and before getting dressed in the morning, do the same for all further weigh-ins, making them all consistent with following those those guidelines. With regard to how often you weigh-in, this is up to you! Once or twice per week is quite popular and effective, but if you're not a fan of the scale, skip to step three.

Step Three: Take Before Pictures

Sometimes we get just as much (or even more) results from inches lost, as opposed to the number on the scale. As opposed to weighing in, or in addition to weighing in, take three before pictures--one frontward facing, one side facing, and one from behind. At the end of thirty days, you can take the same three pictures so you can visually see the progress you have made. If you want to share your success on our members page and receive a gift card, let us know!

Step Four: Learn the Best Ways to Prepare Your One Daily Meal

We want to give you a very easy start-up process as the preparation to begin some food plans are so daunting that many put off beginning in the first place!  People are most likely to start a new regimen if it’s easy, and that means not dealing with unfamiliar or hard-to-find foods, long preparation times, or expensive kitchen gadgets. With your products, you will receive a nutrition plan PDF which outlines the acceptable foods to prepare for your one daily meal. Most are inexpensive and easy-to-find such as chicken, ground beef/turkey, fish, steak, vegetables, lettuces, and low-sugar fruits.

If you're still feeling unsure about getting started on your own, not to worry--we have you covered! During this time of the pandemic, our virtual clinic team of doctors, nutritionists, and health coaches is here for you via Zoom or phone. We'll walk you through your meal plan start-up process and be available for ongoing support--click here to learn more about it!

 

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