Tammy Olsson, Pharmacist at the Mill Bay Pharmasave.

‘It works; it really works’ Diet and lifestyle changes bring big results in Mill Bay

What’s your Ideal Protein?

What is your health worth to you?

About 40 per cent of adult Canadians are overweight or obese, bringing increased risk for health problems like high blood pressure and cholesterol, diabetes and cancer, but Mill Bay Pharmasave is bringing clients solutions.

The community pharmacy has worked with the weight loss protocol Ideal Protein for about four years, and men and women of all ages are seeing results.

After experiencing health issues for several years, Michelle in Mill Bay knew she needed to change that. Three months into the program, her osteoarthritis and intestinal pain was gone and her blood pressure medication was cut in half. “I feel amazing and so much healthier. I’m 25 pounds away from my goal and I’m so thankful for this program that has taught me a healthier way to live and helped me gain control over my health.”

What it is:

Ideal Protein is a ketogenic protocol, supplying adequate protein while burning fat and sparing muscle mass. By cutting carbs, your body enters a phase called ketosis, which burns stored fat, resulting in dramatic results..

Not only is the program affordable and effective, but it emphasizes education and support for long-term maintenance, says Rekha, Pharmasave’s Ideal Protein coach. “It’s not something you’re on forever.”

How it works

The four-phase program begins with weight loss through low-carb, low-fat program healthy proteins, greens and vegetables. In Phase 1, choose from almost 100 gourmet foods – from smoothies and breakfasts to chips and decadent treats – augmented by ample greens and your own healthy dinner protein.

“One of the most common things I hear is it’s too much food,” Rekha says.

Upon reaching your goal, Phase 2 uses more of your own foods while retaining the dietary philosophy. By Phase 3 you’re introducing more fruits and healthy grains, before reaching Phase 4 – maintenance.

No matter what phase you’re in, support from the Mill Bay team is just a visit away. “We’re with you from the very beginning and throughout your maintenance,” Rekha emphasizes.

‘It works; it really works.’

The key to the program’s success is the opportunity to connect directly with a pharmacist, who can monitor health and medication needs, and answer any questions. “This is a professional service; it’s not a fad diet,” Rekha explains.

While everyone is different, Mill Bay Pharmasave finds women typically lose around 1 to 3 pounds per week, and men up to 5 pounds per week.

But weight loss isn’t the only benefit.

“Not only are they losing weight, but they’re enjoying more mental clarity, they’re sleeping better and their mood improves.” Rekha says.

“It works; it really works.”

To book your consultation with one of Mill Bay Pharmasave’s Ideal Protein coaches, call 250-743-9047. Participants then check in weekly for about 15 minutes to chart your progress and answer any questions.

 

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