Tammy Olsson, Pharmacist at the Mill Bay Pharmasave.

Pharmacists help nutrition program participants get results

Mill Bay residents appreciate Ideal Protein’s ease, variety and medical support

With so many nutrition programs on the market, knowing which is right for you can be a real challenge … potentially preventing you from working toward a healthier weight.

One – Ideal Protein – is offered in conjunction with pharmacists at your local Pharmasave, offering a unique combination of healthy eating with medical oversight.

“One of the big differences from other programs is that Ideal Protein is medically supported,” explains pharmacist Tammy Olsson, with Mill Bay Pharmasave, which has worked with the weight loss protocol for about four years.

That pharmacist oversight is especially valuable for those balancing existing medical conditions. “We meet each patient participating in the program, but we spend a little more time with anyone on medications,” Olsson says.

Men and women of all ages are seeing results

A four-phase ketogenic protocol, Ideal Protein supplies adequate protein while burning fat and sparing muscle mass. By cutting carbs, your body enters ketosis, a phase which burns stored fat, creating dramatic results.

Beginning with weight loss, the low-carb, low-fat program emphasizes 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.

Not only is the program affordable and effective, but it emphasizes education and support for long-term maintenance. After reaching your goal weight, Phase 2 incorporates more of your own foods while retaining the dietary philosophy, Phase 3 includes more fruits and healthy grains on the way to Phase 4: maintenance. Participants also check in weekly to chart their progress.

The Ideal Protein experience

For a greater understanding of both the program and patient experience, Olsson tried Ideal protein herself.

“I felt really good with it – I had lots of energy and focus and there’s such a variety of foods, it’s easy to find things you enjoy,” she reflects, pointing out that in addition to vegetarian options, dairy-, soy- and gluten-free foods are also available.

She’s thrilled with the results patients see.

“It’s a valuable tool that we can point out as an option for someone’s health,” Olsson explains, noting that as patients change their eating habits and begin to lose, weight, they often find their prescription needs in areas such as diabetes care, blood pressure and cholesterol also change.

As the Mill Bay Pharmasave pharmacist for 13 years, Olsson is familiar to many, and she encourages Ideal Protein patients to call anytime they have a question – even for details like choosing the right cough suppressant product so the sugar content doesn’t derail their weight loss program.

To book your consultation with a Mill Bay Pharmasave Ideal Protein coach, call 250-743-9047.

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