Ketogenic Lifestyle & Ideal Protein Specialist

Adult Care of Austin, PA

Internal Medicine Physicians located in Austin, TX

Texas has the 14th highest obesity rate in the nation. Carrying excess weight increases your risk of a number of chronic conditions, including diabetes and heart disease. Dr. Steven Dobberfuhl and Dr. Allen Sonstein at Adult Care of Austin in Austin, Texas, want to help you lose the weight quickly and safely with the ketogenic lifestyle and Ideal Protein®. To learn more about the ketogenic weight-loss program, call today or schedule an appointment online.

Ketogenic Lifestyle & Ideal Protein Q & A

What is the ketogenic lifestyle?

When it comes to helping you lose weight, Dr. Dobberfuhl and Dr. Sonstein want you to only have to lose it once, which is why they’ve adopted the ketogenic lifestyle. This highly specialized weight-loss program teaches you how to eat so your body burns fat for energy without making you feel deprived, so it’s easy for you to follow the plan for life.

The ketogenic lifestyle aims to keep your body in a state of ketosis, which is when your body burns fat for fuel instead of glucose.

Most diet plans offer quick fixes to help you lose weight but don’t teach you how to keep the weight off, which is why they fail. Ideal Protein and the ketogenic lifestyle both help you lose the weight and teach you how to eat so you keep it off.

What is Ideal Protein?

Ideal Protein is a medically supervised weight-loss program that helps you slim down and maintain your new, healthier weight. The program is divided into four phases:

  • Phase 1: weight loss
  • Phase 2: nutrition education and weight stabilization
  • Phase 3: reintroduction of carbohydrates and fat
  • Phase 4: weight maintenance

Your weight-loss coach at Adult Care of Austin develops personalized weight-loss goals based on your health profile and works one-on-one with you to help you reach those goals. The program also includes online tools to help you stay on track and keto recipes to help you create healthy delicious meals.

What do I eat on the Ideal Protein plan?

The Ideal Protein diet plan includes a combination of your own food plus prepared foods designed by the creators of the program.

During Phase 1 of Ideal Protein you eat a variety of Ideal Protein foods, your own vegetables, and your own healthy protein. The Ideal Protein foods are specially made to help you stay in ketosis, and include main meals such as omelets, chili, and beef stroganoff, as well as snacks and meal replacement shakes. Your health coach at Adult Care of Austin will help you develop a meal plan that fits your taste buds and lifestyle.

Once you’ve lost the weight, your health coach works with you and helps you incorporate more of your own foods and fewer Ideal Protein foods to help you maintain your weight loss.

Do I need to exercise?

During the weight loss phase of your Ideal Protein weight-loss program, your health coach at Adult Care of Austin recommends controlled exercise, such as yoga or stretching. You shouldn’t engage in any physical activity that makes you out of breath during this phase of your diet plan.

After you’ve lost the weight, your health coach may recommend more strenuous exercise to help you maintain your results.

To get started on your weight-loss journey, call Adult Care of Austin or use the online booking button to schedule a consultation.