Deandra attends the Ideal Protein® Super Weekend!
I took a trip to Las Vegas a few weeks ago for the Ideal Protein® Super Weekend, and had a fabulous experience that I wanted to share with all of you. I learned so much new information, all while being surrounded with like minded individuals such as other coaches, Chiropractors, MD’s and Nurse Practitioners. There were over 100 attendees, all of who were ready to change the world by educating others. I was astounded by how many healthcare providers were there learning protocols to get people get well though healthy food choices instead of giving medicine which only masks the symptoms.
The first day of the seminar was based on taking care of the dieters and how we can improve on helping people reach their goals. I learned a lot about weight loss and how to do it successfully. Not only is Ideal Protein® committed to helping you lose weight, but is also dedicated to teaching a lifestyle change that will help maintain the weight loss results after all the dieting is done. Comparing notes with fellow coach Laura Perri from New Jersey’s Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation Center, I found a new joy for helping others around me. I have always been inspired to help my family and friends, but now I have a deeper purpose in helping people I meet in the office. I hope to encourage them to change their lifestyles, helping them become happier and healthier.
The second part of the seminar was based on the science. The Ideal Protein® Program has an amazing team of scientists and doctors backing up the program, who were all present to run the seminars education piece. I was able to get a better understanding of the roles of insulin. Insulin lowers elevated blood sugar while it also shifts metabolism into storage mode which leads to weight gain. Insulin converts glucose and protein to fat and converts dietary fat to storage. It also increases the body’s cholesterol production. I also learned that there is a bulking agent that is placed in sweeteners like Splenda that contains dextrose, which is a type of sugar and over time can build up and cause a person to not be ketosis, lose weight or even help gain weight. In The United States and Canada if a product has less than 1 gram of carbs or sugar, the company is allowed to place a 0 carb label on the nutrition facts which also over time can be deceiving.
I was also fortunate to meet some of the amazing people behind Ideal Protein.