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If you’ve been following the blog, you know David’s story. Over six weeks, David banished thirty pounds that had taken more than fifteen years to accumulate.
Then there’s Mary Ellen, our most recent Chirothin success. Over Chirothin’s six week regimen, Mary Ellen lost an astounding twenty pounds. “I’ve lost a bunch of inches and I met my goal on weight loss,” Mary Ellen expounded when we spoke to her at the completion of her program. “I’m eating healthier than I ever have in my life.”
Check out Mary Ellen’s testimonial here.
At Evolution Body Transformation, we take our patients, and the goals that each of them are pursuing, seriously. We’re all about the new and the innovative, but there’s no advantage to fixing a system that just isn’t broken if it won’t bring the absolute best for our patients. You can imagine what a big decision it was to bring a whole new weight loss program into the mix.
But Ideal Protein made the cut.
With more than twenty years under its belt, the Ideal Protein is a seasoned program. It was developed by Dr. Tran Tien Chanh, MD PhD, a specialist in research on nutrition, obesity, and its related issues. Dr. Tran was dedicated to designing a program that delivered consistent, scientifically proven results. He wanted a program that was easy to follow, and possible to carry out over the long term.
The crux is this: lose weight, retain muscle mass. For many people, losing weight means eating better, and eating better means eating a “balanced” diet. Well here’s the thing: when we’re eating a truly balanced diet, we’re not gaining weight, and we’re not losing it. The problem is that, in any weight loss scenario, you’ve got to create an imbalance in your diet in order to drop extra pounds.
Now, we all know that not all foods were created equal in the world of weight loss. Take an apple, for instance. It’s packed with nutrients, but it might very well keep that extra tummy tire exactly where it’s been for the last five years. Eat a barrel of cucumbers, though, and you could get a slimmer waistline out of the deal. Why? Well the apple is a carbohydrate. When your body needs energy, it’ll draw on your body’s recently consumed simple and complex carbs first, and it’ll ignore your body’s store of fat.
So we diet by taking away the fuels that our body burns most readily. We pull the apple and its friends out of the mix. Instead, we eat more cucumbers. We don’t give our bodies any new carbohydrates to break down for energy.
So then what happens?
Our bodies go after what we already have: fat and, unfortunately, muscle. That’s where Ideal Protein steps in. It works in four doctor-supervised phases that stabilize pancreas and blood sugar levels. At the same time that your body’s burning fat, the Ideal Protein is helping your body preserve muscle. Why is that important? Well, your muscle mass is your body’s natural fat and calorie-burning engine. The more muscle you lose, the more fat your body stores.
“My favorite thing about Ideal Protein is that I don’t have to think about what I’m having for breakfast or what I’m having for lunch; it’s already planned out for me,” says Angela, our skin care expert here at Evolution Body Transformation. She’s been on the Ideal Protein for two weeks now. Splitting her time between Evolution and Cost Cutters, Angela has got her hands full. A girl on the go, she loves that the Ideal Protein is so accessible. “With this, you already have the food, so it’s a lot less preparation for the week.”
As it turns out, the Ideal Protein meshes well with a busy lifestyle; Angela has already started seeing results: “I’ve lost eight and a half pounds in two weeks and five and a half inches…I’ve lasted longer on this one than the Chirothin because it has the food that I can just grab and go with.”
But the easy, grab-and-go set-up isn’t all that the Ideal Protein offers: “There’s a lot of support online, too,” she points out. “There’s a lot of Facebook pages…You can ask questions about recipes. If you’re having a bad day there’s always someone there who can motivate you if you can’t get in to see the doctor.”
Angela recommends a page called ‘Ideal Protein Supporters Phase 1 Group’ on Facebook.
Angela’s optimistic about the months ahead. She says she can see herself meeting and maintaining her goal weight on the diet. But for now she’s excited to try some of the mixing and matching tricks she’s learned from fellow Ideal Protein eaters: “I want to make oven-baked pickles, and you can make oven-baked zucchini chips! That’s what I’m most looking forward to.”
Good luck, Angela, and keep spreading the good news!
Want more info on the Ideal Protein? Come to our second informational seminar, coming soon on April 6th at 6:00pm! Give us a call at 608-274-2225 to RSVP!
The team here at Evolution Body Transformation was lucky enough to meet David by surprise on a typical day toward the end of October. Dropping in to say hello, he visited our office from his own on the floor above. With introductions aside, he chatted animatedly with Dr. Shropshire, expressing an early interest in our services.
David returned for his initial consultation only a few weeks later.
The catalyst was a common one—the yearly wellness program David participates in at work. This year, David saw the program as a call to action: “I had metabolic syndrome in like three or four different categories…just barely high cholesterol. A little bit higher glucose. Nothing really bad, but all of them were elevated.”
David had fallen into an all-too-familiar habit. Since moving to the Madison area fifteen years earlier, David’s sedentary work requirements had allowed a steady two-pound weight gain with each passing year. Now, David found himself thirty pounds heavier than he wanted to be, and with possible health issues looming on the horizon.
Dr. Shropshire recommended the Chirothin weight loss program and a strict treatment regimen: nine laser-like lipo sessions that would focus his inch loss where he needed it most, and three Thermo-Jet infrared wraps to boost David’s metabolism, banish unhealthy stores of fat around his organs, and purge toxins.
With an open and talkative demeanor, David quickly became a friendly face in the building. He began following Dr. Shropshire’s individualized plan religiously, never failing to make an appointment, and staying well within Chirothin parameters. “I didn’t overeat any day. I didn’t miss any day. I took my drops on time, my pills for the breakfast—I never missed those.”
And David began seeing results right away. After three laser sessions, one Thermo-Jet wrap, and little more than two weeks on the Chirothin, David had dropped four inches from his midsection. He’d cut his weight gain, accumulated over fifteen years, in half. Elated, David shared changes he’d noticed, telling us his belts were no longer tight enough—he’d already needed to create new notches to accommodate his new, trimmer waistline.
The success continued. Six laser sessions in, and with all three Thermo-Jets completed, David waved goodbye to another four inches off his waistline. He was four weeks into the Chirothin program, and already twenty-two pounds lighter. With two-thirds of his extra weight gone, David had already exceeded the twenty-pound loss expected from the program. He’d done nothing more than follow the guidelines to a T.
When we sat down to discuss his success on the program, I asked David about the intense motivation that kept him so dedicated to Chirothin. Speaking from an honest perspective, David shared an anecdote: “I used to do martial arts all the time. Your black belt test usually costs several thousand dollars,” David explained. “Well, the idea is that it meant something to you. Most people don’t have money to throw away.”
David had made an investment in himself, and his determination to see a return paid off. After completing his sixth and final week on the program, and finishing his final laser session, David had lost nearly thirteen inches off of his waist. He’d lost all but three of the thirty pounds it had taken him fifteen years to gain. David had met his goals, he’d made himself healthier over the course of only a few weeks—and he’d seen a return on the investment he’d made in himself.
But somehow, David wasn’t out of the woods quite yet.
David had completed the Chirothin. He had increased his calorie intake to shift his body out of losing mode and into maintenance mode. Almost immediately, though, David’s extra weight threatened to make a reappearance. It began to fluctuate, bouncing up, then down, unexpectedly.
Unwilling to let his hard work go to waste, David took action. He continued to meet with Dr. Shropshire after his six-week stint on the program, and explored tools to keep his body at the new weight he’d worked so hard to achieve.
David discovered the Lose It! app, where he started monitoring the content of his food, and continued to track what he ate each day. He warns, though, that learning what your body needs to maintain a healthy weight isn’t always as straightforward as it seems. It takes time to discover the specific amount your body needs. “According to the Chirothin, for me to maintain weight, I can have about three thousand calories—which is a lot,” David explained. “According to [the Lose It!] app, I can have twenty-eight hundred. I’ve found that if I wanna stay close to maintaining weight, I need to be in the two-thousand twenty-two hundred calorie range.”
Now David feels like his weight is staying more consistent. He’s tailoring how much he eats to his dwindling weight fluctuations from week to week, and has found his way to back to his post-Chirothin success. “I actually lost a pound from yesterday,” David said, “and that was with two Bloody Marys at breakfast—but I counted for it.”
Twenty-seven pounds lighter, with almost thirteen inches off his midsection, and more aware of what he eats, David has more energy. When he visited us last, he’d gone shopping for a new shirt, a new blazer, and at our prompting, David stepped back to show off a brand new belt.
In February, it’ll be time for David to get his blood retested for the wellness program that brought him to Evolution Body Transformation. “It’ll be interesting to see,” David shared. “I know my blood pressure’s good—which it didn’t use to be.”
We have a sneaking suspicion that David will be a lot healthier than when he stopped in to say “hi” at the end of October—and he’ll have the inside scoop on just what it takes to get everyone to their goals the next time it’s wellness program season.
Are you struggling to get rid of unwanted weight? We’re here to help! Call us at 608-274-2225 to learn more about the Chirothin program and the other treatments that helped David reach his goals.