Ideal Protein is a supervised, 3-phase, protein based, ketogenic protocol. The Ideal Protein Protocol is medically designed to help you lose weight and learn how to maintain your weight loss. Phase 1, or the Weight Loss Phase, is designed to optimize fat loss through nutritional ketosis. While you are burning fat, you maintain your lean body mass by consuming an adequate amount of protein. Essential nutrients are provided through daily supplements, water, and low-glycemic vegetables.


What can you expect to consume during the Weight Loss phase?
  • 3 Ideal Protein foods per day
  • Plenty of vegetables
  • Whole proteins like chicken, beef, fish

During the Weight Loss phase, you will visit our dietitian on a weekly basis for education, coaching, and to track your progress. At your weekly weigh in, you weigh on a scale that not only provides us with your weight, but also your body fat percentage and lean muscle mass. Once you reach your weight loss goal, you then move into the Stabilization phase, or phase 2. Finally, once your weight has stabilized, you move into the Maintenance phase, or phase 3. Our dietitian will continue to guide you through each phase and provide you with the education and life skills needed to maintain your weight loss long term!

Frequently asked Questions

Can Anyone Join the Program?

Anyone who wants to lose and maintain a healthy weight can join the Ideal Protein weight loss program at Cypress Pointe Hospital.  Prior to your first appointment, you will be asked to complete a Health Profile to determine if you are a candidate.  Some health conditions can restrict participation and may require consent from your health care provider.


How Long is the Program?

The length of the program depends on your individual weight loss goal. You remain in Phase 1 until you have achieved your weight loss goal.


What Does it Cost?  Will My Insurance Cover the Program?


The program is not covered by insurance plans.  Initial enrollment requires a one-time $150 Program Enrollment Fee, which includes all of your weekly visits with our registered dietition, your weigh-ins, inch measurements and body fat scans.  Food products and supplements are an additional cost, which varies throughout the phases of the program.  During Phase I, you will need 3 Ideal Protein packets per day, which will cost roughly $12.69 per day. Each Phase of the Ideal Protein program includes a structured meal pattern that is supported by the Ideal Protein products.


How Will I Benefit from The Ideal Program Program?

• Patients with Diabetes See Improvement in Blood Sugar
• Patients with High Blood Pressure See Improvement With Weight Loss
• Your Body Composition Changes to More Lean Mass and Less Fat
• Lower Cholesterol and Triglycerides


What Happens at My Weekly Visit?

At each visit you will meet with your Ideal Protein Coach who is also a Registered Dietition.  You will weigh on the scale and receive your body fat and lean muscle mass analysis.  During your visit your coach will also measure your arms, chest, waist, hips and legs to determine inches lost.  You will also discuss your eating habits to not only ensure that you achieve your weight loss goals, but maintain that weight loss long term.

• Your Coach Will Provide Education and Support
• Your Coach will Review Your Food Journal and Help Support Situations Impacting Your Success
• Your Measurements are Taken for Weight, Body Measurements, Percent of Body Fat versus Lean Mass
• Your Coach Will Discuss Your Plan for Success The Next Week


To schedule your FREE CONSULTATION contact our Registered Dietitian and Ideal Protein Program Director, ahines@cpsh.org.

To learn more about surgical weight loss options, contact our bariatric surgical specialist.


In memory of Dr. Andrew Hargroder, Cypress Pointe Hospital will continue to encourage our patients and community to live a long and healthy life through positive lifestyle changes. Click Here to learn more about the Dr. Andrew Hargroder Lifestyle Change Award.