Meal Planning on the Ideal Protein Diet

Proper Meal Planning is an Important Component of the Ideal Protein Diet

The Ideal Protein diet differs from the typical diet. It takes a holistic approach and focuses on  your entire lifestyle.  You receive one-on-one coaching, weekly weigh ins and nutrition education. This high-protein, low-carb diet allows you to lose weight without losing muscle mass. If you stick to the proper meal planning, meal spacing and follow along with eating the correct Ideal Protein foods, you’ll be on the express train to your best body!

7Company gives you the right tools to help you lose the weight. We offer the Ideal Protein packaged food along with a list of other foods you are allowed to eat such as select vegetables and dinner proteins. During Phase 1 of the diet you’re allowed to eat 1 Ideal Protein package for breakfast,  1 package for lunch along with 2 cups of select vegetables, 1 Ideal Protein snack each day and for dinner you can have 8 ounces of lean protein along with 2 cups of select vegetables. The select vegetables can range from asparagus to cauliflower and the dinner proteins can range from chicken to fish. If you plan out your meals for the week ahead of time, that will also help keep you on schedule. See the complete list to see everything you can eat.

The timing of when you eat is crucial. It is important to space out your meals so your blood sugar level remains at an even number and doesn’t spike and fall throughout the day. For example, if you eat your breakfast at 9:00AM, you’ll want to have lunch around 12:30PM and dinner at 6:00PM.  You are allotted 1 restricted package that you can only eat before 2:00 PM. Also make sure that you are drinking lots of water throughout the day. When the clock strikes 8:00PM, you’ll have to stop eating for the night.

At 7Company we will be there with you every step of the way. We care about your well being and we want to be a part of your journey.  The results are real. It’s more than just weight loss, it’s an experience. We even have monthly cooking demos where we’ll share recipes with you to show you all of the things you can do on the Ideal Protein diet. Sign up today and you won’ regret it!

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Healthy Cooking Tips

When you cook with Ideal Protein, your possibilities for healthy cooking are endless.

Our Ideal Protein diet is proven to work! Vary your dieting options by learning healthy cooking tips to keep you on track to reach your weight loss goals with 7Company.

Cooking with Ideal Protein™ powder:

Never shake a protein mix with hot even burn  you! If you want to mix with hot water, use a small whisk instead of shaking.

Cook the products gently and slowly, monitoring while you cook, especially if you are using a microwave.

Pay attention to how much water you’re adding to your recipes.  A small change in the quantity of water will change the consistency and cooking time.

Using vegetables in your recipes:

Add vegetables to your Ideal Protein soups to make them even more delicious! You can also use the soup as a sauce for your vegetables and meat as they are very creamy.

Change up the vegetables you add to your recipes. Sometimes, food can become too routine if you stick to your favorites all the time. Try going to your local farmer’s market for produce options that are outside your usual shopping list.

Prepare your vegetables ahead of time and store them in plastic containers in your refrigerator. By having your vegetables cut up already, it will make planning lunch, dinners, and snacks that much easier.

Don’t forget to do the dishes!

After you’re done with your tasty meal, don’t put off doing the dishes! Protein powder residue is very difficult to clean off if it has had time to solidify.

Keep up to date on our recipe blogs to add some variety to your meals so you don’t feel like you’re eating the same meal every single day!

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Dieting Tips for Success

Dieting can be tough. We understand it’s hard to stay on the right track, but by following these Ideal Protein dieting tips, you’re that much closer on the path to success!

Dieting tips to keep you on track and hold you accountable. Follow these steps for weight loss success!

Did you know that hot drinks are satisfying?

Calling all hot tea lovers…good news, you can drink all the hot tea you want! Hot drinks help keep you feeling full, reducing cravings so you don’t eat an extra snack throughout your day. Tea also has great health benefits as well. Tea boosts your immune system by providing your body with the antioxidants it needs to fight infections, including cancer. Did you know tea also helps with weight loss? Even more reason to keep drinking it!

Sign up for a monthly health magazine!

This might not seem like much of a tip, but everyone needs a little push to stay motivated. By subscribing to a health magazine that shows up in your mail every month, you’ll be more inclined to stay on track and keep up with your diet if you’ve gotten off track. If you don’t have time to read, skim the pages for fitness models  because #bodygoals or find an exercise you’ve been wanting to try!

Avoid late night snacking.

Everyone is guilty of late night snacking. It is just so tempting to snack while watching your favorite tv show or late night talk show host. If you must snack after dinner, try not to eat 2 hours before you go to bed. Your body needs more time than that to digest your food so you can have a restful nights sleep.  It’s best not to eat after 8 pm.  For your evening snack, try our dark chocolate pudding recipe for you chocolate lovers, or a lower carbohydrate packet so you don’t calorie load at the very end of your successful day. Don’t ruin your diet and cheat late at night!

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Crockpot Stew with Ideal Protein

Spice up your Ideal Protein soups with this easy crockpot stew recipe!

At 7Company, know that soup can get boring after awhile, which is why we’re spicing things up for you with our crockpot stew! Try this stew and customize it by adding your favorite  Ideal Protein soup to the mix! This meal is perfect for dinner, and one that the whole family can enjoy. The prep time will take you all of 1 minute and you can go about your daily activities knowing your delicious, healthy dinner is just a few hours away!

Phases 1-4, equivalent to three Ideal Protein servings.

Ingredients:

3 packets of Ideal Protein soups (Chicken and/or Leek and/or Mushroom)
30 oz. of low-fat broth (chicken, beef, or vegetable)
2 to 3 cups of your choice of hearty vegetables cut up in 1 inch chunks (zucchini, leeks, garlic, green beans, celery, asparagus tips, mushrooms, turnips)
16 oz of lean meats or poultry, cut up in 1-inch chunks
Fresh or powdered garlic, to taste
Sea salt
Ground pepper
Your choice of spice(s) and herbs (oregano, thyme, basil, rosemary, sage, hot peppers, etc.)

Meal Preparation

Pour 30 oz of your choice of low fat broth in a blender.

Add the contents of all three Ideal Protein soups of your choice. Blend until smooth. Pour into a Crockpot (slow cooker).

Add your choice of meat and vegetables and spices.

Simmer over low heat for 4 to 6 hours.

This is a great, easy dinner that you can prepare in the morning to have for dinner with the whole family, not to mention, it’s healthy and you can enjoy a family dinner without cheating on your diet!

Let us know what you think about this recipe and what combination of soups and spices made your stew taste the best!

Thank you to Philippe Gutierrez and Anouk D. Moreau’s book, Ideal Protein: Healthy Recipes. Vol. 2 for this awesome recipe!

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