Typical results vary while on the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol, but clients can expect to lose up to six to eight pounds during the first two weeks, and up to two pounds per week thereafter when the Protocol is followed properly. If during your weekly weigh-in your weight has not gone down, it will no doubt be because of one of the 4 reasons outlined below.
1. Intentional or unintentional deviations from the program (cheats)
Things your coach will look for:
Skipping a meal
Not consuming the required amount of vegetables
Consuming salad dressings with hidden sugars
Consuming foods that are not allowed during the weight loss protocol
Ensuring that your scheduled weekly appointment is at the same time weekly and you are wearing preferably similar clothes
2. Premenstrual or Perimenopausal Women
If you are perimenopausal or experiencing your monthly menstrual cycle you will experience water retention that will mask weight loss. The following week, you will be back on track.
If you do not have a bowel movement every day, due to deviations from the protocol such as not eating the recommended servings of vegetables, water, or supplements, it can affect your weekly measurement on the scale. It is imperative to discuss irregular bowel movements with your Ideal Protein Coach, particularly if they result in bouts of constipation.
4. Muscle gain vs. fat loss
Your body is reshaping; the scale may not identify this, but your measurements and clothes will! This usually comes into play after the first month of the weight loss protocol.