Complaint / review text:
I should have known better based on the advertising "Lose 3-7 Lbs a week". But I needed to lose weight and figured I would give it a try. Also, they claims in person and on her website that the program is "medically supervised", so I figured it was ok... But unfortunately its not medically supervised, its a total lie. I got past the fact that its very expensive and the foods taste horrible. I started to lose some weight but was constantly sick and had no energy. Then I noticed I was losing my hair. I went to my doctor and was told that this "Ideal Protien" diet plan was dangerous and that it starves the body of much needed carbs and nutrients, etc. He told me the products are made in Canada and are not validated or approved by the FDA, etc. He handed me a document that talked about this diet and in part it reads:
"The main problem with such plans is in the theory itself – the idea that by starving your body of carbohydrates that you will then use fatty tissue for energy, and lose weight. We'll that part is true, but the issue is that is not the whole truth. It's kind of like lying by omission. Yes, you will lose weight, but it is not the way that you should want to lose it, and there in "˜lies' the problem.
The issue is that not only does the fatty tissue get used, but so does the lean tissue. You know…your heart, liver, kidneys! So, while you are loosing weight temporarily you are not loosing it properly and can be putting yourself at risk.
In addition, you are not giving your body what it needs – your body need carbs to survive, and is very dependent on them. Without them your body will start using what are called ketone bodies instead, which can lead to additional problems due to the imbalances this creates by making your blood overly acidic.
Unfortunately, the Ideal Protein Diet falls right into this category, and thus really should be avoided."
I wasted a lot of money and put myself in danger with this scam.