Ideal Protein Newsletter: September 2013

ip-top-bannerIdeal Protein Newsletter
September 2013

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Time to get back on the wagon
The end of summer brings an end to the temptations of BBQ’s, pool-side cocktails, s’mores around the cottage fire pit, and mindless, lazy days. Time to put an end to the extra weight you’ve gained indulging in the aforementioned temptations. Ideal Protein can help you get back on track and back into shape. Our protocol and vast selection of delicious, nutritious foods can have you looking and feeling better than ever soon!

The Ideal Protein diet costs less than you might think!

The remarkable results and wonderful feeling of wellness and vitality and confidence plus the professional support and knowledge you receive all add up to a very significant return on your investment in yourself.

The costs of the program are short term, but the results can last a lifetime. How much is that worth? Dieters typically report savings of $30-60 / week on their former food, snack & beverage spending which makes this program extremely affordable! The program has a beginning and an end. Most people complete the program in 3-6 months.

What are the costs?
The cost is very reasonable at about $12 per day for 3 Ideal Protein meals a day in “Phase 1”. On average, most people spend $8 a day on food anyway and that’s if they’re not going out to eat. Grabbing fast food and getting coffee everyday will add up to even more! On “Phase 2” it’s an average of $8 a day for IP food and only $4 in “Phase 3”. Ideal Protein isn’t designed to take money away from your food budget, but rather to redirect it in a way that will support your health and weight loss goals for the long term.

What do you save?
You’re not buying alcoholic beverages You’re not buying bread, pasta, rice, potatoes and other high carb foods. You’re not buying milk or dairy products? You’re not buying empty calorie snacks like chips, chocolate bars, etc.

You’re not buying sugary sodas, specialty coffees, teas, etc. You’re not purchasing fast foods that are low in nutrients, high in sodium, fat and carbohydrates You’re possibly reducing or eliminating your prescription medications

Win money for losing weight! Total Rehab has partnered with HealthyWage to help you win up to $10,000 for reducing your BMI and achieving a healthy weight!

At Total Rehab, you also get a complimentary 30 minute RMT massage for every 20lbs lost!

Call or email Deborah to find out how to lose weight & feel great today!
905-426-7690 or

Cooking with Chef Virati!
Ideal Protein’s own Chef Daniel Verati will be coming to Toronto/Oshawa to host a Cooking Seminar for all Ideal Protein Coaches and Dieters. I had the pleasure of hearing Chef Virati speak at a conference in June of 2012. He is very entertaining, talented, and so genuine! Chef Virati’s story will inspire you and his creativity will help you think more outside the box with your own cooking, making you more successful during Phase 4/Maintenance. This is an incredible opportunity. I will be attending the Oshawa presentation. Hope you can join me!

Current Details:
Cost per person $20 (this will cover the rental space, food, etc. and all extra money will be donated to a local charity)

  • All Registrations/Payments will be done online at
  • Each Seminar will be two hours in length
  • Dieters will be able to ask questions directly to the Chef, take pictures, have him autograph cook books, etc.

 Seminar Dates, Times & Locations:

  • Wednesday, October 2nd at 6:30pm – Best Western, 559 Bloor Street West, Oshawa, Ontario
  • Thursday, October 3rd at 6:30pm – Sheraton Toronto Airport, 801 Dixon road, Toronto, Ontario
  • Saturday, October 5th at 11:00am – Sheraton Toronto Airport, 801 Dixon road, Toronto, Ontario

What’s New?
(Thanks to Erica for finding this)
Ontario Nutrition Company Inc.
You may have already been to or shopped online with Low-Carb Canada. Ontario Nutrition is a similar, local shop. Located at 375 Kingston Rd, Unit 6 in Pickering within a multi-service clinic (at Kingston /Rougemount) and at The shop is very small, but has an extensive selection of Walden Farms and Green Valley Ranch products, both of which are IP Phase 1 Friendly. Be careful of other products here though, most are not ok for IP Phase 1 – 3. In the store, you will see many product shelves marked with Phase 1, Phase 2, etc… This does not pertain to Ideal Protein, so read all labels carefully.

Recipes of the Month
Moroccan Chicken (Phase 1 Friendly from Deborah’s kitchen)
Brown about 1kg boneless, skinless chicken over medium heat, in a deep non-stick pan (or pan lightly coated with olive oil). Scatter 1 medium, thinly sliced onion and 2 cloves crushed garlic over browned chicken. Combine 3/4C chicken (or vegetable) broth, at least ½ tsp each coriander, cinnamon, paprika, cumin, and pepper, 1/4tsp cayenne (or crushed chili peppers), 1Tbsp Splenda, and 1tsp salt. Whisk together well and pour over chicken. Set heat to low, cover pan and simmer 30-40min (until chicken is cooked through). Uncover and simmer another 15min or so, reducing sauce a bit. Makes 4 generous, exotic and delicious servings. Serve with steamed or roasted vegetables of your choice.

Tabbouleh Flower
(Phase 1 Friendly from Healthy Directions Magazine June/July 2013)
For any of you missing your middle-eastern grains, here’s a new twist on Tabbouleh. In salad bowl, combine ½ head of cauliflower florets (shredded in food processor), 1C cubed tomatoes, 3C finely chopped fresh parsley, 1/3C finely chopped red onion, 5 finely chopped fresh mint leaves, 1 1/2tsp sea salt, 1/8tsp freshly ground black pepper, 3Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice, 1Tbsp olive oil, and 1 clove chopped garlic

IP Recipes of the Month (Phase 1 Friendly from Deborah’s kitchen)
IP Chicken Soup with Roasted Cauliflower
This was an accidental and completely wonderful discovery. I was about to sit down and enjoy a bowl of one of my favourite creamy IP Chicken soups when I noticed a bit of leftover roasted cauliflower in my fridge. Popped the cauliflower in the soup and heated both in the microwave. Yum! The soup, delicious on its own, brought new life to my old roasted cauliflower. Really brought out the natural sweetness of the cauliflower. A must try! To roast cauliflower, simply break (or cut) a head of cauliflower into small florets, toss with a little olive oil, sea salt, and cumin. Place on baking pan and roast at 400F for 25min, tossing occasionally. Can be eaten as an appetizer for guests, a snack for kids, or movie munchies for you.

Phase 4 Lifetime Support
We’re always here for you! Some of you come by once in a while, to pick up food for snacks, or maybe to attempt a tune-up on your own. Instead, book an appointment to meet with Deborah. I’d love to show you what’s new with Ideal Protein. I can help you get back on track, guide you safely and effectively through that tune-up, or answer any questions you may have about living IP maintenance. If you have any friends, family, or co-workers who are curious or who you think could benefit from Ideal Protein, bring them along!
Call Deborah at 905-426-7690 or email

In the October Newsletter
Foods and nutrients for Healthy, Beautiful Skin
Clean Eating
Heal Body, Mind, & Spirit with Yoga & Pilates

Contact Us
As always, we’d love to hear from you!
Send your reviews of this and previous newsletters.
Let us know what you’d like to see in future newsletters and weekly meetings
Send in your Ideal Protein recipes and tips
Call Deborah and book an appointment for a consultation
Deborah Gurash, RMT & Ideal Protein Consultant
Total Rehab Orthopedic & Athletic Medicine
250 Bayly Street West
Ajax, ON