Ideal Protein Newsletter: June 2013

Ideal Protein Newsletter
June 2013

Win Money for Losing Weight!
Win up to $1000 for making a weight loss commitment!
Total Rehab has just partnered with Healthy Wage to motivate and
reward you for losing weight and improving your health.
HealthyWage designs and organizes weight loss challenges and contests in which participants can win money for losing weight. HealthyWage has been featured on NBC’s Today show, and in the New York Times, Time magazine, Fox News, ABC News, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and countless other media outlets. HealthyWage is sponsored by corporate and government clients who have a stake in wellness, healthcare costs and disease prevention.
Total Rehab is now an Official Verifier and Affiliate of HealthyWage.

There are three ways to win:
The 10% Challenge: Lose 10% of your body weight over 6mos and double your money! Put in $150 to participate and get $300 back when your 10% weight loss has been verified.
It’s so easy!
On Ideal Protein, it won’t take you long to lose 10% of your body weight.
A 180 pound woman on Ideal Protein should lose 10% body weight (18 lbs) in 6 – 9 weeks!
A fast return on your investment!
BMI Challenge: The BMI Challenge pays you up to $1000 when you move from an obese BMI (greater than 30) to a normal BMI (less than 25) over a year’s time. Following the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol will have you reaping your rewards well before the year is over.
No investment required to participate.
The Matchup: The Matchup is a three-month weight loss challenge in which teams of five compete to win cash prizes. First prize is $10,000! The winning team is the one that loses the greatest percentage of weight during the contest. During the Matchup, you can win hundreds of dollars in additional prizes in fun weekly contests. Get your friends, family, and co-workers to join you, or have HealthyWage put a team together for you.
Hurry, new teams are forming for June and July.
Get started today!
Go to our affiliate link at to register.
Then, contact Deborah Gurash, RMT at
Total Rehab Orthopedic & Athletic Medicine 905-426-7690 to arrange
your officially verified weigh-ins and be on the road to
successful weight loss, improved health, and up to $1000 in winnings!
You do not need to be on the Ideal Protein program to participate, but
following the Ideal Protein protocol will ensure your success.
Slim Down for Summer!
It’s time! It’s getting hot outside. We can’t hide under layers of winter clothes anymore. Time to shape up, and gain the confidence to enjoy summer activities and social gatherings!
I can show you how to look and feel your best for the summer season and beyond.
Entertaining and busy weekdays are a breeze with all the tips and ideas we have for you.
Slimming down for summer is easy and fast with Ideal Protein!
Call Deborah Gurash, RMT at 905-426-7690 to book your appointment or email

What’s New?
Sour Cream & Onion Puffs
Take a bite and be delighted by the blast of sour cream and onion seasoning, combined to the puff texture you know and love! With 15 grams of protein and only 8grams of carbs, this is a satisfying, non-restricted treat you can enjoy any time of the day.
BBQ Ridges
After a brief absence, another of your favourite snacks is back! The bold, BBQ taste of these crunchy ridges is a great Phase 1-3 treat or a Phase 4, snack for home, the car, a movie night, or to have on hand for emergencies.

Discontinued Products
Ideal Protein is letting go of some items to make room for new and exciting products. If you love the Chocolate Chip Cookies, Lemon Soy Puffs, White Choco Cinnamon Bars, or Double Chocolate Bars, please contact Deborah Gurash, RMT at 905-426-7690 or email at to place your order. Hurry; call today, so you can get more of your favourite Ideal Protein treats before they’re gone.

Asparagus Facts
Asparagus is in season, delicious, and so easy to prepare.
The name for asparagus comes from a Greek word, asparagos, which means “sprout” or “shoot”.
After planting, asparagus is not usually harvested in the first 3 seasons, which helps the plant develop strong, sturdy roots. A plant that is tended well may produce for 15-20 years.
Although we’re used to seeing green/purple varieties in our supermarkets, asparagus also comes in white. These plants are repeatedly covered with earth as the stocks emerge, blocking sunlight and preventing the process of chlorophyll production.
Asparagus contains antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E, which battle skin-damaging free radicals, and promote production of collagen, which plumps up our skin cells and adds to skin’s elasticity.
Nutrients in asparagus like folic acid, potassium and the healthy dose of vitamins may boost sex drive–leading to its reputation as an aphrodisiac food.
Fresh asparagus should be stored standing up in a jar or container (mimicking their natural growth direction). Adding about an inch of water to the container will keep them fresh for a few days. Keep your asparagus towards the back of your fridge, as they like to be kept quite cold.
To enjoy this super food, simply wash; break off tough end of stalks (they’ll naturally snap with little pressure) and discard. Toss remaining spears with a little olive oil, sea salt, and pepper, and roast for 15 minutes in a 450F oven. For added flavour, crumble White Cheddar Ridges over asparagus, after roasting. In Phase 4, you may sprinkle with grated parmesan.

Recipes of the Month
(Phase 1 Friendly from Ideal Protein)

I bet you didn’t think it was possible, but yes, you can have Sushi on Ideal Protein!

Steam 2 cups of cauliflower florets (fresh or frozen). Drain well and chop to a rice-like size. Add 2 tsp Rice Vinegar, 1 package Stevia or Spenda, 1 Pinch Sea Salt, 1 tsp olive oil, and Soy Sauce. Slice cucumber and red bell pepper. Form riced cauliflower around slices of cucumber and red pepper. Carefully roll seaweed wrap around the cauliflower.
Slice into desired serving pieces.

Roasted Rhubarb
(adapted for Phase 1 from )
A vegetable you’ve got to try!
Rhubarb is very low in calories, coming in at only 95 calories for an entire pound! The redder the stalks, the richer in Vitamin A, a powerful natural anti-oxidant required by the body for maintaining the integrity of skin and for healthy eye-sight. They’re also a good source of Vitamin K, C, potassium, and magnesium. Choose fresh, crispy stalks, called petioles from April to August, and store in a plastic bag in the fridge for 2-3 weeks.
Remove leaves and tough end of 1lb of fresh rhubarb. Wash petioles as you would celery stalks. Do not eat the leaves, as they are poisonous. Chop petioles in small, bite-size pieces. Toss rhubarb with 1/2C Walden’s syrup. Line rimmed baking sheet with foil and lightly coat with cooking spray. Spread rhubarb on sheet. Roast in 450F oven for 5 minutes. Enjoy!

IP Recipe of the Month
(Phase 1 Friendly from Ideal Protein)
Baked Zucchini Chips
1 zucchini, sliced in large rounds at an angle
1 egg white
1 packet IP White Cheddar Ridges
1/4 teaspoon salt + pepper
Sprinkling of cayenne powder or crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Pour egg whites in one small bowl and finely crushed IP Cheddar Ridges, cayenne, salt and pepper in another bowl. Dip the zucchini rounds in the egg whites, then the crumb mixture, pressing down to adhere the crumbs to the zucchini. Place on a wire rack coated with cooking spray on top of a cookie sheet, and bake for 30 minutes.

Phase 4 Lifetime Support
We’re always here for you!
If you’ve fallen off the wagon though, don’t hesitate to come back for a tune-up. Several people are coming in now, to tune-up for spring and summer fashions and activities.
We all need a little help sometimes, to get back on track.
Call Deborah at 905-426-7690 to book your appointment or email

In the July Newsletter
The best fat-burning foods for weight loss
Fruit Smoothies

Contact Us
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