Mod­est weight loss can have huge health ben­e­fits


Car­ry­ing more pounds than were good for her, Mary Sen­nett of Wind­sor says, “I knew I needed to make a dras­tic change in my over­all health, in­clud­ing weight loss. My nieces had started a new pro­gram of­fered at Guardian/In­fin­ity Drug Stores called Ideal Pro­tein. At first I was skep­ti­cal as we all know how fad di­ets come and go.”

How­ever, the Wind­sor woman was im­pressed by “the amaz­ing re­sults” her nieces were achiev­ing. Af­ter re­search­ing Ideal Pro­tein on­line, “I de­cided to give it a go,” she says.

Sen­nett’s jour­ney be­gan Septem­ber 2015 with a call to Pauline Bur­nett, the Ideal Pro­tein co­or­di­na­tor and coach for In­fin­ity Drug Stores, a group of lo­cally owned, in­de­pen­dently op­er­ated phar­ma­cies in Wind­sor and Es­sex County.

“Pauline was ex­tremely in­for­ma­tive on our first meet­ing, ex­plain­ing how the pro­gram works and how im­por­tant eat­ing the cor­rect food com­bi­na­tions along with Ideal Pro­tein food prod­ucts was,” says Sen­nett. The coach also em­pha­sized com­mit­ment to the pro­gram is vi­tal for suc­cess.

“We met weekly to do mea­sure­ments and weigh in. When there were weeks with no re­sults, Pauline was quick to as­sure me not to be dis­cour­aged which kept me on track,” Sen­nett re­calls. “By June of 2016 I had lost close to 60 pounds and 60 inches.” To date, “I’m happy to say I’ve been able to main­tain my weight loss.”

“This pro­gram taught me the im­por­tance of pro­tein and fi­bre to main­tain a healthy life­style. I have tried so many weight loss pro­grams and this one is by far the eas­i­est to fol­low and main­tain,” Sen­nett finds.

Ken Arndt, now age 49, says, “I’ve been over­weight to vary­ing de­grees for as long as I can re­mem­ber. I was tired all the time, no en­ergy and wasn’t happy with how I looked or felt. Some­thing needed to change.”

“My wife started Ideal Pro­tein and even­tu­ally signed me up. It was the best thing I’ve done for my­self in years.” His coach praises Arndt’s ded­i­ca­tion, which was re­warded by the loss of 40 pounds in the first 12 weeks.

An­other 10 pounds have been shed since. “I feel great!” Arndt says. “The pro­gram is easy to fol­low and I don’t feel de­prived. I get my pro­tein in and I’ve learned to re­ally en­joy eat­ing healthy. This is some­thing I can stick with!”

Bur­nett ob­serves, “This is not just quick weight loss – it’s also healthy weight loss. As clients go through their jour­ney, we teach them how to eat prop­erly so they won’t re­gain un­wanted pounds.”

Al­though Ideal Pro­tein has been avail­able for over 20 years, it was brought to Wind­sor and Es­sex County just 18 months ago by In­fin­ity Drug Stores. “In 2015, my phar­ma­cist part­ners and I were in­tro­duced to the weight loss pro­gram. We be­came in­ter­ested be­cause it of­fers an op­por­tu­nity for our pa­tients and clients to not only see sig­nif­i­cant weight loss but sus­tain­able weight loss through nu­tri­tional ed­u­ca­tion,” says Vince Gau­thier.

“When we rolled out the pro­gram in our phar­ma­cies, our ini­tial clients were our own em­ploy­ees and their fam­i­lies. Pauline worked with these in­di­vid­u­als one on one and the re­sults were over­whelm­ingly pos­i­tive. Based on these orig­i­nal suc­cesses we were con­vinced that this was the right pro­gram to of­fer to our pa­tients,” Gau­thier says.

“In the last year, our six clinic lo­ca­tions have helped over 140 lo­cal peo­ple achieve their dreams,” Bur­nett notes. “I work with every age group in­clud­ing young adults in com­pet­i­tive sports look­ing to re­duce body fat and in­crease mus­cle mass, to re­tirees seek­ing pre­ven­ta­tive mea­sures to stay healthy and ac­tive.”

Clients are given a meal plan that fea­tures tasty, nu­tri­tious recipes cre­ated Cor­don Bleu-trained Chef Daniel Verati. “You learn how to pre­pare and en­joy healthy food. Once you start eat­ing well, you’ll feel hap­pier,” Bur­nett says.

The med­i­cally de­vel­oped diet pro­gram be­gins by de­plet­ing the body’s sim­ple and com­plex car­bo­hy­drate re­serves to melt fat. “We force your body to look for other sources of glu­cose for en­ergy, so it turns to its pro­tein and fat re­serves,” Bur­nett ex­plains. To spare the body’s mus­cle mass dur­ing fat burn­ing, the client in­gests pro­tein iso­lates in Ideal Pro­tein prod­ucts pro­duced in Canada. Un­like the pro­tein in a steak, the body as­sim­i­lates most of the iso­lates’ pro­tein. Mus­cle mass needs pro­tec­tion as it is nec­es­sary to con­tinue burn­ing calo­ries post-diet.

“This is a safe, healthy pro­gram,” Bur­nett says. “Ev­ery­one I have coached has lost weight,” Bur­nett says. “

In­ter­ested peo­ple sim­ply call Pauline Bur­nett at 519903-0088 to ar­range an ap­point­ment at any one of the Guardian/In­fin­ity Drug Stores lo­cated in your neigh­bour­hood. For more in­for­ma­tion go to in­fin­i­ty­drug­

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