My trip to the grocery store


I am a mere 4 pounds away from my target weight loss goal that I set out to achieve 49 days ago.  The Ideal Protein program has worked its magic in a way that has both of us feeling great and excited about the warmer days ahead. It will be fun getting back on the mountain trails a full 30 pounds lighter than last year.  The Covid weight is a thing of the past.

I love Sunday mornings, as they are a perfect time to go to the grocery store. Things are incredibly quiet, and the process of shopping is actually a soothing peaceful experience.  It struck me this morning that my grocery shopping trips have changed dramatically.  Most of my buying happens in the produce section with one quick stop in the meat department. I completely skip all the aisles with the canned, packaged and process foods. In fact, I don't feel a single pull in their direction. 

One thing I have adjusted in recent days is what I eat when I'm having a hard time getting to sleep at night.  I have taken to grabbing leftover veggies or salad. It's not that I'm hungry, it is just that midnight snacking has become part of my routine to transition into a deep sleep. Instead of my typical snack choices of cereal or toast, I choose the veggies.  It works incredibly well. 

After reaching my target weight of 167 pounds, I will begin Phase II of the Ideal Protein program, what is called "Stabilization".  My goal will be to re-introduce regular foods back into my diet while managing hunger and satiety and staying within 5 percent of my optimal weight. I look forward to writing about that important part of this program when I get there.  One of the things that Ideal Protein prides itself on is helping client keep the weight off over time. 

If you are in the Okotoks/High River/Turner Valley area and would like to learn more about this program, don't hesitate to reach out. Heather and I operate an authorized and independent Ideal Protein clinic out of an office in the front of our house.  

Text 403-910-0843 or email 


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