"I'm so glad I have come across the Ideal Protein diet and grateful to yelp reviewers for that! I was on the diet first for 3 months at a different office, before I transferred to Awender Chiropractics and lost 30 lbs in 3 months. I'm now in the second stage of the diet. I've lost about 10 lbs since I started a month ago, and I'm close to the finishing line!! I've been more than happy with the support I get from AC's coach Irene! She is friendly, knowledgeable, and supportive!
So what brought me to try IP is that I've been successful in the past by losing weight on Weight Watchers, but it took almost two years to lose 30 lbs. And with stresses of daily life, I've gained all that weight back. I could not bring myself to do the counting again, and felt like I needed a structured and well thought through program, which I can follow, that does not involve appetite suppressants, and provides adequate support. Ideal Protein has been all that.
The program is well organized. It is based on research and is simply smart. It puts emphasis on eating high quality proteins, lots of veggies, drinkinglots of water, and drastically reducing carbs. You'd have to eat some of the IP foods, and some of your own (mostly veggies and proteins). At first, I thought I'd have to suffer without fruit or a bit of a sweet snack, but I have never felt so good and not craving any of these things. Even though the IP foods provide some satisfaction for those of us with sweet tooth: they offer drinks and bars which are delicious and I'll be eating them even after I'm done with the program. The sweet foods are sweetened with sugar alternatives. Originally, I felt not so sure about the foods from the powder (you'd need to dilute them with water for a meal, shake or a soup), but they are delicious and very filling. There is enough variety in food so you can sustain the diet for many months.
I'm a vegetarian, and the counselors told me I would be losing a bit slower than meat eaters, but I found myself steadily losing 2-3 pounds a week. The program is doable although it does require determination and consistent effort, but if you plan your meals, have snacks ready and incorporate veggies, it gives good energy and no hunger at all!
The main things that helped me were sticking with the protocol, eating frequently, watching the Ideal Protein video clips for support and checking in with my coach. I'm happy about this program, it was a big investment but it was all worth it for the results so great, and for the sense of empowerment it gave."
May 4, 2016
I was first introduced to Dr. Joe Awender by a friend. I was very nervous and hesitant because I heard crazy things about chiropractor care and I just didn't know what to expect. From the get-go, I was greeted by a very friendly staff and I felt like I learned so much from my first consultation with Dr. Joe. He not only took an x-ray, but he also took time to explain to me how he could help me, how long it was going to take, etc. Before I started my treatment, I was having headaches and migraines every single day for 3 months straight and no one could figure out why. I had pain in my lower back and my feet because my hip was "out of place". I also learned that one of my legs was a whole inch shorter than the other so that affected my entire body especially after I worked out. I tried massages, anti-inflammatory medication, foam rolling, psychical therapy and nothing really worked. I have been treating with Dr. Joe for 3 months (and counting) and all of the issues I was having with my body is almost gone. It took about 2 months for my headaches to go away, but they did and I haven't had a headache or migraine since the end of March! My lower back and feet pain is 80% better and I know it will be a 100% soon with his help. If you are hesitant about getting adjusted like I was, don't be. Dr. Joe and Dr. Dan are gentle, they hear what you have to say and really understand how your body works before adjusting you. Dr. Joe and his entire team is fantastic and I'm grateful I found him. I've told a lot of people about my experience and I hope this helps you too! Oh, and he is affordable too which is a HUGE deal to me.
Dear Dr. Awender,
I would like to thank you for all of your help. Prior to chiropractic care, I was experiencing headaches, dizziness, and lower back pain. After 3 short months, I feel GREAT!
Dear Dr. Awender,
Since receiving chiropractic care in your office, our entire family has enjoyed improved health. One of the most dramatic results has been my wife, who was experiencing headaches on a daily basis. Since receiving chiropractic adjustments on a regular basis, her headaches have disappeared! This has been a great relief for her, as she is now able to focus more on the things she enjoys in life.
Her chronic low back pain has also improved and is continuing to heal with her continued chiropractic care.
As for myself, lower back pain as well as overall discomfort in my body was my major complaint.Through regular visits I have been free of any back pain, have enjoyed improved health overall, and as well as increased energy. My children, ages 5 and 8 are also enjoying early preventive care through chiropractic, and can't wait to see Dr. Joe!
My mother-in-law was even able to be cared for by Dr. Awender during her visit with us from El Salvador. In closing, your care for our entire family has been a great blessing as well as and investment in our future health as a family!
The Campos Family
Dear Dr. Awender,
When I came into your office, I was using a cane because my hip was paining so much and I could not put any pressure on my leg. I could not even get out of bed with out the use of a cane.
Now, I am walking without the cane and I am not taking any pain pills. Before I came for treatment I could not sleep with out taking medications for the pain in my leg.
I Thank God and thank you, Dr. Joe, for giving me back the use of my legs.
I am so grateful for all that you have done for me.