Cloverdale Pharmasave Health Centre
5778 176A Street
Surrey, British Columbia
V3S 4H3
P: 604-576-2888
F: 604-576-2882
Store Hours:

Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sundays: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Statutory Holidays: CLOSED

Pharmasave Steveston Village
105 - 12420 No. 1 Road
Richmond, British Columbia
V7E 6N2
P: 604.232.0159
F: 604.232.0526
Store Hours:

Monday – Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sundays: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Statutory Holidays: CLOSED


Weight Loss the Ideal Way

June 2, 2019

Christine Cheng, R.Ph. and Fred Cheng, R.Ph.

Summer is coming and it is likely that more than a few of us might be looking to shed some “winter weight”.  If you’re looking for a program that will deliver fast results and an easy to follow protocol, while helping you feel energized and satiated, consider the “Ideal Protein” (IP) Weight Loss Protocol.

The IP program is a medically-designed protocol and lifestyle education program that supports muscle mass, while promoting fat loss. Through weekly one-on-one coaching, lifestyle education and guidance, dieters gain an understanding of how food affects and is utilized by the body. Body Composition Analysis (BCA) readings are used as an objective tool to guide the coach in helping develop a personalized approach to setting your weight loss goals.

The four phases of the program help stabilize blood sugar levels while improving cholesterol levels and reducing blood pressure. The program starts with a partial meal replacement program that supplements the dieters’ cooking one healthy meal a day, and gradually replaces the meal replacements with balanced meals using whole foods only. The first phase lowers insulin production in the body allowing for weight loss and as the program moves through phases two and three, it gradually increases the level of insulin production until the body is stabilized. Phase four provides a year of support while the patient learns how to adapt their eating patterns and food choices to maintain their new weight while eating fresh, whole foods.

Even if you are not ready to join the IP program, consider replacing one of your daily meals with an “Ideal Replacement” product. Each meal replacement product contains 25 essential vitamins and minerals along with 20 grams of protein. Available in bars or drink mixes, they are convenient items to fit into our hectic (holiday) schedules and help us to avoid reaching for the typical carbohydrate-heavy and fatty “fast foods”.

The clients in our clinic have lost a combined 12,670 lbs in just under 5 years, which shows how well this program works. Come by the store and sign up for our monthly seminar and to see what 5lbs of fat looks like. Then, imagine how you would look if you weren’t carrying around even just that 5lbs. More importantly, imagine how much better you would feel.

Christine and Fred Cheng are a passionate, charismatic sister-brother pharmacist team at their unique, family-owned and operated Pharmasave stores in Cloverdale and Steveston, B.C. They specialize in natural remedies and compounding for both human and veterinarian use. Everything mentioned in their article is available InStore.

***All information posted and shared by Cloverdale Pharmasave is offered to provide information and choices regarding nutritional support for various health concerns, none of which is intended to be a treatment protocol for any disease state. The information does not replace seeking professional advice from your physician. Consult your health care practitioner before taking dietary supplements.

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