Weight Loss Tips
Branched-Chain Amino Acids

Branched-Chain Amino Acids

The article Sleep and Weight Loss is written by the experts behind the Ideal Protein weight loss protocol and helps answer the common questions: does sleep affect weight loss? and how much sleep is enough?

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A Guided Meditation For Weight Loss: Upon Waking

A Guided Meditation For Weight Loss: Upon Waking

Meditation is a wonderful wellness practice, it promotes happiness, taking better care of ourselves, and it is even being shown to positively wire (or re-wire) parts of the brain that help you lose weight. Try this guided meditation to support you on your weight loss journey!

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Weight Loss Truths

Weight Loss Truths

Everyone knows that diet, nutrition, and fitness all play a role in weight loss, but there are a few more truths that should be taken into consideration by those starting, or on, a weight loss program.

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How to Avoid the Triggers

How to Avoid the Triggers

What is a trigger? It’s simple: A trigger is any kind of stimulus that we can have a reaction to. Triggers can be sights, smells, sounds, locations, stressful situations—even people—that break down our resistance and cause us to eat things that sabotage our weight loss efforts.

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How To Implement New Habits Into Your Life

How To Implement New Habits Into Your Life

Whether you’re on your journey to lose weight or are trying to increase your overall health, with a small amount of discipline you can create a new habit that requires little effort to maintain, and can dramatically increase your quality of life.

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Start With a Plan: Meal Planning Basics to Help You on Your Weight Loss Journey

Start With a Plan: Meal Planning Basics to Help You on Your Weight Loss Journey

Planning what you’ll eat in advance and cooking at home are skills that will help you both reach your weight loss goal and maintain your new weight. During Phase 1 of the Ideal Protein protocol, your meal planning will be made easier because many of your meals and snacks will be based around Ideal Protein foods. Even so, if you sit down for a few minutes and plan out your meals and snacks in advance, it will be easier for you to stay on protocol.

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How To Detox From Sugar

How To Detox From Sugar

Have you heard? Sugar is the new fat. We’ve been brainwashed into thinking that fat is bad, but as it turns out it’s sugar, not fat, that makes you sick and overweight.

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The Basics of Reading Food Labels

The Basics of Reading Food Labels

Learning how to read food labels will help you make choices that fit your healthy eating goals. You’ll find this helpful not only while trying to lose weight, but also when you move on to maintaining your weight loss.

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Ease into Exercise

Ease into Exercise

One of the casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a sense of normal routine. If you’re working at home, and the kids are underfoot because their summer activities have been cancelled, you may have found that you’re not moving as much as you did before.

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Tips for Handling Emotional Distress

Tips for Handling Emotional Distress

If you’re feeling well… like you don’t even know what you’re feeling, you’re not alone. We’re learning to navigate and adapt in real-time to a world that feels foreign. It’s normal to feel adrift ..

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Food Journaling 101: Write Your Way to Weight Loss

Food Journaling 101: Write Your Way to Weight Loss

You may have resisted keeping a food journal in the past because it sounded too time-consuming or complicated. With COVID-19 concerns keeping you closer to home, this just might be the time to give it a try. Plus, it’s super easy to record your Ideal Protein Phase 1 meals, snacks, and drinks—all the information you need is right on the labels, and servings are measured out for you.

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What You Need To Know About Sugar

What You Need To Know About Sugar

Let’s talk about sugar and its effect on weight loss. It’s becoming more well known that sugar is addictive, but there isn’t too much information out there about what to do about it..

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Five Ways to Fight Sweets Cravings

Five Ways to Fight Sweets Cravings

It’s normal to crave something sweet now and then—humans are hardwired to seek sweet tastes. You
might be fighting more sweet cravings than normal right now, because of the stress related to the events
and uncertainties surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Is your body always craving carbs or sugar?

Is your body always craving carbs or sugar?

Higher-sugar, higher-glycemic foods are addictive in the same way as cocaine and heroin. In the vast majority of cases, certain types of food -processed foods made of sugar, fat, and salt combined in ways kept secret by the food industry- are addictive, and we are biologically wired to crave these foods and eat as much of them as possible. It’s no wonder so many people feel trapped!

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December Tool Kit

December Tool Kit

Don’t be fooled. It may be a Christmas like no other, you may not be attending parties, but keeping health a priority and not succumbing to instant gratification, old habits,” just this one time”, “I deserve it”, “I’ll get back on track in January”, takes being proactive and being 100% actively engaged in shaping your life. 

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Phase 2 Meal Plan Examples

Phase 2 Meal Plan Examples

You have just totally reset your metabolism, given your pancreas a delightful rest and it’s time to go back to using food as energy and keep building and strengthening your new lifestyle. You are clean, clean, clean and have an amazing opportunity to really see how foods impacts you.

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Debunking Weight Loss Myths

Debunking Weight Loss Myths

Many people rely on the Internet for information on losing weight. There’s so much information on weight loss out there that it’s easy to get confused. To help you separate fact from fiction when it comes to successful weight loss, we’ve debunked some of the more common weight loss myths that can ultimately affect your weight loss journey.

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Tips for Thanksgiving Success

Tips for Thanksgiving Success

Thanksgiving is a challenge if you’re on program and can also be a challenge in Maintenance.
Even though you can count it as an indulgence day it’s good to keep best practices in mind.
We have a few tips and recipes that will help you stay on track.

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Ideal Protein vs. Keto

Ideal Protein vs. Keto

If you or someone you know is interested in trying a proven a ketogenic diet and haven’t seen success with Keto, the Ideal Protein protocol might be the weight loss solution you’re looking for.

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Even if you are crazy busy, you can still lose weight

Even if you are crazy busy, you can still lose weight

No doubt about it—losing weight will require a commitment of time. But where do you find that time?
If you’re like most of us, you have a job that keeps you hopping (or sitting most of the day), an active family life and the daily stresses that happen in our lives. You may wonder how you’re going to add one more thing to your day.

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Why We Eat Too Much

Why We Eat Too Much

Guest Post from School of Life The School of Life is designed to help you live a calmer, wiser, more fulfilled life. Select the area you wish to improve in and discover a range of our tools and suggestions....

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How to be a successful dieter

How to be a successful dieter

At Vital Body we know that true success comes when your head, heart and body are in sync. Success meaning, you feel good in your body, you feel good in your mind and your heart is happy. Will you feel awesome all the time? Probably not, but you want enough tools and habits to be in this “happy” place a majority of the time.

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Mindfulness and the Phase 1 Protocol

Mindfulness and the Phase 1 Protocol

You've made up your mind. You've set an intention to lose weight over the holidays instead of dragging your self back to work in January having gained a bunch of sweets, drinks and gravy around your mid line. Well...

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What to have for breakfast on Phase 2?

What to have for breakfast on Phase 2?

sReached your goal? Here's what's next. Breakfast, an important (and fun!) meal of the day. Transitioning to maintenance is a key step in weight loss. Take it slow and easy and enjoy some new tastes. Remember your body...

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Different weight loss.

Different weight loss.

Different weight loss available at VB. "I'm so happy I found this place." - Brad H, lost 60 lbs. Many of our dieters have tried other diets, some that have worked, some that haven't. Here are the Top 10 things we hear...

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Vital Body, not Skinny Body!

Vital Body, not Skinny Body!

There is a reason we are called Vital Body, not Skinny Body. Maybe it’s a female thing, maybe it’s human thing. On some level, male and female, I think we weigh ourselves up against others. Hollywood has a way of...

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How to attend a conference on the diet?

How to attend a conference on the diet?

A professional event manager’s tip for staying on track while attending conferences. Managing your diet while attending a conference can be challenging, but if you have your mind set to be prepared and to accept that...

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When is the right time to be on a diet?

When is the right time to be on a diet?

Weight loss season is upon us. When is the right time to diet? In the weight loss industry, there tends to be a rise in number of people dieting in September. It correlates with the return of ROUTINE: summer vacation...

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