Frequently Asked Questions
Weight Loss Buffalo FAQs
- Expenses of the Diet Program
- General Program Questions
- Program Phases
- Health Information
- The Ideal You Center
Expenses of the Diet Program
What is the cost of the program?
Foods average just under $4.50 per meal for your breakfast, lunch and your snack.
Is there a cost to attend the open house?
No cost or obligation.
What is the sign-up fee to begin the program?
There is a 1 time fee of $225. All new dieters who attend an open house receive 2 free boxes of food, a $62 value!
Is there a charge for weekly office visits?
Are there any monthly fees or membership fees?
Will my insurance pay for my food or the sign up fee?
Check with your insurance company. Some flex debit cards will cover the $225 consultation fee.
Do you offer any discount programs?
We offer $50 off the consultation fee to any veteran or active duty military. When 2 people start together each save $25. Everytime you refer a new dieter you receive 2 free boxes of food.
General Program Questions
How much weight can I expect to lose every week?
Women lose 2 or more pounds per week and men lose 3 or more pounds per week without additional physical activity.
Is exercise necessary?
No. But you are allowed to and encouraged to do up to 30 minutes per day of “light” cardio.
How long do I have to stay on the program?
It is a 4 phase diet. Phase I is rapid weight loss. You stay on phase I until you reach your weight loss goal. You proceed to Phase 2 for two weeks, Phase 3 for 2 weeks, and then lifetime maintenance.
Who decides what my 'Ideal Weight' should be?
The dieter, together with their weight loss coach determine the “Ideal Weight” for the dieter.
Why Ideal Protein products?
Our products are made from vegetable protein so they’re more absorbable than animal/meal protein, and they come in over 85 varieties and are delicious!
Can I still drink coffee and tea?
Can I drink alcohol on phase I?
No, but once you phase off, alcohol is allowed again.
Do you have any products that are gluten free?
Yes! We have over 40 products that are gluten free!
Can I still eat in a restaurant while on the diet?
YES! We teach you what you can prepare / eat for your “healthy dinner” that either you prepare at home or eat in a restaurant!
How and why does this diet work?
The ideal protein diet is a diet that forces your body to burn your reserved fat while preserving your lean tissue and muscle mass. It is a rapid weight loss diet that reserves fat 24 hours a day.
Why do I have to come in weekly to get weighed and measured?
You will have better results by being held accountable. Your weight loss coach has the answers to the questions you’ll have along the way.
Can questions be texted to my weight loss coach?
Do I have to take any appetite suppressants?
Do I have to take any supplements?
Yes, dieters take a multi vitamin, potassium, calcium-magnesium, and omega 3.
What happens when I reach my ideal weight?
You proceed to Phase 2 for two weeks, Phase 3 for 2 weeks, and then lifetime maintenance.
Are diabetics allowed to go on the program?
Yes. Both type I and type II can go on the program. There is a modified program for type I diabetics.
As an adult, do I need my doctor’s consent to go on the program?
Yes. We want our dieter’s physicians to know what their patients are doing and if they are on any medications, medications need to be reduced as they lose weight.
Will I gain the weight back?
No, you should not. Our dieters come in every month during phase IV (maintenance) to be weighed and measured to ensure their success!
Can children go on the program?
Children over 16 can go on the program with their doctor’s and parent’s consent.
The Ideal You Center
When are your open houses?
Open house are usually the first and third Wednesday of every month @ 6 p.m. with additional open houses added as needed – at the ideal you weight loss center. Check our Events page for the next Open House.
What days are you open?
Every day but Wednesday and Sunday. We have day time and evening hours too! Hours located here.
Since the beginning, I have been enjoying the food and feel satisfied after consuming it. I no longer have those uncontrollable cravings for sugar. I surprisingly have found the protocol to be very compatible with my lifestyle.
- Caroline R.
Open houses are by registration only.
Please fill out a registration form for each person attending the open house.
You will be sent a confirmation e-mail that you are registered shortly.