"My name is Jan & I live in Cornwall, NY. I've been attending the clinic here since February of 2016. I began Phase 4 2 weeks ago after an almost 70 pound weight loss. I am also 73 years old & have several medical conditions plus a nerve paralysis in my right leg that forces me to wear a leg brace. I have had 5 joint replacements. Prior to this weight loss I was pretty much "a couch potato". With this "diet" I have left my couch, am at least 100 % more mobile, able to walker better & further, & now able to drive a car after almost 2 years. My hypertension meds have been decreased. I am now able to live on my own. In total, my life is vastly improved. During my lifetime I have probably been on every diet known to man - able to lose, then quickly regain plus. Thanks to Christine & her firm, but always kind, mentoring I find Your Ideal Body to have been the easiest for me. Christine and the program have radically changed my life. With Christine's continuing support I feel I will be able to maintain this lifestyle of sensible eating and, therefore better health.
"I've always been a "thin" person and considered myself more active than most. Turning 50 and now soon to be 55 (on Saturday), weight started creeping up and bad habits became more frequent. As active as I am, I just knew that I needed help with correcting my eating habits. I, like many others, know exactly what I should be eating. But, I just couldn't do it by myself.
A friend told me about Your Ideal Body and how successful it was for her. She said, "Tracy, if I can do it, you can do it." Well, that's all I needed to hear. I walked in to see Christine and the first words out of my mouth were "Hi, I'm your new success story." I was ready. I was determined. And, most importantly, I had a great coach and a great program to guide me and teach me along the way. I loved the advice. I loved the food. And, I knew that it was just a matter of time. In a little over 5 months, I lost 45 pounds. Christine has been there for me every step of the way. I LOVED her role in all of this. I honestly don't believe I could have done this without her. And, now I have a friend for life!! When (if) I stumble, I know I can count on this program to get me back on track!"
My lifestyle at one point (over 10 years ago) included a lot of high intensity activity that allowed me to eat whatever I wanted. With the onset of asthma problems and chronic plantar fasciitis, I no longer could do these high intensity activities. Unfortunately, I was still eating as if I were doing the same activities. My eating habits only worsened. Along with decreased calories being burned and my metabolism slowing down with age, the weight gradually crept up on me -------30lbs----a lot for a petite female. Aside from the superficial changes (multi level Buddha belly oozing out of my now double digit sized clothing, etc....) , I also had medical issues--worsened plantar fasciitis, elevated blood pressure, acid reflux, low endurance, chronic fatigue, etc...
I tried to lose weight on my own------yeah, didn't happen. I tried Weight Watchers----not for me. I decided to give Your Ideal Body a try. I had seen them at some local festivals and passed by their office frequently. After meeting with Christine for a consult, I knew that I wanted to make the commitment right then and there on Nov 3, 2015. She was easy to talk to and the program made a lot of sense. This program sounded like it would help me develop healthier eating habits. The fact that the program included no exercise for the first 2 phases (of 4) was attractive since I couldn't really exercise. The first couple of weeks were not difficult for me, but then it started to get challenging for me because I am addicted to sweets. I started cheating a little here and there so my weight loss fluctuated. Luckily, Christine was very patient and understanding and worked with me and helped me through my challenges with advice, listening, and some light hearted "scolding". She even let me video tape her "reminding (scolding) "me that I made a lot of progress and shouldn't let it go to waste. She is very motivating and fun to work with. We have done a lot of healthy laughing. I was amazed that without exercising and just being on the program, I was losing weight easily. I even followed the program on Thanksgiving Day at my in-laws'.
I made it to maintenance phase May 20, 2016. I lost a total of 23.6 lbs, 8 inches from my waist, 6 inches from my hips, 4 +inches from each thigh, 1+inches from each arm, 4+inches from chest, 6 inches from thorax. I had to get a new wardrobe (yea!!). I have so much more energy---started power walking and hiking with no more fatigue. Feet are doing much better. Went for a physical---blood pressure went down, cholesterol went down. No more acid reflux---Bye bye Tums! I actually have a waist line ---bye bye Buddha belly!
I have now developed a consistent routine of drinking more water, eating more vegetables and protein and a lot less carbs and sugar. Buying a lot less processed, prepackaged foods.
I plan on meeting with Christine every 2 weeks to keep myself in check then will gradually decrease the frequency. Not sure for how long I will need to meet with her for maintenance, but it is nice to know she is there when I need her. I will definitely miss her once we stop meeting. I definitely recommend this program----it truly is a healthy way to lose the weight and develop and maintain a healthy eating lifestyle."
"Today i started maintenence for my wieght loss program (IDEAL PROTEIN) wow i cannot believe it 42 pds and 31 1/4 inches off of my body..7 off my hips and 6 3/4 off of my stomach wow thank you LORD.If i can do this ANYONE can change their lives ,Thank you to everyone for all the encouragment allong the way ..Now is the hard part..total 61 pds in 7 months AMEN.soon i will get my bmi checked cant wait.... it was 42..uuugh cant believe it."
"Thank you for helping me adopt Ideal Protein into our household & lifestyle. This has become an effective way to reduce my diabetes medicine by 75%, eliminate high cholesterol & reduce my monthly prescription co-pays by $ 200. My doctor discussed low blood sugar signs & symptoms with me this week for the first time since 1998. She loves my significant progress, weight loss & blood test results.
Your tremendous support helped me shed over 100 pounds in less than 8 months. I had given up on losing weight. Your clinic is a new sanctuary where I can celebrate pounds, inches & fat as they melt away.
Before we met in 2011, I accepted diabetes & hypertension as consequences of a poor diet, inactivity & family heredity. It took me 6 months to sign up. At first, it was challenging to eat more vegetables, drink more water & start taking daily nutritional supplements. These are now daily habits you patiently helped me learn, practice & develop.
After trying on bathing suits that are 6-8 sizes smaller than last year, I celebrated this week with a protein shake. I am now confident I can survive being on vacation without being able to prepare meals due to the strategies we discussed this week. I can not believe the sizes I will pack in my suitcase or the sizes I am donating to Goodwill.
As I discover others who need a talented weight loss coach who is always available to answer questions, it will be my pleasure to refer them to you. Thanks for helping me find ways to start living a more active life in a renewed healthier body."
"I am 61 yrs old and have worked predominately with women for 39 yrs.
There never was a day when one of us was not on a diet and if we saw someone losing weight we found out the plan and did it too….for about 2 weeks and maybe if we were lucky lost 5-10lbs but always it was regained…including me. Last year I noticed that several of my staff who were significantly overweight…(at least 50 lbs.) were losing weight AND they were happy and they were staying on it. I was guilty of thinking…it won’t last…they will fall off the wagon and all the weight will be back with a vengeance…
But that is not what happened and so little by little as I saw there included success … my skepticism and negativity broke down and that is when I went to the clinic and met Christine and that was 40lbs ago.
So I am 40 lbs lighter, my blood pressure came down from 140 over 85 to 115 over 70.
The medicine behind the program is beyond well-founded and obviously that is why they can claim it will be your last diet
BUT I came here this morning. Very early…to tell you in the most clinical and objective manner possible that the other reason this program has worked me and at least a dozen others I know is because of Christine.
Anyone else could share the information and distribute the product…she bring something much more powerful.
First, she knows her stuff…she takes her training very seriously, Second, she has as much compassion as she does firmness and third, and most importantly…she is not a salesman to us…she is this wonderful guide who has taken us to success …for the first time….after so many failures."
"Wow Thank you, Thank you, Ideal Protein diet is the best diet I have ever been on. Since I turned 40 it has been increasing harder to lose weight. I have tried every diet, watch what I ate etc., nothing worked. One day my husband came home and told me about this diet, I thought why not. Three months later I lost 34 pounds and 3 sizes. Now that I’m on the maintenance part of the diet I lost a total of 38 pounds and now down 4 sizes. This diet works. It really had me change my eating habits. I have learned valuable nutritional information to ensure I keep the weight off and look great. Thank you to my Ideal Protein coach Christine Masterson for being so helpful, understanding and encouraging throughout the whole program process. Oh and P.S. my friends say I look 8 to 10 years younger…… Good Luck everyone…"
"Wow! I cannot thank you enough – I feel great… I love the way I look… I’ve never received so many compliments from family and friends about my appearance. When I was first introduced to Ideal Protein, I was skeptical. Let’s face it, I was a solid size 10 heading very quickly to becoming a comfortable 12 and wasn’t sure I really needed to change my eating habits. I mean, I had lost a few pounds on my own just by walking a bit more and eating a few less desserts a week. I was sure it was just a matter of time before the last 10 or pounds I wanted gone would just melt off. That is, of course, until I attended one of Christine Masterson’s workshops. She passed around a 5 pound solid mass of fat – a symbol of just half of what I was carrying around on my hips, thighs, chest, arms and face. That was the eye-opener for me. I just wanted it gone. So, in 5 weeks I managed to lose 10-1/2 pounds!!! I lost 2-1/2” in my chest (my hubby didn’t seem to mind); 2-1/2” in my waist and 1-1/4” in my hips. I’ve gone from an almost size 12 to a happy size 6 without a muffin top. My eating habits have drastically improved – I actually eat and steam asparagus and brussel sprouts and roast them in a little bit of olive oil, garlic and salt for a snack. (It really is good.) And, the side benefit to this has been the positive impact on my family. Our three sons, who are picky eaters, now eat brown rice, whole wheat bread and edamame – haven’t been able to get them to try the brussel sprouts and asparagus yet. And, my husband now takes salad to work for lunch twice a week. OH, and the food! Okay, so I am now on maintenance and really don’t have to buy any Ideal Protein food. However, the day after cheat day I actually crave their omelet for breakfast. And their snacks!!! You have got to try the Dill Pickle Zippers and Choc Soy Puffs… and the bars are a treat too. Nope, cannot say enough great things about Christine, her coaching, the program, the food and the results. You’ll have to see for yourself."
"I came to Christine through a recommendation from my wife, who not only had told me how well the program works for her (which she did not have to tell me as the results were quite visible!), but mentioned that it actually could be a great program to help control my diabetes. You see I am a long time (almost 25 years) Type I diabetic, and although I had reasonable control knew that I could do better. With four young kids and a growing business, I realized that this must become a priority if I plan to live long enough to see my kids and their kids grow up! I went on the program mainly to help gain better control over my blood sugar and diabetes, and losing weight was secondary in my mind. Well the results were incredible and I got my cake and got to eat it too (figuratively not literally!). I lost 20 lbs. and am down to the weight I had not seen in 25 years, but even more importantly the results of my recent blood test (Hemoglobin A1C) was the best I had seen in a very long time! I also must say that since going on the diet my energy level is higher than I have had in years! To say that the program was a life changer for me would be an understatement, and I would highly recommend the program to anyone who struggles with their diabetes (both Type I & II) and wants to avoid the inevitable complications and health problems that come with lack of control over blood sugar and diet over time. Thanks Christine not just from me but from my family as well, you gave me much more than just a weight loss program, you have truly changed my life (both in terms of quality and quantity of years)!"
"On February 29, 2012, I met with Christine Masterson at Your Ideal Body, Inc. for the first time. I weighed 246 pounds and fit into the “Morbidly Obese” category of the BMI. My primary care physician was encouraging me to have Lap-Band surgery. Since I did not want to have surgery, I needed to do something about my weight. But even more pressing, I was seeing an endocrinologist for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and insulin resistance. I was taking 2,000 mg of Glucophage (Metformin) daily. I also could not get through the day without a nap or two, feeling exhausted all the time. At the beginning of February, I had blood work done. My cholesterol could not be calculated because my triglycerides were over 400. I was a heart attack waiting to happen.
For the five weeks I have been on the Ideal Protein plan, I have never deviated from the daily food, water, and supplements that are required. Because of this, I have lost 25.25 pounds and numerous inches. I no longer fall into the “Morbidly Obese” BMI category, and even though I still have more weight to lose, the changes in my body medically have been incredible. I am down to only 500 mg of Glucophage each day. My goal is to be completely off of the medication in another month or two.
I had blood work done at the four week mark of my diet and the results were amazing. My cholesterol is 152, and my blood pressure at the doctor’s visit was 110/70. My energy level is outstanding. I no longer need a nap to get me through the day and I have never slept so soundly before in my entire life. I wake up refreshed and ready to start the day."
Of course none of this would have been possible without the support and knowledge of Christine Masterson. She has guided me with a gentle and compassionate hand. Her dedication to her clients is amazing. I have texted or emailed her at all hours of the day and she has responded in an efficient and caring manner. Whether this journey lasts another few months or the rest of the year, I know that Christine is dedicated to helping me achieve the goals that I want to achieve. Thank you."
"It seems like I have wanted to lose 10 or 20 pounds for as long as I can remember. Lose them, gain them back, that was just the way it has always been. With my forties came some new life stresses and changes. Next thing I know I've gained 10, then 20 and still gaining. The losing wasn't happening anymore! For a while, I decided I was meant to be a fat person and I could be okay with that. When I turned 50, I questioned my reasoning. After all, I know carrying extra weight is unhealthy and I didn't recognize that jolly woman in pictures that were supposed to be of me.
A friend had been raving about the Ideal Protein Diet. I was reluctant to spend money on another diet plan. But after a lot of back and forth in my brain and graduation pictures with my daughters looming in the near future, I decided to go for it and give it my best shot.
From the first day, Christine has been my reality check, like my own Jiminy Cricket. I learned about the diet, but I had a wedding to go to in 2 weeks. Christine agreed that I could wait to start or I could be already down in pounds in those 2 weeks. Hmm. OK, I got started.
Right away, I lost weight and inches. Consistently. 2 pounds here, 3 pounds there. Little by little my pants were getting loose. At one point, Christine forbid me to wear the pants I was wearing in her presence. With the belt on the tightest buckle, they were bunched up around my waist and my ankles were showing!
Having my weekly appointment was something to look forward to. I also liked the food on the diet. Not that it was easy, I am a girl who loves to eat and sometimes I would be looking for the next thing. But on the other hand, that is what is so simple about the diet. You know what you can have, everything else- you can't have it! But I was enjoying my meals and learning about myself too.
Sometimes I would worry about going to an event and offending people by not indulging in the food. My diet mentor, Jiminy, said in passing that I didn't have to eat to make someone else happy. I didn't? Well, it took me a while to accept the truth of that, but it is true. No one actually cared what I was or wasn't eating and my friends were enthusiastic about my determination and steady success. Doing well at my weekly measuring and weigh in was more important to me than overeating. I started to realize that I wasn't depriving myself, I was being good to the self I wanted to be. (Aha!)
So now when I look in the mirror, I am kind of delighted! And the best part is, I never have to have that conversation in my head about losing some weight starting Monday or next Monday. I'm done. Christine is stuck with me for a while though, as we tackle the maintenance phase. I hope to master it, so this will truly be my last diet."
"Your inspiration & support is invaluable. Thank you for helping me lose two sizes & over 40 pounds in less than eleven weeks! My blood test results were so dramatic that my doctor set up an appointment to give me a thumbs up, see how I was feeling & find out more about Ideal Protein. My A1C (blood sugar fasting level) plunged from 8.5 to 5.9 in the normal range. This is amazing for a type 2 Diabetic. My cholesterol dropped to 138. No cravings, renewed energy, delighting my family, friends & doctor are just a few of the benefits. It’s hard to believe but my body is sculpting itself. Working with you weekly is motivational & life changing. The best part is I finally believe I will achieve my weight loss goals, discover my ideal body & live a happier, healthier life. Thanks again for your encouragement & incredible support!"
"As many women do, I’ve struggled with my weight since the birth of my first child over 12 years ago. I’ve had limited to no success with weight loss programs over the long-term because of crazy work, school and social schedules.
I started Ideal Protein at the urging of a friend who had done well on the program. She wanted to go back for a shorter, smaller weight loss and encouraged me to join her. She told me I would find the program easy, I would feel great, and I would lose inches. She was absolutely right.
After my initial panic that the program would be too complicated and confining, I relaxed and found that it was really easy, especially with my work schedule. Christine was always available to answer questions and to offer encouragement. She explained the program in a way that kept it from being intimidating or overwhelming. When I would get anxious about introducing a new component of the program in a new phase, she helped me through the transition and was flexible enough to allow me to feel secure before we moved forward.
I began cooking at home on a regular basis, roasting vegetables, and remembering how good and easy it is to prepare whole foods and fresh vegetables. Because of my new routine, my family started eating better too. Gone were the heavy pasta dishes, the potatoes, and the other carbs that are easy to prepare and fill us up with empty calories, and in came two kinds of vegetables, salad, and protein at every dinner.
I enjoyed the food I was preparing and the Ideal Protein foods. I felt hungry only right before I ate and started really implementing portion control. I drink a lot of water, which drives my family crazy every time we have to make a “pit stop,” but my skin started to feel and look better.
The most encouraging part of the program is the way the inches and pounds melt away. In just four months, I lost 25 lbs. and four inches off my waist. I have a lot of energy and feel much healthier than I have in years. My sugar addiction is a thing of the past and I don’t feel the need to fill my time munching on chips.
Recently I gave a presentation in front of about 30 people for work. It was a difficult presentation to prepare and present. For the first time in years, however, I only had to focus on my work. I wasn’t worried about my belly protruding too much from under my suit or my double chin making its regular appearance. Instead, I felt confident that I looked good and I felt great. It was a wonderful meeting and I know Ideal Protein was an integral part of my success.
I now spend most of my free time encouraging others who complain about their weight to try Ideal Protein. It really fits just about every lifestyle and the results are phenomenal.
Thank you Christine!"