Subject: Newsletter from Dr. Biemer

James J. Biemer, MD            
                                       August 2015 Newsletter
Update on Ideal Protein Diet

For the past 4 months, our office has been working with the Quebec-based company Ideal Protein to help our patients get back to and maintain appropriate body weight. Metabolic syndrome (high triglycerides, elevated blood pressure, pre-diabetes in the setting of abdominal obesity), diabetes, sleep apnea, fatty liver disease, and major joint and back problems are a very small selection of the medical issues that can be significantly improved or outright cured with weight loss and proper diet.

Our IP program is a medically-supervised low calorie, low carbohydrate diet with protein supplements to spare your muscle while you burn fat. Men typically lose 4-5 lbs. per week and women average about 3 lbs per week during "Phase 1" of the diet. There is a gradual transition back to a balanced diet as well as an excellent support/educational program to help you maintain your appropriate weight.

If you feel you eat good/healthy food, get plenty of physical activity and despite this cannot lose weight, you're not alone. We've come to understand that the body has a number of mechanisms in place to fight against abrupt changes in weight, even if it's good for you. To get the weight off and reach a new and comfortable plateau, it is helpful to throw the body "out of balance" for a period of time (there is NO evidence that this is an unhealthy way to lose). Afterwards, you can return to a balanced diet that includes reasonable portions of carbohydrates, fresh fruit, and alcohol; though you will learn about and likely change many of the factors that led to the original weight gain. 

All patients are asked if they are interested to attend to a 90 minute workshop describing the program and its physiologic explanations before starting. We're currently signing up interested patients for the September 8th 5:30pm workshop, as well as the October 6th 5:00pm workshop. There are a limited number of spaces available at these evening seminars so please contact Kazumi, our medical assistant and coach (, if you are interested in participating. In the mean time please visit the Ideal Protein Home Page to learn more, or read the summary below Dr. Biemer's message. 

Stay well,
Dr. Biemer
Ideal Protein Weight Loss System-  
4 Phase Program

Phase 1: Weight Loss Phase 
   Participants follow a careful diet focused on increased protein and very limited carbohydrates until goal weight is achieved. 

Phase 2:  Transition Back into Self-Prepared Meals 
   Two week phase where participants transition back into self-prepared meals with an emphasis on following the Ideal Protein protocol. 

Phase 3: Reintroduction of Healthy Carbohydrates and Fats
   Two week phase of gradual reintroduction of healthy carbohydrates and fats. 

Phase 4: Maintenance Plan 
   You return to an independent diet with a new set of guiding principles. 

Throughout the process you will receive weekly progress checks that include weigh-ins and one-on-one support from trained coaches.


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James Biemer, 9135 SW Barnes Rd, Suite 863, Portland, OR 97225, United States
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