Ideal Protein® Weight Loss Method at Monmouth Pain

Finally! After years of yo-yo dieting I have achieved my weight loss goals, thanks to the Ideal Protein program. In the past I have tried almost every “diet” out there, this program is different. I have learned to make lifestyle changes and what type of food choices to make.

Besides my weight loss, I feel fantastic! My energy level has increased, and my aches and pains have disappeared. The support I continue to receive from my coaches is unbelievable. They are so knowledgeable and they are my biggest fans. They are as proud of me as I am!

If I can do it, anyone can. Best program ever!

– Kathy F.



I played for the University of Rutgers and spent a little time with the Detroit Lions and the New York Jets and finished my football career with the New York Dragons. Now that I no longer play sports competitively I spend my time training others and getting football players into shape and lots of athletes off to college to assist teams win state championships.

Ever since I stopped playing football about 7 years ago, I’ve really tried to focus on eating healthy and cutting my body fat down. So working out on a regular basis and eating healthy (well, I thought I was) I decided to get some professional help. That’s when I called a good friend of mine, Dr. Thomas Dandrea of Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation. I went to him and told him what I wanted to accomplish and we worked towards my goal of cutting body fat and keeping my muscle mass and strength up. He started to tell me about the medically supervised nutritional program. Ever since I started the program I’ve seen quick results. When I started I was 270. Now, I am down to a lean 243, after 6 weeks on the program feeling good and looking good. Thank you Doctor D. for introducing me to this nutritional program. You have client and spokesman for life!

Ideal Protein® Weight Loss Method at Monmouth Pain


When I originally went to Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation, it was because my knee pain got so bad that I was looking at this as a final resort before going for surgery. When I met with Dr. Dandrea, he confirmed the diagnosis of arthritis and suggested I enter into physical therapy, weight management and Hylagan injection therapy for the knee.

Before embarking on this course of treatment, I went to my family physician and shared with him the plan that Dr. Dandrea proposed. He gave me the go ahead saying that if this doesn’t work, he can easily write a script to get my knee replaced, but agreed that we try this first. His comment, around the weight management plan, and after looking it over, said that it seemed like a difficult diet but wished me the best of luck.

I began my treatment at the beginning of March with physical therapy, followed by beginning my knee injections and shortly thereafter began the weight management plan.

The staff at Monmouth pain have been totally supportive throughout the whole process. The physical therapy staff helped me through the difficult period of just getting my knee flexible again. Dr. Chang’s knee injection process was generally pain free. The results of which provided a dramatic improvement in flexibility and reduction of pain.

However the most dramatic improvement I gained was through the weight management program process. My family doctors’ comment, when he gave me approval to participate, indicated that this was a diet that has gained a lot of support in the cardiac treatment community. When I started the diet I weighed in over 285 lbs. at 6’ 0’’.

The really difficult part of this diet is that it is really a change of lifestyle. The team at Monmouth Pain have been there to listen to my triumphs and encourage me when I have a setback. In my case I travel every week and it sometimes is hard to accommodate everything you need to do while traveling. The lesson from this is that it has proven to me how generally bad restaurant food is for you and you quickly see how highly geared toward sugars and carbs most restaurants menus lean. The team at Monmouth Pain helped me with strategies that I have now embraced and am able to travel without much in the way of setbacks.

Today I have virtually no knee pain, fit in clothes I was about to throw out (and still probably need to do, since I am smaller than even the old clothes now) get comments from everyone on how well I look and I feel better than I have in years.

Monmouth Pain saved me from surgery and helped me regain a healthy lifestyle .

– John B.


After four years of yo-yo dieting and feelings of frustration, I finally found a program that works for me, Ideal Protein. I was able to see results in just 14 weeks – I feel great!

I’m now able to fit into my size 4 pants that I stared at in my closet for years! I was given the confidence to meet my goal and I haven’t felt this good in years!

I am in my first week of Phase 2 and I’m excited to move forward as the “new me”

– Gina A.

“For me eating right isn’t just about being thin – it’s about having optimal health”


Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation’s Medical Weight Loss Program was exactly what I needed to get back to healthy eating. I was able to lose sixteen pounds in six weeks time, meeting the weight loss goal I set for myself. Sixteen pounds may not seem like a lot to some, but at a height of 5 feet, I find that even a ten-pound weight gain can wreak havoc on my system. With the help of this sound and satisfying eating plan, I rarely felt hungry or deprived, especially once my sugar cravings were curbed. But besides losing pounds and inches, MPRs Weight Loss Program helped me feel better all over. I felt less irritation and pain in my joints, experienced fewer headaches, and best of all, eliminated any and all gastrointestinal upset. The plan showed me I feel my best when I limit sugar in my diet, and feed my body the fuel it needs.

For me eating right isn’t just about being thin – it’s about having optimal health. The program gave me the boost I needed to break some very bad habits/addictions and it’s given me new appreciation for food. I’ve tried dozens of diets, and I’ve learned that I am less likely to “cheat” on a diet and thus see faster results when I receive additional support from a nutritional counselor and am weighing in weekly to progress. There is something about being accountable to someone other than yourself that gives you that additional push you need. The program works, and the results are quick. However, ultimately, like all diets, the food choices you make are up to you. You have to be ready and willing to do the work necessary and make the changes you need to make in order to have the healthy body you deserve.

- Lizbeth F.

Ideal Protein Evaluation Patients who come to our Red Bank office are in search of some kind of a solution. Some people are looking for ways to finally bring an end to their chronic pain, some have injuries that need to be rehabilitated, and others might need a solution for smoking cessation or migraine headaches. Through pain management, chiropractic care, physical therapy, and acupuncture, we can resolve our patient’s ailments and provide that final solution they have been looking for.

As Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation continues to grow and progress, we are now offering a new type of solution. We have introduced the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method to our office, which will benefit those patients looking to lose weight and attain the ideal look they have always wanted.

Here at Monmouth Pain, we rehabilitate our patients and help bring an end to their pain so that they can live a healthy, happy life. Now, Ideal Protein will allow us to add an additional piece to the puzzle by helping our patients not only feel better on the inside, but also look great on the outside.

Ideal Protein is a medically-supervised protocol provided only by healthcare offices with personalized, one-on-one weekly support and education. It is a muscle-sparing, fat targeting protocol where patients typically lose weight each week with minimal exercise.

Ideal Protein is an accelerated healthy protocol with proven, long-lasting results. The gourmet protein foods contain highly absorbable, high-biological value protein isolates, which are combined with essential amino acids, and accompanied with supplements and mineral salts.

Ideal Protein Monmouth County NJ Ideal Protein is designed to provide the following results*:

  • Promote fat loss
  • Help to maintain muscle mass
  • Tone & revitalize skin
  • Treat cellulite
  • Promote vitality & energy
  • Naturally suppress appetite
  • Re-establish pancreatic function (insulin)
  • Provide nutrition education

Patients will meet with our dedicated coaches to discuss how Ideal Protein can help meet their weight loss and/or medical goals. We will explain how Ideal Protein works and the benefits seen by completing 4 simple phases. Patients who suffer from many different conditions such as Type II diabetes, pre-diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and fatigue can benefit from the insulin-glucagon level-balancing effect from Ideal Protein.

One of our main goals here at Monmouth Pain is to help patients avoid surgery and narcotics because we know how detrimental the long term effects can be. Patients who have high cholesterol, diabetes or other conditions caused by obesity are most likely on different types of medications to help control these conditions. As these patients lose weight with Ideal Protein, their obesity related conditions can improve and medication can be eliminated.

Ideal Protein Monmouth County NJ Losing weight and staying healthy with the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method can help with the following conditions:

  • Health risks of obesity
  • Hypertension
  • High blood pressure
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Fatigue/Irritability

*Results may vary by individual, check with your Ideal Protein Coach for maximum results.

Metabolic Syndrome "X"

Ideal Protein SupplementsAs you many know, obesity is a growing epidemic in our country. Ideal Protein prevents and provides solutions for Syndrome X, also called the “metabolic syndrome.” To qualify as part of this epidemic that is epidemic in our county, adults or children need only suffer from 2 of the 4 components of the metabolic syndrome:

  1. Obesity
  2. Blood sugar issues (diabetes)
  3. Cholesterol problems
  4. High blood pressure

If you have “Syndrome X,” your health is at risk. According to the American Heart Association, people with “Syndrome X” are at increased risk for coronary heart disease and stroke. Other health issues include cirrhosis, kidney disease, sleep apnea, polycystic ovary syndrome, and dementia.

If you suffer from Syndrome X, Ideal Protein Weight loss Program may save your life.

Ideal Protein can work beautifully for people just looking to trim down or lose some extra belly fat. Ideal Protein can help with belly fat, cellulite, and other problem areas. We know that patients not only want to feel good on the inside, but they want to look their best on the outside. When you look better, you feel better and ultimately, you will live better.

Here are some other results that patients can expect with Ideal Protein:

Support in cellulite reduction – Ideal Protein’s fat-targeting approach locates and shrinks fat cells all over the body. Your cellulite is easily targeted, and is just one of the areas patients will experience improvement.

Skin revitalization – Proteins are essential for the growth and repair of cells – especially skin cells. Patient’s skin, hair and nails will get the vital nutrients they need to look and feel their best.

Improved immune system – Protein plays a major role in the treatment of illness since the body is primarily composed of protein. Protein provides vitality and strengthens the immune system.

Stabilization of blood sugar levels and other obesity related conditions

Maintaining Muscle Mass

Ideal Protein differs from other diet solutions in that it emphasizes the need to lose fat percentage rather than a specific volume of weight, and therefore promotes the consumption of protein based foods as opposed to low calorie alternatives. While low caloric diets may prompt quick weight loss, the issue is that this includes the loss of muscle, tissue and lean body mass in addition to unwanted fat.

Muscle volume happens to be the key fat burning engine in the human body. Therefore, retaining it is critical to your ability of sustaining a healthy weight once you have shed the excess pounds that you were once carrying. When you lose weight and sustain muscle, it is easier to attain the ideal body weight and image that you truly want.

Quick History

Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method was developed by Dr. Tran Tien Chanh in the early 1990s. While working in a sports medicine clinic in France, Dr. Chanh created a high protein diet protocol that helped athletes preserve a healthy weight without losing lean muscle mass. Dr. Chanh soon discovered that the same diet helped obese patients achieve rapid, healthy, long-term weight loss.

How it works

Ideal Protein Diet Protocols

Ideal Protein is a medically supervised and designed, 4-phase protocol that helps stabilize the pancreas and blood sugar levels while burning fat and maintaining muscle. During the protocol, patients will consume Ideal Protein foods in combination with whole foods ( lean proteins and vegetables), limit their fat intake and follow a mandatory supplement regime. Patients will also limit carbohydrate intake, which forces the body to use its other two resources for energy: stored fat and muscle. With the high biological value of the Ideal Protein foods, patients will ensure that muscle mass is maintained, and stored fat gets burned off.


The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method has 4 phases.

Phase 1 – You start out using an Ideal Protein food product as the basis of 3 of your 4 meals each day. You eat a low-carb, low-fat “regular” dinner. You follow this until you have reached 100% of your weight loss goal. While on this phase you will come into our office once per week to meet your wellness coach so they can take your measurements and weigh you in. This is also an opportunity to ask your coach any questions.

Phase 2 – You reduce the Ideal foods to 2 per day, eating 2 low-carb, low-fat, “regular” meals and continue the Ideal Protein plan for a maximum of 2 weeks. In this phase you will come into our office once per week to get measured, weigh-in and ask your wellness coach any questions that you might have.

Phase 3 – For weight loss stabilization, you will re-introduce moderate amounts of fats and carbohydrates to your diet for 14 days. You only have 1 Ideal food product per day with 2 other “regular” meals. While on this phase you will continue to come into our office to see your wellness coach once per week.

Phase 4 – You continue to eat the way you have been taught. By this time you have learned to eat in a much healthier fashion, choosing healthy foods and the right combinations of foods. As a result, you are able to maintain your ideal weight while still enjoying all the foods you like, but in moderate amounts. Weekly visits with your wellness coach are continued in this phase, including measurements and weigh-ins.

Throughout all the phases of Ideal Protein, you will have the ability to sign-into the Ideal Protein website and enter your information into an electronic weight loss diary. This will let you keep track of and watch your progress.

*Results may vary by individual. Results and photos taken are from Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation patients with authorization to use information about their results. 

We Are Here to Help

Studies have shown that regular contact with a health care provider leads to greater and more successful long-term weight loss. We are in a unique position to provide a weight loss program and one-on-one counseling for our patients. As a pain management facility, we have always emphasized regular contact with our patients not only to treat physical problems, but to develop a long-term relationship emphasizing wellness, care, education and understanding.

Maintaining a stable weight after dieting often requires changes to your lifestyle habits. To avoid regaining your lost weight, you must learn to eat smarter. Therefore, you will be assigned a personal weight loss coach when you start the Ideal Protein. Your personal coach will assist you through each of the 4 phases of the diet. In phases 1 & 2 your coach will help you set and achieve your weight loss goals. In phases 3 & 4 your coach will shift focus to weight stabilization and post-diet living, teaching you weight maintenance habits that will assist you in keeping the excess pounds off after dieting. You will learn:

  • The relationship between insulin and weight gain
  • When, why and in what combination to eat carbohydrates, fats and proteins
  • How your body fat is burned
  • Which foods are best suited for healthy weight management
  • And much more

Do not miss out on the complimentary introductory classes for people interested in starting the Ideal Protein diet. Contact us today to get more information!