Need help to keep going on your New Year’s weight-loss resolution? SMH’s Ideal Protein announces new web-based tools now available

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Need help to keep going on your New Year’s weight-loss resolution? SMH’s Ideal Protein announces new web-based tools now available - Thursday, February 5, 2015

There's some new help from Ideal Protein, the weight-loss program offered through Slidell Memorial Hospital, that's just in time to help you carry on with your New Year's weight-loss commitment: a new website dedicated to chef-created healthier recipes and cooking tips.

Canadian Chef Daniel Verati has teamed with the weight-loss program Ideal Protein to launch The site offers free web-based tools and recipes to promote and support healthy eating to help dieters achieve their New Year's weight loss and health resolutions.

Every recipe by Chef Verati has a minimum of two cups of vegetables and five to eight ounces of protein. The site offers cooking tips and tricks, a toolbox with BMI, calorie, and calcium calculators, and even a contest to win a meal for four cooked by Chef Verati in the winner's own home.

The Ideal Protein program is a safe, effective and realistic approach to achieving weight loss and improving your health, according to SMH Registered Dietitian Paula Brown. "It is not a gimmick. It is also not a ‘cure' for obesity. This program will help you lose the weight and tackle the hardest goal of all: making the weight loss permanent,” Brown said.

Run through hospitals and health clinics across the country, the Ideal Protein program has been brought to the East St. Tammany Parish and Picayune communities following extensive research and testing by the professionals at Slidell Memorial. Ideal Protein is a four-phase medically designed and professionally supervised muscle-sparing weight loss protocol. It contains two components: weight loss and healthy lifestyle education. The average person has a weight loss of 3-5 pounds per week. The goal is to help you lose weight and keep it off.

To learn more about the Ideal Protein program, contact Brown directly at To attend a free informational program, check the calendar at for the next monthly Ideal Protein Open House & Information Night.


Slidell Memorial Hospital is a full-service 229-bed acute care not-for-profit community hospital located at 1001 Gause Blvd., in the heart of Slidell. Founded in 1959, SMH serves as a primary healthcare resource for families in St. Tammany Parish, La.; and, Pearl River County, Miss. For more information, visit . The hospital's main phone number is (985) 280-2200.

Media contact:

Sam Caruso, Jr.

Slidell Memorial Hospital Foundation

(985) 280-8834


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