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Ideal Protein


Good health begins in the gut – so that means the food you put into your body matters just as much as routine check-ups and health screenings. San Antonio Gastroenterology Associates offers a variety of weight loss and nutrition services to ensure that you get the most comprehensive gastrointestinal healthcare in Southwest Texas.

For more than two decades, Ideal Protein has changed thousands of people, helping them experience healthy weight loss as well as embrace a higher quality of life. Now you can transform your health with Ideal Protein and the experts at San Antonio Gastroenterology Associates.

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How will Ideal Protien help me lose weight?

Ideal Protein works by training the body to burn fat reserves. This is achieved through eliminating simple and complex carbohydrates from the diet during the weight loss phase.


Simple and complex carbohydrates can prevent weight loss. The body stores approximately three days’ worth of carbohydrates for fuel. Therefore, the Ideal Protein protocol restricts sugars and starches (simple and complex carbs) until you have achieved your weight loss goal.


To maintain nutritional balance throughout the program, the Ideal Protein protocol is accompanied by supplements that contain key ingredients for optimal health, including omega-3 fatty acids, electrolytes, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.

Eliminating Sugar

Eliminating sugar and starches from your diet ensures that your body more favorably burns fat and you lose weight. The core principle of the Ideal Protein Protocol is to deplete glycogen (carbohydrate) reserves completely and promote fat loss.

What should I expect from Ideal Protein?

With Ideal Protein, you should expect to:

  • Lose weight while sustaining lean muscle mas
  • Learn how food is utilized by the body and how your food choices affect fat storage
  • Get weekly one-on-one coaching, lifestyle education, as well as guidance
  • Discover a personalized approach to setting weight loss goals
  • Understand how losing weight can improve blood sugar, cholesterol levels, and reduce blood pressure

How do I get started with Ideal Protein?

Ideal Protein is available to anyone interested in a medically-supervised weight loss plan. You do not have to be a SAGA patient in order to join the program.

How do I track my progress?

Weigh-ins happen once a week with a nutrition consultant. The consultant will help you set your diet plan. Food costs vary based on selection each week and you may need to purchase additional supplements based on your weight loss goals.

How much does it cost?

The initial cost of the Ideal Protein program is $200. This includes a free first consultation, a starter gift bag, your first week of food, and two months’ worth of supplements. You will also receive the specialized Ideal Protein salt and an Ideal Protein shaker.

To get started or learn more about Ideal Protein, contact the SAGA Ideal Protein consultant at 210-242-0014 or click below.

*List price does not include food or supplements for the full duration of the program.

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