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Been scouring the web for a proper list of Ideal Protein Foods that you can eat? Look no further. This list has been updated as of the new Ideal Protein Phase 1 Protocol released in December 2019.

Ideal Protein Phase 1 - Food List

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Ideal Protein Phase 1 Food List:

Dinner Protein: 

(Suggested Options) – No Deep Frying or breading permitted. *If you would like breading, use a packet of IP Pancake mix or grind up the Garlic chips for Italian breadcrumbs.

  • Fish – Anchovy, Bass, Catfish, Cod, Flounder, Grouper, Haddock, Hake, Mahi-Mahi, Monk Fish, Pike, Perch, Red Snapper, Redfish, Salmon, Sea Bass, Shark, Smelt, Sole, Sword Fish, Tilapia, Tuna, Trout, Turbot, Whiting, Walleye, Wild Salmon.
  • Seafood – Clams, Crab, Crawfish, Clams, Lobster, Mussels, Oysters, Shrimp, Scallops (4 large), Squid.
  • Beef – Filet Mignon, Flank Steak, Ground Beef (extra lean), Lean roast, Round, Rump Steak, Sirloin, Tenderloin.
  • Veal – Breast, Cutlet, Inside Round Steak, Rib, Shank, Shoulder, Tenderloin.
  • Poultry – Chicken (skinless) , fowl, Partridge, Pheasant, Quail, Turkey, 6 eggs (2-4 whole the rest whites), Wild Birds.
  • Pork – Lean Ham, Pork Tenderloin.
  • Other – Wild Game, Tofu (plain)

Unlimited Raw Vegetables:

Foods with high fiber content will help with diminishing your hunger and improve digestion. We recommend that you prepare 1-2 salads recipes a day comprised of the following items below of raw vegetables and lettuces. Here are the options listed below:

Arugula, bibb lettuce, boston lettuce, bok choy, celery, chicory lettuce, endives, escarole lettuce, frisée lettuce, green and red leaf lettuce, iceberg lettuce, mushroom, radicchio, radish, romaine lettuce, spinach, and watercress lettuce.

Select Vegetables:

There are many ways to cook your vegetables and we have a wide variety of vegetables to choose from below. Our coaches here at Ideal Weight Loss Clinic will teach you simple recipes that will turn these vegetables into delicious meals. You’ll learn that there’s a lot more you can do with vegetables about how you can prepare them to turn them into something delicious. Here are the options listed below:

Algae, Alfalfa, Bamboo Shoots, Bell Peppers, Bean Sprouts, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage (all including bok choy), Celery, Celeriac, Chard, Chayote, Chicory, Collards, Cress, Cucumbers, Dill Pickles,Fennel, Field Salad, Gai Lan *Chinese broccoli) Green Onions, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Mushrooms, Okra, Onions (raw only) Hot Peppers, Radicchio, Radish, Rhubarb, Sauerkraut, Sorrel, Spinach, Turnip, Zucchini.

Occasional Vegetables:

These restricted vegetables have a higher carbohydrate count and are limited to a max of 4 cups a week. 

(4 cups per week total from this list)  Brussel Sprouts, Beans (green and wax), Egg Plant, Jicama, Leeks, Palm Hearts, Rutabaga, Snow Peas, Spaghetti Squash, Tomatillo, Tomato.


You won’t have to deal with a bland meal. In the Ideal Protein Phase 1 diet, you will be allowed to use seasoning and you’ll have many options to choose from. This will help to add a little spice to your Ideal Protein meal and keep things flavourful. Here are the options listed below:

Apple cider vinegar, capers (2 Tbsp.), Cinnamon, Fine herbs, Fresh herbs (basil, bay leaves, cilantro, chervil, chives, dill, marjoram, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, savory, tarragon, thyme), Garlic, Ginger, Lemon/Lime (total of 1/day), Lemongrass, Hot mustard, Hot sauce, Onion powder (1 tsp./day), Sorrel, Soy Sauce, Spices (MSG-free/no carbs), Tamari Sauce (1 Tbsp./day) and White Vinegar.

Restricted Foods:

Although Ideal Protein is a low-fat low-carb diet. We still recommend including a small amount of healthy dietary fats to add to your meals and when your eating salads.

Only 1 of the following Ideal Protein Foods are permitted per day; All Bars, Brownie, Apple Soy Puffs, Chili, Southwest Cheese Curls, Dill Pickle Zippers, White Cheddar Ridges. The Solid Chocolate Raspberry bar is limited to ONCE PER WEEK!


If you are new or unfamiliar to the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Diet don’t worry we have a wealth of information to help you out. Here is why people choose Ideal Protein.

Typical Ideal Protein Phase 1 Menu



– 1 Ideal Protein (IP) Food
– 1 IP Multi-Vitamin supplement
– 1 IP Potassium supplement


– Coffee / Tea
– 1 oz. milk or half-and-half



– 1 Ideal Protein (IP) Food
– 2 cups of select vegetables
– 1 IP Multi-Vitamin supplement
– 1 IP Omega-3 Plus supplement


– Unlimited raw vegetables and lettuces



– 8 oz. whole protein
– 2 cups of select vegetables
– 2 IP Cal-Mag supplement
– 1 IP Omega-3 Plus supplement


– Unlimited raw vegetables and lettuces



– 1 Ideal Protein food
– 2 IP Cal-Mag supplement


– 2 tsp. of select oil
– 64 oz. water (minimum)
– 1/4 tsp. Ideal Salt or Sea Salt

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