Welcome to Dr. Zumbado’s Lifestyle Community
Ideal Lifestyle Community
You deserve to live a full and healthy life in a body you love – and we know how to get you there. Explore our community website and become familiar with our successful weight loss, weight maintenance, and physical and mental fitness strategies. See how they can work for you.
Welcome from Dr. Zumbado
Hello and welcome to the Ideal Lifestyle Community. Please explore my website and see how we can help you on your journey to a life and body you love.
I started my career as a chiropractor with additional degrees in nutrition and the health sciences, and have been in the “helping” business for more than 25 years. I have been helping people lose and maintain weight for over a decade. As Regional Development Consultant for Ideal Protein of America, I have created an avenue to successful weight loss for thousands of people, and my mission is to spread this access to thousands more in an effort to end the obesity epidemic. As you can see, I’m on a mission.
I understand the struggles many of you face when trying to lose weight. I am not a naturally thin person. I studied nutrition for that very reason – to figure out once and for all how I should eat to maintain a healthy weight. I was doing everything right – eating nutritious balanced meals and exercising religiously – but I still struggled with my weight. I consulted physicians (you must be eating too much or not exercising enough, bah), nutritionists (you have food sensitivities, by the way the test is $500), and even friends and colleagues (maybe you’re not eating enough?).
My internal preoccupation with weight, and my disgust with my increasing body mass was nearing a tipping point. That’s when it hit me – maybe how we think about dieting is wrong. If calorie restriction and exercise are valid methods of losing weight, why can so few of us do it? Seriously, we Americans can’t all be undisciplined and lazy.
So I began to think less about the weight loss paradigm and more about how the body works. With my knowledge of nutrition and my understanding of physiology through my chiropractic training and practice, I realized the importance of integrating the two. There in started my odyssey toward becoming an Ideal Protein coach. The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method is backed by sound science, and just makes sense. I have spent the past decade educating the lay public on basic tenets of physiology and how the body maintains a healthy weight.
I realized that access to a structured and proven diet plan grounded in science was still not enough. We needed to provide education, mental training, support, and community to eradicate the culture of obesity in this country. The purpose behind this website is to provide an access point for you (the reader, dieter, coach, or physician) to have a truly viable solution to weight loss and healthy maintenance.
I believe you deserve to live a full and healthy life in a body you love. My team of passionate coaches and I want to make that happen for you. Please visit often and spread the word. Together we can do this!
— Dr. Dolores Zumbado