There are 4 phases in the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol. Phase 1 is the primary weight loss phase. You will lose 100% of your weight loss goal during this Phase. In Phase 2, the amount of Ideal Protein products you consume will drop from 3 to 2. You will only be on Phase 2 for a maximum of 2 weeks. Phase 3 focuses on weight stabilization and re-introduces carbohydrates and healthy fats into your diet (in the morning only). Once Phase 3 is complete, you will move to fourth and final Phase. In Phase 4, you will apply the knowledge gained during your one-on-one coaching sessions in order to maintain your now better balanced weight.