Protein chef guru to cook in Lloyd

By Geoff Lee

October 11, 2017 1:36 PM

Daniel Verati, a world-renowned Cordon Bleu chef, is bringing his cooking class roadshow to the Royal Hotel in Lloyminster on Saturday Oct. 21. in partnership with locally-owned businesses, Just For Your Health & Wellness and Family Pharmacy, which provide Verati’s Ideal Protein diet protocol. SUPPLIED PHOTO

Some say you are what you eat.
Quebec chef Daniel Verati is an advocate for healthy eating by following his Ideal Protein program, a medically-developed weight loss and management protocol.
“After struggling with my own weight issues and health concerns, I knew I had to make changes in the way I was eating and cooking,” said Verati in a statement.
After successfully losing 100 lbs through diet and lifestyle changes, he has become committed to educating others on how they can improve their health and learn to make better diet choices.
“It has become my mission to use my knowledge and love of creating delicious, simple and nutritious dishes to others,”  said Verati.
The world-renowned chef and author is bringing his cooking class roadshow to the Royal Hotel in Lloydminster on Saturday, Oct, 21, to entertain guests with his passion and energy for making the nutritious into delicious.
“Healthy eating doesn’t need to be bland or boring – I will show you how simple it is to make delectable meals that are also good for you,” he said.
Verati is a Cordon Bleu at the top of his trade.
Carol Secord, an Ideal Protein chef in Edmonton, said Verati also has a great sense of humour and is a very good teacher and an educator.
“He has understood the message of weight loss is a lifestyle change, and that long-term lifestyle change looks different for everyone,” said Secord.
The 90-minute class is open to ages with donations accepted in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Association.
Registration will start at 1:30 p.m. with the class running from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
“It is also a cooking demonstration and it’s a talk,” said Secord.
“The event supports the businesses and the clients who have journeyed with the protocol.”
Ideal Protein has partnered with locally-owned Just For Your Health & Wellness, and Family Pharmacy in Lloydminster, which offer the protocol along with coaching support.
Secord said the event will also support Lloydminster people who have been on the protocol, or want to learn about the lifestyle changes that are part of it.
“It treats weight loss as a medical condition, and it’s using food to help correct that and guiding people from weight loss back to healthy whole food eating with weekly coaching support,” she said.
“It teaches people to eat the amount of veggies that the Canada Food Guide recommends.”
She said most of us fill up on empty carbs and simple sugars, and those habits get us into trouble over time.
Customers of Idea Protein typically have one regular meal with lower carbs and then consume protein supplement food that can be made into a soup or pudding for example.
“So it’s not just shakes and bars,” she said.

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