OK.. Just trying to get caught up here!!
Ya'll have been so busy!
If I miss anyone, and I may have to shorten this post, congratulations on all the NSVs. Feeling in control, fitting into new clothing, having better health (and dental health too) I read so many wonderful things! I am very happy for each of you!
For those who lost weight, Don't you feel GREAT!! I love when I have a weigh in that I DIDN'T anticipate (in the positive direction)! It leaves me feeling extra energetic for the day!
So again, apologies if I don't comment directly, I did read each post and truly love and value the comments and inspiration each gave to me.
Congratulations on the rapid change in size! It is so amazing how our bodies respond when we finally give what they need! Are you like us ladies, do you just feel amazed as you put on something you haven't been able to get in for sometime?
I love that this diet helps us retrain our families! So many others have made similar comments about their family. I think it is valuable and important. Just think of the great lessons your daughter is getting out of this. Hopefully she learns now how to keep her body healthy from watching you change yours!
I read this and got the BIGGEST SMILE!
You are adorable! I agree it is more fun when you have people to do this with.
You are doing so GREAT!! I can't wait to see you make goal! Keep it up!
YEAH!! I saw you were going to do that! I think it is important. It should help with having an idea of how much you need to eat and what it will take to lose or maintain. I think having that information is more important the more active we are.
I am glad you are back to dancing. I know you were trying to do some during phase 1 but, this sounds like something you love very much and enjoy participating in more than occasionally.
Thanks!! Trust me I am not the IP Queen. I think that may have been Novak, maybe one day she will pop in and say hi! She ROCKED this program, did it right, and got amazing results that really lasted. I am just someone who reads, researches, and remembers. (I think I also like to talk
I love the anecdotes about Alexis. I so understand. Levi chewed on the drip system a bit as a puppy and was done by the time he was 2. Chanel... OH CHANEL! She is crazy and hyper and nothing seems to phase her. She is more into my plants and loves plastic so, damage is a bit more. I keep trying to remind myself she is only 1 and still a puppy and it is all part of the territory for her. Fortunately, it is also all replaceable!
I am so glad you are still checking in and here with us too! It is ok if you stall. I know CRAZY! You will have some point where you lose more than you thought you would. Your body is making lots of adjustments on different levels and not all can be measured on a scale. Patience is a wonderful thing at this point.
You have every reason to be excited. It is a MAGNIFICENT weigh in! Congratulations!!
Thank you! It is easy to be positive when the program works so well. It is nice to have that as momentum to move forward with.
I have been reading your posts too. Your are such a kind person and so considerate. Thank you for all the wonderful advice and motivation you are sharing.
CONGRATULATIONS!!! I loved being able to slip backwards through my closet as I SHRUNK INTO my clothes! It is great you have things in your wardrobe/storage to be able to get back into. It will definitely save some cash as you get to the size you want to be.
Read about gluconeogenesis or ketosis and gluconeogenesis if you want to know more.
Basically we can't make protein from carbs but, our bodies have the ability to make fuel from all sources and to create fuel, we first make a form of a sugar. So, proteins, aminos, & fats are all able to be turned into some form of a sugar and some do become a glucose or a glycogen.
Thanks! It was. Nothing to fancy but, a needed change in flavors.
have you thought of trying to do a phase 1 using alternate products or a phase 2 using an alternate protein. There are many vegan and dairy free proteins on the market. For instance, you can get pea protein or chia protein. I would suggest going to a health food store and asking what they have that is dairy free. Maybe between that and a few of the IP (IP like) packets you could do a phase 1 or phase 2. Phase 2 might be easier if you only have limited protein supplement options as you would only need 2 a day. I wouldn't do phase 3. It is far too high in calories to get the same results and it is designed to force your body to make insulin in the morning so, the objective of that phase is opposite what you need to do to lose easily.
Some coaches have provided that guideline for those who want to see more rapid loss, who are slow losers, or who are feeling stalled.
IMHO, it isn't necessary. Everything I have read says if you keep it under 30 total for 2 weeks you should be able to stay under 60 total and still be in ketosis. It is pretty solid that under 40 total carbs you will be in ketosis for all but a small group of people.
Some people NEED more carbs in their diet to be healthy. They process them better than others. If you are losing, and not just a tiny amount if you are significantly overweight, then the restricted items are likely not a problem for you.
Each of us is unique so a bit of "try it and see" comes into play with this plan.
I found my joints improved too! I was always achy. Not after about 3 weeks on the diet though!
I was hypothyroid when I started the diet. I was just being diagnosed and was not yet on meds. I found it interesting that by the time I was done with the diet, I was back to a very normal tsh and t3/t4 (free). In fact, today my tsh is at 1.12 when I was near a 4! I can only attribute that to the diet and to getting more iodine than I was.
Even if you have high blood pressure, it is recommended you use some of the sea salt. If you are in ketosis and getting plenty of water, you will be urinating more and losing salt. The sea salt will help stabilize you. As you lose weight, you will find the BP can drop pretty quickly on this plan. Stay in close contact with your doctor as you many have to have medications changed. Some have had to do this as early as the end of week 2.
I am guess the stall in weight was to do with the type of sodium in the sardines. Packaged foods can make us retain water. If it wasn't packed in sea salt, processed salt is a chemical and has a slightly different reaction in our body. Drink more water today and you will see a loss again soon.
I was told it is in small portions. I just substitute it for my 1oz milk.
You are right! That part is the diet really is glossed over. We had a discussion about it on here last spring but, it really hasn't come up much since.
I find it interesting that you are working with scientist studying the impact. Is there anything you are able to share? I know from my reading going to far alkaline or acid is harmful to the body and can open it up to a variety of issues or disease but, being acid is worse for disease and more apparent in the short run too.
I have some pretty exciting news to share. My chiro office called me this morning to inform me that the next workshop is FEB 16th (weds) 2 days after my birthday, so I asked her to put me on the list. Here's my dealio. She told me that they can do the consultation that night after the workshop (yea!) which would work out really good, since I would like to start the plan on a Thursday or Friday (in case I feel ucky the first few days) I have the weekend, instead of being miserable at work. So with that said, if I started IP the following day after my workshop, I need to be ready with good veggies and proteins in the house. I have started a grocery shopping list for that first week on IP, so if anyone thinks of anything that I could add to the list, please feel free to tell me.
The thought of WF is kind of freaking me out... lol. Did I read somewhere what kind of vinegar we can use?
Best of luck to those who have WI's today and big pats on the back for those who are doing fantastic and not caving into your cravings.
I will be one of you guys very soon!!!