Originally Posted by GettingItOff
I have started the program and am on day 3. I didn't see a thread for the alternative plan so I wanted to make one where anyone else doing it can come and chat. I'm on it for health reasons. I am borderline diabetic and am a middle aged woman going through changes with my cycle, I haven't reached menopause yet but would love to get there real soon!
I used the Alternative Plan Phase the first time I did IP and I lost about 10lbs a month (67 total), so I guess it is a bit slower. Sometimes I would add the three groups each day but most of the time I would do a serving of dairy and an extra bar. I have PCOS (insulin resistance) and my blood sugar drops easily. You really just have to monitor how you feel and adjust your food intake, reaching for things that are low carb and higher in protein. I find the sticks that test your urine to see if you are in ketosis really helpful.