This is my 9th day on Ideal Protein. The first 4-5 days were awful...no chocolate, ice cream, bread or beer! Yuck! I was grumpy with headaches and nausea. I told myself I'd give it 7 days. After about day 6, the bad feelings started to go away.
I lost 3 lbs the first week! Plus 1/2 inch off here and there. Not too bad! (My fiance is also on the program and lost 10.5 lbs!!!).
I've learned that hot sauce is a great staple to help liven up some of the packaged food. It's also good for those of us who are sensitive to salt. I also keep a stash of sugar free mints handy for those times when I want to face plant in a box of donuts (you kinda have to use your imagination...it's not really the same). I LIVE for the daily allotted snack. Usually a "candy bar" after dinner while watching tv. Eat it SLOWLY!
Bloat is an issue. Maybe due to the types of veggies (cabbage, cauliflower, etc.)?? Anyone have the same issue?
The most important thing I've learned so far is to never compare yourself to others. Not everyone will lose 8lbs the first week.
Here's to a successful week everyone!