Originally Posted by Flutterby26
Hi, all. I am an IP - and 3 Fat Chicks - newbie. I am excited to hear that there may be an Alternative Protocol available!
My mom has been following my IP progress closely and I think she would be open to trying. But cost issues aside, she has diabetes and I have had my doubts as to whether the program would be safe for her. Obviously, she's got to be working with her doctor, but I did wonder.
I will have to ask my coach if our location offers the Alternative Protocol at my next weigh in.
I would be surprised if they don't, as it is very similar to the regular protocol except that you are allowed 3 additional food items with carbs, one at each meal, to prevent you from going into ketosis. The alternative gives a list of the carb items that are allowed and related rules. If you look on the sticky about the phases of ideal protein, I believe you will find the alternative protocol phase 1 sheet.
Entered Maintenance Feb. 19, 2013 at 144 lbs.
Started reboot June 18, 2014.