Originally Posted by dak1lls
On my first day on IP I had a chicken breast and broccoli. The old "standby" diet meal. I realized immediately that I could not do this if I wasn't creative with my cooking. To me, the journey of P1 is to learn new ways to cook and live healthier, so when I reach goal I will be able to maintain.
I make a lot of delicious meals that my family loves and with minor changes they are P1 IP compatible. You just need to make sure you measure your veggies and protein. Sometimes that means making a separate pot for my own meal.
Amberjules has a wonderful Shepherd's Pie recipe. Rainbow has some recipe threads called Mix n in the Kitchen (not sure of the exact title). You can modify existing recipes as well. I have made stuffed peppers with cauliflower instead of rice, Chinese Stir Fried Rice (again with cauliflower) and chicken, soy sauce, and ginger (my 20 yr old thought it was rice!). I could go on and on. Try a couple of recipes here and there and they will become staples you will probably keep to even after you phase off.
You're on your way to a healthier you, and will develop a completely new attitude towards food.
How do I thank you guys for all the support and encouragement?!! As dumb as it sounds, I already feel better!
@dak1lls, those stuffed peppers are SO happening soon. Will I be able to find the recipe on google? I noticed we weighed close to the same before starting
IP & have the same goal weight. When I see that you've lost 36 pounds, I'm just that much more inspired. And your totally right, the journey of P1 is to learn new ways to cook and live healthier! I just have to remember that.
Thanks so much!!