Originally Posted by Deana509
I talked to a trainer today, and they explained the IP program to me. What other kinds of questions should I ask before I decide to start this program? I have a good 100+ pounds to lose, and I've tried many diets, including WW's and have always been disappointing... My biggest concerns are costs.... What kinds of things can you buy that can help save a little on costs?
I hope that this is the program for me, and I'm glad I found this site, because I'm sure I will need all of the support I can get.
Congratulations to everyone and their successes so far! It's great reading the success stories on here! Gives me hope!
I started IP on May 13th with a coach and 100% IP products. On about week 8 I dropped my coach and went 100% alternatives. I had time to learn the protocol and get a good start, but the cost was just too much for me. I read every alternative thread and educated myself first. My weight losses have continued on alternatives and i have much more variety, so i am not getting so bored. On IP products i pretty much stuck with products i knew i liked because i couldn't afford to waste a box. I order all my alts from Nashua Nutrition and am very satisfied.
I think i really needed the support and education from a coach to get started, but many have done all alternatives from the beginning.
Good luck on whatever you decide.