Ideal Protein Diet - Motivated and feeling great!




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sonoio
07-19-2011, 04:58 PM
This is the beginning of week 8 for me and I am feeling better and better...is it the weight loss? (almost 20 lbs.) Or, is it the inches lost??? I think it's a combination of it all...My weigh in days are on Mondays which help to keep me focused on the weekends even when hubby and I go out for lunch or dinner.

I asked my coach about Doing IP and training for a marathon and he said I had a couple of options.

1. Gradually Phase out of IP and focus on complex carbs and good protein sources for my increased nutritional/physical needs

2. Stay on IP plan but add the protein needed to not lose muscle during the intense endurance runs. He figured out I need about 100g of protein total per day bases on my body's lean muscle mass. This means adding a protein supplement at breakfast and lunch (with IP or with real protein foods such as tuna and hard boiled eggs) in addition to having protein within 45 min. of completing my work out. He gave me the actual written protocol.

3. Stay on current phase 1 IP plan and start jogging, closely monitoring how I feel for at least a week and report back to him.

I am excited about starting because this will further increase my fat/weight/inches loss as well as help me train for my fastest marathon ever since I will be that much lighter.

I am thankful for this site and all of you who post such encouraging and informative things....
:carrot:


Princess Jessica
07-19-2011, 05:23 PM
Wow! Good luck! :) That is so awesome... I am a little in awe of you now. I am about the same height/weight as you right now and I can't imagine training for a marathon. How inspiring!
Maybe now I will have to think about it. It is one of those things I have never even considered.
Did you work out a lot before the program?

jennydoodle
07-19-2011, 06:02 PM
2. Stay on IP plan but add the protein needed to not lose muscle during the intense endurance runs. He figured out I need about 100g of protein total per day bases on my body's lean muscle mass. This means adding a protein supplement at breakfast and lunch (with IP or with real protein foods such as tuna and hard boiled eggs) in addition to having protein within 45 min. of completing my work out. He gave me the actual written protocol.

Is this the athletic protocol? I have been trying to find it forever!


cadenlevi
07-19-2011, 06:48 PM
Is this the athletic protocol? I have been trying to find it forever!

I found where MuayThaiGoddess posted it in the thread titled "IP Chat Week of March 8-14" on page 31. I copied and pasted it into a word doc and attached it here. The formatting is a little off, but you can adjust it to your liking :D

luckygirl3
07-19-2011, 08:44 PM
Have you ever run a marathon? I ask b/c I've ran a half marathon and trained for months. All that running and I lost 5 lbs. Lots of people in my training group gained a little or lost very little. The instructors stated that was common. I just started IP and am itching to start training for the half with my group but I won't. I'll wait till I make goal then see decide to train or not. Not trying to burst your motivation but didn't want to give you false hope like I had that I would lose weight.

jennydoodle
07-19-2011, 09:23 PM
I found where MuayThaiGoddess posted it in the thread titled "IP Chat Week of March 8-14" on page 31. I copied and pasted it into a word doc and attached it here. The formatting is a little off, but you can adjust it to your liking :D

Thank you so much!!!! I have been looking for this forever. I have been taking in a 4th packet on days I workout, but according to this, I should have more. My WI is tomorrow, so maybe I will add another packet (5) on training days to see if that makes a difference.

waterbaby102
07-19-2011, 09:29 PM
sonoio good for you!! does your coach just want you to add the additional protein on training days or everyday? could scan/share the written athletic protocol? i've been doing a "loose" version of this, but just adding an extra packet on training days and two extra packets on long run days.

cadenlevi
07-19-2011, 09:32 PM
Thank you so much!!!! I have been looking for this forever. I have been taking in a 4th packet on days I workout, but according to this, I should have more. My WI is tomorrow, so maybe I will add another packet (5) on training days to see if that makes a difference.

No problem - I love google :D. Good luck at your weigh in tomorrow!!!

waterbaby102
07-19-2011, 09:37 PM
I found where MuayThaiGoddess posted it in the thread titled "IP Chat Week of March 8-14" on page 31. I copied and pasted it into a word doc and attached it here. The formatting is a little off, but you can adjust it to your liking :D

i totally missed this! thanks for posting!! :D

Pxlkitty4
07-19-2011, 10:28 PM
I found where MuayThaiGoddess posted it in the thread titled "IP Chat Week of March 8-14" on page 31. I copied and pasted it into a word doc and attached it here. The formatting is a little off, but you can adjust it to your liking :D

Thank you! I've been wanting to start doing cardio and working out, so this is very helpful. Just discussed exercise with my diet doctor yesterday. YAY!

sonoio
07-20-2011, 12:45 AM
Wow! Good luck! :) That is so awesome... I am a little in awe of you now. I am about the same height/weight as you right now and I can't imagine training for a marathon. How inspiring!
Maybe now I will have to think about it. It is one of those things I have never even considered.
Did you work out a lot before the program?
Hi, yes, I used to run before...but not very fast. In fact I did a run/ walk combo to avoid injuries. I am excited about being lighter which means I should have a much faster time. ( The next marathon will be my 10th one!)

I saw the athletic protocol someone attached here and it looks like the one I have. When I get weighed in, the computer also gives my lean body mass % which is important to know so ask your IP coach about it so you can figure out how much protein you need.

How many weeks have you been on IP? Way to go on your weight loss thus far!

sonoio
07-20-2011, 12:48 AM
2. Stay on IP plan but add the protein needed to not lose muscle during the intense endurance runs. He figured out I need about 100g of protein total per day bases on my body's lean muscle mass. This means adding a protein supplement at breakfast and lunch (with IP or with real protein foods such as tuna and hard boiled eggs) in addition to having protein within 45 min. of completing my work out. He gave me the actual written protocol.

Is this the athletic protocol? I have been trying to find it forever!
yes! It is...if you want me to scan my copy and attach it here, I can!

sonoio
07-20-2011, 12:50 AM
I found where MuayThaiGoddess posted it in the thread titled "IP Chat Week of March 8-14" on page 31. I copied and pasted it into a word doc and attached it here. The formatting is a little off, but you can adjust it to your liking :D
wow! You are good! Thanks for posting it! If I scan my copy will I be able to attach it as a PDF file?

sonoio
07-20-2011, 12:56 AM
sonoio good for you!! does your coach just want you to add the additional protein on training days or everyday? could scan/share the written athletic protocol? i've been doing a "loose" version of this, but just adding an extra packet on training days and two extra packets on long run days.
Yes, I will scan and attach it tomorrow. He told me to follow this plan in place of my phase I IP plan.

Princess Jessica
07-20-2011, 12:57 AM
Hi, yes, I used to run before...but not very fast. In fact I did a run/ walk combo to avoid injuries. I am excited about being lighter which means I should have a much faster time. ( The next marathon will be my 10th one!)

I saw the athletic protocol someone attached here and it looks like the one I have. When I get weighed in, the computer also gives my lean body mass % which is important to know so ask your IP coach about it so you can figure out how much protein you need.

How many weeks have you been on IP? Way to go on your weight loss thus far!

Thanks! This will be my 7th week on the program come Thursday. Luckily it is working really fast for me. :)
I will ask my coach about it. I doubt she will be able to do much... I don't have much faith in my clinic. lol All they have is a bathroom scale and a measuring tape really. My coach is really nice... but doesn't seem very educated about the program to be honest. I am looking at switching, as there are a few other clinics nearby.
Kudos on all your marathons! That is crazy impressive. :)

Purrfect
07-20-2011, 01:05 AM
I wonder why I am so hungry on my heavier workout days. I guess I really do need the extra protein.
I was working out hard (kickboxing and then running) for 2 hours a day before IP with strict calorie counting and DID NOT DROP any weight. It was SOOOO frustrating.
Now I cut back the heavy stuff, and workout 45 to 60 minutes and not every single day.
I think it is very important to keep the muscles toned. so many benefits to working out beyond losing.
Some of you are very inspiring!! thanks!!

waterbaby102
07-20-2011, 08:54 AM
Yes, I will scan and attach it tomorrow. He told me to follow this plan in place of my phase I IP plan.

thanks sonoio! how is the training going? :carrot:

sonoio
07-20-2011, 12:28 PM
thanks sonoio! how is the training going? :carrot:
I am waiting to start next week since my weigh in is on Mondays...going to stock up on all the essentials and make it a go for next week! I will probably start up a blog about it so stay tuned!

jennydoodle
07-20-2011, 12:45 PM
talked to my doc this morning about the athletic protocol and he wants me to try a week at 5 packets on workout days.

I started today and I doubled up at breakfast to get my extra packet in, and then the rest of the day will as normal. I will tell you, that already the double packet for b-fast is really sticking with me. I still feel quite full and usually by now I am thinking about lunch!

I am hoping this will get me closer to the 3# a week average.