Ideal Protein Diet - Worried about packet number (using alternatives)

08-07-2011, 03:20 PM far, ive lost almost 20 pounds on IP and ive been doing 5 protein packets plus 2 eggs for my dinner along with veggies etc...

Well..i was wondering what i should do..because i hear so many people saying that they are using only 3 packets ..but im looking at my size..and the calorie count and what that would look like for me..that would be like..maybe 500 calories just from those packets plus my 2 eggs for my dinner...then add olive oil and it makes for that too low??? I i going to starve my body on only 3 packets plus my dinner?

Cause i have wanted to switch over to 3 packets..but have been afraid to for fear of starving my body..especially since i have heard random people saying that they use 4 packets cause they are "larger"...and i happen to be rather anyone wanna help me out here??

Should i go down to 3??

08-07-2011, 03:30 PM
Are you working out? I didn't know you were having five packets. If I remember rightly you were upset at the slow pace of your loss - I would imagine that would be due to the five packets. I think people who are working out are using four packets.

Wuv2BLoved could answer this better but she is having amazing results.

08-07-2011, 03:32 PM
Okay yes I looked back and not only were you upset with a stall, you were having cravings. I would imagine that with five packets you aren't in ketosis and no wonder you're dealing with cravings. I bet if you cut back to three (unless you are working out) you'd be craving free and a lot happier with your progress

08-07-2011, 04:50 PM
Heather that's wonderful, I'm so happy for you too, nice job. I think the extra packets are suggested in the very begginning to get some of us over that hump of hunger/cravings. That's not someplace we need to be with our emotions either so an extra packet (to start) can be a big help in that first week (or 2?? not sure). 'Thinking' starving and 'feeling' hungry can be a scary place to be, especially since we try so hard not to get into a situation that creates a bad choice. You are seeing results, congrats. Maybe it's ok now to take that next step (leap of faith) and go to 3 packets. BUT, then again, ?? 20 pounds is gone.

08-07-2011, 04:56 PM
Why not try going down to 4 packets first and see if that makes a difference?