Ideal Protein Diet - questions from someone with no IP experience.




omgzitsmiranda
01-04-2012, 11:00 PM
Do you have to pay a monthly fee or anything in order to JUST order the products? And also, does anyone know of products similar to IP that work just as good?


lindac36
01-04-2012, 11:06 PM
my clinic charged a 100 initial consultation fee, then it is just the food charge after that. They do also have an optional 10/month charge if you choose to have the body weight composition done at each weigh in. There is also www.idealtog.com or www.ideal2go.com that will send the food and do online coaching that charges only for food (i think) but, you do have to pay shipping and I have no idea what that is. I don't know anything about alternatives, but I did read alot about EAS carb control drinks and pure protein bars- no personal experience there. Good luck keep reading the forum. There are answers everywhere!

lindac36
01-04-2012, 11:09 PM
This is the link to the alternatives forum. (if I copied and pasted correctly) I hope I did it right

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/194760-ip-food-altnerative-ideas-tips.html


Determinedat47
01-04-2012, 11:59 PM
Do you have to pay a monthly fee or anything in order to JUST order the products? And also, does anyone know of products similar to IP that work just as good?

My initial consultation fee was $75. Then the first visit, I also bought 21 packets of food@ $4 a packet. My clinic starts you out with 21 different packets so you can decide which of the foods you like. This included a variety of soups, puddings, drinks, the jello, rtd, omelette, etc and also the potassium/calcium, cal-mag, multiple vitamins, trace minerals and omega III. My initial visit with the consult fee, packets, and supplements was ~$380. Then it is about $84 a week for the packets- 3 a day until you hit phase 2.

JellyMae87
01-05-2012, 01:27 AM
My initial consultation fee was $75. Then the first visit, I also bought 21 packets of food@ $4 a packet. My clinic starts you out with 21 different packets so you can decide which of the foods you like. This included a variety of soups, puddings, drinks, the jello, rtd, omelette, etc and also the potassium/calcium, cal-mag, multiple vitamins, trace minerals and omega III. My initial visit with the consult fee, packets, and supplements was ~$380. Then it is about $84 a week for the packets- 3 a day until you hit phase 2.

Mine was pretty much the same way. I like it was 280ish for that first week. With a variety of unrestricted items... I love my coach. She now more like a friend than someone that just weighs me...

galpal445
01-05-2012, 05:33 AM
I am fortunate in that my coach is at my primary physician's office and if you are a patient there they don't charge the initial fee. Plus I never get charged any other fees...just pay for the food & supplements.

omgzitsmiranda
01-05-2012, 05:49 AM
I am fortunate in that my coach is at my primary physician's office and if you are a patient there they don't charge the initial fee. Plus I never get charged any other fees...just pay for the food & supplements.

Thank you for getting back to me :)
Could I possibly run a menu plan by you?
[Alternative Phase 1 until 90% of weight is lost]

B: 2 boiled egg whites & a rtd shake.
L: 2 cups cucumbers with lettuce & a bar.
S: rtd shake.
D: 5oz poultry or beef, 2 cups veggies with lettuce.

Do you think that's good? Or do I need to adjust it?

galpal445
01-05-2012, 05:56 AM
Thank you for getting back to me :)
Could I possibly run a menu plan by you?
[Alternative Phase 1 until 90% of weight is lost]

B: 2 boiled egg whites & a rtd shake.
L: 2 cups cucumbers with lettuce & a bar.
S: rtd shake.
D: 5oz poultry or beef, 2 cups veggies with lettuce.

Do you think that's good? Or do I need to adjust it?

Sorry, I am not familiar with the altenative menus. Maybe someone else that is more familiar with them will be able to respond to your question.

rissimo
01-05-2012, 06:54 AM
Thank you for getting back to me :)
Could I possibly run a menu plan by you?
[Alternative Phase 1 until 90% of weight is lost]

B: 2 boiled egg whites & a rtd shake.
L: 2 cups cucumbers with lettuce & a bar.
S: rtd shake.
D: 5oz poultry or beef, 2 cups veggies with lettuce.

Do you think that's good? Or do I need to adjust it?


This sounds pretty good. I have been on the alternative for 8 weeks now, and here is what I have daily:

B-EAS rtd shake
L-EAS rtd shake and 2 cups of veggies
D-8 oz meat, and 2 cups of veggies
S-around 9 pm, rtd shake

I have found that having a shake an hour before I go to bed, keeps my stomach from growling all night long. If I get hungry between meal times I will have a cople of mini dill pickles to tide me over, of corse, you need to remember that you will need to take away from your veggies if you have the dill pickles as they count towards your two cups. I am no expert as of yet but if you have any questions or would like to have a buddy on this journey, please feel free to pm me.

NavyMommy
01-05-2012, 07:41 AM
Thank you for getting back to me :)
Could I possibly run a menu plan by you?
[Alternative Phase 1 until 90% of weight is lost]

B: 2 boiled egg whites & a rtd shake.
L: 2 cups cucumbers with lettuce & a bar.
S: rtd shake.
D: 5oz poultry or beef, 2 cups veggies with lettuce.

Do you think that's good? Or do I need to adjust it?

That looks pretty good, once you get into it you might even start looking into alternatives that you can buy online to give you a little more variety. The 2 egg whites in the morning aren't necessary, but most coaches say egg whites are 'free' so they won't hurt your progress.

You also might try posting on the alternative thread where you might get some more responses. You have to make sure your RTD shakes and bar are all following the guidelines, I know the EAS Carb Control Advantage ones and several of the Pure Protein bars do, but you need to make sure to check the ingredients to make sure there is no aspartame in them.

mamacitaof2
01-05-2012, 07:43 AM
I have a similar schedule to rissimo.

B: protein packet or RTD shake
Snack: 1c. veggies
Lunch: Salad w/1c veggies and protein packet
snack: 1c veggies
Dinner: 8 oz meat and 1 c veggie
Snack: Protein packet (Bar, pudding, or RTD shake)

I agree with rissimo that having a snack prior to bedtime helps. I'm also a early riser. I work at 5am, so I really struggle with breakfast-lunch. Having veggies and A LOT of water inbetween helps with the hunger cravings.

omgzitsmiranda
01-05-2012, 01:48 PM
This sounds pretty good. I have been on the alternative for 8 weeks now, and here is what I have daily:

B-EAS rtd shake
L-EAS rtd shake and 2 cups of veggies
D-8 oz meat, and 2 cups of veggies
S-around 9 pm, rtd shake

I have found that having a shake an hour before I go to bed, keeps my stomach from growling all night long. If I get hungry between meal times I will have a cople of mini dill pickles to tide me over, of corse, you need to remember that you will need to take away from your veggies if you have the dill pickles as they count towards your two cups. I am no expert as of yet but if you have any questions or would like to have a buddy on this journey, please feel free to pm me.

The EAS shakes that I need are the carb control right?

mamacitaof2
01-05-2012, 02:05 PM
EAS Carb Control or I think Carb Advantage.

DanafromAustin
01-05-2012, 03:20 PM
At my clinic my coach charged me 50.00 for the initial consultation. Also there is no charge for weekly BMI check they do. They start you out with 2 weeks worth of food so you can try a variety and see what you like. This also included the supplements. The first visit was around 300.00 if I remember because of the consultation, supplements and 2 weeks worth of food. After that I average each week about 80.00 per person (my daughter is doing the program too).

Thank you for getting back to me :)
Could I possibly run a menu plan by you?
[Alternative Phase 1 until 90% of weight is lost]

B: 2 boiled egg whites & a rtd shake.
L: 2 cups cucumbers with lettuce & a bar.
S: rtd shake.
D: 5oz poultry or beef, 2 cups veggies with lettuce.

Do you think that's good? Or do I need to adjust it?
You really don't need the 2 egg whites at breakfast. Also for dinner you are entitled to 8oz. of protein. Many days I take 3 of those oz. and have it at lunch with the remaining 5 oz. at dinner. I also like to have my snack before bed as that gives me protein which means I never wake up hungry. Once you are in ketosis you really won't be hungry any more so it's good to space out your protein during the day.
The EAS shakes that I need are the carb control right?
It's called EAS AdvantEdge Carb Control. Not as good as IP, but still pretty good.

omgzitsmiranda
01-05-2012, 03:36 PM
EAS Carb Control or I think Carb Advantage.

Okay I just wanted to make sure :)
Thank you soo much!

Bellamack
01-05-2012, 03:44 PM
YES to what the others have said, but DON't forget your 2t of Olive Oil, either to put on salad (which is also free and remember Romaine has the most vitamins) or you can use it to sautee veggies. Don't forget your supplements either.

I use the EAS shakes and the Muscle Milk lite. I also have Jillians Vanilla in a canister at home. I use Pure Protein Bars & Detour bars. These products are usually available in the grocery store, Wal-Mart, Target & Sam's. I also order from Noshua Nutrition & Diet Direct to get more variety of bars and some puddings, just check to make sure you get the aspartame-free, as someone else mentioned. Keep up the good work.

omgzitsmiranda
01-05-2012, 03:50 PM
YES to what the others have said, but DON't forget your 2t of Olive Oil, either to put on salad (which is also free and remember Romaine has the most vitamins) or you can use it to sautee veggies. Don't forget your supplements either.

I use the EAS shakes and the Muscle Milk lite. I also have Jillians Vanilla in a canister at home. I use Pure Protein Bars & Detour bars. These products are usually available in the grocery store, Wal-Mart, Target & Sam's. I also order from Noshua Nutrition & Diet Direct to get more variety of bars and some puddings, just check to make sure you get the aspartame-free, as someone else mentioned. Keep up the good work.

Could you possibly give me a sample menu for yourself?
Thanks for all the help :)

Do you use IP supplements? Or do you use elsewhere?

Bellamack
01-05-2012, 04:22 PM
Sure;

B: EAS choc shake (or Muscle Milk lite, which I like the taste of better) plus one cup of German Choc. decaf and Sugar free peppermint creamer poured over ice.
or Egg beaters omlett with mushrooms, peppers, Texas Pete, seasalt & pepper

L: Salad made with Romaine lettuce, cucumbers, peppers, mushrooms, onions with 2t Olive Oil, vinegar, sea salt & pepper and a protein bar

D: Baked chicken or fish, 2 cups of roasted asparagus or zuchini, sometimes broccoli. I also stir fry chicken or shrimp with lots of veggies, esp. cabbage

Snack ( about 8pm) a pudding from Diet Direct that is made without aspartame or another protein shake, which I like making in the blender with Torani Sugar-Free syrups & ice.

* Sometimes I eat a salad with dinner and use very little OO, since you are only suppose to have 2t/day. I will use also Walden Farms Italian, but do not generally care for the WF products. I will use the Bleu Cheese dip and mix it with Frank's Buffalo Hot Sauce, sauteed chicken and make a "Buffalo-Wing" Salad. Good Luck and if you have any other Q's, just ask :)

omgzitsmiranda
01-05-2012, 04:32 PM
Sure;

B: EAS choc shake (or Muscle Milk lite, which I like the taste of better) plus one cup of German Choc. decaf and Sugar free peppermint creamer poured over ice.
or Egg beaters omlett with mushrooms, peppers, Texas Pete, seasalt & pepper

L: Salad made with Romaine lettuce, cucumbers, peppers, mushrooms, onions with 2t Olive Oil, vinegar, sea salt & pepper and a protein bar

D: Baked chicken or fish, 2 cups of roasted asparagus or zuchini, sometimes broccoli. I also stir fry chicken or shrimp with lots of veggies, esp. cabbage

Snack ( about 8pm) a pudding from Diet Direct that is made without aspartame or another protein shake, which I like making in the blender with Torani Sugar-Free syrups & ice.

* Sometimes I eat a salad with dinner and use very little OO, since you are only suppose to have 2t/day. I will use also Walden Farms Italian, but do not generally care for the WF products. I will use the Bleu Cheese dip and mix it with Frank's Buffalo Hot Sauce, sauteed chicken and make a "Buffalo-Wing" Salad. Good Luck and if you have any other Q's, just ask :)

thank you for all the help :)