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NewSexyMe
01-25-2012, 10:49 PM
I am about to quit! I haven't lost a lb in almost a month!
I have 2 theories:
The cookie! I think its ever since I started eating 1 almost everyday instead of a bar the scale stopped moving.
Or....
Meds! I have a hiatal hernia, and take nexium on a daily basis,but lately I've been adding Maalox chewable tablets. I eat them like candy to prevent chest pain due to the heart burn. (

What do u guys Think? I know when I'm in ketosis due to the sweet flavor in my mouth, nausea and headache, but that doesn't last very long. I'm getting very frustrated going up and down these 5lbs. I go from 239 to 236 up again to 240. Ahhh!!! Help.


Trinique125
01-25-2012, 10:57 PM
a month is a very long time to go without losing, perhaps this is not the right diet for you and you could try something else?

have you considered a prescription pill for heart burn such as Prevacid? it works wonders and you only take 1 a day

JKfromIL
01-25-2012, 11:06 PM
I am about to quit! I haven't lost a lb in almost a month!
I have 2 theories:
The cookie! I think its ever since I started eating 1 almost everyday instead of a bar the scale stopped moving.
Or....
Meds! I have a hiatal hernia, and take nexium on a daily basis,but lately I've been adding Maalox chewable tablets. I eat them like candy to prevent chest pain due to the heart burn. (

What do u guys Think? I know when I'm in ketosis due to the sweet flavor in my mouth, nausea and headache, but that doesn't last very long. I'm getting very frustrated going up and down these 5lbs. I go from 239 to 236 up again to 240. Ahhh!!! Help.


I would suggest cutting back on the cookies. I am pretty sure that I was told that it counted as more than a bar.( I want to say it is equivalent to 2 restricteds) maybe someone else can chime in for sure :)


NewSexyMe
01-25-2012, 11:12 PM
I already take prescription meds 2x a day ( Nexium) This diet has been the ONLY Diet I have stuck to and has worked.
I started back in October and I have lost about 30 lbs. I went off program during the holidays due to traveling, and lack of $$$.
I'm doing something wrong, and those are the only 2 things I'm doing different from the first time.

NewSexyMe
01-25-2012, 11:18 PM
I would suggest cutting back on the cookies. I am pretty sure that I was told that it counted as more than a bar.( I want to say it is equivalent to 2 restricteds) maybe someone else can chime in for sure :)

I used to eat a cookie only once or twice a week due to the larger amount of carbs...could be why I've only been maintaining.

TracyAWC
01-26-2012, 06:52 AM
Looks like the Maalox extra strength chewable tabs have 1 carb and 5 calories for every 2 tabs - not sure how many you've been having but I suppose anything could add up!

Pxlkitty4
01-26-2012, 07:46 AM
Maalox contains the following in addition to calcium carbonate. aspartame (contains phenylalanine) corn starch, dextrose, D&C red No. 30, flavour, magnesium stearate, maltodextrin, mannitol, silicon dioxide, sodium croscarmellose.

I suggest cutting way back on these... This diet should help heartburn in general, because of the lack of carbs.

Also, if you changed something and the scale stopped moving, change back! Thie journey is a learning experience and we are all different. Maintenance is the same thing. Experiment, learn, adapt. Repeat...

NavyMommy
01-26-2012, 08:18 AM
The new forms I have for the cookie say that it's only okay for one-two times a week because of the high number of carbs (like the spaghetti). Maybe try cutting back on those. What does your coach say? Maybe if you post what you're eating on a daily basis we could help more.

NewSexyMe
01-26-2012, 10:21 AM
Haven't seen my coach yet...I couldn't make it to my last weigh in, And then they canceled on me due to a seminar. (its by appt only since its a Drs office)

My routine goes as follows:
Wake up eat my cookie with 24 oz of water (I wake up starving )
Drink my vitamins, meds, and enzymes
I drink 2 of the Orange IP drinks spread out throughout the day and I include for lunch, shredded lettuce with bell pepper,fresh mushrooms, 2 deli sliced up sugar free low fat ham, 1 boiled egg white and I add some lemon juice as a dressing with some salt.
Have dinner, example:grilled 5-6 oz of chicken breast seasoned with Season All and garlic powder, 2 cups of veggies, and more lettuce and 24 oz water.
At night I drink a pink lemonade IP, and another 24 oz of water.

omgzitsmiranda
01-26-2012, 10:23 AM
Haven't seen my coach yet...I couldn't make it to my last weigh in, And then they canceled on me due to a seminar. (its by appt only since its a Drs office)

My routine goes as follows:
Wake up eat my cookie with 24 oz of water (I wake up starving )
Drink my vitamins, meds, and enzymes
I drink 2 of the Orange IP drinks spread out throughout the day and I include for lunch, shredded lettuce with bell pepper,fresh mushrooms, 2 deli sliced up sugar free low fat ham, 1 boiled egg white and I add some lemon juice as a dressing with some salt.
Have dinner, example:grilled 5-6 oz of chicken breast seasoned with Season All and garlic powder, 2 cups of veggies, and more lettuce and 24 oz water.
At night I drink a pink lemonade IP, and another 24 oz of water.

Someone else posted about having ham the other day [lunch meat] & said their progress had slowed a LOT. ham is notorious for having sodium in it or even hidden sodium. I would try switching that up for turkey or something like that. Just my advice though ;) Or maybe limit the cookies to only a couple times a week also.

NewSexyMe
01-26-2012, 10:30 AM
Maalox contains the following in addition to calcium carbonate. aspartame (contains phenylalanine) corn starch, dextrose, D&C red No. 30, flavour, magnesium stearate, maltodextrin, mannitol, silicon dioxide, sodium croscarmellose.

I suggest cutting way back on these... This diet should help heartburn in general, because of the lack of carbs.

Also, if you changed something and the scale stopped moving, change back! Thie journey is a learning experience and we are all different. Maintenance is the same thing. Experiment, learn, adapt. Repeat...

This diet has helped my stomach stop getting so bloated! I love it! The heartburn, is due to the darn Hiatal Hernia, thats not Going away till I get surgery. But I am sooooo not chewing on those Maalox tabs anymore (I can chew on 8-10 a day) ! I'm also not eating that cookie! I'll just go back to my bars, or cereal for breakfast. I think the combo of the maalox and the cookie did it. I go in got a weigh in on Monday, hope I lose by then! Don't want my coach getting mad...

Thanks :)

NewSexyMe
01-26-2012, 10:35 AM
Someone else posted about having ham the other day [lunch meat] & said their progress had slowed a LOT. ham is notorious for having sodium in it or even hidden sodium. I would try switching that up for turkey or something like that. Just my advice though ;) Or maybe limit the cookies to only a couple times a week also.

The extra sodium could be making me retain water and thus making my weight go up and down. I'll change that up as well! (the cookie is a gonner! Lol)

omgzitsmiranda
01-26-2012, 10:40 AM
The extra sodium could be making me retain water and thus making my weight go up and down. I'll change that up as well! (the cookie is a gonner! Lol)

Haha I'm sorry :( You could always have it 1x a week though or something! Also, have you tried the chocolate soy balls? They're AWESOME!

3mama
01-26-2012, 10:48 AM
It looks like you are having 4 IP products a day. My dr/coach said to do 4 only if necessary in the first week, then go down to only 3.

mamacitaof2
01-26-2012, 10:49 AM
I like to save my higher calorie/carb restricted items for the first two days after weigh in. That way, I have the rest of the week to burn it off. :) Not sure if it works that way, but in my head it sounds good!

lkander2
01-26-2012, 11:57 AM
I am about to quit! I haven't lost a lb in almost a month!
I have 2 theories:
The cookie! I think its ever since I started eating 1 almost everyday instead of a bar the scale stopped moving.
Or....
Meds! I have a hiatal hernia, and take nexium on a daily basis,but lately I've been adding Maalox chewable tablets. I eat them like candy to prevent chest pain due to the heart burn. (

What do u guys Think? I know when I'm in ketosis due to the sweet flavor in my mouth, nausea and headache, but that doesn't last very long. I'm getting very frustrated going up and down these 5lbs. I go from 239 to 236 up again to 240. Ahhh!!! Help.

You could try a "jump start" week where you only have unrestricted foods all week. Definitely cut down on the cookie- treat it like the spaghetti, only twice a week. It will start coming off again, don't worry! Stay strong!!

JKfromIL
01-26-2012, 12:51 PM
I used to eat a cookie only once or twice a week due to the larger amount of carbs...could be why I've only been maintaining.

When I went for my WI today I checked and the sign by the cookies says to limit to once or twice a week.

EmilySebetka
01-26-2012, 01:55 PM
Its for sure the cookie. My packet says to only have it, at the max, twice a week. If you haven't tried the chocolate soy puffs, do it. They are the bomb-diggity. LOL, I love them.

SomedayBubblySomeday
01-26-2012, 02:07 PM
I LOVE the choco puffs! Especially when TOM comes around--they are a lifesaver!

Adnamaj
01-26-2012, 02:25 PM
FYI my place says that you should have the cookie once a week, so I don't even bother to get it!

NewSexyMe
01-26-2012, 05:21 PM
I will def. Be trying the soy puffs. As of today, I am only having the 3 nonrestricted with my salads and protein. My coach never said anything about the cookie slowing down my weight loss. Then again I feel she trys to sell more than help. She's a very nice lady....but not great help.

I woke up today and I weighed myself...it was down to 235. Let's see if this will get it moving again. Thank you all!! I would be lost without this site!

lkander2
01-26-2012, 05:56 PM
I will def. Be trying the soy puffs. As of today, I am only having the 3 nonrestricted with my salads and protein. My coach never said anything about the cookie slowing down my weight loss. Then again I feel she trys to sell more than help. She's a very nice lady....but not great help.

I woke up today and I weighed myself...it was down to 235. Let's see if this will get it moving again. Thank you all!! I would be lost without this site!

In her defense, she may not be aware that it should only be twice a week. I am a coach, and Ideal Protein said nothing about it being extra-restricted when they came out with the product. I wasn't telling my dieters that it was that limited until I read something about it on this forum and realized (after taking another look at the nutrition facts) that it should be. Technically it is not a part of Ideal Protein protocol that it only be once or twice a week- we are just making that decision ourselves. You should mention it to your coach that you read about it on here, maybe she just hasn't thought of it!

And good luck, I'm sure you'll do great this week! :hug:

Paint Lady
01-26-2012, 06:57 PM
Haven't seen my coach yet...I couldn't make it to my last weigh in, And then they canceled on me due to a seminar. (its by appt only since its a Drs office)

My routine goes as follows:
Wake up eat my cookie with 24 oz of water (I wake up starving )
Drink my vitamins, meds, and enzymes
I drink 2 of the Orange IP drinks spread out throughout the day and I include for lunch, shredded lettuce with bell pepper,fresh mushrooms, 2 deli sliced up sugar free low fat ham, 1 boiled egg white and I add some lemon juice as a dressing with some salt.
Have dinner, example:grilled 5-6 oz of chicken breast seasoned with Season All and garlic powder, 2 cups of veggies, and more lettuce and 24 oz water.
At night I drink a pink lemonade IP, and another 24 oz of water.

Antacids, cookie, plus these things that jump out at me:
you are having 4 packets + 5-6 oz chicken, + 2 slices ham, + egg white. Something needs to be cut out, IMO, check with your coach.
Ham is full of sodium, is a processed meat, as is most lunch meats.
Check the ingredients of the Season All. You want salt-free seasonings, unless it's sea salt and no MSG. I think Season All has salt, unless you have a special kind.

NewSexyMe
01-27-2012, 03:11 AM
Antacids, cookie, plus these things that jump out at me:
you are having 4 packets + 5-6 oz chicken, + 2 slices ham, + egg white. Something needs to be cut out, IMO, check with your coach.
Ham is full of sodium, is a processed meat, as is most lunch meats.
Check the ingredients of the Season All. You want salt-free seasonings, unless it's sea salt and no MSG. I think Season All has salt, unless you have a special kind.

It's just the lower sodium season all so it does have sodium. I don't use it often, tbat was just an example of a day. It was in the list my coach gave me as "approved" condiments. I was also told I needed to up my protein to 10 oz a day...figured I would get creative with my salads since I had started to gag with plain lettuce. (I add some WF Ranch dressing and yuuuummmooo. ) ill cut the ham aswell...substitute it for some turkey, or chicken. I didn't have this hard of a time losing the first 30 lbs. Oh well, I guess my body is just changing. I'm willing to try anything or change anything to make this work again!

kdspirited
01-27-2012, 04:42 PM
I am stalled as well. I have been going up and down the same 1.5 for the last few weeks. Not nearly as long as you. But I know its happening to me because I added IP oatmeal to my selection of products. Its high in carbs. so I am hoping that this cycle will break if I only have oatmeal once or twice a week. Its trial and error at this point