Ideal Protein Diet - Day 4 on IP




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idealme
02-04-2012, 08:25 PM
Soooo this is where im at. Day 1 awesome, Day 2 stomach flu, Day 3 awesome, Day 4 Awesome. Sounds great right? Well I feel super fit today for some weird reason. I dont think I have hit ketosis yet. When I had the flu I was vomiting and couldnt keep a thing down. I had half of a can of plain tomato soup, it was that or nothing...terrible I know but when ur sick it sucks! Im kinda down today. How can you tell when youve hit ketosis? Im trying really hard. Im 175 and my goal is 135...help! Thx guys


Momto2cs
02-04-2012, 08:27 PM
Give it 4 full days. Your pee smells, your breath might. And you will be less hungry

idealme
02-04-2012, 08:36 PM
Give it 4 full days. Your pee smells, your breath might. And you will be less hungry


hmmm kinda hard when im eating asparagus (pee smells anyway) lol my one sick day may have messed it up......Im still STARVING lol I have 40 lbs to lose im told this will take approx 2-3 months on this diet...does that sound right?


Porthardygurl
02-05-2012, 01:43 AM
hmm im on the end of day 5 and my breath stinks..like.. i have this grose taste in my mouth non stop...it sucks! no matter what i use..i chew gum all the time to get rid of the taste..my mouth always tastes sickly sweet..and my pee smells sweet too..sickly sweet..im pretty sure when you cant stand the smell of your pee or your breath, it will be a good sign..Are you sure your hungry??? or is it mental hunger?

AussieonIP
02-05-2012, 08:22 AM
hmmm kinda hard when im eating asparagus (pee smells anyway) lol my one sick day may have messed it up......Im still STARVING lol I have 40 lbs to lose im told this will take approx 2-3 months on this diet...does that sound right?

Everyone's weight loss is different, but 3 months is not unseasonable - if you average 3lbs a week for 12 week, that's 36lbs

Stay strong, its 7.21am here on a Sunday, day 11, and I am AWAKE this morning at 5.30 - cant tell you the last time I freely got out of bed at that time on a weekend!!!!

Keep 100% OP and you will watch those pounds drop!

Cheers/S....

seljg
02-05-2012, 08:35 AM
I am on day seven of IP, have my first weigh tomorrow. I feel really good. I thought that I would be sluggish or hungry all the time. But I have not. So thankful!!!!!!!!!!!

Samba
02-05-2012, 10:24 AM
I am on Day 4 also. I had some "hunger" yesterday but awakened feeling good this a.m. My stomach is not growling, so I don't think I am truly hungry.

The problem for me is my history of eating habits. When I am going about my day, those times when I would have snacked or eaten inappropriately are triggers for me. I am trying to stay aware of this and drink my water or a hot infusion when I feel that compulsive urge. It is going to take me some time to move to a new approach to food.

Other than those moments, it is going pretty well. I like the structure of the IP plan as I don't need to be making a lot of food decisions at the outstart. It takes some of my "crazy" about food out of the equation. I am dedicated to sticking with it and that is keeping me fired up through the beginning.

QHLover
02-05-2012, 10:40 AM
I too like that fact that most of my food decisions are made for me. On other programs you spend so much time thinking about food, planning what you are going to eat, weighing, measuring, it drove me crazy. On this plan I know exactly what I am going to have. For those new to the program, you feel really energized after a month or so, before that you may have some ups and downs. If you breath is really bad eat a few celery sticks and have a glass of water, it does help.

idealme
02-05-2012, 02:44 PM
fer me the hard part is no gym...walking doesnt do much for me lol

alex1space
02-05-2012, 10:40 PM
I am on day 4 of IP too and I can't eat anymore food. I was told I would be less hungry, but I can't finish my dinner I'm so full. Do I need to set the remaining 1/2 cup of veggies aside and finish them later? Or can I be done with them now. My program does the snack after dinner only, so I still have one meal to go. Is the 2 cups of veggies 100% no wiggle room or can I decrease a little so I am not uncomfortable eating too much for my stomach?

CassiR
02-06-2012, 10:36 AM
I'm only on day 2 of IP and i'm also really full with the meals that I have to eat the veggies.. and I'm already so sick of lettuce. The only veggies I like are cauliflour and broccoli. If I eat only those two vegetables is that OK? I also get really full and can barely finish the 2 cups of veggies.
It may help if you eat your snack between lunch and dinner, thats what I do and it works out perfect.

Kellym1021
02-06-2012, 11:23 AM
Just wanted to say hello I am new to this site and to the IP program today is Day 1!! I have a lot to lose but I am supermotivated by you all!! :)

rissimo
02-06-2012, 11:33 AM
I am on day 4 of IP too and I can't eat anymore food. I was told I would be less hungry, but I can't finish my dinner I'm so full. Do I need to set the remaining 1/2 cup of veggies aside and finish them later? Or can I be done with them now. My program does the snack after dinner only, so I still have one meal to go. Is the 2 cups of veggies 100% no wiggle room or can I decrease a little so I am not uncomfortable eating too much for my stomach?.


You can spread your veggies out through out the day as long as you are getting in your 4 cups. I sometimes will have a cup as a morning snack, a cup for lunch, a cup for an aftermoon snack and then another cup with dinner and then save my ideal protein snack for the evening while watching tv. I usually have it an hour before I go to bed.

ariaangel
03-28-2012, 04:12 AM
I just finished day 2. I'm ok with breakfast, but the other meals are too much food for me. I'm spreading out the veggie servings with feedings every 2 hours. I can only eat half of the IP foods as well. I had to throw out half of a pudding because I was too full and didn't think it would keep over night.

Lettuce wrap
03-28-2012, 10:09 AM
Soooo this is where im at. Day 1 awesome, Day 2 stomach flu, Day 3 awesome, Day 4 Awesome. Sounds great right? Well I feel super fit today for some weird reason. I dont think I have hit ketosis yet. When I had the flu I was vomiting and couldnt keep a thing down. I had half of a can of plain tomato soup, it was that or nothing...terrible I know but when ur sick it sucks! Im kinda down today. How can you tell when youve hit ketosis? Im trying really hard. Im 175 and my goal is 135...help! Thx guys

Hi. I felt terrible the first two day. Very nauseas no vomiting tho..I do think you can reach your goal of 40 lbs biased on what I have seen and researched. I never tested for ketosis but did have the metallic taste in my mouth. Scientifically, if you follow protocol...it is hard not to be in ketosis. Good luck

2thick81
03-28-2012, 11:42 PM
I had my first weigh in today, a day shy from the 1 week mark, and I am down only 3lbs. I honestly was expecting a Lil more than that. This week was really rough!!! I fought cravings all day and night! The only meal i feel full is dinner. I also havent experienced the extra energy. I feel very fatigue. Im also finding it hard on my work days. Im a nurse and do 12 hour shifts, my break n lunch are not scheduled and go based on down time. I hope my post doesn't seem too negative....I need some motivation, encouragement, and hope....

anume2012
03-29-2012, 12:11 AM
Today is day 4 for me too. I was searching for recipes and found this site. I am so happy I did. Reading all the poetaster really helpful. Tomorrow is.my first weigh in. I am not expecting much but really happy that I have a good coach and this plan.

infoplease
03-29-2012, 12:51 AM
I had my first weigh in today, a day shy from the 1 week mark, and I am down only 3lbs. I honestly was expecting a Lil more than that. This week was really rough!!! I fought cravings all day and night! The only meal i feel full is dinner. I also havent experienced the extra energy. I feel very fatigue. Im also finding it hard on my work days. Im a nurse and do 12 hour shifts, my break n lunch are not scheduled and go based on down time. I hope my post doesn't seem too negative....I need some motivation, encouragement, and hope....

Hang in there!
My first weigh in, also at 6 days, was 3.4 lbs. That is also the most I have EVER lost in a single week. But here I am, 21 weeks in and over 47 lbs down. Everyone loses at the pace that his/her body sets. Try not to compare or be disappointed.

I didn't get an energy surge either, but it did gradually get better. And, honestly, how energetic did you feel before you started?

Try using recipes, pureeing vegetables, larger salads. Lots of people on these boards split out the veggies and have them for snacks. Give the Walden Farms dressings a shot and have a salad when you are hungry. If you are starving at your break, then have your lunch then. Work days are going to be a challenge because you will be hungry when it isn't break, but I know you can do it if you really want to lose the weight.

Maybe your metabolism needs more than 6 days to fix itself.
Mine sure did.

You can do this!

MaggieD
03-29-2012, 12:54 AM
I had my first weigh in today, a day shy from the 1 week mark, and I am down only 3lbs. I honestly was expecting a Lil more than that. This week was really rough!!! I fought cravings all day and night! The only meal i feel full is dinner. I also havent experienced the extra energy. I feel very fatigue. Im also finding it hard on my work days. Im a nurse and do 12 hour shifts, my break n lunch are not scheduled and go based on down time. I hope my post doesn't seem too negative....I need some motivation, encouragement, and hope....

2thick, 3 pounds down is a great SV (scale victory) and right in line with the average weekly loss of 3 to 4 lbs a week for women on IP. I know that for all your suffering, you want it to melt off fast, but instead you should be celebrating that you HAVE lost weight! You didn't put the extra weight on in just a week or 2, so your body is going to take a little time to let go of it.

The first week on IP is truly miserable, but it really does get better. I personally have never gotten the energy surge others talk about once in ketosis, but at least I'm not lethargic anymore and don't have the headches I did in the first 2 weeks.

I really encourage you to post in the Daily Chat thread. You will find lots of experienced IPers who will be able to provide all the encouragement and motivation on your weight loss journey. Keep with it! We're all behind you!

IPnewbee
03-29-2012, 12:56 AM
I just wanted to drop in and say hi. I joined the forums 2 days ago as prep, but today was my first day on IP. Seemed easy enough for day 1. I felt a bit hungry during the late afternoon hours, but had a cup of tea to kick the food cravings. Still a long ways to go, but taking it one day at a time.
I am happy I found this group - I love reading everyone's stories and suggestions - I know this is what I need to stay on plan and motivated!

2thick81
03-29-2012, 02:07 AM
Thank you guys so much!!! It is truly amazing how words of encouragement from complete strangers can really get you going and back on track! I will continue this mental and physical battle! Thanks for the advice!!! Much love;)

ChaloJ
03-29-2012, 02:37 AM
I had my first weigh in today, a day shy from the 1 weekday mark, and I am down only 3lbs. I honestly was expecting a Lil more than that. This week was really rough!!! I fought cravings all day and night! The only meal i feel full is dinner. I also havent experienced the extra energy. I feel very fatigue. Im also finding it hard on my work days. Im a nurse and do 12 hour shifts, my break n lunch are not scheduled and go based on down time. I hope my post doesn't seem too negative....I need some motivation, encouragement, and hope....
I just wanted to encourage you to be patient! I really think you'll feel better in a few days. I know most people talk about feeling crummy on day 3 or4, but I felt absolutely horrid on days 8-11. Just horrid. Then all of a sudden, the clouds cleared, the sun came out, and I felt marvelous with abundant energy. I suspect it waz harder longer for me because my sugar addiction was astronomical. Anyway, hang in there! You can do it and you will feel gooooooood.

My work keeps me hopping , too, so I've found that the drinks are the handiest for me to keep around-- so easy to mix one up really quickly and slurp it down!

Sewmam
03-29-2012, 08:34 AM
I had my first weigh in today, a day shy from the 1 week mark, and I am down only 3lbs. I honestly was expecting a Lil more than that. This week was really rough!!! I fought cravings all day and night! The only meal i feel full is dinner. I also havent experienced the extra energy. I feel very fatigue. Im also finding it hard on my work days. Im a nurse and do 12 hour shifts, my break n lunch are not scheduled and go based on down time. I hope my post doesn't seem too negative....I need some motivation, encouragement, and hope....

hang in there! I didn't loose the predicted pds at first either - in fact, my whole first month was rough because I was still on metformin and didn't know I should stop it, so I was nauseated the whole time. Within a day of stopping it, I felt much better. I am so glad I didn't give up.

There's another thread that somebody just updated with 'day 4' in the title, with ladies who work crazy shifts - may have something to help you there. I have found that I really need to eat something every four hours or I get hypoglycemic, so if an actual meal is not possible, I took to having a container of soy puffs or IP chips handy and would munch on a few to tide me over. Not the whole bag, but just a little - it helped.

Good luck to you!