Ideal Protein Diet - 4 cups of Vegetables




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BlackSky07
04-28-2012, 09:25 PM
Is anyone having less than 4cups a day and still losing weight? I find it too hard to eat and read somewhere that it was ok to eat a little less.


Andie0606
04-28-2012, 09:33 PM
I eat the 4 cups. Try cooking veggies and mixing in with the IP soups. Blend 2 cups of spinach into a shake. You won't taste it.

artflunky
04-28-2012, 10:11 PM
I try but there are just some days I can't do it. On the run, can't choke them down, whatever. Try your best.


Samba
04-28-2012, 10:17 PM
In my experience, I have still lost when I could not get them all in, but it works better overall when I do get them eaten. Sometimes, I admit they seem like a lot to eat! Still I get those veggies out for consumption. I have spread them out over the day as snacks when I felt I couldn't eat them "in bulk" at a sitting with meals.

Kaypix
04-28-2012, 10:24 PM
quick question, are the 4 cups of the veggies raw or cooked? like, broccoli cooks down a little smaller, so do i measure before i cook it, or after? thanks :)

Andie0606
04-28-2012, 10:30 PM
Veggies are measured raw.

Kaypix
04-28-2012, 10:37 PM
Veggies are measured raw.

Thanks! I may have been having a bit more than 4 cups a day then... :S oops... will fix that starting tomorrow :)

patns
04-28-2012, 10:44 PM
Thanks! I may have been having a bit more than 4 cups a day then... :S oops... will fix that starting tomorrow :)

Yes that would make it tougher!

Kaypix
04-28-2012, 10:47 PM
Yeah, ask me how much stir fried veggies I had on Tuesday! lol

ProteinGal
04-29-2012, 06:08 AM
1 c at breakfast, 1 c at lunch, 1 c at dinner and another cup at eve snack time. This is the only way I can get them down. And you do feel fuller if you do get your veggies down.

Gailseybop
04-29-2012, 08:33 AM
If I know I'm going to have a particularly busy day on the road, etc, I stuff 2 cups down with breakfast - nothing goes better with a Pina Colada smoothie than Garlic Roasted Cauliflower, right? :p My husband thinks I'm a little crazy, but I just am willing to do whatever it takes!

ProteinGal
04-29-2012, 08:45 AM
If I know I'm going to have a particularly busy day on the road, etc, I stuff 2 cups down with breakfast - nothing goes better with a Pina Colada smoothie than Garlic Roasted Cauliflower, right? :p My husband thinks I'm a little crazy, but I just am willing to do whatever it takes!

LOL Gail, will have to try that just to see how it tastes like.:drool:

Samba
04-29-2012, 08:58 AM
If I know I'm going to have a particularly busy day on the road, etc, I stuff 2 cups down with breakfast - nothing goes better with a Pina Colada smoothie than Garlic Roasted Cauliflower, right? :p My husband thinks I'm a little crazy, but I just am willing to do whatever it takes!

I like your approach to it! I may try it myself!