Ideal Protein Diet - Weight Loss with or without Exercise




ProteinGal
04-29-2012, 06:31 AM
How much have you lost so far?
How many weeks/months or year(s) did it take?
Did you exercise anytime during your weight loss phase, yes or no?


Tammywhiz
04-29-2012, 07:30 AM
I just incorporated walking into my daily routine, about 1 hour and 20 minutes at least 4 X per week, and I really see the difference in my weigh ins. I am hoping after I lose another 20-30 pounds that I can start running. I work with a lot of people that run in different marathons over the year and I would love to be able to join them in a 5K.

I definately recommend !

Nadya
04-29-2012, 10:01 AM
They say diet is for weight loss, exercise is for fitness. The first time I lost weight I worked out but I didn't incorporate much strength training so I was "skinny fat". To explain what I mean, I'm strength training now and I weigh 153.6. I am capable of wearing the same pants that I wore when I was 130. Huge difference. I have more endurance, I'm slimming up faster because muscle weighs more than fat, I'm faster, stronger, etc..

I try to walk almost every day, at least half an hour a day (usually closer to an hour). I give myself one break day and I try to do weights of some kind every other day.


Endless Dieter
04-29-2012, 10:41 AM
Lost 79lbs during phrase one (19 weeks) with no exercise. Continued losing during phrase two and three. Started weight training during three phrase.

Ishbel
04-29-2012, 10:47 AM
141 lbs
52 weeks
Not generally....just walked and when I could, looking forward to trying to run soon. :). I was pretty active before and have plans for winter activities this coming winter so I want my cardio up for it. (more likely to do outside winter activities then outside in the summer)

usmcvet
04-29-2012, 10:49 AM
I've lost 50# in 4 weeks with no exercise, just following IP. I am going to start walking and weight training.

LizRR
04-29-2012, 11:28 AM
I've lost 35lb in 8 weeks.

I have gone for a 2.7 mi walk 4x/week through Phase 1. I consider it "functional" exercise since I am taking my son to the park. We live next to a jogging path and it's easier to just walk there than load up the car and drive across the creek. I may have to change up our routine though since it is getting HOT here in TX. Maybe mall walking/play area for the summer. I take an easy pace pushing the stroller.

I just restarted my weightlifting class yesterday (and am SORE this morning after taking it easy!). I have taken it for years, but quit when I started IP and was hesitant to restart. I do want to maintain tone and my coach was encouraging it. I am nervous/anxious/excited to see how my recent changes will affect the scale and body composition. I also added in my 1st restricted and a 4th packet on weight days

Volly
04-29-2012, 11:49 AM
I am almost four weeks into Phase I, and my coach told me not to exercise. She said that my body was adjusting to the lower calorie intake, and that what I was eating was enough to sustain me throughout the day. My job does require me to walk a lot, so I haven't felt guilty about not exercising. I was on a low carb diet a couple of years ago and found that it was better to wait until my body adjusted to the lower carbs. The first few times I played tennis, I found that I had very little energy. It did get better as time passed.

wuv2bloved
04-29-2012, 11:55 AM
154lbs and 93 inches
51 weeks
no exercise

Soootiff
04-29-2012, 12:20 PM
LizRR - what weight lifting class do you do? Is it body pump? I'm starting back to body pump this week, 2x a week at first and will go from there.

I love working out and the amazing stress relief it is. I havent worked out the whole month I've been on IP so far, but probably at least half and have lost 22 lbs. I'm definitely looking forward to getting back in this week :)

ProteinGal
04-29-2012, 12:23 PM
Well, maybe I will wait it out for another month or closer to my goal. I just feel guilty not doing it. Crazy eh, didn't worry about exercising while I was putting the pounds on, but now since I'm losing weight, i feel like doing it! lol

Wuv, I'm so amazed on your progress! All of you too!

salmongirl
04-29-2012, 12:26 PM
I just incorporated walking into my daily routine, about 1 hour and 20 minutes at least 4 X per week, and I really see the difference in my weigh ins. I am hoping after I lose another 20-30 pounds that I can start running. I work with a lot of people that run in different marathons over the year and I would love to be able to join them in a 5K.

I definately recommend !

Tammywhiz, our stats are very similair and I was thinking about starting walking too. Do you add a protein for walking or is that just for weight training? I feel I need to do something because now that the fat is melting something has to take its place, muscle would do just fine!

LizRR
04-29-2012, 01:47 PM
LizRR - what weight lifting class do you do? Is it body pump? I'm starting back to body pump this week, 2x a week at first and will go from there.

I love working out and the amazing stress relief it is. I havent worked out the whole month I've been on IP so far, but probably at least half and have lost 22 lbs. I'm definitely looking forward to getting back in this week :)

It is Bodypump @ 24HourFitness, I took it very easy and am sore, but no surprise there! I wanted to get back to weights because I do love the workout, but put it off to give my body time to adjust to IP. I felt fine, but was pretty hungry after. Had a full restricted breakfast before and raspberry jelly snack after, Sat class is @ 8:30am, tue & thu @ 6:30pm.

Soootiff
04-29-2012, 11:34 PM
It is Bodypump @ 24HourFitness, I took it very easy and am sore, but no surprise there! I wanted to get back to weights because I do love the workout, but put it off to give my body time to adjust to IP. I felt fine, but was pretty hungry after. Had a full restricted breakfast before and raspberry jelly snack after, Sat class is @ 8:30am, tue & thu @ 6:30pm.
I'm going to body pump tomorrow - so excited to get back in it! I absolutely love at class, it was with it and running I lost 70 lbs 5 years ago. Unfortunately I gained it back, but for the last time! ;) happy body pump-ing!!

Ei8ht
04-29-2012, 11:50 PM
Well, maybe I will wait it out for another month or closer to my goal. I just feel guilty not doing it. Crazy eh, didn't worry about exercising while I was putting the pounds on, but now since I'm losing weight, i feel like doing it! lol

Wuv, I'm so amazed on your progress! All of you too!
I hear you!! The 80/20 is no joke (results via nutrition vs. exercise that is). Personally weight loss is the ultimate motivator - I *want* to take the stairs rather than the elevator.

Keep it up :]

DanafromAustin
04-30-2012, 12:06 AM
84 pounds and 50 inches lost in 32 weeks.
I started working out about month 3 of IP.
I walk 30 minutes 3x per week and I do strength training 3x per week for 45 minutes.

Tammywhiz
04-30-2012, 07:18 AM
Tammywhiz, our stats are very similair and I was thinking about starting walking too. Do you add a protein for walking or is that just for weight training? I feel I need to do something because now that the fat is melting something has to take its place, muscle would do just fine!

I did add a protein when I started the walking as I really felt I needed it. Now that I have been walking for almost 2 months, I only sometimes have a low carb shake (I am doing alternatives), 1/2 before and 1/2 after.

Momto2cs
04-30-2012, 11:34 AM
I lost while doing daily intense exercise. But, I was doing that before ip.

I believe tosca Rena's quote that it is 80% diet,10% genetics and 10% exercise. The 80 is just so much more a factor that you can't overcome it with exercise.

I exercise for stress relief and enjoyment. At my goal weight it does make a big difference in how I look. Everything is flat and firm!

Chikara
04-30-2012, 12:55 PM
I just started Phase I and on day 4 and prior to IP I was very active with circuit training, hot yoga and running. Wine was my biggest obstacle to losing weight...~sigh~ I plan to put circuit training and hot yoga on hold and just do light runs while in Phase I.

Busymomx4
04-30-2012, 01:07 PM
Lost 130lbs in 39 weeks.
No exercise but for the last 2 weeks where i started doing yoga and strenght traning, only about once a week each right now and will slowly increase. I don't add a packet but do add a bit of protein, since i usually go around 7pm, i will have about 4oz of protein before I go and have about 5-6oz with my veggies when i come back around 8:00-8:30

sugerray50
04-30-2012, 02:58 PM
I'm not one of the biggest losers - and I have to say I stalled on IP - but that seems to be an issue of mine - and not the norm. I lost the 37lbs in 4 months...but really stalled after that. I'm thinking it might be because I wasn't 'mixing up' the IP meals. I was eating only soy patties and dark choc pudding. I'm not a big juice person - so drinking fruit flavoured water (as opposed to just plain water) was really difficult for me.

I did my walking for 30 min per day - and the days that I didn't - I was doing heavy yard work - so counted that as my exercise.

I'm back on IP now - and now have a whole body vibration machine to help my muscles get stronger - and I've noticed a huge difference in the 6 weeks that I've had it. My core is stronger, my legs are stronger (I run up stairs instead of walking up them) and my recovery time after hard yard work - is none! After power raking the yard (rental machine) and then raking it up (1,000 sq ft backyard) - thought for sure I'd be laid up the next day - but I was out cutting the lawn the next day and detailing my car. My arms were tired - but I was in no way laid up like I thought I was going to be. I love my whole body vibration machine (I'm not selling them or making a profit - but if anyone is interested in them - and you're in Canada - check out the iFit machines on Ebay!).

Tammy