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Lynnie63
05-12-2012, 11:24 AM
Did anyone watch the episode last night on loosing weight, scams, celebrirty endorsements and the feeding tube diet? I'm at work and watching / listening to it while I work.

There's a segment talking about a doctor who will put a feeding tube into your stomach and it feeds you 800 calories a day for 10 days and puts you into ketosis. I'd so much rather eat IP meals and learn how to eat right! Plus, who wants to walk around like that!

I'm glad I found IP, because I've fallen for some of the things that they are talking about on the show, and this site tells me that IP really does work (unless you all are just paid by IP to pretend you're successful on this protocol:dizzy:).

Watch it, it's interesting and makes me want to make this protocol work more than ever.


Momto2cs
05-12-2012, 12:00 PM
Ha ha. I'm not being paid! Ip is great!
A feeding tube is not....it just seems so extreme.

DanafromAustin
05-12-2012, 12:27 PM
Yes, I really haven't lost 86 lbs. I'm actually still this fat lady sitting at my computer all day just saying how great IP is (:lol: LOL ).

Seriously though, I'm sorry I didn't catch the show last night. I've done so many of the diets out there, and the only ones that really worked before trying IP was Atkins. I found low carb is the way to lose weight and really turn it into a way of life for me. However even with Atkins I never lost what I've lost with IP, nor was I able to stick with it like I have IP. The company doesn't lie when it says this is your last diet. It truthfully doesn't get better than this.:)


Lynnie63
05-12-2012, 12:43 PM
I watched it on ABC TV's website, just Google it and it's there.

This protocol has already (in my 6th week) changed my habits. After work DM & DS and I are gong to the shore (Conn.) and not eating lunch until around 2, so right now I'm eating romaine and a couple of egg whites so I wont be starving. Planning ahead, what a concept.

ProteinGal
05-12-2012, 01:16 PM
I'm glad I found IP

Didn't see the show but read about the tubing feed. I guess people are that desperate! Glad I found IP too, I love this plan!!! :high:

You know there is so many commercials on other diet plans, I wonder why IP doesn't have a commercial?

Longhorn Energy
05-12-2012, 01:25 PM
In our area IP doesn't advertise at all. Seems strange for a program with so much success. In fact i have never seen an IP ad anywhere. Wonder why?

Teden
05-12-2012, 03:47 PM
In our area IP doesn't advertise at all. Seems strange for a program with so much success. In fact i have never seen an IP ad anywhere. Wonder why?

I have been wondering the same thing too...

New Englander
05-12-2012, 03:54 PM
I'm glad I found IP, because I've fallen for some of the things that they are talking about on the show, and this site tells me that IP really does work (unless you all are just paid by IP to pretend you're successful on this protocol:dizzy:).

LOL!!!

I get two free IP packets per day to post positive comments about IP...

Just kidding...I only get one!!! ;)

sunshinered
05-12-2012, 05:35 PM
Did anyone watch the episode last night on loosing weight, scams, celebrirty endorsements and the feeding tube diet? I'm at work and watching / listening to it while I work.

There's a segment talking about a doctor who will put a feeding tube into your stomach and it feeds you 800 calories a day for 10 days and puts you into ketosis. I'd so much rather eat IP meals and learn how to eat right! Plus, who wants to walk around like that!

I'm glad I found IP, because I've fallen for some of the things that they are talking about on the show, and this site tells me that IP really does work (unless you all are just paid by IP to pretend you're successful on this protocol:dizzy:).

Watch it, it's interesting and makes me want to make this protocol work more than ever.

I saw it. First time I've turned on the TV in weeks and of course since I'm dieting...

Oh my, the feeding tube thing seems outrageous to me. Who would want to walk around with that on their face all day. People would ask you, "what the heck?"

And to carry the food with you everywhere. A little too wierd for me. I am so glad we found IP. It seems so easy to me. I did a google search and can't find any long term testimonials. You know, people who did IP two years ago and still kept the weight off. That's what I'd like to see.

Thanks for posting this subject line. Good discussion. It's so sad to me that people are dying to be thin, literally. I had a friend who weighed 200lbs so she went to Mexico for the lapband surgery. She looks great now in bikini photos and tried to encourage me to do the same. I explained my concerns about the risks of surgery. She told me she'd rather die than be fat. Not me!

ferrousgal
05-12-2012, 06:18 PM
I just saw the cover of Woman's World or something like that where it's suggesting that 2 days of doing low carb dieting is not only enough for a woman to lose 8 lbs (um, like who, the woman who is 500 lbs???) but that all you have to do is be low carb for 2 days a week consistently and be losing 216% more than people doing nonstop diet plans. Really? Yeah right. :rolleyes: LOL.

JKfromIL
05-12-2012, 06:22 PM
IP is great! I have been on it since 11/1 and As of today I have officially loost 85 lbs and I am soooo close to being under 200 lbs for the first time since high school.(I hope to make it these next week:). I never dreamed that I would get down to this weight without cheating once.

sunshinered
05-12-2012, 06:45 PM
IP is great! I have been on it since 11/1 and As of today I have officially loost 85 lbs and I am soooo close to being under 200 lbs for the first time since high school.(I hope to make it these next week:). I never dreamed that I would get down to this weight without cheating once.

Congratulations!! That is fabulous and so exciting! You must feel terrific!
Nice job!:carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot:

JKfromIL
05-12-2012, 06:54 PM
Congratulations!! That is fabulous and so exciting! You must feel terrific!
Nice job!:carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot:

Thanks! 7 mos ago I never thought I would make it this far. But once you get in the swing of things it gets easier. I used to read posts of people under 200 lbs and think.... It would take so long to get there... But, now I am almost there :)

sunshinered
05-12-2012, 07:06 PM
Thanks! 7 mos ago I never thought I would make it this far. But once you get in the swing of things it gets easier. I used to read posts of people under 200 lbs and think.... It would take so long to get there... But, now I am almost there :)


Yeah it actually sounds like you lost it pretty fast. Incredible.

Cole3
05-12-2012, 08:04 PM
LOL I saw that last night with my 10 year old. Funnniest thing is that at one point they were talking about Weight Watchers. And she looked at me and says I don't know why they aren't talking about your diet its way better .... I mean how long have you been doing it ... and how much have you lost? And how long did you do Weight watchers (forever) and how much did you lose (pretty much nothing). She is my biggest cheerleader lately ... but those weight watcher commercials make her mad every time.

usmcvet
05-12-2012, 08:18 PM
Yes, I really haven't lost 86 lbs. I'm actually still this fat lady sitting at my computer all day just saying how great IP is (:lol: LOL ).

Curvy maybe. You left "fat" behind 86 pounds ago! :carrot:

usmcvet
05-12-2012, 08:21 PM
I have been wondering the same thing too...

I would say word of mouth is their best advertising. I would not have gone to a meeting if I'd not seen my friend and talked to him. How the heck can the advertise like that. I'm skeptical by nature, been a cop too long. But this really works and I saw it in my friend and now my friends are seeing it in me. I tell a few people a day what "I am doing" and where they can get info.

My boss still hasn't noticed. I can't wait until it comes up I hope I am closer to 100#'s lost when it comes up, if it does.
:dizzy:

usmcvet
05-12-2012, 08:28 PM
IP is great! I have been on it since 11/1 and As of today I have officially loost 85 lbs and I am soooo close to being under 200 lbs for the first time since high school.(I hope to make it these next week:). I never dreamed that I would get down to this weight without cheating once.

That is SOOO exciting. I hope to leave the 400's behind with my WI Thursday. I can not wait to get back into the 200's it will be Awesome. Great work, keep it up.


LOL I saw that last night with my 10 year old. Funnniest thing is that at one point they were talking about Weight Watchers. And she looked at me and says I don't know why they aren't talking about your diet its way better .... I mean how long have you been doing it ... and how much have you lost? And how long did you do Weight watchers (forever) and how much did you lose (pretty much nothing). She is my biggest cheerleader lately ... but those weight watcher commercials make her mad every time.

That sounds like a great commercial right there. My 9 year old is my best cheerleader too. He and my friends on 3fc and FB along with my coaches have been great. The way I am feeling is the best motivator. Something simple like taking the kids to the mall today would have been very painful a few months ago. Then we got to the check out counter and I forgot my wallet in the truck and we went out to get it and came right back in. I know it sounds like nothing but that was a huger NSV for me. I would not have done it 6 weeks ago.

LizRR
05-12-2012, 08:47 PM
I posted about this once before - my mom had gastric bypass a few years ago and nearly died from surgery complications. Ever since she has had vitamin absorbtion problems, hair loss, tooth decay/loss, and has gained back over half the weight she lost..300 - 175 - 240. She has said in hindsight she would not have had the procedure done. Her sister had lapband surgery and gained back all the weight and then some. There are no quick fixes, one of the great benefits of IP is recognizing my food habits and 'relearning to eat,. I am definitely not suffering on this "diet", and I am loving the results too!

IP is great! I have been on it since 11/1 and As of today I have officially loost 85 lbs and I am soooo close to being under 200 lbs for the first time since high school.(I hope to make it these next week:). I never dreamed that I would get down to this weight without cheating once.

Thanks! 7 mos ago I never thought I would make it this far. But once you get in the swing of things it gets easier. I used to read posts of people under 200 lbs and think.... It would take so long to get there... But, now I am almost there :)

Congratulations! That is so inspiring! I am also amazed at how I haven't cheated, its only been 10 weeks for me. 7 months down...you got this! I love IP!

ferrousgal
05-12-2012, 10:39 PM
LOL I saw that last night with my 10 year old. Funnniest thing is that at one point they were talking about Weight Watchers. And she looked at me and says I don't know why they aren't talking about your diet its way better .... I mean how long have you been doing it ... and how much have you lost? And how long did you do Weight watchers (forever) and how much did you lose (pretty much nothing). She is my biggest cheerleader lately ... but those weight watcher commercials make her mad every time.

WW did nothing for me either. So I have 22 points to eat or something. It's still easy to eat things that my genetic blood chemistry simply isn't designed to handle well and easily fit within the 22 points or whatever. I'd end up eating slices of cheese or similar at the end of the evening to get that last 5 points.

shathom
05-13-2012, 12:17 AM
I saw the end of that program, did I hear them right when they said she was going to gain all the weight back that she had lost? And she did it anyway???

I am glad I found IP, and I have not had any complaints about following the protocol, however I too have had problems with the big C. I bouht Novilax at the center and have taken 2 at night and one in the morning (last 3 nights) and still am having a problem....

I've upped my water intake to see if that will help.

For all the moms out there, Happy Mother's Day tomorrow! Here's hoping we all have an OP Sunday :genie:

lila26
05-14-2012, 12:21 AM
I love IP! I've had so many people whom I haven't seen for a while come up to me and say "Wow! You've lost weight!". Or "You look so pretty! Have you lost weight?". I'm trying to do this just for me but the extra unsolicited encouragement and feedback was so surprising it almost made me cry! I can't believe it.

zabou69
05-14-2012, 12:37 AM
Is IP in Canada or just in the U.S? Is it a diet plan where you eat their food or your own? Tried looking it up on the net but dont really get it for some reason. Can someone explain pls. I know it is mostly protein but what else is there to this diet as it does seem very interesting.

sekc14
05-14-2012, 08:02 AM
... My boss still hasn't noticed. I can't wait until it comes up I hope I am closer to 100#'s lost when it comes up, if it does.
:dizzy:

You're almost there, usmcvet!! You're doing great!

WW did nothing for me either. So I have 22 points to eat or something. It's still easy to eat things that my genetic blood chemistry simply isn't designed to handle well and easily fit within the 22 points or whatever. I'd end up eating slices of cheese or similar at the end of the evening to get that last 5 points.

I would fall prey to the 100 calorie pack myth. Sure, it's only 100 calories of empty, non-nutitritous CARBOHYDRATES, which make me even hungrier than before. Then I can't resist eating another pack and 'somehow' it becomes difficult to stay within allotted points. Notice how WW is owned by General Mills? No conflict of interest there, right??

I love IP! I've had so many people whom I haven't seen for a while come up to me and say "Wow! You've lost weight!". Or "You look so pretty! Have you lost weight?". I'm trying to do this just for me but the extra unsolicited encouragement and feedback was so surprising it almost made me cry! I can't believe it.

That is fantastic!! Plus, being able to shop for cuter/smaller clothes and breezing up a flight of stairs as though your years younger!! --That's the best part for me!!

dizzyjean
05-14-2012, 12:34 PM
You all are the mots encouraging bunch! IP is a good diet, and soooo much beter than having a feeding tube in your nose. Ick!

LizRR
05-14-2012, 12:49 PM
Is IP in Canada or just in the U.S? Is it a diet plan where you eat their food or your own? Tried looking it up on the net but dont really get it for some reason. Can someone explain pls. I know it is mostly protein but what else is there to this diet as it does seem very interesting.

It is in both Canada and the US. It consists of 4 Phases, Phase 1 being the most restrictive you stay on until 90% of your weight loss goal is met. On Phase 1 you eat 3 IP products/day, 4 cups veggies/day, 8oz protein/day over 4 meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack) along with a series of nutritional supplements (potassium, multivitamin, & calcium), sea salt, and 2tsp EVOO, and you are allowed anything '0calories/0fat/0carbs' (Walden Farms, Splenda/Stevia - NO aspartame, Miracle Noodles). You eventually Phase Out by replacing IP meals with your own food until you reach goal and are in maintenance. I can't speak for the other Phases as I am still in Phase 1. The IP foods are $28/box of 7 packets/box, and you need at least 3 boxes/week. There are also alternatives you can use to save money (there is an Alternatives thread on that). It is low carb, low fat, low calorie, no alcohol. The idea is to rest your pancreas and kick you off the carb monster roller coaster.

Longhorn Energy
05-14-2012, 02:40 PM
I would say word of mouth is their best advertising. I would not have gone to a meeting if I'd not seen my friend and talked to him. How the heck can the advertise like that. I'm skeptical by nature, been a cop too long. But this really works and I saw it in my friend and now my friends are seeing it in me. I tell a few people a day what "I am doing" and where they can get info.

My boss still hasn't noticed. I can't wait until it comes up I hope I am closer to 100#'s lost when it comes up, if it does.
:dizzy:

I have to agree, I have a friend that recently lost 55# and looks great, and works out of town like I do, so I had to ask what he was doing...(men dont do this lol), but I had to. If it had not been for the info and recommendation from him, I likely would not have pursued it.

Trinique125
05-15-2012, 01:04 AM
WW did nothing for me either. So I have 22 points to eat or something. It's still easy to eat things that my genetic blood chemistry simply isn't designed to handle well and easily fit within the 22 points or whatever. I'd end up eating slices of cheese or similar at the end of the evening to get that last 5 points.

I did WW and lost 30 plus lbs and kept it off, I believe the program works for some but IP will help you lose the last few lbs and lose it relatively fast.

When I did WW I was NEVER constipated, I ate whole grains and fruits and veggies and went consistently. Being irregular on IP isn't healthy. So I give WW kudos for keeping people from developing hemroids and other related illnesses as a result of being constipated

usmcvet
05-15-2012, 12:03 PM
I have to agree, I have a friend that recently lost 55# and looks great, and works out of town like I do, so I had to ask what he was doing...(men dont do this lol), but I had to. If it had not been for the info and recommendation from him, I likely would not have pursued it.

It is more powerful when it is someone you know personally.

MustangMolly
05-15-2012, 12:15 PM
I have wondered why they don't advertise IP. The only reason I learned about is because someone on Facebook asked if anyone had heard of the Ideal Protein diet. I had not so I googled it and that lead me to the IP website and then to my local provider. I am grateful for the program and wish I could afford to pay for it for several of my family members.

Samba
05-15-2012, 03:15 PM
I don't know the why in the not advertising. Perhaps to not appear to be like so many of the other plans that prey on people's desperation and take their money. Anyway, I was told IP does not advertise and relies on word of mouth mostly.

enr20707
05-20-2012, 12:07 PM
If I could get the money back i spent on weight watchers through the years, I might be rich today!