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JackBs Mom
05-22-2012, 01:28 PM
if this is working??
I am on day 5 and according to my homes scale I have not loss :?:
I have been following the plan …. like honestly, don't know if I slipped up at all, if I did it was honest mistakes :(


Andie0606
05-22-2012, 01:30 PM
Share with us a typical day of your meals/snacks so that we can see if you went off track somewhere.

JellyMae87
05-22-2012, 01:30 PM
Dont stress about this... You a making a hUGE adjustment in your life!!


JackBs Mom
05-22-2012, 01:33 PM
So this is one day ….
Breakfast - IP Omlet with Sea Salt
Lunch - 2 cups of celery with WF ranch dip and a IP shake mixed with black coffee
Dinner - Grilled Chicken Breast with WF sauce, cup of broc & cup of mushrooms with Olive Oil
Snack - IP Carmel Nut Bar
Plus 64ozs of water, 2 Multi Vita, 1 Calcium, and 4 Cal Mag

JellyMae87
05-22-2012, 01:35 PM
Well it looks like you are getting what is needed... Nut I would say that you should up your water... I always aim for at LEaST 100oz

JackBs Mom
05-22-2012, 01:38 PM
The first two days I had a headache and that has gone away so I am assuming my body is doing its thing but it's discouraging to not be down at all yet … even with WW I would have been down by now, and this is WAY more regimented!

purple sky
05-22-2012, 01:38 PM
Do you feel bloated? It was about 4 days before anything happened on the scale for me.

JackBs Mom
05-22-2012, 01:39 PM
Not bloated at all!
Feeling great, a little hungry between breakfast & lunch but that's it!

Andie0606
05-22-2012, 01:46 PM
Try to be patient and give it time. I agree with upping the water. I think I've read that the water flushes out the fat. Is everything "normal" in the, ahem, regularity dept.?

Andie0606
05-22-2012, 01:48 PM
Also, I'm not sure about this, but years ago at a WW meeting someone said that celery is naturally salty, so you may want to cut back on that and add in another veggie. Are you eating any Romaine lettuce? I have my best weeks when I eat Romaine every day.

JackBs Mom
05-22-2012, 01:50 PM
No issues in the regularity department, haha .. actually no change at all.
Trying to be patient…
And, I just looked through my journal and 4 out of 5 days I drank 80oz of water … the day I listed below was day 2 and I drank 64.

JackBs Mom
05-22-2012, 01:51 PM
Is lettuce part of your 4 cups (wasnt sure cause its unlimited too)

JackBs Mom
05-22-2012, 01:59 PM
Andie - my coach told me that Celery is unlimited

dietpartner
05-22-2012, 02:23 PM
Don't give up!! How were you eating before this plan? Are you exercising more or less? Are your clothes fitting any different? Even when I was green juice fasting I had days where I would not lose and was baffled. I was told so many theories I wont bore you with them! My only thoughts would be to change up your menu - if you are eating beef, try fish, change your vegetables - if one works for one client they tend to give everyone the same advice. I know I can not take in too many bars over a week or I stall. The things I have read and the testimonials I have seen assure me that this is a great program. I believe you will see success!!

paulimapi
05-22-2012, 02:29 PM
Wait till the end of the week to weigh yourself!

Andie0606
05-22-2012, 03:31 PM
Is lettuce part of your 4 cups (wasnt sure cause its unlimited too)

No, lettuce is in addition to the 4 cups. Many coaches have told their IPers that celery and cucumbers are unlimited, but as has been pointed out a few times, they do contain calories and carbs. (I don't know the numbers off the top of my head...LizRR, are you there?) The most recent Phase 1 protocal sheet that I have (March of this year) still has only lettuce as unlimited. Not trying to correct your coach, but some coaches are better than others.

JackBs Mom
05-22-2012, 04:33 PM
Thanks everyone!
I am about to make lunch - question, the package that says "soy paddy" - is that an omelet? Is it restricted?

dietpartner
05-22-2012, 05:18 PM
I just found a great resource for you where Dr. Tran answers your question!
http://www.trantiendiet.com/site/spip.php?article184
he basically says it is not possible to NOT lose weight::))

JackBs Mom
05-22-2012, 05:27 PM
Thanks dietpartner!!!!!!

LizRR
05-22-2012, 11:34 PM
No, lettuce is in addition to the 4 cups. Many coaches have told their IPers that celery and cucumbers are unlimited, but as has been pointed out a few times, they do contain calories and carbs. (I don't know the numbers off the top of my head...LizRR, are you there?) The most recent Phase 1 protocal sheet that I have (March of this year) still has only lettuce as unlimited. Not trying to correct your coach, but some coaches are better than

Here's a c&p from an old "carbs in veggies" thread for those interested.

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/257464-carb-value-veggies.html

Asparagus (1c, 134g) 5 carb - 3 fiber = 2 net carbs (3g sugars)
Broccoli (1c, 91g) 6 carb - 2 fiber = 4 net carbs (2g sugars)
Brussel Sprouts (1c, 88g) 8 carb - 3 fiber = 5 net carbs (2g sugars)
Cauliflower (1c, 130g) 6 carb - 2 fiber = 4 net carbs (2g sugars)
Cabbage, green (1c, 89g) 5 carb - 2 fiber = 3 net carbs (3g sugars)
Celery (1c, 100g) 3 carb - 2 fiber = 1 net carb (2g sugars)
Cucumber w/peel (1c, 133g) 3 carb - 1 fiber = 2 net carbs (1g sugars)
Green beans, cooked (1c, 125g) 10 carb - 4 fiber = 6 net carbs (2g sugars)
Kale, fresh (100g) 10 carb - 2 fiber = 8 net carbs (0 sugars)
Mushroom, portabella (100 g) 5 carb - 2 fiber = 3 net carbs (2g sugars)
Mushroom, white (1c, 70g) 2 carb - 1 fiber = 1 net carb (1g sugars)
Onion, raw (1c, 160g) 15 carb - 3 fiber = 12 net carbs (7g sugars)
Red bell pepper (1c, 149g) 9 carb - 3 fiber = 6 net carbs (6g sugars)
Rhubarb (1c, 122g) 6 carb - 2 fiber = 4 net carbs (1g sugars)
Rutabagas (1c, 140g) 11 carb - 4 fiber = 7 net carbs (8g sugars)
Sauerkraut (1c, 142g) 7 carb - 4 fiber = 3 net carbs (3g sugars)
Snowpeas (1c chopped, 100g) 7 carb - 3 fiber = 4 net carbs (4g sugars)
Summer Squash (yellow/zucchini) (1c, 110g) 4 carb - 1 fiber = 3 net carbs (2g sugars)
Turnips (1c, 140g) 8 carb - 2 fiber = 6 net carbs (5g sugars)