Ideal Protein Diet - So has anyone found a "legal" fruit juice we can drink?




jmuroff1
06-25-2012, 12:34 AM
That's what I really miss is my fruit juices. If anyone has found one that is acceptable in phase one please share :-D


wuv2bloved
06-25-2012, 12:37 AM
NO fruit juices allowed!

Porthardygurl
06-25-2012, 12:41 AM
I think that is the point of having the packet juices like the orange one... Also..i doubt you will find a "fruit" juice that is legal..however..you could take rubarb and juice it and add a little splenda and drink it like a juice??? Just a thought?


LizRR
06-25-2012, 12:42 AM
Maybe try a squirt of Mio with water if you need something to help your 'juice tooth'.

Longhorn Energy
06-25-2012, 12:49 AM
Water with tons of fresh lemon...

joysh
06-25-2012, 12:56 AM
I enjoy the fruit-type IP drinks. I usually have the pineapple-banana or the piņa colada for breakfast and it fulfills my morning craving for fruit.

explore
06-25-2012, 06:55 AM
I love the mango drink.

Daisy25
06-25-2012, 10:00 AM
Just remember: you just can't have it right now. I never tell myself "no, absolutely not!" I say to myself, "Not right now. I can have it later." And one day, faster than I realize, "later" will already be here.

kikig3
06-25-2012, 10:09 AM
My coach said the Mio has a tendency to slow some people's weight loss because they use it too much. I let myself have one packet of Crystal Light each day if I need to get over the water hump. My coach said those were okay. I also put some fresh lemon and mint in the other day and it was wonderful! Added a little something extra. I also like the fruit drinks as it curbs my craving of fruit that day.

usmcvet
06-25-2012, 11:15 AM
Powerade zero is a nice treat I have a few times a week. Especially when I bring the kids for an ice cream at the corner store. I have a fruit punch or grape power aide zero. It is 0/0/0/ so good to go.

Kaypix
06-25-2012, 12:01 PM
I say go for the powdered drinks that are made by the company. I know bariwise makes some good ones that I'll be switching to once I get paid-ed-ed!

kaplods
06-25-2012, 12:01 PM
Not on IP, so I'm not 100% sure my suggestions are legal, so you'll have to read labels to be sure, but I've found a few drink mixes that do a much better job of impersonating juice flavors.

Most drink mixes are sweetened with aspartame, but more and more are beeing sweetened with sucralose (such as Slenda) or stevia (such as Truvia). Read the labels to see if the ingredients are IP approved. Also be aware that occasionally you'll find a drink mix sweetened with a sugar alcohol (such as xylitol, sorbitol, any of the other -ols). Some of the sugar alcohols do contain more carbs/calories than others (usually 0 - 2 cals per gram). Also some of them are half as sweet as sugar, and half calorie/carb (so you're not really "saving" anything by using them) - so use google to to double check the calories/carbs in the sweeteners you see listed.


Some of the orange flavored drink mixes (usually aspartame sweetened), I like quite a lot - though they imitate "Sunny D" and other orange "drinks" more than juice.

The Walmart Great Value cranberry flavor is very good, as is the apple. The Great Value apple tastes much more like real juice/cider than Crystal Light's appletini which has more of a green apple candy (Jolly Rancher) flavor.

I think the peach flavor resembles juice nicely.

Target has a pear/apple that is very good (I've only seen it in the single-serve package).

I've also discovered that the drink mixes taste much more like juice if you mix with more water than directed. Also, if you make the drink mix with just a little more water every time you make it, you can slowly decrease your sweet tooth and use of artificial sweeteners (if you want to).

For most flavors I now use about half the water called for, if I add tea bags to the pitcher (to make a flavored refrigerator tea). If I'm not adding tea bags, then I usually use 3 quarts of water to one package designed to make 2 quarts (depending on the flavor. There are some flavors I like full-strength such as lemonade).

You'll have to ask your coach (if you have one) which sweeteners/drink mixes you are allowed and how much.

Another beverage you might try that probably would be "legal" is unsweetened jamaica (hibiscus flower). I'm NOT talking about the sweetened drink mix, I mean the actual dried flowers. They're available in Latino/Mexican markets and in many grocery stores in the ethnic foods aisle.

You simmer the flowers in hot water (often there's a recipe on the bag, and if not, there are many online - just don't add the sugar called for). I simmer for a longer time, and do not add any sugar.

The unsweetened liquid (no calories, no carbs, no caffeine) that results tastes like a cross between tea and unsweetened cranberry juice. It's quite tart.

Hubby loves it unsweetened. I add a little sweetener (if you add sweetener make sure it fits in your plan).

wuv2bloved
06-25-2012, 12:11 PM
Cucumber lemon drink
Have a few too many cocktails last weekend? Feeling a little bloated or uncomfortable in your clothes? Try this immunity boosting, anti-inflammatory drink that will fill you up, flush your system and make you feel better in no time. Make a big pitcher of this, run yourself a hot bath and relax you will be feeling better in no time.
Makes a Pitcher-
1/2 Lemon thinly sliced
1/4 Cucumber thinly sliced- save 2 slices to place on your eyes
Ice
Water
In a large pitcher add the lemon and cucumber, then the ice and then water. Let sit in the fridge for a few minutes before serving. Pour into a large wine glass, put your feet up and relax. Once the water is down to only 1/4 full refill with water. You can do this several times, keep in the fridge.
The cucumber acts as an anti-inflammatory and the lemons boost immunity. Once you are done with your bath pop in your favorite Yoga DVD, you will be feeling back to yourself in no time.

jmuroff1
06-25-2012, 12:25 PM
OMG WUV! I love this idea!!!!!! :hug:


Cucumber lemon drink
Have a few too many cocktails last weekend? Feeling a little bloated or uncomfortable in your clothes? Try this immunity boosting, anti-inflammatory drink that will fill you up, flush your system and make you feel better in no time. Make a big pitcher of this, run yourself a hot bath and relax you will be feeling better in no time.
Makes a Pitcher-
1/2 Lemon thinly sliced
1/4 Cucumber thinly sliced- save 2 slices to place on your eyes
Ice
Water
In a large pitcher add the lemon and cucumber, then the ice and then water. Let sit in the fridge for a few minutes before serving. Pour into a large wine glass, put your feet up and relax. Once the water is down to only 1/4 full refill with water. You can do this several times, keep in the fridge.
The cucumber acts as an anti-inflammatory and the lemons boost immunity. Once you are done with your bath pop in your favorite Yoga DVD, you will be feeling back to yourself in no time.

Barb2012
06-25-2012, 03:42 PM
I've been drinking old fashioned Kool Aid this week (week one) - the unsweetened packets. I add stevia and it's delicious. So far the black cherry is the best which is wonderful over ice in the blender. It's tart and reminds me of shaved ice.

I'll meet with my coach this week for the first time. My initial meeting was with my doctor. I'm hoping Kool Aid is okay, I was a little unsure because of the acidity. But I've looked everywhere and can't find any indication it wouldn't be allowed.

Longhorn Energy
06-25-2012, 05:51 PM
I've been drinking old fashioned Kool Aid this week (week one) - the unsweetened packets. I add stevia and it's delicious. So far the black cherry is the best which is wonderful over ice in the blender. It's tart and reminds me of shaved ice.

I'll meet with my coach this week for the first time. My initial meeting was with my doctor. I'm hoping Kool Aid is okay, I was a little unsure because of the acidity. But I've looked everywhere and can't find any indication it wouldn't be allowed.

It 'seems' ok, but Im sure no expert...Would love to hear what others think.

Here is the list of ingredients...

Nutrition Information for All Kool-Aid Unsweetened Drink Mixes

The various unsweetened Kool-Aid sugar free powdered drink mixes have virtually the same nutritional information listed on the 2-quart envelopes with only a small variance in sodium between flavors. Each 1g serving of powdered unsweetened Kool-Aid mix (8oz. prepared) has the following nutritional values:

Calories: 0
Sodium: 5 to 15mg
Sugars: 0g
Carbohydrates: 0g
Total Fat: 0g
Vitamin C: 10% USRDA


Ingredients of All Kool-Aid Unsweetened Drink Mixes

The consolidated list of ingredients common to all unsweetened Kool-Aid powdered drink mixes is below, along with any additional ingredients that are specific to only some of the flavors:

Citric acid, Calcium Phosphate, Salt, Maltodextrin (dietetically insignificant and found only in Grape, Orange, Pink Lemonade, Lemonade and Soarin' Strawberry -Lemonade flavors), Natural and/or artificial flavors, Lemon juice solids (found only in Lemonade and Pink Lemonade), Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), Artificial colorings depending on product (for example, Red 40, Red 40 Lake, Blue 1, or Yellow 5), BHA (antioxidant freshness preservative found only in Tropical Punch, Orange, Pink Lemonade, Lemonade and Soarin' Strawberry -Lemonade flavors).

jmuroff1
06-25-2012, 05:57 PM
hmmm that's interesting....

Longhorn Energy
06-25-2012, 06:10 PM
hmmm that's interesting....

Haha....thats exactly what I said....I feel I have read almost every thread on this dang board looking for an alternative to water, but I honestly havent seen Kool-aid listed anywhere as an ok option....

But looking at the ingredients, I am not seeing the normal stuff that would make it not ok

jmuroff1
06-25-2012, 06:23 PM
If I can have that I can drink a whole lot more!! That's what i miss most....my juices lol


Haha....thats exactly what I said....I feel I have read almost every thread on this dang board looking for an alternative to water, but I honestly havent seen Kool-aid listed anywhere as an ok option....

But looking at the ingredients, I am not seeing the normal stuff that would make it not ok

wuv2bloved
06-25-2012, 06:25 PM
I drink the kool-aid :)

Longhorn Energy
06-25-2012, 06:27 PM
I drink the kool-aid :)

Well, youve been holding out on me then bwahahaha...I have a listening problem according to my wife, but honestly this is the first I have ever heard of kool-aid...

hmmm, interesting....

wuv2bloved
06-25-2012, 06:30 PM
Well, youve been holding out on me then bwahahaha...I have a listening problem according to my wife, but honestly this is the first I have ever heard of kool-aid...

hmmm, interesting....

OOPS.....lol....I do the individual packets of the crystal light sometimes, make a pitcher of kool-aid, have tea, put lemon or lime juice, just to give it a little flavor :)

jmuroff1
06-25-2012, 06:44 PM
Im So Doing That Tonight!!!!!

kiki4me
06-26-2012, 02:01 AM
Isn't the lemon a no-no?? I'm worried about the juice of that so usually bypass that!

I just found the Torani sugar-free syrup (s/f raspberry and s/f strawberry)used for coffee and have lately been using a few squirts of that with decaf green tea and make it into an iced tea drink...It's been yummy! I can even have the caffeinated version in the morning at the local coffee bar! I've also put a squirt of s/f peppermint in it too! I'm having a ball with it!

These are sweetened with Splenda - so it's a bonus. Found a generic version at Sam's Club of the Caramel. The raspberry had to be purchased from the coffee shop since I couldn't find it...but I see that Amazon has 6-bottle sampler of the s/f which I would have purchased if I saw it first! BTW, I love adding the s/f caramel to my IP vanilla drink with a sprinkle of cinnamon....yummo! :)

Longhorn Energy
06-26-2012, 02:17 AM
Lemon is listed on the P1 sheet as a seasoning...i use tons of it

kiki4me
06-26-2012, 02:22 AM
Lemon is listed on the P1 sheet as a seasoning...i use tons of it

How did I miss that??? Awesome! I wince when I walk past those lemons in the grocery store... Now I can get some! Love 'em! Thanks!:carrot:

dizzyjean
06-26-2012, 08:43 AM
Cucumber lemon drink
Have a few too many cocktails last weekend? Feeling a little bloated or uncomfortable in your clothes? Try this immunity boosting, anti-inflammatory drink that will fill you up, flush your system and make you feel better in no time. Make a big pitcher of this, run yourself a hot bath and relax you will be feeling better in no time.
Makes a Pitcher-
1/2 Lemon thinly sliced
1/4 Cucumber thinly sliced- save 2 slices to place on your eyes
Ice
Water
In a large pitcher add the lemon and cucumber, then the ice and then water. Let sit in the fridge for a few minutes before serving. Pour into a large wine glass, put your feet up and relax. Once the water is down to only 1/4 full refill with water. You can do this several times, keep in the fridge.
The cucumber acts as an anti-inflammatory and the lemons boost immunity. Once you are done with your bath pop in your favorite Yoga DVD, you will be feeling back to yourself in no time.

Wuv,

I'm going to try this tonight! Thanks for reprinting the recipe. I had seen it before, but then forgot about it. Great advice. You have come a long way, baby! You are an inspiration! I'm loving this diet(most of the time):)

rainbowsmiles
06-26-2012, 08:59 AM
i like the torani SF syrups too and make a lovely refreshing drink....

raspberry ginger mint julep!!

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7269/7436061948_ab8896e72d.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7436061948/)

i blend 1 cup ice, 1 cup water,
1 tbsp torani raspberry syrup
(sometimes coconut, peach or strawberry),
tons of different torani SF flavors!!....
1 tsp of the gourmet ginger in the tube
and 1 fresh mint leaf in the blender...
and its nice and refreshing!!! quick and easy.