Ideal Protein Diet - Had My Weigh In and have Questions




cathomp31
06-29-2012, 02:38 AM
I had my Weigh in and lost 5 lbs.. So I'm pretty Happy with that..

I had some question's and I'm getting NO NO NO..

I have been reading Thread after Thread her on the Forum and So I just going to ask the same question here..

Can you Use DaVinci Sugar Free Syrups.. I was told "NO"

Can you Use Unsweetened Kool-Aid.. I was told "NO"

I have read here on the From that DaVinci and Kool-Aid are IP Friendy..

It's not that I want to use these everyday, just something that I can have on hand if the desire happens...

And I understand that Foods need to be aspartame free and made with either Splenda or Stevia..

Thank You


Longhorn Energy
06-29-2012, 03:11 AM
I dont know anything about the syrup, but sugar free koolaid is a no...however, unsweetened koolaid is ok. You can sweeten with stevia. The sugar free is loaded with aspartame.

Longhorn Energy
06-29-2012, 03:12 AM
Oh, and super WI, sorry meant to add that lol. 5# is great!


cathomp31
06-29-2012, 03:35 AM
I dont know anything about the syrup, but sugar free koolaid is a no...however, unsweetened koolaid is ok. You can sweeten with stevia. The sugar free is loaded with aspartame.

I meant the Unsweetened.. What was I thinking...lol:)

cathomp31
06-29-2012, 03:36 AM
Oh, and super WI, sorry meant to add that lol. 5# is great!

Thank You...

bigpassport
06-29-2012, 10:42 AM
IMHO the fewer extras you use, the better. A little Splenda now and then probably isn't going to stall your weight loss, but if you can do without it (and you CAN) why toy with the tried and true IP program.

LizRR
06-29-2012, 11:18 AM
My coach advised me to have 6 or less "0/0/0 extras" a day. That includes Splenda, Stevia, WF, Miracle Noodles, Mio (Sucralose, aka Splenda), etc. Remember that just because something says "0 calories, 0 carbs" always assume it has 4 calories and 0.999999g carbs (that's what the FDA allows manufacturers to squeak by with and be called "zero", the only true absolutely zero item in IP is plain water).

It's good you know to avoid aspartame - most coaches allow Stevia and Splenda products. As for the kool aid, I know several folks have used it in some recipes, but not sure if it has ever been specifically cleared or denied by any particular coach, I c&p'd the nutritional info and ingredients for 1 type. The only thing I can really see fishy is the maltodextrin in the ingredient list, which may bring up the hidden calorie count to above 'true zero'? But again, even 1 Splenda packet has 4 calories and 0.9g carbs and a lot of coaches allow that (in moderation).

You should talk with your coach again and ask her WHY it's not allowed. That's the one thing I really like about my clinic, they not only give you the answer - they give you the solid reasoning behind it. Stick around long enough and you will see that a lot of coaches give differing advice based on 'personal opinion' more on fact.

KOOL-AID POWDERED - SOFT DRINK MIX - PEACH MANGO UNSWEETENED
Serving Size 1g
Servings per Container about 8
Calories 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Sodium 30mg
Total Carbohydrate 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 10%
Ingredients: CITRIC ACID, MALTODEXTRIN, SALT, CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C), NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, ARTIFICIAL COLOR, YELLOW 5, YELLOW 6, RED 40.
Size: 0.14 OZ

Oh, and I definitely have read that a lot of folks use the Davinci syrups that contain Sucralose with their coaches permission. My coach stressed to always check the labels and make sure it is not sweetened with aspartame, because some are and some aren't. And like bigpassport mentioned, if you can get by on fewer extras even better - although they can help expand the flavor profile on many items always be suspicious and log everything you eat! Some folks have a sensitivity and others have noted cravings being 'triggered' - just keep note and accountable.

alyssa80ryan
06-29-2012, 11:50 AM
I agree with LizRR and bigpassport. I'm really trying not to even do the little "cheats" for as long as I can cause I know this is for the long term and I want the cravings to disappear. I want to enjoy the taste of veggies and water. With that said, I can't live without my MIO (at least 3x/day). My coach said as long as MIO water is half or less of my other water, it should be fine. I'm on day 5 and have lost 4.2 lbs so far. :D I'm kicking my unhealthy habits in the rear!!!

star2nite
06-29-2012, 12:51 PM
If we aren't supposed to have aspartame then why do the coaches say that Crystal Light is acceptable. It has aspartame in it :?:

SewingMomma
06-29-2012, 01:17 PM
You're supposed to use the Crystal Light w/o aspartame. The only one that fits the bill is the bottled crystal light drinks. They're hard to find, but are sweetened with sucralose (Splenda). I've never found a powdered one that doesn't have aspartame.

I have the DaVinci/Torani sugar-free syrups every now and then, and they're fine.

I haven't had any problems using Mio in my water. I use that every single day.

Some folks are more sensitive to sucralose than others. I've averaged a 3.3 pound per week loss over the past seven months.

amandie
06-29-2012, 01:21 PM
Just wanted to say, congrats on your 5lb loss!!

star2nite
06-29-2012, 06:21 PM
You're supposed to use the Crystal Light w/o aspartame. The only one that fits the bill is the bottled crystal light drinks. They're hard to find, but are sweetened with sucralose (Splenda). I've never found a powdered one that doesn't have aspartame.

I have the DaVinci/Torani sugar-free syrups every now and then, and they're fine.

I haven't had any problems using Mio in my water. I use that every single day.

Some folks are more sensitive to sucralose than others. I've averaged a 3.3 pound per week loss over the past seven months.

When you say sensitive to sucralose what do you mean? I use Splenda in my coffee with no issues. I didn't like Stevia at all :(

SewingMomma
06-29-2012, 06:40 PM
When you say sensitive to sucralose what do you mean? I use Splenda in my coffee with no issues. I didn't like Stevia at all :(

Some people have reported low losses when using Mio & some of the other sugar free products. I haven't had any issues. I use Splenda in my coffee everyday too.

wuv2bloved
06-29-2012, 07:33 PM
Every coach is different, mine allows me to have all of the things you listed, also I can have sugar free gum, candy or mints. I have had these on occasion, I have the gum everyday. Like the others said if you use less of the "extras" you losses might be better BUT if it takes those "extra's" to keep you OP then I would use them....This is MY opinion only of course