Ideal Protein Diet - What are you eating today, THURSDAY July 12




NOVAScents
07-12-2012, 09:49 AM
Morning all!! I'm am HATING today because the scale is NOT moving. I'm SO gasy (but nothing comes out!) and uncomfortable... I just don't know whats up ;( I'm on the cleanse, which I thought was supposed to make me feel fabulous, but its not! I switched my shakes to Julian Michael's Whey Powder... maybe thats it.

Phase 1:

Breakfast, 7am:
Strawberry Pudding Smoothie

Lunch:
Salad- Out to lunch

Snack:
Iced Coffee with a Chocolate Shake

Dinner:
Roasted Chicken and Bell Peppers

Snack:
Chocolate Shake Smoothie


PhoenixRisingAgain
07-12-2012, 11:50 AM
Morning All! Scale is inching, I am not seeing the big drops that you all seem to have when first starting out...but I am still plugging along.

Phase I, Alternatives:

B: coffee; Atkins meal bar
L: Pure Protein vanilla shake; 1c Cucs, 1c zucchini
S: Choc Shake
D: Ground turkey burger, 8ozs; 2c broccoli

water water water and more water

NOVAScents: I noticed that you eat 2 snacks...has that affected your losses? I thought the program calls for only one snack? But I would love to be able to add in another if I need to.

anitamarlene
07-12-2012, 12:24 PM
Trying to stay committed with no cheating! So I am going to start posting my daily meals to stay accountable.

Breakfast:
Pure Protein Smores Bar
Coffee

Lunch
Lite Muscle Milk Vanilla with spinach/romaine mix blended w/ ice

Snack
Cucumbers

Dinner
Salmon - not sure on the veggies yet

Snack
Tried the pudding "muffins" for the first time last night - IP Lemon pudding w/ poppy seeds, almond extract and a little WF Syrup on top when they were done. YUM! Will probably experiment with another tonight.


LizRR
07-12-2012, 12:44 PM
Phase 1: Week 19, Day 7

Breakfast@8am: Spinach Smoothie*
IP Chocolate RTD
Spinach + 1 Heart of Romaine (lettuce for a little extra freebie & bulk in the morning)
2 cups Half-Caf Coffee
1 Stevia
*blend greens, sweetener, & 2 cups coffee ~2 minutes; add RTD, blend ~10 seconds; serve over ice.

Lunch@12pm: Spicy Soup
IP Chicken Soup
Roasted Poblano, Bell Pepper, Jalapeno, Garlic Puree

Snack@4pm: Restricted 4th Packet for Weightlifting
IP Apple Cinammon Soy Puffs

Snack@6pm: Pudding Waffles*
IP Chocolate Pudding
2 Egg Whites
1/2 tsp Baking Powder & 2oz Water
*beat egg whites; fold in pudding, water, & baking powder; grill on wafflemaker until crispy...YUM!

Bodypump*@6:30-7:30
*weightlifting days I add a 4th restricted packet and a 2 egg white recipe

Dinner@8pm: Protein & Veggie
Chicken Breast Fajitas
Braised Celery in 8oz Chicken Broth

Tea@10pm: 2 cups Licorice, Peppermint, & Fennel Herbal Tea

LizRR
07-12-2012, 12:55 PM
Morning all!! I'm am HATING today because the scale is NOT moving. I'm SO gasy (but nothing comes out!) and uncomfortable... I just don't know whats up ;( I'm on the cleanse, which I thought was supposed to make me feel fabulous, but its not! I switched my shakes to Julian Michael's Whey Powder... maybe thats it.

Honestly, I've never done the cleanse, but had looked through some threads on it and that sounds similar to some other folks reactions - as far as gassy during the cleanse, but sounded like good losses after. I did go through a few boxes of herbal 'Detox' teas off & on throughout the past few months (too cheap to buy the cleanse, but interested in your observations!).

Trying to stay committed with no cheating! So I am going to start posting my daily meals to stay accountable.

YES! I LOVE this thread, it motivates you to plan your day from the start, and also gives you ideas and meal inspiration. You can do this!


Phase 1:

Breakfast, 7am: Strawberry Pudding Smoothie
Lunch: Salad- Out to lunch
Snack: Iced Coffee with a Chocolate Shake
Dinner: Roasted Chicken and Bell Peppers
Snack: Chocolate Shake Smoothie

NOVAScents: I noticed that you eat 2 snacks...has that affected your losses? I thought the program calls for only one snack? But I would love to be able to add in another if I need to.

It looks like she is splitting her food up into mini-meals with a free salad & veggies at lunch, which is totally okay if it helps your hunger! Just get in your 3 IP + 8oz protein + 4 cups veggies each day (and free lettuce).

Shuffle & split as you need to adjust to your schedule and hunger! Personally I swap my snack & dinner and also split up my 2 cups lunch veggies between 1 cup @ breakfast and 1 cup @ lunch - also I 'frontload' my breakfast smoothie with an extra dose of lettuce for extra filler & fiber. Find what works for you, just eat your food!

PhoenixRisingAgain
07-12-2012, 01:07 PM
It looks like she is splitting her food up into mini-meals with a free salad & veggies at lunch, which is totally okay if it helps your hunger! Just get in your 3 IP + 8oz protein + 4 cups veggies each day (and free lettuce).

Shuffle & split as you need to adjust to your schedule and hunger! Personally I swap my snack & dinner and also split up my 2 cups lunch veggies between 1 cup @ breakfast and 1 cup @ lunch - also I 'frontload' my breakfast smoothie with an extra dose of lettuce for extra filler & fiber. Find what works for you, just eat your food!


LizRR, thanks for the reply. Now that I look at it more closely, yes I can see how she is splitting it. I can get pretty full on free lettuce and 2 cups of veggies at lunch, so having my shake as an afternoon snack instead of with lunch sounds good to me! Then that still frees me to have a snack at night, during our family snack time.

I am trying to adopt a more regular pattern for having meals as well. I think I need to go with "set" times to eat so that I am not suddenly finding myself overly hungry. Today I am modeling your schedule actually: 8,12,4,and 8. Let's see how it goes!

One last thing: Can I get a ruling on herbal tea? It's caffeine free and I drink it with nothing in it, but it is flavored. Ingredients on tea bag: peppermint. Is it OK to drink herb teas?

Thanks!

greeniris
07-12-2012, 01:30 PM
Phase 1, week 6, day 7:
Breakfast @ 7:30 - IP cereal pancake w/2 egg whites, b. soda, vanilla, and WF syrup on top
Snack @ 10:30 - (was really hungry this morning for some reason) restricted bar
Lunch @ 12:30 - Leek soup w/chopped roasted veggies (1 c), salad w/1 c veggies (no dressing today)
usually have an afternoon snack, but had it earlier today
Supper @ 5:30 - 6 ish: going to try the Miracle noodles finally, WF pasta sauce (2-3 Tab), meatballs made from lean grd. beef, egg white, & seasonings. Should probably only use 6 - 7 oz grd beef since adding in an egg white.

Oops - need to have a salad or veggies with supper too. (I've been quite scattered this week, so my meal planning isn't up to par.)

KellyonIP
07-12-2012, 02:44 PM
I had the chocolate pudding as a shake this morning with lots of ice, a dash of cinnamon and about half the cup full of coffee with it....mmmmmm....good!

LizRR
07-12-2012, 02:49 PM
One last thing: Can I get a ruling on herbal tea? It's caffeine free and I drink it with nothing in it, but it is flavored. Ingredients on tea bag: peppermint. Is it OK to drink herb teas?

YES on the herbal tea! I have 2 cups of Licorice, Peppermint, & Fennel tea every night - I don't put it on the log, but I will start.

Soootiff
07-12-2012, 02:57 PM
Breakfast - 3 shots of Iced Espresso from Starbucks mixed with a Vanilla RTD

Lunch - grilled zucchini and IP Leek soup

Snack - either pom, cran granita drink OR IP peanut crunch bar

Dinner - large green salad with cucumber, tomato, onion and chicken w/WF bacon ranch dressing

RN4Babies
07-12-2012, 03:40 PM
LizRR, do you mind sharing how you make your spicy puree? Do you make a large quantity and use a little throughout the week or make new everyday? Thanks for your input!

Also, I'm super jealous you do body pump! It was my favorite class before starting IP. Really looking forward to the point where I can start it up again...spinning too :)

mammoth357
07-12-2012, 04:05 PM
9AM: 1 EAS Low carb shake
Noon: 2 cups zucchini , cut as noodles
garden salad with WF bleu cheese dressing
2pm: 1 EAS Low Carb Shake
6PM: 8oz sirloin, grilled with herbs
2 cups red cabbage (made stove top with apple cider vinegar, chopped
onion, sea salt, pepper, water, 2 tsp olive oil, little minced garlic)
8PM: garden salad with wf dressing
10PM: 1 EAS low carb shake
Last night had those tofu noodles stir fry and that was amazing! Gave my review of them in my other thread...going to add them twice a week!
Happy day all!
Jake

vovo
07-12-2012, 04:16 PM
What is this cleanse you're on? This is the first time I've heard about someone being on a cleanse while doing IP.

Aussieluver
07-12-2012, 05:49 PM
I am a total carbaholic, and was missing my pasta, so I decided to improvise to stay OP. I used rhudabaga instead of spaghetti noodles ... it was wonderful! I hadn't cooked with rhudabaga before, but I was very happy as it looked and tasted like real spaghetti :O)))

joysh
07-12-2012, 07:03 PM
Breakfast: pina colada drink
Lunch: IP chicken soup - poured into the pan that 1 1/4 cup veggie were sauteeing with lots of garlic. This was very yummy.
Snack: butterscotch pudding
Dinner: Salmon, asparagus, and salad

LizRR
07-12-2012, 10:31 PM
LizRR, do you mind sharing how you make your spicy puree? Do you make a large quantity and use a little throughout the week or make new everyday? Thanks for your input!. :)

I cut poblanos, bell pepper, and jalapeños in half - 5 cups worth total - along with ~4-5 cloves garlic in the oven and roast on high ~ 8 minutes until the skin turns black/bubbles up (watch carefully), I peel off the skin & put them in a blender & purée until smooth. I actually added a lime and cilantro bunch this week to the blender and it was amazing on its own, not just a soup thickener but as a salsa/dip.

I always make 5 cups worth of purée on Sun and parse it out into 5 Pyrex bowls for my lunch at work so I can just grab & go in the mornings. I use 1 cup of spinach in my breakfast smoothie - I found this veggie split works for me since I found it hard to eat it all at once during lunch

9AM: 1 EAS Low carb shake
Noon: 2 cups zucchini , cut as noodles
garden salad with WF bleu cheese dressing
2pm: 1 EAS Low Carb Shake
6PM: 8oz sirloin, grilled with herbs
2 cups red cabbage (made stove top with apple cider vinegar, chopped
onion, sea salt, pepper, water, 2 tsp olive oil, little minced garlic)
8PM: garden salad with wf dressing
10PM: 1 EAS low carb shake
Last night had those tofu noodles stir fry and that was amazing! Gave my review of them in my other thread...going to add them twice a week!
Happy day all!
Jake

Hey Jake, glad you liked them! I love them in Asian stir frys. And haven't gotten a chance to give you a big CONGRATS on the awesome WI! Especially since you came over from Atkins already in ketosis, great to have someone who has a different perspective and background.

I am a total carbaholic, and was missing my pasta, so I decided to improvise to stay OP. I used rhudabaga instead of spaghetti noodles ... it was wonderful! I hadn't cooked with rhudabaga before, but I was very happy as it looked and tasted like real spaghetti :O)))

oooohhhh....that's a great idea.....I Love Rutabaga, never had it before IP and now I can't imagine life without it!

RN4Babies
07-13-2012, 11:17 AM
I cut poblanos, bell pepper, and jalapeños in half - 5 cups worth total - along with ~4-5 cloves garlic in the oven and roast on high ~ 8 minutes until the skin turns black/bubbles up (watch carefully), I peel off the skin & put them in a blender & purée until smooth. I actually added a lime and cilantro bunch this week to the blender and it was amazing on its own, not just a soup thickener but as a salsa/dip.

I always make 5 cups worth of purée on Sun and parse it out into 5 Pyrex bowls for my lunch at work so I can just grab & go in the mornings. I use 1 cup of spinach in my breakfast smoothie - I found this veggie split works for me since I found it hard to eat it all at once

Thanks, LizRR! Can't wait to try this!

LizRR
07-13-2012, 12:35 PM
Thanks, LizRR! Can't wait to try this!

Forgot to mention that I deseed & demembrate after I cut in half and spray with EVOO before I roast them in the oven.

Here's a "How to" on roasting chilis - personally, I am lazy - I've let them steam up before (step 3), but found if I just peel off what I can right out of the oven and puree it, it all turns out okau. I like mine really spicy so I throw in several jalapenos vs. poblano & bell pepper - but it's all personal taste, so just use the pepper mix that you want. The poblanos are pretty mild, and I used red bell peppers. This time around after I pureed the roasted peppers & garlic I added an entire bunch of cilantro and the juice of 1 lime and it tastes just like this salsa I made before IP. Also should add I threw in a few raw celery sticks in the blender along with the peppers - I usually use celery as a vegetable booster since it's lighter/lower carb than the other veggies, but that's purely optional. I did make a full 10 cups of puree this time around.

http://amongthetortillas.com/2011/02/15/how-to-roast-chile-chili-peppers/

NOVAScents
07-13-2012, 01:12 PM
What is this cleanse you're on? This is the first time I've heard about someone being on a cleanse while doing IP.

The IP Cleanse

NOVAScents
07-13-2012, 01:13 PM
LizRR, thanks for the reply. Now that I look at it more closely, yes I can see how she is splitting it. I can get pretty full on free lettuce and 2 cups of veggies at lunch, so having my shake as an afternoon snack instead of with lunch sounds good to me! Then that still frees me to have a snack at night, during our family snack time.

I am trying to adopt a more regular pattern for having meals as well. I think I need to go with "set" times to eat so that I am not suddenly finding myself overly hungry. Today I am modeling your schedule actually: 8,12,4,and 8. Let's see how it goes!

One last thing: Can I get a ruling on herbal tea? It's caffeine free and I drink it with nothing in it, but it is flavored. Ingredients on tea bag: peppermint. Is it OK to drink herb teas?

Thanks!

Yes I break it up. I can't go that long without eating ;)