Ideal Protein Diet - 22 Lbs and 7" in 2 weeks!




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mammoth357
07-16-2012, 09:15 AM
Hi All!

Switched weigh-in from Tuesday to Monday...so really its been 13 days OP....
Lost 15 lbs in week 1...
Lost 7 pounds in week 2...
So 22 lbs in 13 days and 7" lost (4" off chest and 3" off waist)...

I stick to the sheet (supplements, 4c vegg, 8oz meat, salad)...no bars or other stuff at all...no restricted items at all, except I do have Shirataki Tofu noodles twice a week now...they are 40 cal and 3 carbs, 0 sugar...so twice that per week.

I am hungry almost all the time. The only time I feel "contented" is at dinner. Tired, sluggish, easy to get dizzy...Other then that, doing pretty well.

I figured it out and my daily caloric totals run between 730 and 800 calories a day...except once a week I have sirloin steak 8 oz and on that day the total runs just over 900 calories.

Anyway...THANKS EVERYONE for your help and support and conversations. It is so nice to have folk's to talk to that are going through the same thing. My family are great & supportive but they don't really "get-it", they are thin and always have been. Anyway, You all help more then you know and Thank you.
Best wishes
Jake


Meagan240
07-16-2012, 09:55 AM
That is AWESOME! Congratulations! :) Keep up the wonderful work.

PhoenixRisingAgain
07-16-2012, 10:18 AM
Hi All!

Switched weigh-in from Tuesday to Monday...so really its been 13 days OP....
Lost 15 lbs in week 1...
Lost 7 pounds in week 2...
So 22 lbs in 13 days and 7" lost (4" off chest and 3" off waist)...

I stick to the sheet (supplements, 4c vegg, 8oz meat, salad)...no bars or other stuff at all...no restricted items at all, except I do have Shirataki Tofu noodles twice a week now...they are 40 cal and 3 carbs, 0 sugar...so twice that per week.

I am hungry almost all the time. The only time I feel "contented" is at dinner. Tired, sluggish, easy to get dizzy...Other then that, doing pretty well.

I figured it out and my daily caloric totals run between 730 and 800 calories a day...except once a week I have sirloin steak 8 oz and on that day the total runs just over 900 calories.

Anyway...THANKS EVERYONE for your help and support and conversations. It is so nice to have folk's to talk to that are going through the same thing. My family are great & supportive but they don't really "get-it", they are thin and always have been. Anyway, You all help more then you know and Thank you.
Best wishes
Jake

Congratulations on your loss, how exciting! But, I wonder about being hungry all the time. This scares me! I am not that far in (running 100% clean that is), and I do feel hungry sometimes -- I sure don't want to spend the rest of Phase I (a long time for me) fighting hunger.

Is it normal to feel hungry all the time?

~phoenix~


Meagan240
07-16-2012, 10:26 AM
I eat a huge salad of lettuce and select veggies, so I'm rarely hungry. How many hours do you have in between meals? That can affect hunger, too.

mammoth357
07-16-2012, 10:46 AM
Here's my day: Almost always:
Shakes are EAS AdvantEdge Low Carb 4 carbs, 1 fiber, 0 sugar and 100 calories

9AM: 1 shake
1 vitamin and 1 potassium/cal

11AM: salad
Noon: 1 shake
1PM: 2 cups veggies
2PM: Salad
4PM: 1 cucumber (small with WF dressing)
6PM 8 oz meat (usually chicken, shrimp, or 95% ground round)
1.5 cups veggies
1 vitamin and 2 cal-mag
8PM: cucumber again
10PM: 1 shake and 2 cal-mag

Thats it. 2 times a week I add in the tofu noodles with dinner, 8oz, 40 cal, 3 carbs no sugars

I drink only water. And I mean nothing but water.
So in keeping with the program, I can nothing else to add to this....I don't even have rutabaga as its higher in calories and sugars...I stick with spinach, collard, swiss chard...all very low in calories and carbs.

Thus, I am hungry almost always....except dinner. OMG I do look forward to dinner! Its like a game everyday...trying to reach dinner alive...haha! Once I have dinner, evenings are A-OK till I go to bed around midnight.

Cheers!
Jake

Immabe
07-16-2012, 03:24 PM
Wow no bars. Is that mandatory or your choice? I am starting week 2 as of tomorrow and I do not find myself hungry like you. I do take 3 Potassium a day as I saw you only take 1. Your weight loss is amazing but I have a loooong time to go on Phase 1 and I know if I was as hungry as you made it seem this diet would not work for me. I have been surprised at how much I have not been hungry so I am sorry to hear how hungry you are. I have been eating a good bit of lettuce and drinking tons of water so I keep thinking those two things help me feel not so hungry but also I have two young kids so maybe I am always go go go that I don't have time to think I am hungry. But congrats again on your weightloss! I weigh in tonight for the first time and would love to see a double digit number like you had week 1.

hyrysk
07-16-2012, 04:06 PM
I was hungry some of the time and my coach had me go to 4 packs a day instead of 3 until I got under 270. She was worried that the hunger was a sign of my body needing more protien. It worked and now I am eating 3 packs and very seldom get hungry. I sometimes forget to eat. I have been 100% for all but 1day of the last 21 weeks. Went to phase 2 while on vacation for 2 weeks (thats when I had to eat something not OP)and then back on phase 1.

mammoth357
07-16-2012, 04:17 PM
Wow no bars. Is that mandatory or your choice? I am starting week 2 as of tomorrow and I do not find myself hungry like you. I do take 3 Potassium a day as I saw you only take 1. Your weight loss is amazing but I have a loooong time to go on Phase 1 and I know if I was as hungry as you made it seem this diet would not work for me. I have been surprised at how much I have not been hungry so I am sorry to hear how hungry you are. I have been eating a good bit of lettuce and drinking tons of water so I keep thinking those two things help me feel not so hungry but also I have two young kids so maybe I am always go go go that I don't have time to think I am hungry. But congrats again on your weightloss! I weigh in tonight for the first time and would love to see a double digit number like you had week 1.

No bars is my own choice, as they will knock me out of ketosis....as will any item high in sugars, even turnips and rutabaga which are on the allowed list. I am a scientist, in the field of Paleontology...I am very busy all day for the most part...and it has nothing to do with my being hungry. I am hungry because I am only consuming 700-800 calories a day (average) depending on which meat choice...and being in ketosis helps that hunger, but in my case, not enough help.

UnwritteN223
07-16-2012, 04:23 PM
I am in awe!! Congratulations!

Delgen
07-16-2012, 09:40 PM
Jake, you go!! At this rate, you will be to goal soon!

mightbe
07-16-2012, 09:47 PM
Wow, that's gotta make you feel pretty dang amazing! Way to go!:D

usmcvet
07-16-2012, 09:57 PM
Good work Jake.

faithgirljen
07-17-2012, 12:04 AM
You are an inspiration! Great job!

mammoth357
07-17-2012, 12:08 AM
Thank you all very much! We are ALL winners here and all working hard to a common goal! How wonderful to have a place to come to and speak with others who are facing the same challenges and taking the same journey.
Thanks again!
Jake

Msmeanni
07-17-2012, 01:45 AM
Jake, way to go! I pretty much follow the same schedule for my meals except I eat 4oz of meats at lunch and dinner. This soothes my hunger.

infoplease
07-17-2012, 02:23 AM
Here's my day: Almost always:
Shakes are EAS AdvantEdge Low Carb 4 carbs, 1 fiber, 0 sugar and 100 calories

9AM: 1 shake
1 vitamin and 1 potassium/cal

11AM: salad
Noon: 1 shake
1PM: 2 cups veggies
2PM: Salad
4PM: 1 cucumber (small with WF dressing)
6PM 8 oz meat (usually chicken, shrimp, or 95% ground round)
1.5 cups veggies
1 vitamin and 2 cal-mag
8PM: cucumber again
10PM: 1 shake and 2 cal-mag

Thats it. 2 times a week I add in the tofu noodles with dinner, 8oz, 40 cal, 3 carbs no sugars

I drink only water. And I mean nothing but water.
So in keeping with the program, I can nothing else to add to this....I don't even have rutabaga as its higher in calories and sugars...I stick with spinach, collard, swiss chard...all very low in calories and carbs.

Thus, I am hungry almost always....except dinner. OMG I do look forward to dinner! Its like a game everyday...trying to reach dinner alive...haha! Once I have dinner, evenings are A-OK till I go to bed around midnight.

Cheers!
Jake

Are you getting in the salt & oil? The salt should help with the dizziness and the oil might help with the hunger.

I see that you split up lunch to eat hourly from 11 to 2. Since you've been dieting for quite a while, does it help to try to space that a little differently? Maybe have more food at 11 and try to space the food two hours apart? Since you are so carb sensitive, you might be getting some kind of insulin response that is keeping you hungry.

Also, consider having the extra IP or equivalent that Hyrysk suggested, maybe at 2p with the salad OR add one hard boiled egg or two egg whites with that salad.

Some have posted that they have had better success with having fattier meats more frequently. Posters seem to be evenly split on eating every two hours or trying to keep 4 to 5 hours between meals.

Also, at tonight's seminar, the expected calorie count has gone from 850 to 1000 calories (this would be due to changes from the previous 5-8 oz to the current 8 oz of meat). There was no explanation of why it was changed and I forgot to ask.

Are you having lean mass measured? That rate of loss of lean mass expected is up to 1lb lean to every 3 lbs of fat (I misquoted that on a different thread). If you are exceeding that, definitely consider adding protein somewhere in some form (turkey jerky, eggs, another shake).

Must be nice to finally kickstart things from your Atkins plateau.

mammoth357
07-17-2012, 09:40 AM
Morning Infoplease!

Yes, I get my sea salt in split between lunch & dinner...and I ALWAYS get my oil in...cannot imagine a day of not using the EVOO! haha!

I agree, and was going to move around my 11-2pm schedule...was thinking more as you suggested...will try that for a week and see if my body likes it any better...THANKS!

Fattier meats...I know that me and USMCVET would not mind a nice juicy RIB EYE!!! haha!

Have a wonderful day!
Jake