Ideal Protein Diet - Newbie question




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Newme1288
11-28-2012, 11:16 AM
What is Ip? And has anyone every done Medi weight loss clinic? I have a chance to go for free? :carrot:


ragdoll74
11-28-2012, 11:24 AM
What is Ip? And has anyone every done Medi weight loss clinic? I have a chance to go for free? :carrot:

Do you mean medifast weight loss clinic? If so, I think they are similiar programs. There are threads on 3FC for medifast.

Ideal Protein is a restrictive diet. It is high protein, low cal, carb, fat and sugar. The diet is basically 3IP products a day (shakes, pudding, protein bars, soups, etc), and then lettuce, veggies and lean proteins.

Cost is about $90/week if you go to an IP clinic.

From my experience, it is the only diet I have been able to successfully follow in about 7 years. I've tried weight watchers, Seattle Sutton, LA Weightloss, Atkins, and just plain old counting calories.

Once I got past the carb withdrawal in the first 2-3 days of IP, I don't crave sugar or carbs. I still have to make the choice not to cheat, but it is not that difficult.

IP is not a diet you can cheat on. If you want to be sucessful on it, you need to stick to it.

Good luck on whatever you decide!

scorbett1103
11-28-2012, 11:27 AM
Ideal Protein is a high protein, low fat and low carb diet. The plan includes eating Ideal Protein prepackaged foods (not just shakes/puddings but actual FOOD), fresh veggies from a select list, and meat. It is a ketogenic diet, meaning the low carb nature of the diet causes your body to use its own fat stores for energy. You can read more here:

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/238801-ip-ultimate-list-recipes-faq-newbie-guide-exercise-other-important-threads.html

The diet happens in 4 phases, the weight loss phase, 2 phases that ease you back into eating 3 regular meals and reintroducing dairy/fruits/grains, and the maintenance phase.

What I understand about Medi Weight loss is that they rely heavily on "fat burning" supplements, which you need to be very careful of - any time you use products like that there is a high possibility of your body "rebounding" once you are no longer taking the product.


libertybelle
11-28-2012, 11:53 AM
Welcome!

If you do decide to start the IP diet, the thread that Scorbett listed is essential.

As well, glance over this the "A Day in the Life of IP" thread (sorry, I tried to paste it but got something wrong, I think) to get an idea of how it works for many who have had time to perfect it. I am new and it has helped me a lot!

And what Ragdoll said about cheating is critical! But it is easier than it sounds because you'll see the results quickly!

az365
11-28-2012, 07:38 PM
IP isn't really high protein. It's normal protein.

scorbett1103
11-28-2012, 07:57 PM
IP isn't really high protein. It's normal protein.

IP is actually very high protein. Recommended daily intake of protein for the average person is going to be somewhere in the 45-55 grams per day range. The average IP dieter is eating about twice that every day.

az365
11-28-2012, 08:09 PM
IP is actually very high protein. Recommended daily intake of protein for the average person is going to be somewhere in the 45-55 grams per day range. The average IP dieter is eating about twice that every day.


Yes the recommended amount is between 45-55, but the average person consumes way more protein (and everything else) than that daily. So I guess its considered high based on the recommended 2000 calorie diet, but if we all followed that we wouldn't be needing this diet. :-)

scorbett1103
11-28-2012, 08:18 PM
Yes the recommended amount is between 45-55, but the average person consumes way more protein (and everything else) than that daily. So I guess its considered high based on the recommended 2000 calorie diet, but if we all followed that we wouldn't be needing this diet. :-)

True enough - none of us got here because we were eating as we should. At the same time we may have been eating far too much protein for a "normal" diet, we were also eating far too many carbs, sugars, and fats. Ideal Protein guidelines have us eating LOW fat, LOW carb AND high protein, in a balance that has 25 years of medical research behind it.