Ideal Protein Diet - Finished third week not losing - need support




em168
12-03-2012, 06:51 PM
Hi all - I just finished my third week of IP and I have been super excited and committed. The first week I lost 7 pounds the second week just under 2 and this third week I lost nothing. :/ I am 24 years old and my coach said I should be losing more than this. We will be reviewing a food diary in a week together, but I thought I would check here for support.

I pretty much eat the same thing day in and out. For breakfast I have the cappuccino shake, and either tea or coffee I switch. For lunch I have a salad of mixed greens with fresh mushrooms and the waldenfarms caesar dressing, 2 cups of steamed broccoli or asparagus or cooked and seasoned mushrooms or a combination of them, and the vanilla shake. For dinner I have the same salad as lunch, and either have 3 eggs scrambled with onions plus one of the veggies listed in lunch or I have tofu stirfry with onions and peppers and mushrooms and cauliflower. At the end of dinner I have my protein bar. I really have not cheated while on it, even over thanksgiving which was difficult. I did this past week have one vodka soda drink, which I know is discouraged but it was my only indiscretion.

Can anybody offer any support or suggestions. I am starting to get very disheartened especially since this is so expensive and I am trying very hard.


Lizzy63
12-03-2012, 06:56 PM
It's fairly normal to have a no or low-loss week around the 3rd or 4th week. Just your body catching up with the big losses you have in the first couple of weeks. Or could just be water weight, especially if its TOM. Hang in there - it will come! :)

PS 9 pounds in 3 weeks is great!

Hgamroth
12-03-2012, 06:57 PM
I didn't lose anything my 3rd week and neither did my mom. Your body has to catch up to the great losses. My regular WIs were 2 good losses, 1 small loss, 2 good losses, 1 small. Continued like this through 50 pounds. My losses really slowed the closer to goal but that is normal. You have had great losses. Relax. If you follow the sheet, you will lose. :)


Alma4343
12-03-2012, 07:00 PM
I don't really have any advice. However, you have lost 9 pounds in 3 weeks! An average of 3 lbs/week. That is an awesome weight loss. So, please do not be discouraged. I actually had a gain one week since I have been on plan. You are doing great!

Alma4343
12-03-2012, 07:03 PM
Oh, one thing I did notice is that you have stir fry onions every night. I do not think you are supposed to have cooked onions. Only raw. It seems there are different opinions on that, however, you should ask your coach.

az365
12-03-2012, 07:40 PM
It's normal to not lose some weeks. I'd suggest having your bar earlier in the day since its restricted and has the most carbs. Eating it before bed is probably not the best.

DanafromAustin
12-03-2012, 07:56 PM
Hi all - I just finished my third week of IP and I have been super excited and committed. The first week I lost 7 pounds the second week just under 2 and this third week I lost nothing. :/ I am 24 years old and my coach said I should be losing more than this. We will be reviewing a food diary in a week together, but I thought I would check here for support.

I pretty much eat the same thing day in and out. For breakfast I have the cappuccino shake, and either tea or coffee I switch. For lunch I have a salad of mixed greens with fresh mushrooms and the waldenfarms caesar dressing, 2 cups of steamed broccoli or asparagus or cooked and seasoned mushrooms or a combination of them, and the vanilla shake. For dinner I have the same salad as lunch, and either have 3 eggs scrambled with onions plus one of the veggies listed in lunch or I have tofu stirfry with onions and peppers and mushrooms and cauliflower. At the end of dinner I have my protein bar. I really have not cheated while on it, even over thanksgiving which was difficult. I did this past week have one vodka soda drink, which I know is discouraged but it was my only indiscretion.

Can anybody offer any support or suggestions. I am starting to get very disheartened especially since this is so expensive and I am trying very hard.
First, as others have said it's very common to not lose or have a very low loss the 3rd or 4th week. Your body just needs to catch up a bit after the big losses from week one and two. Next, the onions should only be eaten if they are raw. Do not cook them as they will caramelize. Lastly, I would suggest you have your bar earlier in the day as it is the highest in carbs, and when you eat it earlier in the day you have more time to burn them off. Almost forgot... no alcohol. Make these changes, and I promise you will be fine.

kileymed13
12-04-2012, 07:15 AM
Like you I had good first and second weeks and then nothing. Another thought could your TOM be coming? I know for me it has impacted 2 WI so far (WI #8 tomorrow). Keep it up, it sounds like you have a good system going!!

ragdoll74
12-04-2012, 08:34 AM
Are you getting your oil in for the day? Not getting the required daily amount of oil can cause a stall.

Also, according to the latest sheet a the eggs should be 3 whole eggs, plus 2 egg whites. You may not be getting your full protein for the day also, which could slow the losses down.

Dkw31
12-04-2012, 10:08 AM
I am having the same difficulties and the first two weeks I was eating cooked onions with olive oil because I had mistakenly thought they were on the ok veggie list. I am not getting my oil each day and wondering why that stalls weight loss? Anyone know?

Thanks,
Dawn

Bella73123
12-04-2012, 10:47 AM
Are you getting your oil in for the day? Not getting the required daily amount of oil can cause a stall.

Also, according to the latest sheet a the eggs should be 3 whole eggs, plus 2 egg whites. You may not be getting your full protein for the day also, which could slow the losses down.

I thought it was 2 whole eggs and 2 egg whites?

ragdoll74
12-04-2012, 11:05 AM
I am having the same difficulties and the first two weeks I was eating cooked onions with olive oil because I had mistakenly thought they were on the ok veggie list. I am not getting my oil each day and wondering why that stalls weight loss? Anyone know?

Thanks,
Dawn

Your body does need some fat to function properly. I don't know the science behind it, but I do know that it is essential.

I thought it was 2 whole eggs and 2 egg whites?

Attached is the phase I sheet from June. 4 whole eggs plus 2 egg whites. I had a typo on my previous post.

djs06
12-04-2012, 11:13 AM
Your body does need some fat to function properly. I don't know the science behind it, but I do know that it is essential.



Yep. I've found that I always lose better with more fat (even before IP). I almost have higher-fat meats as my protein and have the max amount of olive oil. It seems like when I have chicken and skimp on the oil, I'm 1) less satisfied and 2) less likely to have a 'great' weigh-in.

wuv2bloved
12-04-2012, 11:15 AM
Your body does need some fat to function properly. I don't know the science behind it, but I do know that it is essential.



Attached is the phase I sheet from June. 4 whole eggs plus 2 egg whites. I had a typo on my previous post.

The newest sheet I got says 4 egg whites and 2 egg yokes which would mean 2 eggs and 2 egg whites....and this was ordered from corp and came with the new starter kits

ragdoll74
12-04-2012, 11:18 AM
The newest sheet I got says 4 egg whites and 2 egg yokes which would mean 2 eggs and 2 egg whites....and this was ordered from corp and came with the new starter kits

Can you post that one?

I've been going off one you posted this summer (dated 6/12/12) and it says 4 whole eggs and 2 egg whites. Luckily I dont eat eggs very often.

wuv2bloved
12-04-2012, 11:22 AM
Can you post that one?

I've been going off one you posted this summer (dated 6/12/12) and it says 4 whole eggs and 2 egg whites. Luckily I dont eat eggs very often.

I dont have a scanner any longer :(

ragdoll74
12-04-2012, 11:25 AM
I dont have a scanner any longer :(

Thanks for letting me know about the change! OK, I'll post on the daily to see if anyone has the newest one.

It's wierd that IP has been around so long, and they have had 3 phase I protocols since February of this year.

djs06
12-04-2012, 11:26 AM
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/4448522-post13.html

ragdoll74
12-04-2012, 11:30 AM
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/4448522-post13.html

Thanks, but that is the same sheet I currently have. There is a newer one than that.

libertybelle
12-04-2012, 11:46 AM
Y'all clearly have more updated information that I do, and I just started, so would have hoped to get the most up to date sheet. When someone is clear on the most up to date one, can you please post it in the sticky?

Thank you so much!!!

Paint Lady
12-04-2012, 08:29 PM
Hi all - I just finished my third week of IP and I have been super excited and committed. The first week I lost 7 pounds the second week just under 2 and this third week I lost nothing. :/ I am 24 years old and my coach said I should be losing more than this. We will be reviewing a food diary in a week together, but I thought I would check here for support.

I pretty much eat the same thing day in and out. For breakfast I have the cappuccino shake, and either tea or coffee I switch.
Your breakfast sounds fine.
For lunch I have a salad of mixed greens with fresh mushrooms and the waldenfarms caesar dressing, 2 cups of steamed broccoli or asparagus or cooked and seasoned mushrooms or a combination of them, and the vanilla shake.
Make sure you are only eating 2 cups of select veggies. The veggies in your salad do count. Only lettuce is free.
For dinner I have the same salad as lunch, and either have 3 eggs scrambled with onions plus one of the veggies listed in lunch or I have tofu stirfry with onions and peppers and mushrooms and cauliflower.
Again, you have to count the veggies in your salad towards your 2 cups. As others have stated, only raw onions are allowed. Cooking onions causes them to caramelize which equals sugar.

At the end of dinner I have my protein bar.
I always had my snack at night with no issues, but maybe you could try switching it to earlier in the day and see if that helps. One thing I was told was to have my snack at least one hour after my dinner because the supplements needed to be spaced out between doses.I really have not cheated while on it, even over thanksgiving which was difficult. I did this past week have one vodka soda drink, which I know is discouraged but it was my only indiscretion.
Soda and vodka are both not allowed, but you already know that.

Can anybody offer any support or suggestions. I am starting to get very disheartened especially since this is so expensive and I am trying very hard.

Stick with it. You will see results.