Ideal Protein Diet - myfitnesspal.com question




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IP43
12-25-2012, 11:14 PM
My son got a "toy" that lets him have apps so I'm in! Now, what do I do with this site? If you have a few tips for me pass them on (remember I'm a bit technically challenged at times!LOL) Do I just "search" for IP foods or do I have to put them all in to get the calorie counts etc?

....Now to just pry it out of his little hands so I can play with my new app a bit.... maybe he's sleeping and I can get it away... LOL


Fishette
12-25-2012, 11:42 PM
Diane - go to the MFP website (not the app) and get into the Friends section. At some point you can search for new friends. Enter my name: 3fcFishette
Once we're friends I can let you see my diary and the things I do with it. I like using the app more than the website, but you can only search for a friend on the website.

scorbett1103
12-25-2012, 11:49 PM
Welcome to the tech age! :)

When you log your daily meals, you can search "Ideal Protein" and anything that other members have put into the database will come up. Same goes for veggies, proteins - the one trick I will suggest when putting your meat protein in is to search for the meat RAW. Some of the entries for cooked/roasted meats include more than just the meat, so searching for the raw version is closer to accurate.

I'm on there too, you can look for me and add me as a friend (scorbett1103), my diary is pretty up to date :)


IP43
12-26-2012, 12:33 AM
thanks ladies....the tech age is scary but fun. If I can't figure it out, I just ask the 9 year old...
Tomorrow, when less bleary eyed, I shall check it out. Thanks for the invites!

AZ247
12-26-2012, 02:58 AM
I would LOVE if you all added me on MFP! My handle is AZ247.

lisa32989
12-26-2012, 08:40 AM
Diane - go to the MFP website (not the app) and get into the Friends section. At some point you can search for new friends. Enter my name: 3fcFishette
Once we're friends I can let you see my diary and the things I do with it. I like using the app more than the website, but you can only search for a friend on the website.
The other thing you can only do on the website is adjust goals. My coach told me IP is approx 50% protein, 30 far, 20 carbs. I adjusted that & then adjusted calories for <1000/day. I rarely hit that but on the off-chance that I do ( and still OP), I'd rather not show going over.
I have the same user name on MFP as here. The support over there from 3fc-IP friends has been great!
Another thing to do us make sure settings read that friends can see your diary, otherwise you'll have friends who can't really learn from you or support you b /c they can't see what you've entered!

MFP is available to anyone with a computer but can also be accessed they mobile app.

pocahontas812
12-26-2012, 11:11 AM
I am pocahontas812 on MFP. Feel free to friend me!

LoriKay
12-26-2012, 12:38 PM
I hope you don't mind, but I just added you as MFP friends too. You may not want to look at my last week, I have been a little liberal with my phase 4 meals/snacks this week! I'm up a pound this morning but not worried, back to phase 1 today with no special events happening to throw me off! Do any of you have phase 4 goals? I would like to adjust mine but I'm not sure what to change them to! The auto setting had me at over 1600 calories, that can't be good so I've changed that to 1300. I also changed my protien, but I'm not sure what else to change! My user name is KKay43122 over there - LoriKay was already used.

teddine
12-26-2012, 02:33 PM
Hi girls
if you want to add me too, teddine :-)

looking forward to reading you there, too

Lizzy63
12-26-2012, 09:33 PM
I hope you don't mind, but I just added you as MFP friends too. You may not want to look at my last week, I have been a little liberal with my phase 4 meals/snacks this week! I'm up a pound this morning but not worried, back to phase 1 today with no special events happening to throw me off! Do any of you have phase 4 goals? I would like to adjust mine but I'm not sure what to change them to! The auto setting had me at over 1600 calories, that can't be good so I've changed that to 1300. I also changed my protien, but I'm not sure what else to change! My user name is KKay43122 over there - LoriKay was already used.

LoriKay - That could be right, depending on your level of physical activity. 1,300 sounds low to maintain 128 - 130 pounds.

Look at your calories over the course of a week (an average) and see what happens to your weight over the same period. I lost last week (1.2 pounds) at an average of almost 1,700 calories, so I am pretty confident that I am safe to maintain at that level or a tiny bit higher. I want to maintain around 145.

I will friend you on MFP. I am LizzyH63 there.

LoriKay
12-26-2012, 10:21 PM
Ok, well, I have one more Christmas weekend to get through and then I'll get on track and see what works for me. Right now, I'm constantly "sneaking" a bite of this or that... Much less than last year but more than I'm actually tracking on MFP. I'm trying to keep my wight under 135, that's my go to phase 1 weight. This morning I was up 1 lb but still have 6 lbs to reach my top.

Wild wire
12-26-2012, 11:02 PM
I hope you don't mind but I am asking you all to friend me on mfp too!

Thanks Shauna

sonyainva
12-28-2012, 03:39 AM
My handle on Mfp is getfinfab

tam67green
12-28-2012, 12:19 PM
OK, I just started my MFP account. Looking forward to it--I love playing around with things like that. But I'm not real tech-savvy, so I hope I'll get the hang of it quickly. My user name is the same on MFP: tam67green. I will add some friends from this post, and would love to be added to your lists.

Suchawittygal
12-28-2012, 07:30 PM
This is GREAT! I've added all of you, my MFP username is Suchawittygal, in case anyone else wants to add me.

Wild wire
12-28-2012, 11:31 PM
I am trying to set my goals but I am not sure how many carbs to stay at or below? Now that I am tracking I seem to be going over by 7-10 grams a day because I set it to 30 grams. Is this too low or am I making bad food choices.

How many carbs, fat & protein grams did you set your mfp at?

onmyway1014
12-28-2012, 11:35 PM
H Everyone -

I'm going to try my fitness pal too. My name there will be Momto32001

If you don't mind - I will try to friend you all.

Thanks for sharing your info - I'm hoping seeing what some of you are doing will help me figure it out - my kids laugh at how computer challenged I am - so I can use all the help I can get. :)

scorbett1103
12-28-2012, 11:38 PM
I am trying to set my goals but I am not sure how many carbs to stay at or below? Now that I am tracking I seem to be going over by 7-10 grams a day because I set it to 30 grams. Is this too low or am I making bad food choices.

How many carbs, fat & protein grams did you set your mfp at?

I just left mine as is, just because I don't like messing with the settings :)

For protein, we should be somewhere in the 90-110g per day range
There's no guideline for fat in terms of how many grams - but you should be below 30% of total calories from fat (roughly).
Carbs should be in the 20-50g per day range - BUUUUUT that is net carbs (total carbs minus dietary fiber), NOT total carbs. That's one of the pitfalls of MFP, they count TOTAL carbs but not NET carbs. So your carb counts will almost always seem high even if you're exactly on target.

Wild wire
12-28-2012, 11:44 PM
Excellent. Thanks for the reply! I seem to be at 37 grams of total carbs consistently. I'll try to count the carbs myself to see what the net total is. I kind of eat the same IP products & similar regular food.

scorbett1103
12-28-2012, 11:53 PM
Excellent. Thanks for the reply! I seem to be at 37 grams of total carbs consistently. I'll try to count the carbs myself to see what the net total is. I kind of eat the same IP products & similar regular food.

Just don't get too hung up on it, the Phase 1 protocol is designed to keep us AWAY from counting everything and focusing on eating our meals and snacks, and learning portion control on the veggies and meats and low carb meal preparation. I agree that it's good to know what the rough guidelines are, but that's information to keep on the back burner :)

lisa32989
12-29-2012, 02:43 PM
I am trying to set my goals but I am not sure how many carbs to stay at or below? Now that I am tracking I seem to be going over by 7-10 grams a day because I set it to 30 grams. Is this too low or am I making bad food choices.

How many carbs, fat & protein grams did you set your mfp at?

My coach said to set MFP at 50% protein, 30% fat, 20% carbs (these are approximations for IP plan, daily fluctuations won't be exact). I set my cals at 1000 max (rarely hit that, unless I have a ribeye steak or the one time I splurged and had ribs). MFP will calculate exacts if you just plug in %. Then I don't stress if carbs go over a tad b/c those are total carbs & IP is net.

It's really just an observation & learning portion control & practice recording at this point. The P1 sheet keeps me on track.

tam67green
12-29-2012, 04:26 PM
My coach said to set MFP at 50% protein, 30% fat, 20% carbs (these are approximations for IP plan, daily fluctuations won't be exact). I set my cals at 1000 max (rarely hit that, unless I have a ribeye steak or the one time I splurged and had ribs). MFP will calculate exacts if you just plug in %. Then I don't stress if carbs go over a tad b/c those are total carbs & IP is net.

It's really just an observation & learning portion control & practice recording at this point. The P1 sheet keeps me on track.

As I said, not too tech-savvy here. How do I change the settings?

lisa32989
12-29-2012, 05:07 PM
As I said, not too tech-savvy here. How do I change the settings?

Has to be on computer, not mobile app. I'm on phone right now. Maybe someone on computer can look/direct

Hgamroth
12-29-2012, 09:29 PM
I hope it is alright I am joining the 3fc mfp group of gals! I do it off and on but now that I am back on phase 1 I could use all the support I can get! My user name is higamroth

Minch
12-29-2012, 10:33 PM
I just joined MFP as well but can't figure out how I add all you lovely ladies as friends! My handle there is Minchie58 if you'd like to add me. I'll keep fiddling with it to see if I can get the hang of it. Thanks for your help!

Minch
12-29-2012, 11:03 PM
I figured it out :) I've added you all so hopefully you will be kind enough to accept. Chat soon!

rofl306
12-30-2012, 04:02 PM
I think I have added everyone. If I missed you it is not intentional and pls add me. rofl306

kileymed13
12-30-2012, 04:17 PM
I am on MFP as well, kileym13. I send some friend requests!!

BeccaGrim
01-03-2013, 03:06 PM
I'm on there now too. BeccaGrim I have no friends because I don't know what I'm doing on there yet. LOL Find me if you do!

Trina Britt
01-03-2013, 03:11 PM
Add me too Daddyschicks . . . thanks!!

Psycht
01-03-2013, 03:50 PM
I just joined as well - Psycht12