Ideal Protein Diet - Cold Cuts???




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New Englander
01-02-2013, 05:27 PM
Hi, Are we allowed cold cuts in P1? I never had them before but have some turkey and want to add a slice to my eggs...If it's not will it harm my progress of getting into ketosis...(I'm on Day 2 of my reboot).

Thanks!
Maggie


lisa32989
01-02-2013, 05:57 PM
A lot of those deli meats have sugar. I'd double-check first

New Englander
01-02-2013, 06:12 PM
A lot of those deli meats have sugar. I'd double-check first

Yeah. I didn't think so. I was hoping for a magic wand to appear and make someone say "Yes, they are allowed"...wishful thinking!!! ;)

Thanks!
Maggie


maezy1
01-02-2013, 06:25 PM
As Lisa said, sugar! and God only knows what else! I don't keep my turkey leftovers in the frig for 2 weeks yet that stuff stays "fresh" for 2 weeks....made me think about what I was eating! but it is convenient!

MrPhillips
01-02-2013, 08:13 PM
My coach said yes! I eat cooked ham and smoked turkey both Walmart great value brands.

scorbett1103
01-02-2013, 08:44 PM
My coach said yes! I eat cooked ham and smoked turkey both Walmart great value brands.

You have to be VERY careful with deli meats - they are high in sodium, many have carbs from the sugar used in processing, and one serving is generally WAY too low in protein to count as a dinner protein. That means you have to double, triple, or quadruple the serving size in order to get the right amount of protein (dinner protein should consist of 30-50g protein).

learning to fly
01-02-2013, 08:49 PM
Maggie, I wouldn't interfere with the process when you are just getting into ketosis, but once you are firmly in it, then I would check the ingredients list; if it has no carbs or very low carb count, it is nice to sometimes change things a bit...of course also check the fat and protein content and all that...also salt - they may have too much...sure they'll have a whole slew of preservatives and chemicals, but...sometimes you just want it. :)