Ideal Protein Diet - Started IP 1/1/13? How's it going? Week 2




yogacoffeelady
01-09-2013, 09:05 AM
I thought all of us who started at the New Year could check in here.

I'm starting to get more familiar with the food choices and finding more things that I enjoy.

One surprise that I like: chocolate chip cookie. I thought it would be yuck but it's good and it's huge. I've eaten it for lunch a couple of times and it's very filling with my veggies and salad.

The scale is down 6 lbs! Woo hoo! Can't beat that. I had a baby 7/27/12 and this is the most progress I've made in losing the baby weight besides the initial big loss after delivery.

Dinners have been good and simple. My husband is doing the diet as well so usually just grill our protein every night and prepare 2 cups of veggies for each of us and the salad. My 3 year old is eating the same stuff.

How are ya'll doing?


brunette8706
01-09-2013, 05:15 PM
Hi! I lost 5 pounds so far. I'm on the Altlernative Plan for diabetics. I'm not a diabetic but I think this plan will work better for me and it is. I'm also riding my stationary bike for 22 minutes a day!

:)

Suzali
01-09-2013, 07:56 PM
I thought all of us who started at the New Year could check in here.

I'm starting to get more familiar with the food choices and finding more things that I enjoy.

One surprise that I like: chocolate chip cookie. I thought it would be yuck but it's good and it's huge. I've eaten it for lunch a couple of times and it's very filling with my veggies and salad.

The scale is down 6 lbs! Woo hoo! Can't beat that. I had a baby 7/27/12 and this is the most progress I've made in losing the baby weight besides the initial big loss after delivery.

Dinners have been good and simple. My husband is doing the diet as well so usually just grill our protein every night and prepare 2 cups of veggies for each of us and the salad. My 3 year old is eating the same stuff.

How are ya'll doing?

Hi! I'm dong great. I just had the cookie last night for the first time. Way too big for a snack. Sounds perfect for lunch or maybe breakfast. Love the idea of eating cookies for breakfast. It was one of those nice surprises when I had it. So good. Not sure how much down, I weigh in next Tuesday. Clothes are already feeling "not so snug". :carrot:


mquinn106
01-09-2013, 08:02 PM
I'm doing better than I thought I would! I don't really enjoy the IP food aside from a select few which I have made my staples. I lost 11 pounds my first week! This is all the motivation I need to keep it up! Well that and this site :)

Here's to a great 2013!

speterson
01-09-2013, 08:10 PM
Great 1st week -6.6 lost and this week is going well.

Bellamack
01-09-2013, 08:11 PM
Week one down 3.1 lbs :)

RareBird
01-09-2013, 11:14 PM
Congrats on your losses and stick with it everyone! I'm down 5 pounds after week 1.

IP43
01-10-2013, 05:48 AM
CONGRATS ALL -- you're doing great! I don't want to be the bearer of bad news, but I hope people understand that you'll have bigger losses in week one and two but then they'll taper down quite a bit. I'm "rejoining" you so started last July. I think some people get upset when they don't see these big numbers every week and wonder what is wrong when the answer is "nothing". The program advertises 3-5 pounds a week, but I think that's a bit misleading as it will most likely end up being 1-3 lbs. Keep with it -- you'll see results everyweek -- but not 5 or 8 pounds all the time;)

PamC
01-10-2013, 06:33 AM
So far so good. This diet has been surprisingly easy to stick to. I was sick with flu last week and lost 5 pounds. Am 100% better this week and my scale says I'm down a few more pounds already. Next weigh in is Tuesday.

Most of the food isn't bad. I really like the double chocolate bar, haven't tried the chocolate chip cookie, somehow I missed that! The puddings are pretty good, I usually sit mine in the freezer for about a half hour which really firms it up and gets it nice and chilly.

Really like the Wildberry yogurt shake. I do same thing with that, whip it up and then let it sit in freezer for about a half hour, helps soften the little fruit bits and thicken it more.

Broccoli cheese soup with extra veggies and the chicken soup are favorites. Tried the chili for the first time yesterday and the flavor was good, but texture was weird. Makes me a little nervous to try the bolognese spaghetti! Has anyone had that yet?

lisa32989
01-10-2013, 06:46 AM
I thought I'd stop in for a quick visit and odder encouragement.

I'm doing better than I thought I would! I don't really enjoy the IP food aside from a select few which I have made my staples. I lost 11 pounds my first week! This is all the motivation I need to keep it up! Well that and this site :)
Be sure to check the fun with IP packet thread (either in the stickies or in the first post of the daily chat) there are LOTS of ideas for making packets taste better. I'm not a fan of most packets by themselves but jazzed up, it's a whole new taste sensation.

Dinners have been good and simple. My husband is doing the diet as well so usually just grill our protein every night and prepare 2 cups of veggies for each of us and the salad. My 3 year old is eating the same stuff.
One of the complaints I've heard is that people get bored if they keep their food too simple. Remember you CAN make recipes, use your crockpot, and LOTS of spice. I made chicken/veggie soup when I was sick. I stir fry veggies frequently. Check all the recipe threads for ideas and to keep things interesting now and into maintenance.

Great idea for a thread! Keep up the good work! This diet is so easy!

maezy1
01-10-2013, 10:38 AM
CONGRATS to all who joined in on IP for 2013! Ive been on IP since 10/1 and I love it. If you haven't tried jicama you are in for a treat!!! I ventured out and tried it and now it is a weekly veggie for me. roasted cauliflower and cabbage are wonderful too!! WHO KNEW?!?!?!

dsg373839
01-10-2013, 01:32 PM
Hello All......I've been on IP for a week tomorrow which will be my first WI.....feeling a little anxious. I've followed the diet very closely so hopefully I'll see a significant loss.

Bellamack
01-10-2013, 02:09 PM
My favorite thing to do is roast a head of cauliflower, 2 pablano peppers, 1 red pepper and a whole head of garlic, sprinkle with Real salt, pepper, cilantro and basil and a very little curry powder. Then I use all natural organic chicken stock (0/0/0) and puree it into a medium thick soup, warms me right up on these cold days and I don't get sick of it at all.

Psycht
01-10-2013, 03:06 PM
Congrats to everyone! I started last week doing IP using alternative products and have lost 8 pounds so far. Last night I had a slip up in that I had some frozen cookie dough in the freezer and decided to make it and take them to work to get them out of my house.

Well....after eating several cookies, I just threw it all in the trash because I realized my willpower is not good enough yet to undergo that temptation! Beat myself up for several hours but then just decided it is over and done with and to move on :-)

Today I had a victory in that I went out to lunch for the first time on the program and ordered a salad with cubed turkey on it. Managed to ignore both the yummy looking roll and blue cheese dressing on the plate so perhaps last night taught me something :-P

bubbleblower
01-10-2013, 03:41 PM
Today I had a victory in that I went out to lunch for the first time on the program and ordered a salad with cubed turkey on it. Managed to ignore both the yummy looking roll and blue cheese dressing on the plate so perhaps last night taught me something :-P

Good work! Next time just tell them no dressing or take your own dressing with you, and ask them not to bring rolls or bread. It's a lot easier if they're not within reach. ;)

RareBird
01-10-2013, 03:52 PM
My favorite thing to do is roast a head of cauliflower, 2 pablano peppers, 1 red pepper and a whole head of garlic, sprinkle with Real salt, pepper, cilantro and basil and a very little curry powder. Then I use all natural organic chicken stock (0/0/0) and puree it into a medium thick soup, warms me right up on these cold days and I don't get sick of it at all.

That sounds great! I've been doing marinated cucumber for lunch all this week (which is wonderful and gets in 1/2 my oil and salt for the day), but that sounds more like a lunch for a northeastern winter. It's on my list for things to make this weekend. Thanks!

PamC
01-10-2013, 04:10 PM
My favorite thing to do is roast a head of cauliflower, 2 pablano peppers, 1 red pepper and a whole head of garlic, sprinkle with Real salt, pepper, cilantro and basil and a very little curry powder. Then I use all natural organic chicken stock (0/0/0) and puree it into a medium thick soup, warms me right up on these cold days and I don't get sick of it at all.

I do something similar. Mashed cauliflower is one of my absolute favorite things and when I cook it in chicken broth it tastes buttery without any butter. Love it!

Kwucut
01-10-2013, 04:34 PM
I started on the IP diet on January 2 and my first weigh in was on Jan 8 and I lost 4 lbs. I weighed at 5:00 in the afternoon so it may have been a lb more. So far so good. I dont like any of the foods i have tried except for the brocolli and cheese soup poured over my brocolli. So this week I got all drinks, 1 brocolli soup and the all my restricted is the bars! So no stress this week on what anything is going to taste like. Oh, and I have NOT cheated one time. Yay me!!

Jonnie Sue
01-10-2013, 06:32 PM
I, too, completed my first week and weighed in yesterday. Down 5#! Woo-hoo, I was pleased with that since I had my official begining weight done on Dec 19th and had Christmas and traveling in between.
So far, I am not a big fan of many of the packets I have tried. The omelets are not too bad if I add 1/4 of veggies. I, also, have to add veggies to the soup mixes. Other than that I have not ventured into getting creative with the packets. Maybe this week.
Last week I missed taking 3 packets so that is my goal for this week, get all 3 packets everyday....
Good luck everyone with their week coming up.

BarbMomof3
01-10-2013, 08:26 PM
Hi everyone. I just thought I'd jump in here. I have been dieting since I was 12 years old. After having children I could no longer lose weight on any diet!! I did try Atkins a few years back, but felt terrible on it.

When I heard about IP, I thought I'd try it! I lost 7lbs in my first week!!! I can't tell you how happy I was :carrot: that I found a diet I can actually lose on. This week, unfortunately I have gained a little but it's my TOM.

Good luck to everyone and thanks for all of the encouragement.

Barb

Gypsy Woman
01-10-2013, 11:57 PM
Hi everyone!

Tomorrow is my first weigh in and I'm excited to see my coach again. By my scale I'll probably be down about 6lbs. The first few days were rough but it got easier. By day four I was actually hyper I had so much energy!

I've been sauteing some mushrooms and spinach and pouring the omelet mix over to make a frittata in the mornings (pretty good), drinking the RTD chocolate drinks for lunch and having a veggie salad with turkey or chicken for dinner. I've got classes in the mornings and working until 9:30pm each night so I haven't really had the time to get super creative yet.

The chocolate soy puffs are magnificent! My favorite so far!