Ideal Protein Diet - White Wine Vinegar




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Debrasb
01-17-2013, 02:49 PM
At the risk of repeating topics from the past, I wanted to check in on vinegars. I see some recipes using white wine vinegar. My coach says only rice wine, white distilled vinegar or apple cider vinegar -- no red or white wine vinegar. What do you all do?


exactor
01-17-2013, 03:03 PM
At the risk of repeating topics from the past, I wanted to check in on vinegars. I see some recipes using white wine vinegar. My coach says only rice wine, white distilled vinegar or apple cider vinegar -- no red or white wine vinegar. What do you all do?

The Ideal Protein phase 1 sheet states that you can have apple cider vinegar or white vinegar. It also states NO balsamic or redwine vinegar. Anything else that's not listed on the sheet must be zero carbs, zero fat and zero sugar. White wine vinegar fits that so it is allowed. I have white wine vinegar all the time.

maezy1
01-17-2013, 03:07 PM
I use it all of the time. it is 0/0/0 so I didnt see an issue with it either


Ishbel
01-17-2013, 03:11 PM
Careful with rice wine, I've seen it with sugar in it :/

healthyangie
01-17-2013, 03:34 PM
I thought we had to look at the PH / Alkaline balance of them too? That was the reason I was told (besides the sugars) ?

LosingLawyer
01-17-2013, 04:53 PM
I use white wine and champagne vinegar often without any ill effects, but of course, everyone is different.

ggsmile
01-17-2013, 07:11 PM
i use champagne white wine vinegar often

scorbett1103
01-17-2013, 08:06 PM
As with anything, use your best judgement when it comes to things that are not on the sheet - someone mentioned the alkalinity and that is dead on - wine vinegars tend to be acid forming while apple cider vinegar is alkaline forming. The stuff that is "approved" on phase 1 lean towards the alkaline group.

I've mentioned it before, what is and is not allowed according to the sheet goes beyond the carb and calorie count - I would just encourage folks to do thorough research before deciding to go off-book.

Debrasb
01-17-2013, 08:47 PM
Thanks everyone!! And scorbett, I agree about going off list even for 0/0/0. Given even that legally things with limited calories can be listed as 0, it would be easy to go way OP and not know it. I want to lose and wrap this phase up as quickly as possible!!

scorbett1103
01-17-2013, 09:14 PM
Thanks everyone!! And scorbett, I agree about going off list even for 0/0/0. Given even that legally things with limited calories can be listed as 0, it would be easy to go way OP and not know it. I want to lose and wrap this phase up as quickly as possible!!

That's pretty much how I feel too :) Sure I could make allowances all over the place (it's easy enough to say "yes"!) but I want to move on to Maintenance as soon as possible. I've managed to find enough substitutions that are 100% on plan that I've survived the last 25 weeks. Someone else said it in another thread - if I could stay away from my beloved wine for pregnancy and breastfeeding with both my kids, I can definitely stick to plan for the short period of this diet!

Calisto
01-17-2013, 09:34 PM
Agreed! I only use apple cider, rice wine and plain old distilled.