Ideal Protein Diet - Starting in phase 2 and exercise

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01-29-2013, 10:12 AM
I was on phase one for a while and I was always VERY lightheaded, weak and tired all the time.

I have recently joined a gym and I am doing zumba every night for an hour. I was thinking of switching to phase 2 due to the exercise.

Does anyone have any experience with this and would I still lose in phase 2 with the exercise?

01-29-2013, 11:56 AM
I used to personal train, I have tred lifting weights in phase 1, its reallly hard. In phase 2 you arent getting enough carbs to really work out hard. I would say have your carbs right before you work out, like a protein bar for example, and see how it goes. Ive tried doing that but I havent been that successful, I can only do 3 pishups and I used to be able to do 25...... so..... thats all my input.

01-29-2013, 12:30 PM
I did slow, light walking and weightlifting class at half my usual level in Phase 1. I would recommend holding off high intensity cardio until Phase 3. I picked up running in Phase 2 and not only did it stall my losses but i was beat. You are still in ketosis and low cal in P2 and heavy workouts are still not recommended.

01-29-2013, 02:26 PM
Thanks for the info! I have been contemplating mild excersize in phase 1 just get get in the habit. I have found some short 15-20 min toning workouts on Pinterest that I may try?

01-29-2013, 02:26 PM
There are a few exercise discussion threads out there that talk about how to deal with MILD exercise while in Phase 1. One thing that should be mentioned is that exercise will NOT speed things up - exercise of any kind should be because you enjoy it not because you are looking for faster results. And as Liz mentioned, many see a stall/slowdown in losses because of adding exercise before Phase 3.

For most people (especially those who were not intense exercisers before IP) you have to make a choice between the fast weight loss of IP or vigorous exercise. You simply cannot support proper muscle repair after exercising on Ideal Protein without adding more food even with mild exercise (as in, burning under 200 calories).

Give it a try, but be sure you add an extra IP food within 1/2 hour of finishing. You need to nourish your body. If you see a stall in your losses, you're doing too much and either need to dial it down, or back off completely until you are in Phase 3.

01-29-2013, 02:35 PM
Good to know! Thanks!