Ideal Protein Diet - IP Daily Chat Wednesday 2/13/2013




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lisa32989
02-13-2013, 06:01 AM
:welcome2:
Welcome back to the Daily Chat thread - post your plans for today, share what's been happening, ask questions!

Some forum lingo:
NSV = Non-scale victory
TOM = time of the month
WI = Weigh-in
WF = Walden Farms
OP = on program

Bookmarking:
Ideal Protein Sub-forum Home page (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet-236/)
Consider making it a bookmark or a favorite in your browser so you can come back easily to get your RDA of Ideal Protein information.

Information for newbies:
Check the sticky page (top of forum, above all the topics) for lots of good information and please read here before asking what might be a frequently asked question (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/243142-have-question-about-ip-read-here-first-before-posting-question.html) in the daily thread: Information on Ideal Protein phases (1-4), IP Ultimate List Recipes, FAQ, Newbie Guide, Exercise, and other Important Threads
(http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/238801-ip-ultimate-list-recipes-faq-newbie-guide-exercise-other-important-threads.html)
More Recipes Here Mix'n in the kitchen...Recipes from the Rainbow (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/261885-mixn-kitchn-recipes-rainbow.html)
MiX'N' iN THE KiTCH'N.... Recipes from the Rainbow Volume 2 (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/268669-mixn-kitchn-recipes-rainbow-volumn-2-a.html)
here Fun with Ideal Protein Packets (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/212175-fun-ideal-protein-packets.html)
and here Fun with Veggie Purees! (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/264231-fun-veggie-purees.html)

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Progress photos have been moved to the Mini-Goal Photo Album (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/mini-goals-201/).

Other helpful links related to the Ideal Protein diet:
Dr. Chanh Tran Tien's website (http://www.trantiendiet.com/site/spip.php?rubrique19)


Trina M
02-13-2013, 07:28 AM
Good morning everyone. Tomorrow is WI day for me but my scale reflects a loss of 3.2. I go for my WI at lunch time and the scale usually reflects 1 l s more than the morning but I'm happy with my results! I would like to lose 60 more pounds but I think it will depend on the inches lost more than the weight.

I put on a couple of bracelets this morning and it seems that I have lost weight on my wrists!!! I know that the loss comes from everywhere but I had to share because it gave me a chuckle. Amazing results from the new way of eating!

Have a good day and look forward to reporting my loss tomorrow

star19600
02-13-2013, 07:49 AM
Trina M - it's a great feeling to be losing all over, isn't it? :-)

Good morning! Happy Ash Wednesday all. I decided to give up Facebook/social media for lent (with the exception of this site and MFP as I need it to stay on track!

I spent my morning temporarily suspending facebook and deleting all my bookmarks on my laptop, I still have to do that on my iphone too. I'm hoping it makes me a better Mom & wife & friend to have to actually reach out IN PERSON to my friends & family. 40 days... here goes nothing!


lisa32989
02-13-2013, 08:53 AM
Amazing that we lose the weight EVERYWHERE, not just in our chest, waist, hips, legs, arms ;)

My rings are all loose. People have to change shoe sizes.
Everything changes.

If you don't believe EVERYTHING changes, I'm going to share a pic that was shared on FB yesterday...even our INSIDES change! This is about WAY more than cosmetics. So stop worrying about loose skin and lose the weight!

Forwarded:

Body scan of 250 pound woman and 120 pound woman. Now granted not everyone is 120 lbs its just about perspective. If this isn't motivation to lose the weight, I don't know what is!! Note to self: Look at the size of the intestines and stomach; how the knees are rubbing together; the enlarged heart; and the fat pockets near the brain.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8388/8469967559_dc584600fa_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/17882544@N02/8469967559/)

mrskuby
02-13-2013, 08:58 AM
G'morning! Just checking in!

I tried celery root yesterday, I used the mandoline and slice it thin and made chips! They were great!

Then I made jicama chips for dessert! I think I'm going to try cutting it into small cubes, roasting it with cinnamon and WF syrup then topping it with crushed IP cinn puffs! I def love jicama! (Of course Market Basket had them labeled as celery root...good thing I know the difference!)

The night before, I tried cauliflower fried rice...yummy!

I love that this plan is encouraging me to try veggies/methods that I've never had before!

lisa32989
02-13-2013, 09:02 AM
G'morning! Just checking in!

I tried celery root yesterday, I used the mandoline and slice it thin and made chips! They were great!

Then I made jicama chips for dessert! I think I'm going to try cutting it into small cubes, roasting it with cinnamon and WF syrup then topping it with crushed IP cinn puffs! I def love jicama! (Of course Market Basket had them labeled as celery root...good thing I know the difference!)

The night before, I tried cauliflower fried rice...yummy!

I love that this plan is encouraging me to try veggies/methods that I've never had before!
Me too! I told my coach I have to now LIMIT my veggies/day, rather than force them in! What a difference 6 months makes in a life!
Although a taste of something off-plan would be nice occasionally, I can wait until maintenance and know I'll never be able to eat the amounts I did. In the meantime, we have all these FABULOUS veggies!

JBP
02-13-2013, 09:19 AM
Good Morning. I am a newbie to IP (on day 13) and am down 8 lbs! I am finding the most difficult time during the day for me and hunger is between breakfast and lunch time. I drink copious amounts of water during this time, but struggle with hunger each day. I typically have a chocolate or cappuccino drink for breakfast, but am wondering if I should switch it up a bit. Any tips would be great welcomed. Thanks in advance!

PepperTown
02-13-2013, 09:38 AM
Although it's been difficult to stay OP now that I'm wintering in Florida, I am happy to say I am down another 5 pounds (this morning) in 2 weeks while here :D.

Some of you are writing about your favorite veggies. One of my favorite snacks is Kohlrabi. It tastes a bit like a raw potato or a turnip. I try to slice it paper-thin and eat it like chips! I've even had my non-IP friends try it and they love it :D. (I'll try to include a picture.)

Also started doing allot of physical activities: golfing, biking, shuffleboard, walking and (if the weather permits) swimming today :)

Have a great day everyone...and please keep posting your ideas, accomplishments and advice. I know people don't always post, but I do read your posts everyday...and thank you for that.

A1Texan
02-13-2013, 09:49 AM
Amazing that we lose the weight EVERYWHERE, not just in our chest, waist, hips, legs, arms ;)

My rings are all loose. People have to change shoe sizes.
Everything changes.

If you don't believe EVERYTHING changes, I'm going to share a pic that was shared on FB yesterday...even our INSIDES change! This is about WAY more than cosmetics. So stop worrying about loose skin and lose the weight!

Forwarded:

Body scan of 250 pound woman and 120 pound woman. Now granted not everyone is 120 lbs its just about perspective. If this isn't motivation to lose the weight, I don't know what is!! Note to self: Look at the size of the intestines and stomach; how the knees are rubbing together; the enlarged heart; and the fat pockets near the brain.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8388/8469967559_dc584600fa_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/17882544@N02/8469967559/)
Great comparison Lisa. Brings to mind a friend of mine that just lost his little sister. She was 42 years old, 5'2", 310lbs. She died of a heart attack because it couldn't keep up with the strain caring all that weight. I think of that often and motivates me even more to stay OP.

Congrats and good luck on everyone's WI today. :hug:

jeffiner
02-13-2013, 09:53 AM
Good morning...i have a WI today and Im guessing down three..time will tell!

mrskuby
02-13-2013, 10:03 AM
Me too! I told my coach I have to now LIMIT my veggies/day, rather than force them in! What a difference 6 months makes in a life!
Although a taste of something off-plan would be nice occasionally, I can wait until maintenance and know I'll never be able to eat the amounts I did. In the meantime, we have all these FABULOUS veggies!

Haha, I used to measure my veggies to be sure I ate enough...now I measure to be sure I don't eat too much! :D

Good Morning. I am a newbie to IP (on day 13) and am down 8 lbs! I am finding the most difficult time during the day for me and hunger is between breakfast and lunch time. I drink copious amounts of water during this time, but struggle with hunger each day. I typically have a chocolate or cappuccino drink for breakfast, but am wondering if I should switch it up a bit. Any tips would be great welcomed. Thanks in advance!

I use the choc drink as a creamer in my coffee in 2-3 cups of coffee spread out from 7:30am to 10:30am...But I drink about 150 oz of water a day so I can have the extra caffeine. Having it spread out like that keeps me from getting hungry before lunch.

Although it's been difficult to stay OP now that I'm wintering in Florida, I am happy to say I am down another 5 pounds (this morning) in 2 weeks while here :D.

Some of you are writing about your favorite veggies. One of my favorite snacks is Kohlrabi. It tastes a bit like a raw potato or a turnip. I try to slice it paper-thin and eat it like chips! I've even had my non-IP friends try it and they love it :D. (I'll try to include a picture.)

Also started doing allot of physical activities: golfing, biking, shuffleboard, walking and (if the weather permits) swimming today :)

Have a great day everyone...and please keep posting your ideas, accomplishments and advice. I know people don't always post, but I do read your posts everyday...and thank you for that.

I've never had kohlrabi...not sure if I've ever seen it (thanks for the pic)..now I gotta go looking for it! :D Great job on the weight loss!!!

Good morning...i have a WI today and Im guessing down three..time will tell!

Good luck on your WI...

jlnelson
02-13-2013, 10:39 AM
Amazing that we lose the weight EVERYWHERE, not just in our chest, waist, hips, legs, arms ;)

My rings are all loose. People have to change shoe sizes.
Everything changes.

If you don't believe EVERYTHING changes, I'm going to share a pic that was shared on FB yesterday...even our INSIDES change! This is about WAY more than cosmetics. So stop worrying about loose skin and lose the weight!

Forwarded:

Body scan of 250 pound woman and 120 pound woman. Now granted not everyone is 120 lbs its just about perspective. If this isn't motivation to lose the weight, I don't know what is!! Note to self: Look at the size of the intestines and stomach; how the knees are rubbing together; the enlarged heart; and the fat pockets near the brain.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8388/8469967559_dc584600fa_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/17882544@N02/8469967559/)

This a great image. I had to meet with an orthopedic surgeon today because I've had some knee issues. Anyway, I learned that for every extra pound we are carrying on our body, that translates into an extra 3-9 pounds of pressure in our knees (pounds increase due to impact on knee, from standing to running). Just another reason to stay motivated!

BrittStar027
02-13-2013, 10:50 AM
That image is inspiring! In the sense that if i don't get this weight off, i don't know what kind of future i have in store for myself. While being "skinny" will be fantastic, i can't wait until my body is healthy.

SylviesGirl
02-13-2013, 10:59 AM
Morning, Everybody!

It's my first day and my first post here! I want to thank you all for the wonderful forum you have here. I have been reading various threads for days and have learned so much. I'm amazed at how supportive and generous you all are.

I just did the grand weigh in (gulp!) and measuring. Onward and forward! :cheer2:


P.S. To the poster above who gave up Facebook for lent . . . what a great idea! I will have to quickly consider doing the same. It is such a time sponge!

WyoGirl82
02-13-2013, 10:59 AM
I can't believe how much my energy has increased! It almost makes me feel antsy. The only down side is my DVR is filling up because I used to spend every evening laying on the couch watching tv and now I just can't do it. I watch maybe one show and then have the urge to get up and get something done. Sure helps with things that need done around the house! I was sooo excited this morning because my BMI on my weight tracker now shows "overweight" not "obese"!!

rofl306
02-13-2013, 11:21 AM
I can't believe how much my energy has increased! It almost makes me feel antsy. The only down side is my DVR is filling up because I used to spend every evening laying on the couch watching tv and now I just can't do it. I watch maybe one show and then have the urge to get up and get something done. Sure helps with things that need done around the house! I was sooo excited this morning because my BMI on my weight tracker now shows "overweight" not "obese"!!

Congrats on the BMI victory! That was a big moment for me too!

Today I started to take assessment of my wardrobe again. I definitely have more empty hangers than anything. I went shopping on Friday just a spur of the moment thing and bought a new top. The large was too big so I got it in medium. It is a frilly blouse. I don't have anything else like that in my wardrobe. It feels very good not to buy huge bland clothing. :)

Have a great day everyone!

Danif
02-13-2013, 11:43 AM
So today was the start of 6 weeks on ideal protein. I did not have any restricted foods this week, followed the plan and I gained .2 ounces!! How does this happen...getting discouraged.

SWP
02-13-2013, 11:44 AM
It's my first week on IP! I did it before - about a year and a half ago.

I just weighed myself - i'm down 5.9lbs! I'm trying to mentally prepare myself for the fact that it won't be like this every week :)

I'm pretty nervous though. There's only one place that sells IP in my area, and the coach is horrible. She's a recent high school grad who lives in her own world and isn't very receptive - to anything.

Anyway, do most people stop seeing their coach after phase 3? or phase 2?

lumielumes
02-13-2013, 12:06 PM
Week 5 weigh in-down 2.6lbs! Yay! Loving Ideal Protein!

maezy1
02-13-2013, 12:12 PM
So today was the start of 6 weeks on ideal protein. I did not have any restricted foods this week, followed the plan and I gained .2 ounces!! How does this happen...getting discouraged.

When your body doesn't eat enough food, have enough fuel, it holds on to what is left for dear life! You need to follow the plan by eating your restricted every day. Of course the usual - water, salt, EVO, vitamins etc But a .2 lb gain is not a big deal. Look at the big picture as to how much you have lost. My weight fluctuates so much that I stopped weighing in every week. not recommending this to anyone but it is what works for me.

ladylunk
02-13-2013, 12:13 PM
So today was the start of 6 weeks on ideal protein. I did not have any restricted foods this week, followed the plan and I gained .2 ounces!! How does this happen...getting discouraged.

Why don't you try eating your restricted this week. I Have never missed it. Some say it is important to have it. Did you drink your water and take supplements?

tunafish246
02-13-2013, 12:22 PM
I know teas are ok on the diet, and about drinking extra water for the caffeine and all of that.

But what about fruit teas? Or the tea that is dried that you put in the little tea ball. Is that ok? Sometimes I've seen fancy flavors that will say "caramel" or something else sweet in the name. Any idea if those are safe?

NinjaNurse
02-13-2013, 12:33 PM
When your body doesn't eat enough food, have enough fuel, it holds on to what is left for dear life! You need to follow the plan by eating your restricted every day. Of course the usual - water, salt, EVO, vitamins etc But a .2 lb gain is not a big deal. Look at the big picture as to how much you have lost. My weight fluctuates so much that I stopped weighing in every week. not recommending this to anyone but it is what works for me.

Amen Sista!!! I had WI this morning and supposedly gained 3.4lbs. I am so so so upset because even with the storm and the challenges it brought, I stayed 100%OP!!! I do think though, I did not eat enough! I know this wgt is not fat and I am so NOT changing my ticker. It kills me because the clothes I have on right now are falling off me.

I know I didn't eat enough at my Aunts because there were not enough veggies in the house. So, while I did not go off plan, I think I was so worried about what I was eating, I didn't eat enough or right.

Long story short, follow the plan the way it is intended!! It works!!!

BTW: Maezy, I think we are long lost sisters!!

Danif
02-13-2013, 12:37 PM
Why don't you try eating your restricted this week. I Have never missed it. Some say it is important to have it. Did you drink your water and take supplements?

Yes! I did everything I was supposed to. It is so discouraging. The week before I lost 4 pounds. Its so strange because 3 days ago I got on the scale at home and it said 182.6 then the next day it was up a pound and the same today which brought me to plus .2 ounces on the clinic scale this morning. How can it show a 2 pound loss 3 days ago and then a gain today!!! Frustrated!! I did purchase a restricted box...kind of scared to eat it. My clinic does not recommend eating the restricted until you reach your goal but I am going to have one and see if it changes things for me.

Danif
02-13-2013, 12:40 PM
When your body doesn't eat enough food, have enough fuel, it holds on to what is left for dear life! You need to follow the plan by eating your restricted every day. Of course the usual - water, salt, EVO, vitamins etc But a .2 lb gain is not a big deal. Look at the big picture as to how much you have lost. My weight fluctuates so much that I stopped weighing in every week. not recommending this to anyone but it is what works for me.
I'm going to try it...I think I did eat enough and I drank a gallon of water everyday, but the scale said I was only 30% water. How can that be??

ladylunk
02-13-2013, 12:45 PM
Yes! I did everything I was supposed to. It is so discouraging. The week before I lost 4 pounds. Its so strange because 3 days ago I got on the scale at home and it said 182.6 then the next day it was up a pound and the same today which brought me to plus .2 ounces on the clinic scale this morning. How can it show a 2 pound loss 3 days ago and then a gain today!!! Frustrated!! I did purchase a restricted box...kind of scared to eat it. My clinic does not recommend eating the restricted until you reach your goal but I am going to have one and see if it changes things for me.

You are kidding. They don't recommend restricted until goal? Crazy! Like the others say it's all part of the program. Also maybe try not looking at scale for the week. Just keep with it and see what happens next week. Wouldn't it be neat if you ate your restricted everyday and lost good next week...you could try to prove them wrong.

Danif
02-13-2013, 12:52 PM
You are kidding. They don't recommend restricted until goal? Crazy! Like the others say it's all part of the program. Also maybe try not looking at scale for the week. Just keep with it and see what happens next week. Wouldn't it be neat if you ate your restricted everyday and lost good next week...you could try to prove them wrong.

LOL..yeah that would be nice. I'm addicted to my scale!! I can't stop...that and those darn Ketosis sticks too!! lol

LizJazz
02-13-2013, 12:55 PM
Good afternoon all!
Weighed in today -4.4 pounds, -20.8 pounds in 4 weeks! Woo hoo! I souls be able to stop wearing my maternity clothes in about 5 more pounds.

My only issue is that I feel very weird. Kind of light headed, cloudy thoughts, my eyes feel like they are jittery. I definitely wasn't getting enough salt, so I fixes that. I am totally OP and am eating all my food and drinking all my water. Is there anything else I can do? I really don't know how much longer I can take feeling like this as I have 2 young kids to take care of.

leannekarella
02-13-2013, 12:56 PM
G'morning! Just checking in!

I tried celery root yesterday, I used the mandoline and slice it thin and made chips! They were great!

Then I made jicama chips for dessert! I think I'm going to try cutting it into small cubes, roasting it with cinnamon and WF syrup then topping it with crushed IP cinn puffs! I def love jicama! (Of course Market Basket had them labeled as celery root...good thing I know the difference!)

The night before, I tried cauliflower fried rice...yummy!

I love that this plan is encouraging me to try veggies/methods that I've never had before!

I made the cauliflower rice 4 days an a row. Fried rice, then using it as a filler for stuffed peppers. LOVE IT! I am going out today to try and get some celery root to try some fries or chips. I love the rutabaga fries.

I LOVE cooking, and this is so exciting. Things I never, ever would have done before IP! Family loves them too, which is a HUGE plus, because I was worried about cooking for them.

lisa32989
02-13-2013, 12:59 PM
So today was the start of 6 weeks on ideal protein. I did not have any restricted foods this week, followed the plan and I gained .2 ounces!! How does this happen...getting discouraged.
Yes! I did everything I was supposed to. It is so discouraging. The week before I lost 4 pounds. Its so strange because 3 days ago I got on the scale at home and it said 182.6 then the next day it was up a pound and the same today which brought me to plus .2 ounces on the clinic scale this morning. How can it show a 2 pound loss 3 days ago and then a gain today!!! Frustrated!! I did purchase a restricted box...kind of scared to eat it. My clinic does not recommend eating the restricted until you reach your goal but I am going to have one and see if it changes things for me.
I'm going to try it...I think I did eat enough and I drank a gallon of water everyday, but the scale said I was only 30% water. How can that be??
restricteds are part of the program!
Many people here have found through trial and error that they do BETTER with a restricted per day and a little more fat than the program calls for. So be SURE you are having your fat every day...not just cooking with it but actually putting 2 tsp ON your food.
A small increase (which is what you had) can be attributed to MANY things, including weighing at a different time, wearing different clothes, water retention from eating more sodium or from inflammation from an injury or illness, eliminating less than usual (or just general bathroom issues)

I actually had a bigger loss one week when I INCREASED salad consumption, after not eating any for a while.

These clinics that make the program HARDER than it is designed drive me absolutely :bat:

The last thing I'm going to say is that weight loss progress is neither linear (always going in one direction) NOR is it only measured on the scale. What did the measurements say? How about body fat? I almost always have a measurement reduction, even if I have little-to-no loss (or one week a slight gain, which I charted as zero loss)

We have to give this program time to work. Do the math. What is your average weight loss? Mine is over 2 lbs per week since I started at the beginning of August. NO OTHER plan I've ever followed gave me these consistent results. Look at my signature. The journey is not a picture of perfection but the result is GREAT!

leannekarella
02-13-2013, 01:00 PM
Had to take off my wedding ring and put it in the jewelry box before I lose it. First time in 13 years it's been off my finger, but I don't feel so bad about it. :D I'm down to only one pair of jeans that fit (because I shrunk out of the rest) and I'll need to go buy some smaller undies very soon!

Yesterday was the first day in a VERY busy "away from home" week, and though I didn't get in my 3 packets of IP food (got in 2) I stayed on plan, my carbs were not high, my protein was sufficient, and my calorie count was only over by about 100. Thank God for Subway salads!

Today I'm packing my lunch bag better and should be 100% OP. This isn't so bad!

lisa32989
02-13-2013, 01:00 PM
Good afternoon all!
Weighed in today -4.4 pounds, -20.8 pounds in 4 weeks! Woo hoo! I souls be able to stop wearing my maternity clothes in about 5 more pounds.

My only issue is that I feel very weird. Kind of light headed, cloudy thoughts, my eyes feel like they are jittery. I definitely wasn't getting enough salt, so I fixes that. I am totally OP and am eating all my food and drinking all my water. Is there anything else I can do? I really don't know how much longer I can take feeling like this as I have 2 young kids to take care of.
It'll pass. Make sure you're getting all your oil, too.

Congrats on your success
If it doesn't pass, check with your doctor and have your thyroid checked, among whatever else s/he may want to test.

Danif
02-13-2013, 01:01 PM
restricteds are part of the program!
Many people here have found through trial and error that they do BETTER with a restricted per day and a little more fat than the program calls for. So be SURE you are having your fat every day...not just cooking with it but actually putting 2 tsp ON your food.
A small increase (which is what you had) can be attributed to MANY things, including weighing at a different time, wearing different clothes, water retention from eating more sodium or from inflammation from an injury or illness, eliminating less than usual (or just general bathroom issues)

I actually had a bigger loss one week when I INCREASED salad consumption, after not eating any for a while.

These clinics that make the program HARDER than it is designed drive me absolutely :bat:

The last thing I'm going to say is that weight loss progress is neither linear (always going in one direction) NOR is it only measured on the scale. What did the measurements say? How about body fat? I almost always have a measurement reduction, even if I have little-to-no loss (or one week a slight gain, which I charted as zero loss)

We have to give this program time to work. Do the math. What is your average weight loss? Mine is over 2 lbs per week since I started at the beginning of August. NO OTHER plan I've ever followed gave me these consistent results. Look at my signature. The journey is not a picture of perfection but the result is GREAT!

Thanks!! I did lose an inch and a half and my fat did come down...OK, what you said made sense...thank you! How do I put the ticker on my posts??

leannekarella
02-13-2013, 01:04 PM
Good Morning. I am a newbie to IP (on day 13) and am down 8 lbs! I am finding the most difficult time during the day for me and hunger is between breakfast and lunch time. I drink copious amounts of water during this time, but struggle with hunger each day. I typically have a chocolate or cappuccino drink for breakfast, but am wondering if I should switch it up a bit. Any tips would be great welcomed. Thanks in advance!

I tend to eat a big breakfast. My filling favorites are... I make egg fu yung with the IP omelet mix. (I know, not really breakfast...) but it's super filling and it keeps me held over until lunch. I also make using alternative products... I mix a packet of HealthSmart plain pancake, and plain oatmeal, add lots of cinnamon and vanilla, and then just enough water to make a nice thick pancake batter. Makes 2 pancakes, and they're HEARTY. Then there's another one left over for tomorrow, so it's 2 birds one stone. (I actually make them at night when I'm not starving so they're ready to go in the morning) Eat with WF pancake syrup.

I cannot exist on a liquid breakfast. I don't make it an hour before my stomach is howling.

Danif
02-13-2013, 01:17 PM
Thanks!! I did lose an inch and a half and my fat did come down...OK, what you said made sense...thank you! How do I put the ticker on my posts??




came down!

PepperTown
02-13-2013, 01:52 PM
Yes! I did everything I was supposed to. It is so discouraging. The week before I lost 4 pounds. Its so strange because 3 days ago I got on the scale at home and it said 182.6 then the next day it was up a pound and the same today which brought me to plus .2 ounces on the clinic scale this morning. How can it show a 2 pound loss 3 days ago and then a gain today!!! Frustrated!! I did purchase a restricted box...kind of scared to eat it. My clinic does not recommend eating the restricted until you reach your goal but I am going to have one and see if it changes things for me.

What? I've been having restricted food from the start!!! AND I'm loosing!!!

MayShowers
02-13-2013, 01:59 PM
Hey Ladies!

I'm new to all this (started IP two weeks ago). My first WI was last week and I lost 7 lbs! Needless to say... I was shocked. I trained for a 5K in the fall for two months and only lost about 5.

Today was my second WI and I lost 2 lbs. The inches keep coming off so I'm not totally discouraged. Is it common to have a lower amount of weight loss following a week with a higher than usual number? I feel like yes but wanted to see what everyone's experience had been.

Thanks! you guys are awesome :)

jeffiner
02-13-2013, 02:08 PM
So I went for my 5 th WI ..down 1 lb ( notice how I didn't say only :). )I wont lie, I am disappointed BUT Im also very congested and I have not eaten enough veggies for the last few days. So , Im just moving forward with the program..as fast as time has been flying by lately it will be my next WI in the blink of an eye.

jlnelson
02-13-2013, 03:09 PM
I made the cauliflower rice 4 days an a row. Fried rice, then using it as a filler for stuffed peppers. LOVE IT! I am going out today to try and get some celery root to try some fries or chips. I love the rutabaga fries.

I LOVE cooking, and this is so exciting. Things I never, ever would have done before IP! Family loves them too, which is a HUGE plus, because I was worried about cooking for them.

That sounds great! Can you tell me where you found the recipe for the Cauliflower Rice? Thanks!

amberjules
02-13-2013, 03:53 PM
Amazing that we lose the weight EVERYWHERE, not just in our chest, waist, hips, legs, arms ;)

My rings are all loose. People have to change shoe sizes.
Everything changes.

If you don't believe EVERYTHING changes, I'm going to share a pic that was shared on FB yesterday...even our INSIDES change! This is about WAY more than cosmetics. So stop worrying about loose skin and lose the weight!

Forwarded:

Body scan of 250 pound woman and 120 pound woman. Now granted not everyone is 120 lbs its just about perspective. If this isn't motivation to lose the weight, I don't know what is!! Note to self: Look at the size of the intestines and stomach; how the knees are rubbing together; the enlarged heart; and the fat pockets near the brain.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8388/8469967559_dc584600fa_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/17882544@N02/8469967559/)

OMG that's absolutely incredible and a bit frightening all at the same time. Look at the ankle bones and how they are almost collapsing on the larger woman.

That's some major motivation! Thanks for sharing.

Bellamack
02-13-2013, 04:28 PM
Tell me "HOW" if you are being good that you can gain weight, my Fitness Pal says everyday that I am not eating enough, so if you have not consumed enough, let alone 3500 extra calories, HOW oh HOW can it be?

Bellamack
02-13-2013, 04:36 PM
So today was the start of 6 weeks on ideal protein. I did not have any restricted foods this week, followed the plan and I gained .2 ounces!! How does this happen...getting discouraged.

me too :( I am post meno and hypothyroid, so I know it is a slow go, but to gain doesn't seem possible.

AmberMae
02-13-2013, 06:01 PM
Quick question. I tried looking for the answer in past threads but couldn't find anything. Does the alternative lemonade taste the same as the IP Lemonade you purchase at your clinic?? I buy my stuff in a clinic but online is cheaper. Just wondering if anyone have tried both?? Thank!

Glover girl
02-13-2013, 06:20 PM
I tend to eat a big breakfast. My filling favorites are... I make egg fu yung with the IP omelet mix. (I know, not really breakfast...) but it's super filling and it keeps me held over until lunch. I also make using alternative products... I mix a packet of HealthSmart plain pancake, and plain oatmeal, add lots of cinnamon and vanilla, and then just enough water to make a nice thick pancake batter. Makes 2 pancakes, and they're HEARTY. Then there's another one left over for tomorrow, so it's 2 birds one stone. (I actually make them at night when I'm not starving so they're ready to go in the morning) Eat with WF pancake syrup.

I cannot exist on a liquid breakfast. I don't make it an hour before my stomach is howling.


I agree, I need something more substantial in the morning. I make a crispy cereal or proti diet pancake with 2 egg whites or an omelette with spinach.

cmk79
02-13-2013, 06:27 PM
I have question.Is sausage allowed?It wasn't on the list of meats I was given.

lisa32989
02-13-2013, 06:33 PM
Quick question. I tried looking for the answer in past threads but couldn't find anything. Does the alternative lemonade taste the same as the IP Lemonade you purchase at your clinic?? I buy my stuff in a clinic but online is cheaper. Just wondering if anyone have tried both?? Thank!
The ProtiDiet Pink Lemonade tastes just like the IP Pink Lemonade. I bought the jug of it (even less expensive!)
I use the IP packets for travel and the scoop out of the jug at home

maezy1
02-13-2013, 07:17 PM
TOUGH LOVE HERE TRUST THE PROGRAM! Lisa and I have been on this program for many months and it WORKS! You must follow the phase 1 sheet exactly. Altering it means you are not on program. You have 2 unrestricted and 1 restricted every day. Our bodies are magnificent machines. The body will balance itself when it doesn't get enough fuel (food) so when you go below what you should eat you wont lose. Some of us gain. It happens!!! If you follow the program it works! There is a ton of research in this program so google and read about it. It is not the latest fad diet.
I never thought I would be where I was when I started. I am no longer considered obese! me?? yup. I surprised myself. I am 4 lbs from ONEDERLAND and I will make it hopefully by the end fo this month but if not, whenever I get there.
SO ONE MORE TIME! TRUST THE PROGRAM! IT WORKS IF YOU WORK IT!!!
lisa Wuv would be so proud of me!!!

skrupp2010
02-13-2013, 07:18 PM
Good evening everyone! This is my first week on the IP plan and I am in Day 5 now. The first 3 days were horrid, but I am so happy I pushed through it. I have been reading through this forum for the past few weeks in preparation as I do not have a coach and will be doing this on my own. I believe this forum will be key to helping me stay on plan. Thank you so much for all of the helpful advice so many of you have posted. One question I have for you all is about measuring the veggies. Do you use a regular measuring cup to figure your 2 cups or use a scale and go by ounces? :?:

maezy1
02-13-2013, 07:20 PM
Good evening everyone! This is my first week on the IP plan and I am in Day 5 now. The first 3 days were horrid, but I am so happy I pushed through it. I have been reading through this forum for the past few weeks in preparation as I do not have a coach and will be doing this on my own. I believe this forum will be key to helping me stay on plan. Thank you so much for all of the helpful advice so many of you have posted. One question I have for you all is about measuring the veggies. Do you use a regular measuring cup to figure your 2 cups or use a scale and go by ounces? :?:

Great attitude! I measure using a measuring cup for my veggies. Also, measure raw not cooked. Have you tried rutabaga fries yet? Unbelievably delicious! Never thought that I would love rutabagas!!

pocahontas812
02-13-2013, 07:39 PM
Hey Ladies!

I'm new to all this (started IP two weeks ago). My first WI was last week and I lost 7 lbs! Needless to say... I was shocked. I trained for a 5K in the fall for two months and only lost about 5.

Today was my second WI and I lost 2 lbs. The inches keep coming off so I'm not totally discouraged. Is it common to have a lower amount of weight loss following a week with a higher than usual number? I feel like yes but wanted to see what everyone's experience had been.

Thanks! you guys are awesome :)

This is totally normal. The first week is usually always your biggest loss because you are losing a lot of water. I lost 6.4 my first week, 2.6 my second, then 3.8 my third. Since then I've lost anywhere from 0.4 to 4 lbs each week.

Do not get discouraged! You've lost 9 lbs in 2 weeks which is amazing, and you are losing inches!

pocahontas812
02-13-2013, 07:45 PM
I have question.Is sausage allowed?It wasn't on the list of meats I was given.

Sausage is not on the phase 1 sheet, therefore it is not allowed. Sausage is too high in fat in relation to the amount of protein and has a lot of fillers that are not allowed on IP. They are also generally quite high in sodium.

maezy1
02-13-2013, 07:59 PM
Ninjanurse I think ur right!! we must be sisters somehow!!!

Sonyasbug
02-13-2013, 08:01 PM
I can't believe how much my energy has increased! It almost makes me feel antsy. The only down side is my DVR is filling up because I used to spend every evening laying on the couch watching tv and now I just can't do it. I watch maybe one show and then have the urge to get up and get something done. Sure helps with things that need done around the house! I was sooo excited this morning because my BMI on my weight tracker now shows "overweight" not "obese"!!

Congrats! Me too, me too! It happened at last nights WI. Great feeling.

Addy
02-13-2013, 08:02 PM
Good evening everyone, congrats on the losses and NSV's.

WI on Tuesday -4lbs :) making a grand total of 26lbs gone in 5 weeks!

star19600
02-13-2013, 08:03 PM
I just tried the cauliflower fried rice. Surprisingly good! I dislike the smell of cooking cauliflower but the taste and texture were very good!

SanB608
02-13-2013, 08:41 PM
Good Morning. I am a newbie to IP (on day 13) and am down 8 lbs! I am finding the most difficult time during the day for me and hunger is between breakfast and lunch time. I drink copious amounts of water during this time, but struggle with hunger each day. I typically have a chocolate or cappuccino drink for breakfast, but am wondering if I should switch it up a bit. Any tips would be great welcomed. Thanks in advance!

I had the same issues when I first started (will be finishing up week 5) and I also have a cappuccino most every morning (have you tried making your cappuccino with coffee instead of required water? awesome!). I found that using one of the crystal light packs that we are allowed in my water when struggling with hunger, got me over it. Don't know if it was the sweetness that made my mind think I had fed my stomach, but for me it worked.

NinjaNurse
02-13-2013, 10:29 PM
I just tried the cauliflower fried rice. Surprisingly good! I dislike the smell of cooking cauliflower but the taste and texture were very good!

I agree about the smell, but I LOVE mashed and roasted cauliflower. I go through a couple of heads a week!!

Have you tried it roasted?? It's addicting. My 4yr old loves it too!!

star19600
02-13-2013, 10:45 PM
I agree about the smell, but I LOVE mashed and roasted cauliflower. I go through a couple of heads a week!!

Have you tried it roasted?? It's addicting. My 4yr old loves it too!!

Haven't tried it roasted yet. Do you put any seasonings on it? I've been trying a few things in the last two weeks that I never thoughti would... Crazy!

NinjaNurse
02-13-2013, 10:49 PM
Haven't tried it roasted yet. Do you put any seasonings on it? I've been trying a few things in the last two weeks that I never thoughti would... Crazy!

Whatever you like that you can have OP. I have used curry power, hot sauce. Even just salt and pepper is fine because it has such a nice, nutty like flavor when it's roasted.

crazynette826
02-14-2013, 12:11 AM
Now I want to try Cauliflower roasted! I love it steamed, and mashed. I need to try it as rice, but haven't yet. Such a versatile veggie!!

IdealProteinNewbie
02-14-2013, 01:49 AM
Haven't tried it roasted yet. Do you put any seasonings on it? I've been trying a few things in the last two weeks that I never thoughti would... Crazy!

"Cauliflower Popcorn" is amazing!!!

Cut into small pieces, mist with olive oil, dust with spices (I use sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder and cayenne pepper) and roast at 425* until golden brown, turning every so often.

It's soooo good and I have to force myself to stop at 2 cups!