Weight Loss Support - First Weigh-In Jitters, Help?

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04-23-2013, 02:36 AM
Hey! I started the Ideal Protein Diet last Tuesday (4/16) and I have my first "weigh-in" appointment tomorrow. I am really worried about it. I have been following the plan, but I cant tell if I have lost weight or if I am in Ketosis.

How can you tell? Did anyone feel this way about their first meeting? How are you doing now?
Thanks for the support!


04-23-2013, 09:02 AM
I'm not doing IP, but don't get too discouraged if you haven't lost as much as you had hoped. Good luck!

04-23-2013, 10:31 AM
I'm crazy pants and like being in the know. So I'd probably buy a scale and ketosis testing strips.

04-23-2013, 10:36 PM
I'm going to 2nd lunarsongbird. I would know if I was in ketosis - I get sick as a dog. I can't do very low carb for long. But if my body could handle it, I'd want to know and would get the kit to test and a good scale for weight tracking. Of course, I'm a daily scale junkie - but I keep a record in excel tracking my weight and only look at the 3 day average and weekly loss numbers. Daily weight can fluctuate so much (I went down 2 lbs yesterday and up 2 today). Give it time. Dieting is as much about patience as it is about willpower (or won't power, or sheer stubbornness). I have to learn that, myself. It's easier to say than do.