Ideal Protein Diet - HATE drink packets - what can I do?




LUCCILOVE
10-13-2013, 10:47 AM
Hi!

I am new and started Oct 7th-my first weigh in is Oct 14th this upcoming Monday. I have not cheated but have a couple of questions for the experts here.

1) Last week when I started the office gives u a sampler pack to try stuff. I am down to drink mixes-and I HATE them. I dont like any of them. I am at the point that for breakfast this am I want to eat 2 eggs instead of a drink packet. Do u think that would be ok? Is there any other recommendations? I will get new food that I like tom. on Monday. Any advise would be great. I just dont like drinking my meals. I rather eat them.

2) Also is there a website or post about maybe doing an exchange of packets you dont like or use with others? So far have not found that.

3)Can you eat NY strip steak for your 8 ozs? I thought that was sirloin but I think I am wrong.

4)To be clear you can have your restricted item for your snack after dinner right?

Thanks in advance!!! It is appreciated


Aydubs
10-13-2013, 10:56 AM
Yeah- the drink packets are gross, but I love the pre-made drinks. You can try those. Also, you can have the omelet packet. Even my husband likes those. The oatmeal is good too although I wish they would make an apples and cinnamon version! I just have my pre-made vanilla shake in my coffee in the morning. Even better, I get two shots of espresso over ice in a venti cup from Starbucks and pour my vanilla shake in. That is really yummy!
NY Strip is fine. You can have a restricted any time, just as long as it is once a day. Good Luck!

LUCCILOVE
10-13-2013, 11:06 AM
Thanks for the quick reply. I also like the oatmeal and omelet packages but what I am saying is right now all I have left until tom. is the drink packets. I dont have any of the good stuff left and I really dont want to drink them.

So can I have 2 eggs instead of the drink packets for today until I get more packets tom?

Thanks


Aydubs
10-13-2013, 11:11 AM
Ohhhh got cha. I read that wrong. I would say don't cheat so early on. It can be a slippery slope. But, the reality is 2 eggs won't kill ya.:) Will your program allow you to exchange packets? Mine does so that might work when you weigh in. If not, the exchange is a good idea. Otherwise, sell them on ebay!

patns
10-13-2013, 12:43 PM
There are lots of good recipes for the drink packages. Look up mug cakes for example. Lots of people never use them as drinks.
There are many threads on recipes. For most of them you use the extra egg whites and a bit of baking powder.

LUCCILOVE
10-13-2013, 12:53 PM
Thanks for your tips! I sucked it up and had the drink for breakfast. I survived but wont by drinks again - they are just not for me. Thanks!

Jbhigdon
10-13-2013, 12:55 PM
The drinks are a lot better if you get them mixed well and put the shaker in the fridge and let it get slushy!! I could even get the ones I don't like down that way!

Good luck!!!

WillowVee
10-13-2013, 01:04 PM
Thanks for your tips! I sucked it up and had the drink for breakfast. I survived but wont by drinks again - they are just not for me. Thanks!

Good for you! Week one is such a learning experience. My first day I had to have plain rotini as a snack because I ate my restricted for breakfast and had ordered some truly questionable items. I had no clue! I haven't eaten the rotini again, although I know it's probably good when it's not just plain! :)

LUCCILOVE
10-13-2013, 01:08 PM
I had the Rotini and did not mind it. I added 1 cup of frozen spinach and 1 teaspoon of olive oil and a splash of Walden Farms Italian dressing and it was not bad. I would say the Rotini is more on the side of whole wheat version. I found that filled me up unti dinner.

It is great I am not alone and we can all share tips with each other - it is greatly appreciated!

MelissaKate73
10-13-2013, 01:21 PM
I totally agree that some of the drinks aren't great, The ready to drink ones are better, by they cost more at my clinic, and that bugs my inner cheapskate! I've started buying those EAS carb advantage rtd ones, and they taste GOOD to me. I even blend two cups of spinach in them and I can't even taste the spinach. Veggies are my problem, so getting two cups out of the way in the morning is great for me. Some of the IP drinks are better than others, so you might want to try some of the different ones and see if you can find one you like better.

Meeshellee
10-13-2013, 01:26 PM
4)To be clear you can have your restricted item for your snack after dinner right?

Thanks in advance!!! It is appreciated

My coach said to have the restricted item in the morning or at lunch due to the higher calories, but I've seen others post on here about having their restricteds at night and they seem to be having success, so that's up to you. I try to avoid having my restricted at night.

dak1lls
10-13-2013, 01:40 PM
Regarding the drink packets, I felt the same way. However, I started blending them in my magic bullet with crushed ice and a little sea salt, it made a huge difference. My favorite is the chocolate drink made with 4 oz. Of cold coffee, a dash of cinnamon, sea salt and a cup of crushed ice in my magic bullet. It is so good. I do the same with the vanilla drink. I use alternatives though. My drinks are v-core vantage from compete nutrition. They have orange creamsicle, chocolate, vanilla,cookies and cream, and smores.

Be prepared for a big change in your tastebuds. The first week I gagged down the mango rtd. By the second week i loved it!

Meeshellee
10-13-2013, 01:50 PM
I find it interesting how everyone's tastes are different. I have friends on IP who hated the blueberry-pomm drink, but I love it. Have another friend who basically lived on the orange drink...that one wasn't my favorite.

But if you have the choc drink packets you should try the microwave cake.... It's so good! I have that as my treat almost every night!

Meeshellee
10-13-2013, 01:54 PM
Chocolate Mug Cake...Instant Joy!

1 pkg Chocolate Drink ( replace with other drinks try with vanilla drink)
1 egg white
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon olive oil or coconut oil
1 teaspoon splenda or stevia (or sweeten with other sweetener to taste )
Splash of vanilla

Put the drink mix in a big mug (I put mine in a bowl because it puffs up so much)
Add enough water to bring it to a slightly watery pudding consistency, just enough to be able to mix easily
Add other ingredients (egg white, baking powder, olive oil, splenda, vanilla )
Mix it like crazy with a big fork till it's silky smooth
Put it in the microwave for 3 minutes ON TOP OF A BIG PLATE
Watch as it expands like crazy
Let cool
Eat... and enjoy

LUCCILOVE
10-13-2013, 06:18 PM
Thanks for the info but I am confused by the choco mug cake. How can I have 1 egg white? Would I deduct that from my 8 oz of protein? Otherwise I dont know how to have that? My coach did not tell me I could have that. I guess what I am asking is how do I count the 1 egg white or the baking powder or coconut oil? The last 2 are not on my list of this to have.

sarahBell
10-13-2013, 06:21 PM
I add some soda water to my drinks. I make the packet according to directions then add soda water!

lisa32989
10-13-2013, 06:40 PM
You didn't mention WHICH drink packets you don't like. Some are better in the blender with ice as slushed

Thanks for the quick reply. I also like the oatmeal and omelet packages but what I am saying is right now all I have left until tom. is the drink packets. I dont have any of the good stuff left and I really dont want to drink them.

So can I have 2 eggs instead of the drink packets for today until I get more packets tom?

2 whole eggs would be equivalent to a restricted.
1 whole + 3 egg whites is equivalent to an omelet packet

Thanks for the info but I am confused by the choco mug cake. How can I have 1 egg white? Would I deduct that from my 8 oz of protein? Otherwise I dont know how to have that? My coach did not tell me I could have that. I guess what I am asking is how do I count the 1 egg white or the baking powder or coconut oil? The last 2 are not on my list of this to have.
Coconut oil is not on the P1 protocol sheet. One of your other oils can be used.
Until the newest protocol sheet came out, IP always said any additions needed to be 0 carb/0 sugar/0 fat.
1-2 egg whites meets those specifications so many people (probably most of us!) use them as additions.
Baking powder is 0 cals too. Nothing to count.

Jojo381972
10-13-2013, 09:42 PM
I liked the yogurt wildberry shake, but I didn't find it very filling for some reason.

Thanks for the chocolate cake recipe, Meshellee! I love the chocolate drinks both the pre-made ones and the power mix.

Meeshellee
10-14-2013, 01:15 AM
I liked the yogurt wildberry shake, but I didn't find it very filling for some reason.

Thanks for the chocolate cake recipe, Meshellee! I love the chocolate drinks both the pre-made ones and the power mix.

You're welcome. Just remember you have to use the mix for that recipe, someone said the premades don't work in it.

lilkel244
10-14-2013, 09:51 AM
I don't like the drink mixes if you just mix them in the shaker, I blend them all with ice in a bullet. The vanilla one is also good with a little of the walden farms pancake syrup added, makes it a maple shake.

cassieleeanne
10-14-2013, 12:46 PM
Hi!

I am new and started Oct 7th-my first weigh in is Oct 14th this upcoming Monday. I have not cheated but have a couple of questions for the experts here.

1) Last week when I started the office gives u a sampler pack to try stuff. I am down to drink mixes-and I HATE them. I dont like any of them. I am at the point that for breakfast this am I want to eat 2 eggs instead of a drink packet. Do u think that would be ok? Is there any other recommendations? I will get new food that I like tom. on Monday. Any advise would be great. I just dont like drinking my meals. I rather eat them.

2) Also is there a website or post about maybe doing an exchange of packets you dont like or use with others? So far have not found that.

3)Can you eat NY strip steak for your 8 ozs? I thought that was sirloin but I think I am wrong.

4)To be clear you can have your restricted item for your snack after dinner right?

Thanks in advance!!! It is appreciated


What drinks did you try? I really like the blueberry pomegranate drink..

Figgypudding
10-14-2013, 12:57 PM
Hi!

I am new and started Oct 7th-my first weigh in is Oct 14th this upcoming Monday. I have not cheated but have a couple of questions for the experts here.

1) Last week when I started the office gives u a sampler pack to try stuff. I am down to drink mixes-and I HATE them. I dont like any of them. I am at the point that for breakfast this am I want to eat 2 eggs instead of a drink packet. Do u think that would be ok? Is there any other recommendations? I will get new food that I like tom. on Monday. Any advise would be great. I just dont like drinking my meals. I rather eat them.

2) Also is there a website or post about maybe doing an exchange of packets you dont like or use with others? So far have not found that.

3)Can you eat NY strip steak for your 8 ozs? I thought that was sirloin but I think I am wrong.

4)To be clear you can have your restricted item for your snack after dinner right?

Thanks in advance!!! It is appreciated

#1 - turn them into muffins or pancakes or trade them in for something you like. The vanilla drink, chocolate drink and wildberry yogurt all bake up into muffin/pancake replacements.

#2 - you should be able to do this in your clinic. otherwise, i think some people on IP near you might be able to help with this.

#3 - NY Strip is a little too fatty for your meat - filet mignon is the perfect amount of fat for red meat on IP. Of course we can't all afford that. I'd limit how often you have steak and stick to more fish, chicken and lower fat red meat if possible. Its nice to have a steak for a treat once in a while anyway.

#4 - well, every coach is different. You have to have a snack after dinner and before bed - definitely. However, at my clinic anyway, you need to have your restricted before dinner. In fact, may clinics don't allow you to have restricteds at all in your first two weeks.

Hang in there!

Ferk
10-14-2013, 04:57 PM
I make a coffee drink with my chocolate drink packet. I blend up ice, a cup of coffee, some water, and the chocolate packet and it's delicious!

LUCCILOVE
10-14-2013, 06:28 PM
Thanks to everyone with their help. I tried the blueberry, pineapple and banana, and pina colada - HATED THEM all. I also have the wildberry and peach and mango that I know I will not use. My clinic does not have a return packet policy. I will post them for a trade in.

Also, wanted to say I did my first weigh in today and I love 10lbs!!!! I was in shock about this. Cant believe considering it was my TOM as well. I also lost an inch on my hips and waist.

Your support and tips are much appreciated!!! Thanks!!!

dchild8989
10-15-2013, 06:31 PM
try adding egg white, vanilla and a little water to the choc drink mix and microwave it-- add WT caramel or choc sauce with sea salt....