Ideal Protein Diet - newbie

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11-12-2013, 09:34 PM
Just got my IP DIET plan today. Starting fresh in the morning.;)

11-12-2013, 09:40 PM
I am also starting in the morning.:dizzy: Good luck to you!

11-12-2013, 09:48 PM
Good luck to both of you!

11-12-2013, 09:55 PM
Good luck, the first week is the hardest! Once you move past that you should be fine. :)

11-12-2013, 10:06 PM
You will do awesome, thus is a great supportive site. Many people here are knowledgable and can answer questions you might have. Just remember first week is the hardest.

11-12-2013, 11:59 PM
Thanks all. This is really going to be difficult. I don't really cook ~ I live alone ~ which is what got me into trouble to start with. My coach said that IP is coming out with some meals so that I can eventually do all my meals with their food. She expected the new stuff to be in today so maybe next week I will be 100% IP except for the veggies. Of course that will make my costs go up so I'll see how it goes this week. I have read a lot on this site and appreciate all the advice I've seen so far. I'm looking forward to this next week being over :smug:

I can do anything
11-13-2013, 12:48 AM
:welcome: Welcome.

11-13-2013, 10:18 AM
Calypso- me and my husband usually cook and prep one day since we both work. We will grill our meats, chicken, porkchops and then make salads in pint jars so we have them for the week. This saves a lot of time and we always have something OP. he isn't on the diet but he supports me and eats what I eat so it helps.

11-13-2013, 10:42 AM
Good luck to both of you. You don't have to do a lot of cooking . Just be creative with your meat so that you don't get board. Veggies are easy.

11-13-2013, 07:29 PM
if you dont like to cook, then the 4c. of vegies a day might throw you for a loop. Lots of chopping and steaming.

One easier option is to buy frozen organic vegies, then you just dump out what you are going to eat into a bowl and microwave them. I love frozen organic broccoli and frozen organic rainbow peppers are good too, cauliflower is another good option.

Just an idea!

11-13-2013, 07:47 PM
I too started IP far so good!! I will admit that the best part of my day was eating the peanut butter crunch bar a couple of minutes

11-13-2013, 10:10 PM
I too started IP far so good!! I will admit that the best part of my day was eating the peanut butter crunch bar a couple of minutes

I didn't get any bars... not until 2 weeks is what my coach said. :(

11-13-2013, 10:39 PM
:Welcome: You will do great!
Glad you have found this Forum, there are some marvelously great people on here who give the best advice if you ask!

11-13-2013, 11:14 PM
you'll do fine - I only just discovered this site. I'm tempted by the alternative products. I've ordered a bunch... lol - my coach won't be happy i guess... but will keep on plan - that will help me in Phase 2/3/4 for sure.

I found the first 2 days easy - day 3 headaches a bit - then as ketosis kicked in on day 4 no issues and no appetite moving forward. Really it's the habit of eating that I miss more than the food. So - keep yourself busy and drink a ton of water. I keep MIO in business. Also i steam a lot of veggies or cook them in the Microwave and add them to the soups - makes it way more interesting. Chopping up cauliflower and adding IP chicken soup mix to it and making a "mashed potato" equivalent - purely awesome.

Good luck but you'll do fine - it's the best diet I've ever been on.... haven't we all been on a ton of them???

11-14-2013, 01:13 AM
Hey ladies this is my 4th day. I started sunday. I am pumped to get started. Bought myself flowers for the changes I am making. Good luck :D

Ruth Ann
11-14-2013, 08:55 AM
Hey ladies this is my 4th day. I started sunday. I am pumped to get started. Bought myself flowers for the changes I am making. Good luck :D

Welcome to everyone! This is a great site - full of support, tips, and recipes to help keep you motivated and on track!

SkinnyChiz - I love the buying flowers for yourself. We all need to remember to reward ourselves for getting healthier and thinner (in non-food ways, of course). Flowers, clothes, jewelery, massage, pedicures - there's tons of stuff that feels good and makes us happy!

11-14-2013, 09:36 AM
Good Morning:
I started Ideal Protein for a basic reason to lose weight. I have many things causing stress in my life. My sister just had weight loss surgery and my daughter and I both have weight issues and we've been working out at the gym for months but the weight is not coming off.
A dear friend of mine came to town on Tuesday and I shared my issues with weight with her and I brought up that my boss is doing Ideal Protein and he's lost almost 50 pounds in 2 months and I was wondering if this is something I should do? She's lost about 100 pounds and kept it off for about 2 years and she said that's how I did it. I really thought she is someone I hold in high regard and I want to achieve my weight loss goal. I spent the afternoon with her and felt on top of the world. Good old fashioned quality time with a dear friend makes us think so much clearer. When I got to work on Wednesday I decided to call and talk with the clinic that does Ideal Protein and see if I could have the free consultation and I did and while I was there he realised that I'd done lots of research and I could start right away. I left there and was so excited and knew this is something that I can do and it might be hard eating 2 cups of vegetables two times a day. So I made a great stir fry last night something I don't do very often and it was good. I ate my snack it seemed extremely sweet and drank lots of water....
While on Thursday morning I got up and did the routine of getting on the scale and I hit and new number on the scale 237 wow it does work. I know it might just be water weight but it makes you know those two cups of vegetables might not be that bad today.
I have a question I love tomatoes and it says you shouldn't eat them that often so does that mean once a week.
I love the recipes on this site toooo