Ideal Protein Diet - IP Daily Chat Monday 11/18/2013




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lisa32989
11-18-2013, 06:58 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 plan

Bookmarking:
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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): 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)and here are the most recent Ideal Protein Protocol sheets (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/4701599-post49.html)

And before you cheat, read this thread:
The Real Cost of Cheating on Ideal Protein (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/221536-real-cost-cheating-ideal-protein.html)

Before starting new threads: spend some time reading the forum. Most new threads are duplicates, triplicates, quadruplicates. Folks who are the most successful, make time for research/reading.

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)
Fun with Ideal Protein Packets (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/212175-fun-ideal-protein-packets.html)
Fun with Veggie Purees! (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/264231-fun-veggie-purees.html)
Ideal Protein Diet Recipes #4 (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/273856-ideal-protein-diet-recipes-4-a.html)
Tips and Recipes from the Incredible Weight Loss Center (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/270950-ideal-protein-tips-recipes-incredible-weight-loss-center.html)

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Quoting:
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Searching:
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Progress photos
Mini-Goal Photo Album (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/mini-goals-201/).

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


sekc14
11-18-2013, 08:00 AM
I love how IP works! Down 4 more lbs. woohoo! It's a great day!!!

ems70508
11-18-2013, 09:18 AM
Tough weekend. Went to visit a friend who knew I was on IP. I didn't expect her to go out of her way for me or anything (I usually bring all my own stuff anyway). She talked about going to the farmers market so we had stuff to cook with. We planned on cooking rather than going out. We were making a big soup and I told her I couldn't have beans. She went ahead and threw a bunch of beans into the soup which just complicated it for me. I felt like I was hungry the whole weekend because she was baking and eating chips and salsa in front of me! She's one of my best friends and I know she's not doing it to spite me or anything but I guess it just gets me down. She kept saying "when you're finished with your diet, we'll have to do this...or that"

I know we all have supporters and non-supporters and it's just tough to be around someone who isn't necessarily helping or cheering you on. I'm just glad to be home with my cousin who supports me 100%. We had a big birthday celebration in the family last night and it was nice to show up and have IP chicken and our own salad on the side while everyone else chowed down. Excited to see what happens this week and the rest of my Christmas challenge!


yespositively
11-18-2013, 09:40 AM
Tough weekend. Went to visit a friend who knew I was on IP. I didn't expect her to go out of her way for me or anything (I usually bring all my own stuff anyway). She talked about going to the farmers market so we had stuff to cook with. We planned on cooking rather than going out. We were making a big soup and I told her I couldn't have beans. She went ahead and threw a bunch of beans into the soup which just complicated it for me. I felt like I was hungry the whole weekend because she was baking and eating chips and salsa in front of me! She's one of my best friends and I know she's not doing it to spite me or anything but I guess it just gets me down. She kept saying "when you're finished with your diet, we'll have to do this...or that"

I know we all have supporters and non-supporters and it's just tough to be around someone who isn't necessarily helping or cheering you on. I'm just glad to be home with my cousin who supports me 100%. We had a big birthday celebration in the family last night and it was nice to show up and have IP chicken and our own salad on the side while everyone else chowed down. Excited to see what happens this week and the rest of my Christmas challenge!

How frustrating! I agree, it's easier to be around people who support you than people who are disregarding your feedback (especially regarding beans, gosh!). I was out Friday night and left because I felt like I was getting undue pressure to drink. The whole thing made me just want to go home!

I don't know how upset you are with your friend but next time you hang out you might want to say something to the effect of "Last time we cooked together the soup we made didn't work for my diet. This diet is really important to me and I'd appreciate it if today we could please cook X since it's delicious and works for me." That's basically what I'm saying any time something comes up.

I'm so glad your cousin is supportive of you. My boyfriend is the same-- we had chili the other day and he was really supportive of me cooking beans on the side for him.

mcvay79
11-18-2013, 10:05 AM
Hi all! This is my first post here but I've been lurking for a while. I first tried IP about a year and half ago and was on it for about a month. I lost about 20 lbs, but life got complicated around that time and I couldn't afford the cost or the added stress. I managed to keep most of the weight off and have now returned to the diet (started Oct 30) but using alternatives this time to keep the cost down. Back then and now, I have found a lot of helpful advice from this forum and even just reading everyone's posts gives me encouragement to keep going. I notice quite a few of the people that were around here when I was last on the diet have now met their goal and phased off. I'm hoping this time I can do the same. It's only been about 3 weeks so far, but this time seems easier than last, though I can probably attribute that to life having settled down for me a bit. In any event, I'm hoping that with it feeling easier, I'll be able to stick with it this time.

Tough weekend. Went to visit a friend who knew I was on IP. I didn't expect her to go out of her way for me or anything (I usually bring all my own stuff anyway). She talked about going to the farmers market so we had stuff to cook with.

ems70508, I notice that we are in the same area. I never knew that there was a farmer's market around here. Where and when is it? Also, this is a bit random but I hoped you might know or have some suggestion - I tried a lot of veggies the last time I was on the diet to see what I liked, but I've never tried kohlrabi. I saw a few people mention it on the boards and I've been looking for it to try and haven't been successful. Besides the regular grocery stores, I've tried Fresh Pickins, Fresh Market, and Rouses. Have you had it and, if so, where did you find it? Or do you have any suggestions on who else might have it? Thanks for any help you can give!

Good luck all!

may1954
11-18-2013, 10:12 AM
[QUOTE=ems70508;4885454]Tough weekend. Went to visit a friend who knew I was on IP. I didn't expect her to go out of her way for me or anything (I usually bring all my own stuff anyway).
/QUOTE]

I've had that experience too, so now no matter where I go I bring my own food or stop and pick up grilled Chicken salads at McDonalds and arrive with it. McDonalds are everywhere and easy to pick up. I bring a few cucumbers and use those for my vegetables, they are easy to bring and just need to cut them up. It's gotten me through many visits with well meaning family and friends. My motivation is I don't want to take any chances to bring back the cravings/hunger which trigger my overeating.

exesparz
11-18-2013, 10:19 AM
Just starting week 5 and I am feeling my energy level go up. I am finally getting into the habit of cooking for my husband and I with IP appropriate food and not just cooking for myself.

locks
11-18-2013, 10:54 AM
Tough weekend. Went to visit a friend who knew I was on IP. I didn't expect her to go out of her way for me or anything (I usually bring all my own stuff anyway). She talked about going to the farmers market so we had stuff to cook with. We planned on cooking rather than going out. We were making a big soup and I told her I couldn't have beans. She went ahead and threw a bunch of beans into the soup which just complicated it for me. I felt like I was hungry the whole weekend because she was baking and eating chips and salsa in front of me! She's one of my best friends and I know she's not doing it to spite me or anything but I guess it just gets me down. She kept saying "when you're finished with your diet, we'll have to do this...or that"

I know we all have supporters and non-supporters and it's just tough to be around someone who isn't necessarily helping or cheering you on. I'm just glad to be home with my cousin who supports me 100%. We had a big birthday celebration in the family last night and it was nice to show up and have IP chicken and our own salad on the side while everyone else chowed down. Excited to see what happens this week and the rest of my Christmas challenge!

Sometimes people don't really want us to suceed in a diet. They like being smaller then un, and if we become smaller then them it changes the balance of the friendship in their eyes. Even some men worry their wives will leave them after they lose all their weight. Maybe she doesnt know how to react to you starting to look so good. Just know inside that your helping your health so much, and slowly maybe your friend will adapt more to your way of eatting. We grew up so long thinking parties and festivities were always based on food or booze. Even by Christmas time you will be in smaller clothes and look so dam good girl, all the nice compliments will make you feel good inside. We have to be patient with friends and family they have some changes to make as well as we change our way of life in a better way.,;)

jemma51
11-18-2013, 10:57 AM
Tough weekend. Went to visit a friend who knew I was on IP. I didn't expect her to go out of her way for me or anything (I usually bring all my own stuff anyway). She talked about going to the farmers market so we had stuff to cook with. We planned on cooking rather than going out. We were making a big soup and I told her I couldn't have beans. She went ahead and threw a bunch of beans into the soup which just complicated it for me. I felt like I was hungry the whole weekend because she was baking and eating chips and salsa in front of me! She's one of my best friends and I know she's not doing it to spite me or anything but I guess it just gets me down. She kept saying "when you're finished with your diet, we'll have to do this...or that"

I know we all have supporters and non-supporters and it's just tough to be around someone who isn't necessarily helping or cheering you on. I'm just glad to be home with my cousin who supports me 100%. We had a big birthday celebration in the family last night and it was nice to show up and have IP chicken and our own salad on the side while everyone else chowed down. Excited to see what happens this week and the rest of my Christmas challenge!

It's so frustrating when people don't support you. I have people tease me with food and tell me how yummy it is while chowing down. I told my boyfriend that it was cruel so he stopped. I explained it to him like this. Pretend you are an alcoholic and going through rehab and all you friends are drinking in front of you and taunting you. Oh, you can have a non alcoholic drink but, it won't satisfy your desire to get buzzed.

ems70508
11-18-2013, 11:02 AM
yespositively, that's a great phrase to use with people. I may have to start using it...people are so used to cheating 'just a little' and the diet still works-they just don't understand how IP is different! and May1954, that's my motivation too...I just don't want to ruin what I've got going!

Mcvay79, wow we are close by! I was actually in Houston for the weekend and we went by the farmers market in River Oaks. BUT we have tons in Lafayette!

The Horse Farm on Johnston is good. It' just getting started so it's really popular but I have noticed the farmers are not prepared for the crowds that the Horse Farm brings quite yet. Plus since it's artists and farmers, they have a huge crowd/hard to park/etc.
http://www.marketatthehorsefarm.com/

I recommend Hub City Farmers Market which is in the Oil Center across the street from Champagnes. It's on Saturdays. Gotreaux Family Farms has insanely wonderful produce that usually has a line out from under their tent. Good stuff. They bring A LOT. If they don't have what you're looking for, ask. They bring different stuff every week depending on what is ripe at their place.
http://lafayettehubcitymarket.com/site/

There's also Freetown Farmers Market. They are open on Sundays and Wednesdays, which is nice! This is much smaller so don't bank on them having what you need for the week. This place has soaps, breads, and jams as well.
http://www.freetownmarket.com/

Then there is Acadiana Farmers Market which is AWESOME. You'll meet some cajun men that you will not be able to understand. They are open on Tuesdays and Saturdays. This one has been around for a longggggg time and is very under the radar. If I go, it's at 5:30 AM because all the good stuff is gone by 7!
http://www.localharvest.org/acadiana-farmers-market-M2297

I have never seen kohlrabi or tried it. I wouldn't bother with Fresh Pickins. They advertise local and fresh but really most of their produce is shipped in from other states. It's like Target produce but outside and open air...makes you feel like your supporting our local farmers. Last time I asked what was local and organic and they said ONE type of lettuce. What a shame.

Go to Rouses and speak to the manager. I did that about Jicama, they said it'll take about a month for them to source and bring in, but they'd do it. Since you're in Crowley, you may just want to call but it's worth a shot!

mcvay79
11-18-2013, 12:27 PM
Mcvay79, wow we are close by! I was actually in Houston for the weekend and we went by the farmers market in River Oaks. BUT we have tons in Lafayette!

Thanks for all the info! I haven't lived around Lafayette for that long (I'm from the Baton Rouge area) so I didn't realize there were so many. And, frankly, I wouldn't have really thought about going to a farmer's market before IP. I was actually at Rouses yesterday and talked with one of the produce guys (about okra) but didn't think to bring up something that's not normally carried. I'll be back in Lafayette on Wednesday for a work meeting so I may go by and check then. Thanks so much for all the help!

ecdcslim
11-18-2013, 12:37 PM
I posted this on the Augusters forum - anybody got any idea about water in water-based veggies? I leave for a 2 week vacation next Sunday, to South America so getting about nervous about the veggies. I thought I had a plan to bring my own water purification tablets to purify water and wash my own lettuce, cucumbers and celery but people are telling me that it won't prevent me from getting ill cause veggies with lots of water in them - like lettuce - will have the bacteria IN the plants as well. Which just seems stupid to me but several people have said it - anybody know anything about this?

shannonhs
11-18-2013, 01:42 PM
Good morning IPers,

WI on Saturday was down 2.2 which was unexpected as it is TOM and it's been a challenge for me to stick with IP with PMS, my sprained thumb and just general craziness around my house. So, surprised but I will take it!

Getting into Christmas mode, lots of parties coming up so starting to think about my strategies for the holiday season. Actually feeling pretty good about it. I survived my October vacation so I think I can do Christmas too.

Have a great day everyone

learning to fly
11-18-2013, 01:48 PM
I posted this on the Augusters forum - anybody got any idea about water in water-based veggies? I leave for a 2 week vacation next Sunday, to South America so getting about nervous about the veggies. I thought I had a plan to bring my own water purification tablets to purify water and wash my own lettuce, cucumbers and celery but people are telling me that it won't prevent me from getting ill cause veggies with lots of water in them - like lettuce - will have the bacteria IN the plants as well. Which just seems stupid to me but several people have said it - anybody know anything about this?

Interesting notion, since we also get so much imported produce from South America. Mostly fruit I guess, so not a phase 1 concern, but still, I haven't thought of it before...I don't know anything about this issue, but I think if I had concerns, I might want to eat only cooked veggies while there...

emsmom97
11-18-2013, 01:48 PM
I love how IP works! Down 4 more lbs. woohoo! It's a great day!!!

:bravo:

yespositively
11-18-2013, 01:51 PM
Hi IP! Today is one of those weird days where I am barely hungry at all. Just had a little soup and I have turkey chili packed for lunch that I may or may not eat. Thank goodness for days like these when the concern is not eating enough!

Folks, I am at a funny point in this weight loss. Scale is moving but I don't look / feel any skinnier. Soon, right? 8lbs seems like a lot to lose, but I'm not really noticing it yet!

Deana509
11-18-2013, 02:20 PM
Hi IP! Today is one of those weird days where I am barely hungry at all. Just had a little soup and I have turkey chili packed for lunch that I may or may not eat. Thank goodness for days like these when the concern is not eating enough!

Folks, I am at a funny point in this weight loss. Scale is moving but I don't look / feel any skinnier. Soon, right? 8lbs seems like a lot to lose, but I'm not really noticing it yet!

I've lost a little over 40lbs in 9 weeks, and the inches have not really come off yet, so I haven't even dropped a full size yet, granted I am quite larger, so it will take more time for me, however, it does take time :) Just keep it up!

finale
11-18-2013, 02:34 PM
can you eat 2 hard boiled eggs instead of a protein packet at lunch??

Hiker88
11-18-2013, 02:56 PM
I've lost a little over 40lbs in 9 weeks, and the inches have not really come off yet, so I haven't even dropped a full size yet, granted I am quite larger, so it will take more time for me, however, it does take time :) Just keep it up!

So great to see your post today... I've been wondering where you are!! Glad to see you still out there!! Have a great day!

GettinHealthyNow
11-18-2013, 02:59 PM
can you eat 2 hard boiled eggs instead of a protein packet at lunch??

Equivalent of a package is 3 egg whites plus 1 whole egg.

nolasmurf
11-18-2013, 04:12 PM
just finished up my lunch of a blueberry -cran drink and some cucumbers. I'm having one of those not hungry days either which is surprising after yesterdays off plan day. Not at all proud of myself but just struggling with the "fatigue" of eating the same things over and over. My schedule leaves very little time for experimenting with recipes, and finding things that both myself and my sweetie can eat. The man has some ridiculous food allergies so sometimes I have to cook two meals and I'm sure you all know that AIN'T happening! LOL so its pretty much doing what I know is good for the both of us and trying not to get sick of it.

yespositively
11-18-2013, 04:28 PM
just finished up my lunch of a blueberry -cran drink and some cucumbers. I'm having one of those not hungry days either which is surprising after yesterdays off plan day. Not at all proud of myself but just struggling with the "fatigue" of eating the same things over and over. My schedule leaves very little time for experimenting with recipes, and finding things that both myself and my sweetie can eat. The man has some ridiculous food allergies so sometimes I have to cook two meals and I'm sure you all know that AIN'T happening! LOL so its pretty much doing what I know is good for the both of us and trying not to get sick of it.

Aw I'm sorry he has food allergies. DH will eat anything and is a pretty good sport. I picked him up some buffalo chicken for this Thursday so that he can have more of an indulgence while I'm at school (he eats like 3x as much as I do and struggles to keep weight on!).

Some simple dinner ideas:
-turkey chili in the crock pot (use peppers as veggies, no beans, uses your tomato allowance for the week)
-lean pork chops as a break from chicken
-Indian seasonings like curry. I am making curry tonight and will use NF chicken stock in the sauce. I'm planning to add onions at the last minute so they are warmed a tiny bit but not caramelized (is this a cheat? not sure! but I can't eat them straight up raw).
-grilled chicken with a yummy rub, chop it up for tacos. tacos for him, taco salad on romaine for you. Use a little fresh salsa as your dressing.
-marinate pork tenderloin in a chili-garlic sauce (Asian section of grocery) and some soy sauce and crushed garlic and rosemary. Grill it up and serve with any veggie.

I find if I chop up some cooked chicken and season it a few ways, I am less bored.

To combat fatigue with the IP products, I like blending the drinks with ice or letting them freeze (chocolate pudding) for texture variety. I made the blueberry cran granita into a jello with unflavored gelatine and was pretty happy with the results. It calms the sweetness and you get to "eat" it. Plus it's not enormously time consuming.

I do well with batch cooking-- we are pretty good leftovers eaters, so generally eat the same thing 2-3 times. My goal this week is to sneak a little fish in there-- I'm thinking tilapia with a little lime squeeze and cilantro. Tilapia is a nice skinny fish and will cook up in the pan in olive oil in the time it takes you to toss a salad.

dlr9774
11-18-2013, 04:56 PM
I inspired a friend to get with the Ideal Protein Program. She is just about finished her first week and lost 6lbs. I am glad I shared with her about my start and my reasons, and experiences. I do believe Ideal Protein works! Need more reciepes for meats and supper options. I am inspired by this site and support of the girls doing iP.

Deana509
11-18-2013, 04:59 PM
So great to see your post today... I've been wondering where you are!! Glad to see you still out there!! Have a great day!

Hey thanks!
Yeah, I've been extremely busy, and I've been lurking, but I havent had time to post. It's been going swimmingly... However school is stressing me out! I have decided that I am going to have to end up retaking a class (statistics) because I just fully don't understand it :?: ...
I am so glad to be on IP, because Im pretty sure I would have gained 10 lbs this past week from overeating with the stress Ive been under.... Christmas break cannot come soon enough! :dizzy:
I cannot wait to get back to being on here daily!

dlr9774
11-18-2013, 04:59 PM
Has anyone tried the vanilla premix vanilla drink add in 2 shots of expresso and then add kale or spinach? I really like the expresso with the premix vanilla with ice - Better than an ICE CAP! I am curious if you add the spinach or kale will you taste it?

GettinHealthyNow
11-18-2013, 05:11 PM
Has anyone tried the vanilla premix vanilla drink add in 2 shots of expresso and then add kale or spinach? I really like the expresso with the premix vanilla with ice - Better than an ICE CAP! I am curious if you add the spinach or kale will you taste it?

I haven't tried the vanilla, but I've made smoothies using ice, spinach and either the strawberry/banana RTD or the mango RTD. Both are really good. Even though the smoothie is green, you can't taste the spinach at all!

Slipfree
11-18-2013, 05:41 PM
Just wanted to say, Thank you! to the person who posted the curry zucchini soup recipe last week. I made it on Sat. and had it with dinner tonight. Yummy!

yespositively
11-18-2013, 05:43 PM
Just wanted to say, Thank you! to the person who posted the curry zucchini soup recipe last week. I made it on Sat. and had it with dinner tonight. Yummy!

That was me. So glad you liked it! I made a double batch for my lunch veggies this week!

finale
11-18-2013, 06:03 PM
I want the recipe for the BIG Mac bowl

lisa32989
11-18-2013, 06:08 PM
links to recipe threads are in the first post of this thread

Slipfree
11-18-2013, 06:10 PM
That was me. So glad you liked it! I made a double batch for my lunch veggies this week!

Thank you, Yespositively! I changed it a little, I shredded all the zucchini in the food processor and then sautéed it. Followed all of your directions but I did not purée it after cooking because I miss some substance in my food. I pretended the zucchini shreds were noodles. ;)

yespositively
11-18-2013, 06:27 PM
Thank you, Yespositively! I changed it a little, I shredded all the zucchini in the food processor and then sautéed it. Followed all of your directions but I did not purée it after cooking because I miss some substance in my food. I pretended the zucchini shreds were noodles. ;)

Sounds good that way too! I'm not a big fan of zucchini so I puréed it to make it more palatable. Whatever works!

Sally4397
11-18-2013, 06:46 PM
Yes positively, where did you post that zucchini curry recipe? Sounds awesome just by the name and I want to find it! :)

44forever
11-18-2013, 07:14 PM
I know we all have supporters and non-supporters and it's just tough to be around someone who isn't necessarily helping or cheering you on. I'm just glad to be home with my cousin who supports me 100%. We had a big birthday celebration in the family last night and it was nice to show up and have IP chicken and our own salad on the side while everyone else chowed down. Excited to see what happens this week and the rest of my Christmas challenge!

I went thru the same type situation yesterday so I feel for you fellow IP'r. My hubby and I went to the city so that we could do some shopping at Costco and I made sure that I was mentally ready for the challenge. We ate lunch just before we left home and I left the house with a tea and a 1L bottle of water for the trip (1 1/2 hrs). We went shopping as soon as we arrived in the city so that we would be at my sisters house well before supper.

It was all prior to our trip that forced me to keep my mental challenge of keeping my mind OP.

My sister is OP as well, but she has been on and off almost weekly for about 6 months. I called her the day before to see what she needed me to bring for supper and she said that she was putting a roast in the crock pot for us. Since my hubby isn't dieting and doesn't get to eat at the good burger joints much, he was excited to eat out and I let my sister know that he wanted her hubby to jion him. Immediately she was like, OK...we will all go. I said that we could let them go and we could eat at home so that we stay OP. She said that we could go with them but just eat the burger with the toppings and not the bun.....and that was what she did just that day when her and her hubby were in town.

We (sister and me) did eat at home and let the boys go out....but I think that she was a bit pissed at me.

And something else...the day I started OP (9 Nov) she texted me a picture of a dish of french french fries with cheese curds (real!) and gravy topped off with pulled pork. She knew that I had started my diet...........sabotage anyone?

nolasmurf
11-18-2013, 07:19 PM
Aw I'm sorry he has food allergies. DH will eat anything and is a pretty good sport. I picked him up some buffalo chicken for this Thursday so that he can have more of an indulgence while I'm at school (he eats like 3x as much as I do and struggles to keep weight on!).

Some simple dinner ideas:
-turkey chili in the crock pot (use peppers as veggies, no beans, uses your tomato allowance for the week)
-lean pork chops as a break from chicken
-Indian seasonings like curry. I am making curry tonight and will use NF chicken stock in the sauce. I'm planning to add onions at the last minute so they are warmed a tiny bit but not caramelized (is this a cheat? not sure! but I can't eat them straight up raw).
-grilled chicken with a yummy rub, chop it up for tacos. tacos for him, taco salad on romaine for you. Use a little fresh salsa as your dressing.
-marinate pork tenderloin in a chili-garlic sauce (Asian section of grocery) and some soy sauce and crushed garlic and rosemary. Grill it up and serve with any veggie.

I find if I chop up some cooked chicken and season it a few ways, I am less bored.

To combat fatigue with the IP products, I like blending the drinks with ice or letting them freeze (chocolate pudding) for texture variety. I made the blueberry cran granita into a jello with unflavored gelatine and was pretty happy with the results. It calms the sweetness and you get to "eat" it. Plus it's not enormously time consuming.

I do well with batch cooking-- we are pretty good leftovers eaters, so generally eat the same thing 2-3 times. My goal this week is to sneak a little fish in there-- I'm thinking tilapia with a little lime squeeze and cilantro. Tilapia is a nice skinny fish and will cook up in the pan in olive oil in the time it takes you to toss a salad.

Thanks for the tips;
Sweetie is allergic to Fowl so Chicken and Turkey are out for him. Curry spices are out due to sensitive stomach. Cauliflower, most lettuces, peaches, bananas, legumes, and several other veggies cause him distress. He eats a lot of red meat and pork. I'm not a huge fan of pork, due to overage usage growing up. (farmer kid and pork stretched well)

yespositively
11-18-2013, 07:40 PM
Yes positively, where did you post that zucchini curry recipe? Sounds awesome just by the name and I want to find it! :)

On the recipes thread here:

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/273856-ideal-protein-diet-recipes-4-a-10.html

nolasmurf What challenging allergies! I hope he watches his cholesterol. You might do well to buy a rotisserie chicken for yourself and eat that meat if you're feeling busy for the week. I enjoy pork tenderloin and chops-- I like sausage products, too, but only in moderation.

That's a tough one though... tough allergies!

Barb556
11-18-2013, 08:01 PM
This is my first post ever! I am struggling right now - I'm in week 5 of IP and trying to figure out what to eat next Thursday - Thanksgiving!!! I believe I can make it through the day without breaking the protocol *much* but I'm struggling with wanting to not feel cheated out of a holiday. Even as I write this, I realize how pathetic it sounds - grrrr!! Any encouraging words?

lisa32989
11-18-2013, 08:14 PM
Holidays are about being around the people.
Gatherings are about people and relationships. We only create in our minds that they are about the food.

ReenHag
11-18-2013, 08:41 PM
This is my first post ever! I am struggling right now - I'm in week 5 of IP and trying to figure out what to eat next Thursday - Thanksgiving!!! I believe I can make it through the day without breaking the protocol *much* but I'm struggling with wanting to not feel cheated out of a holiday. Even as I write this, I realize how pathetic it sounds - grrrr!! Any encouraging words?

Please take this question in the spirit in which it is intended, but why did you start IP knowing the holidays were coming up? My guess is there is something you want MORE than a traditional holiday dinner. (We all want something more, that's why we are here!) Give yourself a gift that is so much more than one dinner- the gift of willpower, control, health, and everything else you are getting from IP.

There will be more dinners, more holidays where you can partake with fewer restrictions (although in moderation- we don't want to end up back where we started!). Look forward to how you will SHINE on New Year's, or Easter, or July 4th, or next Thanksgiving...and beyond!

Don't LET yourself feel "cheated out of a holiday". IP is a choice you made for very personal reasons. Own that choice, work it, represent it, and be proud of it and of yourself. Have some turkey, some veggies, and a TON of gratitude and love for your blessings and those around you. It is one day. You can SO do it!

nolasmurf
11-18-2013, 08:57 PM
So I'm going to make cauliflower mash for t-giving next week. Even the Paleo recipes use butter, what do you all do? I know I can use the 1 oz of skim milk but does it come out okay?

stephascope
11-18-2013, 09:12 PM
So I'm going to make cauliflower mash for t-giving next week. Even the Paleo recipes use butter, what do you all do? I know I can use the 1 oz of skim milk but does it come out okay?

I've been adding a tsp of olive oil, salt and pepper to mine. Been loving it. Makes a nice "sauce" for the meat that I'm getting a bit tired of.

lisa32989
11-18-2013, 09:15 PM
So I'm going to make cauliflower mash for t-giving next week. Even the Paleo recipes use butter, what do you all do? I know I can use the 1 oz of skim milk but does it come out okay?

I cook mine in a little chicken broth
I use garlic olive oil along with salt & pepper to season
I blend with my stick blender

nolasmurf
11-18-2013, 10:00 PM
Thanks ladies! Im going to try the chicken broth. Going to make some these week on my day off to try it out :)

My daughter had me pick her up from dance early tonight, she was complaining of a stomach ache. Hopefully she doesn't have the bug :/

Barb556
11-18-2013, 10:27 PM
Please take this question in the spirit in which it is intended, but why did you start IP knowing the holidays were coming up? My guess is there is something you want MORE than a traditional holiday dinner. (We all want something more, that's why we are here!) Give yourself a gift that is so much more than one dinner- the gift of willpower, control, health, and everything else you are getting from IP.

There will be more dinners, more holidays where you can partake with fewer restrictions (although in moderation- we don't want to end up back where we started!). Look forward to how you will SHINE on New Year's, or Easter, or July 4th, or next Thanksgiving...and beyond!

Don't LET yourself feel "cheated out of a holiday". IP is a choice you made for very personal reasons. Own that choice, work it, represent it, and be proud of it and of yourself. Have some turkey, some veggies, and a TON of gratitude and love for your blessings and those around you. It is one day. You can SO do it!

Thank you!!!! This is the perspective I needed to hear! I appreciate it so much! I am printing out your response and posting it in my view at my desk so I can read it again :^:

calypso58
11-18-2013, 10:31 PM
I want the recipe for the BIG Mac bowl

It's hard to find because you can't search for 3 letter words. I did a google search to find it.

Here's the link
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/232016-big-mac-bowl.html

slownsteady
11-18-2013, 11:31 PM
Give yourself a gift that is so much more than one dinner- the gift of willpower, control, health, and everything else you are getting from IP.

There will be more dinners, more holidays where you can partake with fewer restrictions (although in moderation- we don't want to end up back where we started!). Look forward to how you will SHINE on New Year's, or Easter, or July 4th, or next Thanksgiving...and beyond!

Don't LET yourself feel "cheated out of a holiday". IP is a choice you made for very personal reasons. Own that choice, work it, represent it, and be proud of it and of yourself. Have some turkey, some veggies, and a TON of gratitude and love for your blessings and those around you. It is one day. You can SO do it!

AWESOME advice! Very uplifting, inspirational and practical! Thanks!

I am SO happy with today's weigh in! -3 for the week, which puts me at the -30lb mark, AND in the 80's on the scale!! Yay! Just what I needed!! :carrot::carrot: