Ideal Protein Diet - Any IPer's in Maryland?




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kcdoe
02-21-2014, 06:58 AM
Hello, I'm interested in finding some IP folks in Maryland that would be interested in sharing and possibly getting together to dine, cook and just share the journey. A friend and I recently got together with a couple of girls from PA and spend some time cooking and sharing recipes. We had a blast.
I thought perhaps there might be others out there who might enjoy getting together. If not with me with each other.

The journey of life is one to be shared!! :wave:

Hope to hear from some folks!!!!


kcdoe
02-22-2014, 07:56 AM
Im from Baltimore. Don't let me scare everyone responding doesn't mean a commitment to get together ;( I just thought we could share local restaurants that can serve IP meals or grocers that sell IP foods. Such as Martins grocery store in eldersburg! They sell a lot of the walden farms products;)
Great restaurant is Bone Fish they will serve meals with out the butter and sauces and salads without the cheese and nuts. Just ate there last night !!!! Yummy anyway I see a link from 2012 that locals shared hoping to hear from you in 2014 !!! ;)

LUCCILOVE
02-22-2014, 08:40 AM
kcdoe--that is great to know about bonefish - we were debating to go there last night but did not. I am in Northern VA. I found around here ALOT of the Asian restaurants are super accommodating - like Korean, hibachi, and sushi.

Lone Star and Ted Montana grill are great too


kcdoe
02-23-2014, 10:40 AM
kcdoe--that is great to know about bonefish - we were debating to go there last night but did not. I am in Northern VA. I found around here ALOT of the Asian restaurants are super accommodating - like Korean, hibachi, and sushi.

Lone Star and Ted Montana grill are great too

Awesome Luccilove, we have a Hibachi grill around here but sushi I miss because I like the rolls which of course we can't have ;( Lone star I think we have in Westminster and they accommodate ???

ReenHag
02-23-2014, 02:53 PM
I am in MD. I use alternative products to follow the ip protocol.

Not sure about Longhorn, but I know Outback is pretty IP friendly. I would imagine most steakhouses could be.

kcdoe
02-23-2014, 06:07 PM
Hey Reen thanks for responding ;) where in MD? Where do you find your alternatives? Any restaurants you find that work for IP in the area?

ReenHag
02-23-2014, 06:24 PM
Hey Reen thanks for responding ;) where in MD? Where do you find your alternatives? Any restaurants you find that work for IP in the area?

I am in Carroll County. I buy a lot of stuff from Nashua online. BJs, the Vitamin shoppe, and GNC carry some of the bars we use (Detour Lower Sugar bars and Quest bars). Hubby also uses a protein shake mix from GNC. I do many lunches as 4oz of real protein (meat) with two cups veg, so my only packets are usually breakfast and snack.

I know we have been a few places and had a burger, no bun, and veggies. Glory Days locations are good- they even have a bison burger and do a special on burgers on Mondays. They also have grilled boneless chicken wings (basically grilled chicken breasts) and always have broccoli. Outback is good. Panera has some stuff, too.

BillS
02-23-2014, 07:23 PM
Mission BBQ is our go-to for takeout as they don't use sugar in any of their rubs. We do keep it as lean as possible with the turkey and (trimmed) brisket. We're on our own for IP friendly sides though.

My wife has had a pretty easy time with some of the restaurants in Baltimore like Brewer's Art and City Cafe.

-Bill

kcdoe
02-24-2014, 06:37 AM
I am in Carroll County. I buy a lot of stuff from Nashua online. BJs, the Vitamin shoppe, and GNC carry some of the bars we use (Detour Lower Sugar bars and Quest bars). Hubby also uses a protein shake mix from GNC. I do many lunches as 4oz of real protein (meat) with two cups veg, so my only packets are usually breakfast and snack.

I know we have been a few places and had a burger, no bun, and veggies. Glory Days locations are good- they even have a bison burger and do a special on burgers on Mondays. They also have grilled boneless chicken wings (basically grilled chicken breasts) and always have broccoli. Outback is good. Panera has some stuff, too.

OH cool,so gnc carry quest bars and Detour bars I've never heard of those. Illmhave to ck it out :D Great there's a Glory Days in , chicken wings I can have that I have to try, I'll have to ck them out with some of my WF blue cheese. But panera really ;( wow I don't think I could handle smelling the bread........ I miss bread.

So for alternates how do you make sure to get the required protein ?

Thanks for sharing !!!:hug:

kcdoe
02-24-2014, 06:56 AM
Mission BBQ is our go-to for takeout as they don't use sugar in any of their rubs. We do keep it as lean as possible with the turkey and (trimmed) brisket. We're on our own for IP friendly sides though.

My wife has had a pretty easy time with some of the restaurants in Baltimore like Brewer's Art and City Cafe.

-Bill

Hey Bills thanks for jumping in ;)!!!
Really Mission BBQ , I've never heard of them. Just did a google they look awesome, huge place, looks like they have a location in PA to. I visit my sister who lives in Pa and we go to York for shopping ;)
I really don't have opportunity to go downtown Baltimore much, but googled those places they look cool.
Are you and your wife on the plan together? :)

snickers70
02-24-2014, 07:22 AM
I am in the Frederick area and do a combo of IP and alternatives.. when heading out to eat.. I always check out the menu before hand.. most places will accommodate. I have even eaten at PF Chang's... :-)
There is a pool store in Mt. Airy that carries almost all of the Walden Farms products..(bbq sauces, syrups, sauces, jams, etc...its in the Twin arch shopping plaza.. off of 27.

LUCCILOVE
02-24-2014, 07:55 AM
Headsup.... World Market Stores has a 1 day sale today Monday on all Torani syrups and some are sugar free. I think some of you use them Instead of $7.99 the bottles are $3.99. I am going to check this out today after my WI.

Hope this helps

carbmonster
02-24-2014, 10:00 AM
Hello! I'm in Southern Maryland. We have a Mission BBQ down here now, too! I follow shakes as a supplement to low carb diet.

kcdoe
02-24-2014, 08:00 PM
I am in the Frederick area and do a combo of IP and alternatives.. when heading out to eat.. I always check out the menu before hand.. most places will accommodate. I have even eaten at PF Chang's... :-)
There is a pool store in Mt. Airy that carries almost all of the Walden Farms products..(bbq sauces, syrups, sauces, jams, etc...its in the Twin arch shopping plaza.. off of 27.

Hey snickers thanks for responding!! I do the same knowing what you are going to order makes it less tempting and less annoying to those dinning with you ;)
A pool store seems an odd place to sell walden farms lol cool!!

PF Chang's I've never been to one, I've always wanted to try that restaurant. What did you have?

kcdoe
02-24-2014, 08:04 PM
Headsup.... World Market Stores has a 1 day sale today Monday on all Torani syrups and some are sugar free. I think some of you use them Instead of $7.99 the bottles are $3.99. I am going to check this out today after my WI.

Hope this helps

Cool Luccilove did you get some goodies?

How'd you do at weigh in? Had mine today lost 2.4;)

kcdoe
02-24-2014, 08:07 PM
Hello! I'm in Southern Maryland. We have a Mission BBQ down here now, too! I follow shakes as a supplement to low carb diet.

Hello carbmonster have you tried the Mission BBQ ?
What do you mean by shakes as a supplement ?

ReenHag
02-24-2014, 08:17 PM
So for alternates how do you make sure to get the required protein ?

Thanks for sharing !!!:hug:

I pretty much followed some of the recommendations on the alternative threads here on the boards. I have also compared labels of alt products to IP products.

I am in the Frederick area and do a combo of IP and alternatives.. when heading out to eat.. I always check out the menu before hand.. most places will accommodate. I have even eaten at PF Chang's... :-)
There is a pool store in Mt. Airy that carries almost all of the Walden Farms products..(bbq sauces, syrups, sauces, jams, etc...its in the Twin arch shopping plaza.. off of 27.

Love PF Changs but have not been since on IP. I kmow they domsteamed veggies, like broccoli; which protein did you get and how was it prepared? My downfall at Changs would be steamed dumplings. Yummmm

snickers70
02-24-2014, 08:36 PM
At PH Changs I went with salmon.. off the gluten free menu..was the safest bet ;-)
As far as the pool store...lol that is what I thought.. but apparently the woman who owns the store was on IP and had a hard time finding the walden farm stuff.. so now she has a section in her store with walden farms and spices that are IP friendly. I bought this fajitas seasoning that is awesome.

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LUCCILOVE
02-24-2014, 08:52 PM
kcdoe-yes I got 5 of them. So excited as I have never used them. I dont drink coffee so I will put them in some of the packet recipes I bake - IE muffin stuff.

My WI was great-I lost 3.5 lbs. I am very happy about this!! Congrats on your weight loss as well!

BillS
02-25-2014, 05:45 PM
Hey Bills thanks for jumping in ;)!!!
Really Mission BBQ , I've never heard of them. Just did a google they look awesome, huge place, looks like they have a location in PA to. I visit my sister who lives in Pa and we go to York for shopping ;)
I really don't have opportunity to go downtown Baltimore much, but googled those places they look cool.
Are you and your wife on the plan together? :)

Yep. My wife and I both started in August. So far, so good. We don't go out all that much but she goes out a little more often since she and a friend have season tix to the BSO so they catch a symphony every six weeks give or take.

Mission is pretty good. Kind of like a BBQ Greatest Hits.

kcdoe
02-26-2014, 06:11 AM
At PH Changs I went with salmon.. off the gluten free menu..was the safest bet ;-)
As far as the pool store...lol that is what I thought.. but apparently the woman who owns the store was on IP and had a hard time finding the walden farm stuff.. so now she has a section in her store with walden farms and spices that are IP friendly. I bought this fajitas seasoning that is awesome.

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Snickers are you doing IP gluden free? My IP buddy's husband is also and can't eat all the IP food! Wow that makes it a lot more restrictive kudos !!!

kcdoe
02-26-2014, 06:41 AM
Luccilove: 3.5 lbs WHOO HOO CONGRATS!!!! 5 what kinds did you get. You sound like me!! I have so many WF bottles my family is always yelling about how much space I take up in the fridge and on the shelves. I'll bet I have 30 jars and bottles. I'm always trying them and creating recipes. Lol lol but I am horrible I have to try them all ;)

BILL : that's awesome that you are doing this together !!! Hey I started August also!!! Just reached 55 lbs whoo hoo. My friend that I started IP with is in maintenance which leaves me to lose the rest kinda on my own!! It's harder now that we are not eating the same ;( she's having a hard time also staying on maintenance without me. And her hubby didn't go on it till she was on maintenance. My hubby, who loves to cook has just recently started trying to cook things I can eat;) I believe he's missing having an audience for his meals!!
I am like your wife and have occasions to eat out. I get together monthly with my sister, we use to pick various restaurants and sit for hours catching up while eating and drinking ;(! Now we are trying to find different things to do when we get together! Oh and we use to love hitting Maryland wineries ;( ;( miss that most of all ;(.

So question to all. Any thoughts on what activities in the area we could do? She comes from Hanover PA so we often meet in the middle. Any thoughts?

LUCCILOVE
02-26-2014, 07:28 AM
kcdoe-I am crazy too with products. For WF I easily have 20 products in the refrig. I find most WF are better to add to stuff vs eating straight. The best product I think is the pancake syrup tastes normal.

Since I am on this for the long haul might as well try stuff. For Torani I got all sugar frees I got a small vanilla and reg sizes choco vanilla, smores, cinnamon, coconut. I got the ones that had 0 carbs vs the ones that had 1 or more Will try stuff over the weekend

I find Vietnamese Pho is great - there is beef, shrimp, tofu or chicken u can get in there. I get 2 cups of bean sprouts. I ask for more meet and no noodles. Had it last night very filling.

I have a sushi place in Alexandria, VA that make sushi rolls with no rice and they are wrapped in cucumber - it is perfect. They had lobster or salmon, tuna in there. Also I will have salmon skin salad and some tuna tuna tataki - all sauces on the side.

Ted Montana grill is very accommodating and they serve pickles for free. I like their sirloin and salmon. Some else told me Bonefish Grill is suppose to me helpful as well. I love to eat out. For a splurge I go to Brazilian restaurants Chima and Texas de Brazil- I know they have salt on them but sometimes they can add less on there for u if u request it. Also the salad bars are very good.

kcdoe
02-27-2014, 07:07 AM
Lucilove that's me too in it for the long haul. Looking for products to use forever to replace the more fattening options ;) I've never heard of those I'm looking them up after typing this they sound good. S'mores really ;) yum
Sushi now your talking.... I love sushi but only the cooked rolls. I love to eat out also but do not do it as often because of the diet.
I'll be in the pursiville VA location in May for my stepdaughters graduation. Do you know of any restaurants in that area ?

LUCCILOVE
02-27-2014, 07:27 AM
kcdoe--I dont even know where Pursiville VA is! I am in Northern VA outside of DC. I made some recipe packets last night using the syrups they tasted pretty good

LUCCILOVE
02-27-2014, 10:29 AM
I know you have these stores near you also - I tried Trader Joe's already boiled eggs and they are very good. I have used them to slice on salads and make some deviled eggs and it is so easy. I am lazy and sometimes dont want to do alot of prepping. I just do a quick rinse and dry them before I use them.

Did alot of prepping last night (had to!) with my wonderful hubby - cut turnips for my fries (by the way cheapest place near me to get them is Safeway - only 99cents a lb) I find green zucchini around here is expensive. Cheapest places for me are ethnic grocery stores like Asian/Latino - HMart, Fresh Fit or GrandMart. Got some for 99cents lb

kcdoe
02-28-2014, 07:04 AM
Dieting is expensive isn't it lol I still remember when chicken and low fat were cheap. ;( I've heard a lot about the trader joes but haven't been. My friend who is in maintenance gets her whole grain rice in ready to heat bags there. And she gets these chicken breasts in individual packets. Perhaps I'll ck them out this weekend!
Giant I find has the best selection of veggie cheese products. The Parmeson tastes just like the real thing to me! I use the mozzarella for my pizzas and the cheddar in my big Mac bowls lol
I found rite aid sells the stevia sweet leaf, neither Safeway or giant do in my area.
So sweet your hubby is helping even though not on the diet awwww that's awesome ...
So as you can tell I'm an idiot as far as direction lol my hubby says the GPS systems were made with me in mind. So northern VA is closer to DC and Frederick I take it?

kcdoe
02-28-2014, 07:06 AM
Oh and which recipe packs did you add the syrups to?

LUCCILOVE
02-28-2014, 08:27 AM
kcdoe- I also use the Trader Joes organic chickens in individual packs-they are great. We love Tjs they have alot of nice stuff there and it is not that expensive. If you go for the first time you need to take time to really look at stuff. My husband who is not on IP likes alot of their frozen entrees for him and they have unsalted tortilla chips, unsalted nuts, unsalted pretzels with peanut butter.

Are u talking about the fake or rice/soy cheese? I was told we could not have it. I love cheese - it is my downfall. Yes I am right over the water/bridge from DC. Frederick I think is at least an hour from my house if not more. That is I think NW of me.

LUCCILOVE
02-28-2014, 08:43 AM
MY FAVORITE recipe so far on IP

It took me a while to find this but this is by far my favorite IP recipe. It was from one of the IP videos. It is so easy to make and you can try all combos. I even bought the Whoopie Pan at BBB ($6.99) plus use your 20% off coupon and it is on clearance and it really makes a great unrestricted item. I made some yesterday and add some WF products IE strawberry, peanut butter, pancake syrups. So yummy. I have also tried it with the vanilla packet in a regular muffin tin also excellent. I also tried it with my new Torani Syrups.

"Double Chocolate" Cookies Recipe

By "Coach Mindy"

You are probably thinking, there is no such thing as an Ideal Protein cereal drink product. You are right; however, when you combine two products--Crispy Cereal and Chocolate Drink Mix, you can make fabulous, easy, filling non-restricted cookies.

I am going to give you the "basic recipe". You can change it based on your preferences. Try it with different syrups or extracts. Share the recipe. Pass it around. We can learn so much from each other!

Ingredients:

1 Packet of Ideal Protein Crispy Cereal (crushed)
1 Packet of Ideal Protein Chocolate Drink Mix (Do not use Chocolate Pudding or the Chocolate Pre--Made. This recipe is for the Chocolate Drink Mix. You can make this recipe with the Vanilla Drink Mix, and the Cappuccino Drink Mix also. Remember, not pre-mades and not puddings for this recipe.)
2 Egg whites
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon of baking powder
2 teaspoons of olive oil
1-2 teaspoons Torani Sugar Free Chocolate Macadamia Nut Syrup (made with Splenda). If you do not have this, use an extract you like with an optional packet of Splenda. Also, there are many other Torani Sugar Free Syrups that would be delicious in this recipe--the choice is yours!

Directions:

This is so simple. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Wait a few minutes for the baking powder to make batter thicker.

Equally divide in 12 portions. I use a Wilton Whoopie Pie Pan, sprayed with Pam, which I purchased at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from pan to cool and enjoy 6 cookies which equals one product. If you do not have this pan, bake in a cake pan. Bake approximately 15 minutes. 1/2 the cake equals one product.

kcdoe
03-02-2014, 08:08 AM
Thank you. Going to try that recipe tonight!!!
No clue what a whoopie pan is LOL I'll stop by BBB today. I need non restricted treats. I can't get the IP brownies;( I over eat them!! Those and the wafers. I bake about 4 dozen muffins a week. They really help me stay on target. I make them with the wild berry yogurt and oatmeal for 1/2 restricted and with the crispy cereal for non restricted. I make them for a friend even though she's on maintenance she still eats them ;)
With all you have written sounds like I need to make a trip to trader joes for sure now!!!! Yes it does take us all supporting each other. Last month my friend and I got together with some folks from PA who are also on IP and we all shared a recipe. I got an awesome potato salad made with cauliflower out of it that I love!!! And a soup recipe I wanna try!! We are suppose to get together again.

It's harder now for me because the friend I was doing this with is in maintenance. So we are eating differently. She hates being in maintenance without me also and finds it hard to eat healthy and on target. She does more the yo yo thing. Doing Phase 1 a couple days a week. I have another 20 lbs or so depending. I haven't really decided.
I agree support is always the most important ingredient to success!! ;)

Ps. The cheese is "Go Veggie" brand. It is a soy based product. I've been using it from the start in August. When I asked my coach she said as long as I have weight loss success it was fine and that some of her other IPers had used it without issue. I'm looking at this as a life change so I do not adhere to every single directive ;) I did from August through October and lost 3 to 4 ever week!! ;) but then ended up in the hospital with a bowel obstruction(((((NOT CAUSED BY IP)))) old scar tissue from 2002, as I got smaller it moved around. That's why when I went back on in January I decided to eat more so I only lose 2 lbs a week. This is my minds way of rationalizing it and not being scared to be on the diet lol. I've lost 12 lbs in 2 months a lot slower then I'd like but smarter I think ;)

Thank you for sharing with me !!!!! Really enjoying the conversation!!!

lisa32989
03-02-2014, 08:20 AM
Cauli potato salad recipe is in our recipe thread.

My favorite muffin recipe is the zucchini/pudding mix recipe (also in Recipes #4 - link in first post of every day's daily thread).

there is no way I'd have been successful on IP without the recipes.

kcdoe
03-02-2014, 04:30 PM
Hello Lisa, thank you, I'm sure the recipe is somewhere in the pages of recipes. Im very grateful for them and have enjoyed and shared many of them. Rainbows wonderful ideas and recipes are awesome!!! I have to thank you for many pages of encouragment you've written. i know that you prefer everyone stick with the recipe link when sharing any recipe. However food being something that feeds our emotions, which is what brings us all here, sometimes when a recipe is presented in a conversation or in a personal interation that impresses you in a way that simply reading the recipe does not! And you may find you like a recipe you might never have tried just reading it, because it has been presented in a personal interaction with another. Food is so emotional, don't you agree?
What part of St louis are you from?

lisa32989
03-02-2014, 04:52 PM
Hello Lisa, thank you, I'm sure the recipe is somewhere in the pages of recipes. Im very grateful for them and have enjoyed and shared many of them. Rainbows wonderful ideas and recipes are awesome!!! I have to thank you for many pages of encouragment you've written. i know that you prefer everyone stick with the recipe link when sharing any recipe. However food being something that feeds our emotions, which is what brings us all here, sometimes when a recipe is presented in a conversation or in a personal interation that impresses you in a way that simply reading the recipe does not! And you may find you like a recipe you might never have tried just reading it, because it has been presented in a personal interaction with another. Food is so emotional, don't you agree?
What part of St louis are you from?
Oh, I agree that recipes come up in conversation. I always ask folks to post them in the recipe thread too, so they can be found more easily next time. If they're in a conversational thread, they're much harder to re-find.

I'm not actually originally "from" St Louis. DH is.
We live in west Stlco

kcdoe
03-04-2014, 06:03 AM
Thank you for keeping them all straight. I love the recipe links!!!
Don't know how you find the time! ;) has that stubborn scale started to move for you yet?