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lisa32989
03-05-2014, 04:49 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:
Ideal Protein Sub-forum Home page (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet-236/)
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)

For those looking for alternative products
Here is a thread with tons of info. Spend some time in it. http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/270731-alternative-products-will-work-phase-1-a.html
And here is a link to a chart (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/4677467-post240.html) to help you choose appropriate products

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Quoting:
The best quoting tip - EVER!! (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/3427715-post155.html) Thanks Rosie, aka 6710.

Searching:
If you can't find what you're looking for in this forum using the website search function, try using the "double search" using Google.

1) Go to Google.com. Search 3fatchicks by using the term site:3fatchicks.com at the end of your Google search.

For example, if you want to look for "big mac in a bowl", type "big mac in a bowl site:3fatchicks.com" in Google search. No need to include the quotation marks when you type.

2) This will bring up the page that you are looking for, now hit Ctrl+F to search on that page. Type "big mac in a bowl" and all instances of that search term will be highlighted.

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)


lisa32989
03-05-2014, 04:52 AM
Good Coaches
Let's share

If you have a GREAT coach, let everyone know what makes them great! We should all know what to expect for our money!

schenectady
03-05-2014, 04:59 AM
It is 1:53 AM AND I am up, wide awake. Our house has sold (buyer removed inspection contingency). Excited, but lots of moves ahead, first to a rental before the end of the month and then building our dream home.

Son deploys this morning at 5:55AM Hawaii time. No more to say.

First big trip soon since starting IP (sunny!)so this a big challenge for me to stay IP for a week. With great advice from the people on this site, I can do it. I want to come home with a nice weight loss.

The nicest part of this has been packing for the trip - sweet summery shorter skirts, palettes of soft pink and cream, size 16's. New shoes ( other too big) and then treated myself to spray tan, manicure, pedicure, haircut. Feeling very good and look forward to seating myself on the airplane and being able to fasten AND tighten that seatbelt! NSV


drd1961
03-05-2014, 05:56 AM
Good Coach:
1. My coach knows the program, but she also know nutrition and how it works with the body.
2. My coach is a swimmer. I am a swimmer. She understands that I want to swim and that it helps my arthritis so she gave me helpful suggestions on how to make it work with the restricted calories.
3. My coach seems to care about me, and not just me, I have watched her with her other clients before or after me and she is kind and considerate to everyone. She knows weight loss is tough and that all have challenges.

Ruth Ann
03-05-2014, 06:46 AM
It is 1:53 AM AND I am up, wide awake. Our house has sold (buyer removed inspection contingency). Excited, but lots of moves ahead, first to a rental before the end of the month and then building our dream home.

Son deploys this morning at 5:55AM Hawaii time. No more to say.

First big trip soon since starting IP (sunny!)so this a big challenge for me to stay IP for a week. With great advice from the people on this site, I can do it. I want to come home with a nice weight loss.

The nicest part of this has been packing for the trip - sweet summery shorter skirts, palettes of soft pink and cream, size 16's. New shoes ( other too big) and then treated myself to spray tan, manicure, pedicure, haircut. Feeling very good and look forward to seating myself on the airplane and being able to fasten AND tighten that seatbelt! NSV

Boo schenectedy for being up so early but yeah on the house! That will take a load off your mind!

Will keep your son in my prayers as he is deployed again. :hug:

And super yeah! for vacations! Enjoy the smaller clothes and sun!

Ruth Ann
03-05-2014, 06:52 AM
On coaches - I am blessed with a super awesome coach! She knows the program thoroughly, always has suggestions to help me through rough spots. When I had to go super low fiber and then recover from surgery, she really helped with getting me through it. And she really puts a lot of effort into her coaching - she's always available via text for questions and stays up to date. Besides that,she's a super nice person!

Vippysue
03-05-2014, 07:13 AM
I feel somewhat down today. On my 1st WI I lost 5 lbs, then 2 lbs 2nd WI. The third WI I gained I lb :(. My coach is very very disappointed. She kept asking me if I really want to do this. She said okay I will put you on the burst diet. :( ...

There could be a couple pounds of difference just by weighing at a different time of day....first weigh in in the morning.....second in the afternoon/evening?

Don't let it get you down. Total of 6 lbs in first 3 weeks is the exact place I was. I was very similar with a -3/-3/0. The following week I was -3. Hang in there. And shame on that coach.

lulubee7
03-05-2014, 07:47 AM
I probably shouldn't be posting this early into my program but I'm nervous and could use some advice. Today is only day 2 for me and I'm a total newbie to IP.

Aside from getting a lot of written literature and the basic overview of Phase I from my coach (who is a chiropractor in NYC that I found through the 'find a center' link on the IP website), I'm unsure of how much I'm supposed to be eating per day.

Yesterday I had the packaged omelet, the leek soup accompanied by 2 cups of broccoli that I sautéed in 1tsp O.O., an IP chocolate bar and chicken breast, sautéed in tsp O.O. with 2 cups of broccoli.

But, how many calories am I supposed to be consuming? The sheet specifically states not to consume anything more than the portions sizes for Phase I or I’m “cheating”.

Ruth Ann
03-05-2014, 07:59 AM
I probably shouldn't be posting this early into my program but I'm nervous and could use some advice. Today is only day 2 for me and I'm a total newbie to IP.

Aside from getting a lot of written literature and the basic overview of Phase I from my coach (who is a chiropractor in NYC that I found through the 'find a center' link on the IP website), I'm unsure of how much I'm supposed to be eating per day.

Yesterday I had the packaged omelet, the leek soup accompanied by 2 cups of broccoli that I sautéed in 1tsp O.O., an IP chocolate bar and chicken breast, sautéed in tsp O.O. with 2 cups of broccoli.

But, how many calories am I supposed to be consuming? The sheet specifically states not to consume anything more than the portions sizes for Phase I or I’m “cheating”.

Hi lulubee! Congrats on getting started on IP and welcome!

Looks like you're doing fine on the food except you probably will want to add the 2 tsp of EVVO (extra virgin olive oil) directly to your food rather than counting what you're cooking with. Your body needs the fat and when you cook with it most of it stays in the pan.

If you stick to what's on your Phase 1 sheet you'll be fine - no need to count calories. I track my calories, carbs, etc. in MFP (My Fitness Pal) just because I like numbers and I come in between 700 & 900 per day usually. But really, you don't need to do that.

Check out the "What are you eating today" thread to get ideas of what other people are eating for some ideas - eating broccoli and chicken every day can get boring.

PurpleMomster
03-05-2014, 09:05 AM
Good Coaches
Let's share

If you have a GREAT coach, let everyone know what makes them great! We should all know what to expect for our money!

My coach is great, she listens to my concerns and answers all my questions honestly, not necessarily always "toeing the company line", which I appreciate. She's open to options, including some alternatives, and has great suggestions when I feel like I want to give up or I'm not inspired.

It is 1:53 AM AND I am up, wide awake. Our house has sold (buyer removed inspection contingency). Excited, but lots of moves ahead, first to a rental before the end of the month and then building our dream home.

Son deploys this morning at 5:55AM Hawaii time. No more to say.

First big trip soon since starting IP (sunny!)so this a big challenge for me to stay IP for a week. With great advice from the people on this site, I can do it. I want to come home with a nice weight loss.

The nicest part of this has been packing for the trip - sweet summery shorter skirts, palettes of soft pink and cream, size 16's. New shoes ( other too big) and then treated myself to spray tan, manicure, pedicure, haircut. Feeling very good and look forward to seating myself on the airplane and being able to fasten AND tighten that seatbelt! NSV

Congrats on the house sale! Sounds like the start of a new adventure. And yay on the sunny, warm trip - enjoy!

I probably shouldn't be posting this early into my program but I'm nervous and could use some advice. Today is only day 2 for me and I'm a total newbie to IP.

Aside from getting a lot of written literature and the basic overview of Phase I from my coach (who is a chiropractor in NYC that I found through the 'find a center' link on the IP website), I'm unsure of how much I'm supposed to be eating per day.

Yesterday I had the packaged omelet, the leek soup accompanied by 2 cups of broccoli that I sautéed in 1tsp O.O., an IP chocolate bar and chicken breast, sautéed in tsp O.O. with 2 cups of broccoli.

But, how many calories am I supposed to be consuming? The sheet specifically states not to consume anything more than the portions sizes for Phase I or I’m “cheating”.

Like RuthAnn said, don't worry so much about calories, be more concerned with eating what's on the P1 sheet and staying within those guidelines. I too track what I eat with myfitnesspal and end up between 700 and 900 each day. Good luck, keep it up!

Hi all! Still crazy at work but it's all good - change is good, makes for busy days though.

My WI yesterday was good - down 2.6lbs - yay! My clinic is switching over/supplementing IP with the Pro Energy Diet products. They seem pretty similar though. My coach is still going to try to order some IP products - like the unrestricted chips - for as long as she can. Apparently, IP won't like it very much when they find out they are carrying other products.

Just wanted to stop in and say "hi" and see how everyone is.

Have a great IP day!
Jo

texaschick0925
03-05-2014, 09:09 AM
Good Morning!! Does anyone have any suggestions for the vitamins we are supposed to use? I've been on the program for a month now and need more vitamins. Do I have to order them from my coach? They seem so expensive.....anyone know of alternative vitamins that work just as good? Thanks!!!

ems70508
03-05-2014, 09:28 AM
Wow, I haven't been on here since last Friday and it feels like forever! Mardi Gras was madness. I have a house on the parade route so from Friday-Yesterday it was always busy. I stayed on plan. I always had a plate of fresh veggies out to munch on. People were jealous of my 'warm brownie' and even asked for a bite. I was like..you have king cake and this is the only sweet I get..back off!! Jambalaya, King Cake, and Cheese awaited those who wanted it. I had no desire to. The King Cake smelled good but I knew it would just give me a tummy ache and puffy cheeks! It's now starting to hit me that i'm a 'skinny person'. I don't stand out in pictures any more, I can borrow a friends jacket to run somewhere! How odd to me.

I've missed reading everyone's daily motivation and seeing the support to newbies. Glad the Mardi Gras madness is over and everyone is discussing their healthy 'lenten penance'. A lot of people around here give up sweets, alcohol, etc. Thankful I don't have to worry about that. I'm thinking I'll add to something to my life. Make time everyday for my daily devotional. I've been slacking lately.

Hope yall have a great day!

lisa32989
03-05-2014, 09:39 AM
I probably shouldn't be posting this early into my program but I'm nervous and could use some advice. Today is only day 2 for me and I'm a total newbie to IP.

Aside from getting a lot of written literature and the basic overview of Phase I from my coach (who is a chiropractor in NYC that I found through the 'find a center' link on the IP website), I'm unsure of how much I'm supposed to be eating per day.

Yesterday I had the packaged omelet, the leek soup accompanied by 2 cups of broccoli that I sautéed in 1tsp O.O., an IP chocolate bar and chicken breast, sautéed in tsp O.O. with 2 cups of broccoli.

But, how many calories am I supposed to be consuming? The sheet specifically states not to consume anything more than the portions sizes for Phase I or I’m “cheating”.

Welcome! You absolutely should start posting and asking questions!
IP is a plan where we don't track calories or any nutrients.
We just follow the plan. You're paying a lot of money to do IP so no need to track, beyond writing down what you eat.

If you were to track, you'd find you're usually eating somewhere between 750-1000 calories/day, with 1000 being on the high end.

It takes time to get used to the program but I'm going to suggest that you look at the many recipe threads to help you keep it interesting. The more it is "diet like" ie. eating plain chicken breast & dry broccoli, the less easy the plan is to stick to. There are lots of ways to "yum" it up and stay 100% on plan!

One more thing: use a cooking spray for your actual cooking and actually ADD the oil right to your food (for example, as a salad dressing). Much of oil used for cooking remains in the pan and we really do need to ingest some fat. I worry less about that on days when I eat red meat and more about it on days when I have white meat chicken or non-fatty fish.

You'll find a lot of help here. And you're right. Anything not on the sheet means you're cheating yourself.

ETA: (LOL: I just read Ruth Ann's response, which I didn't see before I responded. Were we chanelling each other??)

mars735
03-05-2014, 09:44 AM
Good Coaches
Let's share

If you have a GREAT coach, let everyone know what makes them great! We should all know what to expect for our money!

My coach is well-informed about IP protocol and stays current with changes and new products. He's experienced and knows what to do for the issues that invariably arise on IP. He's a genuinely nice person. There is not a judgmental cell in his body, so when I slipped or needed to reboot, I did not dread of facing him. He lost wt on IP and adds some of his own experience and struggles.

His packets are sold 'out of box' so you can choose in whatever quantity you like, even though it means extra work for him with inventory. His initiation fee was 285 incl. first week of food, there is no weekly fee, for life.

He does not delegate any aspect of IP to office staff. He is available for questions in between WIs and wonderfully flexible re scheduling.

ColoradoCarol
03-05-2014, 09:47 AM
Happy Wednesday all.

Ruth Ann, good luck on your weigh in today. It's funny how I remember that today is your weigh in day - probably because it is the same day as mine!!!

I have been posting a lot lately, work is absolutely crazy and I don't have much time during the day to check the forum, and by the time I get home, I'm exhaused and all I can do is make dinner and veg out.

ems70508
03-05-2014, 09:49 AM
His packets are sold 'out of box' so you can choose in whatever quantity you like, even though it means extra work for him with inventory.

I know a while back the topic of coaches selling by the box versus individual packets was discussed. My coach sells by the packet. Last week we were talking about that and she told me why some places do not allow it. Apparently since IP prints their nutrition labels on the box rather than the packet. If someone eats it and has an allergic reaction, the nutrition/ingredients are not listed..that's a law suit. That is why they have to sell by the box. Obviously clinics don't like doing that so a lot keep selling packets. Most of our coaches have been over our allergies with us and know we are OK. If you notice, their popular items are now getting labels on packets. Hopefully they do them all this way so that I never have to buy by the box!

lisa32989
03-05-2014, 09:53 AM
Beck Diet Solution Wednesday Sabotaging Thought: The scale was down so it's okay to loosen up today, I can get away with it.

Response: I may be able to get away with eating extra for a short period of time, but guaranteed it will catch up with me at some point and undo my progress. Once I accept the fact that I can't "get away with things" where dieting is concerned, it will be easier for me to just do what I need to do.

sunflwr816
03-05-2014, 10:01 AM
Wow, I haven't been on here since last Friday and it feels like forever! Mardi Gras was madness. I have a house on the parade route so from Friday-Yesterday it was always busy. I stayed on plan. I always had a plate of fresh veggies out to munch on. People were jealous of my 'warm brownie' and even asked for a bite. I was like..you have king cake and this is the only sweet I get..back off!! Jambalaya, King Cake, and Cheese awaited those who wanted it. I had no desire to. The King Cake smelled good but I knew it would just give me a tummy ache and puffy cheeks! It's now starting to hit me that i'm a 'skinny person'. I don't stand out in pictures any more, I can borrow a friends jacket to run somewhere! How odd to me.

I've missed reading everyone's daily motivation and seeing the support to newbies. Glad the Mardi Gras madness is over and everyone is discussing their healthy 'lenten penance'. A lot of people around here give up sweets, alcohol, etc. Thankful I don't have to worry about that. I'm thinking I'll add to something to my life. Make time everyday for my daily devotional. I've been slacking lately.

Hope yall have a great day!

Congrats to you for staying OP around all of your friends and Mardi Gras food staples...I don't know that I would be able to stay as strong! I also love the idea of adding something positive to your life rather than depriving yourself of something. I want to start a gratefulness journal and remind myself each day of all the blessings in my life!

mars735
03-05-2014, 10:06 AM
Beck Diet Solution Wednesday Sabotaging Thought: The scale was down so it's okay to loosen up today, I can get away with it.

Response: I may be able to get away with eating extra for a short period of time, but guaranteed it will catch up with me at some point and undo my progress. Once I accept the fact that I can't "get away with things" where dieting is concerned, it will be easier for me to just do what I need to do.

This fits me to a T. Thanks for sharing. It's yet another way the scale can mess with our heads if we let it.


ems70508: That's an excellent point about selling by the packet vs the box.

ems70508
03-05-2014, 10:09 AM
sunflwr, that's a great idea! Then you can look back at all of the wonderful moments in your life. I may join you in that. Think about the small things that happen daily that you will never remember. It'll be such a happy experience to be able to look back through those.

tbc85
03-05-2014, 10:32 AM
I have been reading almost daily but haven't posted in a while. We had a busy weekend with helping a friend move, a real cajun boucherie and Mardi Gras!! After our boucherie (slaughtering of a fresh pig x2) we cooked a pork stew with fresh meat, OMG it was amazing but instead of having white rice which is a staple in south Louisiana I made cauliflower rice. Everyone was trying to eat it and said how good it smelled, LOL. I had to tell them to get out of my pot :) Anyway, back to the grind at work, hope everyone has a great day!!

lulubee7
03-05-2014, 10:34 AM
Thank you all for your support and kind words. Looking forward to getting to know all of you and this program.

mars735
03-05-2014, 10:39 AM
The word is hard to type let alone pronounce!

It's a cellular process in which protein is transformed to glucose. Via google, I learned that the kidneys, liver, & small intestines are involved. And that gluconeogenesis happens virtually every day as part of the body's natural process to balance blood sugar.

My diet has been heavily weighted to protein P1-P4. I now eat a modified P2, upping my calories on hungry days with more protein. I do wonder if there is any downside for organ or overall health from relying heavily on gluconeogenesis. Do those organs become 'fatigued' or is there an unhealthy metabolite from it?

athena4791
03-05-2014, 10:46 AM
Just popping in to say hello! Hope you all are well and happy!:sunny:

drd1961
03-05-2014, 10:53 AM
Beck Diet Solution Wednesday Sabotaging Thought: The scale was down so it's okay to loosen up today, I can get away with it.

Response: I may be able to get away with eating extra for a short period of time, but guaranteed it will catch up with me at some point and undo my progress. Once I accept the fact that I can't "get away with things" where dieting is concerned, it will be easier for me to just do what I need to do.

My observation on this is it takes a couple of days for my eating pattern to show up. This goes for eating too much, or conforming. So I never take a dip as a license to eat!

sunflwr816
03-05-2014, 11:11 AM
Quick question for everyone....we are going on Sunday for a cake tasting and consultation for our August wedding. I'm not sure what to do....should I politely decline to taste any cake and just let FI decide? Should I taste?? What would you do in my situation? :?:

GettinHealthyNow
03-05-2014, 11:42 AM
Quick question for everyone....we are going on Sunday for a cake tasting and consultation for our August wedding. I'm not sure what to do....should I politely decline to taste any cake and just let FI decide? Should I taste?? What would you do in my situation? :?:

Decline. The cake is more about the decor than the flavour anyway! Who doesn't like cake?

drd1961
03-05-2014, 11:44 AM
If I did not care that much about the cake taste(to me they all taste good) I would let someone else decide. If you are particular about that, limit the flavors you will taste and take very very very small tastes.

eandc2006
03-05-2014, 11:49 AM
I would pass. I am sure they are all amazing. Let the FI decide.

Ruth Ann
03-05-2014, 11:59 AM
FYI - my coach told me today they are phasing out the lemon and strawberry puddings.

djs06
03-05-2014, 12:03 PM
Quick question for everyone....we are going on Sunday for a cake tasting and consultation for our August wedding. I'm not sure what to do....should I politely decline to taste any cake and just let FI decide? Should I taste?? What would you do in my situation? :?:

Hmmm... I'd let fi pick his top contenders and have a very small taste if each. But if you don't feel like you'd be missing out on the process, decline for sure!

kontesanera
03-05-2014, 01:23 PM
I tried the tomato soup today. Yuck! I had it because I do not want to mess up the IP mojo. LOL Even the colors was repulsive, pale pink. I am sticking to mushroom soup for lunch as it actually tastes like the real mushroom soup.

Another NSV today. I had a coworker comment on how I am really slimming down :)

sunflwr816 - somebody already said, wedding cake is more about the looks than flavor. Just go with something that will appeal to everybody, not something that only a select few might like.

catlady1981
03-05-2014, 01:35 PM
I had my first WI yesterday and officially down 5.2 lbs! I'll take it.

Still have the coach/clinic drama going on. Spoke with the coach yesterday about her not being strictly IP, differences in Protocol sheets, etc. She had reasonable answers for all my questions, but she could be blowing smoke up my a**. Basically her responses were that she does what she does to keep the program reasonable in pricing. Some things in her opinion were completely overpriced and that is why she uses other products. She said she didn't know that the Protocol sheet had been changed since 2011. I have not reported her yet because I need to find a new place to go before I do that.

I did get in contact with another coach in the area and she wants $650 to enroll. I can't do that. Two other clinics that I have reached out to have yet to respond to me. And I haven't talked to TXWeightLoser yet.

Kontesanera: I agree. I had the tomato soup today and the color is offputting and the taste is weird.

Until then, congrats on everyone's losses and Happy Hump Day!

Ruth Ann
03-05-2014, 01:40 PM
I had my first WI yesterday and officially down 5.2 lbs! I'll take it.

Still have the coach/clinic drama going on. Spoke with the coach yesterday about her not being strictly IP, differences in Protocol sheets, etc. She had reasonable answers for all my questions, but she could be blowing smoke up my a**. Basically her responses were that she does what she does to keep the program reasonable in pricing. Some things in her opinion were completely overpriced and that is why she uses other products. She said she didn't know that the Protocol sheet had been changed since 2011. I have not reported her yet because I need to find a new place to go before I do that.

I did get in contact with another coach in the area and she wants $650 to enroll. I can't do that. Two other clinics that I have reached out to have yet to respond to me. And I haven't talked to TXWeightLoser yet.

Until then, congrats on everyone's losses and Happy Hump Day!

She didn't know the protocol sheet had changed since 2011? That is one uninformed coach. Please run from that clinic as fast as you can. Seriously, for the money you pay for IP you want the absolute best, most informed coach you can find. Ask the other clinics if you can transfer over since you already paid the initial fee. And don't hesitate to demand your money back from the bad coach if you can't find a clinic that will let you switch without another fee.

And congrats on your loss -that is wonderful!

lisa32989
03-05-2014, 01:48 PM
Catlady
The protocol sheet has changed NUMEROUS times sine 2011. This is a coach who probably had initial training but nothing more & doesn't keep in contact/updated on IP website for coaches.

lisa32989
03-05-2014, 01:53 PM
I tried the tomato soup today. Yuck! I had it because I do not want to mess up the IP mojo. LOL Even the colors was repulsive, pale pink. I am sticking to mushroom soup for lunch as it actually tastes like the real mushroom soup.

Another NSV today. I had a coworker comment on how I am really slimming down :)

sunflwr816 - somebody already said, wedding cake is more about the looks than flavor. Just go with something that will appeal to everybody, not something that only a select few might like.

Re: tomato soup. I'm with you on YUCK! It makes a good flatbread, tho.

Quick question for everyone....we are going on Sunday for a cake tasting and consultation for our August wedding. I'm not sure what to do....should I politely decline to taste any cake and just let FI decide? Should I taste?? What would you do in my situation? :?:
To me, cake is...meh. I agree with the person who said cake is cake. I wouldn't give a rats *** to taste them. Now, what it LOOKS LIKE is quite another story. That is truly what people remember and what will be in the pics.

ssubert
03-05-2014, 01:55 PM
Ruth Ann, your ticker moved!!!!!! Congrats to you.

sweetenuf
03-05-2014, 02:00 PM
Good afternoon everyone!! I hope everyone is doing well. I am still 100% OP which is a NSV because I thought it was going to be a struggle with my hubby coming home for the month. He leaves again next week and no slips.
Today is my WI day but I do not go back to the clinic till next week. But my WI at home is 277.2 Week 7 total loss of 33lbs.
I feel great and am so happy that half of the weight put on last year from over active thyroid is GONE!

willsea
03-05-2014, 02:11 PM
My coach is great, she listens to my concerns and answers all my questions honestly, not necessarily always "toeing the company line", which I appreciate. She's open to options, including some alternatives, and has great suggestions when I feel like I want to give up or I'm not inspired.



Congrats on the house sale! Sounds like the start of a new adventure. And yay on the sunny, warm trip - enjoy!



Like RuthAnn said, don't worry so much about calories, be more concerned with eating what's on the P1 sheet and staying within those guidelines. I too track what I eat with myfitnesspal and end up between 700 and 900 each day. Good luck, keep it up!

Hi all! Still crazy at work but it's all good - change is good, makes for busy days though.

My WI yesterday was good - down 2.6lbs - yay! My clinic is switching over/supplementing IP with the Pro Energy Diet products. They seem pretty similar though. My coach is still going to try to order some IP products - like the unrestricted chips - for as long as she can. Apparently, IP won't like it very much when they find out they are carrying other products.

Just wanted to stop in and say "hi" and see how everyone is.

Have a great IP day!
Jo

I am curious if you have tried the Pro-Energy Products. Are any of them good? I have seen them online at www.thelowcarbgrocery.com (shipped out of BC and Ontario). Would be nice to know what they compare and to have something to order in Canada without Duty and exchange.

ems70508
03-05-2014, 02:11 PM
Rocked the weigh in, deposited another 3 at the fat bank!!!

Sunflwr, stay away. Let someone else you trust tell you. Hopefully you won't be on IP in August? Treat yourself on your wedding day!!!

PurpleMomster
03-05-2014, 02:19 PM
I am curious if you have tried the Pro-Energy Products. Are any of them good? I have seen them online at www.thelowcarbgrocery.com (shipped out of BC and Ontario). Would be nice to know what they compare and to have something to order in Canada without Duty and exchange.

Hi!

I have tried the Maple and Brown Sugar oatmeal and it's pretty good compared to the IP one and not restricted.

I only picked up a few items this week - ranch chips, salt and vinegar chips, chocolate chip cookie (which was yummy!) and the cinnamon and vanilla cereal - because a co-worker was selling her IP stuff and I stocked up from her but I will let you know as we go on which ones are good or not. The interesting thing about Pro-Energy Diet's cereals are that they don't come with the white "milk" powder in them, you add milk to them. My coach recommended almond milk over skim and not to use the 6 to 8 ounces the instructions mention. Or to eat them dry - she likes them as a crunchy, sweet snack.

Jo

ems70508
03-05-2014, 02:30 PM
PurpleMonster, I just got hooked on the maple oatmeal from IP. I had to step away from the amount of IP chocolate I was eating. It's unrealistic! So I've gotten in the habit of oatmeal for breakfast, which is what I used to do! Glad to hear theres an alt product out there for when I finish IP and need to keep other product in stock!

Did you coach recommend almond over skim for the cereal or just daily dairy for coffee? I thought that was 1 ounce? I'd love to get almond milk for my creamer instead of skim.

PurpleMomster
03-05-2014, 02:48 PM
PurpleMonster, I just got hooked on the maple oatmeal from IP. I had to step away from the amount of IP chocolate I was eating. It's unrealistic! So I've gotten in the habit of oatmeal for breakfast, which is what I used to do! Glad to hear theres an alt product out there for when I finish IP and need to keep other product in stock!

Did you coach recommend almond over skim for the cereal or just daily dairy for coffee? I thought that was 1 ounce? I'd love to get almond milk for my creamer instead of skim.

I had initially ordered it because I liked IP's so much but didn't like that it was restricted (I like to have my restricted item as a snack) so this one works out great. There's also an apple and cinnamon version that I'm gong to try.

She recommends almond milk in general but she does have lactose issues. In this case I think she prefers it over skim because it won't spike the insulin as much but I haven't really compared the stats on the two to say if that's right or not. I personally don't really like milk and don't take it in my coffee but I am curious about almond milk in cereal. You might want to talk to your coach and see if it's possible to swap. I know some people use a splash of the RTD vanilla in place of milk in their coffee too.

Jo

kontesanera
03-05-2014, 03:01 PM
Good afternoon everyone!! I hope everyone is doing well. I am still 100% OP which is a NSV because I thought it was going to be a struggle with my hubby coming home for the month. He leaves again next week and no slips.
Today is my WI day but I do not go back to the clinic till next week. But my WI at home is 277.2 Week 7 total loss of 33lbs.
I feel great and am so happy that half of the weight put on last year from over active thyroid is GONE!

Your losses are amazing! Congratulations!

ems70508 - congratulations! You are doing awesome!

Ruth Ann
03-05-2014, 03:14 PM
Ruth Ann, your ticker moved!!!!!! Congrats to you.

Thanks ssubert!

Rocked the weigh in, deposited another 3 at the fat bank!!!

Congrats ems! You're doing great!

jendilly
03-05-2014, 03:15 PM
Had my WI today, a day earlier than usual due to my cousin coming into town today and staying for a few days. I knew I had a rough week. Too many little cheats...not full blown huge cheats, just little sneaks here and there that added up. (darn those 2 girl scout cookies I ate!) I had many appearances to go to with Miss WA and it just led to bad choices here and there. Nothing major, until yesterday...My big cheat was yesterday for National Pancake Day. It's a fundraiser at IHOP for CMN that all Miss America local and state contestants participate in. I ate a pancake...they served me three, I had enough bites to equal one. We were on camera for the news so I felt like I had to. I should've just had coffee and left it at that. I immediately felt awful. My coach said that pancake would've been enough to knock me out of ketosis and gain 3 pounds from the glucogen stores or whatever. I knew it was bad. I shouldn't have done it. But it's too late now...and I didn't lose anything this week. Oh well, next week will be better. Now, to get my body back into ketosis and continue the losses.

Like I mentioned, my cousin will be here later today. Her first time visiting Seattle (please rain, stay away) and we will be on the go a lot, out and about. She is SUPER healthy and I know eats right all the time, so I don't think it'll be bad. Just know that I need to make sure I have salad dressing with me and other IP foods in my car or purse to be prepared.

Moving onward...and downward. It's a whole new week.

sunflwr816
03-05-2014, 03:16 PM
Sounds like the consensus is no cake. I'm actually not even a cake lover (more of a general sugar fan) but I like to have my hand in everything wedding-related so I need to make sure it's delicious! I'll ask my Mom to come along with FI and I :D

Also, I am a huge fan of almond milk. I don't have any lactose issues, just prefer the taste. I always bought Almond Breeze unsweetened vanilla almond milk before I started IP. I think it's around 40cal for a glass, I don't remember the other specs.

tabletop1234
03-05-2014, 03:22 PM
Hi lulubee,
You should have received a phase 1 sheet from your coach. Generally, the rule is 3 ideal protein items, 8 oz of lean protein, and 4 cups of veggies. However, you need the sheet to know what IP items are restricted and what types of veggies and protein you can eat. I been on the diet before and how it works is amazing. A lot of other diets cause you to lose muscle, unlike IP. Just re-started the diet as well, so best of luck to you!



I probably shouldn't be posting this early into my program but I'm nervous and could use some advice. Today is only day 2 for me and I'm a total newbie to IP.

Aside from getting a lot of written literature and the basic overview of Phase I from my coach (who is a chiropractor in NYC that I found through the 'find a center' link on the IP website), I'm unsure of how much I'm supposed to be eating per day.

Yesterday I had the packaged omelet, the leek soup accompanied by 2 cups of broccoli that I sautéed in 1tsp O.O., an IP chocolate bar and chicken breast, sautéed in tsp O.O. with 2 cups of broccoli.

But, how many calories am I supposed to be consuming? The sheet specifically states not to consume anything more than the portions sizes for Phase I or I’m “cheating”.

tabletop1234
03-05-2014, 03:27 PM
Restarting IP today! I am guilty of cheating and not following through when I do it. It's not my first time doing the diet, but it is definitely one of the best methods of losing weight out there! Just can't lose my motivation like always! Once weighing 253lbs I was able to get down to 185 on my own. Lost 20lbs on IP before, but gained it back. :( Now im in it to win it! Looking forward to the blog to keep me motivated.

http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/heartbar/slider-hearts/lb/180/145/180/.png (http://www.3fatchicks.com/)

qtpiemels
03-05-2014, 04:15 PM
Hi everyone!

Things are going fairly well for me this week even with it being my TOM. AF showed up so I'm wanting to eat everything in sight. I down water instead which is temporarily satiating me.

I am trying to stay OP 100% by cutting back on my WF additions & extract flavorings. I have had some slower losses the last 2 weeks (~2lbs each) & it's frustrating. I'm hoping this change will help me get back on track to bigger losses.

I also feel like my will power is waning. I think I'm just tired & cranky from YDD being sick so that's affecting me mentally. I'll be off to bed early the next two nights so I can actually be productive during my school session this weekend.

Hawaii69
03-05-2014, 04:26 PM
Hi everyone!

Things are going fairly well for me this week even with it being my TOM. AF showed up so I'm wanting to eat everything in sight. I down water instead which is temporarily satiating me.

I am trying to stay OP 100% by cutting back on my WF additions & extract flavorings. I have had some slower losses the last 2 weeks (~2lbs each) & it's frustrating. I'm hoping this change will help me get back on track to bigger losses.

I also feel like my will power is waning. I think I'm just tired & cranky from YDD being sick so that's affecting me mentally. I'll be off to bed early the next two nights so I can actually be productive during my school session this weekend.

qtpiemels: I don't know where you live in Alberta but its probably been chilly and I think it affects a person too. I seem to feel more hungry on those days. Its TMO for me too so it was a tough week last week, it already feels better this week so I'm determined to stay on plan and say good-bye to the last couple of lbs. Being tired can make a person feel less motivated too. I try and drink more herb tea on those days. It warms me up and makes me feel less hungry! Its so worth it when we can stick to the plan even on those tough weeks!

lisa32989
03-05-2014, 05:35 PM
Restarting IP today! I am guilty of cheating and not following through when I do it. It's not my first time doing the diet, but it is definitely one of the best methods of losing weight out there! Just can't lose my motivation like always! Once weighing 253lbs I was able to get down to 185 on my own. Lost 20lbs on IP before, but gained it back. :( Now im in it to win it! Looking forward to the blog to keep me motivated.

Join the 100% thread immediately and commit to being 100% on plan. You'll be at goal fastest that way!
Good afternoon everyone!! I hope everyone is doing well. I am still 100% OP which is a NSV because I thought it was going to be a struggle with my hubby coming home for the month. He leaves again next week and no slips.
Today is my WI day but I do not go back to the clinic till next week. But my WI at home is 277.2 Week 7 total loss of 33lbs.
I feel great and am so happy that half of the weight put on last year from over active thyroid is GONE!
UNDERactive thyroid? That causes weight gain. Overactive speeds you up and makes it hard to keep weight on (unless you're overmedicated for it, like a friend of mine)
Congrats on your fantastic loss
Be sure to join the 100%er thread!
The whole group works together to support each other to do IP cheat-free!

ReenHag
03-05-2014, 05:52 PM
It is 1:53 AM AND I am up, wide awake. Our house has sold (buyer removed inspection contingency). Excited, but lots of moves ahead, first to a rental before the end of the month and then building our dream home.

Son deploys this morning at 5:55AM Hawaii time. No more to say.

First big trip soon since starting IP (sunny!)so this a big challenge for me to stay IP for a week. With great advice from the people on this site, I can do it. I want to come home with a nice weight loss.

The nicest part of this has been packing for the trip - sweet summery shorter skirts, palettes of soft pink and cream, size 16's. New shoes ( other too big) and then treated myself to spray tan, manicure, pedicure, haircut. Feeling very good and look forward to seating myself on the airplane and being able to fasten AND tighten that seatbelt! NSV

Congrats on the sale of the house! How exciting! Sending good thoughts your way (and your son's). Hugs and thanks to both of you! And enjoy your vacay!!!

Wow, I haven't been on here since last Friday and it feels like forever! Mardi Gras was madness. I have a house on the parade route so from Friday-Yesterday it was always busy. I stayed on plan. I always had a plate of fresh veggies out to munch on. People were jealous of my 'warm brownie' and even asked for a bite. I was like..you have king cake and this is the only sweet I get..back off!! Jambalaya, King Cake, and Cheese awaited those who wanted it. I had no desire to. The King Cake smelled good but I knew it would just give me a tummy ache and puffy cheeks! It's now starting to hit me that i'm a 'skinny person'. I don't stand out in pictures any more, I can borrow a friends jacket to run somewhere! How odd to me.

Way to go on the willpower! So mich to be proud of. I love how people are jonesing for YOUR "diet" dessert when they have the real thing! :D

I have been reading almost daily but haven't posted in a while. We had a busy weekend with helping a friend move, a real cajun boucherie and Mardi Gras!! After our boucherie (slaughtering of a fresh pig x2) we cooked a pork stew with fresh meat, OMG it was amazing but instead of having white rice which is a staple in south Louisiana I made cauliflower rice. Everyone was trying to eat it and said how good it smelled, LOL. I had to tell them to get out of my pot :) Anyway, back to the grind at work, hope everyone has a great day!!

Here is another one! Love how you had to protect your cauli rice. Way to go on maintaining your willpower!

Beck Diet Solution Wednesday Sabotaging Thought: The scale was down so it's okay to loosen up today, I can get away with it.

Response: I may be able to get away with eating extra for a short period of time, but guaranteed it will catch up with me at some point and undo my progress. Once I accept the fact that I can't "get away with things" where dieting is concerned, it will be easier for me to just do what I need to do.

I definitely needed this today. Fighting with staying OP the past two days and losing. I do not understand why, but I have to rein it in even while I struggle to find the source. Recommitting to 100% right now; I only have a few weeks left. I can do this!

Hi everyone!

I also feel like my will power is waning. I think I'm just tired & cranky from YDD being sick so that's affecting me mentally. I'll be off to bed early the next two nights so I can actually be productive during my school session this weekend.

I, too, am experiencing the waning willpower. Maybe it is winter doldrums for me, who knows? Best of luck dealing with family sickness and your school session. Rest up!

Okay, so when does a "No Soliciting" sign on one's front door really mean, "Go ahead, knock, and offer me a free estimate on _______. Certainly, keep trying to schedule a time for your staff to come for that free appointment even after I clearly state my lack of interest. No, my dinner is not on the stove or anything." Ugh! Come on, people!

Now, the real question: after this reboot of eight to ten weeks, is it necessary to do a full phase off, or will an abbreviated phase of suffice? Thanks!

Renee

ColoradoCarol
03-05-2014, 05:56 PM
Super bummed. I left my weigh in clothes at home. I always wear the same thing to WI so that that isn't a factor. I think it is a low week weight wise and my clothes are heavier - so it might be a no loss week. Oh well. Can't do anything about it. I will have to get my victories in other places like inches coming off (hopefully) and remaining 100% OP.

blondie739
03-05-2014, 05:56 PM
I am struggling this week. Not sure why,not sure if lack of sleep is a culprit, but i have just been hungry no matter what the past two days!
On a more positive note, my offical weigh in sunday put me in the 220's. Hooray :)

sweetenuf
03-05-2014, 07:26 PM
Your losses are amazing! Congratulations!

ems70508 - congratulations! You are doing awesome!

Thanx!! Each week makes it easier for me...Im very excited to see my end result :)

Join the 100% thread immediately and commit to being 100% on plan. You'll be at goal fastest that way!

UNDERactive thyroid? That causes weight gain. Overactive speeds you up and makes it hard to keep weight on (unless you're overmedicated for it, like a friend of mine)
Congrats on your fantastic loss
Be sure to join the 100%er thread!
The whole group works together to support each other to do IP cheat-free!


Lisa
Yea I never can keep them straight, my levels were too low. I actually have been feeling very tired so I called my Endo to check my thyroid. I do not want a repeat of last year so Im being over cautious. But I got my results today and my level is low again, probably from the weight loss. Just glad I caught it.
I check the 100% thread I just haven't posted in there :)

lisa32989
03-05-2014, 07:33 PM
Super bummed. I left my weigh in clothes at home. I always wear the same thing to WI so that that isn't a factor. I think it is a low week weight wise and my clothes are heavier - so it might be a no loss week. Oh well. Can't do anything about it. I will have to get my victories in other places like inches coming off (hopefully) and remaining 100% OP.
Wait. Your WI clothes still fit?!? From the beginning?!?

I definitely needed this today. Fighting with staying OP the past two days and losing. I do not understand why, but I have to rein it in even while I struggle to find the source. Recommitting to 100% right now; I only have a few weeks left. I can do this!

I, too, am experiencing the waning willpower. Maybe it is winter doldrums for me, who knows? Best of luck dealing with family sickness and your school session. Rest up!

Now, the real question: after this reboot of eight to ten weeks, is it necessary to do a full phase off, or will an abbreviated phase of suffice? Thanks!
Renee
I have the reboot info somewhere. I'll look it up for you. Long reboot for you! Perhaps it's time to phase off?

Also, do you have Beck Diet Solution? It is great at helping pinpoint what is going on.
I am struggling this week. Not sure why,not sure if lack of sleep is a culprit, but i have just been hungry no matter what the past two days!
On a more positive note, my offical weigh in sunday put me in the 220's. Hooray :)
Usually a WI like that can help! Sorry you've had that famished feeling. It comes and goes OP but Ketosis really does help! I had to let go of some items I was allowing daily, such as Mio, WF, and restricteds (not daily but too frequently for my current level of cravings)

I'd suggest strengthening your plan/resolve by doing MORE advance planning, checking in on the 100%er thread, and finding a new OP recipe to try..

Today I made some changes about WHERE I eat my meals. I'm reading Beck Diet solution. I wasn't a stand-up eater, but mindless all-the-same, and not being in P1 brought back some behavior/cravings that are unacceptable to me because they aren't helpful for staying on a plan, whether it is maintenance or WL. Making changes is like peeling the onion. If I'm to maintain right now, I truly want it to be a MAINTENANCE, not a slow regain. Reficused this week on stopping/reversing any creep. It will take constant diligence (at least for a while) for maintenance for me.

shrinkingsusie
03-05-2014, 07:48 PM
Just popping in to say hi :) scale still hasn't budged but I'm chugging water like crazy crossing my fingers and hoping for the best for weigh in tomorrow. Doesn't help that TOM showed up today either.

lisa32989
03-05-2014, 08:14 PM
Just popping in to say hi :) scale still hasn't budged but I'm chugging water like crazy crossing my fingers and hoping for the best for weigh in tomorrow. Doesn't help that TOM showed up today either.

Hang in there. The scales gonna do its thing & you're doing yours. One day the payoff will come. I hope you don't have to wait as long as me!

I made some changes re: Mio/WF this week. I have also stopped swinging into GNC for an occasional Quest bar. I've played with the MIO thing before but decided to get serious. It is now only reserved for social events & just til it's gone. I'll be replacing it with the stevia one IPN told us about. But again, only for social events (to keep it special).

Making some other changes based on Beck Diet Solution.

sunflwr816
03-05-2014, 08:19 PM
It is now only reserved for social events & just til it's gone. I'll be replacing it with the stevia one IPN told us about. But again, only for social events (to keep it special).

Making some other changes based on Beck Diet Solution.

Lisa, do you know what the name of this new stevia water flavoring is and/or where you can get it? I just bought a few bottles of Mio to help the last 20oz/day go down easier (aiming for 80oz). I'd rather have something more natural in the future, thanks!

Edited: Just found them! http://sweetleaf.com/products/sweet-drops-products

ems70508
03-05-2014, 09:13 PM
haha reenhag i know...i'm like...you get king cake! back off my brownie!

ColoradoCarol
03-05-2014, 09:17 PM
Had my weigh in, stayed the same, which is fine. Lost 3 inches which is great. I brought up the issue of the stress I have been experiencing at work. I also brought up the hunger(not cravings) that I have been experiencing. They said that on the days I am having the extreme hunger to eat another packet or more protein and that it is a good thing and a sign that (can't remember the exact words) that the insulin levels and receptors are doing their job. It will not inhibit my losses.

I love my coach(es). They are so knowledgeable and great cheerleaders.

mars735
03-05-2014, 09:29 PM
I made some changes re: Mio/WF this week. I have also stopped swinging into GNC for an occasional Quest bar. I've played with the MIO thing before but decided to get serious. It is now only reserved for social events & just til it's gone. I'll be replacing it with the stevia one IPN told us about. But again, only for social events (to keep it special).

Making some other changes based on Beck Diet Solution.

I made those changes also this week--no more GNC Quest drop ins, returned Mios to store, and checked out Beck Solution from library today based on what you've posted from the book so far. After 2 Mio-less days, WF Thick n Spicy BBQ sauce suddenly lost its appeal and had a chemical taste. Coincidence?

TXWeightLoser
03-05-2014, 09:29 PM
Had my weigh in, stayed the same, which is fine. Lost 3 inches which is great. I brought up the issue of the stress I have been experiencing at work. I also brought up the hunger(not cravings) that I have been experiencing. They said that on the days I am having the extreme hunger to eat another packet or more protein and that it is a good thing and a sign that (can't remember the exact words) that the insulin levels and receptors are doing their job. It will not inhibit my losses.

I love my coach(es). They are so knowledgeable and great cheerleaders.

I don't really agree with the eat more packets, I would ask you how much vegs your are getting. More than 4 cups could lead to more insulin and a hunger increase. Are you weighing your vegs raw? How much lean protein are you eating? Weighing it raw?

IdealProteinNewbie
03-05-2014, 09:29 PM
sunflwr: Those are not actually the drops I had mentioned. These are:

http://www6.netrition.com/sweetleaf_water_enhancer.html

I do like the ones you posted in puddings though!

Ruth Ann
03-05-2014, 10:39 PM
Had my weigh in, stayed the same, which is fine. Lost 3 inches which is great. I brought up the issue of the stress I have been experiencing at work. I also brought up the hunger(not cravings) that I have been experiencing. They said that on the days I am having the extreme hunger to eat another packet or more protein and that it is a good thing and a sign that (can't remember the exact words) that the insulin levels and receptors are doing their job. It will not inhibit my losses.

I love my coach(es). They are so knowledgeable and great cheerleaders.

Yeah for 3 inches! That is great!

Sorry you're under so much stress, it really isn't good for weight loss is it?

lisa32989
03-05-2014, 11:11 PM
Reen Hag
As promised, the IP reset/restart info:

What is a Re-Set? A re-set is what happens when you have been in maintenance for a minimum of 6 months (more typically a year) . A re-set “re-sets” the pancreas and helps us to maintain our sensitivity to insulin. It is recommended that this is done once a year to prevent those 5-7 pounds of weight gained over the course of a year from becoming 50-70 lbs. A reset is typically not appropriate for those looking to lose more than 10-15lbs. This number will depend on your total weight loss on the program i.e. if you lost 100lbs on the program and you are looking to lose 15lbs of weight gained while on maintenance a re-set would be appropriate -this would equal about 15-16% of your total weight loss any more than that a reset would not be appropriate. If you lost 30lbs while on the program 5 lbs. would be appropriate for a reset- about 15-16% of your total weight loss.

Why? A re-set is an accelerated version of the regular protocol. Phase 1 until you reach your goal (no more than 2 weeks) and then an accelerated phase off minimum of 2 days on phase 2 and phase 3 maximum of 1 week on phase two and phase 3. The goal is to complete the reset within 1 month. An accelerated phase off can only be done when severe calorie restriction (as in phase 1) does not exceeded 2 weeks.

What is a Re-Start? A re-start is what happens if after going on to maintenance you have gained more than 15-16% of the weight you lost while on the program. A re-start would also apply if you are returning to the program to lose some additional weight (exceeding what you would normally be able to lose over the course of 2 weeks) that you had not lost previously while on the program.

TwoTots
03-06-2014, 04:07 AM
Good morning everyone. It's a beautiful Spring day here. I was in London last week, week 2 of the program. it was hard eating out everyday but I didn't gain anything from my first week weigh in. Back on track for week 3. Good luck everyone.