Originally Posted by CAPECODWOMAN
Wondering how those that switched are doing?? Still being successful? Which do you prefer?
I switched out a few weeks ago to more of an Atkins protocol and am doing GREAT! The weight is still coming off around 2 LBS a week, and am much happier in both attitude and pocketbook. I was just SO tired of eating out of a packet, and the mundaneness of the genre! Now, I eat more real food. Such as my morning coffee, maybe 2 eggs and some ham, a snack bar at mid morning, lunch usually still consists of those two cups of veggies (I have gotten used to them and am always on the run) A small salad with olive oil, hard boiled egg and a meal bar. Afternoon snack, and a real dinner. Had pizza (real pizza, thin crust, made at home) last week, some pasta and sauce another week. Usually I will only do these "treats" once a week. Dinner is mostly what we want, but just watch portions. NO more 2LB steaks, but 1LB is still do able. We watch out net carb intake and keep it around 30 grams or less while we are slimming down. My wife is also doing well, in both attitude and progress. We each do 20 minutes of mild cardio 4 to 5 times a week.
IP taught me a lot of diet principles, however, the costs of their food was so expensive, well, it seemed to me they can help you lose weigh quickly, but also are going to get rich while doing it. Atkins is more of a real food diet, and I use the word "diet" while Atkins is a lifestyle change. I could continue the Atkins way for life, IP, never could follow it for longer than the 8 weeks I did, and could not continue to support the cost.
My coach was a bit "offended" that we swapped, and also that we made future appointments for the old weigh in and measurement, but when we paid our fee, she made it clear that we had "lifetime support" even after the IP diet was done, to keep us motivated to stay healthy and slim.