Originally Posted by Sarkbait
Not sure if any of you other ladies experienced this, but I am losing at a rate of 1.5 lbs a week. I am strictly on IP and have been doing everything as directed. It took me 13 weeks to drop 25 lbs and I still have 20 more to go before I can reach my goal weight. Does that mean I have another 3 months of this? becaue honestly, I don't think I can do it anymore
I have been at that rate for several weeks now. Trying to decide what to do. I have about another 20 weeks to go at that rate and it seems a bit too much for so long. If I go thru, I will have lost 102 pounds over 10 months. That is pretty average at 2.37 pounds per week. HOWEVER, I lost 40 pounds in the first 10 weeks, 28 pounds in the next 15 weeks, am projecting 34 pounds over the next 20 weeks. So, the real big losses were in the first 3 months. I compared my calories needed per day against how many calories I am eating per day and I am losing exactly what I should each week based on the calorie deficit I am creating. I did the same for my earlier weeks and it tracked right back then too. The only thing I don't have is exercise to add back some of that calorie need that used to be there based on being fatter. Maybe with a little exercise, I would have a bit more of a deficit and could lose a little bit faster??? I have been researching Ketosis, Ketogenic diets, and exercise. NOTHING I can find says don't exercise. In fact, alot of athletes and bodybuilders use these diets while training. The only key seems to go for long, slow, sustained exercise over the heart rate raising sprints and cardio.
Originally Posted by Novak
I'm way behind on posts, but just have to say OMG! Are you kidding me? Kale chips are my new favorite food! Whoever posted that recipe (sorry, I don't recall), thank you, thank you!
You're welcome! I posted it back in January on our threads and just recently added it to the recipe 2 thread. I am not sure if there aren't more recipes in the old threads too! I LOVE Kale chips. I also do zucchini chips. I know you can do turnip or rutabaga chips too if your coach allows those veggies.
Originally Posted by ckanable
I had my week 8 weigh in this morning and I am down 2lbs, and 2 inches.
I kind of feel like my weight loss is slowing down. I was hoping to see the 140's much sooner...but on a happy note my waste size is officially in the 20's!!!! 29.5 that is. So excited!
I am moving in 3 weeks and I know I will probably have to go off the plan during our road trip since we will be camping and then staying at a friend's house. Any advice on camping while on IP?
Great job on the loss! Camping should be easy! Keep a cooler with you. You can refill it at any store in any town you go to. Buy the premade salads that are already washed. Get the pre cut veggies if you need too. Keep on hand salad foods (lettuce, cucumber, celery, raw onion, zucchini, broccoli florets, cauliflower, mushrooms, or whatever you use). Use water in a bowl to wash everything, slice and put into baggies or plastic containers and keep in a cooler. Then just pull out what you need. If you are using a fire, skewer veggies to cook them or if you are taking a coleman gas stove top (propane) or a tailgate sized grill, have a pot to boil some water and you can steam or boil your veggies. You can cook meat over the grill or, if you plan ahead, just make alot of grilled chicken breast before you leave town. Bag it, freeze it, and it will keep in the cooler. You can defrost what you need a little at a time in the car, in a lunch bag, as you travel. Add the prepared meat to meal or salad. Take lots of ip packets, they can save you. You can get hamburger to cook on the fire or grill, lean ham (watch for a low sodium like dietz watson brand), make hard boiled eggs, turkey bacon, pre cooked shrimp frozen and kept in an ice chest. You can even make up you jello as a hot drink if you have hot water on the trip. Safest/easiest packets will be crisp cereal, drinks, ready made shake/drinks, puddings. The eggs will work too but, again, you need a coleman propane stove or tailgate grill and a pan. It might be too much extra to take and clean up. I don't think so but it depends how simply you want to travel.
Originally Posted by crazyaboutcomputers
Hello, I am a newbie to Ideal Protein, and blogging. I am very motivated. Thanks in advance for all of your help.
Originally Posted by chimpchamp
NOVAK: pretty please tell me how to make Kale chips. Thanks!
It is post 20 on the recipes 2 thread but, here ya go! There are 2 recipes associated to these links. Prepared slightly different but both are good.
link to sites with Kale chip recipes:
adapted from Stacie Billis at ChowMama.com
1 bunch organic kale, torn into 1/2" pieces
3 tablespoons organic olive oil
1 tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons sea salt
Preheat oven to 400° F. Whisk oil and vinegar and toss kale in the dressing until thoroughly coated.
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Place kale on sheet in a single layer and sprinkle with salt.
Bake for 15 minutes or so, until crispy.