Originally Posted by bigmama5
OHH I was beginning to think I was the only one who fell offf the wagon, it is awful I had some nuts not the worse but still not good at all I want to be done with phase one and move on to the phase where I can work out. and it is not really physcial hunger it is emotional and ugh it is killing me, I need to get back to ketosis,and I need to get back in gear I have ten to go until phase 2 and it is starting to get pricey......... seems like once I start to cheat I sometime can go overboard and that scares me...................... someone knock some sense into me.......................
Is it just the pricey part that is creating a challenge? You can substitute eggs for a packet meal. You can also by the alternative protein products or buy the ready made shakes from new lifestyles. You will keep losing and it might help you save for one meal.
Maybe talk to your coach, explain that you need to control cost and see about going into phase 2 early (you drop down to 2 packets and 2 meals) and just stay there awhile longer. Phase 2 will still let you lose. Just don't move as soon to phase 3.
Originally Posted by rinoa1823
waiting to buy it
i am looking forward to the day when i look forward to going shopping for it!
I bought one in January for summer. I wish I hadn't, it doesn't really fit me now. the top is OK but the bottoms and a bit baggy.
Originally Posted by pitakitten
I am a serious odd ball I can tell by all the posts. Food: no problem denying it! yummy libations: I either have to not have ANY or go down the slippery slope. Honestly with our weather being bad, it wasn't that difficult, I just wouldn't go out to places. BUT with sun being out, its hard and the fact that I do NOT know a single person who doesn't drink, well except my 2 pregnant friends.
I ordered some of that slenderwine, so hopefully that will help me a bit, mainly for july 4th week...especially if they taste bad. We have that whole week off and going on a road trip so I know the temptation will be there.
Everyone has something that gets them. Sometimes learning our "favorites" also shows us where our empty calories come from. One thing is certain, no matter how good the alcohol is, it is NOT nutritious or nourishing. I can't do it. I LOVE alcohol. I gave it up 2 months before stopping IP and I still wish for it. For me, it has been a part of all my social time and, like you, I cut out the social part to avoid the alcohol. I still have friends who want to meet for a drink. I have to say... only if it is coffee!
I think some thought I had joined AA at first! LOL... anyway, keep working at it. It gets easier the more time you go between libations! Just think!!! You are just 9 pounds away from your goal. That could be a few short weeks. If you tackle it right, you could probably go the month with out the drinks and get yourself precisely where you want to be by the end of July! I know you will get there whatever you decide!
Originally Posted by Stacey41
So, I'm debating about cheating big time next Monday as it's my 41st birthday. What I really want is Thai fried noodles with tofu (my fav from our local Chinese restaurant) and chocolate cake. My family always makes me a cake on my birthday. Also, my oldest is 17 1/2 and I don't know how many birthdays I will get to spend with him after he becomes an adult and moves out/gets married/has kids etc., and I really want to be able to blow out those candles after he sings happy birthday.
I guess my question is this, how bad will this be? I can accept that I won't lose weight and will maybe gain a bit, I'm ok with that, but will one meal totally throw me out of ketosis and force me to start at square one? It took me 5 days of **** before ketosis started and now on day 12 I still don't feel 100%, so I'm scared to start over.
I can imagine your birthday dinner would be wonderful!! Have you thought about an alternate dinner, plan appropriate, and save your dinner above for a celebration dinner when you reach goal?? In some ways, I think your celebration of reaching your new self is maybe more meaningful and momentous to you and your family than your 41st birthday. Maybe I am wrong, I shouldn't presume to know.
You could see about making chocolate IP muffins for your birthday "cakes". And save the real cake for a celebratory moment! PUT CANDLES ON THEN ANYWAY!!! Who says you can't make a wish on the birth of a new you!
I realize the sentiment of having your son there and the candles being shared. NOTHING says the candle has to be in cake you eat. Nothing says it can't be in your cupcake. The memory is of the family together and not really about the food, isn't it??
Should you decide differently the answers are:
Yes, one meal will pull you out of ketosis.
How bad it will be is directly related to how much you over do the carbs and how you eat the day after.
The more carbs you eat the worse you MAY feel and the greater the HANGOVER you may have. It will pass and you will start over.
It will take 2 to 4 days to get back into ketosis and it will take you time to get back to where you are today.
You may or may not show any weight gain.
If you do this, eat a very strict day after with NO occasional items, NO restricteds, and NO extra sized portions. It will be harder because you have just given your body something that is a "normal" part of its functions and it will try a little harder to keep you from easing back in to the "starvation like" mode. But, it can be done.
Originally Posted by Sarah30
Well, today was a cheat. I think I'm done with IP. My husband and I have decided to separate and I can't just sit around the house and mope, I've got to keep moving and exercise. I had about 4 raspberries at dinner with my ham and veggies and 4 sesame crisps with lowfat slimcow cheese. I bought some low carb/low sugar cereal and some healthy groceries. I'm going to hit the gym full force for the next week and eat healthy and normal. If I don't lose any weight than I will come back to IP. (the alternate version with Advantedge CArb Control drinks.) I need to be saving money. ugh. I'm not going to eat crap though. I'm going to try to be as balanced and eat what a normal healthy woman who works out would eat. We'll see how I do. I might be screaming at the scale 7 days from now. Wish me luck.
OH SARAH!! I am so sorry to hear of your marriage issues. Please don't let it influence you in your IP decision. PLEASE, don't give up!!
Today was not so bad. We get some berries (dried in the yogurt drink) and raspberry are very low glycemic.
The cheese is no more than an over pour of milk.
The crisps, in your portion, are like a restricted food item.
Please don't give up. You really will have better results with an unbalanced diet and exercise!
Have you thought of trying the alternate phase 1?? It was designed for diabetics. It has a bit more to it so most people wouldn't lose very quickly but, if you are exercising, it should work out. AND, it may keep you going.
You can still substitute the alternative product items for the IP packet notes if cost is a concern.
Please don't go yet!
I am putting the link at the end of the post and, here are the details.
1 IP packet
plus one group choice ( will list groups below)
plus coffee/tea with 1 oz skim milk
1 IP packet
plus 1 group choice
2 cups select veggies and unlimited lettuce
7 oz fish or 5 oz meat from select choice
plus 1 group choice
plus 2 cups select veggies
1 IP packet
64 oz water
1-2 teaspoon olive or grape seed oil
regular IP supplements
IMPORTANT: only one choice from each GROUP is permitted per day. ALL THREE GROUPS MUST be consumed per day.
2 slices toast ( whole grain, pumpernickel, rye, multigrain,sourdough, stone ground whole wheat, oat bran, sprouted grain)
150 grams whole wheat pasta
150 grams brown rice ( not instant)
1 sweet potato, or small boiled potato
60 grams oatmeal ( non instant)
150 gram - 200 grams couscous
50 grams unsweetened cereal (bran, oat, whole grain or barley)
150 grams cooked legumes (chick peas, lentils, green peas, kidney beans)
150 gram corn
fresh fruit ( example: 1 grapefruit, 1 apple, 2 kiwis, 150 g pineapple, 1 banana, 200 g berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries or raspberries).
fruit is allowed, but optional, and must not be replaced with another food group.
1 sugar free yogurt
1 - 6 oz glass milk (2% M.F or less)
30 gram cheese (about 2% M.F)
120 g cottage cheese
60 g feta cheese
Meat, veggie, seasoning choices are the same as regular phase 1.
Ideal Protein Diet - Phases