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Old 11-06-2010, 12:01 PM   #16
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Good morning everyone!

As to the cost, it seems pricey at first glance, but I figure with the amount I am saving on eating out, ordering in pizza and wine consumption (wine is WAY more expensive in Canada than the US), I think I'm ahead of the game!

Finally, we hosted our "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" last night. It was a big success. Plenty of healthy food for everyone and I was perfectly content with my prawn and asparagus stirfry and salad. Good company and conversation was enjoyed by all.
Hope everyone has a great IP weekend and remember, we get an extra hour tomorrow morning!
I totally agree about the cost! I've had to remind my BF that it's not as expensive as he thinks. Between the pizza, take out, and soda that I'm not having it's starting to balance out (well, a little lol). Made my point easier when he ordered pizza 3 times one week.

Also, really glad to hear that after all your planning, your dinner was a success. Sounds like a good time!
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Old 11-06-2010, 12:09 PM   #17
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Last night I took frozen Cauliflower and tossed it with Extra Virgin Olive Oil...
sea salt and pepper and broiled it...on wow it was sooooo tasty...
I'm going to try frozen okra...and broc....
This program make you become inventive...
Walden Farms dressing..my favorite is the honey mustard dressing...
Have a great day ladies..I have Christmas projects to work on...
Cauliflower is great, its one of my staples! Just a warning though... have you ever had okra before? I've been experimenting with new veggies and that was one of them. IT IS SLIMY WHEN COOKED!!! I think you might be able to cook it differently to make it less so, but just boiling it like the directions say makes it slimy. I guess it's often used as a thickening agent for soups. Still pretty decent to throw on a salad if you can get over the goo.
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Last night I took frozen Cauliflower and tossed it with Extra Virgin Olive Oil...sea salt and pepper and broiled it...on wow it was sooooo tasty... I'm going to try frozen okra...and broc....
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Cauliflower is great, its one of my staples! Just a warning though... have you ever had okra before? I've been experimenting with new veggies and that was one of them. IT IS SLIMY WHEN COOKED!!! I think you might be able to cook it differently to make it less so, but just boiling it like the directions say makes it slimy. I guess it's often used as a thickening agent for soups. Still pretty decent to throw on a salad if you can get over the goo.
I love roasted cauliflower. I tried the same "recipe" turnips cut into julienne strips or sliced into really thin rounds and loved them! I've added dried herbs and spices to the mix; my favourite is thyme. And, I'm "seconding" ButterflyKisses's caution about using the okra. At a minimum have another veg ready to go in case the okra doesn't turn out as you'd hoped.

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I was able to use the restricted foods from the first day, too. It did not take me long to figure out that the restricted foods were some of the same foods that I was addicted to. The bars, especially the chocolate carmel nut, and choc puffs were like candy to me and one package was not enough. I only used the restricted items for about 6 weeks because I was just feeding my addiction to sweets. I had the same response as when I ate sugar. So --- psychologically I could not handle it.
I have and had the same reaction to the "sweet" restricteds, and pretty much anything with sugar alcohols. I don't know if my pancreas reacts to the sugar alcohols as it would to sugar, but I do know something gets triggered and whoa nelly it's a white-knuckle willpower ride to stay on track. (or get back on track, )
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They work for most of the people on the boards, but they didn't for me. I prefer not to have a lot of choices, it keeps it simple for me. I have made poor choices in the food part of my life for way too many years, and I choose to live healthier and happier. Try it like your coach suggests and see how it works with you and your body. Everyone is so different.
Another board I frequent calls this "n=1", as in the sample size is equal to 1. Your body is your lab and you've got to test things out to see how you react. It's such an important thing to remember: what works for someone else, or even 99.9% of the "someone elses", may not work for you. In a way it's kind of good news that we have to pay attention to what our body is communicating.ea

One nice thing is that as I've transitioned to phase 3 and unprocessed foods, I find the crave-inducing bars and an alternate drink I consumed frequently absolutely tasteless. Oddly enough, I don't remember finding IP foods lacking in flavour or appeal when I transitioned from real food to IP packets in July. And although I find the bars tasteless or chemical tasting, unfortunately they still set off cravings. What is up with that?
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Old 11-06-2010, 01:34 PM   #19
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Happy Saturday Everyone!!!

I still smiling from yesterday after hitting the twenty pound mark. Woo Hoo for some small victories!! I ordered two things from Nashua Nutrition yesterday and they were already delivered!! I am soo excited!!

Hope everyone has a good saturday and keeps on track like I'm always doing myself!!! It's a climb but the view is worth it!
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CONGRATS LOBOLEXUS!!!! Victories like that make it easier to get through the weekend!!
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I made it! Not even a remote cheat at Foxwoods Casino or at the Irish Pub in Boston....yippeeee!

Got back to the room last night and because my husband is an "elite" priority club member they had put the following in our room....so yummy looking....chocolate straws to drink the milk with too....and red velet cupcakes with vanilla marscapone cream frosting. Hubby said they were yummy.

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Morning everyone!

I have a question about a sauce I found....Its called Manzanah Chawah All Natural Thai Sesame Dressing & Marinade.

Here is the breakdown:

Ingredients:
-Naturally brewed Tamari soya sauce
-Canola Oil
-Red Wine Vinegar (a no no I think!)
-sesame oil
-honey
-chilies
-garlic
-spices

The nutritional value is:

Cal - 123g
Protein - 1.3g
Fat - 11.2g
Carb - 4.2g

(Per 2 TBSP serving) which in stats, kicks olive oils butt!!

Suggestions??? It is fantastic on stir fry and I would eat it everyday if I could...lol
I have heard many times on this board that if it is not on the protacol sheet it has to be 0 fat, 0 cal, and 0 carbs. It is none of those, so I wouldn't eat it. I can rationalize anything into working for me if I wanted to, but I know myself well, and I have to follow the IP plan exactly.

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Good morning all,

Pumkyparry thanks for the pancakes out of the Crispy Cereal just tried it this morning it was really good.

I had my anniversary last night we went to see RED, but before hand it got hectic with the kids, so I missed making dinner for me and DH. We ended up going out to a Chinese buffet mainly because we were now pressed for time. I tried to make sure and not eat anything that was breaded or loaded with carbs (e.g. rice, deserts), however the meats did have sauce on them. Any way I don't think after dinner that my stomach agreed with all the food, usually I would have loved it, and some of the food was good. It just seemed like none of it satisfied my hunger, so I just decided that I was going to not go back and try to find something else at the buffet and just be satisfied with what I already ate. So today I am back on plan and feeling so much better (probably psychological).

I hope you all have a good weakened.
When I eat Chinese I go to a buffet that has a grill and I get my vegetables off of the salad bar and the fresh shrimp and take it to the "chef" and I tell him to cook it with 2 tsp. of olive oil and some soy sauce. Right on protacol - two cups of veggies and 7 oz. of shrimp (to my best estimate). It does work - in most situations.
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I made it! Not even a remote cheat at Foxwoods Casino or at the Irish Pub in Boston....yippeeee!

Got back to the room last night and because my husband is an "elite" priority club member they had put the following in our room....so yummy looking....chocolate straws to drink the milk with too....and red velet cupcakes with vanilla marscapone cream frosting. Hubby said they were yummy.

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Good job! That's awesome! Especially since they look soooo good. Man, haven't had one in months and now I'm craving one.

Just realized I haven't had my olive oil the past couple of days and was wondering if anyone knew how much that will throw me off? Kept protocol other than that, just had a lapse.
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Morning everyone!

I have a question about a sauce I found....Its called Manzanah Chawah All Natural Thai Sesame Dressing & Marinade.

Here is the breakdown:

Ingredients:
-Naturally brewed Tamari soya sauce
-Canola Oil
-Red Wine Vinegar (a no no I think!)
-sesame oil
-honey
-chilies
-garlic
-spices

The nutritional value is:

Cal - 123g
Protein - 1.3g
Fat - 11.2g
Carb - 4.2g

(Per 2 TBSP serving) which in stats, kicks olive oils butt!!

Suggestions??? It is fantastic on stir fry and I would eat it everyday if I could...lol
I asked my coach and she said that if I only have it once a week it would be fine. A little high in carbs. I bought it at Safeway in the deli section if anyone wants to try it!
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Your right Rosemary - I am the same way. I can rationalize anything, which is why I am in the shape i'm in! lol! I think I will just stay away from it completely.
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Hi Everyone,I'm Michelle and I joined the forums a few days ago after reading about the IP diet.
I have two close friends that achieved amazing results and I am really interested.
I'm a Face Painter in Maryland (hence the user name) and I am a stay at home mom as well.
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Finally, we hosted our "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" last night. It was a big success. Plenty of healthy food for everyone and I was perfectly content with my prawn and asparagus stirfry and salad. Good company and conversation was enjoyed by all.
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I made it! Not even a remote cheat at Foxwoods Casino or at the Irish Pub in Boston....yippeeee!
You both did great with the planning of your challenges. Congrats! You did it and will do it when the next challenge arises. Nice job! and thanks for sharing so others know it can be done.
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About how much do you all spend a week on IP and the food for your dinners? I noticed when I talk to the people I know on IP they never really talk about the price like its almost too much to mention. I even asked my soon-to-be coach and he didn't really give me a straight forward answer. I am guessing $120/week?
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Hi, i just started the diet, 3rd day. im really bored with my veggies, there doesnt seem to be much choice and im finding it difficult to eat 4 cups everyday. does anyone have any advice…
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Your right Rosemary - I am the same way. I can rationalize anything, which is why I am in the shape i'm in! lol! I think I will just stay away from it completely.
I think you have made a great decision. I was told that if it wasn't on the protacol it has to be all zeros. I make stir fry almost daily. I add black pepper and a little worchestershire sauce. I have added some spices.
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Hi, i just started the diet, 3rd day. im really bored with my veggies, there doesnt seem to be much choice and im finding it difficult to eat 4 cups everyday. does anyone have any advice…
Check the recipe threads for new veggie ideas. The main way I get veggies in is by adding them to my omelet and soups. There are a lot of great ways to make stir fry too. I like cauliflower mashed potatoes and zucchini fries A LOT. I also found that I tend to snack a lot so grabbing celery (which I used to hate) works well and ends up counting towards a good portion of my veggies. Hopefully others have some more suggestions too. Stick to it though, it gets easier!
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