3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > Packaged Meals and Clinics - Nutrisystem, Medifast, Jenny Craig, Etc > Ideal Protein Diet

Anyone on the Alternative Protocol?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-07-2014, 04:48 PM   #31
Diane on track July 2014
 
IP43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 1,906

S/C/G: 230/221/180

Height: 5'6"

Default

I am pre-diabetic and I just love fruit and yogurt so the Alternative has always appealed to me. I wish they called it the "diabetic plan" to avoid all the confusion LOL... I'll keep an eye on this thread. Let me know how it's going. I may join you yet! Those berries keep calling my name....
__________________
IP43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2014, 03:59 PM   #32
Member
 
Sheena1966's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 62

S/C/G: 177.6/160/150

Height: 5'4

Default

I am on day 4 of the Alternative Protocol. I've lost 3 lbs so far. I'm liking it better. I stopped using the potassium and feel much better.

Last edited by Sheena1966 : 06-09-2014 at 04:02 PM.
Sheena1966 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2014, 04:04 PM   #33
Member
 
Sheena1966's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 62

S/C/G: 177.6/160/150

Height: 5'4

Default

Sparkles, I hope I lose as fast as you. Have to say I am getting my energy back and sleeping much better. Love this diet! Usually I give up by day 2!
Sheena1966 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2014, 04:07 PM   #34
Member
 
Sheena1966's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 62

S/C/G: 177.6/160/150

Height: 5'4

Default

IP43. It looks like you are doing great on the regular plan. I find I don't even eat all the groups all of the time but it's nice to have that option. I will probably get a lecture about that from my coach! haha
Sheena1966 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2014, 02:20 PM   #35
Senior Member
 
kcandponies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 126

S/C/G: 242/242/165

Height: 5'9"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sheena1966 View Post
I am on day 4 of the Alternative Protocol. I've lost 3 lbs so far. I'm liking it better. I stopped using the potassium and feel much better.
Sheena, how are you doing on the alternate plan? I cannot stick with the other strict IP but do not want to give up my battle of the bulge. Considering starting the alternate plan tomorrow. I found the food list....I want to avoid bread but sweet potato and cous cous I can do. Does anyone know about carrots? Seems they would be better than corn as a carb choice.
Also, the fruit choices say fresh fruit and then there are examples. Is any fruit allowed? Specifically, I want to know if melon and pears are allowed?

Thanks!
__________________


"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts" - Winston Churchill
kcandponies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2014, 02:31 PM   #36
Senior Member
 
canadjineh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 1,640

S/C/G: 163/134/132

Height: 5'8" 173 cm 50 yrs old

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kcandponies View Post
Sheena, how are you doing on the alternate plan? I cannot stick with the other strict IP but do not want to give up my battle of the bulge. Considering starting the alternate plan tomorrow. I found the food list....I want to avoid bread but sweet potato and cous cous I can do. Does anyone know about carrots? Seems they would be better than corn as a carb choice.
Also, the fruit choices say fresh fruit and then there are examples. Is any fruit allowed? Specifically, I want to know if melon and pears are allowed?

Thanks!
KC just looking at my sheets now and you are right, carrots aren't listed as a starch carb and they are still specifically listed in the 'Not permitted outside of group choices' list. The fruit just says 1 serving - and then gives some examples, so you might want to do a bit of research on healthy serving sizes on google (maybe US Food guide).
It seems Group 3 dairy gives specific choices only and Group 1 starches gives specific choices only, but I'm not sure if that applies in the 'Not Permitted' list. I would not choose avocado or olives as they are high in both carbs & fats - the other veggies on the list can probably be used as Group 1 choices though. If you aren't working with a coach who can guide you on this, try what feels right and not like 'borderline cheating'. Best to follow the 'rules' and then you can't get too far off course, lol. Easier that way & remember this weight loss stage is only temporary - to get your body to use the fat reserves and not the glycogen stores.

Liana
__________________


At goal or below since March 5, 2014

Last edited by canadjineh : 06-19-2014 at 02:41 PM.
canadjineh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2014, 02:42 PM   #37
Senior Member
 
kcandponies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 126

S/C/G: 242/242/165

Height: 5'9"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by canadjineh View Post
KC just looking at my sheets now and carrots aren't listed as a starch carb because they have a lot of sugars in them. The fruit just says 1 serving - and then gives some examples, so you might want to do a bit of research on healthy serving sizes on google (maybe US Food guide).
Group 3 dairy gives specific choices only and Group 1 starches gives specific choices only. Best to follow the 'rules' and then you can't get too far off course, lol. Easier that way & remember this weight loss stage is only temporary - to get your body to use the fat reserves and not the glycogen stores.

Liana
I got the alternative plan lists from the sticky. I want to make sure I understand and follow the rules but comparing it to the other sheet there are differences. Alternative says 2 eggs are a protein, regular plan says whole eggs + egg whites. Regular plan allows tofu, alternate does not mention it. And I am confused about the carb choices because in the carb choice list it says corn, peas, or potatos are a choice, but then under vegetables says no carrots, corn, peas or potatos.
__________________


"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts" - Winston Churchill
kcandponies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2014, 02:46 PM   #38
Senior Member
 
canadjineh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 1,640

S/C/G: 163/134/132

Height: 5'8" 173 cm 50 yrs old

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kcandponies View Post
I got the alternative plan lists from the sticky. I want to make sure I understand and follow the rules but comparing it to the other sheet there are differences. Alternative says 2 eggs are a protein, regular plan says whole eggs + egg whites. Regular plan allows tofu, alternate does not mention it. And I am confused about the carb choices because in the carb choice list it says corn, peas, or potatos are a choice, but then under vegetables says no carrots, corn, peas or potatos.
Those sheets from the stickies are a bit older I'd wager... Mine are from Dec 2013 so not the absolute newest, lol but they state 4 whole eggs & 2 whites and tofu is on the list of 'other' proteins. I think eggs have changed to 2 whole and 4 whites just this past month. I'd buy a regular dozen and a carton of Free Range whites - that way you don't waste any. That's how I did it until maintenance anyhow. Now I use the fats in my regular yolks as part of my maint. plan so no need for the extra whites for me. I'm also thinking -go for the potatoes carrots etc from the not permitted list AS YOUR GROUP 1 CHOICE, EXCEPT for the avocado & olives as those veggies ALSO contain a fair amount of fat, and you want your body to use up its own fat stores first.
__________________


At goal or below since March 5, 2014

Last edited by canadjineh : 06-19-2014 at 02:49 PM.
canadjineh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2014, 03:27 PM   #39
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 89

Default

Hello everyone,
I am on the alternative protocol Phase 1 as well ( Thanks to Liana). I am 4 pounds to goal and today is my weigh in. Hoping to move to Phase 2 soon.

Liana, I can't find your sheets int his thread. Can you point me to them?
hope2781 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2014, 04:15 PM   #40
Senior Member
 
canadjineh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 1,640

S/C/G: 163/134/132

Height: 5'8" 173 cm 50 yrs old

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hope2781 View Post
Hello everyone,
I am on the alternative protocol Phase 1 as well ( Thanks to Liana). I am 4 pounds to goal and today is my weigh in. Hoping to move to Phase 2 soon.

Liana, I can't find your sheets int his thread. Can you point me to them?
Hi hope: here's the link but it is older - needs to be updated to full 8 oz of protein (no matter what kind) and tofu IS on the list, the two whole eggs should have added egg white (I believe 4, on the new May 2014 sheets).

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/4600703-post36.html

hopefully this will pull up the PDF for you.
Liana
__________________


At goal or below since March 5, 2014
canadjineh is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OOPS!! - a place to talk about cheats, off protocol foods/products, NO-NOs showgirlaz Ideal Protein Diet 509 12-12-2010 05:02 PM
IP Daily Chat Tuesday December 7, 2010 showgirlaz Ideal Protein Diet 86 12-08-2010 05:33 PM
IP Alternative Phase I, April 2010 Lilita175 Ideal Protein Diet 263 07-16-2010 09:39 PM
IP Alternative Phase I - March 2010 Ogdog13 Ideal Protein Diet 242 04-01-2010 12:07 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:49 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2