I have been on my journey with IP for 12 weeks
I have been a slower loser and had a "stall" that lasted three weeks with very small weight drops.
While in my stall... my coach injured himself... and I found myself with a new coach. She is not very well informed and brought in her coach to give me some advice.
The end result was that I wasn't eating enough....
We kicked up my protein intake to the full 8 oz.... and flipped a few ounces of protein over to my lunch.
We also experiemented and exercise is doing me wonders, especially yoga to combat my stress levels with work and with dieting
So I have had some nice losses ( I did have a gain, but I got back my period after not having it for 2 years (IUD), so had some major bloating)
My new coach is now giving me a hard time about my meal timing... saying that I need to go longer without eating and space out my meals eliminating my morning snack. ( I track my meal intake on a spread sheet that indicates time)
I am having problems with this for two reasons.... 1 - I need to have lettuce to keep me regular ( sorry for TMI) 2 - I space them out because I find that now with the heat and being on IP, can not physically most days eat everything that is being asked for lunch and supper meals at one sitting.
Here is a sample week day
6:00 am Morning IP Packet ( peach mango, pina colda, pineapple banana)
Combined with 1 scoop Greens
10:30 - 11:00 am 1 cup veggies ( pickles or cucumbers usually)
or 1 - 2 cups salad
12:30 - 1:30 pm 1 - 2 egg whites or 2 oz protein
IP Food ( pudding or soup)
Whatever veggie or salad that I didn't eat at above snack
4:00 pm RTD Shake
6:00 - 7:00 , sometimes as late as 7:30
Supper - 6 oz protein and veggies
Lately I have been doing another shake and 2 cups of veggies as between the heat and no appetite I just can't be bothered
I drink 100 oz of water a day, and have no caffine, but do have an iced decaf coffee in the evenings
I am in bed at 9:30 - 10:00 .... So I don't do a night time snack and do not want my after supper snacking habit back ( part of the reason I put on weight in the first place)
Can someone provide any comments or insights with your meal timing experiences?
Any tips or tricks to get everything in?
I don't want to force myself to eat... and to contuine losing need to eat my required amount.
I feel so frustrated that I am losing again, but my coach is NOT happy with my eating.....
Any comments would be greatly appreciated.