I took a leap of faith and started the IP diet four weeks ago. Over the first 19 days I lost 8 pounds and was pretty happy. Prior to this diet nothing seemed to work. However, during week 3, my body seemed to revolt and I lost .5 of a lb. During the same week, I did not use the bathroom for 3 days and then spent the next three days practically living in the bathroom.
This is the end of week four for me and it isn't getting any better. I haven't lost weight and according to the ketostix, I am in an out of ketosis. I am keeping my carbohydrates between 25 and 40 each days, this week I dropped them to stay close to 25. I am using my three IP products, I upped my veggies because the couch thought that may have been what caused the bathroom disaster and I slowed down on the lettuce consumption, maybe too much. My water intake may need to go up but I am averaging about 80 ounces per day. In addition, I take my multivitamin, pot/cal, probiotic and novalax (which Id o every other day) in the morning. But the couch suggested I lay off the cal/mag as the calcium may be disagree with my body.
This is a very expensive program for me to afford and I will have to turn to alternative products if the IP products do not start kicking in. I want this to work because I am tired of being overweight. However, I cannot go two weeks without weight loss, it is not financial feasible for my family.
I am not even cheating, which I know sounds a bit ridiculous. However, when an opportunity presents itself I say "Not ever, just not right now" and the scale still doesn't move. This is exactly what has happened in the past. I am faithful and my weight does not budge.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be much appreciated.