Hi all- I'm new on the IP diet. It's been an interesting week. First off .... I developed a whopping sinus infection this past week right as I was beginning the protocol...not fun. Two things were triggered by that
1. I was never hungry. (But I did abide by all the guidelines, ate everything on the plan...not cheating even once)
2. I did not lose a lot. 2.2 lbs. They said being sick can cause your body to hold on to water...my daughter, who is a nurse with a nutrition minor, told me the same thing with out knowing the office had told me that as well.
As for the food. I found I really do not like the tomato basil soup...but I think all of the products taste better when they are mixed and sit for a while...so I will try that ONE more time before crossing it off!
Do not like the really sweet fruity drinks. I am not a fan of sweet...so those need to be watered down or blended with ice for me. That might work better once the warm weather arrives. The cappuccino is tolerable if I add some real coffee to it. The potato puree makes a great soup base and leftover roasted veggies chopped up are great mixed in. Dark choc pudding also good if I let it sit...but then add some coffee and remix to a thick drink consistency.
In addition...I am in need of gluten free...so a lot of the products are not things I'll be using.
Hope to find that this diet works for me. I feel like it is do-able.
Trying to stay positive. It is only day 7!