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

How much weight have you lost on Alternatives?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-20-2013, 06:36 PM   #1
Member
 
kaylae24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Alabama
Posts: 48

S/C/G: 342/298/185

Height: 5'11"

Question How much weight have you lost on Alternatives?

Well I have just finished my first week on IP and I have lost 10 lbs! Although I am very happy with the results I have made the decision to switch over to protidiet! Since it is half the price. I have also started drinking the EAS carb control shakes. My question to you all is how much success have you had following the protidiet and how long did it take you to lose the weight? I am so worried about not losing the weight as fast but I would love to here some success stories to put my worries at ease!
kaylae24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 06:45 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Baton Rouge
Posts: 994

Default

Hey Kaylae24! I just switched to alternatives at the beginning of December and so the last 20 lbs off have been with alternatives. I use a variety of alternatives that I order through Nashuanutirtion.com
I use the pure protein bars that I get at wal mart as my restricted item. I haven't heard anyone say that the alternatives haven't worked. Just make sure that you are using the comparable product as a replacement
Great job on your first week and keep up the great work!
__________________

TOTAL:100 !!!!
4/8/13 - 14 lbs from NORMAL weight range!
2/26/13 - Onederland!
2/11/13 - no longer obese!!!!!!
Don't sacrifice what you want the most for what you want this moment

If it is important to you, you will find a way. If it is not, you will find an excuse

"I am in control of my food. Food is not in control of me"

Last edited by maezy1 : 01-20-2013 at 06:46 PM.
maezy1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 06:55 PM   #3
Member
 
kaylae24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Alabama
Posts: 48

S/C/G: 342/298/185

Height: 5'11"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by maezy1 View Post
Hey Kaylae24! I just switched to alternatives at the beginning of December and so the last 20 lbs off have been with alternatives. I use a variety of alternatives that I order through Nashuanutirtion.com
I use the pure protein bars that I get at wal mart as my restricted item. I haven't heard anyone say that the alternatives haven't worked. Just make sure that you are using the comparable product as a replacement
Great job on your first week and keep up the great work!
20 lbs that's Great! Thank you so much!
kaylae24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 07:48 PM   #4
Embracing the suck
 
JohnP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: California - East Bay
Posts: 3,185

S/C/G: 300/234/abs

Height: 6'9"

Default

There is nothing special about IP products in the context of fat loss. This is extremely basic knowledge but I know marketing and advertising from supplement companies can be compelling.

However since you asked for real world experience I'll point out that while I've never followed the IP protocol I lost 55 lbs following a similar program and never touched an IP product. In fact, I bought the cheapest protein powder I could find. Bought 5 lbs for less than $20. (Protein powder was cheaper back then)
__________________
"Getting solid information is easier than ever. Getting misinformation is even easier." - Kaplods

Maintaining for two years and I eat whatever I want - just not however much I want. Details here.
JohnP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 08:26 PM   #5
Started IP 3/26/12
 
evepet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,767

Height: 5'5"

Default

Except for the first week when I was on IP products (lost 9 lbs that week), all my weight loss has been through the use of alternative products. I've lost a total of 55 lbs. My weight loss was slower than most, but I don't attribute that to the alternative products I used. Many other dieters here have used alternative products and acheived the same or very close to the same results as those using IP.
__________________
I invite you to visit my blog at http://diettalktoday.com It's focus is on helping those who chose to use alternative products.

Last edited by evepet : 01-20-2013 at 08:26 PM.
evepet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 09:24 PM   #6
6/26/12 start 355
 
Halfagain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 843

S/C/G: see tracker

Height: 5'9"

Default

All of my weight loss has been on alternatives. I started out buying the starter two week package from New Life Style Systems, then started buying from Nashua, and local chain stores, Costco, etc for my drinks, bars, packets and vitamins. I do buy some IP brand supplements regularly on line as well. For me, I like the ready to drink shakes (EAS Carb Advantage & Premier Nutrition). The powders have been disappointing, though shaking them with ice chips (snow cone maker purchased was nice for this) it did make them thicker and better tasting.
__________________

Restart 6/3/14 using alternative brands

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
― Winston Churchill

Last edited by Halfagain : 01-20-2013 at 09:27 PM.
Halfagain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 09:33 PM   #7
Started IP 7/9/12
 
ragdoll74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: IL
Posts: 1,748

S/C/G: 224/135/133

Height: 5'5"

Default

I only used IP products for the first 3 weeks or so. I mostly use protithin products from Nashua, but also use some weight loss system, healthsmart &EAS products.
__________________
started maintenance 6/14/13
ragdoll74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 09:38 PM   #8
Member
 
mpstaton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 38

S/C/G: 304/249/170

Height: 5'7"

Default

I started IP at 292 lbs and have lost 16 lbs in 18 days using all ProtiDiet and ProtiThin products from Nashua.
__________________
mpstaton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 10:08 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
LosingLawyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 234

S/C/G: 360/see ticker/175

Height: 5'8"

Default

I've used alternatives from the very beginning. I actually only found out about IP from stumbling across it on these boards. I read a lot of the threads and found out about the alternatives that way. I supplement sometimes with IP food purchased from plain protein, but I use EAS shakes, syntrax protein powder, simply bars and a lot of stuff from Nashua Nutrition. The only drawback to alternatives is the lack of coaching, which is important to some people.
__________________
Lost 11 pounds pre-IP; IP Start June 4, 2012

WI#1 -8.2 WI#2 -1.4 WI#3 -3.0 WI#4 -3.0 WI#5 -4.4 WI#6 -1.2 WI#7 -5.2 WI#8 -5.2 WI#9 -1.6 WI#10 -3.6 WI#11 -4.8 WI#12 -2.4 WI#13 -3.0 WI#14 -5.4 WI#15 -4.6 WI#16 -0 WI#17 -3.6 (Phase 2) WI#18 -2.8 (Phase 3) WI#19 On Vacation WI#20 -4.6 WI#21 -2.6 WI#22 -1.8 WI#23 -5.4 WI#24 On Vacation WI#25 -6.2 WI#26 -1.8 WI#27 -8.4 WI#28 -0 WI#29 -0 WI#30 -2 WI#31 -4 WI#32 -1 WI#33 -1.4 WI#34 -6.4 WI#35 -0 WI#36 -4.4 WI#37 -1.8 WI#38 -5.2 WI#39 -1 WI#40 -1.4 WI#41 -4.6
LosingLawyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 10:21 PM   #10
Re-start July 4, 2014
 
chicagoboiler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Palatine, Illinois
Posts: 88

S/C/G: 210.4/186.6/165

Height: 5'9"

Default

Alternatives work the same way if you're knowledgeable about the substitutions. I would urge you to look at past threads of where to find the IP supplements. Those are something you might want to hang on to.
__________________
chicagoboiler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 10:22 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 282

S/C/G: 177.6/165.4/140

Height: 5'5''

Default

12 lbs in my first two weeks using Protidiet and Walmart products. John is right...it is the structure of the weight loss... Nothing magical in those little foil packs!
__________________


B team strong!!!!!!!
DJ72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 10:29 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
MaMaZu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 348

S/C/G: 197.5/143.2/145

Height: 5' 8"

Default

I lost all my weight, 54 pounds, using alternatives.
__________________



"Once I hit goal, I'm getting a DVF Wrap Dress!"

Started IP, using alternatives, January 7, 2012. Reached goal July 6, 2012.

Last edited by MaMaZu : 01-20-2013 at 10:29 PM.
MaMaZu is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 09:48 AM   #13
Member
 
vvei's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Québec, Canada
Posts: 95

S/C/G: 251.5/196.5/137.5

Default

100% alternatives. Tracker says it all!
__________________
Véronique


WK1: 11lbs............ WK6: 3.5lbs............. WK11: 3lbs....................... WK16: 0lbs
WK2: 4lbs.............. WK7: 3lbs............... WK12: 2.5lbs (TOM)............. WK17: 4lbs
WK3: 3lbs.............. WK8: 3.5lbs (TOM)... WK13: 2lbs
WK4: 2.5lbs (TOM).. WK9: 0.5lbs..............WK14: 3lbs
WK5: 3lbs.............. WK10:1.5lbs..............WK15: 6.5lbs (TOM + cold)

Total: 57.5lbs
30 by Christmas GOAL REACHED - 22.12.12
vvei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 09:52 AM   #14
Started IP 7/9/12
 
ragdoll74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: IL
Posts: 1,748

S/C/G: 224/135/133

Height: 5'5"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chicagoboiler View Post
Alternatives work the same way if you're knowledgeable about the substitutions. I would urge you to look at past threads of where to find the IP supplements. Those are something you might want to hang on to.
I agree with chicagoboiler on this one. I still use only the IP supplements. I tried some alternative supplements, but I didn't feel as good on those as the actual IP ones. The cost savings on alternative supplements wasn't worth it for me.
__________________
started maintenance 6/14/13
ragdoll74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 10:28 AM   #15
Member
 
kaylae24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Alabama
Posts: 48

S/C/G: 342/298/185

Height: 5'11"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vvei View Post
100% alternatives. Tracker says it all!
How inspiring! Almost 60lbs in 4 months! It can be done! That is so great!!!!
kaylae24 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
Introductions to those of us on Ideal Protein Vol.2 wuv2bloved Ideal Protein Diet 197 05-17-2013 01:27 PM
Introductions to those of us on Ideal Protein showgirlaz Ideal Protein Diet 523 08-19-2011 09:58 AM
How long have you been at it? Bry1638 Weight Loss Support 55 08-25-2009 10:08 AM
What made you go Vegetarian/Vegan? BerkshireGrl Vegetarian Chicks 22 10-28-2005 07:01 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:55 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2