Originally Posted by Funky monkey
I'm frustrated because I'm halfway through my second week OP and haven't lost a thing this week. Actually gained 0.4. I lost 5lbs the first week. I have never cheated.
People have already given you good advice but I wanted to share my experience, so you know you aren't the only one and that it is temporary. I lost 9.2 my first week and then gained .6 my second, and I was 100% OP.
I went on to lose 4.2 and then 5.8 and now this week 2#. I mention this because while I knew people plateaued, I couldn't believe that I would plateau after only 1 week. Maybe plateau isn't the right word, but basically your body is figuring out what is going on and adapting. It will come, just be patient and don't compare your weight loss to anyone else's.
Originally Posted by randygrl
Is there an easy way to measure out a cup of kale or a cup of sliced zuchinni to make chips or do you estimate?
For myself, I don't get too worried if my veg measurement isn't exact. However, I use two sites to help me measure because oftentimes I don't want to dice my veggies up small just to easily measure it.
To help measure visually
, check this site
. I'm not sure we're allowed to do links, so you could also google "How Many Fruits and Vegetables Should I Eat: A Visual Guide". It gives you approximates for different veg (e.g. 2 sticks of celery about 1c.)
I use a digital food scale (in ozs) to measure my food, but that isn't always helpful when talking about 1c. of veg. This site
tells you what 1c. of veg would weigh. (Google "US cups to weight by ingredient")
Hope that helps!
Originally Posted by snickers70
Are these super restricted? Looking at the nutritional info.. they seem ok.. but the ingredients are what has me wondering...
Any input would be greatly appreciated.
This might be a better question for the Alternatives thread. However, I believe anything with 8 net carbs or less is unrestricted (the fat should also be less than 30% of the calories, it should be under 180-200 total cal, and it should have at least 15g protein). I'm not sure if I'm exactly right on the numbers, but that will give you a start. If your concern is that it listed sugar, I think the IP foods also have some sugar, just very very little.