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Old 04-29-2014, 02:51 PM   #466
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I started IP with alternatives on March 24th. Lost 6.6 the first week, 2.3 the second week, 5.7 the third week, and 0 the fourth week. So far, I am only down about .5 for this week (I weigh on Mondays). I have found alternatives for all of the supplements and vitamins except for the Potassium so I have not taken any since starting IP. I have been unable to find Potassium Bicarbonate at any vitamin stores. My question is 2-fold:

1. Could not taking a potassium supplement be slowing my losses? I seem to be losing quite slower than many people on here, especially considering the amount of weight I am trying to lose.

2. Those of you taking alternative supplements, can you tell me where you get your Potassium Bicarbonate? I am having trouble researching online as I am not quite sure what I am looking for. 312 mg. is what is recommended, is that right?

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My coach recommends No Salt or Nu Salt. It's all potassium. Sprinkle it on your food or you can do what I do, mix a serving in a little water and drink it down. That way I always get it and believe me when I don't take it I feel very sluggish.
I wouldn't say your slowing down just adjusting. Your losses are great, total and divide by weeks and your above the average.
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Just placed my very first Nashua order - I decided to do some Syntrax samples instead of a whole jug of powder, since I know taste can be highly subjective. Hoping at least one tickles my fancy so I can get a whole jug!
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Just placed my very first Nashua order - I decided to do some Syntrax samples instead of a whole jug of powder, since I know taste can be highly subjective. Hoping at least one tickles my fancy so I can get a whole jug!
I got a sample of the Peanut Butter Cookie and LOVED it! Used it in a spinach shake. Delish!!
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does anyone know if they ship to Canada?

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does anyone know if they ship to Canada?

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They do but I think you end up paying duty and the shipping costs are high. Go to the canadian thread. There are two places in Ontario that I have found, Nourish Studios is the one they talk about there.
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They do but I think you end up paying duty and the shipping costs are high. Go to the canadian thread. There are two places in Ontario that I have found, Nourish Studios is the one they talk about there.
thank you I have ordered from Lowcarb Grocery I'll check the other site out also
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im very new to this diet and I am starting to realize I cant afford all these packets. I asked my couch about alternatives and she said that alternatives will absolutely not work in phase 1. Is this true or is she just promoting packets?
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im very new to this diet and I am starting to realize I cant afford all these packets. I asked my couch about alternatives and she said that alternatives will absolutely not work in phase 1. Is this true or is she just promoting packets?
Alternatives ABSOLUTELY WILL WORK in Phase 1... there are OODLES of IPers on here that prove her wrong.

However, it is her job to make sure you buy packets while you are at the clinic. That is the mainstay of their business, so of course they are going to tell you it can't be done with anything but the IP product . Actually, there are coaches who admit that alternatives will work and even a few who keep clients on who use them... but as would be expected - very few will do that.

You have probably been on long enough to understand the protocol, then you can come here for support, encouragement, etc. and weigh yourself at home.

GO to the second post in this thread and get the nutritional info on what to look for when selecting alternatives, then start reading all the posts in the thread to get ideas about what alternatives you want to try. Feel free to reach out with questions after you have explored the info here.

I use the Nashua Nutrition website to buy many alternative products. The brands I use most and seem to carry the most IP compatible items are: Proto Diet, Proti Thin, Weightloss Systems and HealthSmart. Most boxes of 7 packets seem to range around $12=15 for 7 packets on this site.

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Thank you so much, lt feels good to hear supportive and helpful words
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I was just reviewing the guidlines on how to choose an alternative. For unrestricted, the rulel is 9+ net carbs. Does this mean that there can be like 40 carbs? Or is there a max amount? Also, the guide says no aspartame, but my couch said crystal light is good to flavor water but only two servings a day. Crystal light has aspartame in it. Im confused
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I was just reviewing the guidlines on how to choose an alternative. For unrestricted, the rulel is 9+ net carbs. Does this mean that there can be like 40 carbs? Or is there a max amount? Also, the guide says no aspartame, but my couch said crystal light is good to flavor water but only two servings a day. Crystal light has aspartame in it. Im confused

Here's a little more detail:
Calories - 70 to160 (over is getting more restricted and most people won't go above 200ish).
Fat - 30% or less calories from fat (take the number of calories from fat shown on the label and multiply it by three; result should not be over total calorie amount)
Unrestricted - 8 or less carbs net (carbs minus fibers)
Restricted - 9 to 16 net carbs
Super Restricted - 17 to 18 net carbs (1-2 per week)
Protein - 12 to 20

IP is very clear NO ASPARTAME (the body reacts to it/treats it like sugar). Perhaps the coach has chosen to alter the rules (we find some coaches are either poorly trained or decide to change things for unknown reasons.) Try Mio or 4C flavorings (the ones that are not enhanced for energy).
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I know most of the IP products are Soy protein. I just bought some of the PureProtein shake mix and noticed that it is Whey protein. Does that make a difference at all?
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I know most of the IP products are Soy protein. I just bought some of the PureProtein shake mix and noticed that it is Whey protein. Does that make a difference at all?
No, whey protein is fine as long as the nutritional info (calories, net carbs, protein, etc.) is comparable to the IP info (and it doesn't contain aspartame). I use ON Gold Standard Natural Chocolate Whey Protein powder for my protein shake.
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