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Old 08-27-2014, 07:01 AM   #1
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Welcome back to the Daily Chat thread - post your plans for today, share what's been happening, ask questions!

Some forum lingo:
NSV = Non-scale victory
TOM = time of the month
WI = Weigh-in
WF = Walden Farms
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Information for newbies:
Check the sticky page (top of forum, above all the topics) for lots of good information and please read here before asking what might be a frequently asked question: Information on Ideal Protein phases (1-4), IP Ultimate List Recipes, FAQ, Newbie Guide, Exercise, and other Important Threads,
and here are the most recent Ideal Protein Protocol sheets

And before you cheat, read this thread:
The Real Cost of Cheating on Ideal Protein

Before starting new threads: spend some time reading the forum. Most new threads are duplicates, triplicates, quadruplicates. Folks who are the most successful, make time for research/reading.

Recipes Here
Ideal Protein Diet Recipes #4 -current thread open for posting
Recipe thread #3
Tips and Recipes from the Incredible Weight Loss Center
Fun with Ideal Protein Packets
Fun with Veggie Purees!
Mix'n in the kitchen...Recipes from the Rainbow
MiX'N' iN THE KiTCH'N.... Recipes from the Rainbow Volume 2

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Here is a thread with tons of info. Spend some time in it. Alternative products that will work on Phase 1
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:56 AM   #2
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Managed to get through Canada's Wonderland on the hottest day of the summer yesterday. Brought my camelbak backpack full of water and smuggled in my lunch veggies. Paid a near fortune for a Subway salad dinner. I was quite waterlogged trying to avoid all the temptations but a quest bar helped a lot. I slept like a log last night. So glad I was hauling around 80 less pounds all day.

Down 1 pound at WI yesterday but a few inches. Hoping the last 10 don't go a pound at a time. I'm looking so forward to phasing off.

My big pet peeve - when my clinic is out of the foods I like. I hate "settling" on other things.
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Old 08-27-2014, 08:14 AM   #3
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Hello everyone. I started IP in June and love the program. I have been quietly following these threads almost since the beginning. Today I felt compelled to join and contribute. Mostly because I went on a 2 week vacation that included a cruise and I want to share my experience with the poster who will be traveling soon. Sorry, couldn't find her username or post to quote. I was phased off of the program....which was difficult because I didn't want to eat/ prepare all of that extra food...but I did my best. I still lost weight leading up to the trip. The plan from my clinic was to eat what I wanted and enjoy my trip. I decided I would do that but not waste calories on foods that were not yummy. So, I didn't have a bun with my burger or I only ate bread if it was great...not a plain, boring dinner roll. I tried to eat a good breakfast. Cruises always have eggs or an omelet station. I tried any dessert that I wanted but only ate it if it was great. In the specialty dining rooms the desserts were fantastic...so I ate them. Some cakes or pastries on the buffet were just ok...so I didn't bother. I DID have ice cream everyday...it's my thing and the self serve machine on the ship was delicious. I drank lots of water. I was in Europe, so I ate pizza, pasta and gelato. I wrote done my goals for returning...to get right back OP 100% and give myself 2 weeks to get back to pre- vacation weight...I wrote it down so I wouldn't be so hard on myself when I returned to a weight gain. The night I came home ( Thursday night) I weighted myself just to see where I was....I was up 11 lbs!!!! Went right back OP in the morning and the fluid poured off of me....by Tuesday WI ( just 5 days later) all 11 lbs was gone PLUS 1 more. So, you can go on a great vacation and enjoy yourself. Use each meal as an opportunity to make choices...eat only the amazing food...this is a lifestyle and this was practice for me. No regrets about my vacation or about my IP results. Sorry such a long first post....just needed to share. The key was writing down my expectations so I couldn't be too hard on myself when I returned...it would have been really easy to say " oh well. I blew that...let's continue eating what I want to" Or..."you're such an idiot. Look what you did. You failed again." Also, sorry for typos....writing on my iPad and rushing off to work.
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Morning all,
Hope everyone is well and doing fine. So happy for Rhondac who achieved an excellent lose this week. Hard consistent work does pay off. Started using one of my ALT products last night (white cheddar chips) and they were quite good and great portion size. TY so much for the time you all spend posting: it truly is a help to me as I'm sure many others.
Still don't know what RDT means relating to coffee????
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Morning all,
Hope everyone is well and doing fine. So happy for Rhondac who achieved an excellent lose this week. Hard consistent work does pay off. Started using one of my ALT products last night (white cheddar chips) and they were quite good and great portion size. TY so much for the time you all spend posting: it truly is a help to me as I'm sure many others.
Still don't know what RDT means relating to coffee????
A lot of people use a little of the the RTD in their coffee instead of the allotted skim milk. It has a richer flavor. I drink my coffee black so never tried it although I have poured a whole RTD in my cup, topped it off with coffee and heated it up for breakfast many ties.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:05 AM   #6
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Chip~ great job yesterday!

OhZoe~ You did great.. I too just did an vacation...stuck with IP and it is amazing the feeling coming home and feeling good about vacation for a change...

To everyone who complimented me on my IP vacation... Thanks... Honestly it was not hard to do. Most of the pre-IP temptations did not tempt me. I knew I was going to allow myself an indulgence or 2 (possibly dessert or a drink) but honestly when the opportunities were there I didn't want it. Even the last night when we ate at Fultons Crab House, my husband said not even a last night indulgence? Honestly the glass of wine that I would have had was not something I wanted. I did however indulge in an unsweetened ice tea every night! that was it.

Although my official WI is not till tomorrow I did peek at my scale today and I am down.....

And now climbing on my high horse for a minute...I had been a member of another weight loss program for years....Althought I had learned a lot about healthy eating and what to do and not do...it was so easy to make things "fit" into the program. I love the cut and dry aspect of IP and I have never lost weight like this with such ease. Sure you have to make choices when your in a social situation, but seeing the pounds fall off makes it worth it. I am happy to take 1 per week. That is more than any other program I have done...if I am losing 1 per week then it is better than the alternative which is to gain...And when you gain 1 you know it always brings a friend
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Thank you for the response Ruth Ann, but I still don't now what RTD is?
I know...slow LOL
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Thank you for the response Ruth Ann, but I still don't now what RTD is?
I know...slow LOL
LOL Spring413! sorry about that! RTD is "ready to drink" which means the pre-prepared drinks in the cartons that you don't have to mix with water.

Sgrealtor1 - you did a great job on your vacation! You should string all your posts together like a diary and post it as a step-by-step manual on how to do it.
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Thank you Ruth...I just new it was going to be simple...that is a good idea
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Good morning everyone! I have a question about calories. I know we don't count them specifically on this diet, but I've recently started using My Fitness Pal because I was curious about the caloric intake (and to prep me for maintenance) and I'm falling around 1000-1200 calories a day. This is the range my coach mentioned to me when I was still going to a clinic, but I often see 800-900 calories a day referenced here. I'm still losing weight, even though the rate has slowed as I inch closer to my goal, but should I be cutting calories down? Really it's all the protein in my dinner that pushes it up there - 8 oz of lean, grass fed beef is 480 calories alone (never mind all the veggies I throw in with it, etc.)
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:16 AM   #11
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Good morning everyone! I have a question about calories. I know we don't count them specifically on this diet, but I've recently started using My Fitness Pal because I was curious about the caloric intake (and to prep me for maintenance) and I'm falling around 1000-1200 calories a day. This is the range my coach mentioned to me when I was still going to a clinic, but I often see 800-900 calories a day referenced here. I'm still losing weight, even though the rate has slowed as I inch closer to my goal, but should I be cutting calories down? Really it's all the protein in my dinner that pushes it up there - 8 oz of lean, grass fed beef is 480 calories alone (never mind all the veggies I throw in with it, etc.)
First of all....I LOVE your kitten avatar....makes me smile each time I see it!

I was interested in my caloric intake once I started MyFitnessPal also. Mine seemed to range from a low of about 800 to a high of 950 "ish". Highest days for me is when I eat salmon. IP is made so you don't HAVE to count calories, but there is freedom in trying different combinations to see what gives you the best result.

Do you know the fat percentage of your beef? It could be that MyFitnessPal is estimating the calories too high.

I only ate chicken/eggs when I started IP, and then I found that ADDING beef helped curb my appetite better and upped my losses. You could try the opposite with adding eggs or chicken a few days a week and see what happens.

On Phase 2, your caloric intake is around 1100, and I found my losses actually increased after several months of the low cal Phase 1.

I guess all in all, my advice is to worry LESS about calories and just make sure you are sticking to the sheet!
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Good Morning IPers.....!

I have my final (and only) P2 weigh-in late this morning. My own scale read 129.8 this morning.....yippee!!!!! But, I'm sure that my coach's scale won't be quite so friendly, ah well....I DO know that I lost in Phase 2 and am enjoying be under my original goal even if only temporarily.

I will be doing more shopping today for my FIRST Phase 3 breakfast....should I be THIS excited to buy greek yogurt and low-sugar cereal? Five months ago, I would say...."No way!". But, IP has really changed my relationship with food. Now I am beyond excited to be feeding myself healthy choices.

Ohzoe....what a wonderful post about LIVING with a new food attitude. That is how I want to live in maintenance, making smart choices, enjoying the choices I DO make, and staying on this new path of, frankly, not stuffing anything and everything in my face!
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First of all....I LOVE your kitten avatar....makes me smile each time I see it!

I was interested in my caloric intake once I started MyFitnessPal also. Mine seemed to range from a low of about 800 to a high of 950 "ish". Highest days for me is when I eat salmon. IP is made so you don't HAVE to count calories, but there is freedom in trying different combinations to see what gives you the best result.

Do you know the fat percentage of your beef? It could be that MyFitnessPal is estimating the calories too high.

I only ate chicken/eggs when I started IP, and then I found that ADDING beef helped curb my appetite better and upped my losses. You could try the opposite with adding eggs or chicken a few days a week and see what happens.

On Phase 2, your caloric intake is around 1100, and I found my losses actually increased after several months of the low cal Phase 1.

I guess all in all, my advice is to worry LESS about calories and just make sure you are sticking to the sheet!
I also was curious about calories when I first started logging in MFP. I think it is a good thing that you are learning and thinking about maintenance now! I agree with what Evemomma said here.

Everything I have read about IP says that we typically fall within the 800-900 range in calories when we follow the protocol to a T.

With that being said, I have tracked on MFP for weeks and my daily calories range from 750-1050 depending on my choice of protein for dinner. Typically when I have chicken breast I am in the 750ish range...even though I have 4 IP packs a day including 1 restricted. My calories are closer to the 1050 when I have a steak...especially ribeye.

Like evemomma said though: I find having the red meat (and even once in a while a fattier cut like ribeye) added into my rotation helps with weightloss. When I was sticking to chicken every day, my losses were slower. So I don't sweat the calories. I never go above 1100 though (not on purpose...just following the sheet, I have never gone much above 1050). And typically my week might be two days at around 750ish...2 days or so around 1000-1050ish and the rest between 800-950ish. Its not like I'm eating 1050 calories every.single.day. So I guess it balances out.
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Good Morning IPers.....!

I have my final (and only) P2 weigh-in late this morning. My own scale read 129.8 this morning.....yippee!!!!! But, I'm sure that my coach's scale won't be quite so friendly, ah well....I DO know that I lost in Phase 2 and am enjoying be under my original goal even if only temporarily.

I will be doing more shopping today for my FIRST Phase 3 breakfast....should I be THIS excited to buy greek yogurt and low-sugar cereal? Five months ago, I would say...."No way!". But, IP has really changed my relationship with food. Now I am beyond excited to be feeding myself healthy choices.

Ohzoe....what a wonderful post about LIVING with a new food attitude. That is how I want to live in maintenance, making smart choices, enjoying the choices I DO make, and staying on this new path of, frankly, not stuffing anything and everything in my face!
WOOHOO! You are going to rock Phase 3 And I love your attitude!
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Good Morning IPers.....!

I have my final (and only) P2 weigh-in late this morning. My own scale read 129.8 this morning.....yippee!!!!! But, I'm sure that my coach's scale won't be quite so friendly, ah well....I DO know that I lost in Phase 2 and am enjoying be under my original goal even if only temporarily.

I will be doing more shopping today for my FIRST Phase 3 breakfast....should I be THIS excited to buy greek yogurt and low-sugar cereal? Five months ago, I would say...."No way!". But, IP has really changed my relationship with food. Now I am beyond excited to be feeding myself healthy choices.

Ohzoe....what a wonderful post about LIVING with a new food attitude. That is how I want to live in maintenance, making smart choices, enjoying the choices I DO make, and staying on this new path of, frankly, not stuffing anything and everything in my face!
Yes, Evemomma you should be thrilled about buying yogurt and low-sugar cereal. LOL I can't wait for that day to come. Oh, and fruit.. OMG
You have done a great job. Do you get fruit in P3 I can't remember
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