Originally Posted by Chubschick
This is so great to see! You are a similar height and with virtually the same start and goals weights, so it is great to see that you have lost the weight so quickly - I am feeling extra motivated now!!! What sort of diet and exercise stuff are you doing? Looking forward to seeing your goal pictures in the not-too-distant-future! :-)
Originally Posted by mommythree
thats great! how did you do it? that's really fast.... good for you!
Thanks so much everyone!!
I am using a program called Ideal Protein...sort of lol.
I started using the "IP" program, but after 6 weeks I realized that the cost was really starting to be too expensive...and I found 3FC and one of the forums is on Ideal Protein. Many of the people posting there use the IP formula, but they buy alternative food packets to make it cheaper. The clinic I started with charges $28 for one box of 7 meals...you can buy the equivalent online for about half the price, so I switched.
The program is SUPER easy, basically it is a "ketogenic" diet. There are 4 phases. The first two phases are for weight loss, the 3rd and 4th phase show you how to eat properly so you can maintain your weight. In the 1st phase, you have a total of 3 protein "packets" per day, as well as 2 cups of select veggies for both lunch and dinner. For dinner you have 8oz of select protein. You also need to take vitamins and drink lots of water. I would recommend this diet to anyone, my sister found it last year, she lost 50lbs and has kept it off.
For anyone that is interested in the program check out the thread here on 3FC, there is tonnes of information!
Thanks again for all the kind support and good luck with your weight loss journeys!