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wagnomore 02-22-2010 07:49 AM

IP Fees
 
QUOTE=pnt6251 "I am debating and researching...wondering if I should start IP.
I am going to a couple meetings this week.

Can you tell me the expense for one week what this would be?


appreciate all the help
Pearl


Mystical Mamma was right on...I also had a joiner fee of $100 where she walked through why we are in the shape plus how this all relates to our pancreas and the need to give it a rest & reboot. I had to also complete a medical questionnaire plus all those beginning weight/measurement things (which I will warn you is quite humbling - but when the inches melt off you're glad they did). Plus I bought the shaker/sea salt/vitamins from my coach. The grapeseed oil you can get from your grocery/healthfood store. The accountability of seeing a coach keeps you focused.

Think of this as a lifestyle investment. My only regret is not doing it sooner. Make sure to read the first couple chapters of Dr. Chan's book (it's online if you want to check it out prior to your appointment).

Welcome to 3FC! Best of luck - this forum will be a great support network for you.

skittlescda 02-22-2010 08:47 AM

Today will be my week 4 weigh in and I'm really excited!! I just feel great this morning...I got dressed for work and put my pants on and as I walked around the house my zipper was slowly falling down and I could actually feel my pants swirling (for a better word lol) around my legs. A month ago I could barely do up my dress pants and the legs were skin tight.
Hopefully I'll have good news to report!
I wish ya'll a great week and thank everyone who keeps coming back and posting here because I know it's helped keep me motivated and positive and gets me through some of the tougher days which we are all going to have!

skittlescda 02-22-2010 09:02 AM

Hi pnt6251, Below is Dr. Chanh Tran Tien's website, it's very well done and informative. My first week (I'm in Canada) cost me $280. This gave me two bottles of supplements (cal-mag and potassium), 35 various IP Packs, a daily journal and a binder full of information about the diet, nutritional value of each packet etc.
They wanted me to buy the cleanse for $54 and I told them I would buy that if I felt I needed it later (they suggest at week 3 but I haven't bought it yet).
I also later bought their shaker because it's much better than any I found at other stores. I bought a box of sea salt ($1)and a jar of coconut oil ($10) at my local grocery store.


http://www.trantiendiet.com/site/spip.php?rubrique19

libbyshims 02-22-2010 09:12 AM

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Originally Posted by BlueMermaid (Post 3165426)
I am going to Vegas this weekend for the NASCAR races. I have been tossing ideas around as if to stay partly on plan or not. I don't think I will go totally off plan but I would really like to have a few drinks with our friends and let my hair down for a few days. I have not had any alcoholic beverages since January 10th. I know the hard liquor does not have any carbs but I get such a headache from it sometimes. I had just turned to drinking beer but that is full of carbs unless you do the low carb beer and not sure I am going to be a fan of that. I see where some of you have mentioned drinking wine. What kind of wine would be a better choice?

Our coach (hubby is on IP too) told him that hard liquor mixed with water would be okay...also a small glass of wine here and there. For some reason she said to stay away from club soda (something about the carbination?)...he did have a couple low carb beers last week and it didn't affect his loss. However, he is a man and loses at a dif. rate than I do. sigh.

We are going in April and I have decided that I am going to take my packets (drinks, some bars) and at least get in my breakfast and a snack throughout the day. Make smart dinner /lunch choices, but don't feel like you are being deprived. Have a drink and enjoy yourself. Don't stress. One of my favorite drinks is Sprite zero with Amaretto. Not sure on the carb count, etc. but may be worth a look up.

I think you will be surprised at the choices you will make after being on the diet this long. I find that I don't even crave the stuff I thought I would. (am on week 3).

One thing my coach did point out is that if you are going to cheat and eat a heavy and rich meal to eat a much smaller portion and eat slow. Your stomach may not be able to handle it. You certainly don't want to have tummy issues when you are there!

Can't wait to hear about it!

BevS 02-22-2010 09:19 AM

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Originally Posted by CinnamonSparkles (Post 3164228)
Hi everyone! Yesterday I went to a see a friend's band play at a bar/BBQ place and I am finding it easier and easier to just drink water when everyone else is drinking. Also it is much safer as I can be the DD! :) Someone told me to drive home safely and I said, yeah I had so much water!! I'm vegetarian so the BBQ didn't tempt me at all. Also it's nice not to have a hangover.

My big victory is that I fit into my jean skirt again! I was totally surprised when I tried it on before going out. Hooray for sexy clothing! It will be so nice to finally fit everything in my closet. I feel like my wieght loss is slow but the average is 3-5 pounds a week for a woman.

Also, now the IP eating plan is a habit so it's not nearly as hard to stick to as it was in weeks 1-2. If you are in the first week or two, hang in there! It does get easier.

How did everyone figure out their target weight? My coach didn't help me at all with that, they just asked what I thought it was. Wondering if others had more guidance on that.

Week 1: -6.4 lbs
Week 2: -3.6 lbs
Week 3: -4.3 lbs
Week 4: In progress
Total 14.3 pounds down. Almost 10 dozen eggs? :D

Dr. Chanh suggests using BMI (body mass index). Using the BMI index, for your height of 5'7", you should be between 128 and 160, with about 144 being ideal.

sam0617 02-22-2010 09:26 AM

Today is only my 5th day on IP and when I put my pants on this morning I felt a definite difference. I have not weighed myself yet as I will wait to complete my first week. I was wondering does anyone know if there are any other brands of vitamins that can be purchased outside of the IP program that are the same as the IP ones. I find their vitamins very expensive and since this program is not cheap cutting corners where I can will hopefully allow me to continue the program until I reach my goal weight. Also can anyone comment on the Blender Ball Shaker. My coach is selling it for $7 and I have spoken to other people who only paid $4 (?) Does it really disolve the powder mixes thoroughly. Unfortunately I an now unemployed and cost is an issue. I do have the magic bullet but that is only good if I am actually home.

BevS 02-22-2010 09:43 AM

From Wyo Sky: "My doctor stresses to me that KETOSIS IS NOT the aim of the Ideal Protein plan and is not necessary to lose weight. Ketosis is the aim of other plans such as Atkins, etc. I was on Atkins years ago and checking my reading on Ketostix everyday. I lost weight but gained it all back and then some. From what I understand through my doctor, Ideal Protein is working a very different way. It helps to reset the pancreas and metabolism and whatever else I have going on in my system that has been so compromised by the many diets I've been on over the years."


Hi, Wyo Sky: I'm not sure where your doctor is coming from. The Ideal Protein is based on Dr. Chanh's book The Unbalanced Diet. It is definitely all about ketosis and resetting your pancreas using ketosis. Read Chapter 7 starting on page 51.

JulesinOhio 02-22-2010 09:47 AM

Vitamins, Potassium and Cal/Mag
 
Hello everyone. I am new here and have been reading your posts for about a week. You guys are all doing so great and it is very motivational to read of all your successes! I am going to a meeting on Wednesday and will probably join as I have been looking for something like this for quite a while after trying to eat pretty high protein myself. Can someone please tell me how many mg are in the potassium and also the cal/mag? Also, is there anywhere I can find the nutrition label for the vitamins? I have looked everywhere! :dizzy: I am trying to cut costs and know that I can duplicate these supplements if I know I am at least hitting the amounts that they sell. I have bought a good supply of the EAS shakes as they appear to be very comparable to the ideal protein. Hopefully, will just have to buy a few other packets/bars to get me going. I have no idea what my partner's chiropracter is going to charge as a start up charge and it seems that costs vary tremendously depending on where you sign up. Oh, BTW, my partner is going to join with me, so I really need to watch the costs :(

BevS 02-22-2010 09:49 AM

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Originally Posted by sam0617 (Post 3165040)
:dance:
Can anyone tell me how to find and attach the weight tracker that so many of the people on this site have that show the progression of their weight loss.

Thanks

Hi, Sam, you have to be a member for at least 20 days and have at least 25 posts before you can get a weight tracker. Once you've reached those milestones, click on User CP at the top left of your screen along the purple bar. Then click on edit signature. Once you've done everything it says, be sure to save it at the bottom of the screen.:)

brenda1980 02-22-2010 10:03 AM

Shaker is worth it.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sam0617 (Post 3165599)
Today is only my 5th day on IP and when I put my pants on this morning I felt a definite difference. I have not weighed myself yet as I will wait to complete my first week. I was wondering does anyone know if there are any other brands of vitamins that can be purchased outside of the IP program that are the same as the IP ones. I find their vitamins very expensive and since this program is not cheap cutting corners where I can will hopefully allow me to continue the program until I reach my goal weight. Also can anyone comment on the Blender Ball Shaker. My coach is selling it for $7 and I have spoken to other people who only paid $4 (?) Does it really disolve the powder mixes thoroughly. Unfortunately I an now unemployed and cost is an issue. I do have the magic bullet but that is only good if I am actually home.

Hi Sam: I got the shaker with the ball in it and I LOVE it. I think mine was $7, too. It breaks down the powder and mixes everything reallt, really well. I am glad I got it. I will use it for other powdered drinks and mixes even after I am done with the IP program.

Ogdog13 02-22-2010 10:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Mystical Mamma (Post 3164077)
I don't know about anyone else, but I have a love/hate relationship going on with the weekends! On one hand, I LOVE the weekends because I get to relax and spend time with my hubby and family. On the other hand, I have WAY too much time on my hands. I try to keep busy and not think about food, but it gets really hard sometimes. During the week, I am sooooo busy at work that I don't even give it a second thought. But then comes Saturday and Sunday and oh boy........ I want to find an even balance between relaxing and staying busy when I have time off, but I am starting to dread the weekends. Anyone else have this problem??

Mystical Momma, I'm right there with you on weekends. They have been my downfall ever since hopping back onto the Phase 1 train. I was just telling torchlaker that I have to get my xss in gear and get through my weekends without cheating so I can lose the last 30 lbs by the time outdoor concert season starts. If you find anything motivating to help you through weekends please share.

want2run 02-22-2010 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BlueMermaid (Post 3164872)
Have any of you noticed how the weight seems to come off your legs quicker than anywhere else?

That seems to be the slowest place for me...where I see it is all upper body :(

BevS 02-22-2010 10:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sam0617 (Post 3165599)
Today is only my 5th day on IP and when I put my pants on this morning I felt a definite difference. I have not weighed myself yet as I will wait to complete my first week. I was wondering does anyone know if there are any other brands of vitamins that can be purchased outside of the IP program that are the same as the IP ones. I find their vitamins very expensive and since this program is not cheap cutting corners where I can will hopefully allow me to continue the program until I reach my goal weight. Also can anyone comment on the Blender Ball Shaker. My coach is selling it for $7 and I have spoken to other people who only paid $4 (?) Does it really disolve the powder mixes thoroughly. Unfortunately I an now unemployed and cost is an issue. I do have the magic bullet but that is only good if I am actually home.

I buy the liquid calcium, multi-vites, and fish oil directly from "Our Health Co-op" and save buckets of money. Their phone # is 1-800-667-0781 and you can also order online. The only supplement I can't find is the potassium calcium, but you only take one of them a day. I bought two bottles and that will last me almost 7 months.

I don't have a Blender Ball Shaker. They gave me a different type which I personally don't care for. I use an old Jello shaker cup that I've had for years. It has a flat top that doesn't have so many nooks and crevices in the lid.

FTLMIKE 02-22-2010 10:11 AM

Happy Monday everyone. Another good week on the scale. 4 more pounds gone. That makes 24 for the month. As the time goes on, the easier this diet becomes and the more options that are available. On Friday night we tried the tofu noodles, they were excellent, especially in stir fry. Not sure about as a pasta itself, but we will give it a try to see. Hope everyone has a good week...

BevS 02-22-2010 10:23 AM

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Originally Posted by JulesinOhio (Post 3165662)
Hello everyone. I am new here and have been reading your posts for about a week. You guys are all doing so great and it is very motivational to read of all your successes! I am going to a meeting on Wednesday and will probably join as I have been looking for something like this for quite a while after trying to eat pretty high protein myself. Can someone please tell me how many mg are in the potassium and also the cal/mag? Also, is there anywhere I can find the nutrition label for the vitamins? I have looked everywhere! :dizzy: I am trying to cut costs and know that I can duplicate these supplements if I know I am at least hitting the amounts that they sell. I have bought a good supply of the EAS shakes as they appear to be very comparable to the ideal protein. Hopefully, will just have to buy a few other packets/bars to get me going. I have no idea what my partner's chiropracter is going to charge as a start up charge and it seems that costs vary tremendously depending on where you sign up. Oh, BTW, my partner is going to join with me, so I really need to watch the costs :(

Hi, Jules, I'm in Ohio too! Welcome! The potassium calcium pills we take have 800 mg of potassium bicarbonate and 200 mg of calcium. I can't find them anywhere else. We take them one per day at breakfast, and there are 100 tablets in a bottle, so 1 bottle lasts over 3 months. I buy the other supplements at "Our Health Co-op," phone 1-800-667-0781. Their fish oil is 1,000 mg. We take 2 at brealfast and 2 at dinner. There are 180 softgels per bottle, which will last you 45 days. Their multi-vites, iron-free formula, have 60 tablets per bottle and you take one at breakfast and one at dinner. So they last 1 month. The liquid calcium has 300 mg of calcium, 100 mg of magnesium, and 100 IU of VitaminD. You take 2 at dinner and 2 at bedtime. There are 100 softgels in a bottle, so they last only 25 days. I buy a couple of them at a time. I saved $52 by buying my last supplement order from this company, and they also have a website.


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