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Old 06-05-2014, 11:39 PM   #346  
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So I went to my first WI today. Down 5.5 pounds. I officially started on Sunday. I am amazed at how that is possible in such a short amount of time but what motivation to keep going!

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Job on your first WI Jamie! It is amazing isn't it?
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Old 06-05-2014, 11:59 PM   #347  
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Hello everyone!
My name is Nichole. I am new to the site but definitely not new to trying to get rid of stubborn body fat! I've been reading up on it for a while, since I started my lifestyle change actually, and I recently (as in last week recently) decided to change my diet to a HFLC type. I don't really know what to label it as, because I am not following a specific plan, all I know is that I do indeed feel great.. after the first 3 days were over with (my 3 days of **** -headaches, foggy, and simply just tired.)
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Hi Nicole, Welcome! Glad you are through the keto flu.

I have a quick question. I know that sweetener is allowed, but how much is too much? I have 1 packet of Splenda in my morning coffee, but I would like to use Mio to flavor my water sometimes during the day. Is this too many carbs? I don't want to get out of ketosis... thanks
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Hi Nicole, Welcome! Glad you are through the keto flu.

I have a quick question. I know that sweetener is allowed, but how much is too much? I have 1 packet of Splenda in my morning coffee, but I would like to use Mio to flavor my water sometimes during the day. Is this too many carbs? I don't want to get out of ketosis... thanks
Thank you.
I think that the only way to know for sure is to try it out and see how your body responds to it. Maybe for say a week? I actually have no idea being that I don't really use any sweeteners. I also am not really a fan of coffee either. Everyone that I have talked to that does drink coffee actually suggest using heavy cream? Though I have not tried that out myself either. Very new and still trying to figure things out lol. Sorry I couldn't help. I'm looking forward to learning these things with you along the way though!
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:46 AM   #350  
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I have a quick question. I know that sweetener is allowed, but how much is too much? I have 1 packet of Splenda in my morning coffee, but I would like to use Mio to flavor my water sometimes during the day. Is this too many carbs? I don't want to get out of ketosis... thanks
The standard I've always heard is to limit yourself to 5 extras a day. So 5 servings a day of the 0/0/0 stuff (WF, Splenda, Mio, etc.). YMMV

I personally stayed away from Mio after the first couple of times I tried it - tore my stomach up something awful. I switched to strong brewing decaf herbal tea and adding a bit to my water when I wanted flavor.

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Thank you.
I think that the only way to know for sure is to try it out and see how your body responds to it. Maybe for say a week? I actually have no idea being that I don't really use any sweeteners. I also am not really a fan of coffee either. Everyone that I have talked to that does drink coffee actually suggest using heavy cream? Though I have not tried that out myself either. Very new and still trying to figure things out lol. Sorry I couldn't help. I'm looking forward to learning these things with you along the way though!
IP calls for 1 oz of skim milk in coffee once a day. I drink coffee black so I never used it. Heavy cream has a lot more fat than skim milk. I think some other low-carb plans like Atkins say heavy cream is ok. I'd stick with skim or use part of a RTD as your creamer.
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Thank you.
I think that the only way to know for sure is to try it out and see how your body responds to it. Maybe for say a week? I actually have no idea being that I don't really use any sweeteners. I also am not really a fan of coffee either. Everyone that I have talked to that does drink coffee actually suggest using heavy cream? Though I have not tried that out myself either. Very new and still trying to figure things out lol. Sorry I couldn't help. I'm looking forward to learning these things with you along the way though!
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If you are HFLC, that is VERY different from IP, which is low fat, low carb, moderate protein.
This is an IP thread (Ideal Protein Diet)
There is no heavy cream on IP
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If you are HFLC, that is VERY different from IP, which is low fat, low carb, moderate protein.
This is an IP thread (Ideal Protein Diet)
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Oops, sorry.
I'll figure it out soon enough... I hope.
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Happy Friday! I started IP last Friday and my 1st WI @ the clinic was yesterday. 7.8 pounds! I know it's water, but I'll take it ...I see the change in my belly ( far less bloating ) skin is clearing, I'm not aimlessly overeating out of boredom, stress or lack of structure, and I feel hopeful about my summer IP personal makeover project -- looking forward to a new Labor Day dress size or two! Have a fantastic weekend all<3
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Thank you.
I think that the only way to know for sure is to try it out and see how your body responds to it. Maybe for say a week? I actually have no idea being that I don't really use any sweeteners. I also am not really a fan of coffee either. Everyone that I have talked to that does drink coffee actually suggest using heavy cream? Though I have not tried that out myself either. Very new and still trying to figure things out lol. Sorry I couldn't help. I'm looking forward to learning these things with you along the way though!
This is awesome that you clarified this part. At the beginning of this thread I had encouraged new people to ask questions on the daily because you'll get responses from people who have been here longer. If I'm travelling in new territory, I'd rather get advice from someone who has walked the road before me and knows the path, than the one walking alongside me since we might BOTH get lost! (kinda like the "blind leadin'the blind" analogy ).

Some people didn't like that suggestion to check other threads, which is fine - to each their own - but if in doubt, you can always double post and ask elsewhere as well. There is definitely a lot to learn, and lots of great people who will share their knowledge with you along the way -- as you've already noticed by now I'm sure. This sure is a great forum for offering support at whatever stage of the journey you are on
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Happy Friday! I started IP last Friday and my 1st WI @ the clinic was yesterday. 7.8 pounds! I know it's water, but I'll take it ...I see the change in my belly ( far less bloating ) skin is clearing, I'm not aimlessly overeating out of boredom, stress or lack of structure, and I feel hopeful about my summer IP personal makeover project -- looking forward to a new Labor Day dress size or two! Have a fantastic weekend all<3
I hope you take a "before" and "after" pic -- even just for yourself -- so you can see the "awesomeness" by Labor Day. Are you getting "hair and makeup" done too, or just a new outfit?

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Happy Friday! I started IP last Friday and my 1st WI @ the clinic was yesterday. 7.8 pounds! I know it's water, but I'll take it ...I see the change in my belly ( far less bloating ) skin is clearing, I'm not aimlessly overeating out of boredom, stress or lack of structure, and I feel hopeful about my summer IP personal makeover project -- looking forward to a new Labor Day dress size or two! Have a fantastic weekend all<3
on your first WI Gypsette! Good Job!
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Happy Saturday to you! I'm off the weekend..yay!

Well tonight will be my very first night of temptation since starting the plan on May 21st. My Friends 50 Birthday bash is tonight. Filled with food and booze. I will be strong, I will be strong, I will be strong... I am telling myself this over and over. I got this!

Hope you are all having a wonderful day so far!
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Happy Saturday to you! I'm off the weekend..yay!

Well tonight will be my very first night of temptation since starting the plan on May 21st. My Friends 50 Birthday bash is tonight. Filled with food and booze. I will be strong, I will be strong, I will be strong... I am telling myself this over and over. I got this!

Hope you are all having a wonderful day so far!
You got this!!!!!
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As someone posted earlier somewhere Linda -- one drink of booze sets you back 3 days. At $12 a day, that makes it a $36 glass of wine. Unless your friend is serving the "Dom Perignon" $500 bottle stuff, it kinda puts the drink into $$ perspective for you
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Hi everyone, my name is Maria. I am debating on starting IP. I have seen excellent results from Colleagues at work and just worried to start IP because of the fewer calories a day intake. I have only seen positive reviews from you all. Any advice? Could really use it now...
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