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Old 10-18-2014, 11:46 AM   #1
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I am on week 7 of phase 1 ideal protein. I have lost 30 pounds. However I lost most of it in the 1st 4 weeks and have been stuck at the same weight (keep going up and down the same 3 pounds for the last 3 weeks). The only thing I have changed is that I have begun eating the vegetarian "meats" from the list my counselor gave me of approved veggie options. I asked her if it would slow down my progress and she said that it shouldn't... But I feel like it is. (I was just seriously sick of meat since I'm not a huge meat eater normally, although I'm not technically a vegetarian).

Anyone else out there experience this?! I do eat eggs sometimes too, and I think that coupled with the carbs in the veggie burgers that meat just doesnt have might be part of the problem. Perhaps if I eat 2 eggs I should forgo an IP food? (I eat the eggs to supplement the protein since 2 boca burgers are only 5 ounces of protein as well as lower in grams of protein).

I hate to go back to meat, but I will if it helps lose the weight faster. I am still 30 pounds from my half way mark to my goal-- and sticking to this diet is getting harder and harder.
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:29 PM   #2
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Congrats on losing the 30 lbs in 4 weeks. That is Amazing! It is not the meat, as much as the Fat that really makes the insulin resistance go away. Vegetarian meats are made from "carbs." I think Tofu has the best chance. Seitan is made of wheat gluten. Tempeh made of mico-spores (mushroom) and soybeans. If I were in this prediciment, I would stick with burgers made of portabello mushrooms. It looks like it will be very difficult to do on Vegetarian diet. However not hopeless. Maybe start to eat more olive oil and coconut oil? When you are having sufficient fat, you are usually not hungry and can eat much less. A person could literally do 5% carbs, 10% protien, 85% fat, and not eat meat. Since you eat eggs, can you also eat butter? I can go all day without eating on "bullet proof" coffee.

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