I did this diet for 3 month, I lost 60 lbs. It was amazing! but the nutrition is not that awesome, I gain 30 lbs in 2 years even if I was working on.. and it's harder now to loose these 30 lbs.
You eat nothing exept greens and proteins, I don't recommend this at all you starve your body this is not the key
I was overweight and lost 62 lb. in about 12 months which was fabulous for me. They tell you, and it's true, you will be hungry the first 3-4 days until your body goes into ketosis. Every time you cheat you go back to day 1 and you will be hungry for the first 3-4 AGAIN. I followed everything that I was told and I read everything that was given to me (copy for my PG). I lost about 3-4 lb. a week. The first week I actually lost 9 lb.! You have to follow the 4 steps otherwise you will not learn a new way of live/eating and will gain back you weight or more. Step 1: you eat 1 meal made in your kitchen, 3 from packets - until you reach your goal; Step 2: you eat 2 meals made in your kitchen, 2 from packets - for two weeks; Step 3: you eat 3 meals made in your kitchen, 1 from a packet - for two more weeks; Step 4: The is the maintenance for life. The new way of eating mostly follows the Paleo diet, which is a great way to eat. My husband followed the same diet as me but to gain weight - yes it's possible - and he took in 17 lb. in two years. He loves the new recipes and we were not bored by the products and if we did not like something we bought, we'd look for another way of eating it. For example, we did not like the mashed potatoes, so I made small buns out of the package or just mix it up with a stew to thicken the gravy. There are a lot of "rethought" recipes made with this diet's products. Check out Three fat chicks, or just Google Ideal Protein. My doctor decided to follow me closely when I told him about this diet so I went for a quick check-up every two weeks (at first). I had high blood pressure, which went down to normal after a month, I did not suffer from undernourishment, I had more energy, my skin looked great, my breathing problems disapeared, my eczema too. All in all, my PG was really happy for me and my husband. I read some say that you cannot exercise. You can but you can mildly (without sweating). I had an accident previous going on the diet and had to do some exercises for it and it went well. The reason behind the no exercise is because we are in a low calorie diet and you might faint if you push yourself too much.
I did this diet to drop 15 pounds quickly. Yes, It was effective in quick weight loss, however it dos not set you up for a lifestyle, so you do end up gaining the weight back. The packages arent all delicious, so you have to really know which ones you like and make them something other than powder and water. I do like the shaker cup which helps you shake the meals, measure your water intake, and that it comes with a food list of what to and not to eat. I dont like that yoi had zero energy and that you are not able to exercise during this program. Your body goes into sever starvation mode and you can really feel it. However it does work for quick weight loss. I would recommend going on pinterest for recipes, or to buy the recipe book for meals.
This is a great program and method. You have to give it a chance for it to be effective. Recommend to those who have difficulty losing weight on their own
I was struggling to lose weight on my own and dropped 10lbs in 3 months! In 17days on Ideal Protein I've lost more than that all ready!! The food is great, I mean like with everything you have to find what you like out of the available options - but there's lost to choose from! You're bond to find products you enjoy. There are also some creative things you can do to get more out of the ideal protein products. The diet is easy to follow, after a normal typical adjustment (only a day or two), I was not hungry and I was full and of energy. If you have a lot of weight to lose, need the support of a coach and something that 100% works - this is worth the money!
My husband is a personal trainer, I am a nutritionist, we both know this diet is bull shit. It dehydrates you while acidifying your blood making you grouchy, sick, and messing with your hormones. Don't do it, eat clean and workout, save yourself the money
I have been on the Ideal Protein Diet for almost 2 weeks now. The first weigh in I lost 5.8lbs and did no exercise in that week. I found the diet easy to follow with the meals being provided it was easy to keep myself honest when it was time to prepare the food it was simple. They is more of a variety than I thought there would be, so it doesn't get too boring. It is pretty expensive with about $95/week average and you do still have to provide your own dinner meat and all the veggies, but so far it seems to be working out just to keep me honest and eating under 1000 calories/day. You do also take other vitamins in the meantime to make up for any lacking nutrition from a limited diet.
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