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Thread: Anyone participating or has participated in the Ideal Protein program?

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    I am headed to my first appointment with them tomorrow. a co-worker and his wife here have been on it since March and have dropped a lot of pounds and are looking good. I need to lose some serious weight, and get off these cholestrol lowering meds. So I was wondering if anyone in the quilting family has any experience with this program. Good or bad.

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    Havent heard of this.. gonna watch the responses..

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    i would be wary of this diet. here is a link to some posts by followers of this diet. http://caloriecount.about.com/anobod...otein-ft128350
    you can lose weight on the low calories. however, what is it doing to your body? and when you return to normal eating, you will gain it back. one poster says that the menu is only 900 calories.

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    Ugh.. I tried a diet that was 800 calories. IMPOSSIBLE. I could do it a couple days, but then, I just want to EAT. Plus, not being able to eat what I want is a recipe for disaster for me. I do MUCH better on a plan that lets me eat what I want, but limits the calories (WW is what I am doing now, but it has that same prinicpal).

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    I agree with MellieK. WW is what I use (although I've been bad for the past week or so and haven't lost any more weight..)

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    Try eating a NO NAME diet. Only FRESH fruit and veggies that look like they should, and meat fresh from the meat area. NOTHING that comes with a name, even Weight Watchers. No Campbell's soups, no Kellogg's, etc. Just plain foods. Water frying, check it out on the Internet, it's easy and delicious. Use a lot of herbs. Toss the salt, if you must have any use some that hasn't been refined into a pure chemical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    Try eating a NO NAME diet. Only FRESH fruit and veggies that look like they should, and meat fresh from the meat area. NOTHING that comes with a name, even Weight Watchers. No Campbell's soups, no Kellogg's, etc. Just plain foods. Water frying, check it out on the Internet, it's easy and delicious. Use a lot of herbs. Toss the salt, if you must have any use some that hasn't been refined into a pure chemical.
    I wish I could be that regimented... but.. how do you do that unless you never leave the house?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysQuilting
    I agree with MellieK. WW is what I use (although I've been bad for the past week or so and haven't lost any more weight..)
    I had a week with no loss as well. (I know why..) and I did lose one this last week. I just keep saying to myself "see.. you can maintain.. but you have to lose it first. :) )

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    The research I did said it is good for your pancreas it helps get back to functioning correctly which I definitely could use. I have read more good reviews then bad so far. Having surgery scares me, plus it doesn't always work. I cannot participate in weight watchers because of my pancreas and being hypoglycemic. I think that with a doctor supervising the diet it might be alright, I guess I will see what they have to say to my questions tomorrow.

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    and don't forget too MUCH protein makes your kidneys fail!
    Do be very careful!
    Just eliminate all things NOT real! and starches, sugar and caffeine..you will be just fine!

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    PS..go to www.sparkpeople.com and do some reading there...

    if you want to try a more protein rich diet PM me..as I am diabetic with a lapband and do mostly protein all day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    and don't forget too MUCH protein makes your kidneys fail!
    Do be very careful!
    Just eliminate all things NOT real! and starches, sugar and caffeine..you will be just fine!
    :shock: Did not know that! Definitely do not need that! I am suppose to go see my doctor right after I talk with the hospital and see what she thinks when I give her all the information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    PS..go to www.sparkpeople.com and do some reading there...

    if you want to try a more protein rich diet PM me..as I am diabetic with a lapband and do mostly protein all day!
    Is it hard with the lapband? uncomfortable or anything such as that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    and don't forget too MUCH protein makes your kidneys fail!
    This is not true. If you already have compromised kidneys (as you and I as diabetics may have) then too much protein should be monitored.

    But for other, healthy individuals this is not a concern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieR
    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    and don't forget too MUCH protein makes your kidneys fail!
    This is not true. If you already have compromised kidneys (as you and I as diabetics may have) then too much protein should be monitored.

    But for other, healthy individuals this is not a concern.
    Does a blood test tell you this? After all the medical stuff I have gone through lately I am sure that would be something that the doctor would of mentioned. Well if I decide to go with this diet I will definitely let everyone know how well or how unwell it goes

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrelandDragonQuilting
    Quote Originally Posted by JulieR
    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    and don't forget too MUCH protein makes your kidneys fail!
    This is not true. If you already have compromised kidneys (as you and I as diabetics may have) then too much protein should be monitored.

    But for other, healthy individuals this is not a concern.
    Does a blood test tell you this? After all the medical stuff I have gone through lately I am sure that would be something that the doctor would of mentioned. Well if I decide to go with this diet I will definitely let everyone know how well or how unwell it goes
    I'd talk to your doctor. You might not know; I have a urinalysis every three months, but if you haven't peed in a cup lately it's probably not something you've had tested. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    nd when you return to normal eating, you will gain it back.
    Sorry, I meant to answer this as well: no kidding! If a person is eating well in the first place they don't need a diet. If that person then diets, and falls off the wagon again, YES, they will regain the weight.

    Common sense.

    ETA: I know zero about this diet. Can't and won't comment on this one specifically.

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    I have been on Dr. Gotts "No Sugar No Flour" Diet and it is really easy to follow. In 10 weeks, I have lost 25 pounds. It would probably be more if I would exercise.

    Good Luck. Just try to pick the one that will work for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MellieKQuilter
    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    Try eating a NO NAME diet. Only FRESH fruit and veggies that look like they should, and meat fresh from the meat area. NOTHING that comes with a name, even Weight Watchers. No Campbell's soups, no Kellogg's, etc. Just plain foods. Water frying, check it out on the Internet, it's easy and delicious. Use a lot of herbs. Toss the salt, if you must have any use some that hasn't been refined into a pure chemical.
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    I wish I could be that regimented... but.. how do you do that unless you never leave the house?
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    Well, I DO cheat now and then..I go on mobile drives with the Blood Bank and stop where each charge nurse wants to, which yesterday was StarBucks. They got me a chicken sandwich and coffee and a muffin with what was supposed to be cream cheese, but one of the men wanted it and got it. I took myself slices of a huge and lovely Nectarine from home. And a cold bottle of my own fermented Kombucha, and drank lots of water!!! And that yesterday's total beat everything!!
    UCMerced was the greatest number of donations made up till now.

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    First I want to sincerely thank everyone for their input!!

    Well I went, and I signed up, kind of expensive but I feel it will be well worth it. This diet is ran by our medical center here, not that I trust doctors all the time. I researched and researched this diet all last night through early this morning and actually there are a great deal more positive comments then negative. I guess we will see if I can stick to it or not, I will just have to keep everyone up dated. It was explained to me that what this diet does is resets your pancreatis (spelling) And it is actually not a 'high' protein diet, such as the atkins one. there are four phases and fruits and breads will slowly be introduced back into my diet so that I will eat balanced meals.

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    Good luck!! :)

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    Dr. Gott says to lose weight, we just need to cut out sugar and flour, which I haven't managed to do yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pocoellie
    Dr. Gott says to lose weight, we just need to cut out sugar and flour, which I haven't managed to do yet.
    Yea that is what this diet does, it gives you the minimum protein your body needs, no fats, no carbs, Day one was today went alright, I get to eat all the lettuce I want and two cups of veggies, is a lot!

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    Yes, I lost 48 pounds on it in 4 months and my friend lost 40 in 3 months. Make sure to take vitamins and drink lots of water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cook25526
    Yes, I lost 48 pounds on it in 4 months and my friend lost 40 in 3 months. Make sure to take vitamins and drink lots of water.
    Thanks cook25526, is it as simple as it seems? As far as how well it is organized and easy to follow directions. I need to lose sixty and hopefully it will got smoothly :)

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