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Ideal Protein: Week 1 Recap

I had my first weigh-in today! Drum roll, please……………….-4.5lbs and a total of -5.5in. Yay me! I am feeling really good.

All smiles!

Everyday I am expected to eat breakfast (IP food item), lunch (IP food item + 2 cups of veggies), dinner (8oz of protein + 2 cups veggies) and a snack (IP food item). I can also have unlimited lettuce and need to get at least 8 glasses of water.
I’m not really a breakfast person but being able to grab one of my pre-made shakes or a bar has made it easy to conquer that hurdle. Lunch is usually soup which I add veggies to (broccoli is my fave) and a salad with a little oil & apple cider vinegar. For dinner, its usually fish & veggies or a large, mixed-green salad with lots of veggies and tuna or shrimp on top. For snack, I usually pick something sweet like pudding or yogurt. I am also finding it easy to get my daily water intake & then some.
The Ideal Protein foods offer lots of variety so you won’t get bored and so far, most everything is delicious. I found that it was very easy to follow the protocol and because I never really felt hungry, I had no desire to snack or cheat. I followed the program to the letter and got good results.
I have to say that I was still a bit skeptical until my weigh-in. I have tried so many different things to lose weight and had pretty much given up on myself. I am happy with my results so far and I’m feeling very hopeful going into week 2.