Wednesday came and went and I couldn’t go weigh in at my coaches office. The flu bug really had a hold on me and I was just miserable.
So on Saturday I was feeling well enough to go weigh in – 4 days later than my normal day. I knew I had lost weight just from weighing on my home scale, but I was concerned about my muscle mass loss. Between being on TOM for 3 weeks, getting sick, and not being able to eat everything I normally would, I was concerned.
I was feeling very dehydrated even though I had been drinking water, but probably not enough during my week of being sick. The other difference was I just couldn’t muster getting all of my veggies in for the day or all of the protein that I had to cook.
Thankfully I had a few meals already prepared and frozen because I just didn’t feel well enough to cook. If this ever happens to you, remember that Ideal Protein has a Chicken Noodle Soup package that tastes really good all by itself and is very soothing to a sore throat. I’m so glad I had it in stock in my pantry.
Speaking of pantry – people have asked me how much Ideal Protein food I keep in stock at any given time. After I finished the first three weeks of Ideal Protein, I was able to purchase any foods I wanted by the box. My coach had given me individual packs of food throughout the first three weeks so I could essentially sample all of the food and decide which foods I really liked.
I’d say there is probably about five Ideal Protein foods that I don’t really like or haven’t found a way to like it (I’ll explain that one in a moment).
So after the first three weeks I decided that I knew I wanted a variety of the Ideal Protein foods on stock all the time so when that feeling of craving something salty came around, I could grab the Ideal Protein Southwest Cheese Curls or the Salt and Vinegar chips. If I wanted something sweet I could make the Chocolate Zucchini Cookies out of the Ideal Protein Chocolate Drink Mix and Ideal Protein Cereal or the Ideal Protein Strawberry Wafers dipped in chocolate on the bottom (AMAZING TREAT).
I just figured that if I could have this variety on hand it would be more like what I would normally stock my pantry with when not dieting and allow me to satisfy that salty or sweet craving instead of being relegated to only have three or four boxes of Ideal Protein food and no real variety.
It was a bit of an investment – but I purchased about one and half months worth of Ideal Protein food and currently have about 25 different varieties of food to choose from. I keep two boxes of Ideal Protein Chocolate Drink Mix at all times so I can make my morning Mocha Frappuccino and the Chocolate Zucchini Cookies as well as the Ideal Protein Cereal.
Mostly I don’t care for the puddings; however I have found a way to like the Ideal Protein Lemon and Vanilla Pudding. Instead of pudding – I make it into waffles (not so successfully because my waffle iron gets too hot), pancakes, and cakes. It’s amazing what adding egg whites and baking powder will do.
Week 6 Weigh-In Results on Ideal Protein Diet:
- Weight Loss for the Week: -5.2 lbs
- Inches Lost for the Week: -3 inches
- Total Weight Loss in 6 Weeks: -23.6 lbs
- Total Inches Lost in 6 Weeks: -10.8 inches
Dare I say here’s a before and after picture of me after 6 weeks of Ideal Protein.