Yesterday was weigh-in number three since I started the Ideal Protein diet plan. It went a lot better than expected, and I almost had a heart attack when the final results came in, considering Christmas and all its goodies were just days before. But, what is this diet I’m on?
The diet plan involves a couple different things. The basic idea is that carbs are evil and if you even look at them, you will bloat up faster than a kid assaulted by a swarm of bees. So, they load you up on their meals (two per day, breakfast and dinner or lunch) and a snack (which you will need), allowing you to cook your own third meal. Your third meal is 5-8 ounces of meat and with it and the lunch/dinner Ideal Protein meal you are supposed to eat two cups of vegetables.
I have to say, I love the shakes you can have for breakfast, mainly the chocolate and mango drinks. There is a wide variety of lunches as well, but my favorites are the broccoli soup (steam two cups of broccoli and dump it in there to make it better), the puddings (dark chocolate and butterscotch, mostly) and a couple different drinks. The snacks are also pretty good, though I am torn between the lemon-poppy seed snack bar and the salt and vinegar chips.
On this diet, men lose an average of 5-7 pounds per week. My first week, I lost 6.2, which is roughly .89 pounds per day (PPD). The second week, I lost 7.4, or 1.05 PPD. Then came this week.
Christmas… oh man. Such delightful treats that are impossible to resist. I’ll admit, I caved a few times (CHOCOLATE), but I stuck to the overall plan. I thought the weigh-in would, if anything, be way under average. Somewhere around 2-3 pounds at the most. Instead, I step on the scale and seem to have lost another 7.4 pounds, bringing the overall total to 21 pounds (1 PPD) in the first three weeks, which included freaking Christmas.
So, my week took a turn for the better. Merry Christmas.