I became really stressed and stopped following the program for about a week. I gained a good 4 pounds
.... so I am back on IP .. cutting out the bars.. sticking to the vanilla pudding,crispy cereal,omelets, and chocolate drinks. Thank you for making it clear about the under 30 carbs! I had no idea that was the ideal number! ..... but... I am pretty sure my veggie servings alone have 30 carbs for a day.. and I know the packets have carbs, sugars,and fats already in them.. so how do we avoid going over 30 if its in our food?
I have been using Stevia as a sweetner.. and TC beverage mixes to get all my water in... Do you think this could also be holding me back? Do you use any Walden farms, alternative sweetners, or zero calorie drink mixes?
Sorry to ask so many questions but you seem to know whats going on.. and I want to see better results
I found a substitute drink.. now I know you said not to deviate from the program.. but this protein drink is cheap.. and If if I can have one a day instead of a breakfast/lunch IP packet then I can save 19.25 a week.... thats major!
The drink I reasearched : AdvantEDGE Carb Control shakes (Chocolate fudge/French Vanilla)
Chocolate: cal 110 calfromfat 25
total fat 3g
the vanilla one has 2 carbs ..thats the only difference between the two flavors
these shakes seem to be a great alternative... but if they are going to keep me away from ketosis then ..fahgetaboutit!