(my apologies for the terrible lighting in this photo)
I made it through my first week on Ideal Protein and lost 6.8 pounds! I felt good, had no side effects and followed the rules strictly. I lost 1 inch around my arms and 1 inch around my bust and a 1/2 inch around my thighs. My waist remained the same.
My favorite part about this is that is it easy. You don't count points and there are not very many choices, which helps me. I've realized if I have choices, I tend to cheat. I am not sure why.
Today was my first challenge. A friend invited me to lunch. I told her that I wouldn't be able to eat anything but I would love to drink water and catch up with her. When I got to lunch, the other ladies joining us really wanted me to eat. I stood my ground and did not cheat but I wanted to BADLY. I love eating out. I think I am willing to do this because I know I won't need to be this strict forever, just a few weeks.
For those of you who commented that you are doing your own nutritional program, let me know how it goes! I love knowing we are all in this together.