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Ideal Protein Diet

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I did Ideal Protein 2 years ago and (surprise!) got pregnant with my second child. Now that he's weaned, I want to do it again. They have Gluten Free options and I have ~ 50 lbs to lose. The weight has started coming back on after my diagnosis a few months ago, so I need to do something to get it under control. I've been eating 'whole, real foods' but the weight is not coming off. I want it off for more than cosmetic reasons. So, that being said, any Celiacs here have success with Ideal Protein? A woman I met yesterday did it Gluten Free is at her goal weight, but she's not Celiac, but NCGS. Pitfalls? Concerns? Really any thoughts at all are welcome. 

I have Type 1 diabetes too, but that's so old hat to me now...and I obviously had it 2 years ago when I did IP before. I lost 20 lbs then. Just not sure what to expect when adding my fancy new disease. My goal for after the weight coming off is to of course stay 100% gluten-free, but also to lean more towards a paleo lifestyle. I'm dragging my whole family along at the adventure. I'd rather my kids not eat chicken nuggets more than 1-2x a month. If you catch my drift.

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I did a quick search about this diet.  In my opinion, it would not be suitable for celiacs.  There are few gluten-free options and they are not really healthy choices (e.g. Banana pudding, mashe potatoes).   I would worry about cross contamination.  

Have you tried a low carb high fat diet?  Sugar seems to be the culprit today and fat is no longer the enemy. It is great for diabetics and I have sustained this diet in some form now for two years.  My meter is happy!  I have never been overweight though, but I dropped the 15 pounds I gained as an adult and weight the same as I did in high school.  

Remember, you just stopped weaning and as a new celiac, your body might be craving good nutrious  food.  I would give your self time to heal.  

Eliminate your whole grains and you might be surprised.  Your insulins make need adjustment, so monitor it closely.  Have you ever read Dr. Richard Berstein's Diabetic solution?  He is in his 80s and had TD1 and is going strong!  

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Hello Rebekah3,

About two years ago i did the Ideal Protein Diet, and it worked really well! I lost over 150 lbs, for the most part I felt great (besides i would get dizzy spells when it was too hot out or during exercise) I had hit my goal weight and started to do maintenance. That is when everything went wrong. I stuck to the maintenance diet RELIGIOUSLY, I did not deviate at all! I mean...not even a little bit! yet all the weight came back + MORE! I was devastated.....I don't even think that described the full extent of it....not even 6 months later I was diagnosed depressed. It was a mess....after about a year of sticking with the maintenance diet I decided that the system is obviously flawed. I've heard from other idealers that they've had similar outcomes. See the diet isn't suppose to ever work, you lose the weight and go on maintenance, gain the weight back and jump back on phase one, lose the weight, maintenance, gain, phase one....ect. It is a MONEY PIT! Do yourself a favor and don't even jump back on this diet....it was literary the worst....WORST decision I have ever made in my life. 

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