Yes, the vegetables are very important. If you’re struggling to consume 4 cups of vegetables, check with your Coach for some specific ideas on how to make sure you’re getting all the veggies you need. Try different preparation styles and explore the possibilities with some tasty soups or purees.
Alcohol is not permitted while on Phase 1, 2 and 3 of the Protocol. Consuming alcohol during our Protocol can dramatically inhibit the liver’s ability to make glucose (sugar), potentially causing severe hypoglycemia resulting in “passing out”. Alcohol is a toxic substance. Your liver immediately focuses on removing it from your body and puts other things on hold – such as creating the glucose your brain and other organs need. Consuming alcohol in any form, even cough & cold medicines, is strictly prohibited as it could be potentially very dangerous.
Ideal Protein uses sucralose as a sweetener in some foods. Sucralose is derived from sugar cane, it tastes like sugar and only minimum amounts are required to make the food taste great. However, we also offer many foods without sucralose, therefore, you can be on the Protocol, achieve your weight objective and avoid consuming sucralose.
Yes, plain tofu is allowed on the Ideal Protein Protocol. Plain Tofu has about 7-8 grams of protein per ounce of raw product, so you will need about 3 to 4 ounces to create a meal. Be careful with some of the “flavored tofu” because they might have too many carbohydrates (total carbs should be less than 5 grams per serving). Ensure you read the nutrition facts before purchasing a product and if you have any doubts, speak with your Coach.