It was a road map….you go from P2 being so so strict and then you are almost given too much freedom with P3…okay no sugars and starches, but what is a healthy way to eat that?
I’ve been on many many diets but none go from strict strict strict to just following two rules, and with so much diet food on the market, you can find yourself lost. And actually sometimes making it harder on yourself.
P3 to life’s recipes were all DELICIOUS and I realized that I could have a lot of flavors (roasted tomatoes, who knew!?!)and yumminess (my whole family loved the smoothies) in my P3 and still follow protocol and actually even continue to lose and stabilize lower than my last injection weight.
This was my first P3 ever, but I really hesitated even trying HCG because I was afraid that it would destroy my metabolism. I knew I could do P2 because it’s temporary, but every other diet has caused me to gain more weight back. My doctor kept urging me to go on this diet, and until I went through your P3, I really didn’t have the confidence that I could truly change my eating habits, but I see myself doing it.
I didn’t feel deprived in P3, and my scale was very very stable, which is what I freaked out about. I’m a yo-yo dieter, and gaining back the weight scares me more than not losing weight.
P3tolife gave me real confidence that I can really lose this weight permanently. And incorporate these meals into our family’s life realistically.
I used the original program with tweaks….I cook for my family and one thing that I don’t like about dieting and what I was really afraid of with HCG was having to cook multiple meals for my family. We also are on a tight budget because we are a one income family.
What I loved about this program was that recipes allowed me to cook and cover multiple meals. I often would double or triple the recipe to feed my entire family.
My family really loved all the recipes, and I really took pride in cooking again.
My daughter and I are also dairy and egg free. I loved that most of the recipes were dairy or limited dairy. I also played with recipes to make the mug bread egg free and used some of our own favorite ingredients.
My kids loved the dessert smoothies, and to make things easier for them, I would make a big batch of smoothies and then freeze them. My kids eat them as popsicles or we blend them back up with water (for me) or some nut or coconut, goat, or cow milk for them.
I lost 19 lbs net during P2, and then continued to lose and keep off an additional 5-7 lbs for a total of 24-26 total.
I was able to stay between 5-7 lbs under my LIW for an entire month after I stopped injections with little difficulty as long as I followed this program.
I even ate out a few times and stayed within 2-4 lbs of my lowest weight. I easily corrected this by eating strictly on P3 for 2-3 days. I only did one steak day, and that was after I had introduced sugars and starches back in and went a little overboard.
I felt portions were more than adequate. I did find that I didn’t eat as much at the beginning of P3, but by the end of the 3rd week, I was eating the full portions. I would usually Triple the recipes for our family of 4 (I have two girls ages 5 and 9), and my husband and I usually had plenty of leftovers for two meals.
The food was DELISH! Seriously, every single one of the recipes was yummy and not diet yummy, real food yummy. There also was a diverse amount of recipes, so it forced me to step out of my comfort zone and try new genres of food, which I think helped a lot with my relationship with food.
For example, I rarely eat Thai and have never cooked it, but your chicken curry was yummy! Our family tends to get in a rut and cook the same stuff, and changing it up kept food interesting and delicious.
I’m mostly a stay at home mom and an owner of a small photography business. I cook for my entire family and really try to only cook one meal for our entire family.
My girls dance 3 nights a week, so we are usually away from home during dinner on those nights. I was able to pack these dinners to eat on the go.
I even packed my meals for a birth I photographed. I was able to pack a cooler and keep meals in my car. The meal plans helped me precook and prepare foods so I was able to stay on plan even when I was called away to a birth.
This is my first P3, but I have struggled in the past with other diets. I think what has been different with this program is that the food is delicious and has lots of variety. I didn’t have time to get stuck in a rut and wish for other foods that are off plan.
A lot of these recipes tasted like some of my favorite restaurant foods but were simple to cook and didn’t have a ton of special ingredients.
I also loved being able to check in with you and listen to videos.
You are super realistic about life and addressed many of my fears, apprehensions, and feelings about food. Then you paired the support with a plan that is realistic to follow, so there wasn’t a lot of need to cheat. I had emotional support along with yummy simple recipes.
That I kept losing weight! I was expecting to have to make corrections and do steak days, and that my P3 would have to last a lot longer, but I was super happy to be able to stabilize quickly and even lose more weight! I’m excited that I get to start round 2 before summer time and keep up my momentum because I have a lot of weight to lose.
The Chili Verde was amazing! My husband is still enjoying leftovers
And my whole family loves the Blackberry Lime Zinger smoothie. We froze them in egg molds for Easter Sunday, and everyone loved them. And it’s the number one request from my girls.
P3 is too important to leave to uncertainty. If you are looking for guidance and support, I highly recommend it.
I know I would have been lost and made a lot more mistakes without the support of P3tolife.
I used Rx for injections from Koshland Pharmacy prescribed to me by my doctor.
My next round, my doctor is now mixing the solution in-house, so I was able to pick it up the day before I started injections.