I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I bump into an answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could answer your Medifast question..
Hang in there! It won't be worth it to go off-plan. Did you go over the 45 minute rule?..
Thanks for your notes. I have a snack (soy crisps) with my lunch and, although I would love another, know it would throw my carbs out of range..
I only did 30 minutes, which isn't unusual, so I really don't know why I am so very, very hungry...
It just happens, I think, and it isn't predicatable!.
I've found I need to have a Medifast shake (specifically a shake dunno why LOL) 30 minutes before I exercise. And I make sure I have another Medifast meal about 1 hour after exercise. That seems to curb things!..
Last week when I started...I didn't feel this was enough food for me...but than I realized I wasn't eating a fruit at dinner... My mistake I became preoccupied and haven't signed up until today for support. I feel more satisfied now...lesson learned...lol!.
I understand completely...I drink more water before a meal and snack it helps too..
Unless you're on the diabetic plan there is no fruit allowed while on MF...
Hello...In the Lean and Green section there is a category for fruit you can choose from. I am borderline diabetic and I did specify when I ordered my meals for a diabetic approach to loose weight..
I'm Sorry! I didn't mean to falsely give out information.....
Thanks for clarifying, Kimber..
Just a note from someone who was/is also borderline diabetic (as told to me by my doctor). I do not follow the diabetic 4+2+1 plan. I have not had fruit since July. I follow 5&1 and do OK most days keeping cravings and fake hunger pangs at bay. In fact, many times I'm not hungry, so that's when I make one of the drinks. I have ordered samples of the diabetic shakes, and they were OK, but I like the others ones a bit more.
I am taking metformin, but I don't think this helps (my doctor does). I think losing weight and keeping carbs under control is what has helped my glucose get below 99 for the first time in like 15 years. It was as high as 116, which is when my doctor said I was pre-diabetic and put me on metformin..
I hope you share more of your experiences (as I just did). That's what this board is for and we can learn a lot from each other on this journey...
If you find the fruit on the Diabetic plan is working for you and you are satisfied with your weight loss, then keep doing what you are doing!.
If you would like to lose faster, since you are not diagnosed diabetic (and even if you are, the 5&1 is fine for you!) then follow the 5&1 plan..
Wishing you the best success!..
Wow...leesalogic...I have a lot to learn with this program...I am under the Medifast 5 & 1 Plan for Diabetes...I must of misread the one and I ate fruit when I am not supposed to yet...whoops! When I am in my transition phase after I reach my goal weight than I can have fruit. So, that is nice to know for later.
I am not normally a ditz....
I'm not on medication for the pre-, but I am on medication for my other health problems. I have Seronegative RA and fibro since 10 years ago. Exercise is literally a pain and recovery time takes a while. The chronic pain every day takes my energy a way. I try to be positive considering....
CONGRADS for how well your doing on the program!! 61 lbs is amazing.
Keep in touch and it was very nice to meet you!.
Sending you back more success and support to everyone!!..
RA and fibro..
What a sucker punch you've got going there. I have friends with fibro and I know they have a very difficult time with pain management. Here's hoping Medifast can relieve some of your symptoms!..
Kimber - I totally feel your pain. Literally. I've had fibro for over 15 years, and while I don't have RA, I do have OA in just about every joint in my body. I was very pleased to find that my fibro flare-ups diminished considerably in both frequency and duration during 5&1. Hang in there and know that there are many others here that suffer through firbo and are still successful. For now, keep your exercise to a minimum.
That was mostly what I did. Walked and rode my bike. The mild exercise, while it can hurt during, actually helps the pain, or so I've found, in the long run...
I'm another fibro person, coupled with CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome). There's a thread for MF-ers with fibro in the special conditions forum. I did the first four months or so of the program without any additional exercise, and just added it back in at the end of January. But despite a LOT of external stressors over the past few months, my flare-ups have gone down on the program and my sleep quality has gotten better, too. Hang in there!..