The answer is Yes, but... you might wanna make sure and wait for someone else here to confirm it as I am on the fence. Better yet, why don't you ask the Medifast guys because they can assist you better...
I know exactly how you feel! My chiropractor told me that if I feel like that again to just have an additional Medifast meal because at least they are balance properly and you will still stay in the fat burning zone. Don't be too hard on yourself. Just find out what you can causatively do to help yourself out. One thing that has helped me is the dieter's blend from Teavana. It helps to control the appetite. I have one cup in the morning and the re-steep the tea to have with lunch. Good luck!..
No, you are not the only one who struggles in this way. Everyone in my house knows that if I say, "get that away from me, please!," I mean business!.
Carbs can be an addiction and especially difficult to deal with in the early Medifast days. I can promise you if you stick to the program, things WILL get easier...take it from an Italian carboholic!.
Pick yourself up, shake yourself off and get back OP. Do not allow this slip to define you. You are here for a reason and you can make it. Remind yourself of the reasons you chose MF, have some water (or a diet soda...the bubbles seem to help me feel full when I am weak!). Next time the cravings hit, remember this experience and take control: have that shake early if you need it. If you really can't handle things, go to bed.
If it gets really, really bad...reach for a portion of your lean a bit early. On bad days, I pull out three egg whites in the morning and either subtract that from my LG or call them my optional snack (I personally cannot do any form of carbs as an optional snack or it makes things worse)..
You came here for support, which is another good choice you can pull from your bag of tricks if it happens again. Instead of waiting until after the craving gets the best of you, come here first and say "help! talk me down!" It works, it really does! With your DH leaving for Afghanistan, you could probably use this support. I can only imagine the stress and why it would make carb cravings more difficult..
You can do this. Hugs!..
I just started Medifast today so I can't say much as far as will power is concerned but I can guarantee you that you are not and will not be the only person that goes through moments like this. I can bet I will have a few of these moments myself. Especially with my being in deep depression right now. Food is my therapist..
So trust me when I tell you if the road to weight loss was so easy then this program or any other for that matter would not exist. All I can tell you is to be easier on yourself and know that this too shall pass and you will get better at your self control. This is a process and not an easy one at that so a slip up here and there is to be expected - even more so since you are still in the beginning stages.
It is not the end of the world and.
Get right back on the Medifast wagon and head on towards your goal..
Also, the fact that your husband is going to Afghanistan will make it even harder for you to stay on track but just remember to use the tools you have here on MyMF as well as your personal support system. Although, I am new to this (today being my first day) I am here if you need to talk to someone...
May I strongly suggest "Dr A's Habits of Health" to help you understand the underlying causes why we do this to ourselves. The book (and also the companion workbook: "Living a Longer Healthier Life") was written by Dr Wayne Scott Anderson who is/was the Medical Director of Medifast. The book is Medifast oriented and has helped me considerably to understand my eating habits (or obsessions! LOL).
Also I learned this from teflonpaladin: "ALWAYS have a plan. FOCUS on your reasons "WHY" you're doing this, and why you want to lose weight and regain health. Make a conscious DECISION to stick to the plan.".
And also this which I have posted on my desk: "You can stick 100 percent on plan if you keep your focus, folks - if you can avoid a craving for 10 minutes you can beat it - believe in yourself, and you can move mountains!".
All the best to you as we continue our Medifast journey to GOAL!.
HUGS - Margaret..
Your chiropractor gave you bad advice. An extra Medifast meal can easily put you over 100 carbs and throw you out of ketosis, which will make you hungrier...
I talked to my mom and she laughed at me (not in a bad way). She told me that she'd heard this tone in my voice before and knows it well. "You're just hormonal, honey!" She reminded me that I've been dealing with a lot and that it's all just catching up with me. "Rest! Take it easy on yourself! This will pass in a day or two and you'll be rarin' to go again before the weekend.".
Thank you all for letting me know that I'm not alone. I went back and reread all of my own blog posts. I just have to get through two days and I'll be back on track. I reminded myself of how proud I'll be once I get through this tough time without falling "off the wagon"..
And just when I was really ready to give up for the day, my dh brought in the mail. In there was a bracelet that I bought myself for reaching my first goal last week..
Things still suck at the moment, but I know that I just need to ride out this storm..
Again, thank you for letting me vent before I hit the fridge. I needed that distraction...
I completely understand your frustration with your daughter. If my daughter told me to have some self-control... I'd probably tell her to get her own place, pay for her own phone, and all that! Totally uncalled for..
I second the idea to read Habits of Health.... hope you find your answers! And I'm glad your mom gave you some emotional support. Yay for mom!..
To finally BE different, you must DO different. Just because "one bite" has completely derailed you in the past doesn't mean it has to this time. THIS time is different. YOU can feel it, I know you can. So gather every ounce of strength left in you and just MAKE YOUR NEXT MEAL A MEDIFAST MEAL..
Keep telling yourself you are bound to fail, however, and fail you will..
Wishing you the best success...