How long does Phase 1 last in the Medifast Diet?

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First of all How long does Phase 1 last in the Medifast Diet? Hoping for any comment. My other question... I just made my first packet of pudding....

It's currently in the fridge. How long does it typically take to get to that pudding like texture we're all so used to?.

I'm not really a pudding person, but I thought I'd go for it and ordered one box this time...

Comments (26)

I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the answer. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I discover an useful answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could assist you..

Comment #1

I leave it in there for 45 min to an hour. Or I do the freezer for 30. I love it..

Comment #2

It shouldn't be runny and you shouldn't have to wait for very long. Just like regular instant pudding, it's at a ready to eat stage within about 5 minutes. Leave it sit too long and you run the risk of it liquifying. That's my experience anyway...

Comment #3

Nope, not at all. As De said, the during the whisking it firms up. I would describe the consistency like a creamy mousse, a bit softer than your traditional pudding but certainly not runny...

Comment #4

Eating the pudding's a bit runny and lumpy. Clearly, I'm a pudding rookie. It actually doesn't taste that bad though. So, I can see how someone could really like it if they could perfect the creation process...

Comment #5

Get a mini whisk. It gets the lumps out of everything. You might also use a bit less water next time...

Comment #6

I love the pudding. Got a free packet in my first order. Yummy! Will be ordering more of that!..

Comment #7

My pudding goes runny if I put it in the fridge or freezer. It's best if I mix it thoroughly, let it sit on the counter for maybe 3 minutes, then eat...

Comment #8

I do not ever use the full 4 oz of water either....If I do...its a runny mess. And a whisk or mixing with a fork is a must! Also use the puddings to make a super thick shake!..

Comment #9

LOL, it wont ever be the REAL pudding texture...but I'm not complaining I like it...its ok...fills me up...had one today!..

Comment #10

I shake it in the Medifast shaker jar with chilled water and eat it right away- OR I make it into a really thick shake in the MB- If I have not had my healthy fat I put regular cream cheese OH MY YUM!..

Comment #11

I really like the vanilla pudding, even if it's a little lumpy, tastes like white cake batter to me. :-)..

Comment #12

I only eat the pudding as my morning coffee shake. I prefer the Vanilla but have done the chocolate to satisfy a craving. I make it with 8 oz cold coffee, a handful of ice, and a VIA packet. Super Coffee, creamy, goodness! One every morning! Hate all the shakes, hate the pudding (as pudding) but LOVE the pudding as shakes. ((HUGS))..

Comment #13

Pudding makes the best Frosty!! I put the ice in the magic bullet, shave it all up. Then, add the pudding mix and 1/2 cup water and mix until it gets to a Frosty like texture. Excellent!!..

Comment #14

I make mine in the Ninja. 1/2 cup water, pudding, ice.... soft serve.

Or something like it. And then you can eat it immediately..

Sometimes I whisk mine up in a bowl and refrigerate for up to 2 hours. Gets more solid and cold and pudding like...

Comment #15

Less water, mix w/a fork and put in the fridge. I usually plan ahead and make it the day before I'm going to eat it. I'm on a banana binge this week! I love the pudding...lumps and all!..

Comment #16

I make mine in the shaker cups. 4ozs of ICE cold water - add pudding swirl it around a few times - then shake shake shake - till I can shake no more. I do this in the am - put in fridge till normaly afternoon snack and it is perfect every time...

Comment #17

I've made mine with cold water 4 oz in the bullet in the morning, covered and refrigerated it until night. It was good, smooth & thick...

Comment #18

I agree don't like the shakes or pudding. BUT love coffee and miss it! so gonna try this as I have a whole box of pudding (minus one packet). Thanks for the suggestion!..

Comment #19

This is it! The magic bullet is great for, as you put it, shaving up the ice. I am using it all the time with shakes, pudding, etc. I also dilute everything a lot so it it is more quantity with lighter flavor...

Comment #20

I throw mine into the freezer for about 20 minutes and it's like a Frosty for me..

Comment #21

I've never gotten the hang of it as pudding. It's always been too runny (maybe it sat too long?) and then it grosses me out. But a pudding shake? MY FAVE!!..

Comment #22

I had mixed results until I used really cold water from a bottle in the refrigerator. I had been using cold tap water but noticed a real difference when the water was super ice cold. However, I agree about pudding shakes. They are delish!..

Comment #23

Hope you're as satisfied as I am with it! It's the perfect way to start the day!..

Comment #24

I love the chocolate pudding - but I find that the consistency really changes packet to packet and box to box. I always use a slightly scanty 1/2 cup of water to mix it up (with a mini-whisk) and then I put it in the fridge for at least 2 hours (and as long as 36 hours in some cases). It never really matters to me how thick it is - it is YUMMY and relatively thin to super thick works for me (although I have to wonder why it is so very different)...

Comment #25

I like it best as a shake- more water & ice- one of my favorites- sometimes I add decaf coffee instead of water to the chocolate one...

Comment #26

I use a bit less water and let mine sit in the fridge for a couple of hours. It gets nice and thick and so far I've never had a problem with it separating. I use a small whisk to mix it and I mix the bejeesus out of it, LOL!..

Comment #27

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