Good question... I dunno what is the answer. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I got an useful answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could give you an answer..
Are you cooking with the Medifast packets, or just adding the water/cook/shake etc.?.
I was in my 3rd or 4th week when I began to use a packet a day to make something else. The boards and Medifast support have lots of recipes for mutating the food. Creating a solid out of a soup, shake, soft serve or drink, and even adding a topping really helps me...
I was thinking the same thing...how the HECK am I gonna stay on this for more than a month?? I'm completely exhausted today and STARVING! Whenever I diet it's the always the same. I'm 100% fine and not hungry the first few days/week, then I feel like I could eat a truckload by week 2! I don't get it. Just frustrating...
Don't feel discouraged, as the people earlier posted it comes with the territory. However, you CAN change your mindset. I tell myself, "ok, so you want to go off plan, so what are you going to do? You're still going to have to plan your meals, and go through the effort of cooking." The.
Is the same, so why not just be OP?.
Just remember that this is a temporary stage, and soon enough you'll reach goal and make better choices. I tell myself I'm "training" to win the big race = learning how to eat and make right decisions about food..
This program is not just about "dieting" it's about learning how to eat right. Thinking about that will change your perspective a lot, as it did to me...
Ms. Foxy - I have been on Medifast on and off for over 2 years - so I feel your pain - def try some of the different recipes - and get creative with your lean and green - that really helps!..
I am at the end of week six and am sooooo PMS and irritable, I am really struggling today. My husband (also week 6 on MF) is jonesing for some cheats, and that doesn't help. Going strawberry picking tomorrow and will be making shortcakes for all but us, and THAT makes me grumpy (-er) too. I am aching for a day off but am not going to do it (if I can get through one hour at a time) because getting back on is so much worse than what I am experiencing now. But, I sure have lots and lots (oodles!) of empathy, Foxy..
I read a comment to a thread a few days ago that said something to this effect, "The time (days, weeks, months, year) is going to go by no matter what.. Whether you're losing weight or gaining it. So what you choose to do with the time as it passes is up to you." I may not have accurately quoted the person, but you get the idea.. This really put it into perspective for me. I figured it up and it could take me anywhere from 3-6mos to get to my goal weight. But whether I spend it losing the weight or I give up early, 3-6mos is still gona pass! And I really dont want to look back and regret my decisions, thinking about where I could be if I'd stuck to it.
It may not make the journey easy, but it definitely makes the decision to push through a no brainer!!.
Hope this helps.. Best of luck to you in your journey! I'm here if you need me!.
Very well said and exactly my point!! This is my biggest motivation...
The time piece is HUGE for me as well....
Another thing that has helped alot (I am new to Medifast but lost 65 lbs last year counting calories) is to think of food as fuel. Really living by the motto "eat to live rather then live to eat." There have also been studies that show that people who eat the same thing consistently are the ones who lose the weight but also keep it off. For me this has been true because my mindset about food has had to change. Funny how it all goes back to our heads and whats in them. Hope this helps!..