I have been on Medifast since Jan. You will want to talk to your doctor and watch your meds very close. My numbers dropped very fast. I am now off all meds. I eat all the food. I did the diabetic package the first month but from there on I ate which every one I wanted. Good luck, just keep your doctor posted...
Once, the dieticians told me that they consider all their packets diabetic friendly. So even tho I ordered the diabetic package at first, I just order what I want now. So that means if you try a recipe with any of the packets, use the log meal function and tally up the carbs to keep within the guidelines. That means 1/2 t baking powder or any seasonings. Remember, you get 3 condiments a day. Sometimes a recipe kills that for any other possibility that day.
One recipe you can do is the chips. All it uses is the COB soup or the COC or COT. I make mine by adding 1-1 1/2 T water to just the mix. It forms a thick paste. Plop it on parchment, put another piece on top and roll out thin. Micro for 1 min, turn over and micro another min.
As it cools, it will crisp up more. If it is not, micro another 30 sec. Experiment. Do a search for the chips, there are other methods people use but I like this one. So that's a recipe using none of your allotted condiments unless you have salsa with it!..
Thanks everyone - I saw my doctor yesterday and am sticking with the plan. Just need to know the what and how much I can add to spice it up a little. Not that I cannot eat the same thing over and over - just like a little variety once in a while...
I am a straight forward type of guy who is working and working out (treadmill and circuit training 3-5 x week).
I use shakes a LOT.
Use extra water (1 cup +) and 4-6 ice cubes plus flavoring (a litlle Davinci or Capella).
Mix in blender (have one at work and at home).
Use momentum green tea 2x most days.
Drink LOTS of water - probably 100 oz plus.
Start the day with a 12 oz glass plus.
Then every 2 hours repeat.
Use chile and crab soup - adding some cut up peppers to add substance.
Trying beef veggie next.
Would welcoem recipes and/or suggestions.
Bob ogus (pokerbob)..
Just check the recipe board ("Mmmmmm...recipes"), since all of us doing "low carb" with Medifast, you could probably use most of the posted recipes...