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Thread: medifast...anyone try it

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    Power Poster lynnie's Avatar
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    Thumbs up medifast...anyone try it

    Just got the stuff last week. It smells putrid, and everyone of the packets takes yuckky.it all has the same underlying flavor. Some of thebars are o.k. but the rest is aweful.
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    So... is it just me?

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    Sorry, I was so put off by the sales pitch that I walked away. I'm glad I did now, after reading your post!

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    Years ago I did Medifast and lost the weight and kept it off for a few years. After a few days you get over some of the taste. Hang in there.

    mltquilt

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    Thanks for the encouragement.
    It smells and tastes sooooooo badddddddd

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    lynnie, about four years ago my dh and I did Medifast. I was so excited. There were many of the "foods" we didn't like and some we liked and ate and enjoyed. In a year or so my dh lost 40 lbs. and I lost 80 lbs. I love how I looked yet I noticed my hair was thinning out. Well after awhile like most "diets" I wanted to eat some REAL foods again. You can guess the end of the story. I ended up putting most of it back on. I was so sad because I had given away all of the plus size clothes I had that were really beautiful to a friend and a relative. Then I found myself big again and wishing I had kept the clothes. But at the time of my losing the weight I thought for sure that I could continue to do Medifast the rest of my life. I know about their maintenance plan but still following Medifast didn't really change my "thinking" which is what I REALLY needed.

    I didn't like how their prices kept going up for the boxes of items too. I'm not cheap but the cost was getting crazy.

    Maybe you will do better than we did and lose the weight and then have learned to eat right...but I really didn't learn a thing while following their plan.

    Now I am doing "The Lord's Table" and that has been a blessing. I am losing the weight slowly but it has meaning and I know why I am losing it and how. It isn't something I go "on" then "off".



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    Have you looked into Spark People? www.sparkpeople.com

    I think most people have better luck with learning to eat the right amounts of real food and exercising. And it is free!
    "Be brave enough to be who you really are.

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    A couple of years ago I won a basket full of the stuff. Most of the products are made with soy and I am not a soy person. The best way to weight loss is porportions and small snacks inbetween. Might not lose a lot at a time but every pound counts.

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    Everything we eat must be in the correct portion size. Most of us eat two or three times the amount of a portion size at every meal. Portion control is how most of those diet plans work, when we go off of them we go right back to what we were eating before because they don't teach us what we really need to know.

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    I did Ideal Protein.... it's pricy but well worth it. Liked 95% of the products

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    I did Medifast for four months about 10-12 yrs ago....I lost 30 pounds and lots of hair. My neighbor had hair loss too. Now at age 71 my hair is really showing the thinness.

    I've recently been on Weight Watchers for 4 months, lost 15 pounds and learned to eat healthier. Never hungry, but eat more fruits and veggies and less stuff with sugar and flour, it's much easier to change your eating habits than diet and binge in my opinion.

    Hubby belongs to Smart People and it's very similar to WW except you count calories instead of points, and it will give you much more info. He watches his potassium, magnesium, cholesterol, protien, calcium and more. And best of all it's free.

    I do grocery shop much smarter and compare labels, watch calories, etc.

    Good luck to you whatever method you use....just make sure you're getting good nutrition or under a Dr. care.

    Viv

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    Quote Originally Posted by vhord620 View Post
    Hubby belongs to Smart People
    Is this the same as "SparkPeople" as Elise mentioned above, or is this a completely different program?

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    I tried it - once - and you're right, it was beyond awful. I am very sensitive to smells and that stuff smells BAD - all of it! I even bought a cookbook that's supposed to help you "dress it up" with different spices - still awful. That odor and the aftertaste never quite goes away. YUCK YUCK Just thinking about it makes me want to barf!

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    Yes, I think Elise meant Spark People. There's also a Spark People book that tells you about their entire program - I have it on my Kindle.

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    I joined Thrive Weight Loss, their website is www.thriveweightloss.com about 4 years ago and lost 60 lbs and 30 plus inches. I went from a very tight size 16 to a size 6-8. I kept the weight off for 3 years, but life got in the way this year and I have gained about half of it back. So, as of today I will start the program again.

    They teach you to eat the correct combinations of food, you can do classes on line. If you tcannot join in the class you can watch it later as the video is stored for you. I did not buy the supplements they use, I just followed the eating habits. It is really a great program and it works.

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    I signed up for spark people thank-you for the info. and I hope I can do it.

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    Most everyone I know that did a liquid diet, including Medifast, eventually gained back the weight... hate to be a downer, but that is how it is. It's hard to relearn eating habits and reintroducing solids , but not snacks requires more disipline than most of us have. I had Gastric Bypass Surgery not quite 3 years ago. I have gained back some... but I'd do it again in a minute. Although some of the weight has come back, my diabetes numbers and blood pressure have stayed low. Lose hair to due to malnutrition. Try taking biotin and zinc. I actually have more hair than before (but it was pretty thin to start with)

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    Lynnie,
    No matter what, losing weight and not gaining it back is sooooooo hard. Sending lots of good thoughts your way! Sometimes just making the decision to participate in any weightloss program makes you feel better and able to stick with it.
    Blessed Be
    Darlene

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    Thanks all of you. I met dotcomdtcm for lun h yesterday. So proud of my self. Brought most home for dh and ate small bites. It took me lonver to eat that than a turkey dinner.
    medifast is the worst stuff on the planet. The woman said you dont have to go on maintence, coz you keep it off. Yeah, till you eat regular food.
    yuckky stuff.

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    Lol sounds like the trick is to make food completely unappetizing.

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