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Postby socalsss » May 18th, 2006, 10:37 pm

Hi everyone,
This forum is so motivating. I ordered a 2 week supply of Medifast to test it out. I have tried many diets and although everyone has had great results, its hard not to be skeptical so I hope this proves me wrong! I ideally am trying to lose 20 pounds in exactly 4 weeks so I am willing to follow the diet and do 30 minutes of cardio 5 days a week (I usually work out 3x as long 7 days a week).

I feel like 6 meals is a lot, has anyone had lesser meals and stil lost the maximum weight?

Thanks, keep posting!
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Postby Nicole81 » May 18th, 2006, 11:40 pm

Hello socalsss! I think you will actually enjoy medifast and YES you will be successful. It is important to get all 6 meals in everyday to get the nutrition you need. You are already consuming under 1000 cals a day with all the meals. At times it is a struggle to get all meals in but it is a little easier if you plan ahead.
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Postby PJinCali » May 19th, 2006, 12:32 am

Welcome SoCalsss!

This is the best place to get support while on the medifast program.

Good Luck with the program. Once you get past the first 4 days the rest is a breeze :D

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Postby dede4wd » May 19th, 2006, 12:33 am

Hi SoCalSSS,

Glad you got your supplies! If you want to, why don't you register at the bottom of the foum, it's free and you'll be able to see pictures, weight tickers, etc.

No, you won't lose weight faster by eating LESS MF meals, it will actually slow down your loss because the calories are so low anyway, bringing them lower will actually be WORSE!

Ask us any questions you need and we'll be here! I'm so happy you're starting and hope this is the plan that proves you wrong (in a good way!)

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Postby Serendipity » May 19th, 2006, 5:06 am

Hi Socalsss and welcome.

What dede said is true. Don't skimp on the meals. Less is not more in Medifast.

Six meals does sound like alot, but they are much smaller than we are used to and they are spaced out to keep our blood sugar level.

I would also like to add that it is recommended that you cut back on your exercise for at least 3 weeks at the beginning of your program to let your body adjust to the very low calorie level.
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Postby Elke » May 19th, 2006, 6:09 am

Hey socalsss, Welcome to the great place. I myself am just starting day 3, so far I am doing great. I look forward to watching you loose and become the person you want to be. :)
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Postby monz » May 19th, 2006, 6:15 am

:yippee: Welcome! Socalsss, glad to have you on board!! :wavie:

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Postby Ct. Yankee » May 19th, 2006, 9:56 am

Hi Socalsss, WELCOME!

Jo has given you wonderful advice. Trying to maintain the same level of exercise prior to Medifast, can possibly be harmful in the very beginning of the MF program due to a significant calorie cutback and a body adjusting to new change. Better to start slow, and enjoy the program, it is really great!

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Postby Mom23 » May 19th, 2006, 10:05 am

:wave: Welcome! You're going to do great! :kool: Stick around here when you need inspiration, encouragement and support! This is the best place around for being successful in your weight loss journey! :cheermed:
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Re: I Finally got my package

Postby socalsss » May 19th, 2006, 4:49 pm

Hi everyone! I feel soo much support! I will definitely register so I can reap the full benefits! Well, I'm on my first day, almost 3/4 of the way there and have only eaten 3 meals. I had to force myself to eat the 2nd meal maybe b/c I was occupied with other things, but once I got home to eat my 3rd meal I was starving afterwards!

Since I'm started my day late, does anyone know if its okay to have two meals in one sitting to make up for it? Then have my lean meal?
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Postby Ct. Yankee » May 19th, 2006, 5:04 pm


It is not recommended to eat two meals at one time. It is evening now and three supplements are a lot to have left to eat.
Depending on when you go to bed at night, you still could have a lean and green right now at 8pm, two hours later at 10pm, a supplement and at midnight, your last supplement. Might have to keep the Rolaids handy, though!

Try to get a much earlier start in the morning, and space the meals 2-3 hours apart. It is good to save one of your 5 meals on the L&G for afterward, during the evening. Only one bar a day, though, not recommended for the first meal or the last of the day. Hope this helps!

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Postby lifelovinaries » May 23rd, 2006, 1:35 pm

Just to let you know, the RTD's are a beautiful thing. You can grab one quickly and suck it down, just to fit in all of your meals. Keep them handy then you don't have to worry about stopping what you are doing to shake shake shake! Just sip from the RTD and before you know it you have fit in another meal. :eat:

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