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Postby RebeccaGB » August 5th, 2007, 7:28 pm

Hello everyone! Monday is my first day on Medifast and I'm ready to get rid of the extra weight I've been carrying around for the past 30 years.

I'd appreciate any advise you've got for getting through the first few days.

I look forward to getting to know all of you! :)
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Postby Mike » August 5th, 2007, 7:57 pm

The best advice is to stick to the plan. Eat every 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Read the Quick Start Guide and make sure that you understand what the processes are.

If you have any questions regarding anything, don't be afraid to ask. As you read through this board, you see that the folks on here are knowledgeable and helpful (and some of us a bit cookoo - just speaking for myself).

Make sure to register on the forum so you have access to the benefits of the forum (its free - just click register at the bottom).

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Postby bikipatra » August 6th, 2007, 3:30 am

Read and reread your Quickstart quide that came with your order. Drink lots of water, even if you're not used to it. It helps with the weight loss and keeps you full. Remember you can do anything for 2.5-3 hours! We're here for you!
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Postby bdg » August 6th, 2007, 9:35 am

Most important is don't let your "cravings of habit" get in the way of your success. You will soon see how well you can do when you put your mind to it.

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Postby nickieluv » August 6th, 2007, 11:37 am

I like what Brian said about 'cravings of habit.' YOU are in control, not the food, and not your old ways. If you haven't been to the Studio thread yet, check it out - real people are doing amazing things on this program. You can't help but be inspired in your weak moments!
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Postby DogMa » August 6th, 2007, 1:00 pm

Visit here often, and ask any questions you might have, even if you think they sound stupid. We've all been there, and we've all had our share of confusing moments.

Other than that, what everyone else said. And be prepared for your hunger to go away in a few days, and for your tastes to change so that the foods taste better to you after a short time. Find the products you like and eat them; don't suffer through the products that don't appeal to you.

And start budgeting some funds for smaller clothes, because you're going to need them! (Oh, and get a belt. Having your pants or shorts fall down unexpectedly seems to be a relatively common occurence around here.)

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Postby Guest » August 6th, 2007, 4:14 pm

The best early advice that helped me was the fact that it does get easier. The 1st 3-4 days or so are tough. At least for me. Then it gets better and better. Especiallly with the scale plummeting
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Postby holberry » August 6th, 2007, 4:18 pm

dont know why I came on as a guest. oh well.
another tip, during the 1st few weeks I felt a bit light headed. Boullion was the life saver there...
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