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Postby webnome » March 13th, 2006, 8:40 am

I'm a 25 year old man starting medifast for the second time in my life. I lost 20 pounds in 20 days the first time but then I caved and couldn't continue. (Actually didn't want to continue) I hope this time I can stay on as I really need to lose about 100 pounds and break my food addiction. I stumbled upon this site and read some posts by hyperion that really encouraged me to start back up. I can see this site being very encouraging to me and I hope I can encourage others as well. I am not doing the 5 and 1 but the full fast. I am going to try to hang on for a month on the full fast and see where I'm at then. I'm starting out at 285 and hope to get down 185 or so. I have a few questions though. I like to hike at a nearby park that has about 5 miles worth of trails, currently I have been walking about 2 miles and I love it. Can I continue to do this on the full fast? Also someone told me that you can eat all the venison you want in the 5 and 1 plan, I have not read that or heard that anywhere else. Thank you for reading this.
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Postby Ginabobina1969 » March 13th, 2006, 9:55 am

Welcome aboard!
Hyperion is quite inspirational! As are so many people "round these parts" :)

If your planning on doing the full fast, please be sure to see your Dr first as the full fast is to be overseen by a physician.

If you have trouble with the full fast, really consider the 5 & 1 from everything I have read...you lose weight at pretty much the same rate and you much less "deprived" because your able to have real food along with delicious medi-meals.

I am sure a health advisor will be along soon to answer your question regarding venison..but I did a little googling and here is what I found:
5 oz of venison- 10.1 g fat, 4.8 g sat fat, 114 mg cholesterol, 107 mg sodium, 0 carbs, 30.9g protein, 0 sugar, 15.6 mg calcium, 468.6mg potassium.
Maybe the health advisor or someone more knowledgable than me can let you know if the venison passes or fails..lol

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Postby aphrael » March 13th, 2006, 10:03 am

Welcome to the boards!

Medifast is great, and so easy once you have the mindset to stick with it. I switch between the full fast and the 5+1, as do a buch of others. Some days you just don't feel like cooking the lean and green, the two plans are interchangable. Either way you should cheek with a doctor in the begining.

Venison is fine for your lean and green, I will leave it to one of the health advisiors to let you know if the portion is 5 or 7 oz. I am sure that it is not an all you can eat food :) Not even the free snacks are considered an as much as you want all you can eat thing. The only thing that falls into that catagory is WATER. Just remember that part of the lean and green is learning portion control.

Good luck and enjoy shaking your way to thinnville.

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Postby lauradr » March 13th, 2006, 10:11 am

webnome, Welcome :D
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Postby Patti » March 13th, 2006, 3:40 pm

I did a search on vension and here is what Nancy said:

"After looking at the nutritional profile of venison I would recommend treating it as red meat and have about a 5 ounce serving of venison." "As per the nutritionist at Medifast and Take Shape for Life, "use about a 5 ounce portion of venison."

Hope this helps.

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Postby Nancy » March 13th, 2006, 3:44 pm

Hidy Ho, Webnome ~

We're glad to have you along with us on the journey to optimal health! Venison is fine for the Lean and Green meal, the portion size is 5 ounces - it is treated as a red meat. Be sure to eat it with 1.5 cups of cooked vegetables from the Medifast-approved list or a small green salad with low fat dressing.

Terry and I just met with some of our clients that haqve lost 153 pounds between the two of them and they look awesome! You'll feel great, too.

It's fine for you to continue to hike - it sounds like you have been doing so for a while now. You may need to take it a little slower the first few weeks on the program and be sure to keep well-hydrated.

Your doctor may want to have a copy of the program so she/he is familiar with the plan you selected.
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Postby Hyperion » May 7th, 2006, 7:30 pm

Eh I just sumbled onto that old thread while doing a search. Thanks webnome and Gina for the kind comments!

Webnome, you've only posted one message, but if you still navigate thourhg this forum sometimes, come on in and say hi! I'd be happy to chat with you! :D
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