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Postby Guest » March 1st, 2007, 12:01 pm

Hello everyone. I have been lurking here for a while and finally decided to pop in and say hello. I have tried Medifast in the past and it didn't work for me. But I think the concept of eating Medi meals 5 times a day and one healthy meal is a great formula for weight loss. I just think that I personally have been dieting for so long that my metabolism is broken, and maybe I am at a point where I can't lose weight anymore. It feels like my body knows oh hell, here comes another diet, lets just resist this one too. I have tried EVERYTHING, any diet pill, plan, injection, whatever one may see on tv I have tried, with Zero success.
I am not even a yo-yo dieter. I mean at least yo-yo dieters get to feel the satisfaction of losing weight at some point, me- nothing. I have been holding steady between 185-193 for YEARS. I never get below that number and I just don't know what to do. I wanna try Medifast again, but it is expensive and I just feel like I am going to fail again and wate my money. I work pay check to pay check and I can't just throw that kind of money away again. I did everything right, I stayed on for appx 2 months w/o cheating and nothing. I know I should of at least lost 5 pounds within that time frame, or something!!!!! I feel like just giving up and accepting this body that god has given me.
What am I doning wrong. Can someone give me their opinion??? Maybe I should go to the Dr. and get my thyroid checked? I heard that can affect people's weight loss if it is over/under active. Any opinions would be greatly appreciated. Thx!
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Postby MusicalMomma » March 1st, 2007, 12:18 pm

I would say it's definitely time to see a doctor. I would advise seeing a bariatric specialist too. Best wishes on acheiving your goal :)
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Postby DogMa » March 1st, 2007, 12:20 pm

If you truly followed the plan correctly for two months and lost no weight at all, I would definitely suggest talking to your doctor. That's extremely unusual. But are you SURE you were following the plan correctly? Lots of people make mistakes, or misunderstand some of the rules, in the beginning.

As for the money, at least you would be spending it on healthy food and not on pills or injections or whatever else you've done in the past that hasn't worked.

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Postby Mike » March 1st, 2007, 12:27 pm

I would ask you a few basic questions:1) Were you on the 5+1 or the 6-0? 2) Did you drink plenty of pure water? 3)Did you space the medi meals appropriately 4)If on the 5-1 did you follow the guidelines properly? 6)Do you have any of the conditions that contraindicate the program (we don't call it a diet because it is a lifestyle, not a diet) 7)Did you go off plan and then back on while trying to follow the plan.

All of these things could be reasons why it didn't work for you in the past. Also, as you said, you have tried lots of things and the changes in your eating plan may have done something to your system that could affect your bodies metabolism to change. I would definitely check with your doctor (with this plan you need to be under a Dr.'s care anyhow).

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Postby Jan » March 1st, 2007, 6:43 pm

Hi there,
First I would head to the Dr. The Dr. can check your thyroid and any other thing that may affect weight loss, medications etc. It is very very unusual for someone to follow the plan exactly for two months and not part with even a pound. Mike is right .. did you drink lots and lots of water?? The lack of water can slow you right down. Plus, did you eat all your meal replacements?? Many people think if they just skip one or two ... they are following the program and should lose even faster... WRONG... you MUST eat all the replacements. Otherwise your body will go into starvation mode and refuse to part with any weight at all. Your metabolism may be very slow ( see what your Dr. says). A good way to speed it up a bit is after the third week on program start walking a bit. That should get you going. Don't do heavy excercise though because that again can slow you. Check with your Dr. and then make the decision.
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