I just concluded week 2 of my Medifast journey and happy to report I am down another 3.6 lbs (for a loss of 10.2 lbs in 2 weeks)! I have been active every single day. I tracked 10.8 miles walking but I’d say it was more like 15+ miles since I didn’t track while shopping at outlets or how far I walked while at Amalie Arena (for a hockey game).
This week I had to remind myself to eat, I haven’t been very hungry and sometimes just forget. I’ve been using MyWellness Dashboard faithfully and if it wasn’t for that, I would have missed a few meals. (This tool is explained below).
I conquered a big obstacle this week. My family made a day trip to watch a Tampa Bay Lightning game (NHL). I REALLY wanted a beer, but obviously alcohol is NOT an option. Instead, I had water and lots of it. I also walked around the entire arena several times before the game and during intermissions. The real challenge was trying to find my lean and green meal! I opted for chicken soft tacos and only ate the meat and veggies on top (no tortillas). I know it was most likely higher in sodium than tacos I’d make at home, but given the food choices it was definitely the best one.
I’m not going to lie, there were a few times I found myself really frustrated this week. I started breaking up my lean and green meal and that has helped. I’ve been enjoying an egg white vegetable omelet in the mornings then eating a smaller amount of protein in the evenings.
So here’s my breakdown so far:
Week 1: Down 6.6 lbs
Week 2: Down 3.6 lbs
TOTAL LOSS: 10.2 lbs (19.8 lbs to go)!
I’ve been receiving a lot of questions about Medifast so I wanted to share a little more about the 5 & 1 plan.
Is Medifast safe?
Yes! The Medifast Program was developed by doctors and is clinically proven to be safe and effective for weight loss.
What is the Medifast 5 & 1 plan?
Each day, you enjoy five Medifast meals and prepare one “lean and green” meal that consists of a lean protein and 3 non-starchy vegetables. The Lean & Green™ Meal can be enjoyed any time of day—breakfast, lunch, dinner, or in-between—whatever works best for YOUR schedule. Dividing the meal into two portions and eating half of it at a time is also fine. You must drink at least 64 ounces of water per day.
The Medifast 5 & 1 Plan® creates a fat-burning state in your body while keeping you feeling full, so you can lose weight quickly while preserving muscle tissue. Click here to get familiar with the 5 & 1 plan quick start guide.
Will I get sick of eating the same foods?
Medifast has over 70 different foods to choose from. The variety of flavors and textures help keep me satisfied. There are quite a few new products since I was on plan a few years ago, so I cannot wait to try them and share my thoughts.
Do I have to count calories, points, and/or carbs?
NO! Medifast is a simple plan to follow with no guesswork! All Medifast Meals have a similar nutritional profile and are interchangeable (except the Maintenance Bars; limit yourself to one per day while on the Medifast 5 & 1 Plan®).
Is there a resource to keep you organized while on Medifast?
Yes! The new MyWellness Dashboard lets you track meals, exercise, water intake, weight, measurements, sleep, and so much more! This tool makes it easy to take good care of yourself! I am tracking everything!
I am a busy person, is Medifast a lot of work?
Obviously, Medifast takes dedication and focus. YOU must have the right mindset for success. I personally do not think it’s a lot of work since meals are portable (meals and are either ready to eat right out of the package or mix easily with water). It is a convenient weight-loss plan. Your lean and green meal can be prepared at home, you can opt for a Medifast Lean & Green Meals or you can order it in a restaurant (just follow the Medifast guidelines if you are going out to eat).
What happens after I hit my goal weight? How can I be successful at keeping it off?
Once you achieve your weight loss goals and are ready to transition, Medifast has a new Healthy Living Program called the 3-2-1 Plan! The plan is simple and offers their new Thrive by Medifast™ bars, shakes, and smoothies. Thrive by Medifast™ healthy fuelings are designed to help you maintain your weight while providing the nutrition your body needs for a healthy life.
I am SO EXCITED about the 3-2-1 Plan and cannot wait to be at that point (once I achieve my goal weight)! This will be my key for keeping the weight off this time!
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See website for complete details on program and discounts. Consult your physician before beginning a weight-loss program.”
Disclosure: I receive free product in order to evaluate and comment on my experiences on the Medifast Program. Medifast products and the Medifast Program are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. Any medical improvements noted while on the program are related to weight loss in general, and not to Medifast products or programs.