Starting to lose the Medifast faith...

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I am really starting to get discouraged. I am on day 11. I am getting sick of the food and dread eating now. I hate the soups and the only shake I like is chocolate. I feel like I should be losing more weight since I have only lost 2 pounds in the past week. I am not even done with my second week and I feel like I'm not losing enough.

Just getting very discouraged, sorry for the rant...

Comments (22)

Try to remember why you started the plan. 2lbs. is great! The food is like medicine; it may not always go down easy but it's good for you. Now you know what you like and can order only those items next time. hang in there!..

Comment #1

Have you tried new things with the food? Making a shake cake? Adding some sugar free syrup to your shakes?..

Comment #2

I hated the soups too - then I found out on the recipe thread all the the yummy things you can do with them! Don't like Cream of Tomato? Mix it with 3 tbsp of water and a dash of garlic, then spread it out thin in a pie plate and microwave it for 2 to 3mins - it comes out as a crispy flat bread that tastes like chips - SO MUCH better than the soup - in fact, I've started craving the bread!.

And your weight loss is totally in the normal range. It may seem to be going slower than others, but most of the people who have a high weekly loss also have 100 to 200 pounds or more to lose. Are you measuring yourself? Sometimes that shows you more progress than the scales do. In fact, I would suggest not even weighing yourself for a couple of week and just try to relax and focus on getting into a groove with the program, cause those numbers can really mess with you and become negative about the program, which makes it that much harder to stay committed..

Above all, don't give up! Medifast works - there are thousands of success stories out there that prove it and if you can just resolve yourself to stick with it, you'll be one of them too!..

Comment #3

Hi there! I'm not sure of what you are eating on a daily basis, your calorie count, your carbs, if you are exercising or not, and if TOM is close by...BUT this plan does work as written. If you are following the plan - I promise you will lose weight! I hope you are able to get your mind refocused NOW before you decide to get tired of the food, possibly make excuses why this plan doesn't work and quit all together, etc. etc. I would suggest posting to Nutrition Support. It could be as simple as having too many condiments or not getting all of your water in. Try to think of why you want to lose weight, use the Medifast packets as fuel for your body rather than focusing on the "bad taste" or the "boredom" etc because if you start looking at your program as the glass half empty rather than full, you won't succeed.

Plain and simple. I want you to succeed. You CAN DO THIS.....if I can do it, anyone can! Please feel free to PM if I can help, but definitely find out what's going on with Nutrition Support, log your meals and everything that goes in your mouth, etc. Maybe even stay away from the scale... Good luck - I wish you much success!!!!.

PS - I just saw that you have a total of 20 pounds to lose....??? Is that right? You've lost 7 in two weeks? Umm, sorry - but you are all ready almost 1/3 of the way to goal! HA!! You are doing great! Of course if you are all ready thin, the last 10-15 pounds is what takes the longest - or so I have heard. PLEASE stick with it...even 1-2 pounds a week and you can be at goal in no time!!!!! I have 18 left to go and I'm counting on at least 9-10 weeks, and if I make it sooner than that - great - if not, I will stay focused and get to goal when my body is ready...QUITTING is just not an option! YOU CAN DO THIS!..

Comment #4

Hi Tuxedo,.

I think we've all been where you are....just as it starts to become routine, I wavered a bit but decided that if others on here could do it, there's no reason why I can't..

I don't like the soups either, so I don't eat them. Now and then I make something out of them but I really don't care for the taste in any form..

On the other hand, I love the oatmeal and I eat them almost exclusively..

I lose about 2 lbs a week on average and am happy for it! The cumulative result is what matters..

I have to say though, this plan isn't for everybody. But it is for those who can power through the slow times. Why not give it another week or so and see if you can get past this? As Tracy said, it really does work (check out her success photos!!).

Good luck to you..


Comment #5

It looks as if Tracy isn't the only successful one,(she has done a fantastic job!),,,look at KarenB,,almost to second goal!! Two great examples of those who hang in there, struggles and all. I hope you can see your way thru to goal! Best wishes!..

Comment #6


Try some of these recipes.There are shake cakes, oatmeal muffins, soup chips...Anything you need to do to "spice it up", do! Don't quit. Do this for yourself and that beautiful baby in the picture...

Comment #7

Thanks so much for the support. I was having a rough night last night. I guess I was hoping it would be easier then what it is. I am still hanging in there. Part of the problem is I went to meeting last night and they had all these chips, chocolate dipped strawberries, etc. When I told them I was on a diet they thought I was crazy and kept asking if I wanted something, it was rough..

Thanks for the recipes, that will help a lot..


Comment #8

I think there's a transition period on the Medifast plan that is purely psychological. Most of us who struggle with our weight have emotional attachments to food. Food is our lover, our best friend, the only thing we can count on. We turn to food to celebrate, to heal wounds, to manage boredom and stress. Medifast meals do not provide that. For me, it was a big step to realize that for as long as I was on the plan, food was not going to be a source of fulfillment in my life.

But it's a step worth taking, it really is! Think of the empowerment! A couple of weeks ago I had one of those horrible, terrible, no-good, very bad days, but at the end of it I realized that at NO POINT in that day did the thought of potato chips or cake run through my head. Not once. Somehow, I had made it through the day, and I realized that I had effected a fundamental change in my relationship with food. It's a very necessary shift to truly be successful in the long haul..

So like Eal said, the food is medicine. It's keeping your nourished. It's not making you happy, being your friend, or calming your anxiety. That's something you have to do for yourself from now on...

Comment #9

Easy? No. Simple, yes, but not always easy. But I've never known of anything in life worth having that was easy to get.

Hang in there Jen! You are doing great and I believe you will soon find your Medifast groove and it will be much smoother sailing from there!..

Comment #10

Holiday - Thanks SO much for posting that webpage for recipes!..

Comment #11

Hey Everyone,.

Well I am having another bad day. My son has been working my last nerve and I all I want is a pizza. Trying to hang in there..

Comment #12

After reading your posts, I had a craving for pizza. So, I took some Medifast COTomato soup and made some pizza crust. Added some ground turkey on top & Laughing Cow cheese. It was delicious! You might want to try it! Hang in there...

Comment #13

I didn't like much of anything my first few weeks, then my tastebuds adjusted and I'm fine with everything except the vanilla pudding, chicken/wild rice soup, chili and veg. soup. I absolutely can't stand tomato soup, but I found a recipe for a pizza crust/bread and I do that a lot. I order that soup on purpose now I like the Cream of Chicken soup quite a bit and hated it at first. You can also make a "crust" out of that. I can only stand the oatmeal made as a "bread"...but now I look forward to that! Mix the vanilla shake with any diet soda and it's pretty decent and filling.

I'll just say I know exactly how you feel. But I had to tell myself this food isn't going to be delicious and it changed my outlook. I'm down over 20 lbs now after only 7 weeks (with one fairly bad cheat week). So it does work.

Best of luck to you!..

Comment #14

Hello Everyone,.

Wanted to thank everyone for their support. Unfortunately, after two weeks I have decided to take myself off of Medifast. I have PPD and ever since starting the diet I have had no energy-not even being able to get my son in the morning. Also, I have fallen even harder into depression since being on the diet. I talked to my doctor and she told me to immediately stop. I appreciate all the support and I wish you all the best with your journey.



Comment #15

I hope you feel better real soon! Best of luck!.


Comment #16

Oh Jen - I have been there! Just take care of yourself and that precious little one and come back when you are ready!.

Best of luck to you!..

Comment #17

Good luck Jen. I hope you are feeling better soon. Hope to see you back here. Wishing you all the best..


Comment #18

Oh girl-I am so sorry for what you are going through. I suffered through it with my first daughter. You don't need to be trying to diet when you are fighting your way through PPD. You take good care of yourself and your little angel, and maybe when you come out on the other side, you'll want to give it another try..


Comment #19

I wanted to add a big hug!!! After I had my twins, I had really really bad ppd and then, why when I was starting to come around, my mom passed away suddenly. Please do what you can to help yourself! If you don't want to take meds, talk to your doctor about St. Johns really worked wonders for me...

Comment #20

Experiment with the Medifast foods to create recipes of you own, here is one my DH and I love..

MF Broccoli Soup packet.

3 Tablesppons of water.

1/8 tsp Garlic.

1/8 tsp Onion Powder.

Dash of salt, teenie bit.

Mix the ingredients above, spread thinly on glass Pie Plate sprayed.

Witn Pam Cooking spray.

Cook for 2 mins in Microwave.

Let cool for about a minute, then add the following.

1/4 cup non fat Monterey Jack cheese.

Diced chicken breast from a roasted chicken, skinless of course.

Top with 1 Tblp of your favorite Pesto Sauce.

Place back in Microwave for 1 minute, take out and Enjoy!!.

It is really, really good, Yummy!..

Comment #21

Thank you liahana for that motivation msg! I printed it out and it is now in a frame next to my computer...

Comment #22

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.


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