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I've been on Medifast for 2 months now. I'm very pleased with the results so far. However this Thursday I am going on a 4 day trip. Air travel, hotels, meetings and networking groups going out to eat. Any suggestions how to stay on plan?.

My hotel room does not have a microwave so soups and oatmeal are out.

I plan to take my magic bullet with me for a few shakes and a bar for each day..

Any other ideas would be appreciated. Thanks!..

Comments (12)

I recently spent the weekend in San Francisco. I used the in-room coffee maker and brewed just hot water ... poured into a cup ... added my oatmeal .... worked like a dream!.

I also brought my MB. Snagged a bit of ice from the hotel ice machine, and I enjoyed my usual shakes and puddings..

When you're out and about, take a bar with you. The other thing I carried around with me was a pre-mixed double shake in a larger water bottle. It made my meals easy and portable..

As far as eating out, I've found this quite easy. Almost every restaurant will have something Medifast friendly. Salad, hold the croutons, dressing on the side. Or protein and vege, hold the potatoes and bread.

Good luck!..

Comment #1

Thanks Linda!.

I'll have to check with the hotel and make sure there's an in-room coffee maker. I agree, ice makes all the difference in the shakes. I've never tried mixing the pudding in the MB but will give that a try too..

Thanks again!..

Comment #2

Also, make the bread recipe. I love the Banana Bread and the Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal Bread. I make it in a glass bread pan, cut it into six servings and I have six portable meals. Also I think the pudding tastes great in the small shaker jar..chocolate with a little peppermint extract, or banana with coconut extract. The hot cocoa tastes great with just the hot water from the hotel coffee pot, also the cappucino.

No problems for you.....


Comment #3

I've taken two vacations and leaving tomorrow on a third. One was even a cruise. I just brought along the shakes and bar and it was fine.

The suggestions above are great. when you really want to do something, you can work it out...

Comment #4

I travel 3 weeks a month for my job and am gone 3-4 days on each trip. Here is how I work it out.

Hot choc with half n half and coffee for the plane ride - ask starbucks to leave room in the top for adding you stuff..

Muffins - since I usually have to drive a couple of hours after I get off the plane or I have to go straight to an appt.

COT chips that I make that morning before I leave the house.

Shake - I just stop and get a bottled water / mix and go.

Dinner is always out as I have to take clients to eat. I have always found a suitable L & G.

Now sometimes you don't get enough green and if that happens I will eat a bar for my last meal. If not last meal is either muffins again (I make enough for each day of the trip).

Or sometimes I ask for a mini fridge for an extra 5 bucks and make the pudding.

And on the plane the other day I asked for hot water and a spoon and had my oatmeal while everyone around me was chowing down on junk!!!.

It can be done it just takes a lot of planning but it is so worth it..


Comment #5

You can also check with the hotel to see if you can get a small refrigerator in your room. I went to a four-day conference and just brought all the "cold" stuff (shakes, puddings) and made stuff the night before and kept in the fridge. Also, plan your trip ahead of time: take your 5 meals and put one day's worth in a ziploc bag and write the day on it. Then you don't have to think about what to have, just grab, make and go...

Comment #6

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


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