Test Summary and Final Thoughts
The program is the same as the online, but is more individualized, and is supported by professional staff. Here are a few of those photos he showed us he gave me permission to share these photos with you. My way of thinking about this diet was a bit different at the time. I am not that overweight and I enjoy running, so the calorie count is a little low for me and others who are already active. I also second the issues with keto approved sweeteners. Losing weight quickly makes you feel good and keeps you motivated.
But first, I feel the need to explain a few things…. First, no one really understands why we start to stall on the keto diet. Keep in mind that I am not a doctor. I am only sharing the experience I have and what works for me. I would highly suggest finding a doctor that believes in a low carb diet or Ketogenic diet before you begin. It has also made me feel less bloated, less gassy and my energy is through the roof! That alone is probably one of the reasons I continue with this way of eating.
But what about the people who are doing this for weight loss as a primary goal? It just means that all the other benefits are the after thought. I myself started to notice a weight loss stall. I figured it was probably my age because the older we are the harder or slower it is to lose weight.
It all depends on the Macros you calculate for your own body. The diet rules are pretty much the same but the intake can vary. Some people are extremely strict, while others tend to vary the diet based on their lifestyle. I think the biggest take away for me was the fact that we are all different and if you find something that works for you, go for it!
At the conference, I spoke with many people who have been doing the Keto diet for 2 to 3 years! I asked just about every person to break down what a day of eating on Keto looks like for them. You know what I noticed? I noticed that most people eat a meat with fat and very little veggies for every single meal.
The next thing I noticed was that most said they only eat 1 or 2 times a day at most. People who have been doing the Keto diet will understand this because you are the ones that know you become less hungry. My way of thinking about this diet was a bit different at the time. Growing up it was a habit in our home to have meat, veggies, starch, and bread as a typical meal. On the Keto Diet, I tend to think meat and veggies but veggies topped with butter. I am a visual learner. So, how does he do it?
How does he make it seem so easy? Here are a few of those photos he showed us he gave me permission to share these photos with you. One thing he said was every meal has fat. He stated he would bring small containers of olive oil. He also said that most restaurants carry real butter. You just have to ask for it. Notice there are veggies but not on every plate?
The first priority is fat and protein! While all the time, I am still thinking of vegetables as a priority on my plate. I spoke to a few body builders and power lifters who do the Keto diet too! You wanna know what a day on Keto looks like for them? I decided to do a test with this new way of thinking.
Little or no veggies and really up my fat intake. Way more than I was consuming. Why was this so scary to me? Because for many years we have been told fat is so bad for you.
My test was ground beef and butter for a few days in a row. Then I would serve myself about a cup of ground beef in a bowl and top it with about 3 tablespoons of butter. I love the salted KerryGold butter myself but any real butter will do. I ate just enough to fill me up. My ground beef meal was swimming in butter. The first day I was down a whole pound in one day! I was ecstatic to lose a whole pound overnight!
A reader asked if having a cup of ground beef a day would put me over my protein amount when tracking my macros. The answer was no. I decided to capture my macro numbers in a screenshot and share them here with you. Yesterday, I had my 2 cups coffee with butter and cream in the morning, ground beef with butter for lunch and dinner. Then I ate about 4 crunchy pork rinds. I drank plenty of water and took my supplements. I am down another 1. This is what my tracking looks like.
The next day I lost another pound overnight! I broke my weight loss stall! I still consumed my morning coffee with butter of course. Then I basically ate two meals a day that consisted of ground beef and butter.
Talk about easy meals. I might even do the egg fast again too. Both fasts are similar. As long as you eat protein with fats and very little to no carbs, you will lose weight. If you find yourself in a weight loss stall on the Ketogenic diet, you might try something similar. I personally believe the substitute sugars, even Keto approved ones, might cause you to stall at some point.
I also think dairy may have stalled me a bit too. Gosh, I love cheese. I suggest you do different tests of your own. This is the only way you will figure out what is making you stall in your weight loss efforts. I never once felt as though I was deprived when I ate ground beef with butter. I also only ate twice in a day. I had coffee with butter in the morning 2 cups , and lunch and dinner were both ground beef with butter. Now when I look at my diet, I see more fat intake with moderate protein.
When you think about your diet, what do you see? Head over here and sign up to get a free 7 day Keto Meal plan printable. We have a lot of fun and share tons of knowledge! This is what my breakfast looks like on a daily basis now! Bacon, Eggs, Avocado, and lots of butter! Join our Private Facebook Group for this challenge: Magnesium, Potassium and make sure to up your salt intake too!
I heard this advice over and over again from all the Keto experts at KetoCon too. I found your page through Pinterest, because the picture of the meat, cream cheese?
Do you actually have that? I was glad I found this, because it is so nice to have an arsenal of techniques for keto! How has this affected your overall health blood work, etc? What supplements do you take besides magnesium, potassium, and salt? This is very interesting.
I also like the Cinnamon apple oat meal, I add a little brown sugar splenda and a bit of cinnamon powder…very good. The trick with the soups is to let thme soak… at least 30 minutes. My favorite soup is the Wild rice, I add a bit of Tabasco and black pepper…wonderful and filling! You have to stick to the plan EXACTELY…no piece of fruit here and there and no cheating, it is not good to take your body in and out of the mild kitosis Medifast puts you in. You re-learn how to eat and what a portion is really suppose to be.
No miracle, nothing will work, not even surgery, if you go back to your old habits! Good luck to you! Food is not that great and is very expensive.
Medifast Staff is rude. Can not even have fruit or high carb veggies like peas. So it is hard to follow for more than a couple of months. Weight gained back very quickly even following up with a low calorie plan.
It must have something to do with maintaining low carbs or starting to eat carbs slowly. There is no mercy with this plan. You follow it exactly or you GAIN weight. Can not workout any more than 45 minutes a day or you will not loose weight. If you have to loose a lot of weight fast, go for it. But be very careful coming off or you will gain more than you lost. I am strictly following the diet and I can say that I am not hungry!!! I have begun lightly working out the last 3 days.
I have honestly not felt better. I would highly reccomend it! I had success on Medifast once before, but feel that it contributed to my thyroid becomming less functional.
Medifast denies this of course, but soy is a thyroid antagonist, and when you strictly do Medifast, you are living pretty much exclusively on soy. I was doing only the shakes, no meal. My weightloss was proceeding, if you could call it that, at a glacial rate. That is, S-L-O-W 2 pounds in four weeks, despite complete compliance. I think my case is unusual, but again, if you are borderline hypothyroid I really feel Medifast is NOT a good program for you.
I was diagnosed finally as being clinically hypothyroid and went on thyroid meds. I found a different program — HMR — which is medically supervised and also uses shakes, but these are milk based except the shakes made specifically for the lactose intolerant.
I have had no problem whatsoever losing on HMR and am down over 40 pounds in 10 weeks. Medifast is okay but I really believe all that soy is what sent my thyroid over the edge.
If you are having trouble losing on Medifast, get your thyroid checked and really consider switching to a non-soy based diet program. Once I switched to my health coach at miofit. I have been on the Medifast program for 62 days. I have had 4 total in 62 days I have also given myself a fruit day here and there. I have lost a total of 13 lbs average 1. I am an avid exerciser, always moving, yoga Hot and cold , running, pilates, dancing Ballet, Hip Hop, and Salsa , boxing, biking, and anything I am interested in doing that day!
The Medifast program has given me energy, confidence, and a new handle and control on what I eat and when I eat it. I was noticing before the program all kinds of stomach issues, once I cut out greesy fried foods, dairy, and the ton of bread I was consumming, all of the problems disappeared.
Once I started Medifast and had about a week of cleansing, my system was normal again. Now running is easier, I can go farther and last longer, since I am lighter. I love this program and will be on it till I complete my goal of safe weight loss with another 24 lbs to go!
And hey if it takes me till a year from now, so be it! I am in no rush for anyone but myself! Love yourself more then you love anyone else first! Remember health is your bestfriend!
And be good to you today! I have been on this program for two months and I have lost 35lbs and went from a size 24 to an I have never felt better. Far less than I was spending eatting out all the time. I have not had any medical issues as a result of being on this plan and I have never felt better. Just do it, all the junk we eat is killing us……… think of it as a health plan NOT a diet. Be very carefull of this one. I have colitis from taking it for a short time, so it certainly is not for everyone.
Trying to work my way back to good health and promising my body that I would never do anything like that again. We were told that they do not give refunds. I told the center reps that I am lactose intolerant. The shakes are suppose to be low lactose, but after a week I could not go to the bathroom. I finally emailed Medifast and received their list of no lactose products. I no longer drink the shakes, only their punch.
When I told the center reps that I obtained the list thru email, then they said they could have given me a copy of the list!!! I have now lost 24 lbs. The center reps are suppose to be councilors, but are working on commission. A couple of reps have lost a lot of weight, but not all of it on Medifast. How can someone who had not even tried the diet advise me? Instead of 5 Medifast meal replacements a day, I do 3 a day.
Here is what is working for me:. I have one for breakfast or half a cup of Bran Buds with a little hot water. MF allowes a half a cup of Jello a day, so I eat it at breakfast, too. I have been walking 5, steps. I am happy at losing more than 2 lbs a week. I will not quit, just modify it to work for me. I only buy enough meal replacements for my 3 a day.
The 1st week, they insisted that I buy their supplements. I found the same at Costco for a lot less. I hope this helps someone. But as soon as I stopped their plans, the weight slowly came back. Plus, talking with my doc, the FL4I diet is not very good for the system. Dropped 3 pant sizes and lost total overall inches!
I have stepped off the plan a number of times due to family gatherings, vacations and a wedding and was surprised at how little weight came back. My husband and I were eating out every night due to his strange work schedule and I just set the time that I want to cook mostly on the BBQ or grill , eat and have his meal waiting for him.
I also work out on Wii Active, swim in a resistance pool, ride a recumbant bike as well as walk the mall. I am now up to 50 minutes of exercise a day and feel absolutely great! I am allergic to artificial sweeteners and found most of their meals do not include them. I have found the types of meals that suit me and taste the best: Their Antioxidant shakes, chocolate pudding, their new crunch bars are yummy, as well as their Momentum cappuccino and Chai Latte.
I highly recommend this diet to anyone! Just be sure to make regular visits to your doctor especially if you are on any medications to make sure the dosages are adjusted accordingly.
It has changed the way I look at food! Which, for me, is a wonderful thing: Been on Medifast for a week. Did Herbalife in and lost 50 lbs…. By end of 9 month went from a size 24 to a Must drink lots of water on each…and be strict on the diet plans. Preference for me is Medifast. Take Metamucil or some other fiber supplement. Concerning putting on weight again, Medifast helps you break bad eating habits and lifestyle changes. If you revert back to cheeseburgers and beer with no exercise , of course you will gain it all back.
I tried Nutrisystem and thought the food was pretty bad. Jenny Craig is expensive. And exercise and no alcohol! It messed with my metabolism. I could only eat real food once a day, and only meat and vegetables. Yeahhh… not quite the best plan out there. I am so sick from Medifast, gassy and bloated all the time, feeling full and just terrible. What is wrong with me? Medifast is a great diet! If you are disciplined to do it and have the mind set to succeed you will be successful!
I have lost 50 pounds since January I workout times a week and make sure I drink lots of water. I lost 65 pounds using Medifast and have kept off all but about five pounds for a year now. It requires a lot of discipline but it is worth it. Make sure you drink at least the 64 ounces of water recommended.
The way I look at success with Medifast is this: It induces a relatively mild state of ketosis and if you really stick with the plan, you will lose weight and lose it rapidly. My faults with the plan: I am not that overweight and I enjoy running, so the calorie count is a little low for me and others who are already active. Medifast is overly expensive. Also, as others have stated, it is important to be committed to maintenance!
No matter what diet or lifestyle change you are attempting, you will backslide if you reach your goal and then slack off.
Those of us who carry extra weight have to be constantly vigilant about our diet and exercise. Best wishes to all! This is my all-time favorite diet. My chocolate obsession is satisfied with the chocolate shakes.
This diet really works, i lost 65 pounds in year. I recommend you try! My sister went on it and lost 70 lbs…not to mention that her gall bladder and kidneys shut down and she was hospitalized!! Great diet if you want to live on less than 1, calories a day. Products are full of soy and most taste awful. Yes weight loss can be rapid, just like the rate of weight you will re gain once you start putting real food in your mouth.