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Got a quick question: Can you eat out while on the Medifast Diet? Many thanks for any comment. Another quick question... Hi everyone,.

I know Medifast works differently for all of us. Typically, I know that I am a slower loser on this plan than some others..

Currently, I have lost 55lbs since the 2nd week of Jan (21 weeks now...) I'm looking to reach the 100lbs mark as my next big goal and finally 140lbs lost..

If I keep going at the same rate that means I'll be on Medifast for about another year. Does this sound right to people or should I be losing weight faster? I've really looked at my actions lately and have definitely tightened up my eating routine (starting only yesterday though)..

Just trying to gain perspective, believe me, no chance of going off plan until I hit goal!.

Thanks for any input!..

asked Apr 28 at 14:14

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Of course! but you might wanna make sure and wait for another person to confirm my answer as I am not confident. Better yet, why don't you call the Medifast guys because they can give you an answer better...

answered Apr 28 at 15:16

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Do you log everything that you eat? That is the first trick maybe for seeing what is going on, gives you a chance to double check that all your 'intake' is bang on target. It may take some playing with to find what works best for you, I stalled out big time last summer and got very frustrated, it was only later I realized that I really should of listened to my coach maybe and upped my intake of food a little, because I was crazy busy working..

After much logging of meals, and studying of weight loss trends I know what works for me, I try and keep just under the 1000 calories and around 90 carbs a day, I also exersise everyday, but 30 mins or so walking is better for me than trying to do more, r adding running in..

Does it sound right...........well I started in Feb 09, with 150 (ish) pounds to lose, and I really am trying to get done this month, so it's been a long haul, but it was the right time scale for me. This so isn't a sprint, and you just can't measure yourself against anyone else and how their body reacts. The fact that I've been on this longer means that I've learned more about my body and my mind and our relationship to food, and that is what is going to keep me slim in the future..

Enjoy the journey, enjoy finding out more about yourself, enjoy finding all these strange lumpy bits, bones I think they are, that you'll be able to feel. It's a great journey, and there are lots of people here who will keep you ccompany on the way...

answered Apr 28 at 15:54

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I always logged everything I ate and was obsessive about keeping my calories under 850 and my carbs under 85. I think it makes a difference especially as your weight goes down. Be sure to work up to drinking half your body weight in ounces also. If you weigh 200 lbs drink 100 ounces of water. If will come off quicker than you think. Good luck!!..

answered Apr 28 at 16:31

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Thank you for the advice. Dilli and Carol, your success is quite impressive! I'm so glad that there are people like you that can help inspire all of us to keep on going. : )..

answered Apr 28 at 17:16

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Jsc, I have only been on the plan since October. I have hit a rough patch right now I think in part because I was able to lose weight so quickly in the beginning. I have not learned as much about me, my body, and my habits as I should have and have regained some of the weight I had lost....sigh. I will take it back off, but hope to go slower this time and really learn what works best for me. Dilli is right. Slow IS better..

Take care,..

answered Apr 28 at 18:47

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My secret is water, exercise, low carb and really keeping on plan If I cheat I am only cheating myself. I have lost almost 100lbs went off plan and now back to back to lose more and down almost 20 more lbs in just over 2 weeks!!! this works and the site/boards are so helpful to stay focused!!.

Good luck.

Diana..

answered Apr 28 at 20:17

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Are you exercising? I lost 15 lbs my first week (all water, I think), then 1 lb each of the next two weeks. After I started exercising, I went to 2.8 lbs and 2 lbs the next 2 weeks, which is the rate I was hoping for. I do know that for some people, the form and amount of exercise will make a huge difference. A friend told me that when she went to a gym, she actually gained weight, so she just started walking regularly and she is now down over 100 lbs in 10 months..

When I was down in those second and third weeks, someone else here also suggested tracking your measurements as well as weight. What you may not see on the scale may be more obvious on your body and in your clothes..

Finally, it appears that for me, I can cheat a bit now and then and it may actually help. There is good science out there to show that varying your caloric intake every few days can help keep the body in weight loss mode and keep it from going into starvation mode (which shuts down your metabolism). Have you talked to MF's nutrition experts? They may also have good suggestions for you..

As someone who has "only" lost 22.4 lbs so far, I say well done for your progress! Keep it up!..

answered Apr 28 at 20:22

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