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Question I have... Has anyone tried da Medifast Diet and does it work? Many thanks for any comment. Another quick question... Hi All!.

I started at the end of Jan. and have lost 20 lbs. Yeah! The weekdays are so easy and the weekends are so hard. My husband isn't on the plan, so I'm trying to fit Medifast into our family routines on the weekends and it's sooooo hard! How do you all handle the weekends? I am making better choices when going out to eat, however the weekends are so difficult for me that I often want to give up. I have 80 lbs left to go, please give me any ideas or tips that you have for making it through the weekends...

asked Apr 28 at 16:17

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Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the right answer. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I got an answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could answer your Medifast question..

answered Apr 28 at 16:26

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Welcome and congrats on your 20 pound loss! I also have a hubby that is not on plan, and we did do a lot of eating out prior to MF. We have an agreement that I don't expect him to be on plan, but that he understands that I need to watch what I'm eating. I don't mind going out, but we try to always go somewhere where I can also eat something that easily fits on plan. Most restaurants are used to dealing with customers with restrictive dietary needs and they are more than happy to customize your order. Do not be afraid to ask the waiter what YOU need, even if it is not on the menu. A chicken breast or two grilled, no added fats but dry spices are ok, with a side salad or steamed veggies, or straight on a bed of lettuce, dressing on the side.



As for surviving with a husband who loves his fast food, pizza, and treats, well, needless to say, is a bit tough, but definitely doable. First, we are each responsible for our own food. I tell him what I'm having, or ask him if there's anything he's interested in eating that I can make..

We have a basic list of stuff that I make that he likes, and a few things he makes that I can eat. Grilled or pan-fried (a touch of Pam in a non-stick pan) tilapia, grilled chicken, lettuce wraps, eggs, occasionally a steak, etc. If he wants potatoes with, he can make them. If he wants a salad or veggie, I'll make a portion for him. But if he's NOT interested, then he can do his own thing, and either make something for himself that's not on plan, or run out and get something or have it delivered, while I have something on plan..

I always make sure that there are things I can easily make that ARE on plan. So even if we prep 2 different meals, we can eat together. I can handle him eating fast food while I have my veggie omelet. Otherwise, if you can't bear to watch, then find something else to do, and come back together when he's done and dealt with the remains..

Stay strong! You CAN do this! It may just require this type of forethought to help you get through..

answered Apr 28 at 18:05

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Sometimes I feel so overwhelmed and discouraged with the amount of weight I need to lose. How do you turn negative thoughts into positives? Maybe I need to set some small goals for myself.....

answered Apr 28 at 19:13

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My husband is not on Medifast either and it does get challenging sometimes when he eats out for his lunch and brings home all sorts of leftovers. I do my best to avoid temptations. I didn't eat out for the first month at all just so I wouldn't be vulnerable to making bad decisions in the beginning. My resolve is much higher now that all the cravings are gone. I also like to remember that what I eat is my choice alone. I don't eat <insert bad food here> because I.

Can't.

Eat it. I'm an adult and I can eat anything I want! I don't eat that bad food because I choose not to. It's empowering to remember that sometimes...

answered Apr 28 at 20:27

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Hi Jenic,.

You should set some small goals for yourself. If you just look at the long goals it can get discouraging. The negative thoughts are hard to turn around. I tell myself if I go off plan it will take days for my body to start burning fat again. Usually it's not worth the bite or two of something. Some people can just tell themselves they are worth it.



I agree with the others, always keep a bar, drink or something with you. I also find that if my husband has to eat more than once a day on the weekends when we are out, I have just a side salad once and then I can have my protein and a veggie later. If it's hard to watch him eat bring a book or something to keep you occupied while he eats or if the smells are too bad go for a walk while he eats...

answered Apr 28 at 20:52

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Jen - definitely set some goals! Some do by percentages, some do it by decades (10 pound increments). I have a friend who is doing it by both celebrating pounds lost at milestones like 25 pounds, 40 pounds, 50 pounds, etc, but is also doing a bigger reward for days on plan. And any stumbles will reset those days on plan, so it helps keep focused because the rewards she set for herself really are nicer.

Personally, I count back the years and milestones in my life. When I started this job, I weighed X. When I got married, I weighed X. When we got engaged, I was X. I'm back almost 11 years now.

I don't actually reward myself with any items, but I know others who do. I also have seen a few charm bracelets that I thought were pretty cool, and will be a fabulous reminder of your journey when you are done (with that added bonus of reminding you to be good!)..

answered Apr 28 at 22:14

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Danna
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All I can say is small goals are a most!! I am looking at losing 175 lbs that goal is huge. So I don't look at that. As a matter of fact I had to go do the math because I am focused right now on being under 300. Then I have sent other goals and reachable goals next is 265 what I weighed when I got pregnant the 2nd time. Then 230 what I weighed the first time. The goal I am holding dear to my heart is I want to be the woman my husband married by our anniversary.



So I guess what I am saying is set small meaningful goals!.

Hope this helps it help me typing it!!!..

answered Apr 28 at 22:47

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