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First of all Has anyone tried Medifast, if so then does it really work? Thanks for any comment. Second question of mine... What started out as a friendly companion project of a sugar free,white flour free Christmas Eve and Christmas dinner has devolved into a constant struggle, which at this point, is not worth it..

Everyone feels cheated, so I just have to bear up under it, and eat my WLS friendly menu and let the feast go on as usual, without me...I am disappointed, not just with the Medifast food issue, but that.

Healthy eating.

Would create such a chasm..

It is easy to see why we gained weight, as the society is set at a much higher and unforgiving level than one realizes until trying to swim against the current..

Anybody relate to this, as the veil of the holiday actually descends, adding the pressures on Medifast food related cultural more's and ritual?..

asked May 09 at 02:51

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I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the right answer. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I discover an useful answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could give you an answer..

answered May 09 at 02:56

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I notice as we prepare for the holidays, My family is trying to include me in the meal , but when I say what I can or cant have, it seems to stress them out so much. I have decided to make my own meal and bring it.. so I hear ya..........

answered May 09 at 04:10

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Medifast food addiction....

This is a hard time of year..

I choose to let everyone eat what they want. I bring something I know I can eat..

Let the chips fall as they may, enjoy your holiday. Make it more about friends and family and the true spirit of the Christmas. Medifast food is secondary!.

Love you Ricky... You're going to be just fine!..

answered May 09 at 05:50

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I told everyone Christmas will continue as always, just because I had this.

Surgery.

Doesn't mean everyone else has to change their way of life (no one else has a weight problem) and I will be cooking the big dinner and I have no problem with it. I guess you can count it as another test to prove I am dedicated to getting me healthy..

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!!!..

answered May 09 at 06:20

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Ricky:.

This season is about celebrating life. Celebrate you in a healthy way and do not allow Medifast food to be the main reason that brings you guys together..

My family (as I have written in many posts) are going to do their thing regardless of my needs. The only thing that keeps me focused and keeps me away from any temptation is keeping in perspective how far I have come and why I am on the journey that I am on..

I do feel left out but I would rather celebrate the "TRUE" meaning of Christmas. Celebrations are not about Medifast food but about being with the ones you love..

What I am planning on doing since their feast includes all starches and carbs is eating before hand. That way Im full, I have my alloted calories, and daily protein..

Like you told me- -"Nothings tastes as good as skinny feels.".

Love ya' Ricky. You can do this...

answered May 09 at 06:54

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Do you know how many Christmas dinners I have gone to already?!?! Holy crap, no wonder I am so damn fat. Good news is, this year I went, put a couple little pieces of meat on my plate and mainly played with it until everyone else was done eating. Everyone has been very nice and has asked me "does this bother you?" Whatever the "this" was. I always respond no. Their lives have to go on no matter how much mine has to change. I have learned that if I say no, it doesn't bother me, then it ends up that it really DOESN'T bother me. Hang in there!..

answered May 09 at 07:16

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I'm Polish, so our Christmas dinner and christmas eve dinner is big to us. but my family is supportive and I just know I have to focus mainly on the protein and maybe try a SMALL bite of the peirogi LOL. I looked on the.

Bariatriceating.com.

Site and they have some great sugarfree recipes if you do not want to feel "left out" when it comes to dessert time...

answered May 09 at 07:45

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RD, wishing you a Merry Christmas! Just think, it's 2 meals out of the year. Let everyone else do what they want. You are doing what is making you happy!..

answered May 09 at 08:05

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Upon reflection, decided this obsessive focus on not eating can be just as unhealthy as Medifast food focus!.

I will really be glad when Jan 2 gets here....I will do better on everything by then..

Right now feel very discombobulated, and confused about what to eat, how many calories, why the plateau won't break and move on, etc.....

answered May 09 at 09:15

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Totally not about the food....

I have lived as a gay person for over 40 years, so I know what it is like to live in a world that is not intended for you..

I lived as an obese person, knowing this is a world I don't fit into, physically or emotionally..

Mental illness, ddictions, religious abuse survivor, and on and on. I have always been a survivor....

Now, as s Sleever, I live in a new world that is not intended for me. It gets old.....

I can live my WLS life just fine, but I think it will have an irreparable impact on my ability to fit in a world that, sometimes, revolves around Medifast food I simply can't eat and maintain sobriety from Medifast food addiction..

That is very different than some, because it means NO refined sugar and No white flour. It is a totalcommitment to..

answered May 09 at 10:30

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What started out as a friendly companion project of a sugar free,white flour free Christmas Eve and Christmas dinner has devolved into a constant struggle, which at this point, is not worth it..

Everyone feels cheated, so I just have to bear up under it, and eat my WLS friendly menu and let the feast go on as usual, without me...I am disappointed, not just with the Medifast food issue, but that.

Healthy eating.

Would create such a chasm..

It is easy to see why we gained weight, as the society is set at a much higher and unforgiving level than one realizes until trying to swim against the current..

Anybody relate to this, as the veil of the holiday actually descends, adding the pressures on Medifast food related cultural more's and ritual?..

answered May 09 at 11:42

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So here is the thing on this one....

We know what we can and can not eat. They do not. It actually drives me MORE crazy when my family keeps asking "Is this oK?" "Can you eat this?" "Would you like us to substitute this?".

It makes me feel like I have a handicap!.

So here's what I have said and I offer this advice to all of you!.

When it comes to group gatherings and family get togethers... You bring a dish that you know you can eat and they may enjoy too. You know that in general for dinner, you are probably eating a meat protein (which we can have) and there will probably be a vegetable or two (which we can have), and maybe even a fruit salad or potato dish (which we can have). So what's the big fuss about?.

We cannot expect our loved ones to cater to our every needs and give up the things they love during the holidays. That's sort of ignorant and selfish! You know there is going to be cookies and candy and cheesecakes and brownies. They are going to always exist and it's up to us to know how to say no and when enough is enough..

Personally- this whole season (past month) I have had a few goodies I would normally not eat if it weren't Christmas time and the dietician and surgeon know about all of them and have ok'd it. But I know that I can only have nibbles and I am extremely careful and THAT is the bigger win for me! Temptation will always be there but how I handle it now is the success!..

answered May 09 at 12:30

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My last post got cut off. The difference between losing weight on a Medifast food plan and maintaining.

Abstinence.

From an addiction, is that a bite or "special Medifast food moment' breaks.

Abstinence.

And threatens the insane bingeing and purging of the past...balance, that is the goal.....

answered May 09 at 13:33

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RD, I have walked in your shoes for many years. You have done well, like you said you are a survivor. You have been drugged through the trenches, you are still.

Walking.

Tall. Just try to let the thoughts of what you can't have go, but think of what you are gaining. Your new self that will be healthier and will give you a chance of a long and better life. Being Gay is a struggle, not everyone will accept who we are, let those who don't want to understand that go there are enough accepting people out there that love us for who we are not what we are. I am a survivor of extreme sexual abuse from age 6. I dance with depression and self destruction, but with the weight loss.

Surgery.

It has given me inner peace and strength. This is something I am doing for me, I can survive this too! Have peace and.

Faith.

In what you do. Deep down you know you are a winner by default. Hugs to you my friend. I am around if you want to message me anytime..

Altheia..

answered May 09 at 13:43

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Lilith thank you for a lovely early Christmas present....hearing and understanding what I feel and who I am...survivors need hugs too! lol..

answered May 09 at 13:56

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"If your enemy is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him. If your opponent is temperamental, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united, separate them.

Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.".

- Sun Tzu..

answered May 09 at 15:18

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