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Quick question... How to substitute vegetable juice cocktail and ricotta cheese on Medifast Diet? Thanks for any response. Another question I got... I'm wondering if anyone has noticed a change in body odor since they started MF. I have noticed that, since I started, my unscented antipersperant is no longer doing it's deodorizing job. And I hate the scented ones (way too strong and perfumey).

By the end of the day, there is a definite smell lingering in my shirts that was never there before..

Sorry if this is indelicate, but I am curious if anyone else has experienced this on MF, or if I should be looking into some other reason for it. I know that being in ketosis can change the taste in your mouth and smell of your breath, so maybe it's doing something to the rest of me as well..

Thanks!..

asked Apr 28 at 09:14

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I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I bump into an decent answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could give you help..

answered Apr 28 at 10:12

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All I can say is that Medifast changes your body chemistry because all foods can have that effect. Making an effort to move around more and work out has a lot to do with it, too. Just like the "shake breath" aka Ketosis bad breath, this is just something we have to deal with. The "prescription" strength stuff is pretty good, and they even make unscented versions.....

answered Apr 28 at 11:04

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So glad I asked! I feel better. And I think I might try those new prescription strength ones that have recently become over the counter. Thanks!..

answered Apr 28 at 11:40

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I am so happy that someone brought this up! I have been on Medifast for 5 months and I didn't start noticing this until about month 4. I apply deodorant at least 2-3 times a day now. Before Medifast, I never even really needed it most of the time. It seems like the longer I am OP, the more side effects start popping up. In the last month I have started noticing an incredible increase in hair loss as well..

It's nothing I can't deal with though; being healthy is worth those few temporary inconveniences...

answered Apr 28 at 13:15

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Glad I did a search for this. I am only on my second week, but I am the funk monster. Even after washing my underarms I can still smell a strong body odor. I guess I need to try stronger deodorant. Today I put on hubby's to see if that helped. Bonus is, I smell like a delicious man!.

I figured it was something to do with the diet. I have not had the breath issues yet, waiting for that!..

answered Apr 28 at 13:50

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I tried Secret Clinical Strength for Sensitive Skin today and no stink at the end of the day! Very happy as this has no perfumey smell, either. It's expensive, but if it works, it's worth it. The real test will be my tennis lesson on Saturday. If there is no stink after that, then it's a definite keeper...

answered Apr 28 at 14:49

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Yes, I have experienced this as well LOL. And I am one that never had any problems with "dirty smell" as I shower two to three times a day!!..

answered Apr 28 at 16:25

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Jameson
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The body releases ketones in the urine, sweat & saliva/breath when in ketosis. I've never noticed an underarm odor but BOY, my urine can be very smelly and strong! LOL..

Amber, try taking Biotin tablets for hair loss. I don't know if it helped me or not frankly, but many people swear by it. It's a B vitamin & thought to help with the hair loss that sometimes comes along with rapid weight loss. All mine DID grow back by the way....so no worries...

answered Apr 28 at 17:30

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Yup!!.

Had to change my deodorant because the old one just wasn't working anymore and I shower twice a day..

Three times on days that I work out...

answered Apr 28 at 18:08

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A lightbulb just went off....I have been on this plan for six months and this thread just hit me....ding ding ding....so that's my problem! Geez la weez.....that makes sense. I have been trying and buying deoderants every time I go to the store. I am going to try the Secret Clinical Strength next!..

answered Apr 28 at 18:16

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Victor
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Does anybody have like an aluminum taste in their mouth?..

answered Apr 28 at 19:12

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Allen
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LOL, you sure do say some funny comments sometimes LOL...

answered Apr 28 at 20:25

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I did have this in the initial weeks of starting MF. It resolved on it's own in three days..thank goodness! I used the listerine breath strips to help. You could also try drinking plenty of water, gum/sf mints (count as condiments) or mint leaves. None of those things help much but they do make it a little more tolerable...

answered Apr 28 at 20:59

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Ha! I searched this topic to see if some beat me to it. I thought I was the only one. I am having the same experience, but I found that works even with the mildest deodorant and just wanted to pass along my secret. Get Stridex pads ( I use maximum strength) and once you get out the shower, take one pad and wipe across each arm pit a several times and let dry and apply your regular deodorant and voila no odor!! My theory is when you sweat, the odor that comes from your sweat is actually bacteria and Stridex is a bacteria killer so once you apply the Stridex it kills the bacteria in your sweat leaving no odor.( Sorry science major). Also Stridex is good for softening callused feet. Stridex should pay me.....

answered Apr 28 at 21:35

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Interesting I just noticed this, my deoderant was working just fine, but I noticed odor a couple of days ago, when I hadn't been hot or stressed or active, so no real reason, guess I will have to make a change, too or get stridex pads!..

answered Apr 28 at 22:22

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The problem seems to have gone away for me now. I guess it's just an issue while your body adjusts. It took 2-3 months before it went away, though. I am back to my regular deoderant now...

answered Apr 28 at 23:30

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I'm glad I found this. I just started noticing this problem. It's embarrassing! I'm going to try the Secret Clinical Strength AND Stridex pads! Thanks!..

answered Apr 29 at 00:58

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April
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I would've never know this!!!.

They should pay you!!!..

answered Apr 29 at 01:34

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