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First question I got is Medifast Diet-more than I am used to eating...will I gain weight? Many thanks for any answer. Another quick question... Does anyone else get grouchy and even more hungry when cooking for their families? Dinner has been really difficult for me. My family is behind me 100% but cooking for them is really hard. Last night I made them a Mexican lasagna. I had my celery sticks next to me...

I will not be putting olives in any of their meals any time soon.

That doesn't seem like a solution to me. They can't eat fast food every night... I don't want to get off track!..

asked Apr 28 at 17:47

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

answered Apr 28 at 19:13

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I would make them exactly what you're eating.

Plus a starch.

Salad/green vegetables and lean proteins are good for your family. That is what I do on most days. It is really difficult to make your family things like Mexican food and Lasagna. I use things like rice, boiled potatoes or mac in cheese for their starches. I also do not clean up the table or scrape plates. Gotta protect yourself..

answered Apr 28 at 19:43

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Sorry for the struggles Emily. I'm new at this (first week) so I'm not sure how much my advice counts but what I'm doing is cooking the same thing for both the family and me (admittedly they might have a couple things I don't ...like potatoes) but the meat and veggies are the same...

answered Apr 28 at 20:09

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Yep. I did this as well. Only I used the opportunity to introduce healthier starch options such as brown rice or whole grain rolls for their starch. Mac and cheese? Not when I was on 5&1. My favorite comfort food of all time!.

Emily - As for lasagna. If you must make it for them, make yourself a batch using zuchinni stips instead of pasta and replacing some of the Mozz cheese with part skim Ricotta. Bake it in a loaf pan. For Mexican food, make fajitas that they can roll in whole grain tortillas, while you can eat them as is..

The rule in my house is that I am not a short order cook and if you don't want to eat what I've cooked, then you are on your own..

I refuse to cook 2 separate meals every night...

answered Apr 28 at 21:27

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Thank you for the replies. I guess I haven't become creative enough yet... There is no way I could feed them the plain Jane meals I have been eating. I think I'm going to try to eat first because I am rawly full after my lean greeN meal!..

answered Apr 28 at 21:57

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I agree with the others.

If you don't want to eat what I'm making plus a starch or something, then you are on your own..

And the mockaroni and cheese made with cauliflower that is in the Recipes forum gets rave reviews from MFers and their families...

answered Apr 28 at 22:35

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The first week is the hardest.it will get easier! Like others have suggested, for the most part my family eats what I am having, with the addition of a starch. Hang in there, you can do it!..

answered Apr 28 at 22:44

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I don't even make my family a starch lol. I broke down and bought the Medifast recipe book, WOW! I HATE cooking, ok? HATE IT!! But these recipes are easy, fairly fast and yummy! Good luck and stay strong. If they are hungry they will eat what you make them!!..

answered Apr 29 at 00:18

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Why can't you feed them your plain Jane meals? Even if they aren't overweight, getting used to eating healthy and simple foods is something that can benefit everyone. Then the creative (and fattening) foods will become the once-in-a-blue-moon splurge they should be...

answered Apr 29 at 00:53

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If you are going to cook meals separately for your family, may I suggest you get creative with the Tupperware/cookware and preplan/prepare meals a week ahead of time? First eat your lean and green then spend an hour on the weekend or during the week cutting ingredients or just placing the ingredient you need in a casserole dish. Label it and stick them in the refrigerator or freezer. You can even use zip lock bags. This way with the exception of a salad you can have minimal interaction with the foods especially when you are at your most vulnerable. Simply reheat in the oven or microwave while you are making your own meal. I highly recommend getting the Medifast cookbook, (I am going to order it with my next order) there are also a ton of YouTube videos on how to prepare for the family by just a augmenting the same food you are eating.

For snacking while you wait, I suggest the Medifast pretzels; the cinnamon flavor is good IMHO. And drink one bottles of water before you begin cooking. Good luck!..

answered Apr 29 at 01:12

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