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Question I have... Where can I find Medifast recipes of moroccan dishes? Many thanks for any answer or 2. 2nd question I got is.. I am in an all out panic that my weight loss is going down the drain the stupid ass holidays are killing me a long with my family.No one else in my house can bake anything except me so that has not been happening much so.

Leave.

It to my family to raid a bakery and bring home damn near everything which I was doing ok with then they go Medifast food shopping and in comes some more shit that shouldnt be there so of course being around all this junk Medifast food started to take it's toll I have been thinking about the death of my grandparents and the holidays and befor you know it in goes a cookie now much to my surprise I didnt get sick so in went another one then I felt super guilty so I made sure I ate healthy the rest of the day but then the next day the same thing and the day after that the same thing and after I eat the stuff that I eat I feel so guilty and that makes me think about how weak I am being how do I get threw this it's making me crazy.I am only a little over 5 months out andI dont want to mess this up but I also noticed that I am more hungry too some one please help what do I do to survive..

asked May 09 at 13:16

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Evan
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Good question... I dunno what is the answer to your question. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I bump into an anything. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably can help you..

answered May 09 at 14:05

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I like Farm's idea of compromise, maybe you could say something like.. I don't want to ruin anyone's holiday fun, but on 12/26 we are going to do a big pantry cleaning..

Also, take a deep breath. Its a really hard time of year... I'm also around 5 months out and have noticed the hungry coming back big-time. Where possible get back to basics, a lot of water coupled with big doses of protein will make you feel more full which will help you stay out of the crap. Also, maybe you can ask people to put things away (like out of your sight lines) I know for me if I don't see the junk it makes it much easier not to start..

Hang tough, you can do this..

L...

answered May 09 at 15:22

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Ava
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Keep focusing on what all you've gone through to get where you've made it to and remind yourself of what's ahead. Set a short-term goal for yourself, say for 31 Dec, and everytime you want to put a cookie to your lips, MAKE yourself count to 30 and while doing so, focus on that goal. This is the worse time of year to try to curtail eating, especially with such highly-charged emotions added in, so for that reason you have to work even harder at it. Make a promise with yourself that if you skip a cookie you want so bad right now, that you'll let yourself have one next Christmas, when your mind and body are in a better place. After all, pretty much the same holiday foods come around each year (unfortunately!)..

Recognizing that you're having a problem right now and knowing that you need to get it in check are 2 good steps towards dealing with the issue..

Hopefully my thoughts will help they're hints I've picked up along my many, many years of being a fatty.... I'm hoping to have them handy now while I go through my adventure....

Good Luck!!!! Keep looking ahead!!.

~ Tina..

answered May 09 at 16:54

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Alice
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Hang in there girl! I fully understand the annoyance of families not being supportive. Please don't beat yourself up over past choices..the cookie is gone, eaten or not...it's gone. Tomorrow is a new day and a chance to do things the right way. I promise you arent the only one who has days like this, and I also promise a couple stupid cookies are not going to ruin your journey. We all fall off the wagon sometimes...the important thing is that you pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and try and do better next meal. I'm gonna msg you my email and phone number...please let me know if I can do anything. I know that even some days a simple text message of support is enough to get me thru my day!..

answered May 09 at 17:53

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Reagan
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I know I do better if I cant see it..put it up high in a cabinet or in the garage! when all else fails put it in the sink and run water over it!..

answered May 09 at 19:13

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Some people seem to have no problem being exposed to temptations such as you describe. Not me. Had ANYONE been foolish enough to bring bakery into my house, it would have been thrown into the trash immediately, Christmas or no Christmas. No apologies and no explanations. If they want to eat bakery, let them go someplace else to eat it, but if it comes in the house it is not long for this world..

When it comes to maintaining your GBS program, only you can put yourself first. And if you don't, who will?.

My suggestion is to lay down the law and don't waste 1 precious second feeling guilty about doing so. Guilt is the world's most worthless emotion. At some point your family must understand that THINGS HAVE CHANGED. The sooner they come to grips with that, the better..

Were I to continuously expose myself to these things I would be on the fast track to regaining what I have lost. I'm not going back for anyone or anything. Ever..

That's my take...

answered May 09 at 20:33

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Adelyn
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Im with Jerry on this. Change some of your traditions now! No one needs this to be a tradition anyway. Everyone overeating, drinking, and getting into the.

Tums.

Afterwards and doing it all over again the next day..

Chuck it out , I say no compromise , they can eat their crap out of sight of you ..

You keep up the good work and don't worry about what has past now just change it,,,, raise a little hell!!..

answered May 09 at 20:34

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Those are all great suggestions. Also, remember that the holiday's are tough for everyone. My nuts say that you should really just focus on maintaining and not gaining during the holiday season and then resume losing in January. I think if you lose anything at this time of year you are a superstar!.

We all have a really hard time avoiding junk when it's readily available to us. My daughter's birthday party was this weekend and I had one piece of cake, even though I shouldn't have. I logged it online in my Medifast food journal and was shocked to see how many calories and sugars and fat was in it. You;d think knowing that would have been a deterrent but no, the next morning I gave in and ate a piece right from the box. I was only going to have one bite but that turned into 2, then 3, then I had eaten a large piece. I, too, left very guilty.

So, I forgave myself and moved on. We all make mistakes. And, I know I will make them again..

Relax and give yourself a break. And, tell your family to give you a break too..

I am still pre-op and my kids (who had previously said they would be supportive) were already complaining about the changes I am making. I got sick of it and gave them a "stern.

Talking.

To!" :-) Now, they have turned around. This weekend my daughter even spent hours chopping veggies for me. Maybe your family needs a good "stern.

Talking.

To" also. :-)).

These changes you are making are good for everyone. Don't feel bad about putting your foot down and "politely" demanding some support. You are doing your family a favor along with yourself..

You deserve to have support. You deserve to have support more than they deserve to have junk..

Good luck!.

-Jenny.

S..

answered May 09 at 22:00

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Don't beat yourself up! The cookie is gone, but I agree with everyone else. Tell them the junk stays out of the house! THey can go out to get a cookie and a cup of.

Coffee.

Elsewhere just not bring it back home! You are still so new to the whole thing, tell them that you just need them to understand this! It doesn't mean forever, but at least this year..

Can you make some of Shelly's treats that you can have on your program and keep them around for when you want a treat like the protein balls, or protein cakes, or something? That way if your family is eating baked goods you don't have to feel like you are being deprived..

And be sure to keep exercising. Get out and get.

Walking.

Or use a.

Walking.

DVD or ride a bike, or something. Burn off some extra calories! I find when I am exercising I don't want the extra junk as much..

Good Luck!.

Laura..

answered May 09 at 22:59

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We have a lock on the pantry, but people know this is not the year to flaunt excessive eating!.

Set your boundaries and demand respect! Would they throw a cocktail party if you were in the beginnning of alcohol rehab?..

answered May 09 at 23:17

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I am in an all out panic that my weight loss is going down the drain the stupid ass holidays are killing me a long with my family.No one else in my house can bake anything except me so that has not been happening much so.

Leave.

It to my family to raid a bakery and bring home damn near everything which I was doing ok with then they go Medifast food shopping and in comes some more shit that shouldnt be there so of course being around all this junk Medifast food started to take it's toll I have been thinking about the death of my grandparents and the holidays and befor you know it in goes a cookie now much to my surprise I didnt get sick so in went another one then I felt super guilty so I made sure I ate healthy the rest of the day but then the next day the same thing and the day after that the same thing and after I eat the stuff that I eat I feel so guilty and that makes me think about how weak I am being how do I get threw this it's making me crazy.I am only a little over 5 months out andI dont want to mess this up but I also noticed that I am more hungry too some one please help what do I do to survive..

answered May 09 at 23:30

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I've found that the more sugar you eat the more you will crave.. so I stayed away from it for a while, and sure enough, the cravings subsided. Just make that decision not to put it in your mouth. I keep some sugar free candy nearby when the urge is really strong, and that usually solves the problem..

Krista..

answered May 09 at 23:55

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Thanks for posting this....I am having the same problem except I am the one who made/brought the stuff into the house. An annual event with my best friend is a cookie exchange....take 6 dozen, come home with 6 dozen differnet kinds..I couldn't resist sampling each of them. I did finally put them in the freezer and will make up plates to take to others but the temptation was too much when they were sitting out on the counter and growing up VERY poor, I still can't seem to throw anything away. Last year was SOO easy (2 months postop) but this year is SOO hard. After.

Reading.

The posts, I am going to forgive myself and immediately making up plates that are ready to hand out so my brain will wrap around the fact that "these is NOT mine to eat"...

answered May 10 at 00:37

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Milo
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Joma, I know it's hard to hear, but the best way to.

Avoid.

Temptation is to get rid of the temptation... If they can't cook it, too bad. Give them all the room the fridge but one level that's your level, with your foods..

DONT LET ANYBODY PUSH YOU AROUND. In my experience, there are people just waiting for you to fail. The "I told you so" or "She couldn't do it" crowd... You have to shove it back in their faces... That's the way it is with my family, anyway. A.

Prayer.

For you.....

answered May 10 at 00:43

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Yup, having the same problem here. We had friends over and they brough boxes of cookies and a cake for the kids... of course the sugar didnt bother me so the last few days havent been so good. I'm hoping the theory of everything in moderation will work for the rest of the holiday. I know if I deprive myself, I will want more. So maybe one cookie, as opposed to 6 will get me through..

answered May 10 at 02:20

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The problem is folks...she had the.

Surgery.

...not her family...and kids can't just run to the bakery, or drive off down the road, or whatever. They are kids, and they deserve a treat...mind you I said TREAT, not I demand this at all times....

The holidays are excruciating. I hate it for the eating factor..my family are piggies, y'all know this, and it will not change. I moved from Aunt Cathy's house, and within 24 hours, their eating habits went right back to what they use to be. Their pantry is just as crappy as it ever was.....

But I am not gonna let what everybody else is doing return me to what I use to be. It is up to me to do this. I am the one who needed.

Surgery.

, who prayed for.

Surgery.

, who has wrapped my arms around this, so it is totally up to me, to get through it. This is the first one for most of us here. All we can do is grit our teeth and bare it. I made my little plate at Thanksgiving, and simply walked off. I went for a walk when they decided it was time for dessert. I never let Medifast food be a force in moving me through the day.



We can get through this people. No big deal, unless you make it a big deal. I also have no issue with sugar. don't you think that runs through my head oh at least once everyday? (just one cookie Beth..just one.) cookies are a gift from heaven. at the same time, they are a spark from the devil. I also keep sugar free candy around.



Hard candy.

..it's lifesavers..all the way.....

answered May 10 at 02:31

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I am saving this one and.

Reading.

It a few times a day till the holidays are over.... good post mary..

answered May 10 at 04:02

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Caitlyn
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Ive got a slightly different take on this one.

My program allows all Medifast food (even regular cookies) as tolerated and as long as I follow the rules (we are allowed three 20 minute meals a day, no snacking and protein first at every mealand simple carbs no more than 4 times a week) So, if I want to eat a cookie, I can schedule it into my meals for the dayprotein first and then the cookie. By the time I get to the cookie or special Medifast food Im pretty full, and a bite or 2 satisfies me. I don't feel cheated...in fact I feel a bit smug that I now have "superpowers" and can be full so quickly..

With that said, I do have a major problem with dumping so I cant actually tolerate simple carbs..

The key is to figure out what will work for you and then stand your ground. If your key is keeping the stuff out of your house, you have a right to put your foot down. Your health is more important than your familys cravings. Treat the crappy Medifast food like you would a Medifast food you are allergic to. Families dont bring peanuts into the house if one of them has a peanut allergy, do they?.

Anyway, wishing you strength and grace as you figure this out..

(hugs).

JJ..

answered May 10 at 04:44

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I definately agree with the "get it out of the house" suggestions! It should be okay if someone has a single-serving treat. But, no boxes of junk! They aren't good for anyone..

My daughter (12) made sugar cookies from scratch last night. I broke off the tiniest piece from one to tell her what a great job she did. The rest of the cookies went to.

School.

To share with her class today..

It is hard to start standing up for yourself. But, you can do it!!..

answered May 10 at 04:52

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Luckily I'm one of those that don't seem to be bothered at all by having sweets around. I actually buy them for my family. I keep in my head that those are the reasons I had to go through this.

Surgery.

And hated myself. Noone else in my family is overweight and I don't feel good about making them suffer for my flaw..

I don't mean to sound rude or anything, just giving my opinion and what actually happens in my home..

For Christmas Eve I have about 36 people coming to my home. I'm baking cookies Thursday, breads and pies next Wednesday. I'm making fudge, dips, beer bread my usual full course Christmas Eve buffet meal. I eat a few small things and love the vege platter. I just wouldn't feel right if I was expecting them to give up what they like for me..

When I quit smoking, I did that for me and I didn't or don't expect my husband to quit, even though he's a chimney..

I have to hold myself accountable and don't think it's fair that I expect them to give up what they enjoy..

Sorry for those that don't agree, but this is how I feel..

Kelly..

answered May 10 at 05:41

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