I have now been on Medifast for seven weeks. I started this journey with Medifast weighing it at a grand total of, 250 pounds on my tall 5’10” frame. I have lost a total of 30 pounds, that is an average of over 4 pounds a week. The first week I lost six pounds.
Medifast is not a forever plan, once you either reach 20 to 15 pounds before your goal weight, or hit a plateau for over two weeks you transition. Which my friends is where I have failed many times before. I have over the course of my 50 almost 51 years tried many diets and have succeeded in the weight loss but failed in maintaining my losses. The reason why, I get careless and I have some underlying medical issues and physical issues that keep me from exercising and keep my metabolism at a dead stand still.
My plan as long as we can afford it is to stay on Medifast until I hit goal, then do a correct transition to a Paleo life style. I would be lying if I said I will never eat processed foods or “junk” again! Lying to myself as well as you and well I am not going to do that.
Next Wednesday I turn 51 years young and I am going to let my husband take me to dinner with a few friends. I will enjoy myself and the following day pick up right where I left off. Will I feel guilty? Not a chance. Will my scale let me know? Of course it will. The main thing is I will not dwell on it nor let it throw me off track for the week, month, year or anything else.
I have a new book and plan to get a few more nutrition based books. I will be posting from time to time my recipes and other fellow Medifasters recipes as well. I hope to help people along my journey and if ever you have any questions about Medifast I will answer them or send you to someone who can.