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Take Shape for Life is going great!

Friday, August 24, 2012

So a few of you have been asking how I am doing, and what I am doing, so I will fill you in a little bit.

I'm doing the plan Take Shape for Life (by Medifast). www.kathyclose.tsfl.com
To read more about it click on 'how it works' and you can also click on 'downloads' to read the quickstart, that will really help anyone interested in learning more.

Basically you pay for your food through them, they provide you with 5 meals a day, and you provide a 6th meal of a 'lean and green' consisting of 3 servings of vegetables and 5-7 oz of lean protein.
It has been going really well for me and I really am never hungry! A bit gassy the first few days while my body is adjusting to the soy protein that is in the meals, but I feel much better! Not to mention I am down 6.4 lbs in 5 days... emoticon

I will load a few pictures of what I have eaten, but it's not everything, just some that I have thought to take pictures of..






There are pancakes, soups, chili, sloppy joes, cereal, pudding, ice cream, etc! Lots of foods to choose from.. It's very convenient for my hectic life :)

**Just FYI. This plan also has a transition phase, where you incorporate less and less of their food to switch you over into maintanence. They have a book that teaches you about the healthy habits of life. I am not writing this blog to get opinions of what I should and shouldn't be doing. This is what is working GREAT for me right now, and I know that it's not a lifelong plan (although I might still buy some of the food for snacks, they are good and full of protein!) but it fits my life right now! This is a blog just for people to read that were interested in learning more about the program, not for criticisms. :) Thanks! :)
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EVER-HOPEFUL 8/27/2012 1:54PM

    we have something similar that has just started over here in germany called diet chef.there are 3 menu options 1,200 cal,1500 cal and 1800 cal.then there is a list of foods for each meal and two snacks in each calorie range which you pick one of each section a day for a fortnight and they bring it too you.it sounds and looks good but abit out of my price range.the food is supposed to be made by proper chefs and all fresh.glad it is working for you. emoticon

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BOGUSANNIE 8/26/2012 6:37PM

    Awesome results!!! emoticon

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 8/24/2012 4:46PM

    Sounds great and glad to hear its working for you....

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FITAT50 8/24/2012 3:10PM

    I am very happy you found something that works for you and your lifestyle! I was on Jenny Craig for 2 years and that's where I lost most of my weight.

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123ELAINE456 8/24/2012 11:56AM

  Im glad you found something that works for you. I could never afford something like this. Just keep us posted on how well you are doing on it. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Have an Enjoyable Day. Take Care.

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 8/24/2012 11:39AM

    Congrats for finding something that works for you.

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A*L*P* 8/24/2012 9:32AM

    I think its great you're finding something that works for you. We all have to find our own path and what works despite what the critics say/think. Good for you!

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THEHONESTME 8/24/2012 9:10AM

    Way to go!!! That's awesome :) And I agree, it works for hectic lifestyles.

As for EOWYN2424's comment, she's right - you do have to learn to fix healthy food for yourself and that's what the Lean & Green is all about, otherwise, they'd just have you eat 6 meal replacements. BUT, while you're in weight LOSS mode, the convenient meal replacements give you the nutrition you need and they are so simple, no tracking, no counting calories or carbs, or protein. Simple, fast, convenient for someone who's constantly on the go.

Put it this way, if you didn't have the meal replacements and you had to fix healthy food for each meal/snack, would you stick to it? Sure, for a while - we all do - but then hectic life takes over again. This just makes life (and losing weight and getting healthy) a bit easier and IT WORKS!

Have a great day - you're doing awesome!
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LIFES_A_DANCE 8/24/2012 9:06AM

    Yes, this plan also has a transition phase to help you learn to maintain, and you can get a book that teaches you Healthy Habits of life, I know how to fix healthy food for myself, but this is what is working for me right now. It's not a plan for everyone, but it's working for me and fits into my busy schedule. :)

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EOWYN2424 8/24/2012 9:00AM

    But you still need to learn to fix healthy food yourself for the long term.

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