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3/11/13 11:26 A

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Sounds like you have a great plan in place ... best wishes for long-term success going forward! I know you mentioned not wanting to do soy for too long because of your hypothyroidism, so I'm sure your coach already told you this, but just wanted to reinforce that you should utilize a non-soy product within a 2-3 hour window of taking your thyroid med. Any of the products are acceptable the rest of the day.

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3/11/13 11:05 A

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Since you already had a health coach - I would get back in touch with them and let them know you need some help. The clients that keep in touch with me most seem to be the most successful. Dr. A's book is great and it will help you get back on track as well. Best wishes to you! If you decide to change health coaches - there is way to do that on the website.
Best wishes to you!
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3/11/13 10:48 A

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Sorry for the delay in replying. I thought I set the thread to send me an email when anyone replied and I never got one.

Thank you for the words of advice. When I did Medifast before I did have a health coach who is my doctor. But she is so busy that we didn't talk much. At this point, I'm within a day or so of making the decision to do Medifast again and to truly be careful during the transition phase. My end goal is to lose the weight and once transitioned to only eat whole/real foods and no Medifast meals. I do have hypothyroidism so I don't want to do the soy for too long. Still nursing this knee injury so definitely no exercise which makes it a prime opportunity to do Medifast and lose the weight quickly.

I have Dr. A's book, time to pull it out and read it.

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2/27/13 5:47 A

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That's where the habits of health really comes into play, Jennccrt! Really dig into the Habits of Health to stop the oscillating pattern of the "diet" ... you don't have to be perfect on the 5&1 to succeed, but you do need to be mindful and make conscious choices, and if you make a choice to eat something off program it should not be an entire "cheat day" and derail you completely! Good for you for taking control again and deciding that your health is worth it! You can do this! If you are working with a coach, be sure to stay plugged into him/her.

You can sign up for Dr. A's 30-day habits of health challenge ... you get a daily email with a little tidbit from the Habits of Health to work on and can help you stay focused. www.drwayneandersen.com/resources/dr
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Best wishes with your health and weight loss goals!

Jodi

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2/27/13 3:50 A

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I'm in the same boat. I started Medifast last summer, and I only stuck with it a few weeks:(
It worked great while I was on plan, but one "cheat day" did me in, and I never could seem to get back on track. I got on the scale last weekend and was devastated. I had gained all back that I lost plus 20 lbs:( so, here I am again. I just got to be strong and stick with it.

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2/25/13 9:24 P

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Hi Michelle, I had a setback also and I knew I needed to do Medifast to get the setback weight of 20 pounds off asap because of the havoc being wreaked on my joints. I know how that feels. This is my third week on medifast and I have lost half of the gainback. My joints already thank me. I did get the free health coach and it was invaluable! truly a blessing to be able to talk to a live person, text as many times a day as you feel you need and just ask questions. The support has been just what I needed or I would have been close to giving up.

Medifast is a great tool to get the weight off quickly and the support is great. That's my opinion. If you can afford it, do it.

Winston Churchill: Never, never, never give up!


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2/25/13 11:16 A

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Hi Michelle! It sounds like the 5&1 would be a great tool to help you reach your goal weight once again. Do you have Dr. A's Habits of Health? The habits of health books are a wonderful resource to learn to keep the weight off long-term. Dr. Andersen has a free 30-day habits of health challenge that you can sign up for free: http://www.drwayneandersen.com/resources/d
r-a-30-day-challenge/ You will receive a daily email with little tidbits from the habits of health to help you stay focused and on track.

Best wishes with your health and weight loss goals!

Jodi


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2/25/13 10:05 A

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As a health coach with Take Shape For Life using Medifast as a tool for weight loss - I suggest you get back on the 5 and 1 plan with Medifast. You have already seen the benefits and since activity will be at a minimum for you - I think it is wise to have the good nutrition it offers and you will lose weight even though you won't be able to do much exercise. I have found my health coach to be invaluable. If you didn't have one when you did Medifast the first time, please consider ordering through my website. I would be honored to walk the journey with you.
Best wishes with whatever you decide!
Janet Collins
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2/24/13 12:49 P

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Hello Everyone,

I did Medifast in 2011 and lost 65lbs. Since then I've regained 35lbs. The past 8 months have been filled with injuries, illness, and sinus surgery and I'm looking at a potential knee surgery now. Needless to say, the nutrition has not been the best with one setback after another. I've also suspected that I have a yeast sensitivity that is now confirmed along with a possible starch sensitivity. My doctor says basically no breads, sugars, starches - and/or all in low moderation.

What I'm trying to decide now is do I do Medifast again knowing that I can lose the weight in the next 10+weeks based on how I lost weight last time (which would be good if I have to have knee surgery) or do I change my diet to just protein and veggies/fruit cutting out everything else not knowing how my body will react to that?

Any thoughts??

Michelle

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