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12/6/12 5:00 P

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That was my problem too - I didn't eat enough and my consumed calories were too low. Now I eat a serving of raw nuts between lunch and dinner. Low carb and roughly 5gs of protein. emoticon



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10/2/12 9:51 A

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I was also in the camp of not eating enough. When tracking calories for my dietician, it turned out I was eating about 700 a day. Medifast is a little more than that, about 1100. My metabolism is a bit skewed after years of yo-yo dieting. When I reach goal, I'm going to follow the plan my (type 2) husband is on. He was watching me lose but didn't want to do something as strict as MF, so he's being doing his own program for over a year. He's lost 50 pounds! This is what he's doing, from an article he saw on CNN:

http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/04/22/wei
ght.loss.anita.mills/index.html

Valerie

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10/2/12 9:24 A

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Thanks for getting back to me ....I too have tried everything...including a lap band with no success...I eat very little and was told that might be part of the problem I need to eat more...My primary sells this so I am going to make an appt. with her and check it out....real food ..I can live with that..especially if I see some results...thanks again

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10/1/12 12:03 P

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when I started, MF would only "allow" type 2 diabetics to be on the plan, which I find silly because most type 1s I know (including myself) test more than type 2s and are generally more "in tune" to our disease. I purchased MF online, so who knew? Now, they do have a plan for type 1s but I didn't just purchase the diabetic plan; all of the food worked for me.

In the "old days" of MF it was all liquid. Now, they have everything from oatmeal to soups to brownies to pretzels, etc. All of the food is interchangeable, so you just choose five MF meals a day plus one Lean & Green, which I did at dinner: a serving of protein and some veggies or salad.

How did it work for me? Well, after swearing that "no matter what I do, I simply can't budge a pound!", I lost three pounds the first week and four the second. I continued to lose an average of 2 pounds a week. BUT (and this is a big BUT!) I stayed ON PLAN. Medifast works if you work it! But I'd read about others who'd cheat several times a week, and then not understand why they weren't losing.

I found it easy to stick with the plan because the results every week when I got on the scale motivated me. I'm down just about 60 pounds so far and still want to lose more. I had major surgery to my cervical spine in April and that seemed to put most weight loss on hold. I haven't gained any and am just now back on track, but I veered off track a little.

It's a great program, in my opinion!

Valerie

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10/1/12 10:50 A

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Is it safe for diabetics to use medifast and is it all just liquids I am interested in how it worked for you

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9/30/12 9:15 P

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I just celebrated (truly!) 20 years with type 1.

A couple years ago, I had resigned myself to the fact that insulin meant weight gain and I couldn't seem to change the fact that I was slowly gaining.

I decided to fully embrace exercise, since I was turning 50 and didn't want to be heavy for the second half of my life. A full year of watching my food intake and exercising (on a treadmill) five days a week, and I lost a whopping ZERO pounds.

I told my husband I was going to "do something drastic" so I gave myself a gift by purchasing a month's worth of Medifast. I'm down 60 pounds (most of it was lost in the first eight months) and still want to lose another 20 or so.

I feel better than I have in years, and know I look better too. I'm lucky in that I don't have any complications and this disease sort of "fits" my personality. I wear a pump, test 8-12 times a day, avoid all carbs (except veggies) and know that I'm truly healthier as a person with diabetes than I'd be if I'd never been diagnosed.

What's your biggest challenge? What can I offer help/suggestions/input about?
Valerie


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9/30/12 7:07 P

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I was diagnosed with type 1 nine years ago. It has been a hard row to hoe. I am now 50 and it seems as though I am loosing ground. I am gaining weight and cant seem to get it together and loose the pounds. I am hoping eveyone will lift me up.


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