Disclosure: I receive free product in order to evaluate and comment on my experiences on the Medifast Program. Medifast products and the Medifast Program are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. Any medical improvements noted while on the program are related to weight loss in general, and not to Medifast products or programs.
How did you all do over the Holidays?? Every year before this, I’ve always gained. It’s just been inevitable. But I’m happy to report that I’m back in the minus column!
That’s one thing with the weight loss surgery, it’s a tool that helps you continue to lose. Even though I normally would have over indulged, I just couldn’t. Having a smaller stomach helped me stop when I was full. I had a little more variety with Christmas vs. Thanksgiving because my stomach is healed, but I didn’t over eat.
Another good tip that I’d like to share is the rule of 4s. During this month’s weight loss support meeting, someone mentioned the rule of 4. She has not had her surgery yet so this is her way of cutting back on her portions starting now. Especially over the Holidays.
The rule of 4 is, you have whatever you’d like (within reason of course) but you only take 4 bites. Regular size bites. That’s it. So 4 bites of ham, 4 bites of mash potatoes, 4 bites of whatever. I think that’s a great way to help with portion control.
Speaking of ham. YUM. I very much enjoyed having ham. 🙂
I’m still using the Medifast Ready to Drink shakes and am now even starting to have the Medifast bars. They are both a quick thing for me to grab and have in my purse for when I’m out and about.
So progress to date:
I’m down a total of 30 lbs with my 3 lb weight loss last week. That’s 30 lbs in 6 weeks. My doctor would like another 20 lbs by mid February so hopefully my body doesn’t take any more ‘breaks’ and will continue to shed those lbs!
I’m also finally getting my energy back so I’m looking forward to getting back to karate and even going to the gym with the hubby.
Interested in trying out Medifast for yourself?
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