I tried Nutrisystem and thought the food was pretty bad. It requires a lot of discipline but it is worth it. Such programs have surged in popularity in recent years. I have never felt better. I am excited to see what my one week weigh in is gonna be. First, no one really understands why we start to stall on the keto diet.
Both fasts are similar. As long as you eat protein with fats and very little to no carbs, you will lose weight. If you find yourself in a weight loss stall on the Ketogenic diet, you might try something similar. I personally believe the substitute sugars, even Keto approved ones, might cause you to stall at some point. I also think dairy may have stalled me a bit too.
Gosh, I love cheese. I suggest you do different tests of your own. This is the only way you will figure out what is making you stall in your weight loss efforts. I never once felt as though I was deprived when I ate ground beef with butter. I also only ate twice in a day. I had coffee with butter in the morning 2 cups , and lunch and dinner were both ground beef with butter. Now when I look at my diet, I see more fat intake with moderate protein. When you think about your diet, what do you see?
Head over here and sign up to get a free 7 day Keto Meal plan printable. We have a lot of fun and share tons of knowledge! This is what my breakfast looks like on a daily basis now! Bacon, Eggs, Avocado, and lots of butter! Join our Private Facebook Group for this challenge: Magnesium, Potassium and make sure to up your salt intake too! I heard this advice over and over again from all the Keto experts at KetoCon too. I found your page through Pinterest, because the picture of the meat, cream cheese?
Do you actually have that? I was glad I found this, because it is so nice to have an arsenal of techniques for keto! How has this affected your overall health blood work, etc? What supplements do you take besides magnesium, potassium, and salt? This is very interesting. I have been stalled for weeks and have been trying to figure out what is going on. I usually fast until after I workout, but then eat 3 meals. I also usually eat pretty close to my 25 net carbs everyday, I find it helps with volume.
Do others find they need to cut out the carbs completely? If you suffer from leg cramps the quickest way to get rid of them is to soak in a bathtub with a cup of epsom salts as your body absorbs magnesium quicker through your skin than in a supplement of buy a spray, this stops the leg cramps immediately.
How do I find you on Facebook? Hi Ronni, We have a facebook group and a page! I started to think that was it for my weight loss. I am so happy I found this pin. I was starting to gain weight again. I started to eat the beef with butter for lunch every day for five days and lost 4 pounds.
I look amazing I feel amazing and I just have to thank you for your amazing advice. Anyone know if coconut like a fresh, real coconut, not dried or sweetened is ok on the keto diet? I love it, and it tastes like a treat! I did this fast for 4 days and lost 4. After the 4 days I made sure to track my food and fat intake so I could on the plan and figure out what caused me to stall in the first place.
Most of my protein I ate after the stall had the same amount of fat in either butter or oils. Doubt, you just breakfast the coffe? Then lunch and dinner meat with butter? Hello, i was interested in doing this. On the second day I added a small amount of grilled onion to the beef but very little because of the carb count.
I also second the issues with keto approved sweeteners. I made some keto mini cheesecakes last weekend and my weight went up I only ate 2 in 2 days, everything else was normal keto for me Only time I have issues with major stalling or reversals is when I use sweeteners.
Not going to make that mistake again! I did this and I lost weight. Thank you for sharing this. I wanna do this again but I kinda wanna try something other than ground beef.
Something simple and quick. Again thank you so much for sharing. Thank you for you post and all this information. I am still gathering as much info as I can. This was a great article. I had a question about the app you use. Does it have a bar code scanner or do you have to manual put in the nutrition values? When looking at your macros, how does your ground beef come out so low? With a cup twice a day and 3 tbs butter each time my calories were at a little over with just those 2 meals, but yours also includes bpc and are still lower than mine.
What app are you using to track it? Hi, I, too, had a stall on Keto. How did your body react when you went back to regular Keto? Did your weight fluctuate or did you keep losing?
When I went back to my normal keto diet, I continued to lose but at a slower pace. I was so excited it was still going down!!! If I stall again, I plan to do this same Beef and Butter fast again!
Maybe a dumb question — but what percentage fat was the ground beef you used? Seems like the higher the better, right? Thank you so much for sharing your experience! My struggle with vegetables is making sure I get enough fiber — how would I do that without veggies in my diet?
I avoid all grains and legumes. There is a podcast called 2ketodudes. They go into the nitty gritty science of how and why keto works. But for a nutshell answer to this question: This is why when starting on keto you urinate a tremendous amount.
However, as your body flushes out water it also flushes out electrolytes sodium, potassium and chloride. Magnesium is also important. Low electrolytes can cause leg cramps, headaches, heart palpitations and some other nasty symptoms. Colored salts pink, gray contain minerals such as potassium and magnesium so those can be helpful on a keto diet.
Salt your food and you can even put a bit in your water — not so it tastes like saline or salt water but just enough to get a bit in your diet without changing the taste of the water. You will often see keto community blaming low sodium for leg cramps. I work in a medical lab. I tested myself every week for months.
When I had leg cramps my sodium was perfect but my magnesium was very low. I now take a daily multi-vitamin and choose foods high in magnesium like spinach, avocado and almonds and I salt everything with pink Himalayan salt. But, find what works for you. I dont feel hungry at all as my body is in this light form of ketosis but all the added protien allows my body to not breakdown my own muscle. I cant wait until I get to week 3 and can exercise again!
If you are considering this- consider it for at least a month. Yes it is expensive but if you add up all the money you spend on groceries plus fast food, snacks drinks- they add up.
I wish i had found this program years ago! I was on this diet for 3 months. Started at and now i am down to I have stopped eating their food since december and have not gained a pound, but have been slowly losing it. Not some miracle diet. Or it could be the fact that im 19 and all medifast did was kickstart my metabolism and teach me some portion control. For all those who have been on the Medifast Diet and have lost a lot of weight, go get a HIDA Scan done to check your gallbladder function.
PLEASE, go get that gallbladder function test done after losing large amounts of weight to make sure your gallbladder is still functioning!!!!! Those of us with weight problems will likely struggle for the rest of our lives. Your more or less have to stay on a diet permanently. Losing weight quickly makes you feel good and keeps you motivated. Once you get past the first week you feel great.
I eliminated all my stomach problems and was in a great mood most of the time. I love the scrambled eggs, with a lil bit of pepper and salsa but you have to whisk them before cooking not only mix with a fork , same for the chocolate pudding…whisk well, and plaze in the freezer not the fridge for 30 minutes, so creamy and delicious! My fav shakes are the whey protein ones, like the dark chocolate shake, I add ice, and a tbsp of Black Cherry sugar free syrup which you are allowed to and blend it, super yummie, my coworker tried it and she said she would drink it without being on the plan!
I also like the Cinnamon apple oat meal, I add a little brown sugar splenda and a bit of cinnamon powder…very good. The trick with the soups is to let thme soak… at least 30 minutes.
My favorite soup is the Wild rice, I add a bit of Tabasco and black pepper…wonderful and filling! You have to stick to the plan EXACTELY…no piece of fruit here and there and no cheating, it is not good to take your body in and out of the mild kitosis Medifast puts you in.
You re-learn how to eat and what a portion is really suppose to be. No miracle, nothing will work, not even surgery, if you go back to your old habits! Good luck to you! Food is not that great and is very expensive. Medifast Staff is rude. Can not even have fruit or high carb veggies like peas. So it is hard to follow for more than a couple of months. Weight gained back very quickly even following up with a low calorie plan.
It must have something to do with maintaining low carbs or starting to eat carbs slowly. There is no mercy with this plan. You follow it exactly or you GAIN weight. Can not workout any more than 45 minutes a day or you will not loose weight. If you have to loose a lot of weight fast, go for it. But be very careful coming off or you will gain more than you lost. I am strictly following the diet and I can say that I am not hungry!!! I have begun lightly working out the last 3 days. I have honestly not felt better.
I would highly reccomend it! I had success on Medifast once before, but feel that it contributed to my thyroid becomming less functional. Medifast denies this of course, but soy is a thyroid antagonist, and when you strictly do Medifast, you are living pretty much exclusively on soy.
I was doing only the shakes, no meal. My weightloss was proceeding, if you could call it that, at a glacial rate. That is, S-L-O-W 2 pounds in four weeks, despite complete compliance.
I think my case is unusual, but again, if you are borderline hypothyroid I really feel Medifast is NOT a good program for you. I was diagnosed finally as being clinically hypothyroid and went on thyroid meds. I found a different program — HMR — which is medically supervised and also uses shakes, but these are milk based except the shakes made specifically for the lactose intolerant. I have had no problem whatsoever losing on HMR and am down over 40 pounds in 10 weeks.
Medifast is okay but I really believe all that soy is what sent my thyroid over the edge. If you are having trouble losing on Medifast, get your thyroid checked and really consider switching to a non-soy based diet program. Once I switched to my health coach at miofit. I have been on the Medifast program for 62 days. I have had 4 total in 62 days I have also given myself a fruit day here and there.
I have lost a total of 13 lbs average 1. I am an avid exerciser, always moving, yoga Hot and cold , running, pilates, dancing Ballet, Hip Hop, and Salsa , boxing, biking, and anything I am interested in doing that day! The Medifast program has given me energy, confidence, and a new handle and control on what I eat and when I eat it.
I was noticing before the program all kinds of stomach issues, once I cut out greesy fried foods, dairy, and the ton of bread I was consumming, all of the problems disappeared. Once I started Medifast and had about a week of cleansing, my system was normal again. Now running is easier, I can go farther and last longer, since I am lighter. I love this program and will be on it till I complete my goal of safe weight loss with another 24 lbs to go!
And hey if it takes me till a year from now, so be it! I am in no rush for anyone but myself! Love yourself more then you love anyone else first! Remember health is your bestfriend!
And be good to you today! I have been on this program for two months and I have lost 35lbs and went from a size 24 to an I have never felt better. Far less than I was spending eatting out all the time. I have not had any medical issues as a result of being on this plan and I have never felt better. Just do it, all the junk we eat is killing us……… think of it as a health plan NOT a diet. Be very carefull of this one.
I have colitis from taking it for a short time, so it certainly is not for everyone. Trying to work my way back to good health and promising my body that I would never do anything like that again.
We were told that they do not give refunds. I told the center reps that I am lactose intolerant. The shakes are suppose to be low lactose, but after a week I could not go to the bathroom. I finally emailed Medifast and received their list of no lactose products. I no longer drink the shakes, only their punch. When I told the center reps that I obtained the list thru email, then they said they could have given me a copy of the list!!!
I have now lost 24 lbs. The center reps are suppose to be councilors, but are working on commission. A couple of reps have lost a lot of weight, but not all of it on Medifast. How can someone who had not even tried the diet advise me?
Instead of 5 Medifast meal replacements a day, I do 3 a day. Here is what is working for me:. I have one for breakfast or half a cup of Bran Buds with a little hot water.
MF allowes a half a cup of Jello a day, so I eat it at breakfast, too. I have been walking 5, steps. I am happy at losing more than 2 lbs a week. I will not quit, just modify it to work for me. I only buy enough meal replacements for my 3 a day. The 1st week, they insisted that I buy their supplements. I found the same at Costco for a lot less. I hope this helps someone.
But as soon as I stopped their plans, the weight slowly came back. Plus, talking with my doc, the FL4I diet is not very good for the system. Dropped 3 pant sizes and lost total overall inches! I have stepped off the plan a number of times due to family gatherings, vacations and a wedding and was surprised at how little weight came back. My husband and I were eating out every night due to his strange work schedule and I just set the time that I want to cook mostly on the BBQ or grill , eat and have his meal waiting for him.
I also work out on Wii Active, swim in a resistance pool, ride a recumbant bike as well as walk the mall. I am now up to 50 minutes of exercise a day and feel absolutely great! I am allergic to artificial sweeteners and found most of their meals do not include them. I have found the types of meals that suit me and taste the best: Their Antioxidant shakes, chocolate pudding, their new crunch bars are yummy, as well as their Momentum cappuccino and Chai Latte.
I highly recommend this diet to anyone! Just be sure to make regular visits to your doctor especially if you are on any medications to make sure the dosages are adjusted accordingly. It has changed the way I look at food! Which, for me, is a wonderful thing: Been on Medifast for a week. Did Herbalife in and lost 50 lbs…. By end of 9 month went from a size 24 to a Must drink lots of water on each…and be strict on the diet plans.
Preference for me is Medifast. Take Metamucil or some other fiber supplement. Concerning putting on weight again, Medifast helps you break bad eating habits and lifestyle changes.
If you revert back to cheeseburgers and beer with no exercise , of course you will gain it all back. I tried Nutrisystem and thought the food was pretty bad.
Jenny Craig is expensive. And exercise and no alcohol! It messed with my metabolism. I could only eat real food once a day, and only meat and vegetables. Yeahhh… not quite the best plan out there. I am so sick from Medifast, gassy and bloated all the time, feeling full and just terrible. What is wrong with me?
Medifast is a great diet! If you are disciplined to do it and have the mind set to succeed you will be successful! I have lost 50 pounds since January I workout times a week and make sure I drink lots of water. I lost 65 pounds using Medifast and have kept off all but about five pounds for a year now.