I am considering going on the Medifast weight program...?

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My first question is I am considering going on the Medifast weight program...? Thanks in advance for any comment. My 2nd question... I've read several posts about people struggling with what to do this Sunday. There is a lot of family pressure on big family holidays to conform. It seems like many families are like mine, we define our holiday by the eating. I'm not unsympathetic, but I want to try to put this in perspective for you and for myself..

According to wikipedia there are nearly 60 holidays and observances in the United States. Now, add to that your birthday, your immediate family birthdays, your extended family birthdays, the birthdays of your colleagues, students (if you have them), special events at work, workshops, conferences, weddings, anniversaries, graduations, carnivals and fairs, motivational breakfasts, after dinner drinks, retirement celebrations, date nights with your significant other, the party for Uncle Lou's foot surgery and so on.... you get the picture..

Nearly every day can be spent celebrating (translate eating). If this is your first Easter or big holiday on Medifast (like it is mine), let's think of it as practice for how we will spend every special day, treating ourselves with love. Eating healthfully and enjoying it..

You aren't depriving yourself, you are loving yourself. Don't let the naysayers, the saboteurs, or the ignorant tell you any differently. Trust me, when you come back to the boards on Monday, you'll read many posts about how good people feel because they stayed the course and withstood the pressure. Let's be one of them! It will feel great!..

Comments (14)

I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the answer. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I got an answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could give you help..

Comment #1

I started Medifast the Friday before Thanksgiving. I survived that holiday and every one since 100% on plan. It is a great feeling to come through knowing that I took care of me, and.....what I ate or didn't eat had no effect whatsoever on anyone else. It was kinda funny (and sad) sitting and watching everyone else be miserable because they ate too much. Do it often enough and you begin to realize how much of our life is spent around food, how much of the event or family time or whatever is about the food and not the people or even the reason for the event.........

Comment #2


If you wanna have a "planned" off day Easter than who the heck am I to say "you were wrong, blah blah blah"...go ahead only YOU know whats best for you and what you can handle!.

Im going to stay OP......but either way...ive been down that slope before and let me tell ya...."I did struggle to get on and stay on" but now I'm right where I need to be!..

Comment #3

Believe how well I Know...I come from a family who used to have spreads out like you wouldnt believe haha!..

Comment #4

Kate I so agree! I've given myself and "off" day and regretted it for sure. I can't just take a day off from life so why would I think I could take a day off treating my body right. Thanks for putting this out there!..

Comment #5

We are addicts a day off is like only drinking one drink...............Keep strong !!!..

Comment #6

Yep - I took Mothers Day last year "off" and it took me ten months to get back on the program! You're right - it's just like an alcoholic taking that first drink. Man, what a slippery slope! Stay strong, y'all - we're doing this for US and we're going to succeed!..

Comment #7

Well said, Kate..


Day of life is a special day.....

Comment #8

As others have said,,great post!! As a maintainer, I can tell you that this is the time to stop making Holidays all about food. While you are in 5/1, it is a great time to be working on your long term eating habits,,,,,,"If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got"!..

Comment #9

As someone who is only on their second day of MF, I've JUST told my husband that I'm going to stay OP for Easter. I've been so guilty of always making excuses for "just one more" whatever, and this time, I'm not going there..

I walked past a free Tootsie Roll today and it felt great. I'm going to take my L&G meal to our family gathering and drink water like crazy..

Happy Easter everyone...

Comment #10

Way to go Adams Mom! Come out of the gate strong!..

Comment #11

Good for you on passing the tootsie roll!! Easter dinner, as is Thanksgiving and Christmas,,with choices of turkey, salad, mashed cauliflower,,and other veggies are actually easy meals to remain on plan. Just have a bar, pudding, brownie,,,for your dessert with coffee as others enjoy the higher calorie stuff. You will be so proud afterward!!..

Comment #12

I remember my first 3-4 days on Medifast and how going into ketosis kicked my butt. That right there is MY motivation for staying 100% OP during Easter..

I have to admit, though, this Sunday will be pretty easy for me to stay on program because I don't care for ham anyway, and that's what my in-laws are making. I plan on having my chicken breast and some asparagus and salad. I've gotten so used to eating light, that that's going to be plenty for me. And I'll have my pudding already prepared and pass on the cake and cookies and such..

To see that I am now weighing less than I have in years is amazing to me. I can't imagine doing anything to ruin it...

Comment #13

This is so great! Isn't it amazing how good it feels to walk past a tootsie roll? I started a month before Halloween. I remember how great I felt by not even giving that sludge a second glance..

You are off to an awesome start!..

Comment #14


, awesome thread and so cool that you really do "get it". It makes life easier...

Comment #15

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.


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