Rabu, 09 Mei 2012

What If Medifast Is Too Hard To Follow?

I often hear from people who are concerned that they are going to have challenges on the Medifast diet. They will often tell me that they don't have any willpower. Or they will say that previous diets haven't worked. They will tell me that they are confused about how the diet works or when and how they are supposed to eat. Common comments are things like: "I have some friends who have had good results on Medifast, but I'm worried that it will be too hard or too confusing for me. I have tried many diets and I have failed at them all. I usually start out OK but then I get overwhelmed at keeping track of everything or I get bored. Is this diet a huge challenge?" I will address these questions in the following article.
Why I Don't Find Medifast As Difficult As Previous Diets: Understand that what I'm about to tell you is only my opinion. Everyone has their own. But honestly, to me, Medifast is the easiest diet that I've been on. The main reason for this is that there just isn't very much to figure out. You never have to count calories or keep track of carbs or proteins. You don't really need to keep track of what you have eaten because all of the meals have roughly the same amounts of calories and carbs. All you really need to do is to eat five of the meals that they send you and eat one main meal (called the lean and green) that you make yourself or you can use frozen food or food from a restaurant. The main criteria for the lean and green is that it is lean protein and low glycemic vegetables. It is just not that difficult. You can make a soup or stir fry. You can have lean protein and a side of two vegetables. Or, you can do a one pot meal. It's very easy to find recipes for this. You can even use frozen foods if you are careful about your choices.
I also actually really like eating six times per day even though in the beginning this was one of my biggest reservations. I just didn't think I could fit all those meals in. But what I didn't realize is that they are small, prepackaged meals. It's no big deal to have a bar on the go or to just unwrap a straw and have a shake. I mean, if you can unwrap or microwave a food item, then this is really all that you are required to do for most of the time. Also, I really liked that I wasn't required to weigh or check in, although help and counselor was available if I wanted it. And no, no one monitors your exercise, but it is encouraged if you want to do it. And they do provide you with free resources for it.
One of the things that I find the most helpful about this diet is that the support. The main website has tons of blogs and forums where people can support one another or just share their experiences. It took a while before I was comfortable commenting, but just reading about other people's experiences and even triumphs was a huge help. So I guess my response to this person's concerns is that I don't find Medifast very difficult. But if you do, there is a lot of support and people willing to help with any challenges that you might have.

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