I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the right answer. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I got an decent answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could give you an answer..
It takes awhile to get rid of the "demons". Medifast food was our best friend for the longest time, and it's hard to let go. Don't beat yourself up over this....jump back up and brush yourself off!!! There will be days like this unfortunately, and you just have to saytoday was today, tomorrow is tomorrow, and just buck up and get back to it. I agree with Teridrink water and wait a little, then see how you feel. Munch on some cheese or pepperoni microwave them together to give you the pizza "feeling". It's hard!!! No one ever said it was easy.
Most of us probably would have eaten 1/2 a pizza or more, and then a 2 liter bottle of soda and god knows what else with it!!! Put it all into perspective, know what triggers you, and just keep working at making the right decisions. What's the saying...they didn't build Rome in a day? :) Posting the old pic in certain spaces is a great idea too...we need to be constantly reminded where we've come from. Hang in there, this is just a bump in the road, but you're doing great!!! :) xoxo Erica..
What usually helps me when I feel like grazing is brushing my teeth. I take my time to brush my teeth, I floss and everything. For whatever reason, brushing my teeth makes me not want to eat..
If you don't feel like brushing your teeth, try treating yourself to some really really really good tea. Make it a special treat, add some agave nectar to sweeten it. I love green chai tea. Sip on it slowly (cause you know, it's hot!) and by the time you're done you've forgotten about snacking..
Overall, I find it helps to distract myself with something when I'm feeling peckish. Go see a movie, clean out a dresser, go outside and soak up the sun, call someone to chat, etc..
I totally agree with Teri...
It's all about distiguishing between hunger, cravings, having the desire to eat and just plain being thirsty.. Things that totally elluded me before..
If you are anything like me I was never hungry before.
Because I always ate.. and now I am never hungry because I lost that part of the intestine that produces that feeling..
I don't want to sound like a broken record.. but I really do recommend Judith Beck's book.. "The Beck Medifast diet solution.. train your brain to think like a thin person". It specifically talks about destinguishing between the things I mentioned above.. and by using cognative therapy helps you replace the sabottaging thoughts that allow us to make bad choice with better more helpful ones.
It helps you with your thinking.. a part of life that we need to change after.
.. because the.
Wasn't on our brains.. hehe. Good Luck!!!..
Dont freak out over a slice of pizza. noone is going to follow 100% all the time. I have had a slice of pizza every now and then and it didnt stop me from loosing 218 pounds. what I can eat is about a little over a cup of Medifast food every three hours ( I am 2 1/2 years out) and when I go over it feels like I just ate a huge thanksgiving day meal. LOL (pain and feels like I ate a bowlingball) at 4 months out you are still trying to figure out what your body can tollerate. relax and just get back on track with the Medifast food and amount.
Will help with that. good luck honey and dont freak out over every thing you put in your mouth. you had the.
To get back into life, not to be chained to lists of bad food/good food...
Ty guys so much I freak out over the smallest things dont I lol but, I am going to try hard !!! Ty everyone for your advise and well wishes my journey here wouldnt have been as good with out all of you .....
Just a comment I have watched you give up... a few times and luckly you really didn't because of the great people here on the site. You are strong, you have made yourself that way. 1 piece of pizza isn't bad by itself. Just keep on being good to yourself...
One thing I was taught that I think of frequently is that when you are hungry it doesn't matter what you eat. When you are head hungry you are craving something specific. Sooooo, If you had to have that piece of pizza it was most likely head hunger, but.....If you could have ate anything, then you were truely hungry and Next time....you'll eat the cheese/pep/sauce and feel good about yourself!.
You did nothing wrong!.
You got to know that you are doing great! Keep up the good work!.
All good comments here! One other thing to consider is what is best for you. My Nut. discouraged eating snacks at all inbetween meals and for the most part, I have tried to follow that and to make sure I get my water in. Some days, tho, I choose to have a snack and the operative word is CHOOSE. On those days, I try to plan ahead and look forward to a particular snack that I would like. Try to make up a weekly menu and if you do better planning more smaller meals throughout the day then plan accordingly.
Plan some things that you can really look forward to enjoying and encourage yourself as you learn to wait until it's time for those things..
Boy, this is such a trial and error.
Process, but gone is the need to condemn yourself for.
A lesson that day. I say to myself, "Wow, I just learned that I don't want to do that again! So what can I do next time?".
I also HIGHLY recommend the Judith Beck book mentioned above. It is powerful teaching for those of us who need to get a few things straight..
Don't let fear paralyze you into thinking that you are going back to the way things were!!!!! You are not! You've come a long way and you are not the same person you used to be so congratulate yourself and move on!.
God bless you!..