Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I bump into an useful answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably know..
Keep trying new things, and give yourself time. You may be able to reintroduce meats later. I'm almost 5 months out, and find that some foods are more "friendly" than others. But I'm finding that stuff I couldn't eat at all are getting more tolerable. I'm not depressed anymore or even ticked off. They said this was life-changing, and I've settled into a feeling of "oh well, this is my life now." Medifast food just doesn't have the joy it use to.
Now they don't have much appeal. I'm down 55 pound, but I've been plateaued for awhile, so I'm going to concentrate on limiting the carbs and getting more.
It helps to do fun activities...
Have you tried refried beans with cheese and sour cream at all??? They are a great source of protein. also if you can tolerate it...the greek yogurts such as okiokos, fage and chobani are super high in protein as well. I know at first I had major issues with chicken, and just the smell of some stuff bothered me. I do notice it gets better over time. I.
You find something that works for you!!! Best of luckhave you tried Michelle's website?.
? she's an abundant resource for anyone that has the Medifast food blahs!!! :).
Tastes change dramtically over the course of recovery. I agree with the folks who are encouraging you to keep plugging away with trying new things, and re-visiting foods which may have been giving you problems in the early going. It may sound counterintuitive, but not getting enough to eat and too little protien will also kill your appetite b/c it leads to lethargy and a lack of focus. One thing I find inspirational is to read WLS-friendly recipes...
Yeah, my tastes have been constantly changing. For a few weeks, refried black beans were the most wonderful thing on earth. Now they just gag me. Was on a beef jerky kick for a while but just noticed I haven't touched that for 3 weeks..
Living mostly on fat-free plain greek yogurt. Not exactly an exciting Medifast diet but it is providing the required protein..
I'm liking less and less right now. Somehow it doesn't bother me. I think it will pass eventually. And if it doesn't, well I've never heard of a GBS patient starving to death..
I think part of this, at least for me, is getting use to idea that we now eat for maintenance, not for pleasure. I know everyone does not take that approach, but for me it seems to be an important part of my journey...