Good question... I dunno what is the answer to that question. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I got an useful answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could answer your Medifast question..
This has been a struggle for me because I always drank while eating, so this 30 minute before and after is very hard. I tried it out to see what would happen if I did both, OMG girl don't go there, I got so sick, I must have thrown up for about 2 hours afterward. I will never do that again!!! I guess it will always be trial and error, because I am 6 months post-op today and there are a lot of things I still can't eat..
Sorry if this doesn't help, just thought I would throw my 2 cents in!.
I will be looking for more post on this subject, you can never learn too much!.
Hugs as always,.
I knew the not drinking before and after meals would be the hardest for me and it is, but I also know that I chose to have this.
That was one of the "rules" of my surgeon. I do tend to follow her advice 99% of the time. We were told right away the rice is a no-no because it can swell in your pouch. I may try it someday, but not yet (I'm 3 1/2 months out). I have not had any problems or issues with Medifast food intolerances but I also have not "tested" anything that I have been warned about. I have had a couple of days where I felt extra thirsty but generally I drink enough water over the course of the day that I don't get to the thristy point...
I find myself making a choice between eating and drinking very often. I'm always SOOOO thirsty when it's time to eat. I hate to eat, just for that reason. My one fault I have to confess to is that I've been drinking unsweetened tea periodically and my surgeon says absolutely NO.
! I'm 6 weeks out and I can't help but cheat already. It makes me nervous. But, yes I'm always thirsty!.
It's been a struggle for me since I always had to drink while eating. As a matter of fact through my Neurologist I'm supposed to, because I have a problem with foods and sometimes liquids making me choke...........I just have to be real careful and have had some choking moments where I have had to take a sip to get over it..
I'm also supposed to drink with a straw, but have been ok'd to use like a sport's bottle or adult sippee cup..
I try my best to be careful so that I don't have to take a sip, but once in a while it's unavoidable. It hasn't made me sick, but from what I understand the liquid washes the Medifast food out of your pouch very quickly........so on days this happens to me, I just do an extra protein shake...
This was a HUGE struggle when I started this journey...but really it is something you get used to. I'm almost 16 months out and barely even think about it anymore...its just simply part of life...
What I do is try to have something on my plate that has a lot of water. Whether it be a piece of fruit or lettuce. It works really well for myself and I find that Im not nearly as thirsty as I used to be when I eat...
Me, too, I get so thirsty. I try to get up and force myself to do something, or watch a tv show, or get on the computer to pass the time until I can drink. then I have to be really careful not to gulp half a bottle down at once. I find it's worse if I eat salty Medifast food or after having my morning.
I haven't had my.
Yet. A friend of mine had hers years ago and she eats sonic ice. When she is very thirsty she get a mouthful of ice and lets it melt and it seems to help. She has now bought her own pellet ice machine. I plan on trying it after mine. We will see if it works everyone is different. I stay thristy now and I drink water all day so I can only imagine a sip at a time...
I'm 6 weeks post op. There was a point in time, probably around the 3 week mark, that I could NOT get enough fluids in. It was an insatiable thirst. I drank and drank and sucked on sugar free popsicles.. nothing quenched it. (thankfully that passed)..
What you eat can affect your thirst. If you eat salty foods, you will become thirsty- and waiting the hour (or 30 minutes) after you eat to drink will be very difficult. Try calculating your salt intake, and attempt to lower it..