Good question... I dunno what is the answer to your question. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I bump into an useful answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably know..
I think it's way too soon to be using words like failure..
Give yourself a chance to adjust and be kind to yourself..
You can do this...
I too had to adjust the meals, I went out and bought some of the 1/2 cup and 1 cup ( so I can mix things ) zip lock bowls to use so I can have a better idea on how much I can actually eat, I find myself wanted to fill other bowls up and then needing to take the Medifast food back out LOL..
But it is a.
Process for us..
This helps. :)..
Not a failure at all. You simply need some strategies for dealing with it. This situation will only cause you to fail if you pretend it is not a problem and choose to ignore it - and it is clear from your post that you are not ignoring it. Good for you. Give yourself credit for that. This group has LOTS of good ideas.
Eating too much too fast happens to both me and my wife (both of us had GBS). And Peach's advice above is right on the money. Measuring is your best friend. No, my wife and I don't measure every single thing. But we do measure a lot and we each help each other recognize when we are consuming without thinking. Neither my wife or I have a lock on doing this - but when it happens we keep coming back to the whole "measured portion" construct.
As Eggface has demonstrated so well, having GBS does not mean completely giving up on enjoying food. But it does mean you have to make good choices and place healthy limits on quantities...
So much good advice here for you! I agree this is a hard thing to adjust to. We are newbies and.
What works and what doesn't. I ate too fast yesterday morning and I tell you, I will take heed next time... I think I have the stomach bug and couldn't eat much today, I ate about 1/2 a serving of cream of wheat...
Think about itfor 46 years you have eaten a certain way as I have and now we are being asked to change it will take time. Or in my case my body will tell me. I will fix a plate for dinner and put all the portion sizes that I used to eat or take big bites without chewing and end up feeling like I am going to dump!! Then I remember and it has been 4 months for me!! It is a process, we are re-training ourselves and it takes time! So know that you are not alone and eventually this nice lifestyle will become a habit:) Debbie..
I went and bought some small canapy plates and little bowls, that way they don't look so empty when I put my Medifast food on them. When you look at a 1/4-1/2 cup of Medifast food on a big plate it doesn't seem like enough, but on the small plate it looks perfect. Try to listen to your stomach and feel when you are starting to get full. When I do that I tend not to eat more than I should, I like to.
A bit on my plate to help show I am in control not my stomach...