That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I got an good answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could give you an answer..
I have the same sort of loss pattern. Nope, nope, nope then BAM! 3 pounds. There are all kinds of factors which affect the pace at which we lose: age, how much muscle mass we started out with, our starting weight, hornonal shifts, etc etc. The minimum daily protien intake is 60g, but some people need more. I know it sounds counter-intuitive, but upping your calorie intake just a bit along with a snall bump in the intensity of your workout will probably yield good results. Another helpful strategy is to vary the types of workout you are getting b/c the body quickly adapts to what we are doing and it becomes less effective, Try adding 1 pound wrist weights to your daily walk to increase intensity and work your upper body...
Similar timings for us More than, I have just broke a plateau that lasted 4-5 weeks..
If your doing all that you have been asked then you really can do no more..
THe body does play tricks with us.... it goes into some sort of shut down every now and then..
Please dont let it get to you.....
Excercise as much as you can, but know it does not normally show for a good week.....
Our bodies do play silly buggers. You are far from done.....
Chin up sweetheart.
2 glasses of milk and a protein bar for snacks? Be careful, depending on the bar you are adding 3-400 calories to your daily intake right there..
At 4Mo out, that's might be close to what your entire daily intake should be..
4mo out seems a bit early to be doing 3 snacks a day... is this the program your surgeon/nutritionist recommended for you?..
Thanks all...Flmom, for sure age is not on my side. Bighotmama,great idea, I will add wrist weights. I feel better being in the same boat as you Andy :o)! McNee, I do supply my surgeon with a "normal day's menu" at every appointment and she has been okay with the 2 glasses of milk and a protein bar every day. I eat the Power Crunch bars and they have about 200 calories with 14 grams of protein. I'm hoping maybe it's water retention...maybe I need to watch my sodium intake...??? My rings were a bit snug this morning...
I'm right there with you when it comes to the "age not being on our side"! I also try not to weigh very often because it can become so aggravating....
I know my clothes are fitting better and the other day my wedding band slipped off my finger while I was getting clothes out of the dryer! = /.
I think sometimes we get so wrapped up in the fast weight loss and we need to make sure we are doing things as healthy as possible (well, we have gone in and rerouted our innards!! LOL).
Isn't it wonderful we can come here and bounce off our worries, doubts and accomplishments?!.
You are doing WONDERFULLY!.
Love and hugs,.
I've gained like that too. You have to remember that in order to actually gain one pound, you must take in 3,500 calories more than you are burning off. Multiply that by three! It's pretty unlikely that the "gain" is anything more than water weight. Hang in there!..
I do it too. Losing nicely, plateau, lose, then gain 2 to 3 lbs. Very, very frustrating, but I think I've put mine down to times that I'm not getting in nearly enough protein..
I still have days that I just don't want to eat, force a tiny bit in, and have a double protein shake. Still not enough though..
I'm ounces away from my 100 lb loss mark, and that was yesterday, still ounces away today..