I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the answer to that question. I'll do some research and get back to you if I find an answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could give you help..
Great question Oso because I was wondering the same thing....
When you go to the hospital be sure to take lip balm of some sort, your own pillow, slippers or shoes you can walk the halls comfortably in, trial sizes of toiletries or your big ones from home. comfy stretch waistband pants or shorts to wear while.
In the halls, a book or magazine to read while you are waiting in prep and holding area , your cell phone if you are allowed to have it in the hospital..
At home sugar free jello either the already made stuff or make it up ahead of time (but don't go over board, you will be eating about an ounce at a time I made up 4 different flavors and had way more than I could eat!), sugar free popsicles, bullion cubes, crystal light or some type of sugar free clear non carbonated drink stuff, tea bags, bottled water, Sugar free gatorade or powerade. small dishes or prep cups worked well for me and a baby spoon..
And my multiple vitamins and Vitamin b-12 to start, so make sure you have all the vitamins your program wants you to have on hand..
When I had the.
I didn't really stoch up with anything because I really wanted to have something to do instead of just sitting around doing nothing. However Protien (New Whey, Carnivore.
..) sugar free popsicles and jello. a efw broths and cream soups. other than that don't waste a lot of time and money stock piling unnessary crap.. You'll discover that you may not like some of the things you currently like now and if you stock pile it you wasted your money...
Ok so again I just had my.
This past Tues and as for in the hospital I brought my own (temperpedic) pillow haha the nurse said that is as "heavy" pillow lol I brought my nice soft blanket, some lip balm (since you can not have any water the first say), my toothbrush, toothpaste, you know the very necessary things. Since I was at the hospital one extra day I ended up taking a shower the day I came home but they did have some shampoo so that was fine for one day..
Now I came home yesterday late afternoon. I totally agree with the don't over do it thing! My taste buds are a mess. I had purchased some Isopure and oh my I can't even drink it or smell it for that matter. I'm switching vitamin type waters back and forth trying new ones at this point. I bought a few different ones. They are pretty good.
Oh I think I was sent home with 7 perscriptions (some I took prior) They persribed some stool softner in liquid form and there is NO way I'm drinking that! I have some fibers choice I'm going to try for now and see how that goes. I did get all the vitamins required so I'm trying to squeeze them all in :-) I'm sure it gets easier every day! I used my cell phone a little for texting but I had a phone also. You're realy not up for chatting!.
So that is my story so far :-).
You are going to do just fine!.
I just sent my husband for some sugar free popsicles although I have made my own with various vitamin water also. Variety is good but don't buy much of any one thing..
I look forward to some tomato soup for dinner haha.
Good luck Oso! Keep us posted :-).
Everyone has great advice here. I just want to recommend my favorite drink which is Propel. I can't stand the Crystal Light, but Propel has electrolytes...
It's been 2 yrs last week since my.
So let me think....
1. 8oz samplings of different flavored protein drinks (dr's office sold them) some were fruity and others were chocolate, vanilla, etc. Just one sampling per flavor. Just enough for 2-3 days..
2. A box of each swanson low sodium chicken broth *& beef broth..
3. 1 box of SF popsicles,.
4. crystal light (family drinks it anyway).
5.Small bottle of Milk of Magnesia.
6. 1 bottle of pedylite (kroger generic brand)..
7. 1 small bottle each - low sugar apple juice & grape juice. Once opened (broke them up into smaller size bottles for are to do 50/50 juice/water and put them in the freezer - still have a few today..
8. 1 orange & 1 cherry jello - landed up giving it away (I have never been a fan for jellow - sorry Bill Cosby..
9. 1 sf instant chocolate pudding - hubby landed up eating it..
10. Small jar of SF apple sauce which I broke into smaller containers. Am still finding those containers in the freezer - still good 2 yrs out..
Definitely do not stock up big batches before.
Trust me even with just this little list - it took me months to get through it. Some of it was hidden in my family's Medifast food just so I could get rid of it. In fact one flavor drink I finally toughed it out and drank it. Next day my boss (who had the.
1 yr earlier) gave me his variety of protein drinks - just to get rid of them and he had several bottles of that flavor - yuck..
As to baby spoon - just buy one. I have 4 now stashed in my silverware drawer. Also don't buy that many smal "plastic containers." I have been attacked many times opening up my "plastic container" cupboard. Ziploc and freeze is less clutter - just remember to place it in bowl when defrosting or nukking it - less messy that way...
Everyone is spot on but the biggest thing I would suggest is lots of sf popsicles. I'm almost 5 months out and couldn't live without them..
God Luck, the hospital can suck but it's all worth it when you get home!!..