That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the right answer. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I discover an decent answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could assist you..
I was on the same diet. V8 has some great cream soups. I would add beneprotein to the golden squash soup..yummy..
You will find here that some have no restrictions after 4 weeks and then some hcant eat raw fruits and veggies until 4 months and no grains,pastas,etc until 6 months...
One more tip...some baby Medifast food fruits and veggies are yummy too. Low in sugar so you still feel like you are eating something sweet...
Yes, that is the schedule I was on also. Best first Medifast food I had was refried beans. Hang in there Kalena, You are doing great. Soup did nothing for me either. You can buy samples from Unjury.
That include a.
Flavor. That really helped me. Those cream soups just grossed me out..
I wont tell you what pre op Medifast diet I have just been given in the UK today..
You would probably slap me......
Just consider this is short term, the Medifast diet is a kick start.....
You can do it......
Good luck and best wishes.
Your post-op Medifast diet sounds just like mine! I know they vary on here but so do the doctors and what they did surgically. You should follow your doctors diet. What I find on here are great ideas of what to eat during each stage of my diet. And remember, the Medifast diet your doctor gave you is a guideline not the law. What I mean is that you can substitue other things than what your doctor listed so long as they fall within that stage rules. Like you could have custard during your soft stage foods even though he may not list custard as an acceptable food.
This was helpful. Good luck..
P.S. I still can't have citris fruit for another 2 weeks and I am 10 weeks out, then no red meat or pork until I am 6 months out. So you are not alone...
Yup, mine was the same too.Stick with it! It will go faster than you think and be worth it in the end. I got my approval for a full Medifast diet just before Thanksgiving last year..
I still remember how good V8 tasted. Heaven!.
Sounds exactly like the one I did...our doctor let us kind of feel our way through the latter stages because everyone's body is different! I do however remember the.
..I was sooo glad to finally get my first bite of a cruncy cracker!:) Good luck! smile!.
I'm sending the Soft Medifast diet I was given. It may have some things that's not on your list, but still okay for you to have. As always though, please don't do or eat anything your surgeon doesn't want you to! (my disclaimer!).
The soft Medifast diet should begin about six days after.
You should remain on this Medifast diet 4 weeks. The following is a list of soft textured foods for you and to try one at a time. Chew your foods to a mushy consistency. Continue with recommended liquids between meals..
A total of two tablespoons at each meal is all you will be able to accomplish at this point..
(* = Good protein sources).
*Non-fat cottage cheese.
*Non-fat, sugar-free yogurt.
*Non-fat & low-fat cheeses.
Cooked cereals made with *skim milk. (flavored cereals contain sugar.).
Soggy cold cereals which are fat-free & not sugar coated.
*Smooth peanut butter until you begin to eat meat (Peanut better contains sugar and is high in calories-we recommend natural peanut butter.
(note from me this is good!).
Low-fat soups made with *skim milk.
Whole-wheat crackers, melba toast-now comes in a variety of flavors, fat-free saltine crackers.
(note from me garadellos has individual packs of chex mix (for lack of any other description!) which has small melba toast , pretzels and few other hard cracker type things in them. Through out the day, Ill have one or two of them, which gives me the crunch and feel of eating. I chew it until there isnt much left before swallowing. I have this deep seeded fear of something getting lodged!).
Potatoes, baked or boiled, no skin.
*macaroni and cheese (I was told to use Barrilla Plus in a yellow box).
Brown or wild rice.
Canned fruit, no sugar added (packed in juice).
Applesauce (unsweetened) or apples-no peeling.
Pears- no peeling.
Peaches or nectarines -no peeling.
Canned Vegetables -no seeds.
Soft cooked vegetables such as carrots, eggplant, beets, green beans, squash & green peas.
*poached soft cooked eggs, no hard or scrambled eggs.
Sugar free popsicles.
* sugar-free pudding made with skim milk.
*tuna salad made with oil-free tuna and non-fat mayonnaise. It must be of smooth texture and not chunky..
Chicken or ham salad made with non-fat mayonnaise. It mush be smooth of texture and not chunky..
*Fat-free Refried beans.
(note from me I like this, I add a little rotel, or pace to it, thinning it out a bit and put just a tiny bit of low fat cheddar).
I have also added the Pure Protein high protein bars which Callie had suggested, found them at Wal-Mart over in the pharmacy where the protein drinks and things are.. It's almost like cheating, giving the feel of eating a candy bar. I just take a small bite, chew it, letting it linger and making sure it's mush, then swallow! One bar can last me through out the day. I love blueberry flavored things, but wasn't really wild about the blueberry crump cake bar! Just my opinion..
This can be of use!.
P.S. to Lori42.. Yes ma'am, I'm willing to bet a good amount of money about those first few bites being ecstasy!! *grin*. As I always saying: it's the little things that mean so much right now!..
My Medifast diet is almost the same as yours, I (hopefully) will be off clear liguids tomorrow (been 15 days) then I go to puree for the next 4 weeks, then to soft foods for the next 8 weeks, then to 'regular' foods..