I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I discover an good answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably know..
Up north guy has a link and I have a card that I can send you in an email .. you just print it and have your doc sign it..
Yes, I got one. One side says not to ever insert an NG tube without calling my surgeon. THe other side says that I had.
And can't eat much. I have used it once since.
I really don't eat at buffets never did before and still don't. Just not worth it. Even with a discount...
Actually I like buffets alot more now that ever.. you can pick and choose what it is you eat.. and there are so many options! Also you can.
Having to ask for something cooked or put together a certain way when you can do it yourself!!..
Thanks to all, but especially UpNorthGuy....that website is pretty awesome!..
Yes I was given a card but have not had to use it. Restaurants are pretty agreeable if you just say I have a medical condition that requires it. Only hard time I ever had was I went out to eat with someone and I took my own protein soup mix as it was soon after.
And just asked for hot water. The hassle was they didn't want me to bring in outside Medifast food but with a little encouragement they allowed me to...
I do have one and never used it though. usually can find a little something that is good for me to have. I dont think it's worth it to order a whole meal so buy one get one free is good..my husband and son order and I pick off of their plate! or I have ordered I enchilada and eaten part of it..or a cup of beans, chicken satay, really has not been a problem.good luck..enjoy! the biggest problem I have is them wanting to get me a drink! it does not compute with the wait staff!..
I have a card, and only showed it once, just because the server was interested in seeing it, she had already said I could order anything I wanted. I think in this economy most places are just glad to have business!.
I have a card but generally don't have to show it...I just state that I had.
And can only eat a very small portion so everyone pretty much lets me order the kids meal. I always ask for a to go box right from the get go so I can pack up what I know I won't be able to eat...
I know this is premature since I haven't even had my.
Yet, but have any of you received a card from your doctor explaining your WLS and that you can't eat a normal portion of food? I ask because my brother-in-law says he has a card from his doctor. This lets him order from the child menu or get special pricing at a buffet. My husband loves buffets and I was thinking I could get a takeout container and weigh what I planned to eat, but the card from the doctor sounds like a good solution...
I too have a card from my doctor but have never had to use it. I have found the restaurants we go to are most helpful. At my favorite restaurant I order a Philly Chicken Sub with no break and no lettuce. Basically it is sauted chicken breast and and a little cheese. They charge me less than the usual sub. Tonight at Red Robin......a friend and I split a hamburger with no bun and fresh fruit instead of fries.
So far eating out has not been a problem. Good Luck...
I don't have one of those cards yet, but will ask my doctor for one when I see him at my four week checkup on June 29. It will still be awhile before my husband and I will be able to go out to eat and I will always be bringing home a doggie bag...
I also had one, but found I don't need to use it. In the very beginning I would order a grilled shrimp appetizer for the meal or share a meal. Often now, I'll order the meal (meeting the needs of my new lifestyle...grilled fish, or chicken mostly and fresh veggies), and plan to bring half or more home. I often get 3-4 meals out of one dinner from most restaurants. Sometimes, the worst part of that is, you lose interest in the meal you may have enjoyed days earlier...
My doctor gave me mine at my pre-surgery appointment. I havent used it yet as my wife and I havent gone out to dinner yet. We went on a drive last week and I got a 1/2 meatball sub at subway. Only ate the meatballs. Took 2 days to do it. Also got a mexican TV dinner.
I cut small pieces and put them in my 4 oz cup. Had no problems with the meatballs or mexican food. What I used to eat in 1 setting has lasted me 5 days so far. I did go to my son's housewarming BBQ. Had 1/8 of a hotdog and 1 oz potatoe salad.
I am experimenting with different foods to see how I am with each. But, Hot Dogs are gone forever. I do stick to nothing more than 4 oz for each meal...
From what I hear from people who have one, you don't really need it. I just tell the wait-staff that I had gastric bypass and can only eat a very small amount, and they let me order from the kids menu..
But like others said, usually I don't even have to do that because I go somewhere that I know will have an appetizer that I can eat..
I always check menus online before I go somewhere so I can make sure there is something for me. I highly recommend it..