That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the answer to that question. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I got an useful answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could give you an answer..
I feel exactly like that much of the time. Scheduling and sticking to it, including.
, helps. I often think this is no different than any other very low calorie diet..
I can't binge anymore, but I had pretty much overcome that before.
This has to be a lifestyle decision to.
More. The scale is always wrong, so I am trying to ignore it as much as possible....
Really people, it is only a tool and only so effective at that..it's all you!..
I think there are MANY of us who had the same thoughts "Did they fake the.
?" "Did the.
Not work?" "Am I going to be the first one that this.
Doesn't work on?" I said those things to my daughter the RN and she laughed and said "Be patient....you WILL lose the weight, you got NO choice now"....happy to say, she was absolutely right!! I wasn't a fast loser, took me 10 months to lose 100 pounds but soooo glad it "worked"! You're doing great. As my surgeons said to me "just keep doing what you're doing because obviously it's working"...
So glad to see this post! I have felt the exact same way recently! My hunger didn't start until about week 6, but it is definitely there. I have to really struggle to not eat too often. I agree, that I almost feel the same as before.
, just that I can.
, although now I am starting to be able to increase my intaket. My nut says to gradually increase your intake, but not until month 6! I had to up my intake to keep from totally going off the rails. So many people on here say they are never hungry, and I am so envious of that. I will say that I have managed to stay on track as far as what I eat, since my plan calls for NO CARBS until month 6 and so far I have been able to stick with that, but it is very very hard. No bread, no crackers, no mashed potatoes or oatmeal like many people are eating. I lost the majority of my 46 in the first 3 or 4 weeks, and then it has been a struggle with only 1-2 pounds a week, and in a good week, 3 pounds.
Hang in there, and try to focus on the fact that you ARE losing, even if it is slowly. I eat sugar free popsicles when I feel hungry, or try to distract my self...
Amen, My doc told me I wasn't taking in enough protien and water. I worked hard to get up to my 64 oz of water, and 24 oz /63 grams of protien, and it stopped the pangs. Don't forget your sugar free Jello, popsicles, yogurt, and puddings Good Luck and God Bless...
This is something I am afraid of, so I do have a question. If you do eat something does the fact that you fill up with so much less help any at all? I know I like salad and would be fine with eating another salad on down the road to fill in. So just curious...
Thanks everyone for your replies. I guess because my surgeon was so sure that I wouldn't be hungry, I thought I was different. I am glad I am not the only one. I am going to take all of the advice to heart. Yes, Tedkwriter if I eat the hunger goes away immediately. So glad of that! I guess that is how I know it is real hunger that I am feeling.
I will also try more protein. I am getting a lot of protein in though because nothing bothers my pouch, I can down a protein shake easily. No gulping though LoL. I will increase my.
Tekwriter, Eating does stop the hunger, but my problem is it comes back! My plan calls for no snacking or grazing and that has been very hard. My nut finally says I can do 4 meals a day and that has helped. As to eating salads, I have not been brave enough to try raw vegetables at 3 months. I had a problem with lettuce before the.
, so I am afraid to try to digest it now. I bought a cucumber this week but haven;t tried it yet!..
Really be GLAD that you feel the hunger right from the start. I wasn't hungry at ALL for over a year and THEN WOW it hit me! I didn't know how to deal with it at first, it actually scared me. But I think if I had those feeling right from the beginning and had to learn to work through them as I was.
To increase the amount of Medifast food I was able to eat and all, it might of been easier to deal with. I am maintaining pretty good, but finding myself wanting to munch through out the day instead of sticking with my 3 meals and a healthy snack. I do know I need to do better on increasing my water and I think that would help. I like the suggestion to drink flavored water in between meals if we feel hungry and see if that helps. Great plan!!!.
You are doing GREAT with your weight loss by the way!!!!! It took me 9 months to lose 133 lbs. I lost 50 the first month, BUT I was not able to.
The liquid stage for most of that time. Every time I would try, I would get sick and have to go back again. So you are doing wonderful and believe me slower is better and make sure your exercising too. It should help with not having to much loose skin. Keep up the great work!!!!.
RNY April 8, 2008.
I feel the same way. I had my.
Aug 23 and I dont feel like I had it at all. I feel the same as I did before and I feel hunger from time to time. This is normal and I personally believe that it's an emotional hunger, it's my brain not been used to what my stomach is capable of getting, also my boddy asking me for the 4K of calories I used to take versus 500-800 I take today. Im not freaking out about this because my "TOOL" will prevent me from gaining weight while my boddy gets used to the new diet...