3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > Packaged Meals and Clinics - Nutrisystem, Medifast, Jenny Craig, Etc > Medifast

Medifast Vs. On My Own

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-20-2009, 11:13 PM   #16
Junior Member
 
sussurro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Sunshine State!
Posts: 11

S/C/G: 208/208/135

Height: 5'4

Default

Hi everyone! I am new here and was wondering if anyone was using the HMR shakes/diet? It is the only thing offered locally here in my area. I went today and signed up and paid (just for the lab fees and appt. with their doctor was $383.00 OUCH and then I purchased my first box of shakes too as I am suppose to start Thursday or Friday after I see their doctor of course) Just was wondering if anyone here was/ or HAD tried HMR before, and what were the results like.
I don't think I did my profile info correctly so, I am 5'4 and when they weighed me today I was 208. UUUGGGGHHHH!!!
Thanks in advance for ANY thoughts or opinions!
sussurro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 11:15 PM   #17
Junior Member
 
sussurro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Sunshine State!
Posts: 11

S/C/G: 208/208/135

Height: 5'4

Default

OH! Good luck to you gals just starting on MF !!! :-)
sussurro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2009, 01:44 PM   #18
Member
 
homeschoolmom23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Deep South
Posts: 37

S/C/G: 255/241/135

Height: 5'5"

Default

oops! Wrong reply to wrong post.Sorry about that.

Last edited by homeschoolmom23 : 04-21-2009 at 10:21 PM. Reason: I made a mistake.
homeschoolmom23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2009, 03:28 PM   #19
Junior Member
 
sussurro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Sunshine State!
Posts: 11

S/C/G: 208/208/135

Height: 5'4

Default

Hi, thanks for responding!! As someone who just paid a lot of money to start this program day after tomorrow
Can you expand a bit? Did you not have good weight loss results...or did it make you feel sick....or....?? Any further help or comments would be GREATLY appreciated!!! Thanks in advance!
P.S. If this post doesn't "come out right" forgive me, I am posting from my phone.
sussurro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2009, 07:09 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Kayecee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 319

Default

Hi... I'm sorry... I have never tried the HMR's..... I know that my doc is a wonderful doctor and he runs a weight loss clinic that is based on HMR's... the only reason that I decided to do this and not HMR's with him is because his weight loss clinic is about an hour away from me and there's no way I want to travel several times a month for meetings, check ups, or to get food.... I have 2 kids and am crazed enough with errands as it is... I knew I wouldn't stick with it past the first month because it would become too much of a chore for me....

Maybe you can look at the bright side.... even if you decide to move on to something else, you will have had a fabulous work up done.... you can ask for a report to help you chart your progress.... as you lose weight, you can check in with your regular doctor every once in a while and once you've lost all your weight, you'll be able to tell exactly how far you've come....

Good luck!
__________________
Beautimosity!

The only one who can stop me is me... and I can take her!!!
Kayecee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2009, 07:51 PM   #21
Junior Member
 
sussurro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Sunshine State!
Posts: 11

S/C/G: 208/208/135

Height: 5'4

Default THANKS!! Kayecee

Thanks SOOOO much for your words of encouragement and especially the comments about the HMR program! The gal who posted was just so very vaugue that I had no idea WHAT to think! LOL I was hopeing she would come back and tell me a little more other than that she didn't have a good experience! (that leaves sooo much for my imagination to run with! LOL)
Perhaps she will come back soon and "expand" a bit.
Again, thanks for the encouragement! It is VERY appreciated I assure you!
I hope YOU have a GREAT week OP! And much success.

If anyone else out there has any experience with HMR I would LOVE to hear.... ANYTHING!
sussurro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2009, 09:15 AM   #22
zay
Member
 
zay's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Midwest USA
Posts: 90

Default

Hi there. I did the HMR program through a local hospital over 10 years ago. It was very expensive. Same idea as Medifast. At that time I had only shakes/puddings with only 5 per day and no real food. I used HMR 800 which was mostly carbs and very little protein. I think they've wised up and added more protein now. They were 160 calories each. We had a group meeting on cognitive therapy once per week. I was not really mentally ready for that but wish I wanted to learn about my behaviors. They may have a different plan for you. Inside the box of shakes, there was a pack of vitamin pills. They may have more options now. I was able to stick with it for almost 3 months and I went from 288 to 233. I had lost 55 lbs. The taste is good. I quit because I needed some real food. I believe the "fast" away from food serves a good purpose of getting food out of your system and your mind for a while. Long term....Don't know if thats the answer. it wasn't for me. Another thing that was a problem which I realize now is that I was never into ketosis. The products were high in carbs and low in protein, which I think is different now. Good luck!!!
The large amount of money you are spending is for the doctor visits to keep an eye on things, the weekly accountability with doctor and group (if that is included with your plan).

Last edited by zay : 04-22-2009 at 09:16 AM.
zay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2009, 05:35 PM   #23
Member
 
sunnywarmth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 62

Default

I think that "suesully' have given wonderful and complete advice as to 'the whys' of following the Medifast program completely, not to forget her incredible weight loss success! I am currently on Medifast/Wonderslim and have lost 24.9# since March 10th. I might add, that at 65, the old metabolism isn't what it used to be. But, obviously, the dual plan is working. I consider cocoa and other hot drinks, as my supplements. I use some of the Medifast soups, the oatmeals, and the new bars, in my daily plan. For the most part, I choose vitamin fortified supplements from both companies, but fiber is not a major concern at this point, but will resume to be in the future. I take an Essential Multivitamin as well as Vitamin C, everyday, so nutrition-wise, I am comfortable following this plan. I don't use the Medifast list for snacks, and will only have a small cup of diet jello, when and if the mood strikes me, mainly as a dessert. Cannot stand the gritty Medifast shakes and some of the other difficult to mix products. I use WS products as a pudding instead, and these are fortified. And, I follow the Medifast 5 and 1 plan of eating. Actually, I am quite surprised, at my age, that I am actually losing weight as well as I did, three years ago, on Medifast. This time, however, my transition and maintenance will be in the form of going to WW for the last 10#, because I just cannot trust myself to maintain my loss on my own. I learned it the last time. Much success on the Medifast program, it is a wonderful program. Work the program and it will work for you!
sunnywarmth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2013, 12:21 PM   #24
soiltosoul
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 16

S/C/G: 262/231/200

Height: 5'9"

Default diymydiet

This exact question is why i decided to do medifast on my own. I put it all on my blog diymydiet. basically i follow Dr. A's (the guy who created medifast) habits of health book that explains how you can do their entire diet from the book. or.. just check out my blog! I take and Organic, clean eat route to his book. I lose and average of three pounds a week! There is really no reason why you can't diet healthy and cut out all the chemicals.
soiltosoul is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:01 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2