Ok, I've been testing out my options this week, with the plan of placing an order and starting Medifast properly when I get everything in hand.
However, I've been using a mixture of "over the counter" shakes (Slim Fast, EAS, etc) to just test out whether I can handle the aspartame load and get used to the change from going out to lunch with the group, etc - I know it's not the same as Medifast, but I have had problems with aspartame headaches in the past and wanted to test things out before I commit to the expense.
Anyhow, to get to the point...
I found it worked really well to have the prefab bottles in the fridge, to be able to grab one and go rather than when I had to mix up the powders and try to get all the chunks, etc.
But, now I'm wondering - is there a reason I couldn't do that with the Medifast stuff? Pre-mix everything at home in the morning, even use a mini blender to get it all well mixed, then stash my 4 premade "meals" for the day and grab them as needed?
Is there a concern about nutrient loss after it's been mixed up?
Or is there a chance they get nasty after a while, or anything like that I should know about?