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Old 08-10-2014, 11:58 AM   #1
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Default New to Medifast... I have a few questions

I am almost at week to the end of week two. Week one was great! Week two now a little slower(no loss for 4 days) but I am being patient. I started through TSFL and only got the Quick start guide. I have been reading the blogs and see a lot of people refer to the program guide. Is that it? So these are my questions.

1. Do I really need to count sugar free gum
2. What about splenda and things like that
3. What are the total grams of carbs I should be at
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Old 08-12-2014, 12:09 PM   #2
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This group is really quiet... I hope it picks up at some point.
1. Yes, you really do. On a diet like this one that is using a combination of ketosis, low cal, and low carb, even little things make a difference
2. See above.
3. I'm not sure - I haven't been using grams of carbs as a metric, but I remember reading it somewhere, so you might want to go back and review the getting started materials.

Hope that helps, at least a little.
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You should be at 80 - 100 grams of carbs a day. Good luck, the program works if you stay ON PROGRAM !
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Old 08-15-2014, 11:21 AM   #4
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I'm on day 4 of the MediFast plan; I'm an ovo lacto vegetarian for medical reasons, so my options on any plan are limited. Thought this plan would work as good as any, however, I am concerned about the packaged foods. So far I really don't like any of them - the food tastes horrible, everything is so salty. So I plan to live on their crunch bars and vanilla shakes - that's about all I can handle. Any suggestions for some mac n cheese other than MediFasts that would be acceptable to swap out? Thank you.
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Old 08-15-2014, 11:25 AM   #5
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Default MediFast food is, too, salty for me, not to mention it does not taste good.

Hello, I'm on day 4 of the MediFast plan; I'm an ovo lacto vegetarian for medical reasons, so my options on any plan are limited. Thought this plan would work as good as any, however, I am concerned about the packaged foods. So far I really don't like any of them - the food tastes horrible, everything is so salty. So I plan to live on their crunch bars and vanilla shakes - that's about all I can handle. Any suggestions for some mac n cheese other than MediFasts that would be acceptable to swap out? Thank you.

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"I am almost at week to the end of week two. Week one was great! Week two now a little slower(no loss for 4 days) but I am being patient. I started through TSFL and only got the Quick start guide. I have been reading the blogs and see a lot of people refer to the program guide. Is that it? So these are my questions.

1. Do I really need to count sugar free gum
2. What about splenda and things like that
3. What are the total grams of carbs I should be at"
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Old 08-16-2014, 10:10 PM   #6
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Ugh, mac n cheese.... I choked down every last package by saturating it with Frank's Hot Sauce. I didn't care what the approved amount was (a teaspoon?). Thankfully they are gone. I don't care for many of the non-sweet foods. The soups are OK, and that's about it. I haven't found a decent alternative to their mac n cheese.

I was told to stay under 100 grams of carbohydrates and get at least 80 or 90 grams of protein.

I think it's OK to use Splenda, Stevia and others (I prefer Xylitol) in moderation. I think they ask that you keep track of it because it's not entirely carb free. That being said, I have yet to track my sugar-free mints. However, if i were to stall, I'd look at those things. I don't use sweeteners much, but I like sucking on mints at work.
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