I just started a medical weight loss plan almost two weeks ago in hopes to drop around 30 pounds before our family cruise in March.
There's only two around my area, one being Medi, but it was wayyy outta my budget and the other was actually a family practitioner who was in my budget and seemed not so profit driven. Like Medi, I get the b-12 shots weekly, appetite suppressants, and a couple other fat burning supplements.
My problem is the very strict low-carb diet they want me on. I've always done low calorie diets in the past with great success and was able to maintain until I had my son and BOOM, I gained 40 pounds.
I've never done low-carb so you can imagine the first week of strictly protein was overwhelming to me. Cut carbs, cold turkey? yea I struggled like crazy week one and only lost 4 pounds when they told me the average was 8 pounds in the 1st week.
Went hope disappointed and frustrated.
So I bought a crap load of meats, eggs, and a couple sugar free snacks to get me through. Even slaved making batches of sugar free merengue cookies that kinda taste like crap.
This diet just seems way too restrictive and I'm miserable on it!
EVERYTHING HAS CARBS! So I have to cook for my family and I have to cook a totally seperate meal for me. Week 2 (now I can add a couple servings of broccoli, yay!) and I've lost a total of 6 1/2 lbs. Which IS better than my past dieting on my own where I lost about a pound or so a week. But bottom line is I really dont think I can do this NO-carb diet for too much longer.
So my question is does Medi have the same weightloss plan? Or do they offer a low-calorie diet option? If so does anyone know what it is?
Or should I still attend the clinic for the weight loss boost but go ahead and switch to a good low-calorie plan on my own?
Has anyone had any similar experiences?