Start Weight:(19 Oct 13) 177.0 lb
Current Weight:(18 Apr 14) 131.5 lb
Goal Weight:115.0 lb
following: rgmanley's own diet
performance: losing 2.5 lb a week

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I haven't tried shakes, but want to. QUESTIONS!
There is a guy at my work who did Medifast for 4 months, lost 50 lbs and has kept it off for over a year. He is very dedicated. I tried them and broke out in hives. Apparently a small portion of the population is allergic to one of the ingredients. Lucky me.

While I eat real food most of the time. I use a protein shake in a pinch. I keep some at work, and if I have to skip lunch or work late, I have a ready meal replacement so I don't go to the vending machine. For me that is a life saver.

You could consider instead of replacing a meal, replacing a snack. (they are usually under 200 calories). It doesn't have to be medifast. You could use any Protein shakes (Jay Robb, Muscle Milk, etc.) See how you like. Do you feel satisfied? Do you have cravings?

If adding one in works for you then do it. If not, the stick to what works.
posted 24 Jan 2014, 08:44
How many calories and RDI
Thanks for the links. I have found it to be too high too. I just go into the settings and adjust it for what I want it to be. that is the nice thing about FS, it is customizable.
posted 22 Jan 2014, 08:19
Going from low cal to low carb
I did the same and it has been fantastic. Hammerzeit is right, low carb snacks around are critical. I bought a dehydrator and make my own jerky. It is great. no preservatives. You can pack it and take it with you. I also figured out that there are a lot of sugar in salad dressing, so I now bring mine along with me for eating out.

At work I keep canned tuna and chicken in my desk drawer for when I have to work late or skip lunch so I don't run to the vending machine.
posted 09 Jan 2014, 21:24
exercise and unwanted weight gain - help
I admit to not being the best at logging my food or exercise. I, however, eat pretty consistently the same thing, protein (chicken, steak, etc) and fruit.

I was doing really good losing weight on diet alone. about 1 - 2 pounds per week for about 12 weeks. I took a mini-diet break after a 17 lb lose, and got back on the wagon about 1 month later. I decided to add exercise to my diet to kick it up a notch.

that didn't work at all. Instead of increasing my weight loss it has caused weight gain! I have now gained "back" 8 pounds. For exercise, I have been doing both cardio and strength training in the form of Orange Theory which is a interval exercise program in classes of 10 - 20.

I take measurements regularly and they are neither up or down from my original weight loss. I am ready to throw exercise out and just stick to diet alone. Or do I stick it out and hope that the pounds come off eventually! This sucks and I am not sure what to do!
posted 05 Jun 2012, 09:58
I don't think your calories are too low. I recently took a class from a a healthcare company. They said they "recommend" no less than 1200 calories but other organizations do recommend less and there have been no scientific studies that less than 1200 is bad for your body, but more a matter of satisfaction and mental state. I personally do between 900 - 1200 and don't see a problem with it.

I do agree with the real food comment, and you can drink or add fiber to your smoothies which is safer than laxatives.

I also agree with the comments that the problem seems medical and seeking medical advice is probably a really good idea.
posted 05 Jun 2012, 09:49
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