It's day 4 of my Medifast restart and I feel fantastic! I really wonder sometimes what makes me go off plan and eat junk when it makes me feel so miserable. I know it starts with food thoughts, imagining all the yummy things I *could* be eating. After a few days away from the junk, though, it gets easier to just not think about food at all. Grab a packet and get on with life. I am going with the old stand-bys for dinners, for now. It is just easier to not dwell on food thoughts. Tonight will be spaghetti and meatballs! Everyone loves that! I will simmer a pot of homemade, garden fresh (no sugar added) tomato sauce with some lean turkey meatballs in it, and the kids will have Barilla plus pasta while I enjoy spaghetti squash. My portion will be 1 cup of spaghetti squash topped with 1/4 cup of sauce and five meatballs, plus a half cup of salad. Yummy.
Last night I went out to dinner. I drank unsweetened iced tea, skipped the bread basket, and had an appetizer spinach salad topped with toasted Hazelnuts with the dressing on the side. My entree was alder planked salmon with a double side of fresh steamed green beans, no oils added. It was delish and filling! I am down another pound this morning.
Here's a general menu for me while I am on Medifast. I pretty much each the same things every day.
7am: coffee w/sugar free vanilla creamer
8am: spice muffin made from MF pancake mix, OR french toast made from a MF shake, OR scrambled MF eggs with spinach
10am: some kind of coffee beverage made from a MF shake/coffee/ice combo
12pm: flatbread sandwich made from MF tomato soup, filled with Laughing Cow light cheese and fresh baby spinach, OR some kind of MF soup with extra veggies added (chili, chicken noodle, chicken and wild rice, or cream of chicken)
3pm: MF Parmesan puffs OR BBQ Bites with a diet soda
6pm: dinner of 5-7 oz lean protein and 3 servings of veggies, with appropriate amounts of healthy fat
8:30pm: MF bar or soft serve
If I get hungry I have a snack, usually pistachios or almonds.
I am getting into a routine now that the kids are in school. Dance classes have started back up for my daughter, and obedience begins soon for the pup. We are having fun with our last few dock diving jump sessions before it gets too cold. I can hardly wait for fall! I love to rake leaves.
Enjoy your day!
*FTC-required disclosure: Medifast provided me with its products for my personal use for free.*
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