This past week was the first week of Medifast Transition for me. The goal is to gradually reduce the number of Medifast meals I am eating while re-introducing more whole foods including higher carb veggies, fruit, and dairy. I also plan to use this time to watch my body's reactions to these foods, add exercise, and find a place calorie-wise/carb-wise that results in a balance of weight loss while feeling satisfied and able to continue long term. I thank Medifast for putting together an awesome and thorough guide for people to get back to whole foods after using their plan, and for having registered dieticians available for any questions Medifast users might have.
So, this was the week to add 2 more servings of vegetables per day, including higher carb ones. How did I do?
roasted Brussels sprouts
lots of plain canned pumpkin
baked sweet potato
Other things I ate this week included:
Egg Beater omelets with turkey sausage, spinach, olives, salsa, and light cheese
pan-fried fresh trout
hard boiled eggs and egg salad
low fat string cheese
noodle-free lasagna made with zucchini, mushrooms, low carb tomato sauce, light cottage cheese, and light mozzarella
Egg Beaters scrambled with leeks, turkey sausage, mushrooms, and spinach
Next week I plan to also eat some acorn squash and maybe make a butternut squash soup for dinner. I will also be adding fruit; I will write more about that on Tuesday.
And how did the scale respond to the uptick in calories and carbs? It did not budge an OUNCE. I was already up a bit last week to 205, so I had hoped the scale might go back DOWN this week but it was not to be. Still 205 today. My body is surely adjusting to staying out of ketosis and eating more whole foods. A lot of people on Medifast gain a few pounds in Transition before levelling out, so I am glad that is not happening to me so far.
That's all for now! Enjoy your Sunday!
*FTC-required disclosure: Medifast provided me with its products for my personal use for free. I am not paid or compensated in any other way for mentioning their products.*
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