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SARAHD33 SparkPoints: (33,403)
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6/19/12 9:39 P

Great advice from Becky!
As you transition to slightly higher calories, do not be disappointed or frustrated if your weight loss slows down a little bit. Ultimately, the slightly higher calories will help you feel satisfied and fully nourished, but you may not lose weight at the same rate as you initially did on Medifast.
Slow and steady wins the race, though, and if you follow the SparkPeople guidelines, you WILL be successful in losing weight and getting healthier! You can do it!

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6/19/12 8:26 P

thank you very much. I'm going to look into it.

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,695
6/19/12 7:59 P

So I would suggest that you stick with about 1200-1300 calories daily. What is your SP calorie range: 1200-1550 calories?? If so, stick with the lower end of your SP carb range, about 130 grams.

SP Dietitian Becky

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6/19/12 5:59 P

Hmmmm, those are good questions.
I still want to continue to lose. Im at 165 and want to lose another 30 pounds. On Medifast, I'm probably eating about 1100 calories a day or so and about 80 to 100 g carbs.

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,695
6/19/12 4:04 P

Good points were asked by the previous poster...
what was your daily calorie intake when using medifast; and what are your current goals regarding your weight?
dietitian Becky

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6/19/12 3:56 P

First, what are your goals? Are you going to continue trying to lose weight, or are you going to transition to maintenance?
What are your current exercise habits?
What is your current calorie level?

AMYFL5 SparkPoints: (10)
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6/19/12 3:39 P

Hi there,
I've been very successful on medifast (lost 35 pounds since February) but am considering transitioning to a low carb, low calorie diet. Medifast has become very cost prohibitive for me. Has anyone done this and have any suggestions?

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