Stick to a Regular Eating Schedule

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One of the best Medifast Tips anyone has ever given me was this: Stick to a Regular Eating Schedule. Sticking to a schedule is fairly simple when your diet consists of 3 big meals and all-the-snacks-you-can-eat in between. But to truly experience the benefits of quick weight loss with Medifast, it’s important to put a little more thought into the timing of your meals.

When I first started, I knew I was going to eat six times a day. I would eat my first meal when I got hungry in the morning then timed the rest of them out in 2-3 hour intervals. But these intervals were really timed on when my body told me it was hungry.

Since implementing a loose but regular eating schedule, I’ve found that I don’t every really get that hungry. The schedule also adds a good structure to my day and I have planned it so that I eat the foods I really look forward to at times I might be having cravings for foods that are not on plan.

To give you an example, here’s what I try to stick with.

7:00 a.m. – Wake up and drink at least 20 oz. of water. Since my system has been relatively empty for about 8 hours, I like to start my day off with water.

7:30 a.m.Medifast Meal #1. This is usually oatmeal. I’ve actually grown really fond of the oatmeal. If you don’t like it at first, definitely give it a second chance. Experiment with the amount of water and cooking time.

8:00 a.m. Coffee. I like to have my system primed with water and a little food before I consume any coffee.

10:30-11:00Medifast Meal #2. This is generally always a shake. I try to save the bars for the situations when I am going to be out and about or in a place where it’s more difficult to prepare meals.

1:00 p.m. – Drink another 20 oz. of water.

2:00 p.m.Medifast Meal #3 – Soup or a shake. I like having a soup mid-day, particularly now that the weather is getting cooler.

5:00 p.m.Medifast Meal #4 – A Crunch bar or a shake-on-the-go. At this time of day, I’m usually in transit. Also, 20 oz. of water.

7:30 – 8:00 p.m.Lean and Green Meal. Lately, I’ve been trying out some new Lean and Green recipes, but I make sure to always be stocked with the ingredients for a Lean and Green Taco Salad. This has become my go-to Lean and Green meal. I drink at least 20 oz. of water.

10:00 p.m.Medifast Meal #5 – Chocolate Pudding! Or if I’m out of that, I will make a smoothie in my Rocket Blender.

After my last meal and before I go to bed, I’ll drink another 20 oz. of water. I’ve definitely become a believer in the importance of water and keeping the body lubricated.

This example is just what works for me.

There is a lot of leeway, but it still provides a structure for my day. It also helps me make sure I get enough water (which is a really crucial part of the process).

Everybody has different things going on in their lives. You have to factor in your work schedule, family obligations, etc. But if you take a little time to think about this, a regular eating schedule is definitely possible. It will not only help you make the most out of your Medifast weight loss, but it will establish a great habit for when you transition back to regular food.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

MJ July 14, 2013 at 9:40 pm

Thanks so much for posting this recipe. Can’t wait to try the taco salad. Sounds great. Hope to see more recipes on this site. thank you again!!!


Holly Denghel March 30, 2016 at 8:53 pm

This was so helpful, thank you! I don’t know why figuring out a schedule seems daunting, but it really helps see what other people are doing.


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