What If I’m Hungry When I Start Medifast?

I sometimes hear from folks who are worried that they are going to be hungry and uncomfortable on Medifast. I heard from someone who said: “I’ve been on countless diets and I’m always hungry, so I have very strong suspicions that I’m also going to be uncomfortable on Medifast. What do people typically do when hunger hits?” In the following article, I’ll offer some tips on how to deal with hunger on this diet.
Know That You Can Have A Snack: Many people do not realize that you are allowed to have a snack each day on Medifast. And this is in addition to the six meals that you will already be consuming. You can have 3 celery sticks, 2 dill pickles, a sugar free jello cup, a sugar free popsicle, gum, or mints. You can also consume one of the diet’s prepackaged snacks like the chips or pretzels.
Brush Your Teeth: If you’ve had your snack and find that you are still hungry, go and brush your teeth. I know that this sounds silly but when your mouth is clean and fresh, you will hesitate to ruin the fresh feeling in your mouth with food.
Drink Some Water And Go For A Walk: Studies show that sometimes people mistake thirst for hunger. So, there is a chance that if you think you are hungry, drinking some water may help to ease this. Additionally, it helps to distract yourself. Take a walk. Or, if you don’t want to do physical activity, read a book or listen to a music. Anything that takes your mind off of food can be helpful. Often, you are just developing habits, so if you can get past the first few days, things get much better.
Make Sure You Are Spacing Out Your Meals: One good thing about this diet is that you are eating quite regularly, since you eat six times per day (and more if you’re having that snack I just talked about.) So if you are doing things correctly, you should be eating every couple of hours. I know that this can seem like an inconvenience if you have a busy schedule, but eating so often really does help with hunger. In short, you don’t have as much time to get all that hungry when you know that you will eat again very soon. When I hear this complaint from folks, one of the first things that I wonder is how far apart their meals are.
If All Else Fails, Don’t Cheat With Junk, Cheat With An Additional Medifast Meal: This is only my opinion that I have formed from my own experience and that of friends also on the diet. But we believe that if you get hungry and need to cheat, you are better off just having another Medifast meal since all of the foods are around 100 calories or less and high in protein while being low in carbohydrates. One additional meal isn’t going to be all that detrimental. But a trip through a drive through can be. So be smart about your cheating. It certainly isn’t the end of the world to have an additional 100 calories to get you over any hump. And you will know that you made every attempt to stay within the diet rather than going outside of it.
Want more tips for getting started on and saving money with Medifast? Lindsey is the author of the free eBook “Getting The Most Out Of Medifast,” which includes coupons and discounts, a list of all of the food options (including the shakes,) detailed information about the diet and how it works, it’s pros and cons, having success on it, and recipes for it. To get a free copy (immediate download / no information required), click here. You can also visit her diet review website to read it at http://easiest-diet.com/free-medifast-ebook/html

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.