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Quick question... Anyone have any good Medifast recipes to use all my colored eggs in? Hoping for any answer. Second question.. I am fighting the good fightwith myself. But sometimes waver alittle. I still have some issuesLike I do have some dark chocolate, with Chocolate chips.

But notice that I still have a sweet tooth? I gave up on the ice cream-it has changed with my taste buds now. I got it in the house (the real premium ice cream) for my husband and grandson.

I've brought in doughnuts for both my husband and grandson too. That kind of gets to me alittle, but I know I don't want any dump syndrome, so I stay true to myself on that. But I have ventured into this other stuff. Especially dk Chocolate chips.Has anybody else had some slipping back like me? I am still holding down the weight, but the losses slow down cause of this little venturing I've noticed.How are our veteran bypass members handling their cravings? Are you able to manage weight wise with them too? Or am I the bad seed here?..

Comments (9)

I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the right answer. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I discover an useful answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could answer your Medifast question..

Comment #1

Our pantry has had a little lock on it for years. I don't have the key and the fridge is sanitized for the most part. This hasn't really even been necessary since.

Surgery.

, but someday I am sure it could return as an issue..

I have delicious chocolate shakes, and protein ice cream everyday, so that's covered. Kelloggs Special K bars have great chocolate crunch for around 90 calories. No reason to ignore your favorites..

70% cacao dark chocalate is not a terrible thing in small portions. it's stopping there that is problemmatic, especially if you don't dump on it..

There is a difference in "exploring new territory" by trying healthy alternatives. It is" falling off the wagon" to re-incorporate foods we believe are likely to wake the devil!..

Comment #2

When I had my first couple of cycles post op I was amazed, no appetite, no hunger, no cravings! Our bariatric coordinator said "isn't it wonderful?, and when you get your appetite back, the cravings will be gone!".

She lied to me!.

I still do the salty/sweet craving thing. I still slip from time to time and find myself going to the gift shop for a mini choclate bar, usually one is all I need. I have a couple of baked potato crisps and I'm usually ok with just that..

But I try to resist temptation. I make these little protein choclate peanut butter balls that are quite good. I try to keep them on hand, but have to hide them from my family. They taste like the chocolate/PB no bake cookies. You melt 1 cup of peanut butter in the microwae, add 1 cup of uncooked oats, and 1 cup of chocolate protein powder into it. Add 6-10 packets of splenda (or the equivalent if you buy loose or liquid) and mix it all up.

Let cool. I store mine in the fridge. Each one is about 70 calories and 5 grams of protein..

I eat the coccoa dusted almonds. and the salt and vinegar almonds, for crunchy, I make cheese crispy things. (shredded cheese place a little pile on parchemt paper about an inch in diameter and bake in oven til they melt and brown a bit. Then remove and cool they get crispy but it is all protein) One or two helps out the crunch need..

If I am bored and think it is head hunger vs true hunger, I will try to go for a walk or bike ride and.

Hope.

The hunger passes!.

Good Luck!.

Laura..

Comment #3

I will add this to my Holiday recipe section! Did I get it right?.

LauraRN's Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Balls.

Melt:.

1 cup of natural peanut butter in the microwave..

Add:.

1 cup of uncooked oats.

1 cup of chocolate protein powder.

6-10 packets of splenda (or the equivalent if you buy loose or liquid).

Mix it all up..

Roll into 1 inch balls..

Let cool..

Store in the fridge..

One is about 70 calories and 5 grams of protein...

Comment #4

One of my major reasons for pursuing the bypass vs the lapband is that the dr said that I would get this hormonal change that will eliminate cravings. hmmmmmm. It is good to hear the truth from those who have been through it before I make this huge decision...

Comment #5

You got it right Ricky! I love those little protein balls! One is all I need to get rid of a chocolate craving!.

Laura..

Comment #6

I haven't had a lot of hunger triggers from my gut since the.

Surgery.

Unless I haven't eaten in a significant number of hours (which I try to.

Avoid.

Since I have had a few low blood sugar moments) I usually think I'm hungry before I really FEEL hungry. The size of the pouch reduces the amount of surface area inside the stomach that produces the neurochemicals associated with appetite. (Or at least that's how I understand it - if there's a Doc in the house, feel free to correct me.).

I do induldge in a peice of dark chocolate here and there - I make sure it's less than 5g sugar per serving and stick to one at a time. It's a nice treat at the end of a long day or after a healthy, savory meal. I ran a conference on Friday and we put out little candy bars for the participants all day. I tried a peice and found that it was fine, but that I didn't really need more than that. I'm afraid of dumping while I'm at work because it leaves me functionless so I'm pretty vigilant. I also left all the leftovers there instead of bringing them home like I would have pre-surgery.



Hope.

This.

Willpower.

Turns into permanent good habits. It's easy when you're getting good results, not so much when the scale isn't moving and I'm tempted to sink back into old ways of coping with disappointment...

Comment #7

There is a HUGE difference between hunger and cravings. Yes, GBS eliminates most of the hunger hormone. However, your body will still let you know when it is low on fuel. Cravings have all kinds of other causes, including an unbalanced diet, poor.

Sleep.

, stress, and what I call "food memories". Medifast food memories for me are when I feel a pull towards some Medifast food which always comforted me in the past. I suddenly realize it is not the Medifast food I am craving, but the feeling I had when I ate it. Boy, that little moment of awareness makes all the difference for me and how I deal with it. I also think the idea we are somehow being deprived is also a huge trigger and requires alot of conscious effort to challenge our distorted thinking on that subject. Truly, we CAN eat anything we want, but is it the best choice possible if we do? The positive benefits of my GBS journey are so incredible they far outweigh any need I think I may have for the foods which made the.

Surgery.

Necessary in the first place. Medifast food for thought (excuse the pun)...

Comment #8

MsDeb, what a great thread!.

I love Big hot momma!.

Lu..

Comment #9

I'm glad you posted this, too. I find myself fighting with Medifast food a lot. In fact, last night I found myself obsessing with Medifast food (just thinking about what I could eat), and I also went out to dinner with friends who all ate pancakes, which I could not have! I think it's hard when we have certain triggers or "food memories" like BHM said. I wish I didn't hae Medifast food memories...

Comment #10


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.