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Do you eat Medifast Scrambled Eggs for breakfast and a salad for lunch, then find yourself eating nonstop from the time you get home until you go to bed?
Or do you eat perfectly all week only to blow it on the weekends with large meals and alcohol?
Try taking a balanced approach to eating all week long, so you don?t feel deprived. Make time for both breakfast and lunch, and be sure to eat all 5 Medifast Meals and your full Lean & Green Meal throughout the day.
If it helps, have a snack of Medifast Soy Crisps on hard days. Don?t reward yourself with food at the end of the week; instead, plan other treats – a new book or CD, a massage, or an outing to a sporting event.
Sometimes the hardest thing about the Medifast Plan is being honest about what you are actually eating. Remember only you know exactly what foods you eat and when. Think about how you can become more honest about your food. Some ideas to begin: write down EVERYTHING you eat and weigh and measure your food to get exact portion sizes. Remember, honesty is the best policy.
Also, if you?ve got high blood pressure, or are African-American or middle-aged, you?ve got to curb your salt intake to keep your health in check. Make sure you get enough potassium (at least 4.7 grams daily), which counteracts salt?s effects and helps lower blood pressure. Eating more fruits (on maintenance) and veggies is an easy way to get more pot assium into your diet. Enhance food?s flavor without salt by using herbs and spices (break out the Mrs. Dash!). When you do use salt, consider opting for mineral-rich sea salt instead of refined salt.
The best way to avoid being tempted by high-calorie treats is not to have them around in the first place. When you?re at the grocery store, skip the chips, candy, sugared sodas, and other junk food. Instead, stock the fridge and pantry with healthy snacks like Medifast Soy Crisps, Medifast Crackers, vegetables, fruit (maintenance), and sugar-free popsicles. And if you’re thinking about your kids – they don’t need the sugary and carb-filled snacks either. Get them used to healthy eating with healthy snacks.
Breakfast is the most important time to eat a good breakfast. For most people, time scarce in the morning.
If so, try some of these speedy but healthy ideas. Just don?t skip breakfast - it really is the most important meal of the day!
- Medifast Scrambled Eggs or Medifast Oatmeal – perfect for breakfast!
- Medifast Ready-To-Drink Shakes: the perfect grab and go breakfast.
For those in the maintenance phase of the Medifast Plan, try these options:
- Fruit, yogurt and granola: If there?s no time to slice up some fresh fruit, put your favorite frozen fruit into a portable cup (with a lid) and add yogurt. Top with granola. Remember to grab a spoon!
- Whole grain English muffin with peanut butter and sliced banana.