We have a number of talented bloggers participating in the Medifast program. We’ve collected their most recent tips below. If you need inspiration, be sure to visit their blogs and follow along with their weight-loss journeys!
You can do Medifast AND drink coffee!
One of the hardest parts of starting a new diet can be cutting out some of your routine habits like coffee. Although black coffee has 0 calories, it’s the addition of creamers and sugars that weigh you down. However, our blogger Censie Sawyer of Building Our Story, has found a way for you to keep your coffee addiction with the help of Medifast.
“And in all of this I do not have to give up my slight coffee obsession! Check out this brilliant idea. Medifast has Ready-to-Drink Shakes that come in a French Vanilla Flavor so every morning I head to my favorite Starbucks and order a BLACK no sugar or milk added Grande Iced Coffee in a Venti cup. Once I get my treat I add my first Medifast Meal of the day to my coffee – the RTD French Vanilla Shake – and stir and enjoy! It feels like a cheat and it isn’t!!! Yum!”
Tea to help you hydrate
A key to weight loss is keeping hydrated! Our body is 60% water and if you aren’t staying hydrated, then your body’s metabolism has a harder time at working properly. Blogger Dawn at Blogging Mom of 4 has figured out low-calorie tea recipes that her with her water intake for the day!
“I’ve started making at least one quart of my sugar free tea per day and then drinking 1 more quart of regular water. That gives me 64 oz and then I try to drink a little extra on top of that. I love making my own brew over ice tea!”
Get in the right mindset
Another adjustment to maintaining a diet is having the right mindset. With both physical and emotional expectations, sometimes it can take the life out of you. But with advice from our blogger Aly, at The Michigan Mom, you may amend your mindset.
“I’ve decided that if I want more out of life then I have to take initiative and make the necessary changes that I want in my life today. Not tomorrow, not 5 years from now– today. It’s easy to get lost in the past and think about how differently things could’ve turned out if (insert regrets here) didn’t happen the way it did. It’s easy to curl up in a ball and sleep all day and ignore everyone and everything. It’s easy to give in and give up. But life isn’t supposed to be easy.”
Don’t forget to set goals
A huge motivation to stay on track with your diet is to set goals. Without goals to push you to succeed, the journey can be difficult because you don’t know what you’re working towards. And then you may never be fully satisfied! Blogger Tim at Review Dad, reached his goal of wearing his wedding ring within five weeks.
“Speaking of goals, back in week 2, I mentioned that one of my goals was to comfortably wear my wedding ring again. I’m very happy to say that I have been wearing my wedding ring (comfortably) for about a week now!”
Meet a Medifast Intern!
Samantha Perillo is the social media and public relations for Medifast. When she’s not busy studying business communication at Stevenson University, working with bloggers, and creating graphic designs for the marketing team, she’s either playing volleyball or creating the latest DIY project.