NO MORE SOUP!!!

I’m sick of the Medifast soup. The problem, really, is that I didn’t plan this month very well and ordered way too much soup and not enough breakfast and snack items. I’ve been choking down soup for 2-3 meals a day for the last week – NO MORE SOUP.

I went to the grocery store last night, armed with the nutritional breakdown of a MF crunch bar, and found a “decent” equivalent. Not surprising, it was from the South Beach Diet plan, and also not surprisingly – it was chocolate covered 😀

Medifast vs South Beach
Its lower in protein and calories while also being higher in carbohydrates, but they aren’t outside the range of acceptable – to me. I’m eating two today in replacement of the tired soup, so I added a pouch of chunk light tuna (in water) to my day as well to make up for the loss in protein and I’m going to skip on my “optional” snack in order to save the carbohydrates. When all is said and done, I’m finishing my day with 86 carbs – so still within range!

Luckily, I should be receiving a very small shipment of food this afternoon (just three boxes) and my larger shipment on Friday, so soon I’ll have variety again.

Moving Forward with Medifast

Today I ordered singles of a bunch of MF food that I was interested in – from pancakes to their “quick” L&G meals. I was playing it safe with my first order, but now I want to branch out and make sure I’m getting as close as I can to the best of both worlds in regards to this diet. My family had pancakes on Sunday morning and I thought to myself, “Why didn’t I order the pancakes?” 

My thoughts when ordering my first batch was to keep to easy to prepare foods that are as grab and go as possible. I had no idea if this was going to conflict with my schedule, or cause me frustration if a lot of preparation was necessary when I was really hungry. Pancakes are not grab and go and I’d have had to order a box of seven of them (this was before I found out I could have ordered singles). But now that I’m getting more comfortable with the idea of “anticipating” my meals, I think that whisking some pancake mix together occasionally is more than do-able.

I also requested an exchange for some of the meals I’ve tried but really disliked – such as the oatmeal and the sloppy joe. I wish I could have just gone to my local center, but I think since I ordered through MF directly that it wouldn’t work. Besides, I’m not going to make that mistake in the future – what with trying the singles. 

Are there any MF users out there, with tips and tricks for enjoying their selection? Have you ever returned a product – or just suffered through the box and never ordered again?