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Old 04-25-2009, 03:55 PM   #121
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I suggest chicken brooth, it cuts the craving. I also chew sugar free gum. It helps me with my cravings.
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:10 AM   #122
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Started the program last Thursday, so far so good, although when I checked my ketostix this morning....I have a long way to go, it was on the first color. Is that normal?
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Yes, that is normal. Some people fall into ketosis immediately, for others it usually takes about three days. It seems to vary with everyone.

You also asked about the miracle noodles. Here is the thread about these funky noodles:
Miracle Noodle Lovers...

And here is a thread all about ketosis as well:
Ketosis

And we also have a thread for recipes, most of them applicable after week one. Week one is your most difficult week. You have already found that thread. We also have a thread for questions and comments about our recipes:

Medi Recipe Question And Comments

And here is our main thread for support, encouragement and friendship:
Awesome April 2009 for Medi!!

So come on in! And Welcome to the group!


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Old 04-26-2009, 11:24 AM   #124
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Thanks for the info. I looked for info regarding this program before I started but didn't go back far enough when first searching. Found this site today and am very very glad I did. It's great to have people that you can bounce questions off of, that have done or are doing whichever phase. Thanks again for your help.
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Here is the main site in the computer for the MediWeightLoss program. Besides the materials that you get at your clinic, you will find other good information here too.

Medi-Weightloss Clinics® - Physician-supervised weight loss clinics


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Old 04-27-2009, 07:20 AM   #126
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@ Mathteacher, do you count the calories in the gum? I actually read the package and it says >5 calories...when I realized that I was like WHOA! I chew LOTS..specially when I'm bored and wanting to eat!
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I see a lot of your recipes call for things from netrition? How did you find out about that website? These ingredients are all medi weightloss friendly? You must be a sales person for that company, lol.
Hudiman,

I am replying to your post over here because we want to keep the recipe thread as comment free as possible. That is why we created Medi Recipe Question And Comments.

I have no affiliation with netrition and have never purchased anything from their website. I buy most of my ingredients from Walmart, Publix, Whole Foods, Chamberlins and BJ's. Netrition is just an online store which carries alot of the low carb foods. They must have an arrangement with Low Carb Friends to link to them whenever a product they carry is posted. It has nothing to do with me.

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Unfortunately I'm not too advanced with the computer stuff, when you see a post and want to reply to that person the reply comes up in the exact forum. I know you guys are trying to get the recipes on one site, I will figure out how to ask stuff and not put it on the recipe forum. Sorry, I'm new at this whole thing. Thanks for the help.
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Unfortunately I'm not too advanced with the computer stuff, when you see a post and want to reply to that person the reply comes up in the exact forum. I know you guys are trying to get the recipes on one site, I will figure out how to ask stuff and not put it on the recipe forum. Sorry, I'm new at this whole thing. Thanks for the help.
Hudiman,

No need to apologize. I don't know if this is the most efficient way to do it, but what I do is hit the quote button, then copy all the text. I then go to the thread I want to post in and hit the post button and paste the text in. Then I add my personal message and submit reply.

If you don't care about the quoted text you can just post in the appropriate thread and reference the post in the recipe thread. For instance, just say "On recipe #25, how many portions does that make?"

I think it is great that you are checking out the recipes. It keeps the plan liveable to have variety. Welcome to a wonderful support forum. It has been a source of inspiration for me.

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First weigh in today and I'm down 6.2 pounds! YAY! Excited, but I must admit I was hoping for a bigger number. My goal is to be down 20 pounds in 4 weeks so this is right on track for that. Can't wait to get into the 170s...!!!
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:04 PM   #131
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Hey-
Thanks guys for all the great advice. I'm into week two and down 10 pounds. I'm still struggling though with knowing what to eat. I definitely have been going over 2 cups of veggies but I have only been eating from the list. Trying to stay within the 500-600 protein calories. Is it 500 calories and 2 cups veggies and that's it or veggies are ok if you get your protein? Should I be weighing and measuring them like I do meat and stuff? Also, does Crystal Light count? I'm not sure I'm doing this week right...
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you do 500 calories of protein in addition to two cups of veggies from the approved list.

you should drink 2 crystal light hydrations or 2 bottles of smart water as part of your 6-8 servings of water to ensure you get electrolytes to help with dehydration

some of the things i did for the first two weeks (I'm in week 3) are:
turkey sausage links, with a little bit of walden farms maple syrup
turkey pepperoni microwaved to the point they are crispy
rotisserie chicken from publix (no skin! lol)
lean ground beef burgers with some mustard and pickles/mushrooms/onions
hard boiled eggs...little high in calories (75) ...but you can remove the yolk and have those (only 17.5 calories for the white)
eggbeaters aren't terrible, and good sometimes dinner

one nice thing is that you can use some salt and pepper

oh and one awesome thing i had during week one was a ton of snow crab meat...i bought a bunch and took it all out of the claws and had a big bowl of it to enjoy, used a little bit of spray 'i can't believe it's not butter' and it was great
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Hi Everyone, I am on day 1 and I have a few questions.

~My paperwork says we can add dried seasonings to our food. I added parsley and dried onion to College Inn chicken broth with my lunch. Is the dried onion OK?

~I planned on having a medi shake (following the Orange Julius recipe from the recipe thread) but I could not choke it down. I really dislike "fake", chemical tasting drinks. Are there any other protein shakes with better flavor?

~I have ordered some miracle noodles. Are thse OK during week 1 if they arrive quickly?

~I had a really hard time taking my pills this morning on an empty stomach but I know they need to be taken an hour before eating.. any tips on how to handle this? I felt really sick by the time I had waited long enough to eat.

TIA!!!
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Thanks for the great info!

I'm starting MWL tomorrow. Thank you SO much for the great info including in this thread. At least now I don't feel so lost...
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Hello,I am reading through the thread but I have a few questions.

What are MIC shots?

When you go to the clinic are you getting phentermine or some other diet pill?

Are the diet pills optional?

Do you have to go to the clinic every week or can you go bi-weekly or monthly for your pills and weigh ins?

Is this plan only 500 calories per day or is that only in week 2?

Is execise advised while only eating the 500 calories?


I went to the website but I need help from my LC friends,Thanks.

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Hello,I am reading through the thread but I have a few questions.

What are MIC shots?

When you go to the clinic are you getting phentermine or some other diet pill?

Are the diet pills optional?

Do you have to go to the clinic every week or can you go bi-weekly or monthly for your pills and weigh ins?

Is this plan only 500 calories per day or is that only in week 2?

Is execise advised while only eating the 500 calories?


I went to the website but I need help from my LC friends,Thanks.
MediWeightLoss is a physician supervised program for weight loss. During the acute phase (weight loss phase) you go to the clinic weekly. The meds you take are determined on your first visit. The MIC shots are included in the weekly visit at no additional cost. The MIC shot is a combination of vitamins, minerals and amino acids.The appetite suppressant you refer to is generally phentermine and the dosage is prescribed by the doctor.

Week one is 500 calories generally(depending on the person) and is described clearly in the informational material provided by the clinic and explained to you on your first visit. The first week is very strict and some find it very difficult, others not so much. Following week one, you may add in fruit/veggies.

The program suggests exercising at least 3 times a week.

I would suggest calling a clinic in your area for more information.

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Hi! You guys give some great advice! I have 2 questions that were not answered in my info packet from the clinic: Can I eat cheese (string/low fat cheddar) my first week.... ?
also, I got some ground turkey to make turkey burgers out of... do I count the oz. cooked or raw?
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Thank you soo much!! I have done low carb before (10 years ago when there were less low carb products) and started again this week...so far so good. My daughter is getting married this August and I want to look good for wedding photos so that I can display them without cringing... (yeah... it should be all about the bride... hehehe)

One question... is 4 to 5 chicken thighs too much for lunch? I
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Hi! You guys give some great advice! I have 2 questions that were not answered in my info packet from the clinic: Can I eat cheese (string/low fat cheddar) my first week.... ?
also, I got some ground turkey to make turkey burgers out of... do I count the oz. cooked or raw?
Thanks again!
Take a quick look at the sample menus for week one. The only "Cheese" that is mentioned is low fat cottage cheese. As for turkey burgers, 3 oz is the serving amount. The meat shrinks a bit during cooking, but the cooked weight is the one that matters. It is a trial and error thing and you will soon get the hang of it.

Also wanted to mention that a ground turkey is one of the medium fat choices on your list.

Good luck to you! And !


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Thank you soo much!! I have done low carb before (10 years ago when there were less low carb products) and started again this week...so far so good. My daughter is getting married this August and I want to look good for wedding photos so that I can display them without cringing... (yeah... it should be all about the bride... hehehe)

One question... is 4 to 5 chicken thighs too much for lunch? I
If you are on MediWeightLoss, the amount of meat for a serving during week one is 3 oz. And that is the meat without skin and without bones. You can refer to the materials you were given on your first visit for further details. Dark meat is not as lean as white meat and also has more calories.

Here is the nutritional data for one chicken thigh - boneless and skinless:
Nutrition Facts Serving Size 1 piece (112.0 g)
Amount Per Serving Calories 160
Calories from Fat 90 %
Daily Value* Total Fat 10.0g15% Saturated Fat 3.0g15%
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 75mg3%
Protein 19.0g Vitamin A 0% • Vitamin C 0% Calcium 0% • Iron 6%

From the MediWeightLoss perspective, one chicken thigh would be sufficient, and from personal experience, there are leaner and better choices out there.

Good luck!


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Thanks! I got the lean ground turkey.... trial and error it will be!
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Giving this a bump, the information in here is too good to be buried!
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MIC plus B1/B6

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People are asking me if the injections make a big difference in the weight you loose. I have been getting the mic twice a week and plan on getting the other one once a month. We would like to know what everyone on the plan thinks about the injections. Thanks
I get the MIC once a week and the supplemental injection once a month, as well... except for the first two weeks, I made sure to get both because as the body adjusts I knew I would need the extra energy and the supplemental injection definitely provides that. So, if you feel you are dragging, get the supp more frequently... otherwise once every other week or once a month should suffice.
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I get the MIC once a week and the supplemental injection once a month, as well... except for the first two weeks, I made sure to get both because as the body adjusts I knew I would need the extra energy and the supplemental injection definitely provides that. So, if you feel you are dragging, get the supp more frequently... otherwise once every other week or once a month should suffice.
Costco now sells a sublingual B-12 for around $15 for 250 doses.

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Susie I have been using this and boy does it give you an immediate boost each morning! I recommend it and it does not taste bad either!
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I think I shall have to try that! About 3 in the afternoon, I could really use a little boost!
Or do you take it in the am...Robyn and how many times a day? I take all my herbals and antioxidant/COQ10 and such in the am.....and of course our meds throughout the day...

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Hey Jo

I take everything in the morning and then of course the appetite and Fat Burner throughout the rest of the day. On the B12 it says only 1 per day. I have wanted more occassionally!!!!!
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Thanks Robyn! I usually only take my other vitamins once a day too! I shall take a peek and see if I can find this at Walgreen's or CVS today. Hopefully it is not only at Costco..is it a Kirkland brand?

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Thanks Robyn! I usually only take my other vitamins once a day too! I shall take a peek and see if I can find this at Walgreen's or CVS today. Hopefully it is not only at Costco..is it a Kirkland brand?

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I beleive Vitamin Shoppe has it on sale this week too.

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Thanks Robyn! I usually only take my other vitamins once a day too! I shall take a peek and see if I can find this at Walgreen's or CVS today. Hopefully it is not only at Costco..is it a Kirkland brand?

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The one at Costco is made by Nature's Bounty and has 2.5 mg of vitamin B-12.

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