Have any of your measurements changed? Let me know how you go. The standard American diet is full of foods that feed bad bacteria rather than good bacteria. Moreover, the price varies depending on the goals of the person. The Optifast diet plans are more supportive in many ways than other diet plans. I've been buying this for years and love it for a quick meal I don't know what was changed with the Slim Fast Cappuccino Delight.
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So, nature also chose casein to aid in the growth of newborns. However, casein is digested and used slowly, making it a decent post workout protein, but an excellent before bed protein. It has all the amino acids your body needs, and also tastes okay. Egg Whites — Egg yolks are good for the body in moderation, but egg whites are far better.
Egg whites have all the amino acids you need and can be fairly inexpensive if you buy whole eggs and separate them yourself. Another, benefit is you can cook them, adding your own flavor and other ingredients.
Boiled egg whites are also very portable. Soy — Soy protein is the ideal choice for vegetarians. Soy is the only plant that has all of the amino acids your body needs.
Soy also has many health benefits include protection against heart disease and many cancers. Skinless Chicken Breast — For those of you who just want meat, skinless chicken breast should be ideal for you.
Skinless chicken breasts are extremely lean especially if you remove all visible fat. They are muscles themselves, so they obviously have the amino acids you need to build muscle. Skinless chicken breasts also taste great when they are well prepared. I like my chicken breast, well seasoned, grilled, with hot sauce on the side. To lose weight and keep it off, you must eat an adequate amount of protein. When choosing protein sources, start with whey, casein, soy, egg whites, and skinless chicken breast.
Kalvin Chinyere is a weight-loss expert and ex-fat man. About the Author Dr. Kalvin Chinyere is a physician, weight-loss expert and ex-fat man. I try to stay away from Whey because it IS so easily absorbed by the body, which can include hungry cancer cells.
I have never heard of whey increasing the risk of cancer. We consume it on a daily basis. The increased prevalence of cancer in our society has more to do with people living longer than it has to do with whey protein. I will, heading over to Google Books right now! Just did some reading, read some interesting things. But I put it into perspective as I do with most things.
Did I miss something else Chip? The book just provides an interesting perspective that I thought you would appreciate. Whey is most certainly not part of human breast milk.
Whey is a waste product made from milk during the making of cheese. It is not related to human breast milk. Whey often contains hidden MSG or monosodium glutamate, an excitotoxin, responsible for numerous health problems. Rob, I love your blog but I have to disagree with you here. Whey and casein are the two major proteins in all mammalian milk including cows and humans. Check out this link: These drugs produce more amount of milk produce more benefits in business by getting more more milk.
But the Oxytocin and Thyroid still present in milk and after drinking this milk cause to the tumoric response and cause misleading effects in body. Hmmm, WordPress seems to have eaten my previous comment. I try to avoid Whey because it IS so easily absorbed by the body. In the book they cite that whey protein promoted cancel cell growth in mice that had been given liver cancer — that the whey mice died faster than other mice who had been given other kinds of proteins.
What do you think? Hey Chip, Israel here. That is very interesting and I will do some research on that. Kal, any info on what Chip is talking about? Where can we find this type of protein? This is a great post showing the different kinds of protein someone can consume. Kal hooked it up. Casein can be purchased where ever nutrition products are sold. You can ask for casein protein, or just click this protein link.
The powders are very effective. Designer Whey makes great whey protein that is inexpensive. Great post; a healthy balance of protein is definitely one of the keys to a healthy lifestyle, fat loss, and muscle building. What do you suggest for the perfect protein shake? Do you have a personal recipe for yourself? I have 2 blends. One is for a snack and one is for a after workout shake. The snack shake consists of milk, whey and glutamine.
I stir it up with a spoon and it fills me up. For the post workout shake, I take water or green tea, add a couple scoops of whey protein, some glutamine and some creatine.
Tastes funky, but I like funky. Everything I have ever read in the past states that the estrogen like compounds in soy do not cause feminization or increase the risk of breast cancer in men. However, I would be really pissed if they were wrong, which is another reason I stay away from soy. Both the articles and the site were very interesting. If what they are saying is true, we should all eat and drink less soy. Technically, it says that only soy consumed by pregnant women can harm the baby and make a male less masculine.
Well, thanks for paying attention. Kal, when you said that soy has all the necessary amino acids, did you mean absolutely every acid or just those that can be found in plants? Soy is the only plant I know with all of the essential amino acids or the amino acids are body can not produce on its own.
I have begun lightly working out the last 3 days. I have honestly not felt better. I would highly reccomend it! I had success on Medifast once before, but feel that it contributed to my thyroid becomming less functional. Medifast denies this of course, but soy is a thyroid antagonist, and when you strictly do Medifast, you are living pretty much exclusively on soy. I was doing only the shakes, no meal. My weightloss was proceeding, if you could call it that, at a glacial rate.
That is, S-L-O-W 2 pounds in four weeks, despite complete compliance. I think my case is unusual, but again, if you are borderline hypothyroid I really feel Medifast is NOT a good program for you. I was diagnosed finally as being clinically hypothyroid and went on thyroid meds. I found a different program — HMR — which is medically supervised and also uses shakes, but these are milk based except the shakes made specifically for the lactose intolerant.
I have had no problem whatsoever losing on HMR and am down over 40 pounds in 10 weeks. Medifast is okay but I really believe all that soy is what sent my thyroid over the edge. If you are having trouble losing on Medifast, get your thyroid checked and really consider switching to a non-soy based diet program. Once I switched to my health coach at miofit. I have been on the Medifast program for 62 days. I have had 4 total in 62 days I have also given myself a fruit day here and there.
I have lost a total of 13 lbs average 1. I am an avid exerciser, always moving, yoga Hot and cold , running, pilates, dancing Ballet, Hip Hop, and Salsa , boxing, biking, and anything I am interested in doing that day!
The Medifast program has given me energy, confidence, and a new handle and control on what I eat and when I eat it. I was noticing before the program all kinds of stomach issues, once I cut out greesy fried foods, dairy, and the ton of bread I was consumming, all of the problems disappeared. Once I started Medifast and had about a week of cleansing, my system was normal again. Now running is easier, I can go farther and last longer, since I am lighter.
I love this program and will be on it till I complete my goal of safe weight loss with another 24 lbs to go! And hey if it takes me till a year from now, so be it!
I am in no rush for anyone but myself! Love yourself more then you love anyone else first! Remember health is your bestfriend!
And be good to you today! I have been on this program for two months and I have lost 35lbs and went from a size 24 to an I have never felt better. Far less than I was spending eatting out all the time.
I have not had any medical issues as a result of being on this plan and I have never felt better. Just do it, all the junk we eat is killing us……… think of it as a health plan NOT a diet. Be very carefull of this one. I have colitis from taking it for a short time, so it certainly is not for everyone.
Trying to work my way back to good health and promising my body that I would never do anything like that again. We were told that they do not give refunds. I told the center reps that I am lactose intolerant. The shakes are suppose to be low lactose, but after a week I could not go to the bathroom. I finally emailed Medifast and received their list of no lactose products.
I no longer drink the shakes, only their punch. When I told the center reps that I obtained the list thru email, then they said they could have given me a copy of the list!!!
I have now lost 24 lbs. The center reps are suppose to be councilors, but are working on commission. A couple of reps have lost a lot of weight, but not all of it on Medifast. How can someone who had not even tried the diet advise me? Instead of 5 Medifast meal replacements a day, I do 3 a day. Here is what is working for me:. I have one for breakfast or half a cup of Bran Buds with a little hot water. MF allowes a half a cup of Jello a day, so I eat it at breakfast, too.
I have been walking 5, steps. I am happy at losing more than 2 lbs a week. I will not quit, just modify it to work for me. I only buy enough meal replacements for my 3 a day. The 1st week, they insisted that I buy their supplements.
I found the same at Costco for a lot less. I hope this helps someone. But as soon as I stopped their plans, the weight slowly came back. Plus, talking with my doc, the FL4I diet is not very good for the system. Dropped 3 pant sizes and lost total overall inches! I have stepped off the plan a number of times due to family gatherings, vacations and a wedding and was surprised at how little weight came back. My husband and I were eating out every night due to his strange work schedule and I just set the time that I want to cook mostly on the BBQ or grill , eat and have his meal waiting for him.
I also work out on Wii Active, swim in a resistance pool, ride a recumbant bike as well as walk the mall. I am now up to 50 minutes of exercise a day and feel absolutely great! I am allergic to artificial sweeteners and found most of their meals do not include them. I have found the types of meals that suit me and taste the best: Their Antioxidant shakes, chocolate pudding, their new crunch bars are yummy, as well as their Momentum cappuccino and Chai Latte.
I highly recommend this diet to anyone! Just be sure to make regular visits to your doctor especially if you are on any medications to make sure the dosages are adjusted accordingly. It has changed the way I look at food! Which, for me, is a wonderful thing: Been on Medifast for a week.
Did Herbalife in and lost 50 lbs…. By end of 9 month went from a size 24 to a Must drink lots of water on each…and be strict on the diet plans. Preference for me is Medifast. Take Metamucil or some other fiber supplement. Concerning putting on weight again, Medifast helps you break bad eating habits and lifestyle changes. If you revert back to cheeseburgers and beer with no exercise , of course you will gain it all back. I tried Nutrisystem and thought the food was pretty bad.
Jenny Craig is expensive. And exercise and no alcohol! It messed with my metabolism. I could only eat real food once a day, and only meat and vegetables.
Yeahhh… not quite the best plan out there. I am so sick from Medifast, gassy and bloated all the time, feeling full and just terrible. What is wrong with me? Medifast is a great diet! If you are disciplined to do it and have the mind set to succeed you will be successful!
I have lost 50 pounds since January I workout times a week and make sure I drink lots of water. I lost 65 pounds using Medifast and have kept off all but about five pounds for a year now. It requires a lot of discipline but it is worth it. Make sure you drink at least the 64 ounces of water recommended. The way I look at success with Medifast is this: It induces a relatively mild state of ketosis and if you really stick with the plan, you will lose weight and lose it rapidly.
My faults with the plan: I am not that overweight and I enjoy running, so the calorie count is a little low for me and others who are already active. Medifast is overly expensive. Also, as others have stated, it is important to be committed to maintenance! No matter what diet or lifestyle change you are attempting, you will backslide if you reach your goal and then slack off.
Those of us who carry extra weight have to be constantly vigilant about our diet and exercise. Best wishes to all! This is my all-time favorite diet. My chocolate obsession is satisfied with the chocolate shakes. This diet really works, i lost 65 pounds in year. I recommend you try! My sister went on it and lost 70 lbs…not to mention that her gall bladder and kidneys shut down and she was hospitalized!! Great diet if you want to live on less than 1, calories a day.
Products are full of soy and most taste awful. Yes weight loss can be rapid, just like the rate of weight you will re gain once you start putting real food in your mouth. Try LA Weight Loss if you want to eat real food and lose weight at a reasonable pace. Add up what Jenny Craig would be costing you!
Best weight loss program ever! Because of the increase in your health! Live longer, feel better and look awesome! Oh and sleep like a baby. Reviews and Costs — Medifast is a low-calorie rapid weight loss plan using meal replacements alongside solid food. Medifast currently offer the following programs: Medifast Go The Go plan includes 5 meal replacements.
This is the easiest plan to follow, and aims for faster weight loss. Medifast Flex The Flex plan includes 4 meal replacements. This plan requires more cooking, aiming for more gradual weight loss. As above, extra meals can be ordered from Medifast. Example of Medifast Flex Complete Kit. I have tried every diet on the planet and the only thing that i have done is mess up my metabolism.
I can never say that about any other diet….. The other thing is that your skin will stay tight and not get droopy. You will have more energy and the pounds will drop off dramatically. Skinless chicken or turkey breast, Fish, including shellfish, tinned tuna or salmon.