When do I get to eat cheese on Medifast?

  • 854 days ago

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    Izabella Level 1
    Today is Day 4 and so far so good, 4 pounds lost! Ive seen several posts mention that they eat cheese, is this allowed when you hi maintenance and later?.

    Im still only using the L&G cookbook since Im not ready to make my own L&G..

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  • 851 days ago

    Cheese can be incorporated into the 5/1 plan. Do a search on Nutrisystem for "cheese". Yay!.

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  • 851 days ago

    What is Nutrisystem where I can search for cheese?.

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  • 842 days ago

    Congrats on that loss!!!!.

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  • 837 days ago

    Http://www.medifastmedia.com/shared/...tions_list.pdf.

    The above link will take you to the Meatless options guide that's where you'll find what quantities of food equal what..

    Hope that helps!.

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  • 829 days ago

    Low fat cheese is a lean option on the meatless option page I don't remember where to find it but it's there..

    I LOVE that I can have cheese by the way.

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  • 828 days ago

    Thanks everyone, I get cheese!.

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  • 828 days ago

    Yes... you get cheese... but it counts as part of your meat..... quite a quandry for us carnivores on the board..

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  • 825 days ago

    There is a really yummy recipe where you can have a tomato, asparagus salad with fresh mozzarella drizzled with some lighten up balsamic vinaigrette! It took me a limitless bit to search the store for mozzarella that meets the fat requirement - but I did it!.

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  • 821 days ago

    I may get flamed for saying this, but it is MY experience in my OWN weight loss journey that when I incorporate cheese it stalls my losses. =) Thought I'd throw that in the mix..

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  • 812 days ago

    If you have the Medifast cookbook, please try the stuffed portabella mushroom recipe. It is absolutely fantastic and STUFFED with cheese. Make sure you use cheese that fits the requirements. I mix mozzarella and pepper jack (& reduce pepper in recipe). My non Medifast friend loved these and made them for company! It's my favorite recipe but I also really like the asparagus and cheese recipe mentioned by Mtmorse..

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  • 804 days ago

    I use cheese daily. Mostly the Laughing Cow (LC) variety. Once in a while I have 2% cheddar or skim mozzarella..

    You can have cheese today!.

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  • 800 days ago

    I am also in the "no cheese" camp. For me it is a trigger food so I AVOID AVOID AVOID. I simply cannot eat cheese with it stirring cravings for more, and the amounts allowed do not satisfy or fill me..

    I am primarily referring to hard cheeses (cheddar, mozzarella, swiss, etc). I do occassionally have LF cottage cheese for my lean and full-fat cream cheese as my healthy fat..

    I am also going to bring up something unrelated to the original question and more related to overall strategy. If there are foods that currently perceive you "cannot live without" you should try living without them. I am a firm believer that success on this journey is best achieved if you can overcome this type of "have to have it" relationship with food. I am not saying that is the case here, but rather suggesting to explore it as a consideration..

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  • 797 days ago

    I need to try this one again. It was pretty good, but could use some tweaking like you've done..

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  • 789 days ago

    I have to admit, I also avoid cheese. I came to that realization when my typical serving was measured in pounds.....I thought maybe Pandora's box is best left closed....

    Glenn.

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  • 781 days ago

    Oh my. You too? =).

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  • 774 days ago

    Yeah, that's me..

    Anyone ever heard of the Scarsdale diet? I did that for a while before MF. Its not a bad plan - it focuses on lean protein and veggies and fruit. One of the "benefits" is no measured portion control, calories and carbs are naturally controlled by the types of foods you eat instead. And the foods rotate each day of the week..

    So Friday was CHEESE DAY. At lunch you can eat "assorted cheese slices, as much as you want". They must not have realize how I would interpret that. As Glenn said, it was measured in lbs not slices!.

    I eventually realized that would not work for me, and replaced the Friday cheese meal with an alternate. Much better..

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  • 774 days ago

    Yeah, I remember Scarsdale. Bad diet for me. In fact if I recall someone shot that guy..

    Some diets are worse for you that the original problem.....

    Glenn.

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  • 766 days ago

    I let myself have cheese a couple times a week and maybe it's slowed down my weight loss, but I'm still happy with it. For me, it's one of those things...if it keeps you going, go for it. But I can see where it could be a trigger food, etc. I've had the mindset that if I stop losing, then I'll look at those sorts of things to eliminate..

    On the weekends, I tend to have 2 scrambled eggs with 3/4 oz cheese. 3 eggs is too much for me and I've come to the conclusion I just don't like egg beaters scrambled. So that's my saturday morning treat before I play tennis. It's also a very heavy workout day, though, so maybe that's why it doesn't have an effect on me. Just my 2 cents..

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  • 764 days ago

    I'm in the no cheese camp, too. Slowed me down to a crawl and I wanted to get to GOAL..

    Just sharing..

    Warrior on!.

    Lee.

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  • 763 days ago

    Now I'm confused. I read on a post that LF Laughing Cow original cheese was 1 fat for 2 wedges. Is that right or is it part of protein?.

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