Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Using Medifast as a Stimulus Change -- Or How I Kicked My Quesadilla Habit

My daily breakfast before Medifast was a cheese quesadilla made with a fluffy flour tortilla and generous scoop of grated cheese in my Cuisinart Griddler.

If I was out of tortillas, my husband would actually go to the store and procure a new package -- that's how addicted I was to this breakfast (and how lucky of a wife I am).
My favorite breakfast before I started Medifast.

No doubt this breakfast was a contributing factor to my getting fat, but I was hooked. Or thought I was.

Here's how Medifast helped me kick this bad habit.

On Medifast, the foods you eat are strictly prescribed by the 5&1 plan. Quesadillas with cheese oozing out of the sides are not one of the replacement meal options. Thus I was forced to go outside of my comfort zone until I could find another breakfast option that would be as satisfying as my quesadilla.

It took a few weeks, but I finally happened upon a perfect replacement -- chocolate chip soft bakes mixed as directed and microwaved for only 30 seconds. Somehow the texture and combination of saltiness and sweetness hit just the right note for my morning taste buds, and I again looked forward to getting out of bed to have a great breakfast.

Had I not started Medifast, I would likely still be indulging in my former high-fat, high-carb breakfast, perhaps cutting back on the cheese a bit or opting for a higher fiber tortilla. It took a drastic change for me to give up this habit altogether and find a radically different alternative.

Will I keep eating Medifast chocolate chip soft bakes after I reach my goal weight? Possibly. Or I may find another healthy alternative that will become my new breakfast habit.

The stimulus of starting the Medifast plan successfully changed my breakfast habit after several years of just trying to eat healthier and cut back on bad food.

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You can purchase Medifast replacement meals directly from Medifast Centers, the Medifast website or -- for no extra cost -- through the co-branded website of a Medifast TSFL health coach. Medifast does not recommend purchasing its products from third party vendors, but if you choose to do so, you can find them on both Amazon and eBay.

Medifast replacement meals on Amazon

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