How to do Medifast during Christmas?

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What is your menu for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas? Are you having your family meal be something OP and then take the right portions or are you making a special meal just for yourself? Any little tricks on how to get the taste of the holidays without the calories?.

And BTW - I'm a fool for Christmas so be prepared for some silly posts come December!..

Comments (7)

I'm cooking for my family and my dad. I'm the only MF'er so I'll be cooking a normal holiday meal. I'll just be eating the turkey and whatever vegetable(s) I decide to make. I plan on having a shake or pudding with pumpkin pie spice whenever they have their pumpkin pie...

Comment #1

We will be having TG at my house with my daughters all preparing a dish. I will be doing the Turkey..

My Daily Plan:.

Breakfast: Hot Coco (in my coffee).

Mid Morning: Medifast Scrambled Eggs (to help me from picking at the fixins).

L&G Dinner: 5 oz Turkey, Mashed Caulitaters (1/2 c cauliflower, 1 tsp cream cheese, pepper, splash of water, and 1/8 tsp CBINB spray), 1/4 c green beans baked w/ 1/2 Medifast chicken noodle soup and cumpled on top with 1/4 Medifast honey mustard pretzels, 1 cup lettuce w/ 2 tbs tomotoe, 1 tbs diced onion and a 2 tbs feta cheese, 2 sliced olives, with a side of WF 0 cal dressing.

Afternoon: Vanilla Pudding, with pumpkin spice & 1/8 c pumpkin.

Dinner: 1/2 Chicken Noodle Soup.

Evening: 3/4 pack of pretzels.

Sounds like a winner to me.. Hopefully my mock green bean casserole will work.. I know the mashed cauliflower is yummy.. and I really can't wait for the Turkey..

I think this will keep me OP and satisified.

Have a wonderful holiday..

Comment #2

This all sounds great! Very Thanksgiving-y! Thank you for sharing! I am making a list of ideas ... my mom and I are on the program together and so I want to make sure she and I feel like we are having Thanksgiving ... without having Thanksgiving, hahaa...

Comment #3

This is the first year in about 10 years that I won't be making the dinner. That will help in some ways and make it more difficult in others. The detailed plans offered here are great ideas. I know if I ask for help my family will support my efforts, especially two of my sisters. My problem is that I don't want what I eat to be a topic of general discussion with ALL of the relatives. I think I'll ask sisters for advice on how to low profile my efforts and still achieve success...

Comment #4

I thought long and hard about this. After loosing 40lbs in eight weeks I don't want to go totally OP but here is my plan. I will stick to my medifast plan as I do everyday but for that one meal I will allow myself to sample, sample being the key word whatever I want. So if I want a little bit of mashed potatoes, I will have it. If I want a sliver of pumpkin pie I will have it. Also, I am planning a day hike the day after thanksgiving and probably will do the same at christmas just to counteract the extra carbs/calories etc. I know some people may disagree with me but I think a little sample wont hurt if you have the willpower like I do to go right back to the medifast meals...

Comment #5

I'm gonna eat my regular Medifast food. Thanksgiving is at my husbands aunts house, for appetizers they have veggies and ranch that I can snack on, they also have black olives I can have a few of those! They usually have pickles and deviled eggs, I think if I count the egg towards my lean and green I can have one! And when the dinner comes out I'll just enjoy the turkey and green beans!..

Comment #6

I am staying on plan. We just ironed out the menu today. I will be going to my sister's house. We will be eating the same stuff. My sister has a scale, so I will be able to ensure I eat the proper portion of everything. There are always leftovers for Friday, it is not like I will never see the food again.

I am bringing some diet Foxon Park Birch Beer, and some Diet Barq's Root Beer.

I am going to have pancakes at home before I go, and bring two shakes, a bar and a brownie and some peanut butter with me.

For L&G we are having;.

Turkey, big surprise, huh? We are getting just a breast, and baking it..

Delicious Garlic Green Beans that we love. We only have to tweak one thing in the recipe, sugar, we are going to use a packet of Splenda instead.

Salad with Romaine, watercress, green peppers, and cucumbers, with a side order of onions and tomatoes for my sister, and salad dressing.

Zucchini/Yellow squash mixed, baked w/ Pam, and black pepper.

Cauliflower "mashed potatoes" no broth, we will use a little clear juice from the turkey, and cream cheese, and pepper, and garlic and steam the cauliflower and mash.

Num, num green beans, uuuhm, yummy....

Ingredients :.

400 g String beans (this is a raw measure, it = just a hair under (7) 1/2 cup servings).

1 large clove Garlic.

3 tablespoons Oil - we are using canola, adn only a TBSP ttl.

1 teaspoon Salt - I do not like salt, and my sister is diabetic, so we do "just a pinch" to bloom the other flavors.

1 teaspoon Sugar - we are going to use a packet of Splenda.

1 tablespoon Light soy sauce - just fine w/ condiments (= 3 tsp ttl for the whole recipe).

Method :.

Trim the beans. Leave them whole if they are young and tender, otherwise, cut them in half. Crush and finely chop the garlic. Blanch the beans in a pan of lightly salted boiling water. Drain and plunge in cold water to stop the cooking and to preserve the beans bright color. Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan.

Before the color of the garlic turns dark brown, add the beans and stir-fry for about 1 minute. Add the salt, sugar and soy sauce and continue stirring for another minute at most. Serve hot or cold...

Comment #7

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.


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