Does Medifast make you dizzy?

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I am so dizzy and feel like I'm going to pass out. I just ate my second Medifast meal for the day and have been chugging water like I've been in a desert for three weeks. I don't know how to make this feeling go away. I know I shouldn't be exercising, but I have a 20 lb baby which means everything is exercise! Help! .

I'm going to eat some veggies and see if that helps ... but I can't keep going like this ... I feel like death warmed over!.

Comments (17)

Not sure about the dizzy feelings. I would get those once in a while when I did alot of housework. I would get really dry all the time and no amount of water ever made it go away. I put a post on this and I wasn't the only one. I think it a common side effect. Maybe you should consider going on the 4&2 plan to see if that helps..

Comment #1

Try a little salt. Chicken broth or dill pickles. You may be washing away too much sodium with all the water..

Comment #2

Chicken broth!!! Or maybe a bar would help. Sounds like low sodium or low blood sugar..

Comment #3

Could be all the water upsetting your sodium/potassium balance. I was dizzy and felt like I was going to pass out. I did a "shooter" of morton lite salt in warm water. 1/4 teaspoon every other day for a couple of weeks. The lite salt also has potassium in it. It really did help. I got this advice from a chronic dieter..

Comment #4

Hey guys,.

Thanks for this info. I recently had the same experience and thought it was hypoglycemia - which it may actually have been in addition to electrolyte imbalance. I'm going to keep this one in mind..


Comment #5

There could be many reasons for dizziness and fatigue, the best advise is to consult your doctor..

Comment #6

Thank you ladies! I had a serving of broccoli and ate another Medifast meal. I also had a pickle spear. The dizziness while sitting is gone, but I'm going to have to be careful when I stand up and how much housework I try to accomplish today..

Comment #7

Glad you're feeling better! I still get the occasional dizzies when I get up too fast. I hate that shizz! Take it easy girl, it's HOT here again today. You're sweating (I assume) out your salts etc. Drink water and salt your L&G tonight.

Comment #8

You could also be getting sick. It may not have anything to do with Medifast at all. I would be careful and watch your symptoms. If you dont feel better soon I would call the doctor to be safe. I know there is a lot going around right now. Hope you feel better!.

Comment #9

I had similar issues until I moved my L&G to lunchtime. I know people like to eat with their families at night, but you might consider trying that for a few days and see if it makes a difference. You're so active during the day that maybe that's when you need the most calories, carbs, etc..

Comment #10

If I get that feeling, I increase my carbs a bit. Try somed peanut butter or higher end carb veges. There are some days when you feel like crap..

Comment #11

Are you lactating? If so, are you on the nursing mother program? You could be making yourself ill doing 5&1 while lactating. I would also get your blood pressure checked..

Comment #12

The first few days aren't easy, but you will survive it and feel great real soon. Just hang in there and let your body detox. Salt is good, like they said. Drink 1/2 your body weight in water to keep your toxins flushed out, and follow the plan precisely. Trust me, you won't die, although you might feel like you will. I think the more carb addicted we are, the more physical symptoms we have during withdrawal.

Keep your chin up and keep one foot in front of the other. You'll do well and we will love you through it..



Comment #13

I was really dizzy at first too...kind of a tilty feeling and light headed. When I felt like that, I found the bouillon or pickles plus an extra Medifast meal or an egg or string cheese eaten earlier in the day and taken out of my lean and green (if I wasn't starving by dinner time) really helped..

I didn't have a baby to keep up with and I remember how demanding that is, but if you can, try to take it easy and leave the housework and only do what is really needed until you are through this. I would also say not to drink more than a cup of water every hour so you are not flooding your system in case your salts are low. That being said, I am not a nurse or medical person at all. I am just letting you know what worked for me when I went through this. And the heat we have here in town today probably isn't helping you at all. Try a cool rag on your neck and maybe under your arms if you don't have air conditioning.

Take care and hang in there..

Comment #14

20lb baby LOL.....

Comment #15

I felt like that too at first but I attributed it to stopping caffeine and starting Medifast on the same day. I didn't have any diet sodas for 3 days and drank a ton of H20, which made me pee nearly hourly. I thought I was flushing out too much electrolytes, so I decided to try 1 diet soda and I felt better within an hour or so. I think the sodium and caffeine helped to retain some of the fluid I was losing..

Comment #16


I am super prone to the dizzy, weak feelings. My Dr. had me add Crystal Lite Pure (fitness) to my water once a day... no artificial sugar (course, if I was worried about THAT, I would not eat MF) but it has electrolytes, and about 15 cals. Not strictly OP, but works for me. Also, boullion added to soup, or a TBSP (measured) of peanut butter.

I hate that feeling and I have it LOTS... but the above things help..



Comment #17

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


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