Medifast Food Reviews: Southwest Style Eggs

March 22nd, 2012 by Inspector | Filed in Medifast

The last time I was on the Medifast diet plan I was a big fan of the Medifast Original Style Eggs. This time I’m not sure how I feel about them. Maybe my tastebuds have changed or maybe they changed the formulation since the last time I was on the diet. Whatever it may be, they aren’t my favorite food anymore, but I don’t mind them at all and as one of the few savory (instead of sweet) items on the menu, they are a welcome change of pace from Medifast crunch bars, pancakes and Medifast brownies, etc.

Unfortunately, I can’t say the same for the Southwest Style Eggs. Of course, I’m probably mostly at fault. These were introduced not long before my previous quit and I never got around to ordering them, probably because I read the ingredient list. When I think of Southwest food, I think “spicy”. Apparently, when Medifast hears Southwest, they think “bell peppers”. Which I hate! Naturally I didn’t think to check the ingredients until my box of food had arrived though and because I like the original eggs I just went ahead and ordered a full box instead of a sample packet.

I did decide to go ahead and try them anyway though because I thought the bell peppers might be minced up well enough for me to not mind them. My issue with them is texture rather than flavor. And what actually happened is that when I went to prepare the eggs, most of the non-liquid ingredients remained stuck to my mixing bowl. I could have scraped them off into my pan, but I decided not to. :)

Based on how the eggs tasted, I think I made the right decision. The flecks of pepper that were in the eggs tasted nasty and crunchy to me. If you happen to like peppers though I think this is easily solved. Most of the powdered meals that need to be reconstituted with water respond very well to soaking. So if you are going to order the Southwest style Eggs I recommend that after mixing them with water, you let them soak for an hour or two before preparing them. If you enjoy eggs for breakfast, you can always soak them the night before so you don’t have to wait around.

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Fasting for Weight Loss

January 31st, 2012 by Inspector | Filed in Health & Nutrition

Many people struggle with obesity and excess weight. Carrying extra weight can lead to joint problems, diabetes, heart problems, low self esteem and a host of other health and social problems. If losing weight is your goal, consider fasting for weight loss. While long term fasting is inadvisable, a fasting cleanse can help kick start weight loss and get you moving towards your goal weight. Occasional fasting can help cleanse your body of harmful toxins and give it a chance to reset itself and get back on a healthy track. A fasting weight loss plan requires very little other than will power and can help you lose weight and feel great.

Fasting for weight loss can take several forms. Some people chose to include juice drinks during their fast while others eschew all foods and liquids other than water. If you decide to go on a juice fasting cleanse, be sure you select organic fruits and vegetables to get the best possible nutrition and to help your body rid itself of toxins. The grapefruit juice benefits make grapefruit one great juice to add to your regimen, but other juices such as carrot and tomato have great benefits too. Drinking only juice for up to three days is a great way to jump start your weight loss and flush your system.
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How Much Sugar Should You Have in a Day?

August 16th, 2011 by Inspector | Filed in Health & Nutrition

When we look at what we eat there seems to be sugar in so many things.  For many of us, having a sweet tooth doesn’t help in making sure we don’t overdo it with the sugar intake.  There is nothing wrong with eating extra amounts on a special occasion, but it isn’t healthy on a regular basis. It has been found that most of us eat at least 22 teaspoons of sugar a day.  We don’t normally think about it like that.  That is quite a bit more than what we really need to be consuming.  For most of us we need to really only be consuming about 3-5 teaspoons a day, this is depending on the caloric intake you work with each day.

Some will look at the amount of sugar you eat in things like teaspoons, while others look at it in forms of grams, while others look at the overall percentage of the diet that it is.  You need to find the way that works for you so that you will remember how to go about it yourself.

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Are Protein Shakes Good for You?

July 25th, 2011 by Inspector | Filed in Diet Supplements

For those who are working out, they may want a little extra help in doing that. They may use or consider using protein shakes and so that would lead to wondering, are protein shakes good for you? Many people will want to use an already made protein shake to help them as they work out or get ready to work out.

Based on research and what fitness experts say, most people usually get enough protein in their diet and that they do not need the extra protein shakes or supplements. If people need it is because a doctor or someone in the medical field has worked with the person individually and feels it is a good idea. Most of those that are either in the medical or fitness field say there are other ways to get more protein in the diet without using protein shakes. These may be cheaper and healthier way to do that.
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Master Cleanse Pros and Cons

July 8th, 2011 by Inspector | Filed in Diet Tips & Reviews

Before you go on the lemonade diet you probably want to carefully weigh the Master Cleanse pros and cons. Every cleanse or diet has its benefits and drawbacks and the Master Cleanse is no different. The pros of course are the reason you want to go on the Master Cleanse in the first place. Many cleansers report improved health, great skin, lots of new energy and some decent weight loss as a result of spending at least 10 days doing the Master Cleanse.

Stanley Burroughs designed the Master Cleanse to be both the detoxification program and a reducing program, which is a fancy old-fashioned way of calling it a diet. Like any diet however you need to continue healthy eating habits if you expect to see your results stick with you. But one of the cons of a program like the Master Cleanse is that you can gain the weight back pretty quickly if you slip back into your old eating habits, partially because the lemonade diet is so low in calories. Depending on how much of the Maple syrup you consume you can expect to get between 600 and 1200 cal per day. Mr. Burroughs allows for adjustments to the quantity of Maple syrup for those trying to lose weight, so you may be getting even fewer calories.
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South Beach Diet Phase 1 Shopping List

July 3rd, 2011 by Inspector | Filed in Diet Tips & Reviews

When starting a new diet it is important to know what can and cannot be eaten, what is and is not part of the diet. The South Beach Diet may seem a bit complicated on the surface with lists of what you can and can’t eat, but remember that only phase 1 is especially restricted. The South Beach Diet Phase 1 shopping list, however, will make it a lot easier to stick to the diet and get through phase 1 with flying colors.

This is the food list that you will want to refer to for your phrase 1 shopping and meal planning. I recommend picking a few different meals from the South Beach books that look interesting and simple to prepare and buy the ingredients neeed ahead of time. Then buy some additional items from the list to prepare other meals more spontaneously. It will also help to keep some of these items on hand so that you have healthy snacks and plenty of phase one acceptable foods when you get puckish.
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Coupon Code for Medifast

May 6th, 2011 by Inspector | Filed in Diet Tips & Reviews, Medifast

It’s May and there’s only another month or two to get in shape for swimsuit season. If you want to look great this summer, it’s time to consider the Medifast diet and saving money with a coupon code for Medifast. You can lose between two and five pounds per week and stop worrying about what to eat because Medifast provides you with the 5 and 1 plan. All you need to do is eat five Medifast meals today and your lean and green meal and you are done with the kitchen. You can stop worrying about food and just get on with your life.

To make losing weight even easier, there are Medifast coupons codes which you can use when you place your order. With savings between $25 and $50 dollars you would be crazy not to use a coupon code for Medifast orders. Here’s the latest batch of Medifast coupon codes! Just click the links to get your discount.

July 2011 Coupons for Medifast

Medifast – $50 off any purchase of $275 or more! Use Coupon Code: JUL31H good until 7-31-11

Medifast – $25 off any purchase of $150 or more! Use Coupon Code: JUL31H25 good until 7-31-11

When you place your first order, enter your Medifast coupon code in the promo box. Also make sure you sign up for the automatic delivery program as that will save you even more money over time, especially after you use up all the available discounts. You can cancel the auto delivery shipments easily and also change your orders to add favorite items and remove the ones you don’t care for as much so it is a smart move to sign up for it.

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The Caveman Paleolithic Diet

March 17th, 2011 by Inspector | Filed in Diet Tips & Reviews

If one of your goals is to maintain good health, a diet that works is essential. An increasing number of people have discovered the Paleolithic diet, so called because it is largely based on eating food that was commonly eaten during the Paleolithic era, which came to an end around 10,000 years ago. The diet is sometimes also known as the caveman diet, but regardless of its rather odd name, many who have followed it have enjoyed an improvement in their health.

During the 1970s, Walter L. Voegtlin, a gastroenterologist put forward the theory that human genetics have remained basically unchanged since the beginning of the Paleolithic period. One of his main points was that the typical diet back then did not rely on processed foods, sugar and high fat, but consisted mostly of meat, fruit, fish, vegetables and roots. Beacause of this diet, our distant ancestors were able to live surprisingly free from disease, a big contrast to today’s world with its high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity and heart disease. Largely because of these observations, the Paleolithic diet was born.

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Medifast Centers – Do You Really Need Them?

December 8th, 2010 by Inspector | Filed in Medifast

There are quite a few diet programs available that require you to visit their centers in order to pick up your food or talk to your personal advocate. This has been a mainstay for dietary companies for decades. Not only will you get the support and help that you need from a well-educated staff, but they will also make more money with the membership fees that are added.

Medifast Centers are available in numerous states across the nation and with more opening all the time. The good thing is that you can get that professional face to face communication that really can’t be duplicated online. This also means that you might have to drive a ways to get to a Medifast center near you though, because right now not every state has its own Medifast weight loss center. In fact, Medifast weight loss centers are only located in 10 states – Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. Texas gets the best representation overall with 24 locations throughout the state.
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The Diet to Go Menu

November 4th, 2010 by Inspector | Filed in Diet Tips & Reviews

When talking about the Diet to Go Menu, you’re actually talking about three different and complete meal plans that have various menus to go along with them. Each of these plans can be customized to meet the needs of your diet and lifestyle. You can even get help in customizing a plan that is the best for you by speaking to a staff professional. To find out more, visit the Diet to Go website. Most of the menus are posted online so you can look them over. But let’s go ahead and take a quick overview of what you can expect.

The Traditional diet meal plan comes with a 5 week menu of freshly prepared food without additives. Each meal is prepared in the chef managed kitchens of Diet to Go and then flash frozen to maintain peak freshness. With dishes such as Curried Shrimp, Meatball Fettucini, and Tuscan Boats, you’ll never have to sacrifice taste while losing or maintaining weight. These meals also come with everything you need such as rolls, fruits and other side items along with condiments.
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