Diets in Review Question

I just started this today and I have to say that I feel hungry. Will my body adjust to this?

Lisa asked this question Mar 7th, 2011 2:25 pm

I had pancake for breakfast, a shake mid morning, soup for lunch & a snack so far and i cant wait to go home and have dinner

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It's no surprise you're feeling hungry, you're significantly cutting your calorie intake. You should adjust, but you also shouldn't feel miserable and hungry. Medifast advises that you eat every three hours to avoid hunger. You can do this with their branded meals and snacks, or by snacking on your choice of fresh vegetables, which are rich in fiber to fill you up and incredibly low in calories. Also, Medifast advises you drink no less than 64 ounces of water each day. So drink plenty of water to also help that feeling of fullness. Another tip: eat your meals slowly, chewing one bite at a time. This gives your brain and your stomach time to register how full you are.

posted on Mar 9th, 2011 3:40 pm


Your body should adjust. When I started the program it took three days for my hunger pains and headaches to go away. If you tough it out its worth it. On the third day I felt like i was in overdrive! Tons of energy and I was having a hard time finishing my Lean and Green meals! I wasnt hungry, and lost 40 lbs in 3 months. I have gained 10 back in 6 months but thats mostly due to the christmas carb binge :( and

posted on Mar 23rd, 2011 11:39 am


You will get through this!! It took me a week to adjust and some days are tough, but it is SO worth it! It works. It really does. Stick with it. I tried to distract myself. Eat the pickle or chew a piece of gum. Good luck! In a couple of weeks, you're going to have more energy and feel so great!

posted on Mar 24th, 2011 6:07 pm


Your body will adjust be be careful, I used the program for a year and constantly struggled because the food tasted so bad. I went to a few doctors and they said although they like the program it's not realistic.

posted on Mar 29th, 2011 12:44 am


I'm just now starting week 4, and I had the same problem for about 10 days. I (like others) recommend you drink your water, and when you're hungry, use those freebee snacks. My snack of choice is the dill pickle spear. I've also learned that occasionally rotating when you eat your lean and green meal helped that feeling.

posted on Aug 24th, 2012 3:04 am


it will take about 4 days and then the hunger will go away...the cravings you will have to fight, but we all have cravings, dieting or not

posted on Jun 3rd, 2014 9:23 am