Going off Medifast because I have eczema?

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The soy was eating me alive, I'm on itching pills, but that just knocks me out. So, what I did was ordered $300.00 worth of Designer Whey Protein Powder Meal Replacements, I drink 5 a day and a L&G. So far the itching has stopped, but I'm upset because this is the most weight I've lost on a diet. I'm still having success, but I'm keeping my calories at 850, carbs 20, & fat 20gms.

I'm scared, but I'm more disciplined now. I'm still losing, I felt more secure on MF. I'm really devastated about this but the itching was unbearable. I'm still post on here and log my shakes. Please flame me, because Medifast 5&1 is so much easier than what I'm doing. Oh, wells if it's not one thing it's another. I just feel like crying, but I'm not giving up...

Comments (6)

That's so unfortunate. You're making a great decision by not giving up. I'm sorry you're sad today...

Comment #1

No reason that the whey meal replacements won't work for you! Medifast is absolutely not worth the risk when you have issues with soy. It wounds like you have a great plan and you are doing what needs to be done. Keep positive and keep up the great work..

Just a note - Why so low on carbs? Just curious. Was that a Dr. recommendation..

Comment #2

As De said above, why not use non-soy Medifast products? There are several available that use whey instead of soy..

Here is the Medifast allergen information:.


Non-soy products are listed on page 9...

Comment #3

Hello hot cocoa, I am sorry about your situation. I also had some dry itchy patches that at first I was blaming on Medifast soy meals. After nursing my skin back to a healthy state, last Saturday I started using my skinmedica retinol cream and on Sunday I woke up with the same old dry swollen itchy rough spots under my eyes and on my cheeks. So now I finally know the culprit: the retinol cream!! Thanks God I never stopped my Medifast diet..

But it seems in your case you already know it is the soy. What I had decided to do if it was the soy causing my dry itchy spots was the following: start using the non-soy Medifast products plus also buy bars and some other meal replacement products else where and continue my own 5&1 and stick to the same nutritional levels we have with Medifast 5&1 program. You can still get the great support we all have in these great forums. Just tell yourself that you still on Medifast 5&1 it will be our secret lol we dont have to tell anyone =p..

Comment #4

Glad you found a substitute that works for you!..

Comment #5

Sorry to hear about your flare-ups with eczema, but it seems you've found another alternative that may work for you. I remember when I had to abruptly stop using Medifast because I got pregnant, and I never had the chance to transition properly. Good luck with your plan!..

Comment #6

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


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