That's so unfortunate. You're making a great decision by not giving up. I'm sorry you're sad today...
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..
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...
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..
Glad you found a substitute that works for you!..
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!..