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Frugal Homemade Medifast
on November 12, 2008
I first found this book in the local library 12 years ago. I was desperate because, at that time, you couldn't buy Medifast online. And, money was a problem. Plus, my doctor was a "weight watchers or nothing" kind of guy.
Enter Thin So Fast. It worked great.
When the book disappeared from our local library, I cried. Then, I found a used copy on Amazon. Right about the time that I bought the book, my husband wanted to pull off 50 pounds. Only, he couldn't have some of the additives in the Medifast. Thin So Fast to the rescue again.
Dr. Eades tells you how to make your own shake supplements form powdered milk. (In today's economic climate, who couldn't use that information?). Along with the shakes, you have a protein and veggie meal. (My husband can't eat raw vegetable so we subtitute cooked low-car vegetables.)
Once you reach your goal weight, Dr. Eades transitions you to a low carb diet-complete with menus- for a 6 week period. Many of the menus use the previous night's dinner as your lunch--allowing you to save even more money.
If you have his 30-Day Low Carb diet, many of the recipes are similar if not the same. I'd love to see an updated version of this book with some of the new product that have been developed in the 19 years since this book has been written.
We've actually made "Cream of chicken" soup by leaving out the fructose and adding hot chicken broth. We've made hot chocolate by adding unsweetened cocoa powder and hot water.
With the downturn of the economy, I think this book is poised for a comeback!!!