Getting Proper Nutrition For Women After Surgery With #Medifast

Getting Proper Nutrition For Women After Surgery With #Medifast

Well, it has been many weeks since I have been able to post about my Medifast journey. After a lot of ups and downs with my weight, I am down 22.5 pounds and I am so happy. I have gone from a size 22 pants to a size 18 and they are getting a bit loose on me! Please let me explain where the heck I have been for the past few months! One of the aspects of my job I love is taking pictures of all the products I receive for review. I have taken a few classes to better my photography skills and have purchased a pretty nice camera. I have done all of this in the quest for taking the best photos. Back around Thanksgiving of last year, I was taking a picture of an item in my yard. I have a creek on my property and I thought it made a nice backdrop for the photo shoot. As I was leaning in for the shot, I fell straight through the embankment and the only thing that saved me from going into the creek was my shoulder. About 2 days later, my right shoulder started hurting so bad and I went to the ER and they said I probably had tendinitis that was aggravated by the fall. After 3 cortisone injections and not much pain relief,  and an MRI showed a torn rotator cuff. I put off the surgery until I could not stand the pain any longer and I was having difficulty working, so my shoulder was repaired about 5 weeks ago. Once I was awoken from my blissful medication induced slumber, I was hurting more than ever and I could not bring myself to eat. That is when I decided I better get with my Medifast Nutritionist, Alexandra.

Getting Proper Nutrition For Women After Surgery

I was really worried that I could not stay on my Medifast plan after surgery. I had read getting proper nutrition for women after surgery was important for their recovery. I just did not want to eat very much, but I knew I needed to keep with my plan and get the nutrition I needed. Alexandra suggested I tweak my plan a bit so that instead of and change my 5 Medifast meals and my 1 Lean and Green meal. She said if I felt the 5 and 1 Plan was not giving me enough, I could try the 4 and 2 & 1 plan. This would give my body some extra energy needed to recover.  Basically the plan was 4 Medifast Meals, 2 Lean and Green meals, and 1 Healthy Snack.

What I decided to do was take Alexandra’s advice and bump up my plan for a week and see how it went. I would eat my usual Original Eggs for breakfast, one of the new yummy Cookie Dough Chewy Bars for a mid-morning snack, a cup of soup for lunch, a balanced meal for dinner and a Peanut Butter Crunch Bar for an evening snack. In addition, I had an apple or banana added to my mid-morning snack and added a chicken salad to my lunch. I cannot believe how much better I felt and how much more energy I had. My doctor said he felt the plan was a good one and he said if I felt I needed to stay on it for an additional few weeks, I should. I was happy to see the scale did not go up during this entire time and I actually lost almost 4 pounds in the 5 weeks since my surgery. If you are interested in joining the Medifast program, which I urge you to do, you can find the information you need online.


  1. First off congratulations on your weight loss.. that is amazing.. and to do it all in the midst of a surgery! Awesome! Hope you are making a quick recovery!

  2. Proper nutrition is definitely important, and not only after surgery – although it definitely helps even more when the body is down and needs an extra healing boost. I try to east as healthy as possible whenever I can.

  3. Medifast sounds quite interesting. Checking them out right now. Hope you heal up well, and become like new again.

  4. I’m so sorry to hear you had to have surgery, but I wish you a speedy recovery! That is wonderful you are still able to do your Medifast and that it has worked so well for you. Good luck!

  5. I had my gall bladder removed just over a year ago. About a week in to recovery, I just didn’t feel like I was improving. So I did research and ate miso soup for like 2 days straight. I felt so much better. It’s amazing how the right food will help you heal!

  6. Eek! Surgery is no fun! 🙁 I’m about where you’re at.. started at a size 24, and am now in an 18, actually on my way to a 16! It feels amazing, I can tell that I get stronger every day!

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