When you make the decision to start on a weight loss journey by dieting with Medifast, the popular meal replacement, doctor approved home delivery diet program, you quite probably have made the best decision of your life! The posts and pages in this section of the website are here to help you turn a plan into an action plan for a slimmer, fitter and healthier you!
Let’s take a closer look at this amazing way of eating that makes it possible to lose the excess pounds easily and without any hassle.
It is highly appealing to anyone who leads a particularly busy lifestyle that wants to lose weight but struggles with finding the time to work on a more traditional style of diet. That’s the kind with diet sheets, ingredient chart, calorie calculations, weighing and measuring and all the other hassles that come with that way of dieting.
It is all time consuming and means having to go to the store to buy the food ingredients, then prepare and cook meals that must conform to the strict regimen that your dietitian has prepared for you. Sure, you will lose weight this way, but if you don’t have the time for it all, it won’t do you a whole load of good if you can’t stick to it.
This is a special dieting system that provides all the food you need to eat delivered to your home packaged in individual meal packs to make it simple and straight forward. It’s fast and convenient because all the food prep and calorie calculating has been done for you.
All you do is heat up the meals in a microwave oven and eat. Fast, simple and best of all, it works!
As long as you stick to the program and do not deviate by cheating on high calorie snacks or sodas, you will lose weight. Pure and simple!
Medifast also provides a full guide for how to prepare these healthy meals, so again, you aren’t left wondering what to eat or what constitutes a healthy meal under their plan. They really do walk you through the entire process, so it’s almost impossible to not have some level of success while on the program.
I lost 60 lbs on medifast. I liked most the products and the ones I didn’t like were easy to send back or trade with other people on the program. The best part of the program was getting my health coach! I’m off the medifast products now but still work with my health coach on maintaining my weight! The variety is the best and there are tons of shake flavors… chocolate peanut butter and oreo are the best!
Among the best ones we’ve seen this year is one called Burn HD. The blend contains four ingredients – Meratrim, ChromeMate, Green Tea and Caffeine. Research shows a connection between the ingredients and increased energy levels, metabolism and a curbed appetite.
I went on Medifast for a couple of years and I lost 40 pounds in a month. I was happy with that but I’ve recently put it back on. I ordered some more and I had to take a prepackaged thing so I couldn’t choose the things that I like. That doesn’t help me with my diet if I don’t like the product. They’ve sent me a lot of snacks and bars. They pre-shipped me out a second order, and I didn’t realize they were going to do that. So, I’ve got another $400 order, and I haven’t even started the first one. I have to send it back, and it’s going to cost me to send it back. I haven’t been happy with them. I think it does its job when you do it, but I’m having a hard time getting back on it.
Medifast sounded like a good product to help jumpstart a little bit of a diet and exercise program so I used it. I’ve known them through word of mouth. It’s a bit expensive but not really if you think about it as meal replacement. It helped me start with diet and exercise for a period of time and I lost 8 pounds. The hardest part about it is the mental thing that you have to do to realize you’re just eating bars. The first two days were hard, then after three days, it’s bizarre. You’re just not hungry. However, it’s very hard to transition away from it. It’s not a really good transition path and you obviously can’t stay on it forever. It is very effective for a short term weight loss, but there’s no long term strategy there.
I have modified the Medifast diet due to fit both my digestive system & my finances. Instead of 5 Medifast meal replacements a day, I do 3 a day. Since each box of 7 meal replacement costs $15 – $16 & if you are buying 5 boxes a week, it comes to more than $300 a month for one person. (More than $10.00 a day.) Here is what is working for me:
Men in countries where soy foods are traditionally eaten have lower levels of prostate cancer occurrence and death, and studies show that men who eat the most soy are about 30% less likely to develop prostate cancer than men who eat little soy.
A friend of mine started Medifast and I went with them too. The first three days is always the hardest, but once you’re over the hump, you’re fine. Medifast has been great. I lost weight, had improved energy, and I even sleep better at night.
Compared to Dan Marino’s diet, whatever works! I tried Nutrisystem and thought the food was pretty bad. Jenny Craig is expensive. Try Medifast and use common sense AND READ THE DIRECTIONS (eat one lean and green meal per day and really eat the vegetables). And exercise and no alcohol!
You can also have condiments, sauces, dressings, and one snack per day. Snack choices include celery, Jell-O, a Popsicle, pickles, gum, or mints, and half an ounce of either walnuts, pistachios, or almonds.
In addition to the meal replacements, dieters are able to consume 5 – 7 ounces of lean protein each day, 3 servings of vegetables, as well as plan-approved fats. There is even the ability to enjoy snacks, as long as they’re on the approved list. With the convenient Medifast cookbooks, dieters can prepare mouth-watering meals that will make them feel as if they’re on a regular eating plan instead of a weight loss plan. For those who love dessert, this dynamic plans allows many wonderful choices, as long as they are plan-approved. Choose from chocolate brownies, delectable smoothies and more.
72Kwan W, Duncan G, Van Patten C, Liu M, Lim J. A phase II trial of a soy beverage for subjects without clinical disease with rising prostate-specific antigen after radical radiation for prostate cancer. Nutr Cancer 2010;62:198- 207.
For anyone interested in trying out Medifast, the plan is pretty simple. It works by encouraging the body to enter a fat-burning mode, which is accomplished by consuming specially-prepared meal replacements, and other approved foods.
Research shows that meal replacement plans can help control blood sugar in people with diabetes. But drastically reducing how much you eat could lead to dangerously low blood sugar if you take diabetes medicine. Work with your doctor to monitor your blood sugar and know what action to take if it falls too low.
Soy’s beneficial effect on cholesterol was formally recognized by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1999 when it granted approval for a health claim for soy protein and risk of coronary heart disease.30 This claim states that “25 grams of soy protein a day, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may help to reduce the risk of heart disease.”
I began using medifast in April, attempting to lose 25 lbs. By mid-summer. As of August 1, I had lost 30 lb. and felt more energetic. The plan was easy to follow, and actually saved me some time (less cooking). I will be recommending medifast to my overweight diabetic patients.
29Law MR, Wald NJ, Wu T, Hackshaw A, Bailey A. Systematic underestimation of association between serum cholesterol concentration and ischaemic heart disease in observational studies: data from the BUPA study. Bmj 1994;308:363-6.
The first—published in the March 2011 Nutrition—was a 40-week randomized, controlled clinical trial with 90 obese adults randomly assigned to one of two weight loss programs for 16 weeks, and the same program followed for a 24-week period of weight maintenance. The first weight loss program was Medifast’s meal replacement program and the other was a “self-selected, isocaloric, food-based meal plan.”
My wife’s coworker lost a tremendous amount of weight. My wife couldn’t help but notice and asked how they did it, and the answer was Medifast. I’ve finished using it, and my wife is continuing to use it in a maintenance kind of a format. When we first went on the program we each lost 70 pounds. It was truly transformative. It takes discipline but it works. Our experience was pretty good although, in the ensuing years, I’ve gained another 20 pounds back. But I can carry that.
Medifast won’t abandon you the way fad diets have in the past. The Medifast Transition, Maintenance, and Exercise Plans pick up where the Medifast Achieve Plan ends, and teach you how to sustain your weight-loss results long term!
I am allergic to artificial sweeteners and found most of their meals do not include them. I have found the types of meals that suit me and taste the best: Their Antioxidant shakes, chocolate pudding, their new crunch bars are yummy, as well as their Momentum cappuccino and Chai Latte.
There are 65 options available: bars, shakes, soups, pastas, desserts and breakfast foods. All meal replacements have been formulated to be higher in protein, and packed with vitamins and minerals.The program can be adapted for diabetic customers, as well as gluten-free, and vegetarian options.
Purchase a food scale from your local retail store. You’ll need to weigh your food in order to count calories and macronutrients. On a very-low-calorie diet, you can’t afford to guess the calorie content when preparing meals.
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I hear so many of you complaining of cost-how much is your health worth? If you don’t lose weight, you will be on high blood pressure medication, cholestrol reducing medication, and possibly diabetic medication. Believe me the cost of all the medication and Dr visits will cost way more than a medifast. Take care of yourself -you are worth every penny! I placed my first order and am angiously awaiting for it to arrive. I am making myself a priority!
The cost of the OPTIFAST® program varies by city and by clinic and on the specific program that is right for your weight loss goals and individual medical situation. To get detailed information on the OPTIFAST® program, patients attend a free, no-obligation consultation that takes about one hour. Find a clinic near you.