Packaged Meals and Clinics - Nutrisystem, Medifast, Jenny Craig, Etc - Differences in liquid diets

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04-21-2013, 07:25 PM
What is the difference between the Medifast diet plan and Take Shape for Life, New Lifestyle Diet and Ideal Protein diet? I know they are mostly liquid diets and you use their shakes, puddings, bars, etc. Is it all basically the same plan with their brand of meal substitute?

04-21-2013, 09:16 PM
Basically. They all have differences of course. Ideal Protein is more of a type of diet. NLD and Medifast are pretty similar, but you can use NLD for IP and Medifast. Dunno about Take Shape, never looked that one up. I know a lot of people prefer IP, but use alternative products, such as that from Diet Direct, Pro-Protien or various other sites.

All of them proclaim you can lose 3-5 pounds a week. All of them are pre-packaged meals. Some taste okay, some horrible, some pretty good.

But basically, yeah. I think IP diet type (I'd buy the alternative products..mucho cheaper) is the better of all of them though...more "real food" (read 4 cups of veggies a day :lol: )

07-14-2013, 11:19 PM
Ideal Protein you actually eat food...and its a ketogenic diet..which means you put yourself into ketosis and burn your FAT stores...i've been on it a few weeks and am having amazing results....i would suggest you look into it further :D there is a section for just "ip-ers"on these forums you could start looking for more information there :D

good luck