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Old 10-04-2005, 10:02 PM   #1
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Default Medifast---- Is this safe? Does this work?

Have you tried Medifast or know anyone that has? I want to lose more weight and am thinking about going on this program for probably a few months. What do you think? Is it safe?
Lost: 140ish lbs
Maintainence: 2 years

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Old 10-04-2005, 10:21 PM   #2
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We've had several threads on Medifast - this one recently, for example.
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Highest weight: 265 pounds, size 24/26 (May 1990)
May 1991: 174 pounds (-91 lbs)
September 1996: 155 pounds (-110 lbs)
*LIVING at: 145-149 pounds, size 4/6 (-116/120 lbs)

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Old 10-05-2005, 03:33 PM   #3
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My personal experience with Medifast:

In November 2003 I weighed 340 lbs. I was on the Medifast program for five months and lost a total of 70 lbs. I liked the program--it fit in my schedule and the results were quick. However, I had side effects from it -- the main ones being hair loss and heart palpitations. I ended up putting 50 lbs back on (back to 320). Now I'm working on getting it off with a lifestyle change and NOT a quick fix.

I still use shakes for snacks, but not my main source of food.
One day at a time is more than just a saying.....
First goal: Back under 300!
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