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Medifast vs. New Lifestyle Diet vs. NutriSystem

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Old 08-17-2013, 03:39 PM   #31
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Thanks, Kaplods. Noticed this was an old post. I will use up my old Medifast foods, see whether my thyroid agrees, and in the meantime check out your links.
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:08 PM   #32
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Not sure which of the 3 named would be the best route in your circumstance (or any really, i guess you kinda have to sample them and see what you like) but as far as your thyroid issue... what kind of thyroid issue is it specifically? Hypothyroidism or what? I'm asking because I might be able to send you more detailed info on what you should/should not be eating, and other things of that nature to help you NATURALLY.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:13 PM   #33
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It looks like I am subclinical hypo. I do not have any symptoms other than slow weight loss. And I cannot be on a very low carb diet (30-40g/day) as this reduces active thyroid hormone levels below what I can live on. I have been on Medifast before and seem to do fine. I just got back to it and am experimenting with carb cycling. And I am diving back into Ayurveda to boost thyroid hormones.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:59 PM   #34
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I just re-ordered from Medifast for the first time in awhile. I had success with it a few years ago and I lost about 20-30 lbs about ten years ago. I tried Nutrisystem but I found the people on the bulletin boards online were so nasty and rude, the food wasn't good at all and I was not a fan. I haven't tried New Lifestyle Diet, actually I never heard of it until this thread. I prefer Medifast because of the success I had awhile back, the good online bulletin boards, people are professional on the phone and the cost isn't outrageous. I found that Jenny Craig's cost was astronomical, I know that JC wasn't considered in the title of this thread. In comparison, I have never done Medifast's program in their centers, I called about that and those prices also seemed very, very high. I think that the Medifast online program is better for me right now. I tried Take Shape for Life, the Medifast health coach program and I felt pressured into purchasing food, much like the pressure I felt with JC's consultants.

Well, good luck to everyone on these and other weight loss programs. I'm looking forward to restarting Medifast.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:48 AM   #35
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I am going to try Medifast again. I have had success with it in the past. For the soups, etc., you have to tweak some of them with herbs and spices to make them more palatable.
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:51 AM   #36
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Has anyone tried or heard of Wonder Slim? I used to be on the New Lifestyle diet but found out that the shakes and foods ( most of them) are better and cheaper on the Diet Direct website. Wonder Slim is the same principle as Medifast too. If you have any questions please let me know. By the way Diet Direct has sales every week you just have to be included on their emails.
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Old 12-17-2013, 04:11 PM   #37
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Medifast tends to be soy based and I didn't care for the taste - it gave me indigestion, but I believe this is because I am sensitive to soy products (didn't know that before I ordered but found out quickly). It is also more expensive than the other plans.

New Lifestyle is the same product as Wonderslim, just packaged under a different name. Both are manufactured by Robard. I stopped using their products as Hamilton was charging me a shipping fee (and tax) and I found the product cheaper elsewhere.

I moved on to Diet Direct and have been very happy with them and their products. They now offer a rewards and a referral program, which really makes a difference each month.

Good luck to everyone in their weight loss goals!

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