Medifast is a great program. The reason why you can't really mimick it with the product that are out on the open market is that the other products don't keep you full like the Medifast products do. The whole program is very restrictive because everything is formulated to work together to make sure that you have the proper amount of protien, carbs and fat, vitamins and minerals to maintain optimal health. But at the same time...I have never got hungry on the plan since I have a meal every 2-3 huors. So it is not a huge shock to the system.
Check out the Medifast forum. Lots of tips, recipes and support there. Also, there are some people there that are using a Medifast copycat plan that is supposed to be very good and alot cheaper. I can't remember the name of the plan...but I believe that Missy on the medifast chat thread could tell you about it.
If you are going to go it on your own...shakes are not as important as making sure that you hav e the proper nutrition. Medifast has lots of other meals besides shakes. To prepare...just try cutting back and eating small healthy meals during the day with a lean protien and plenty of veggies for dinner.
Last edited by djay; 07-30-2008 at 06:20 PM.