I am using a combination of Medifast and Wonderslim. Wonderslim is less expensive, and honestly, tastes much better. I really like Medifast oatmeals, a couple of their soups and the new crunch bars. But, I prefer WS, most often. I incorporate both products, daily, following Medifast guidelines. I use the Wonderslim to use as a pudding or if inclined a shake, which is a great feature. I like their smoothies, also. I am overly fond of their hot chocolate varieties and Cappuccino!! Two cocoa's per day is my usual. I take supplement vitamins daily, so I don't worry about whether the product is totally vit fortified or not.
Pricewise, it probably all balances out to the same, when the cost of meat and vegetables is added to the overall cost of the program. Six ounces of chicken, etc. and 7 oz. of fish, does put a dent into a budget. I live alone, so for me, it is not an issue. One thing that has helped with budgeting, is that I order a little at a time from both companies, say, every two weeks or so. This keeps an adequate supply of supplements on hand. But, for someone with a family, I can just imagine how difficult it is to swing any program in this economy.