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Medifast - Have you used it and liked it?

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Old 01-20-2014, 11:20 AM   #1
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I am currently doing Slim Fast, but I've looked into Medifast a bit.

Does it work? Did you like the taste of the shakes? Any comments pros and cons would be great?
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Old 01-20-2014, 05:47 PM   #2
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I tried it a few times but it was only so so in my opinion. Then I went on a product called HMR that is used in many hospital based weight reduction programs. Now I liked the tast quite a bit ore than medifast but of course that is such an individual thing. I did well on both but I thought the cost was just too much.

Anything is worth a try I think. What doesn't work for others may just fit you perfectly.

Good luck in your journey.

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Old 01-20-2014, 06:49 PM   #3
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It works if you stick to the plan, and if you want to keep the weight off you really need to follow their Transition plan to get back onto real foods. Regain can happen fast if you just quit and go back to eating what you used to eat. The food isn't all gourmet, but most of it is decent enough to make it through a period of dieting.
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:39 PM   #4
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I just started on Medifast 5 days ago and have already lost 4lbs. So far so good. I've tried slim fast, weight watchers and Nutrisystem in the past and so far this one is my favorite. The food isn't the best tasting but after a few days you get used to it. I'm on the 5/1 plan so I love looking forward to my one lean and green meal per day. If you're interested in it I would definitely say give it a try!
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My mom and I just ordered Medifast for the both of us to start hopefully within the next week! I am ready for it. My mom has tried it before and she actually did really well with it but she was trying to do it with my dad and he is rather obese so even though he did well with it for a few months, he couldn't maintain it and fell back into his old habits. In any case, she is ready to get back on it! For herself which I think is just great. I am excited to do it with her. I think we can really help one another. I only plan to do it for two or so months because I don't have as much weight to lose as my mom does but we will see where I stand soon.
My twin sister is also doing it (she has to lose 30 lbs by April for the Navy). I know that this plan is pretty much the only thing that can get her there with that significant and timely(!) of a weight loss goal. It makes me thankful that I am not under any time constraints to lose my own weight. So much less stress. I hope that we can all encourage each other on the medifast dealio! I know I will need it.
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Lost 55 of my 85 that way. Loved it.
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Medifast/wonderslim dieter over here.

I'm just finishing a round of Medifast and have transitioned mostly to wonderslim. Medifast is more nutritious, easier to follow because the entire program is mapped and fine tuned for success, when you follow the program strictly. After about a week the food is tolerable.
Wonderslim on the other hand taste delicious. is cheaper but not as well fine tuned as Medifast. I suggested to a friend that she try Medifast first, be very strict and learn the program then begin to substitute Wonderslim or New lifestyle products when she feels confident.

I lost 19lbs in about a month using these products. But, I had been simply "low carbing" for 2 weeks prior to starting and was not losing even though I was in ketosis.

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Old 03-18-2014, 09:55 AM   #8
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Is MediFast the same as OptiFast?
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I've done Medifast, they have expanded the menu so there is a lot more to eat and drink.

I got bored of it but some swear by it. They have good support on their site too.

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Old 04-13-2014, 07:18 PM   #10
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Woww Medifast? OptiFast? Slimfast? NutriSystem?? What next? lol I'll never understand why people spend their money on these plans! No offense to anyone here but why not just eat right? Fresh fruits, veggies and lean proteins? legumes, nuts and seeds? You know... REAL FOOD!!

The BIG problem with these plans is that they don't teach you how to eat healthy, nutritious whole foods. I just took a quick peek at the Medifast site and the meal replacements are things like
"Cheese pizza bites"
"Chili Nacho cheese bites"
"Caramel and Chocolate Crunch Bars"
"Macaroni and cheese"

Seriously? It's all junk food!! lol Formulated by doctors and scientists.
Yes, You'll lose some weight but then what happens when you stop buying their food? You continue to eat junk and put all the weight back on!!! It's not the dieter's fault either.... It's just a plan guaranteed to fail.

I've seen the issue time and time again with weight watchers too! (*Yes, I'm aware that they just recently started to encourage eating healthier foods) BUT in the past they let you eat whatever crap you wanted as long as you stayed within your points! So people lost a ton of weight while they were on it and shortly after they gain it all right back! Everyone I know who was successful on weight watchers (5-6 people) have all put it back on.

Instead of spending your money on these man-made chemical concoctions, please do yourself a favor and get educated on exactly what you're putting in your body. Learn how to create healthy well balanced meals made with real ingredients. You do that and you'll go through the rest of your life without even having to think about losing weight.
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