An Introduction to Medifast
The Medifast food offerings include a menu of meal replacement shakes, snack bars, soups, pudding, oatmeal and more. There are more than 70 menu options, so you're sure not to get bored. Plus, Medifast can accommodate nearly every dietary need for men and women, including vegetarian, diabetic, low-glycemic and lactose free.
If the tens of thousands of men and women who've trusted Medifast to help them reach their goals doesn't speak highly enough, consider that this is one of the few weight loss plans that has undergone several clinical studies, with such prestigious institutions as Johns Hopkins University. Study results have shown that type 2 diabetics, those with hypertension and others with obesity related diseases do see positive weight loss results. In fact, there are over 15,000 doctors who have recommended Medifast to their patients.
How does Medifast work?
Each day you'll consume five Medifast meals, which include the aforementioned low-calorie, portion-controlled soft foods like shakes, puddings and bars. Then, once a day you'll consume what they call a Lean and Green Meal. This meal is made of fresh foods that you purchase from the grocer, and will include lean proteins like turkey, fish, chicken or beef, a small portion of your choice of condiment or sauce, and three servings of your choice of raw vegetables, cooked vegetables or green salad.
To both deter hunger and consume these six daily meals, Medifast advises that you eat every three hours and consume at least 64 oz. of water throughout the day.
While food is the primary focus of the Medifast plan, they do acknowledge the important role exercise will play in your weight loss. They do not provide customers with a detailed fitness plan, but they do provide guidelines that they think customers should follow. Medifast encourages making time for daily fitness, and it can be the activity of your choice. In fact, they recommend finding something you love, whether that's a treadmill, dancing or swimming, and do that for a minimum of ten minutes daily.
If a proven approach to weight loss that offers convenience and balanced nutrition is what you're looking for, then consider Medifast to help you with your diet and weight loss goals.