Tired of Dieting? It's Time for the Medifast Diet

Friday, August 28, 2009 - 1:15pm

Medifast LogoFad diets come and go but most of them typically do not work, as evidenced by the millions of frustrated dieters out there. For those who are tired of dealing with constant calorie counting and bland foods in an effort to drop those extra pounds, Medifast could be your long-awaited answer.

Overview of the Medifast Diet

The Medifast diet is not a flash in the pan--it has been around since 1980 and has proven results. In fact, Medifast has been recommended by over 20,000 doctors and is suitable for individuals with type 2 diabetes. Medifast is a portion-controlled diet that provides all of the necessary vitamins and nutrients while helping individuals lose weight and maintain lean muscle.

Dieting doesn't have to be about bland foods that won't fill you up. You might be surprised by the wide array of foods Medifast has to offer.

What Can You Eat on the Medifast Diet?

A wide variety of Medifast Meals are available on the Medifast 5 & 1 Plan, and you will eat five of them every day. In addition, you will eat one Lean & Green Meal every day. This meal includes five to seven ounces of lean meat, such as fish or chicken, and three servings of non-starchy vegetables or salad. Medifast offers protein and vegetable lists to help you make choices on what you can eat, and how much.

What Foods are No-Nos on the Medifast Diet?

When you are on the Medifast 5 & 1 Plan, it is recommended that you do not supplement your diet with anything other than your five Medifast Meals and one Lean & Green Meal. Medifast Meals are nutritionally balanced and carefully planned to give you optimum weight loss while helping to preserve lean muscle. Adding any other foods to the diet can upset that delicate balance and undermine your Medifast weight-loss goals.

What if you have a craving for a midnight snack? Medifast has a plan for that, too. Snacks can fit into your healthy diet.

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Eating Options on Medifast

Medifast offers a wide variety of foods to choose from. Gone are the days of eating meals that tasted like cardboard, and no longer should you have to endure shakes that taste more like chemicals than food. Some options include oatmeal, scrambled eggs, shakes, bars, and soups. Your sweet tooth isn't forgotten, either--Medifast offers puddings and cappuccinos for those who need a bit of spark in their diet.

Besides the basic food options, there are specialized diets for those who need them. Diets that are tailored for individuals with diabetes, seniors over 70, and teens are all part of the Medifast plan.

Medifast and Exercise: An Even Better Plan

Any diet plan should benefit from exercise. You can lose weight faster while helping your body maintain lean muscle. If you are not accustomed to exercising when you begin the Medifast diet, it is recommended to wait for a few weeks before you hit that treadmill to give your body time to adjust to its new calorie intake. Then you can add in reasonable exercise. Always talk to your doctor before beginning any exercise program.

Medifast Equals Success!

Success stories on Medifast abound. Take the case of Lana Newsom, who lost 50 pounds* with the Medifast plan. Her mother, Sharon Thomas, took the Medifast challenge with her and lost 63 pounds*. Lana happily talks about the only downside: "The only problem that we have encountered is finding clothes each week that don't fall off!"

Jason Anderson also credits Medifast with his impressive weight loss. Tipping the scales at 260 pounds, he was tired all the time and didn't have the energy to play with his two small children. He tried every other diet and failed. Since he discovered Medifast, he's lost 70 pounds* and feels great. "I have more energy with my children and around the house than I ever have before!" he claims.

* Individual results will vary.

Are You Ready?

These are just a few examples of those who have been helped by Medifast. Over one million people have used this tried-and-true program. How much weight do you want to lose--and are you ready to let Medifast help you reach your goals?

For more information about the Medifast plan, eating habits, and weight loss, please visit Medifast.

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