A good diet for very overweight people. For that reason it does not suit everyone.Medifast is a low calorie diet that will bring about rapid weight loss - in the region of 2-5
pounds per week. The diet is undertaken by purchasing meal replacement products from
Medifast that will provide an optimal calorie and nutrient amount for both men and women.
How The Plan Works.
This Medifast plan is made up of 5 meal replacements per day (generally shakes, but there
are also bars, soups, oatmeal, and puddings). In addition to the meal replacements - 1 meal
per day is a "lean and green" meal - a small portion of lean meat, and generally up to 2 cups
of salad or vegetables. Meals are taken every 2-3 hours and you are required to drink a
minimum amount of water each day.
Although the food can be bought over the counter Medifast recommend having supervision
from a physician. The reason for this is because caloric intake is between 800-1000 calories
per day which is very low.
While there are over 60 different pre-packaged foods, the most popular items are the protein
shakes. Medifast has optimized vitamins and minerals to ensure there will be no deficiencies
while reducing calories.
Like the Jenny Craig scheme there are often special offers available with the initial sign up
On reaching the desired weight the Medifast plan involves a gradual transition back to
'normal' meals over a period of about 2weeks.
Thereafter it is recommended that 1-3 Medifast meals are eaten daily. Plus a moderately
intense exercise routine of 30-45 minutes per day, 5 days a week is required to keep the
Medifast is one of the more successful and balanced low-calorie diets - it has been trialed
successfully at John Hopkins Weight Management Center, among other places.
There are numerous success stories from overweight people who have successfully used
Medifast to drop their weight down to manageable levels.
This weight loss program is generally only used by the very overweight (BMI >= 30). It will
only suit some people, and beware of slowing your metabolism leading to subsequent weight