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Do Dieters Lose Weight With MEDIFAST Diet?medifast review

Dieters on Medifast do typically lose weight, especially in the beginning. The diet calls for only 800 to 1,000 calories to be ingested on a daily basis. However, the level of weight loss success ultimately depends on the ability of a participant to stick to all the rules set forth by Medifast.

Even though weight loss can be expected by those following the program to a tee, the amount of weight loss is greatly contested. The claim of 2 to 5 pounds per week is one that can’t really be proven as some will lose more than others and there are many variables that go into the amount of weight that is achieved while on the Medifast Diet.

Word On The Street About MEDIFAST Diet

What about Medifast reviews? Since Medifast is so well-known and such a powerhouse in the diet world, I went straight to Consumer Reports for Medifast reviews, all of which appear quite candid and legitimate.

The most recent review was from just a couple of days ago, August 2017. “Kyleigh,” who gave Medifast 4 stars, says she was introduced to Medifast through an online video. 

…My experience going through the diet started off well and I was surprised by how good a lot of the meals tasted…I didn’t experience any more weight loss with this program than I would if I just changed my diet. I think the results are overstated in a lot of the publicity and that was the biggest drawback for me. I really like that it was convenient, but it wasn’t quite what I expected …“.  

But a common theme I found was that a number of people, while giving it high marks as very effective for extreme weight loss, caution that it’s difficult at best to sustain it and many gain some or all of the weight back once they go off the diet.

I went in search of very negative reviews, too—1- and 2-star reviews—and found 80 reviews; some were frightening, with users listing serious health problems occurring post-diet. It’s not clear how many of these people consulted a doctor before starting the diet. Nonetheless, let that stand as a warning: ask your doctor before you start Medifast or any other diet.

What Is MEDIFAST

In announcing its ranking on Forbes’ lists, Medifast described itself as “a leading portion-controlled weight-loss program.” Actually, Medifast is a very low calorie diet (VLCD) consisting of Medifast prepackaged meal replacement shakes and other foods. It’s also a multi-level-marketing (MLM) diet business, which the company calls its “Take Shape for Life” personal coaching division. Medifast also sells its program and products online and through call centers, in its Medifast Weight Control Centers and through a network of doctors.     

Medifast will sell to anyone online or through distributors, but in its centers people should be at least 30 pounds overweight based on body mass index guidelines. It’s a very big and lucrative business—especially for those at the top of the MLM pyramid.  

MEDIFAST Claims

Medifast is safe and effective to do on your own whether you want to lose 15 or 120 or more pounds.” That’s the weight loss claim. Medifast says it is safe and effective and used by doctors for years. In fact, Vitale sold the diet to fellow doctors and that’s how he got that direct marketing business model rolling. Medifast says tens of thousands of doctors have recommended it over the decades but adds, “It’s only been within the past decade that Medifast was formulated to be available to you without a doctor’s supervision.”  

Medifast claims that their weight loss meals are “nutrient-dense and fortified with 24 vitamins and minerals, so you can lose pounds and inches without losing out on nutrition. Each meal has essentially the same nutritional profile, and has been designed to have enough low-fat protein and healthy fiber to help you feel full and satisfied, without the between-meal hunger that can sabotage a weight loss plan.” Medifast says the key to weight loss on its plans is simple: “After a few days on either Medifast weight loss plan, your body will start to burn fat so you can lose weight while preserving muscle tissue.”  

There are two plans. Medifast Go was formerly known as the Medifast 5 & 1 Plan. Let me digress here for a minute; the Medifast 5 & 1 Plan was the subject of a sweeping 2012 federal investigation and lawsuit, wherein federal agencies alleged the company engaged in false advertising when it claimed you’d “lose 2-5 pounds” per week with no scientific proof of that claim. Medifast ultimately settled by paying a $3.7 million fine, but declined to admit guilt.  

Medifast  has changed the program name to Medifast Go, and added a new weight loss meal replacement program, Medifast Flex, previously known as the Medifast Achieve Plan. Each will run you around $75 to $100 a week.  

On the Medifast diet you eat “Medifast Meals fortified with the essential vitamins and minerals you need for healthy weight loss.” Medifast claims it’s nutritionally balanced meals, more than 65 of them, “are all based on a similar design, so they are easily interchangeable and you’re assured of getting great nutrition every day.” These ‘meals’ are bars, shakes, soups, snacks, desserts and a few pasta entrees.  

You do need to, obviously, supplement with real food. Medifast has that part covered with its “lean and green” recipes, described as including 7 ounces of protein, 3 servings of vegetables, and up to 2 servings of healthy fats, the latter “depending on your lean protein choices.” The recipes are available to Medifast customers on their blog and in their cookbook. But they also sell individual Medifast ‘Flavors of Home Lean and Green’ meals.  

A 14-day Medifast diet meal replacement kit is $149 and includes an assortment of Medifast “meals” (70 total) that include shakes, snacks, and soups so I’m not sure if a shake constitutes a meal, but I am assuming it does. So you’ll get stuff like a pasta dish, brownies, chicken noodle soup, peanut butter crunch bars, vanilla shakes, and mashed potatoes. And you receive a welcome kit, food journal, dining-out guide and a plastic blender bottle.  

Similarly, the 30-day kit at $329 provides a month’s worth of Medifast Meals, 147 in total with dishes like the 14-day but it appears like you get more variety like oatmeal and pretzel sticks, but the list on the website appears to be mostly snack foods, shakes and a couple of side dishes, also known as meal replacement stuff.    

The Bottom Line: Is MEDIFAST Worth a Try? 

Risky (mid-level risk) It is, simply put, a very low calorie diet. But one that requires Medifast brand meal replacements, including Medifast shakes, Medifast bars, Medifast snacks, and more.  

I’m not a fan of prepackaged food diet food, no matter how much nutrition is said to be packed in there. It is still processed in some manner, and processed foods – especially “diet” processed foods.

“may contain hidden additives that some nutritionists claim may sabotage weight loss. Just saying”

That said, if your doctor recommends it – or if you ask and your doctor approves – go for it. But know up front, unless you change your eating habits and incorporate regular and energetic exercise into your life for good, just like with any other diet, you won’t keep that weight off once you go off the plan. But it’s your call.  


Frequently Asked Questions

Does Medifast work?

It can work and it is safe, however it may be more difficult to maintain the weight loss after discontinuing the program.

Does Medifast put you in Ketosis?

To an extent the Medifast 5 &1 plan may put you in a mild state of dietary ketosis.

Does Medifast food expire?

Each package of food does have an expiration date. Please check each of your packages if you have had them for sometime.

How does Medifast work?

Each meal has essentially the same nutritional profile, and has been designed to have enough low-fat protein and healthy fiber to help you feel full and satisfied, without the between-meal hunger that can sabotage a weight loss plan.

What does Medifast cost?

The price of Medifast varies but on average it costs about $11/day or $329/30 day supply as a new customer.

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  1. Medifast works. Period. I used it a few times to lose weight after having children and each time it worked flawlessly. If you follow the instructions and stick with it, you WILL lose weight. Keeping it off is another story, however. I did keep weight off for a couple of years but it crept back up on me over time. You have to be careful and go through transition, don’t just stop like I did or it will happen to you, too.

    • I did loose weight but the issue I had was how I was treated by a representative that claimed I could not count calories along with the program-I quit because of the humiliation I received from your customer rep. Instead of being supportive to loose the weight which I was paying for with your high food costs-this representative was negative-could not find me in their records (I had been on the program for 9 months, then proceeded to push me to buy more food which I had just bought the previous week. I was hurt by the negativity (which my husband also witnessed). My husband encouraged me to stop the diet, if they want your money they don’t treat you that harshly. THIS IS THE REAL ISSUE I AM ADDRESSING NOT THE ACTUAL DIET-LEARN TO READ!!

      • @disqus_wciRv2AAbd:disqus I was not addressing you. I don’t know why you think I was? That was just my review of the diet.

        • it came in my e-mail that you were addressing and you called me a liar…..all weight programs work if you follow them-but its hard to with negative support!

          • I didn’t know “local fan” was you, since you replied to the wrong post. I did Medifast four times, it works and the help has always been good. I know that almost all of their “coaches” have completed the diet themselves so you saying that they are all skinny and don’t understand what it’s like to be overweight is wrong. It IS a lie, period.

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  2. I don’t think anyone who hasn’t maintained for two or more years should be listened to claiming anything works. As you see above, one of the participants said she and her husband gained the weight back in two years. That is exactly what was found in a metastudy conducted by UCLA. ““Several studies indicate that dieting is actually a consistent predictor of future weight gain,” said Janet Tomiyama, a UCLA graduate student of psychology and co-author of the study. One study found that both men and women who participated in formal weight-loss programs gained significantly more weight over a two-year period than those who had not participated in a weight-loss program, she said.” I’m convinced lifestyle changes that target reducing modern super-manipulated manufactured food (commercial meals in supermarkets, fast food, and chain restaurants) and increase movement have a better prognosis, though won’t work to get most obese people to media-revered thinness. Their bodies have usually settled at the higher set point and will make their lives difficult having to eat less food than their never-overweight counterparts to stay at a lower weight. I was obese for only a relatively short time, though overweight for decades. I’ve pulled it off for six years, but it takes some intellect-over-instinct. It’s worth it to me, but I accept that it was a risk. I actually never targeted weight loss, just habits that kept me from never being hungry and weaning myself off so much “highly palatable” food. Yes, you read that right. Not being willing to get hungry a few times a day, and I mean legitimately hungry, not just jonesing for food, is doing most people a disservice not getting to feel a lovely lightness and how delicious food is when limited enough for that. Several generations ago, people protected their appetite, and so do all naturally slim cultures in the world. As Judith Beck recommends thinking, “Hunger, desire, and cravings are not emergencies.”

    • I maintained a 30 lb loss for 2 years, after that it crept up on me. Medifast DOES work if you follow it.

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  3. My personal experience with medifast was an all-around good one several years ago. I lost 60 lbs over the course of about 6 months, and staying on the diet after the first couple weeks really wasn’t an issue. A good portion of their meal replacements are more than palatable – especially the meal bars, cereals, and the heartier options. I will put out a word of warning – DO NOT get the POWDER shakes. They offer a pre-made shake option and those are fine, but the powder shakes always tasted awful.

    Anyway, I went off the diet and gained all the weight back over the course of about a year – but that was my fault. I did not change a mostly sedentary lifestyle, and did not watch what I ate at all.

    You WILL lose weight if you stick to the medifast plan. You’re only eating 800-1,000 calories a day, and your body will need twice that or more a day. The calorie deficit will make you lose weight. What IS on your shoulders is making the lifestyle and eating habit changes to KEEP the weight off once you hit your target weight goal and transition off of the diet. I actually just started a new round of medifast last week, and this time I’m determined to keep the weight off.

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  4. Yes the food taste nasty and be a worker at the warehouse and be pushed all day putting orders out. Boxes slammed in floor cause product doesn’t fit in the box.. long hours late lunch and again over time

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  5. I did Medifast, lost 17 pounds, got extremely ill (not realizing it at the time). My liver counts, insulin, and glucose counts were so messed up. And, even tho I am an avid exerciser and not heavy – I gained every single pound back. Also, the food takes horrible. Would not recommend.

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  6. I was on Medifast for 7 months and lost 60 pounds. I have tried every kind of diet since I’m 12 years old. I am 61 years old now! So that’s a lot of dieting history.
    I have had 3 operations to lose weight. I was in the clinical trials for the lap band. I lost 110 pounds with that surgery. But the band slipped and I had to have emergency surgery to have it removed. I gained back 90 out of the 110 pounds that I had lost. Next, I had the gastric by pass surgery. I only lost 40 pounds with that surgery. So I was still about 50 pounds over what I was when I lost the weight with the lap band.
    My friend was very successful with the Medifast diet, so I figured I would give it a try. My coach was very helpful. I didn’t like all the foods. But, I learned which ones I liked, and stuck with those. I changed a few things in my life that I hope I will stay with. I stopped drinking diet coke. I was a huge diet coke drinker. My coach told me that it’s hindering my weight loss and I must stop drinking any diet coke. And I started drinking water – 8 cups a day! I hate drinking water! I forced myself to do it! And I got used to it. Can’t say that I love drinking water, but I am able to do it. I also started eating every 2 1/2 – 3 hours. My coach explained to me that this causes your metabolism to work efficiently all day. The way I was eating before – eating in the morning and then not eating all day and then eating all night, was the worst thing to do. My metabolism was in slow motion from not having any food all day.
    I had a very hard time the first 10 days of the program. I literally felt like a drug addict in withdrawal – probably withdrawing from the diet coke, white flour and sugar. After 10 days, my cravings and my discomfort and feeling sick disappeared and I really did not find the program hard at all.
    I am now on my own maintenance. I did the Medifast maintenance for the first 2 months after I lost the weight and now I am doing my own thing.
    I am basically eating 3 meals a day, 3 snacks in between the meals ( not Medifast products – I buy any snack below 110 calories – granola bars, baked chips, whole wheat pretzels) and I eat 2 slices of whole wheat bread a day, a fruit, and a yogurt and also 10 almonds a day. If I want to cheat – I’ll also eat a light microwave popcorn – which is 100 calories. I find this is alot of food. I am not hungry and I am basically eating all day.
    The thing that I like is that I feel if I ever do gain back a couple of pounds ( I weigh myself once a week religiously), I can always go back on the Medifast plan for a week or 2.
    The diet really worked for me. I do recommend it. But, diets are a very personal thing and this plan is not for everyone. It is a little expensive. But, if you think that basically, it’s your food for the day – it’s not really that much.
    If you figure out all the money you spend on the junk that you eat, this does not come out that much more!
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  7. I have never been successful with any diet OTHER THAN MEDIFAST. I gained 80+ pounds with both babies and lost it each time using the Medifast program. Now, 24 years later, I’ve found that the pounds have slowly found their way back on to my body simply because I’m getting older and I not as hard on myself in terms of diet. So, in an effort to get back on track, I tried several different diets: Juicing, paleo, Atkins, organic plant based diet, etc etc etc….Didn’t lose any weight and, in several instances, I gained weight! So, I came back to old faithful and MAN AM I GLAD I DID!
    I think the difference for me is that I DO NOT THINK OF THE POWDERS AS FOOD. They are not soups, oatmeal, pancakes or mac & cheese! They are a low calorie fasting mechanism given names that are pleasant and that we understand. I do not expect to enjoy any of them….the meals do something MUCH MORE IMPORTANT…they supply my body with the perfect balance of nutrition in a 100 calorie pack so that I do not feel sluggish, headachy, tired, or weak. I have energy and I can concentrate at work. Instead of the ‘lean green’ meals, I opt to add about a cup of steamed veggies to some of the meals to add bulk. I use zucchini, brussel sprouts, mushrooms, spinach and sweet onion. Then, top with a sprinkle of garlic salt and I can eat it. It’s not great but, when I’m finished, I can actually feel my body wind back up, ready to go again!
    THE KEY IS that I don’t have to make any decisions about WHAT I can eat or HOW MUCH I can eat. I simply go to the boxes and pick one. NO THINKING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX 🙂

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  8. I’ve had great success on Medifast and I would definitely recommend the plan for those who have tried and failed with other plans as I have. The food is what it is. There are some really good meal replacements and some that aren’t that great. And there are many ways to prepare the lean and green meals so that is hard to get bored. With so many options though, you’re sure to find a few things you like. And if one follows the program, from weight loss to transition to maintenence, as well as taking responsibility for why you came to need this program (or any weight loss program) to begin with, you will find success during and after Medifast. It’s not for everyone but what is? This plan works for me where I had no success in weight watchers. At the end of the day, you get out of it what you put into it.

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  9. Egg whites mixed with 1 cup of a green fresh vegetable steamed, twice a day, 1/2 slice of rye toast dry at noon. Four cups of egg whites with a salad for dinner using a tablespoon of white vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon of honey for dressing. Do not eat meat more than twice a week. Oatmeal in a small amount with almond milk as an alternative meal.

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    • It is expensive when people are used to buying their food weekly. They don’t realize how much they actually spend on just themselves each month. $300 a month is probably about right for one person.

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  10. Has any one else had an issue with acne break outs? Within the first week I began having breakouts, which is rare for me, even as a teenager. Did some reading and noted that soy allergies can manifest themselves as acne. Love to hear if anyone else has experienced this.

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  11. I agree with the other comments I read above-the food is horrible(too spicy for someone with acid reflux) and the nutritional bars all contain hidden sugars to make them taste good-but could be potentially harmful to someone with diabetes 1 & 2. The minute you stray from the plan to live normal-you gain weight and the consultants do no like it when you count calories on the side-they reprimand you severely verbally. I was able to loose weight when I combined some of their products and counted calories-it was MY choice to stick with my diet-I had several check in calls from them where I was yelled at and they kept using the same prepared questions. They did not personalize it to the individual and the job they had to support the purchases of their extremely expensive foods. There are similar diet foods on the market that are half the cost and give you the same nutrition and benefits. I spent almost $250+ a month on food-in addition to normal foods which really stresses our family budget. The consults are all skinny and cannot relate to someone who is obese fighting to loose weight-they know very little about actual nutrition and current healthy updates on food only what they are told. I got tired of the cost, verbal abuse and chose to quit and loose weight on a adapted plan.

    • Has anyone bottom sick from the soup products. I was sick for two days something was changed in the formula

      • they are horrible. I used to put chicken bouillon in them. I gained most of my weight back. I had to eat it for three years just to maintain. You can never stop or it will come back. What a waste of money.

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    • You are not telling the truth here. Almost all of the customer service reps have lost weight on Medifast, that’s why they’re there being a “coach”… So they’re definitely not “skinny and can’t relate” to fat people.

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