Medifast Diet Review 2011 + Coupon Discount

Medifast has become insanely popular in the last few years. I will map out how Medifast works, if it is cost effective and the weight loss to expect from its 5 and 1 model.

If  you are overweight and have tried a few of the thousands of diets out there, you are not alone.

There are so many ads for losing weight quickly with things like Hoodia, ephedrine, and products like slim-fast or Hydroxycut. How do you know what will work?

You listen to science, silly. You try a scientifically proven system, like Medifast.

Medifast is a weight loss program that uses high protein and low-calorie meal replacements to aid you in your fight against fat.

Medifast’s diet layout

Medifast’s most popular diet is their “5 and 1” program. It works to help you lose weight by supplementing 5 meal replacements during the day and 1 (healthy) meal in the evening. They call the 1 meal the “lean and green” meal. So we are not talking about a juicy cheeseburger or mashed potatoes.

What the meal replacements do daily is force your body to get fuel and energy from stored body fat. Hence the reason you lose weight. The replacements are full of vitamins that also help your liver process fatty acids etc…

One of the great things I found is Medifast’s vast array of options when it comes to meal replacements. Included in the plan are various shakes, soups, bars, teas, etc… that help supplement the food you would otherwise eat during the day. With Medifast you eat more often as well, every 2-3 hours.

Medifast’s weight loss

The weight loss while in the Medifast program varies. However the average is around 20 lbs. in a month. The creators of Medifast say that you will lose 2-3 lbs a week and more if you involve exercise into your daily regiment. If you are faithful to drink the shakes, eat the lean green real meals and work out, your losses could be really substantial. With taking the meal replacements you may feel a lack of energy, especially in the first week. This is normal, but may hinder your aspirations to go for a run, so know what you are getting into.

Medifast Cost

The cost of Medifast is around $275 for the “5 and 1” plan. So it ain’t cheap. But for me it comes down to: “dang, I’m saving a TON of time cooking this month AND I’m losing weight.<medifast1

This means you get all the meal replacement options including a package that combines things like Omega 3 supplements to aid you in your weight loss. This package may seem like a lot to burn calories, but it has proven effective. The product has been around for a long time, but was previously only given out by doctors via prescription.

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Medifast coupons are released about once a month and can save you some significant money on your medifast purchase. Click the button below to reveal the top current coupon and the requirements.
See also my medifast coupons page.

Choosing Medifast packages

The “5 and 1” model is the most raved and talked about by reviewers. I can only recommend it because of the continuous thumbs up we have seen from it. Try one of the variety packages both for men and women.The diet only lasts 28 days. If it works great, then order it again like nutrisystem. Going on the diet can also help you control portions and meal intake in the future, assisting you in keeping the weight off for good. There are many diets out there to choose from, but I think Medifast is the most un-scammy and likely to work for you.

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  • diane

    im interested in your product and would like a $50 coupon and free shipping for one month supply of womens value medifast to be shipped overnight.

  • Elia

    I’m interested in Medifast and $50 coupon and free shipping for one month of women’s plan.

  • Jama

    I’m interested in trying the Medifast 5 and 1 diet 1/1/2010. Can I get the $50 discount, free shipping, and try it only for a month? How much would it cost me? If I like it, I would like to continue with the plan.

  • Jen

    started yesterday- so far so good. I am doing it with dietician and doctor visits, I have 50 pounds to loose! wish me luck!

  • lauriel

    I’ve been on the plan for 5 weeks now…and VERY strict about it. I’ve lost a total of 8 lbs. Doesn’t seem to be the weight loss program for me.

  • Jennifer

    started the Medifast Diet 5 and 1 program and lost 9 lbs the first week!
    I hope this keeps going!

  • Daisy

    It is working for me! I have lost 66lbs in 13 weeks! I am so excited. I love the food! I started at 282lbs! I have a whole new life! I never realized what the extra weight was doing to me emotionally. I took a slightly different route. I decided to go through Take Shape For Life. They are a division of Medifast. With them I get a little better deal on my food plus I have a FREE Health Coach! I am in it for a lifestyle change and it is wonderful! I love the Chocolate and Swiss Mocha shakes as well as almost every Bar they have! I never knew ‘good for you’ food could also taste great!

  • Kristen

    Daisy~ So you say you are going through something called Take Shape for Life, they sell the Medifast or a version of Medifast? So 66lbs in bout 3 months,congrats and good job. I have about 80 lbs i need to lose so I am very interested in starting Medifast but don’t want to spend all that money if it doesn’t work.

  • lisa griffin

    10 years ago I tried medifast and i was very successful. I lost 60 lbs. in about 5 months. I was supervised by a doctor and I weighed once a week. The very first week I lost 10 lbs! I would like to start on Medifast again. I can not find a doctor that has this medifast program in this area. I would love to receive some coupons so I could start using the Medifast again. Thank you.

  • Maria

    I am interested in the coupon and two weeks free trial. Need to loose 30 lbs.

  • Kristy

    Hey Maria, I ordered my Medifast on Monday the 11th and the UPS tracking website says it’ll be delivered tomorrow. We both have 30 pounds to lose, maybe we should stick together!

  • Alethea Campbell

    I got the product for two months and lost 15 pounds. It works but you have to be willing not to cheat.. I ran into some financial problems and have not been able to order in the last 30 days. I was shocked when I reluctantly got back on the scale because I knew I had gained all my weight back. Surprisingly enough I only gained 2 pounds. If you can get the products stay with it. Medifast is great.

  • http://www.healthyaffordableweightloss.com Belinda – Healthy Affordable Weight Loss

    I agree, this program WORKS and is amazingly healthy unlike some other pills or high-sodium prepared food programs. I want to clarify a few things that will enhance your MediFast experience:

    - the $275 cost that the author states seems like a lot out of pocket BUT it’s not extra food dollars, it’s REDIRECTED food dollars. It works out to less than $9/day for a month of food, not including your one lean and green meal which will vary in cost depending on whether you cook it yourself or order from a restaurant. Most people, and sorry to say especially overweight people, are spending WAY more than this on food in a month. Not only are you saving cooking time, you are saving money AND losing weight. And many clients experience reduction or elimination of their medications, so they definitely save money there. In some cases they can even get a new health insurance policy when they get healthier and pay a lower premium. The cost is SO worth it.

    - As Daisy mentioned, The Take Shape For Life program uses the same Medifast 5&1 protocol and products, however for the same price you pay through Medifast direct you can receive a free health coach and the same discounts if you order through TSFL. In fact, if you join TSFL’s BeSlim membership club (free to join and equivalent to Medifast’s VIP club), you can max out your discounts at 12% off after 6 months, which is great for people who need to lose a lot of weight. There are people on this program who need to lose 100+ pounds.

    Full disclosure: I am a health coach and successful client with Take Shape For Life, and I love my job because I’m helping others do what I did – learn to eat to maintain and lose weight for LIFE. I am helping people lose anywhere from 10-100+ pounds, and the most so far is a client who has lost 60 pounds in 80 days and has another 70 or 80lbs to go. You bet his life has changed and his knees are much happier!

  • Melissa

    I can say I startrd this program about 10 weeks ago and have lost 45 pounds. You do have to be commited to following it! and I feel soo much better, I still have a way to go probibly about 75 more pounds but when you start to feel the difference you stay motivated.

  • http://CouponScam John

    The coupons appear to be a scam to me. Even though they have new ones every month, once I used a coupon I could never use any other coupons…. EVER…. and I tried multiple coupons in different months. So, yes… you get a coupon… but you only ever seem to get ONE.

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