Medifast provides portion-controlled meal replacements for weight loss, weight management, and sustained energy. With Medifast, you'll eat six small meals per day. You can combine the plan with your own meals or have all meals provided by Medifast. The plan was developed by William Vitale, M.D., in 1980. When Vitale first began the company, he only sold his products to doctors, who would then prescribe them to patients. Medifast requires a medium level of effort. While the company provides a majority of the foods, you are allowed to add in your own food. The Medifast website is filled with food recommendations, tips, and tools, including the following:
All of Medifast's weight loss meals are nutrient-dense and fortified with vitamins and minerals. This makes it easier to drop weight without losing out on nutrition. Additionally, each meal has essentially the same nutritional profile designed to have just enough low-fat protein and healthy fiber to keep you full.
Medifast offers two 30-day meal kits: Medifast Go and Medifast Achieve.
Medifast Go is designed for those who want to lose weight quickly. The program is an excellent choice for people with busy lifestyles that prefer an easy-to-follow program.
With Medifast Go, you'll eat five Medifast Meals and one Lean and Green meal each day. This totals six meals in a day, once every two to three hours.
This kit comes with 147 Medifast meals and four bonus gifts (Welcome Kit, Food Journal, Dining Out Guide, and Blender Bottle).
If you want a gluten-free meal plan, Medifast offers that too. There is a 30-day gluten-free meal kit.
The Medifast Achieve kit is for those that like a bit more flexibility with their meal plans. The plan is designed for weight loss but is more gradual than the Medifast Go kit.
This plan will have you eating four Medifast meals and two Lean and Green meals a day. The kit comes with 126 Medifast Meals and six free bonus gifts (Welcome Kit, Food Journal, Blender Bottle, Healthy Living Workbook, Dining Out Guide, 3 Flavors of Home Lean and Green Meals).
Medifast has designed several weight-loss solutions for customers with diabetes and those with dietary restrictions (such as gluten or soy intolerance). There are also several solutions for seniors, vegetarians, nursing mothers, and more.
Medifast is dedicated to its customers' success and satisfaction. If for any reason you're not happy with your order, Medifast offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Medifast has several weight loss PDFs on its website that anyone can look at for free. You can look at the Medifast Go Plan Guide or the Achieve Plan Guide. There is also a Seniors Guide, Exercise Guide, Nursing Mothers Guide, and more.
If you're interested in reading more about Medifast and how it works, the website provides links to several clinical studies.
Although taste can be subjective, the majority of reviewers noted that they did not like the taste of Medifast, even for a diet food.
While there is a large variety of food, most of it is just snack-type food. In fact, the company only offers a handful of actual meal options.
Medifast does allow returns on consumable products and blenders. However, all return postage fees are the responsibility of the customer.