I receive a LOT of questions about the cost of Medifast and whether the program is worth the investment. My response is typically “are YOU worth the investment?“. If you are looking to improve your health, appearance, confidence AND willing to make a commitment, then YES it is worth it.
The cost for 5 Medifast meals is about $11 per day. Think about how much money you spend at coffee shops, restaurants, bakeries, the grocery store, etc. Once you do the math, you will realize $11 a day is not unreasonable.
BUT, I also stress this program takes work AND commitment. Sure, using Medifast products alone will help you lose weight but you must be disciplined when it comes to making your lean and green meal, using condiments appropriately AND exercising. All of these elements are necessary for you to have optimal success and achieve your goal. You make lifestyle changes with Medifast, it is NOT a quick fix. If you CAN be disciplined and believe YOU are worth the investment, then this program IS FOR YOU!
It was easy to stay motivated while on plan because the scale kept moving in the right direction. Also, the food tastes good. I started on January 1, 2012 and decided to transition into maintenance around week 16 when I exceeded my original weight loss goals. At the time of my transition (end of April), I was weighing in at 131 for a total loss of 39 lbs. Fast forward to mid-October and I am weighing in at 136 lbs. Some may gasp and say “OMG, you gained 5 lbs back” but the truth of the matter is I have increased my distance running which requires more calories and I also run hill intervals and sprints for strengthening. While my scale reflects a higher number, my clothes are looser than ever and I feel great. For instance, I ran 7.25 miles this week in 60 minutes. I also ran a lap at our local track (1/4 mile) in 1 minute and 28 seconds! Not bad for a 35 year old. I am honestly in the best shape of my life and it feels simply amazing! I am contemplating running my first 1/2 marathon next month!
Curious to learn more about Medifast? Here is my explanation of the 5&1 plan and some answers to FAQ’s.
I also highly encourage you to check out these Medifast bloggers and their stories. If you need a shove in the right direction, these girls will help!
Jenni from the Blog (maintaining since summer ’11)
The Adventures of Goober Grape and Monkey Man (maintaining since April ’11)
O My Family (breastfeeding program)
A Very Busy Mama (currently pregnant)
When you decide YOU ARE WORTH IT (because YOU ARE, YOU CAN do this), check out these coupon codes for free meals!
Medifast has some deals for you! If you use my code, UNEMPMOM56, and sign up for Medifast Advantage when you order $250+, you’ll receive 56 free Medifast Meals and free shipping! You’ll receive 28 free meals with your first Medifast Advantage order and ANOTHER 28 free meals with your next order! This offer is only valid if you enroll in Medifast Advantage, and it’s limited to one per customer. It’s not valid with prior purchases, any other promotions or discounts, or for Medifast Ready-to-Drink Shakes.
Not ready to enroll in Medifast Advantage? You can use code UNEMPMOM28 to receive 28 free meals with your purchase of over $250. Limit one per customer. This offer is limited to new customers only and not valid with prior purchases, Medifast Advantage, or any other promotions or discounts.
Both codes expire on 12/31/2012. See website for complete details on program and discounts. Consult your physician before beginning a weight-loss program.
Disclosure: I receive free product in order to evaluate and comment on my experiences on the MedifastProgram. Medifast products and the Medifast Program are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. Any medical improvements noted while on the program are related to weight loss in general, and not to Medifast products or programs.