August 10th, 2013
I get a lot of emails asking for an unbiased review of the Medifast diet. Here’s the problem with that. It’s hard for me to be unbiased because I’ve had a great deal of success and a good experience on this diet. And, I believe that this is the case with all similar reviews – you’re going to get reactions based on the person’s success level and experience. I’ll explain this more in the following article.
Notice That The More Weight That The Reviewer Loses, The More Positive The Review: It’s not hard to pick up on the fact that those who lose the most weight are going to love this diet the most. You rarely if ever see someone who says “I lost 100 pounds but I didn’t really like the diet.” No, more often, you’ll read about someone who says “I lost 30 pounds in a month on Medifast and I love this diet.”
Simply put, if someone meets their weight loss goal with out too much trouble, then they really don’t focus all that much on what the food taste like (it’s not that bad) or the journey that got them there. They’d rather spend their time looking in the mirror or shopping for new clothes. They quickly forget the day to day experience and focus instead on life as it is now.
What To Watch For In Negative Medifast Reviews: This in my opinion and there may be a few folks out there who may prove me wrong, but I fully believe that the people who write the negative reviews have, for one reason or another, failed on the diet. Their results were medifast coupons not what they hoped or they did not stick with the program and are really disappointed in themselves rather than with the diet.
I find that the people that fail fall into a few categories.
There are those who for whatever reason did not get into ketosis (fat burning mode.) This could be that they skipped meals so their metabolism didn’t stay strong. They may have cheated way too much (I’m living proof that you can cheat a little.) They may have skipped their “lean and green meal” or maybe they are not following the guidelines for the lean and green. All of these things can bump you out of ketosis and / or can keep it from happening all together.
What It Really Takes To Be Very Successful On Medifast: I completely understand reading every review that you can find. I poured over opinions and consumer reports and tons of weight loss sites when I was evaluating this plan. But, I can tell you from experience that this is what you really need to know and evaluate. Can you eat six times per day? (This is not as hard as you may think because five of the meals are already mostly made for you.) Can you prepare on larger healthful meal per day (“the lean and green”)? This is not that hard either. This meal is essentially an average of six ounces of lean protein and vegetables. You can accomplish this in any way you wish rather that is a traditional meal, a stir fry, a salad, a casserole, a soup, or a one pot meal, etc. And, can you break each day down into small medifast coupons portions and just focus on completing today? (I find that folks who become too obsessed with the future can tend to place too much pressure on and sabotage themselves.) It’s so much better to take it day by day at first. And then go to week to week and then month to month.
In truth, the company gives you the tools to succeed. You never have to count calories, carbs, or protein. Most of the work is done for you. If you eat the food they give you, you will cover these basis. Of course, they can’t make you stick to the diet or prepare your lean and green meals. This is up to you. But believe me, I am a failed dieter from a long time back. I don’t have any decent will power. But I promised myself that I would give it a month. And by the end of that month, my clothes no longer fit and I felt 100 % better. So, I committed to another month and then another and another, etc. I’m down well over 90 pounds and there is nothing special about me. I was just able to keep at it long enough and well enough to consistently stay in ketosis. And many of the issues I worried about became non issues pretty quickly.
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