Can you really lose 20 pounds in 30 days on a medifast diet?

    If you search around the Internet you’re going to find people who say that the medifast diet works for them. One man claimed back in August 2011 that he lost 58 pounds after 11 weeks on a medifast diet. Someone else claimed in 2010 they lost 45 pounds in 14 weeks. In July 2011 a woman named Alyssa shared her story of going down to 142 pounds from 165 pounds after 3 months on the diet, but she said she stopped doing the diet once she was able to fit in her clothes again and she didn’t keep up with the maintenance so she gained back the weight.

    The Medifast Diet is described on the Medifast website as:

    “…a portion-controlled, nutritionally balanced, low-fat, and clinically proven program that helps people lose weight faster and more effectively than traditional diet plans.”

    The diet is said to have been formulated by a physician. It is a meal replacement system which means you replace the meals you ordinarily eat with the specially developed Medifast meals such as shakes, soups and stews, chili, oatmeal and scrambled eggs, fruit drinks, iced teas and hot beverages, cereal bars, puddings, pretzel sticks, cheese puffs and the like. These foods come in individual packets that are said to be “quick and easy to prepare” and to offer “a healthy fast food alternative to a busy lifestyle”.

    Some of the Medifast Diet Meal examples

    Caramel Nut Maintenance Bar

    Caramel Nut Maintenance Bar
    Original Pancakes

    Original Pancakes
    Strawberry Crunch Bar

    Strawberry Crunch Bar
    Homestyle Chili

    Homestyle Chili
    Maryland Crab Soup

    Maryland Crab Soup
    Chocolate Mint Soft Serve

    Chocolate Mint Soft Serve
    Southwest Style Eggs with egg whites

    Southwest Style Eggs with egg whites
    Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

    Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

    But how does the Medifast Diet food taste?

    The best way to find out how the medifast diet food tastes is to ask people who have tried it. One way is to search the Internet. You’re likely to come across a blog post or comment by someone who has tried the Medifast Diet. One one blog we came across, a long time dieter writes this about the taste of the Medifast Diet food alternatives:

    The taste of Medifast food is far better than any diet food I’ve ever tried. You’ll want to be realistic though when you approach any type of diet food. There is no way for a diet company to mimic the same taste as the real food…(link)

    It should be noted that we did come across one user who posted the following about Medifast on the Ripoff Report website:

    “The food is disgusting. All powders with a bad after taste.(link)

    You can also get a variety of opinions both good and bad about the Medifast Diet at Epinions.com (link)

    There are a number of good articles on the web that are worth a read if you’re investigating the Medifast Diet to find out if this meal replacement, low calorie diet is right for you. Here is a short list:


    1. Shawn says:

      Nice article, I’m a true believer in losing weight naturally. There are plenty of systems that work great. Look for impartial review blogs like http://realfitness24-7.blogspot.com/ to learn what works and avoid scams, or just look around on Google. Personally I’m a fan of the “31 day weight loss system” and “the truth about abs”. I added them to my regular routine and I managed to get a perfect six pack in a month and a half!

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