Medifast is a popular weight-loss program which provides a meal delivery system to its customers. In this aspect, it is similar to the Jenny Craig and Nutrisystem weight-loss programs.

Successful weight loss doesn't happen overnight. Medifast allows you to lose weight quickly and safely by using the Medifast 5 and 1 Plan. On this plan, you eat 5 Medifast Meals throughout the day in addition to 1 Lean and Green meal. All Medifast Meals are nutritionally balanced, fortified meal replacements which keep you satisfied (there are even snacks between meals) so that you don't feel deprived or hungry.

Medifast Meals consist of low-fat, low-glycemic, low calorie, nutrient-dense meal replacements. These meals promote a mild fat-burning state by limiting your caloric intake but in just the right proportion. The result is that you burn fat but retain your lean muscle mass which is important to your overall well-being. Since you are allowed 5 Medifast Meals per day, you will be eating every 2-3 hours. This schedule allows for maximum weight-loss without the hunger and cravings many people experience on other weight-loss plans.

The Three Phase Program

Medifast consists of a three-phase program designed to help you successfully lose weight and keep it off.

What It Costs

The cost of Medifast Meals depends on the package you choose. A two-week package (in either regular or gluten-free format) which consists of 70 servings costs approximately $162.50. A four-week package (also available in regular or gluten-free) consisting of 143 servings costs around $315.00.

The Bottom Line

Medifast was founded in 1980. Since that time, Medifast has been used by over one million clients and has been recommended by more than 20,000 doctors to their patients who want to lose weight quickly and safely.

Medifast utilizes three different distribution methods for its customers. These are: