Medifast: Reviews and Costs – 2018

Ground Beef and Butter Fast™ Test


Some of the foods are super delicious, others leave much to desire. However calorie levels are still low depending on your current weight, height, and size. I only buy enough meal replacements for my 3 a day. Medifast is a low-calorie rapid weight loss plan using meal replacements alongside solid food. Weight gained back very quickly even following up with a low calorie plan. My weightloss was proceeding, if you could call it that, at a glacial rate. Once I got past the inital transition period, I stopped being hungry and started being less tempted by the bad foods brought into the office on a daily basis.

Test Summary and Final Thoughts


I decided to do a test with this new way of thinking. Little or no veggies and really up my fat intake. Way more than I was consuming.

Why was this so scary to me? Because for many years we have been told fat is so bad for you. My test was ground beef and butter for a few days in a row. Then I would serve myself about a cup of ground beef in a bowl and top it with about 3 tablespoons of butter.

I love the salted KerryGold butter myself but any real butter will do. I ate just enough to fill me up. My ground beef meal was swimming in butter. The first day I was down a whole pound in one day! I was ecstatic to lose a whole pound overnight!

A reader asked if having a cup of ground beef a day would put me over my protein amount when tracking my macros. The answer was no. I decided to capture my macro numbers in a screenshot and share them here with you.

Yesterday, I had my 2 cups coffee with butter and cream in the morning, ground beef with butter for lunch and dinner. Then I ate about 4 crunchy pork rinds. I drank plenty of water and took my supplements. I am down another 1. This is what my tracking looks like. The next day I lost another pound overnight! I broke my weight loss stall!

I still consumed my morning coffee with butter of course. Then I basically ate two meals a day that consisted of ground beef and butter. Talk about easy meals. I might even do the egg fast again too.

Both fasts are similar. As long as you eat protein with fats and very little to no carbs, you will lose weight. If you find yourself in a weight loss stall on the Ketogenic diet, you might try something similar. I personally believe the substitute sugars, even Keto approved ones, might cause you to stall at some point. I also think dairy may have stalled me a bit too. Gosh, I love cheese. I suggest you do different tests of your own.

This is the only way you will figure out what is making you stall in your weight loss efforts. I never once felt as though I was deprived when I ate ground beef with butter. I also only ate twice in a day. I had coffee with butter in the morning 2 cups , and lunch and dinner were both ground beef with butter.

Now when I look at my diet, I see more fat intake with moderate protein. When you think about your diet, what do you see? Head over here and sign up to get a free 7 day Keto Meal plan printable. We have a lot of fun and share tons of knowledge!

This is what my breakfast looks like on a daily basis now! Bacon, Eggs, Avocado, and lots of butter! Join our Private Facebook Group for this challenge: Magnesium, Potassium and make sure to up your salt intake too! I heard this advice over and over again from all the Keto experts at KetoCon too. I found your page through Pinterest, because the picture of the meat, cream cheese?

Do you actually have that? I was glad I found this, because it is so nice to have an arsenal of techniques for keto! How has this affected your overall health blood work, etc? What supplements do you take besides magnesium, potassium, and salt? This is very interesting. I have been stalled for weeks and have been trying to figure out what is going on. I usually fast until after I workout, but then eat 3 meals.

I also usually eat pretty close to my 25 net carbs everyday, I find it helps with volume. Do others find they need to cut out the carbs completely? If you suffer from leg cramps the quickest way to get rid of them is to soak in a bathtub with a cup of epsom salts as your body absorbs magnesium quicker through your skin than in a supplement of buy a spray, this stops the leg cramps immediately.

How do I find you on Facebook? Hi Ronni, We have a facebook group and a page! I started to think that was it for my weight loss. I am so happy I found this pin.

I was starting to gain weight again. I started to eat the beef with butter for lunch every day for five days and lost 4 pounds. I look amazing I feel amazing and I just have to thank you for your amazing advice. Anyone know if coconut like a fresh, real coconut, not dried or sweetened is ok on the keto diet? I love it, and it tastes like a treat! I did this fast for 4 days and lost 4.

After the 4 days I made sure to track my food and fat intake so I could on the plan and figure out what caused me to stall in the first place. Most of my protein I ate after the stall had the same amount of fat in either butter or oils. Doubt, you just breakfast the coffe? Then lunch and dinner meat with butter?

Hello, i was interested in doing this. On the second day I added a small amount of grilled onion to the beef but very little because of the carb count. I also second the issues with keto approved sweeteners. I made some keto mini cheesecakes last weekend and my weight went up I only ate 2 in 2 days, everything else was normal keto for me Only time I have issues with major stalling or reversals is when I use sweeteners.

Not going to make that mistake again! I did this and I lost weight. Thank you for sharing this. I wanna do this again but I kinda wanna try something other than ground beef. Something simple and quick. Again thank you so much for sharing. Thank you for you post and all this information. I am still gathering as much info as I can. This was a great article. I had a question about the app you use.

Does it have a bar code scanner or do you have to manual put in the nutrition values? When looking at your macros, how does your ground beef come out so low? With a cup twice a day and 3 tbs butter each time my calories were at a little over with just those 2 meals, but yours also includes bpc and are still lower than mine. What app are you using to track it? Can not workout any more than 45 minutes a day or you will not loose weight.

If you have to loose a lot of weight fast, go for it. But be very careful coming off or you will gain more than you lost. I am strictly following the diet and I can say that I am not hungry!!! I have begun lightly working out the last 3 days. I have honestly not felt better.

I would highly reccomend it! I had success on Medifast once before, but feel that it contributed to my thyroid becomming less functional. Medifast denies this of course, but soy is a thyroid antagonist, and when you strictly do Medifast, you are living pretty much exclusively on soy. I was doing only the shakes, no meal. My weightloss was proceeding, if you could call it that, at a glacial rate.

That is, S-L-O-W 2 pounds in four weeks, despite complete compliance. I think my case is unusual, but again, if you are borderline hypothyroid I really feel Medifast is NOT a good program for you. I was diagnosed finally as being clinically hypothyroid and went on thyroid meds.

I found a different program — HMR — which is medically supervised and also uses shakes, but these are milk based except the shakes made specifically for the lactose intolerant. I have had no problem whatsoever losing on HMR and am down over 40 pounds in 10 weeks.

Medifast is okay but I really believe all that soy is what sent my thyroid over the edge. If you are having trouble losing on Medifast, get your thyroid checked and really consider switching to a non-soy based diet program. Once I switched to my health coach at miofit. I have been on the Medifast program for 62 days. I have had 4 total in 62 days I have also given myself a fruit day here and there.

I have lost a total of 13 lbs average 1. I am an avid exerciser, always moving, yoga Hot and cold , running, pilates, dancing Ballet, Hip Hop, and Salsa , boxing, biking, and anything I am interested in doing that day!

The Medifast program has given me energy, confidence, and a new handle and control on what I eat and when I eat it. I was noticing before the program all kinds of stomach issues, once I cut out greesy fried foods, dairy, and the ton of bread I was consumming, all of the problems disappeared. Once I started Medifast and had about a week of cleansing, my system was normal again.

Now running is easier, I can go farther and last longer, since I am lighter. I love this program and will be on it till I complete my goal of safe weight loss with another 24 lbs to go! And hey if it takes me till a year from now, so be it! I am in no rush for anyone but myself! Love yourself more then you love anyone else first! Remember health is your bestfriend! And be good to you today! I have been on this program for two months and I have lost 35lbs and went from a size 24 to an I have never felt better.

Far less than I was spending eatting out all the time. I have not had any medical issues as a result of being on this plan and I have never felt better. Just do it, all the junk we eat is killing us……… think of it as a health plan NOT a diet. Be very carefull of this one. I have colitis from taking it for a short time, so it certainly is not for everyone.

Trying to work my way back to good health and promising my body that I would never do anything like that again. We were told that they do not give refunds. I told the center reps that I am lactose intolerant.

The shakes are suppose to be low lactose, but after a week I could not go to the bathroom. I finally emailed Medifast and received their list of no lactose products. I no longer drink the shakes, only their punch. When I told the center reps that I obtained the list thru email, then they said they could have given me a copy of the list!!! I have now lost 24 lbs. The center reps are suppose to be councilors, but are working on commission.

A couple of reps have lost a lot of weight, but not all of it on Medifast. How can someone who had not even tried the diet advise me? Instead of 5 Medifast meal replacements a day, I do 3 a day. Here is what is working for me:. I have one for breakfast or half a cup of Bran Buds with a little hot water. MF allowes a half a cup of Jello a day, so I eat it at breakfast, too. I have been walking 5, steps. I am happy at losing more than 2 lbs a week. I will not quit, just modify it to work for me.

I only buy enough meal replacements for my 3 a day. The 1st week, they insisted that I buy their supplements. I found the same at Costco for a lot less.

I hope this helps someone. But as soon as I stopped their plans, the weight slowly came back. Plus, talking with my doc, the FL4I diet is not very good for the system. Dropped 3 pant sizes and lost total overall inches! I have stepped off the plan a number of times due to family gatherings, vacations and a wedding and was surprised at how little weight came back.

My husband and I were eating out every night due to his strange work schedule and I just set the time that I want to cook mostly on the BBQ or grill , eat and have his meal waiting for him. I also work out on Wii Active, swim in a resistance pool, ride a recumbant bike as well as walk the mall. I am now up to 50 minutes of exercise a day and feel absolutely great! I am allergic to artificial sweeteners and found most of their meals do not include them. I have found the types of meals that suit me and taste the best: Their Antioxidant shakes, chocolate pudding, their new crunch bars are yummy, as well as their Momentum cappuccino and Chai Latte.

I highly recommend this diet to anyone! Just be sure to make regular visits to your doctor especially if you are on any medications to make sure the dosages are adjusted accordingly.

It has changed the way I look at food! Which, for me, is a wonderful thing: Been on Medifast for a week. Did Herbalife in and lost 50 lbs…. By end of 9 month went from a size 24 to a Must drink lots of water on each…and be strict on the diet plans. Preference for me is Medifast. Take Metamucil or some other fiber supplement. Concerning putting on weight again, Medifast helps you break bad eating habits and lifestyle changes. If you revert back to cheeseburgers and beer with no exercise , of course you will gain it all back.

I tried Nutrisystem and thought the food was pretty bad. Jenny Craig is expensive. And exercise and no alcohol! It messed with my metabolism. I could only eat real food once a day, and only meat and vegetables. Yeahhh… not quite the best plan out there.

I am so sick from Medifast, gassy and bloated all the time, feeling full and just terrible. What is wrong with me? Medifast is a great diet! If you are disciplined to do it and have the mind set to succeed you will be successful!

I have lost 50 pounds since January I workout times a week and make sure I drink lots of water. I lost 65 pounds using Medifast and have kept off all but about five pounds for a year now. It requires a lot of discipline but it is worth it. Make sure you drink at least the 64 ounces of water recommended. The way I look at success with Medifast is this: It induces a relatively mild state of ketosis and if you really stick with the plan, you will lose weight and lose it rapidly.

My faults with the plan: I am not that overweight and I enjoy running, so the calorie count is a little low for me and others who are already active. Medifast is overly expensive. Also, as others have stated, it is important to be committed to maintenance! No matter what diet or lifestyle change you are attempting, you will backslide if you reach your goal and then slack off. Those of us who carry extra weight have to be constantly vigilant about our diet and exercise.

Best wishes to all! This is my all-time favorite diet. My chocolate obsession is satisfied with the chocolate shakes. This diet really works, i lost 65 pounds in year. I recommend you try! My sister went on it and lost 70 lbs…not to mention that her gall bladder and kidneys shut down and she was hospitalized!!

Great diet if you want to live on less than 1, calories a day. Products are full of soy and most taste awful. Yes weight loss can be rapid, just like the rate of weight you will re gain once you start putting real food in your mouth. Try LA Weight Loss if you want to eat real food and lose weight at a reasonable pace.

Add up what Jenny Craig would be costing you! Best weight loss program ever! Because of the increase in your health! Live longer, feel better and look awesome! Oh and sleep like a baby. Reviews and Costs — Medifast is a low-calorie rapid weight loss plan using meal replacements alongside solid food.

Medifast currently offer the following programs: Medifast Go The Go plan includes 5 meal replacements. This is the easiest plan to follow, and aims for faster weight loss. Medifast Flex The Flex plan includes 4 meal replacements. This plan requires more cooking, aiming for more gradual weight loss. As above, extra meals can be ordered from Medifast. Example of Medifast Flex Complete Kit.

I have tried every diet on the planet and the only thing that i have done is mess up my metabolism.