We go above and beyond to ensure that your personalized weight loss program will lead to weight loss success. It all starts with an individual assessment and body composition analysis.
Body Composition Analysis: Beyond The BMI
Medifast Weight Control Centers use Biospace’s InBody technology to provide you with a detailed assessment of your body composition. InBody measures:
- Skeletal muscle mass
- Body fat mass and overall body fat percentage
- Water balance specific to hydration levels
- Muscle development in arms, trunk, and legs
InBody gives you an accurate assessment of your unique makeup, along with continual tracking of changes in your body as you lose weight. With InBody, you can rest assured that your progress is healthy, and that your weight loss is targeting harmful body fat, not lean muscle.
Once you’ve lost weight, the challenge is to keep it off in a world where sugar, snacks, and fattening foods are everywhere. A large weight-loss study* published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) entitled, "Comparison of strategies for Sustaining Weight Loss", found that personal counseling is an effective strategy for maintaining weight loss over the long term.
We have Dietitians and Nutritionists in each Center and trained professionals who listen, inform and provide encouragement while teaching you how to make healthy, long-term lifestyle changes.
*Read the Study : Comparison of strategies for Sustaining Weight Loss, The Journal of the American Medical Association. 3/12/2008, Vol. 299, No. 10.
Meal Planning Made Easy
Unlike diet plans, Medifast makes it easy to eat right in the real world. A combination of healthy homemade meals and our specially formulated Medifast Meals are key to changing habits and achieving weight loss success. Medifast® Meals are meal replacements different from any you’ve ever tried. The doctor-developed formula includes a balance of protein and fiber that helps keep you feeling full and satisfied, along with 24 vitamins and minerals so you lose pounds, not nutrition.
There are more than 70 meals to choose from, including shakes, soups, chili, oatmeal, scrambled eggs, garlic mashed potatoes, iced teas, hot beverages, bars, pretzel sticks, cheese puffs, puddings, and more. All are low in fat and have a similar nutritional footprint, so you can eat the ones you want and get great nutrition every day. Many are even certified gluten free. Whether you’re craving something hot, cold, sweet, savory, creamy, or crunchy, there’s always a healthy option.
The Medifast Meals Advantage
Each Medifast meal replacement is fortified with the essential vitamins and minerals you need for a healthy, sustained weight loss. Our carbohydrate-controlled, low-fat meal replacements are all based on a similar nutritional footprint, so you're assured of getting great nutrition every day.
The balance of fiber and protein in Medifast Meals helps you feel full and satisfied. And because you’re eating something every two to three hours, it’s easier to resist the foods and eating patterns that stand between you and your goals.
Safe, Sustainable Soy
Most Medifast Meals are made from soy, though some contain egg or whey protein. Soy is perfectly safe—and there is plenty of reliable, long-term scientific data to prove it. Soy is a low-fat, sustainable, plant-based protein with an optimal balance of essential amino acids and offers a range of health benefits. For more information, please see:
Is Soy Good for you? Bad for you? What Does Science Say? PubMed/bonappetit. March 2014. Ann Mah.