John M. Lost 143 lbs*
with Medifast Weight Control Centers.

* Results vary. Medifast clients can expect to lose 2-5 lbs per week the first two weeks and 1-2 lbs per week after that.

“I’ve been an IT systems set-up guy doing project management and networking for about 13 years. My job involves a lot of travel and long hours.”

“On the job I would go to the snack machine and buy sodas—there was no time to go out and eat except for fast food. I took care of myself, but my weight just got away from me. Eventually at age 44 I weighed 356 lbs. Looking at myself in the mirror, I didn’t like the image I was seeing.”

“I went to my Medifast Weight Control Center and talked to the counselor there. I was looking forward to a new beginning and felt hopeful that Medifast could help me, but still skeptical. Was it really going to make a difference?”

“What I like about the program is that there’s no thought process. I’m a busy person, and I’m not going to count calories or points to make something work. I don’t want to have to measure everything I eat and try to figure out how what I have left for how many hours in the day. I have everything portioned out because Medifast has done that work for me. It’s easy to do the plan when I’m working. The Medifast Meals travel with me and there’s always ice or a microwave wherever I am. I don’t need to hit the vending machines unless it’s for a bottle of water.”

“As far as the people at the centers: I couldn’t ask for better support. Everyone has treated me with respect, and they keep you so upbeat. My center was having an open house, and I saw my before-and-after picture in their window. I ended up speaking at the event, signing fliers, and meeting people. Even the Chamber of Commerce was there. It was a nice gathering, and made me feel good inside.”

“With this kind of support from Medifast, I’ve been able to maintain my new weight—within 5 lbs. I’m very careful about what I eat, even when I go out. I order my food without sauce and request healthier things like whole wheat pasta. It’s important to me to pay it forward, to be an example and to inspire other people. My old, unhealthy self is gone, and I don’t want to let myself down—or anyone else—by going back to the way I was.”

“I just live by four things: Motivation, determination, focus, and willpower. If you don’t have those things, you’re not serious. Maybe you have 20 lbs to lose because you just want to look better. A diet is a quick fix, and most people who go on diets go back to eating the same way and gaining the weight back. Real weight loss is a lifestyle change. It’s a big commitment—you have to be ready.”

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