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One of my niece's friends had lost weight on Medifast and we’ve used it on and off through the years. My sons and my husband had done it, too, but my niece and I are ones who did the best on it. My sons stopped because they got very constipated on Medifast. We’ve kept it off and we didn’t get down to goal but at a certain point, it stopped working. I had a health coach, Helen, and unfortunately she gained back most of what she lost. But we've lost weight and we're happy. In fact, I lost 40 pounds. I did Medifast because I wanted to make sure my sugar level is down and Medifast helped me. I’ve got my sugar level within the normal limit. I never had to go on medicine so I was good with that.
It took a little while to get used to the diet but I got to the point where the bars were okay. They had a very Vitamin E taste. I was eating the peanut butter once and my niece ate the mint and the chocolate crunch. We would take the brownies and the pancakes and make muffins out of it. Other than that, we really didn’t like too much of the other stuff. Medifast has to make their stuff a little more palatable. I like the Atkins Bars and I have one of those for breakfast. Those are really good. They have more calories but less sugar than Medifast. My husband had also tried WonderSlim and the food is much better. The bars are much better than everything but they have more calories. Also, Medifast has the amount of calories for men the same as the amount for women. It’s a very low calorie diet for a man to have the same amount as a woman and it doesn’t make sense. I told my sons and my husband and they eat extra protein or have extra bars.
But I don't do Medifast now. I just make sure that I eat protein and vegetables and stay away from all carbs. Medifast got the taste out of my system so I don’t have any carbs or anything and I’m okay with that. That’s why we haven’t ordered it. I can eat a lot more food and I don’t gain weight. I even tried doing Medifast again which took about two weeks and I lost a pound. I followed it and did the treadmill everyday. At this point, I have to do take off the last 20-30 lbs on my own.
I've tried so many diets and didn't stick with them or they weren't for me, so I tried Medifast. They were delicious and made me feel full. I didn't feel like snacking all the time, but I have to follow it very strictly. I have to stick with it and not waiver. I lost 35 pounds the first time I took it, and it was awesome. I met my goal and I felt better in general because I was exercising more. Their reps were very helpful and friendly. If I had any questions about anything, somebody was always there to help me. I didn't have to wait 15 minutes on that 800 number and I was very pleased. A lot of people may not be able to do it because it's pricey, but my experience with them was great.
My wife's coworker lost a tremendous amount of weight. My wife couldn't help but notice and asked how they did it, and the answer was Medifast. I've finished using it, and my wife is continuing to use it in a maintenance kind of a format. When we first went on the program we each lost 70 pounds. It was truly transformative. It takes discipline but it works. Our experience was pretty good although, in the ensuing years, I've gained another 20 pounds back. But I can carry that.
The first weekend made our head spin a little because of switching from a glucose diet to a ketone. But once I was over the initial wham bam and I saw that I've lost five pounds in the first week, I felt I could do it. In the following months, we called food just in time. When we started to feel hungry, it was time for another Medifast. But we were surprised that we did not feel hungry and that was a key. At no time did I feel hungry.
The Medifast plan called for Medifast meals or snacks right up to dinner time. And it prescribes an amount of a protein, like seven ounces of chicken and two servings of vegetable on the plan. But we found that was too much so we split it. We'd have ourselves a piece on lunch. We'd have maybe three ounces of chicken and 1 service of vegetable and the Medifast meal at lunch. Then at dinner, we would have the other half of the chicken and another vegetable or two and it worked out. Food just in time.
Medifast took us off of our regular pasta and bread diet. We learned how to eat because it's nice. We still go up and down the grocery store aisles saying "That's poison, that's poison, that's poison" for all the processed foods. That helps maintain going down the road. Also, my blood pressure came down, and I was approaching diabetic and that reversed. The surge of energy was also a huge benefit. We go to the dog food store, I have a 35-pound bag of dog food, and then pick up another bag. That's 70 pounds. and that's how much I lost. I would recommend Medifast to anyone and encourage them to commit to do it for at least two or three months.
I went on Medifast for a couple of years and I lost 40 pounds in a month. I was happy with that but I've recently put it back on. I ordered some more and I had to take a prepackaged thing so I couldn’t choose the things that I like. That doesn’t help me with my diet if I don’t like the product. They’ve sent me a lot of snacks and bars. They pre-shipped me out a second order, and I didn’t realize they were going to do that. So, I've got another $400 order, and I haven't even started the first one. I have to send it back, and it's going to cost me to send it back. I haven't been happy with them. I think it does its job when you do it, but I'm having a hard time getting back on it.
They didn’t tell me that they have an auto-ship every month on the phone. Last time, my coach canceled it for me because he told me they'd do that if I didn’t cancel it. It's been two years and I forgot. They said, in the next order, I could order what I want, but I've ordered a couple of times before and they wouldn't let me. They said it was a first-time order. I like the chili better than anything. I didn’t get one of those. I like the oatmeal for breakfast, and I didn’t get one of those. It's not things that I like. The bars are good. I'm just not on that. I'd rather have soup because I'm an old lady. But I'm going to try to get on it. It works good.
The first time I used it, I didn’t eat all of the five things every day. That was hard for me to do five things. I'm older and I'm diabetic, and I've had some health problems. My coach told me to use two of the lean and green meals. He recommended that but I haven't talked to him since. I decided to do it on my own and see if I can lose weight and keep with it for a while. But I haven't been on it like I should. There were a lot of things I didn’t like. It would help me a lot if I could order what I want. I wasn’t happy with the ordering process at all. Most people want to try everything, but they didn’t have everything in there. There’s a lot more things that I've seen that they could have put in. But at least if they'd put one of everything, so you could try everything, that would be good.
I got on Medifast 6 years ago, and it’s a wonderful thing. My husband and I have been on and off it. I teach a lot of classes like aerobics and yoga and one of the girls that come to my class introduced me to it. If I had any questions, I went to her. Anytime I used Medifast, it helped me achieve my weight loss goals. But I'm getting older and something happened in my body this year. My doctor recommended I get off that stuff for a while. It has soy in it and I’ve developed an allergy to it. They think it could be related so I’m going to see if it goes away. There were also a couple of items that I bought which I didn't like. I sent it back and they returned it. But other than that, it's a good thing. I changed my automatic ship date to the end of August to see if it goes away if I get off it. But I should cancel it, and then if I can do it again, I'll rejoin. It’s a good product. If you follow that program, you'll lose weight. If you want to lose weight fast, it will.
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A friend of mine started Medifast and I went with them too. The first three days is always the hardest, but once you're over the hump, you're fine. Medifast has been great. I lost weight, had improved energy, and I even sleep better at night.
I was in Sacramento picking up something and the guy at the house there told me that he’d lost a hundred pounds on Medifast. He used to weigh 300, and now he looked really great and was nimble. That encouraged me to try it and I thought if that worked for him, maybe it would work for me too. And it did. I’ve lost 24 pounds in little over a month. All the results I wanted are coming true. I feel great but I’m very careful with it. The first time I started, I was hungry and was trying to eat again. It’s also a little expensive but it's okay since it’s working. Additionally, their customer service picks up the phone right away and resolves any kind of questions I’ve got the few times I called them.
I started with Medifast about four years ago. I knew of it from acquaintances that had success with it. I have lost 35 pounds and kept it off. I altered eating and I use Medifast's breakfast and snacks. I feel fine and I have lots of energy. I'd recommend it.
Once I adjust to a diet, I do great. I felt like Medifast would be a good diet for me and I felt fine after using them. Also the reps were nice. They attended to the issue and it was resolved. But the prices are high and I wish they would not raise their prices anymore.
I followed the Medifast principles but I really don't like any of their food. I've been on them for a month or so and I had the starter kit but I didn't find that it was very appetizing. I should have bought something at the store. I don't like the taste and texture of their food. I can find very similar products with the same nutritional content for less money at the grocery store. They should work on their food formulations and that should be better. I lost 10 pounds, though. I recommend their principles but not the plan.
My friend told me that Medifast was good and she had lost a lot of weight. Everybody needs a different type of diet. For me, I need a lot of structure. I need to know exactly what I can eat and can’t eat and it’s very good that way because everything’s tightly controlled. I have also called in with a few customer service issues along the way and those people were accommodating and helpful.
But I had some level of frustration a few times because I feel like the policies are very constrained. There are some frustrations associated with the policies associated with promotions. But, overall, I’m positively inclined. I went over to SlimFast for five months, sucked in by the lower prices and that ended up being a very bad experience. I found that the pouches of food made me thirsty so I'm sure that they have a ton of salt in their product. I was unhappy with SlimFast and I stayed with it much longer than I should have. I finally decided that this was not healthy and I went back to Medifast. I’m using it now as a bit of a maintenance and it helps me not gain weight as opposing to losing weight. Now, I have lost about 25 pounds.
I’m in the navy and needed to drop weight for my PSA so I went with Medifast. I ordered online through my phone and it's super easy. The first week that I was on it, I adhered to the program, I avoided eating junk and I lost 20 pounds. Even though the portions are so small, I wasn’t hungry in-between the meals. It helped me with my portion control. In addition, the guide for eating out and stuff was more helpful than the food itself because I can’t live off of Medifast for the rest of my life. Simply reading the dining-out guides whenever I get my beverages was super helpful. And then, I decided I wanted to eat real food and started drinking alcohol again. If I only kept up with the program, I would have met my weight loss goals.
I didn’t want to get another whole month worth of food so I simply changed my monthly shipment for the probiotic. I also did it on my phone and that was really easy to do. I really like the probiotic pack. There's 30 little bags for each day and there are two pills in it, so it's a probiotic and a vitamin. When I took the first one, it cleaned me out and then after that, I felt my digestion has been better. Medifast was really helpful.
My wife and I were thinking about losing some weight and wanted to do it relatively quick. We heard about Medifast through my mother-in-law who was a coach and so we used it. Medifast has been working. I'm down 34 lbs and the sixth week of using it ended on Tuesday. We still have a couple of weeks left. I've lost a lot of weight before and I'm hoping using Medifast would be a little faster.
However, I'm a bit weaker during the day than when I have more calories. Also, we had some issues with our first round of Medifast products. It was terrible stuff we couldn't get down. And so, we sent it back and that process was unfortunate. It's really expensive to return the stuff and it's a long process if it got lost or mishandled. Luckily, we got our next month's order before we got the stuff that we sent back. Otherwise, I would have run out of food.
Nevertheless, going through the diet has been easy, except that I want to have beer again. The bars were really good. There were several bars that don't taste like protein bars. That was the perk of doing Medifast versus something else. I have had Herbalife shakes and I'm more at ease with the Medifast bars than that. And so, I would recommend Medifast to the right person. I wouldn't have been able to do Medifast if I wasn't doing it with my wife. Depending on who you are, you have to be able to do it with someone that's going to help avoid the temptation of going out to dinner with friends or having a drink at social events. Overall, Medifast is an easy and quick way to lose weight.
I went on Medifast years ago. A friend of mine, Susie, who was administering it at that time told me about them. She said that I had to get a complete physical check from a physician before she would give it to me. And I went to a doctor’s office once a week and had blood drawn. And she kept a close check on me. At that time, I lost about 30 lbs and it miraculously stayed off for over a year. And if I had kept eating right and exercising, I feel like I could have left it off. But I went back to my old habits and put the weight back on.
And one day, I was flipping through a magazine and found Medifast advertised, where you could just order it. And so, I ordered and took it and lost the weight again. And then, I’ve gained some of it back but not all. And so, I wanted to order some more and get this off before it does come all the way back like it has a tendency to do. But, this time, my will-power has not been as strong. So, I didn’t do as well this last time. The product is wonderful. The first time I did it, I did not eat anything for six weeks except for one week. I ate a half-a-cup of fresh strawberries on Tuesday and another half-a-cup of it on Thursday. And that week, I didn’t lose anything, which shows how low my metabolism was at that point. But Medifast told me to stick with it and it would turn my metabolism around and it definitely did.
Now, they don’t recommend just drinking the shakes but that’s what I did the first time. I found that if you drink a shake every two or three hours, you don’t want to eat anything. And I drank like seven a day. After a while, I was just drinking about three a day and that was enough. Some of Medifast's protein diet drinks are milk. And this could be mixed with a carbonated drink. And I mix the orange with the diet orange soda, the strawberry with the diet 7-Up, and the chocolate with a product that I found that sounds terrible but it was really good when mixed with the chocolate shake. It was called Canfield’s Diet Chocolate Fudge. And I like carbonated drinks and sweets but I can’t do milk. I’m allergic to it and it triggers migraines. So, this was perfect for me because I mix them with carbonated diet drinks. Then, I would freeze the orange and eat it like a slushee. I could heat up the chocolate and drink it like hot chocolate just to get a little bit of variety.
At first, since I was prone to headaches, they didn’t want me to try the chocolate but I did fine on it. And I actually figured out while on this diet that my headaches were triggered by food allergies. With Medifast, I didn’t have any adverse effects. But I know that sudden, drastic weight loss is not good for you. But that is however you do it, it doesn’t matter what product. You just shouldn’t lose a lot of weight at one time. It should be more gradual.
Customer service has always been great. I just call and order. Then, they ship it right out to me. And, now, my local store doesn’t carry the Diet Canfield’s Chocolate Fudge anymore. And since it is a canned liquid, I can order that online but the shipping is ridiculous on canned liquids. Overall, it was a great experience and Medifast has great products. It doesn’t taste as bad as some of the others I’ve tried and I didn’t have any side effects on it.
I chose Medifast to lose some weight and it helped me achieve my goals. It was easy going through the diet and I'm fine with the results. I felt surprisingly fine after using it and for how few calories it had. I would tell a friend to give it a try but I would say not to order every bar they had. Those were horrible. They were chewy, sticky and they have a weird taste.
It could be scientifically proven what the amounts of potassium and other nutrients were on Medifast's diet plan. I’m happy with it and I’m still certainly using it. I definitely wasn’t hungry on it, which is a positive. And my doctor didn’t want me to stay on it day in and day out for a long period of time. So, my weight loss course has been less but it’s been consistent. I started at about 330 pounds and I’m down to 250. And then my doctor wanted me to have periods of time where I wasn’t on it and just eating regular food. I might’ve gained back about five pounds, but I still was able to stay within three to five pounds of what my weight has been with no stopping.
They always keep wanting me to get on that automatic renewal and send-it-to-you plan. And because of the way my doctor wanted me using it, I did it at first and then found out real quickly that I ended up with a lot of products. And he would take me off of it and then I had to throw some of it out. So I had to go back and just order it as I needed it.I’m really glad that they’ve changed up from when they really started when all it was liquid. It started out originally as chocolate, vanilla and strawberry shakes and soup. And that was 25 years ago, so they had improved considerably.
There are Medifast weight loss clinics in the city that I live in. And I had gone in there one time because I had a water leak and I’d lost a lot of product and wanted to order from them. And they weren’t too happy about it. They did it because of the circumstances but they wanted me to sign up for their program. And I said, “Look, I’m already being monitored with lab work. I’m already under a doctor’s care. There’s no need for me to be part of your program.” That was the end of being able to get any of the products from them. And that isn’t right. But other than that, I would recommend Medifast and I have in the past to people.
I'm in my second month now with Medifast. And I'm in a competition right now with someone doing Optifast at Kaiser. It's sort of a race to see who’s doing better and we compared the products and we looked at everything and Medifast is way ahead. The flavors, choices and the costs are much better with Medifast. It's a lot easier to order dry products and have it shipped to my home and it's so much easier to go online and check the flavors. I ordered enough each time so that I keep the shipping weight down. I loved it. I'm consistently losing 10 pounds a month, two and a half pounds a week. It is slow but sure.
I diligently use a notepad to record and if I don’t record when the next meal comes up, my blood sugar crashes. I had to be really careful that I don’t get distracted by my workload and forget to take one. Otherwise, it's been perfect. The only thing is that there's a lot of roughage in my diet but I feel like I have a knot in my stomach. And I have a problem with constipation but I have a salad with broccoli, bell peppers and the black olives. I have the same salad every night. Also, I've tried the three soups and the chicken. And the pieces of meat tasted like hard grizzle and I'm never gonna order them again. I'd tell my friends not to order the soup. But overall, it has been an enthusiastically positive experience and I would definitely recommend Medifast.
I just started using Medifast. I had a friend who used them and had good success with weight loss. He recommended them and also, I had heard about it at my doctor’s office. It seems like a good program. It has a lot of perks and I've already got some rewards and they’ve delivered everything very quickly like they said. On initial weight loss, I felt a little fatigued. The meal is an effective way to keep you from feeling hungry, but I am tired and there are half of the products that I don’t care for the taste. And if you're eating it pretty much more than 90% of the time, you got to like the taste. I called Medifast and canceled. But I'll finish what I have. I spoke to one person and she was very helpful. I can't do it long-term but it was an efficient experience overall.
I came across Medifast when I did a lot of online research. I also have a friend whom I thought had weight loss surgery and it turned out it was Medifast. I signed up with them and my experience while going through the diet went really well. I also joined a Facebook group and they were really helpful. At first, I thought the food was not enough. The first couple of days were really rough but it got easier as I went through it. I also found that if I use the rice cauliflower, it plumps up a lot of stuff really nicely.
Medifast has partly helped me achieve my weight loss goals. I lost 14 pounds in a month which is good. However, it's an expensive thing to do and I thought that I had already unsubscribed on the website but apparently, I didn't. Now they're sending me another two weeks supply which I couldn't afford so I was disappointed about that. I emailed them that it was really bad that one could order online but couldn't cancel an order online. That is misleading. They said that they tried to do a return shipment but were not sure if it's gonna work. So, they said if it's delivered to me, I'll call them and they'd send me a return label. But it doesn't change the fact that I'm out $227 for three weeks so I am just gonna do it.
Nevertheless, I would recommend them to a friend because it worked for me. However, I'd warn them to be careful about when they want to stop. They should let Medifast know, otherwise, Medifast will continue to bill them. And another thing, the potatoes are really awful. I wish Medifast wouldn't send those anymore to anybody.
I had a medical procedure a few years back and they’ve put me on steroids so I gained a lot of weight. I’d tried a few other things and then after speaking with my girlfriend who had been using Medifast for almost a year, and she had amazing results, I decided to reach out to them. I’ve lost about 25 pounds so far. There were times when I felt it made me eat a lot more. At first, I thought these little portions were going to be horrible but then I realized that since I was eating more often, I was full. And when it was time to eat my next little Medifast meal, I was thinking, “I’m not even hungry.” So, it was enough. I’ve had more energy. It’s been really great.
I’ve enjoyed the food that comes with it and the way it instructed for Lean and Green was really easy. I love the restaurant guide that they give out. It has all of these restaurants listed and then it tells you what your Lean and Green meal could be, what it could consist of. It’ll let you choose your lean protein and then the two greens that you’d get so that you’d get to mix and match. It’s been wonderful. It makes everything easy to follow and to stick with. It is definitely better especially when you’re a mom and you’re on the go all the time.
I wanted to shed a few pounds and I wanted it to be easy and simple because I didn't want to go to meetings and things of that nature. A member in a networking group I met with told me about Medifast and I tried their program. I am still using it but I'm close to my goal weight so I stopped reordering. It was pretty simple and really easy to work with. The only thing that was lacking and maybe for a good reason is the meals. There were limited meals and I felt like I got repetitive ones. But the snacks were really good.
I was on Medifast with my sister-in-law and I lost weight and enjoyed it, but I want to live my life normally. I have used Jenny Craig, Nutrisystem and all other food supplements and it got tiring. I’m on Weight Watchers right now because I can eat real food, and it also has the same type of bars as Medifast. Also, I quit Medifast because it’s way too expensive. I’m not going to live my life eating expensive supplements or food. Now, I only order three things from Medifast like the bars and the oatmeal because I like some of them even though I’m not really on it. I eat them when I’m taking a trip or I need it when I’m in a long meeting.
I initially chose Medifast because I liked their plan. However, I was allergic to the soy in their product and broke out in hives. I had to return their products since I couldn't use them. I have received refunds and I wouldn't be using them again.
I've been on a number of weight loss programs before. With Medifast, I lost a lot and then I ended up gaining the weight back. And so, I've ordered some and had started again, but losing weight has not been easy the second time around. Medifast is more expensive but easier than some, and it's similar to others.
My wife really likes Medifast. She has had to go down a size and she’s still working on weight loss goals. It's easy to use and she likes the options and the fact that whatever she doesn’t like, she can customize it and send whatever back and get a new item.
I had used Medifast after my second child was born who is now 13. I have three children and I have lost all of my weight down to every bit of it, 12 pounds with my second child. Medifast worked well enough that while I was nursing, it dropped the weight and it kept me at a steady state where I wasn’t hungry and I had good success with it. But just as life gets busier and as my kids and everything is busier, it takes a lot of planning and it takes a lot of organization and being very methodical about grocery shopping and about meals, which is difficult for me, I’m finding myself needing to lose weight and would love to keep it off but that’s not where I am right now.
I started again with Medifast at the end of January and then I lost weight in February and March. About three days into eating the regimen as it was recommended, I was so hungry, got a headache and I was looking for more food. I found myself trying to drink more water and I would even add flavored water. I felt that it was really a lower calorie amount than even what my body was ready to get. The soups are not as great as I would have anticipated for them to be. And halfway through March, after I have lost that weight through stress and my mother being ill, I have put the weight back on. But it’s not the Medifast, it’s me.
I ended up doing Medifast along with a weight loss plan through the “Why”. It was a 12-week plan and we had that accountability every Monday and they wanted people to definitely be there. If they had to be out for one or two Mondays of that whole 12 weeks, it is understandable if being out had been approved ahead of time or that someone was sick or they had other things going on that they just couldn’t do the plan. So it was very helpful to do that at the same because that became my support system but it just got crazy for me. But it did help to have that support system and whenever that goes away, it just changes things.
If people feel that they can regulate a routine, not be an emotional eater or find themselves thrown off by everyone else in their household or world’s schedule, Medifast can be a great program to lose weight. But if they are distracted by being on the go and having so many irons in the fire of scheduling, work and kids, it takes much more diligence, planning and keeping themselves accountable to have it be a successful program. Also, I wish that Medifast wasn’t as expensive and that if a person was a prior customer, there was some extra discount for bars or steak, that was extended on a regular basis.
I was struggling with losing weight and nothing else was really working. I need to follow something, otherwise I'd just cheat all day. I've used Medifast before, about seven to eight years ago after I had my son, and just started it up again now. I have found that it is one of the only things that really worked well. I liked that there are more options for food than it used to be back then. I do all my ordering online, which is different than what it used to be, but I figured it out. I love Medifast's plan but I'm on a plateau right now, so it's a little frustrating. Once I get off it, I'll get going again.
A friend of mine used Medifast and it worked well for him recently. I also used it for a couple of months a couple of years ago and I started it again a month and a half ago. I was hungry and miserable for the first week and then I started to adjust and got used to it. I've been feeling good since and I have more energy. Overall, Medifast works great and it's totally inexpensive.
I require low blood sugar diet in order to lose any weight and so I chose Medifast. The first time that I used it I lost about seven pounds in the first week and that was great. But then I plateaued by the third week and never lost any other weight, which is why I initially stopped taking it. I’ve done things like the Whole30 before, and while Medifast is definitely going to help you lose weight, it’s not going to make you feel healthy or happy because it’s very processed. It’s not going to improve you through vitamins or anything like that.
I like it because it’s easy to do on the go when I'm at work. But when I go out to dinner with friends, I'm starving and I'm only allowed with really one good meal a day. I can’t have a lot of carbs so I would just have meat and veggies with my meal. It is definitely a hard thing to do and the food does not taste great. Every single food that I’ve tried has this chemical aftertaste. But it’s definitely helpful for people with diabetes or pre-diabetic like me and it's helpful to get me back on track, which is why I’ve purchased it again.
Both times I tried to buy food, I had problems and I had to do it over the phone which was a little bit annoying because it's easier if trying to do everything on the internet. But the customer service was pretty helpful, nice and knowledgeable about the questions I had. The only downfall is that since I haven't done it in a couple of months, they just dropped my discount. That sucks because if I'm going to be away for a month, it doesn’t make sense to be a recurring member who has a discount. But it's really easy to use and quick to lose weight.
I had used Medifast years ago and it was the best weight-loss method for me because it's all prescribed. It's easy to do and I've recommended it to people. I wanted to lose a few pounds, so I ordered that again. I get six to eight packets and a thing for $16, so it really works out for a dollar or two, but when buying multiple boxes at $17 upright, I'm like, "Whoa." The cost adds up but when you break it down per meal, it's not so expensive.
The first few days are the hardest. My body had to get used to the fact that it's smaller portions. My doctor even told me when I was on Medifast the first time not to do intense workouts because in the beginning, I'm cutting back on my calories. But I do CrossFit which is a very intense workout, so it's hard to stay on exactly the Medifast plan because I need a little bit more protein. So I might use the shake and put a banana in it because I'd be depleted if I didn't do that.
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