Tired of dealing with one failed diet plan after another without getting results?
Well, I’ve been you…..that is, until I found Medifast1.
Having tried almost every diet plan available to man and still not being able to look in the mirror, I was about to give up. Nutrisystem, Optifast, and even Weight Watchers, I had tried it all. However, living through my insecurities of being overweight was no longer an option.
I had grown sick of seeing the little black dress sitting in my closet, failed relationships, and not being able to visit the beach during summer. I needed an effective solution and that’s when I was introduced to Medifast1.
Why Was It Easier To Stick To Medifast1?
With Nutrisystem, snacks and meals were delivered to my home weekly but I had to supplement it with fresh foods from the supermarket. During the first month I lost about 1 to 2 pounds weekly, but sticking to the diet was more difficult than Medifast1 and Optifast mainly because I always felt hungry after eating. Like Medifast1 the meals have controlled portions and I would eat 4 times daily but I was still having cravings. Whenever I visited the supermarket for fresh foods to pair with the meals I couldn’t avoid the cookie or candy aisle. So for me the problem with Nutrisystem is that it didn’t give me the conditions that I needed to stick to the diet. I guess it boils down to your mindset and whether you’re weight conscious enough to stick with the diet.
Medifast’s diet plan was more satisfying. It allowed me to eat six times each day and even on days when I only had the chocolate shake I could control my cravings. After six months I’m still not bored with the plan because I can change between meals if I wish. Scrambled eggs, pretzels, cheese puffs, chilli, pudding, shakes, and protein bars, are some of the foods I get to eat and I’ve loss 2 to 5 pounds weekly.
Optifast and Medifast1 are a lot alike. For instance, they both offer special pre-planned meals, although the choices are somewhat different. Optifast’s diet plan roughly includes strawberry, chocolate, and French vanilla shakes; lactose-free chocolate bars; and soups, which I mainly had for dinner. My problem with sticking to the diet is that it was not as appetizing as I hoped it would be. Medifast1 has a lot more tasty meals; from the brown sugar cereal, to the chicken noodle soup, or the chocolate shake. Most of their food tastes homemade, while most of the shakes from Optifast were bland and tasteless. Sticking to Medifast has been much easier.
What Did I Dislike About Other Plans?
Most of the plans I’ve tried include reduced meals, so even Medifast took some time to adjust to. On Nutrisystem I would feel fatigued since the meals didn’t leave me feeling full but on Medifast1 and Optifast I was never lacking energy.
Aside from the tasteless food, what I hated about Optifast is that I had to make clinic visits, most of which were expensive. In fact, I had ended up spending almost $3000 plus an additional $155 weekly for my meals.
One of the main problems that I had with Nutrisystem is that the diet is not sustainable. I was enthusiastic about the meals during the first week and I lost a few pounds but then I lost interest and stopped purchasing the meals from them.
I wasn’t a big fan of hot food before Medifast1 and I experienced some digestive issues during the first week, mainly because I was eating unhealthily before I started the plan. I’m still trying to make accommodations in my apartment for the tiny boxes but otherwise I have no issues with the plan.
Was Medifast More Affordable?
The first question I get when I talk about diet plans with my friends is: how much does Medifast cost? In my experience, their diet plan is more reasonably priced than a lot of alternatives I have used. I only spent about $12 per day on meals, whereas with Nutrisystem I’d spend around $115 each week, not to mention the cost for clinic visits. Optifast may be one of the most affordable plans I’ve tried since the snacks generally cost around $3 but as mentioned earlier that’s maybe because the foods are so tasteless
If you’re still here you’ll know by now that Medifast1 is the plan I recommend. It’s not too pricey, the food is tasty enough and it gives me freedom to interchange meals so that I don’t get bored. If you’re looking for a temporary plan Nutrisystem may help and if you prefer to have consultation and monitoring Optifast is a good choice. However, if you’re looking for a diet that you can stick to for the long haul, I recommend Medifast1.