Your Individual Needs
The word “you” appears throughout this website for a reason. That’s because the key to Medifast’s sustained success is providing each client with a customized approach to losing weight. If YOU are ready to lose weight, the time to start is now.
Getting to Know You
On your first visit, you’ll meet with a professional who’s sincerely interested in you and helping you succeed in regaining control of your weight and your life. Many of Medifast’s Weight-Loss Consultants have been in your shoes, facing the same challenges you’re facing. You’ll discuss your history, your situation, your issues, and your goals. This not only lets your Weight-Loss Consultant to get to know you and determine which path will be best for you to follow, but gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you have about Medifast. We want you to be completely comfortable with your Weight-Loss Consultant and informed about Medifast before you get started.
Body Scan/Body Composition Analysis
Medifast goes well beyond Body Mass Index (BMI) when assessing your body, because BMI is an imperfect tool. To get a true understanding of your state of health and weight—and to accurately measure results—we use more in-depth analysis with InBody®.
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 (identifies dehydration and swelling)
- Muscle development in arms, trunk, and legs
InBody provides an accurate assessment of your unique make-up, 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.
Why InBody Over BMI?
BMI measures the relationship between your weight and height, but can be misleading because it does not take into consideration the person’s body composition – specifically muscle versus fat. A muscular person can have a BMI that indicates they are overweight, despite being perfectly healthy. BMI also lacks accuracy for seniors with less muscle mass and for people less than 5-feet tall. BMI should not be used to assess a child’s weight because the appropriate weight for a child varies greatly by age
To use the following charts in finding your BMI, take your height on the left column and your weight
on the top row. The intersection of these columns is your estimated BMI.