“I’ve struggled with weight my whole life. Now, I’m not ridiculously obese, but I’m also not where I want to be. Then there’s my wife, Spencer. She just had a baby back in October. Put those 2 together and couple that with the fact that neither of us want to workout and you’ve got a recipe for being overweight. We both HAD been eating terribly to boot. That WAS before Medifast. We ate badly and we ate too much. Medifast has changed our mentality and approach to food. We now know we need to eat to get to the next meal and that’s engrained in our brains. We don’t need to eat to the point of being stuffed! We watch nutritional facts, when we aren’t eating the Medifast meals and snacks. In fact, we even fell off the wagon a bit. Kind of went off plan for a weekend and maybe a few lingering days…..and guess what?! STILL LOST WEIGHT! That’s because Medifast has changed our eating lifestyle.
I’ve lost 22 POUNDS since we started. Spencer has lost around 13 pounds, but more importantly, she’s dropped 16 inches total off of her body and she feels SO much better about herself. I can see it in her attitude. She has more confidence and is happier.
Lastly, we have more energy because of all this change. I used to sleep for 8 solid hours before our baby came and I was still always tired. Now, with baby, I’m lucky to get 6 and yet I’m able to be awake and function all day and night.
ALL of this can be attributed to Medifast. We’re so thankful and hope to spread the word to anyone and everyone who will listen.”
“I was impressed with the rapid rate at which this weight loss curriculum removes the excess poundage. The Minnetonka staff was very friendly and personal with the folks. I have recommended your program to quite a few people.”
“I feel I had success in losing 38 lbs (my goal) using the Medifast Plan because of 3 factors:
1. Great healthy and nutritional food plan
2. The GREAT STAFF who were so encouraging and knowledgeable and
3. The empowering feeling I learned over being in Control of my decisions in making Good food choices.
I’m sure the third reason was totally because of the first two !!!! THANK YOU MEDIFAST PLAN, AND STAFF!”
“I have had many ups & downs with life stresses and tragedies, gained weight and was not feeling good about myself. I had always put others first. Last January, I made up my mind to do something about the weight. I met with Jackie and felt a weight lift, she was compassionate and caring. Within the first two weeks of starting Medifast I could see results. One of my dreams/goals has been to go surfing. On April 12, 2010, I took a lesson and was surfing in Maui. It was exhilarating!! I felt such a sense of accomplishment…and it was a huge boost to my confidence. I could not have done it without Jackie & the awesome staff at Medifast-Minnetonka. They are a great bunch of ladies that motivate, empower and support you every time you walk thru their door.”
“I became depressed about my weight and couldn’t seem to get it under control. I decided I wanted to do something that would get me started and show quick results, keep me accountable, and most importantly was SAFE. I did a lot of research online including exploring Medifast which I had heard about on WCCO radio.
“I set my goal at 30 some pounds and lost that in 3 months. I switched to stabilization and increased my exercise level and lost about 20 more for a total of 50 pounds. I feel dramatically better, I no longer need blood pressure medication, and my knees no longer bother me. I am much, much happier with how I look and how I feel and am very proud of making my health a priority in my life.
This program is easy. There are enough food choices to keep it interesting and the staff provides helpful suggestions and guidance during each weekly appointment. I highly recommend Medifast as an easy, effective, safe way to lose weight!”
“I want to thank Medifast for helping me lose 20 plus pounds. The fact that I could lose this weight quickly was very important to me. Was it easy? It takes work. I can honestly say the food was very filling and I was not hungry…but …it still takes discipline to say no to tempting food and to look at the reasons behind why we eat the way we do. What triggers make us fall back into old patterns? How can we make healthy food be fun and filling food? All of my questions were addressed by very knowledgeable and helpful counselors who become your friends as you see them on a weekly basis and journey together. This program was successful for me and I have been able to keep the weight off and enjoy being healthy.”
“This changed my life. I am more active, healthy and have improved my quality of life. My life has just begun and I’m ready to live it!”
“I’ve lost 38 lbs and am enjoying many benefits of reaching my goal weight. Running is enjoyable again. Strength training is easier because my body fat is down and muscle mass is up. I feel so much better with a boost in overall confidence. One pleasant surprise that I want to pass along is how inspired I feel. I am an illustrator and photographer and lately I’ve been on a “creative tear”. Every creative project I touch seems to turn to gold. I didn’t expect that but I know it’s directly related to my weight loss.
While it is true that I did the work, the nutrition info and direction that I received from everyone was the key to my weight loss. I always felt encouraged and enthusiastic after each visit.
Thanks again for all your advice, expertise and encouragement.”
“After trying a number of diets and various weight loss programs, I went to Medifast and met with a Medifast team member who was wonderful! I joined and within 2 days of starting the program had more energy and felt better than I had in years. I quickly met my goal of losing 20 pounds. It was by far the easiest weight loss program I have ever done, and it will be the last. I have maintained this weight and actually even lost an extra 5 pounds. The best things about Medifast is that you are not hungry, it is easy, increased energy, you are eating all day long, everyone at the clinic is fabulous and so supportive as well as so excited about every pound lost! I have for the first time , with the help of the staff at Medifast , learned how and what to eat, and how to maintain a healthy weight & lifestyle. Now that I am on the maintenance phase, my only complaint is that there is so much food to eat everyday and all the money I have spent on new clothes!! I would highly recommend this program to anyone struggling with weight loss and if you are committed you will lose the weight and lose it fast!”
“It’s so much easier to do the things I enjoy like gardening and cooking for groups off 100+ at church. I have so much more energy. I exercise regularly and it makes me feel good about myself and what I can accomplish!
I could not have accomplished this without the caring encouragement and knowledge of Andrea, Jackie and the rest of the Minnetonka team. I also, made some new friends through visiting with other participants. How cool is that?”
“I walked into Medifast thinking this would be another program I would fail at! NOT THIS TIME! I lost 9 lbs. my first week! I had success week after week. I saw the pounds drop off and I was so encouraged by the staff and the results I saw. I have so much energy and I feel I am living life and not watching life go by! I feel like the sky’s the limit with my new found health and energy. Every day is a great day thanks to Medifast!”
“At age 67, I had pretty much given up on losing the extra pounds I had been carrying around for over 20 years. I had tried several things. As a kind of last ditch effort, I decided to try Medifast. Four months later I had lost over 55 pounds. It is now 6 months after losing the weight, and I still have kept it off. I am very happy about this.”
“My experience on the Medifast program has been nothing short of EMPOWERING. I chose the Medifast program as my weight loss partner because the program offered the one on one support I knew I needed. I also knew from previous experience that the longer maintenance phase Medifast offered (52 weeks) would be key for my success.
My ultimate goal was to improve my health, which I absolutely accomplished. I am no longer at risk for Type 2 Diabetes and my high blood pressure is under control. As a bonus, I increased my energy levels and feel back in control of my life.
My most memorial moment was the day I measured a 12” loss…it felt incredible!!!I found the program easy to follow. I was never hungry. I am now a reformed “grazer” and pretty darn charged up about it.
I am extremely thankful to all of the staff at the Medifast center…you’ve given me the tools, and even more importantly, the confidence to move forward with my life as a healthier person.”
“I never spent money on my nails, buy tons of jewelry, gamble, ect. so THIS is what I did for ME & I AM worth it!!! I feel like 28 again, can run with the wind and even buckle my sandals again (Before I could not bend over with my belly in the way to reach!)
Yes, I did Medifast.
I heard on lots of talk shows ie. WCCO, 107.1 with Ian and Margie ect. of this program
I sat on the fence for months…then decided to check it out. It appeared it was working for “regular” people vs. the “stars” you see on TV, which don’t impress me much. I was hitting rock bottom with my health issues and my self esteem.
As the Roseville location was only 10 minutes away from my work, this was another great plus for me.
Gina, the manager interviewed me after I filled out the forms. This is Doctor oriented, so they need to know your medical history somewhat to make sure they use the right plan for you.
Gina could see I was miserable and she just explained the program, no PUSH on her end. But one question she asked sticks with me still 2 years later. That was, “When will you jump off the fence?” I love her for that, as I need to be told this “tough love” that I felt no friends or relatives would ever do this for me.
Yes, the food was great ie, brownies, cookies, soups, bars, breakfast pancakes, oatmeal ect. (a few you may not care for), and it’s super easy to do!
They lean you off their food after a while when you reach your goal weight (YOU decide that goal). Then, they show you HOW to eat regular, healthy foods. (Yes, even in restaurant, ect.)
As far as price? It’s individually geared towards each individual. I was a bit surprised when she told me the price at the end. BUT I just thought to myself…”AM I WORTH IT?”
I figured this. How much is it going to cost me in Medical expense with my cholesterol through the roof, knee issues from carrying too much weight, and baggy smock shirts I have to wear? Even though I know my husband loves me I wanted to be “sexy” for him again. It’s a win/win for me!”
“I love this program! I weighed 197.6 lbs and was very uncomfortable about my weight. My self esteem was at an ultimate low. I’ve lost 57.3 lbs and feel wonderful. What a world of difference! This is the easiest diet program I’ve ever done and it actually works! My doctor was able to take me off 3 prescription medications as well!”
“I had reached a point in my life where I knew I had to make a change. I was at my heaviest weight and I hated the way I looked. Medifast helped me attain my weight loss goal and is teaching me how to eat so I maintain my new weight. My self confidence has returned and I feel great! Thank you, Medifast!”
“I love my new body so much that I promised myself that I am going to keep it!”
“I would recommend Medifast to anyone who is serious about maintaining their weight for the long haul.”
“I reached my goal quickly and credit my success to my determination and the support of the ladies in Woodbury; they are like having my own cheerleading squad.”
“I can honestly say that my counselors have had a HUGE role in my success! I feel like they have become friends and that they really care. It’s not just a job to them; they really want you to succeed.”
“The first week after my weigh in I went to my car and cried, I finally had lost weight and I continued to lose weight week after week.”
“My outlook on food and nutrition has been overhauled and I am making better choices which benefit my whole family! Medifast has an amazing program; I would recommend it to anyone struggling with their weight.”
“Medifast has been the best thing that has happened to me in many ways. The ladies encouraged me, listened to me and guided me. I couldn’t have done it without their support. Medifast works!”
Coon Rapids, MN
“I have tried several different programs, and none provided the results of Medifast. The meals they provide are very good, and I enjoy being able to make some of my own meals with the food I enjoy.”
“When I first stepped into the Medifast office I was thinking ‘Well, here goes yet another try at losing weight’. I was not happy with myself- hurting physically and desperate to lose weight. Once on the program, I found it easy to follow, saw great results, and actually looked forward to my weekly weigh-ins. Now here I am- happy, self-confident, and healthy. Since here losing my weight, I have met the love of my life and together we watch our weight and support one another in maintaining our weight.”
“I retired in January of 2011 and I continued to gain weight and my metabolism slowed down. I was eating all of my trigger foods and not exercising like I should. I have tried other weight-loss programs through the years and had trouble keeping the weight off. My husband and I saw Medifast advertised on television and decided when the Medifast Weight Center came to Rochester, MN we would find out more about the program and join it. The Medifast program was easy to follow. Medifast provided five small meals a day and one lean and green meal, which included cooked protein and low carb vegetables at home. The meals were rich in vitamins and, calcium and soy protein. I steadily lost two to three pounds a week and grew more confident with myself. The Medifast counselors were positive, encouraging and supportive to me each week. Thanks to Medifast I have lost thirty-five pounds and I look and feel great.”
“Over the years, I have struggled with weight gain, high blood pressure, and increased levels of cholesterol. I have tried many times to eat well and exercise, but there were always too many food distractions. One of the advantages of the Medifast plan is that it is easy to follow. The program is very structured. Medifast provides five meals a day and you are allowed to mix it with a lean and green meal at home. The program worked fast for me and it is medically proven to be nutritiously balanced. The weekly consultations with the counselors were a huge help in the weight loss program. The counselors were very supportive, positive and encouraging. Thanks to Medifast I have lost over fifty pounds, the cholesterol and blood pressure levels are down, and I feel healthier.”
St. Cloud, MN
“I joined Medifast because I was looking for help, I had some health issues and the more I tried to lose weight on my own the higher the numbers on the scale got. I lost my Father when he was only 72 years old, and even though he had several issues they listed his main cause of death as being Morbidly Obese. One day my husband was watching me try to walk with my bad knee and way too overweight and he said, “if you keep this up, you are going to be just like your dad!” Well I started to cry, and even though it hurt to hear him say that, I had thought it many times myself. I knew I needed help, I had seen a few Medifast commercials on TV and Medifast was new in our area, I thought what the heck, I’d check it out. It was by far the best decision I have ever made. It was so easy, I lost weight fast, I felt great, and I had super support from the staff. I now have 75 pounds off; I love to go clothes shopping. My knee has improved and most of all I am HAPPY! When I look in the mirror I like the girl I see!! I would recommend the Medifast program to everyone. I wish it would have been around for my dad, maybe he would still be with us.”
“When I would look at my reflection in the mirror or look at pictures with my family I didn’t like looking at myself. I would find myself always taking the pictures and never wanting to be a part of them. Struggling with weight problems after getting married and having two cesarean sections I continued to gain weight. Both my husband and I kept gaining and watching ourselves get bigger. We could tell our weight was getting in the way of our happiness.
What really made me step up to the plate and take control of my weight, was my health. I had consistent pain in my knees and little energy. My cholesterol was out of control and the doctor wanted to put me on medicine at the age of 40. By the end of the work day I had little to no energy to spend with my children.
So I decided to get serious about my weight loss. I had tried many diets and programs in the past but having to keep track of calories, fats and what I ate was time consuming and frustrating. I never stuck to one program for long. I always got tired of going to meetings with large crowds, standing on a scale with other people around and not feeling like I got the one on one attention. I also never felt like I knew the programs well enough because they were just too complicated. I was always guessing what I could and couldn’t eat.
After seeing a couple I knew from my kids swim club and thinking to myself how wonderful they looked, I decided to research about Medifast. I found that the program was a safe and effective way to lose weight. I told my husband for my birthday on February 13th 2012 I didn’t want anything else but to meet with a counselor and maybe start the program. He was so supportive and he knew it was time for both of us to do something. On my birthday he gave me a print out of the Medifast website and told me to call. He gave me one week or his offer expired!! I called the next day and was at my first visit on February 18th. I was very impressed with the knowledge of the counselors and they were so supportive in my journey. I shed tears throughout our meeting because I was so relieved to finally have made the decision to better myself. After looking at my In Body scan I knew I was signing up today, it just made me sick to think I had let myself go for so long. I decided within that hour to sign up and put myself first for once.
After returning home with my contract in hand and my food in my new Medifast bag, I was very nervous to start. I told my husband all about the program and he was also impressed. He tried some of my food and we were very surprised that it had great flavor. After his first taste of the bar he decided to do the program with me. It has made my journey so much easier to have his support and to have him eating the same foods I was.
I lost seven pounds in my first week, I was hooked on the program and knew this was going to work. I averaged about 3 pounds a week. From February 2012 to October 2012, I have lost over 68 pounds and over 52 inches before hitting my goal! My husband lost 105 pounds and was past his goal. I went from wearing a pant size 20 to a size 8/10. In my shirts I went from a 1X to a small/medium. My last In Body scan after making my goal brought tears to my eyes again. But this time it was tears of joy. I was no longer in the overweight category and best of all my BMI was “normal”! I have not felt normal for 15 years!!
Most importantly, my knees no longer hurt, I can’t believe how much energy I have and my cholesterol has gone down. When I went into the doctor she could not believe what I had accomplished and was so proud of me. Speaking of proud my family and friends have been 100% behind me and supporting me throughout my journey. I receive so many compliments from all my family, friends and co-workers. Between my husband and I people mistake us for another couple, they have to look twice. I can tell my confidence has gone way up. After buying new clothes and donating all my old clothes I am dressing better and love getting up in the morning and picking out my new skinny outfit. I have many friends and family who have started Medifast since they saw that it worked for me!”