Medifast Reviews

We have accumulated all of our Medifast reviews, both positive success stories and negative onto this page. While some reviews focus on things like the side effects or taste, others focus on cost (which can be offset by coupons). It’s important to distinguish why someone may dislike the diet in their review and really decide if those factors matter to you.

Here are what some people say about Medifast:

When you’re 22 and weigh almost 315 pounds, you have tried a few diets in your lifetime. One day, I was watching television and I caught a commercial for Medifast. I gave the number a call, several times actually, talking to the representative for more information. Then I made the best decision of my life, figuring I had nothing to lose by trying it out. I never dreamed I was on my way to being a Medifast success story. Would you believe that the scale showed results the very first week I was on it? I couldn’t, and neither could my family. They had seen me through too many unsuccessful attempts at weight loss and were amazed that I found a diet that worked and that I would be willing to stick to.

Through Medifast, I had found a comprehensive diet plan that offered a lot of different solutions for the person who needed to lose weight. And boy did I need to lose weight. I can remember how weight just continued to come off and that my mom cried the day she hugged me for the first time, with her arms going all the way around my now shrinking body.

-Tyler Synan

Being called fat or obese can be painful. It hurts. I know, I’ve been there. But I’m grateful to my doctor who talked to me straight about the how dangerous my weight was to my health. I sat there in his office, one desert away from 200 pounds, and I knew I had to commit to myself that I was actually going to do something about my weight. I had been giving myself excuses for years why the weight was “okay” and how I would lose it later. I was just lying to myself.

Counting calories and keeping track of everything I ate wasn’t for me. I knew that a plan like that was guaranteed to fail for me. One day I saw the Medifast plan advertised, I decided to give it a shot. After all, what Medifast was offering was perfect for my crazy life. No meetings. I hate meetings. The support from MyMedifast was great for me. There, I could track my weight loss and find more information and tips to keep me motivated.

The results? Would you believe that I noticed a difference my very first week on the program? I wasn’t expecting it but it happened and I was thrilled. I started the plan weighing in at a whopping 198 pounds. After just 10 weeks on Medifast, I lost 66 pounds and I now weigh 132 pounds! That is nearly a pound lost per day!! Medifast really worked for me.

I went from a size 16 to a size 8 and I am still a size 8 now! I am beyond thrilled. I can’t remember the last time I was this size. It’s just unbelievable to me, but I honestly couldn’t be happier with the way things have turned out. The look on people’s faces when they haven’t seen me for awhile never gets old. Most do a double-take and after that they won’t shut up about how great I look!

-Terese Deeth

Hi, my name is Laurie and I lost 42 pounds using the Medifast program.
I’m only 28 years old, but having two kids did a number on my body. I gained a great deal of weight and couldn’t seem to drop the extra pounds. My Aunt Brenda had used the Medifast program and succeeded in dropping her excess weight, so I decided to try it too.

In January, when I started Medifast, I weighed 182 pounds. During the first few days, I watched the numbers on the scale going down and I have never looked back.Within two months, I had dropped 42 pounds and I was having fun doing it!

I couldn’t wait to get up each morning and jump on the scale to see how much weight had disappeared. I have achieved my goal of 145 pounds and I couldn’t be happier. With the help of the Medifast program, my pants are now four sizes smaller and I get dressed each morning without feeling fat.

-Laurie Brown

I used to feel like hiding when I set foot outside in my bathing suit. I would want to shrink down to where no one would see me. Today, things are different; I can walk around the pool in a bathing suit and just feel great. My main motivation for losing weight was not wanting to be the “fat friend” anymore. I’d been overweight all my life and it made every day feel like a struggle.

To put things in perspective, my mom put me on my first diet program when I was 12. Since then, I had been on every diet known to man, and nothing seeming to work. Even if I lost a little bit of weight here and there I would quickly gain it back. This was the pattern I followed until I found Medifast.

I learned about Medifast through my in-laws. I soon found that nothing that I had previously tried was as easy and convenient as the Medifast Meals were. I was so thrilled by the way that I felt (and looked) that a few weeks after my husband and I started the program I decided to become a Take Shape For Life Health Coach so that I could help others get the results that I was getting.

-Blaine Schumacher

There are many things that can change your life. For me, it was losing 177 pounds with Medifast. Yes, you read that right. When I first began the Medifast diet plan, I weighed in at 310 pounds, wearing a size 26W dress to the scales. These days, though, I’m wearing a size 6 and weighing in at 133 pounds. The first six months on the plan, I lost 92 pounds, the rest continuing to fall off throughout the rest of the year. I have to admit, I love the way I look now and so does everyone around me.

When you’ve been as heavy as I was for so long, you have most certainly tried other diets. None worked for me for very long. I didn’t see the success early on and would become discouraged and quit. Ultimately, I’d end up gaining more weight than I lost after stopping the diet. I even got rejected for some weight loss programs because I was too overweight and the diet plan couldn’t be guaranteed to help me out. That was definitely not the case with this medifast success story. The miracle that is Medifast has helped me lose the weight and keep it off for over two years. I look awesome and I feel even better.

-Adrene Chrisian