When I weighed 310 pounds, I was unhealthy. I had high cholesterol and high triglycerides - both of which my doctor said were associated with being overweight.
Personally and socially, I was insecure about how I looked. Self-confidence was a problem. Physically, there were some restrictions on what I could do. I tried other plans, but they did not work well, and they did not fit my lifestyle.
I met someone employed by Medifast who gave me a great explanation of what it was. It was affordable, so my wife gave me the green light. My goals were to be a good example for my kids, and to complete a triathlon.
I saw results right away. Because I lost weight, my doctor was able to reduce my medications for high cholesterol and high triglycerides. My family and friends told me that I look fantastic!
My wife and I are closer than ever. We work out and train for races together. I can run three miles without a break. I can work out comfortably without knee or lower back pain. I can wear smaller clothes and get a better night's sleep. I'm setting a great example for my kids. I can play with my boys and feel great about myself!
Results vary. Typical weight loss on the Medifast 5 & 1 PlanŽ is 2-5 lbs per week for the first 2 weeks and 1-2 lbs per week thereafter.