It’s pretty common knowledge at my job and within my social circle that I’m on Medifast and have been for quite a while. Over the weekend, one of my coworkers asked which store offered the best price on Medifast. I had to explain to her that this isn’t like a lot of diets that you can just pick up at your local drug store or super center. I’ll explain what I mean in the following article.
Why Medifast Isn’t Available In Stores Or In Clinics: This program used to require doctor supervision. This is no longer the case. There is free support and counseling available on the company’s website, but you no longer have to have a prescription to sign up. With that said though, you can’t just pick it up the foods at the market either. It’s not like weight watchers or optifast that you can get from your local grocer in aisle eight. And, many people confuse this program with Jenny Craig, which requires you to sign up with and get your food at a clinic.
This diet is available by the company or at a number of web sites on line. You order the food directly from the manufacturer. There is no middle man involved. I don’t know this for sure, but I believe that there is a few reasons that the company does it this way. First, I think that encouraging you to go to the website also encourages you to take advantage of the free support and resources offered. These folks seem to spend a lot of time and resources on their company site. There are countless blogs (including Genie Francis’ and Kristi Swanson’s), menus, forums, success stories, recipes, and instructions, etc.
By encouraging you to regularly visit the site to order your food, the company is betting that you’ll more likely to use the resources that they worked hard to create. And, I’m betting that they know if you make use of these tools, you’re more likely to be successful. And, if you’re successful, then you’ll keep ordering the food. So, it’s a win / win for everyone.
The Process Of Ordering Medifast Food Online: Placing an order is pretty simple. You just decide if you’re going to go with a monthly order (and which one) or if you’re going to order the food individually. Going with a package is the most economical option, but some folks will want to place a few individual orders to sample the food. If you’re going with a package, you have a few options. There are women’s, men’s, heart, and diabetic programs.
By far, the most popular, (I think) is the 5 Plus 1 Women’s package. This is the basic package which has you eating six times per day and gives you about 145 meals to work with a month. You’ll get a sampling of many of the more popular foods (shakes, bars, oatmeal, chili, soup, fruit drinks, pudding, etc.) The base price of this one is about $299, but there are always coupons.
Probably the next popular choice is the women’s momentum package. The momentum items have extra ingredients meant to boost your metabolism. Essentially, you get every thing that you would get in the 5 plus 1, but also thrown in are some metabolism boosting items (flavor infusers, lattes, cappuccinos, etc.) This one costs a little bit more, but people who like it swear that they lose more weight on it.
The final option is called “Design A Menu.” With this option, you are basically designing your own package based on which foods and flavors that you like best. This sort of allows you the flexibility of choosing individual items with the lower cost (per meal) of a monthly package.
One of the biggest advantages of going with a package is that the company is very generous with coupons and discounts for volume. On the bottom of the order page, you’ll see a blank space to enter in your promotional or coupon code. Don’t forget to do this. Entering the code will either get you lots of free food or some money off of your order.