Hi Patti, in general this board is a place for people following the Spark program (i.e. making a lifestyle change that involves learning how to sustainably lose weight and keep it off safely, while incorporating exercise and eating at least 1200 calories) and we generally do not support extreme diets that have people eating less than 1200 calories or other methods that are potentially unsafe unless directed to do so by their doctor.
The Medifast and Spark programs are directly at odds with each other and the other poster was simply suggesting that if you want encouragement on your particular program, you will more certainly get it through Medifast. You're welcome to stay and learn about what we're doing, but it is not necessarily an open board for everyone "regardless what they do" - it's a Spark board. We will always encourage eating whole foods, at least 1200 calories (and more), and avoiding supplements and programs that make one lose more weight in their wallet than on their person.
Do something everyday that your future self will thank you for.
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