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MARG17 Posts: 285
9/27/12 11:28 A

Not familiar with Medifast

ALGEBRAGIRL Posts: 1,925
9/27/12 11:25 A

It sound like you're halfway through the Medifast program. Why wouldn't you just finish it up and then do the 'transitioning' that Medifast recommends (I'm sure that has to be part of their plan)?

Then, once you've used their recommendations and got to some sort of maintenance level, you can still go to WW.

You mentioned the expense. Yet, you only have two weeks left, you say. That's a relatively short time. I wouldn't try to measure your success against your friends' successes. They have different bodies.

I agree WW has a diet that is easier to live with, but then, I don't know what the 'follow-up' to the Medifast plan is.

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9/27/12 10:34 A

What is an average day for you on Medifast?

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9/26/12 11:36 P

I have not personally done this... however, I think what you need to do is figure out how many calories you are eating a day on Medifast and transition using the same calorie count. That, in theory would not cause a weight gain.

WW is a great program! I have, in the past, had a great success on it. This last time around, it didn't quite work out for me, but I still think it is top notch.

You can also do Spark People for free if you don't mind counting calories :)

Best of luck to you!

LYNNTH Posts: 1
9/26/12 5:20 P

HI everyone. I joined Medifast a little over a month ago to jump start my weight loss. ( I have 2 friends who are doing Medifast also and both had lost 15-20 pounds in 6 weeks and both are now about 30 pounds down in 3 months.).

Anyway. I only wanted to lose about 15 -20 pounds. Going a bit slower for me. I am on week 5 and down about 9 pounds. I have a bit over 2 weeks left of Medifast Food. It is expensive and my plan was to just do this short term and then get in to better eating habits. So, thinking of going back to WW to try and maintain that way. ( I am a lifetime member and within goal weight so would go for free).

Medifast says you need 6 weeks to transition. I really don't want to do this for a few more months but am afraid that if I suddenly change to WW that weight I lost will come back.

Has anyone done this successfully? Would love to lose another 5-10 pounds but more importantly don't want to gain any of the weight back. Everything I read says not to do this or all my weight will come back. But to gain a pound still takes 3500 calories so unless I start eating fast food again everyday - (which I won't ). I think it can be done. Just not certain. Help!!

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