When you have a weight problem and you try dieting, you try exerice and nothing happens it can be devistatingly depressing, and sometimes you resort to trying things out of desperation. For some people it's lap band surgery, for some people it's something more serious like anorexia, but for me it was trying the Medifast diet.
Now, I'm a cynical person... I don't believe in magic weight loss potions, I believe most studies about obesity are nothing but nonsense, but for some reason Medifast struck a chord with me and I'm not quite sure why. Maybe it was the advertising, or maybe it was the success videos I watched on Youtube but whatever the reason I decided to try it.
If you haven't tried it or haven't looked in to it, the plan is mostly very low calorie shakes, bars and a few snacks. You eat five of them a day and then eat something reasonable at night (they call the reasonable meal "lean and green"). Sounds easy enough right? So I bought in.
First of all the plan is VERY expensive, so if you have a money issue you should consider something else, because you really need at least a few hundred dollars to do the diet fully (with or without a Medifast coupon). If you don't care about the money then what the heck, give it a shot. I kind of regret spending so much but whatever.
So to be honest, the food is gross, but you didn't expect Bobby Flay to be personally cooking for you right? So I lived with it. The plan is really low calorie, which is part of why it's so effective, so some people would have a problem with that. Personally I felt hungry often but I got it in my head that I would be losing the wieght so I pressed on.
My first wiegh in I lost a couple pounds... not bad, I'm happy. Then a few days go by and still going strong until my girlfriend of five years decides we're through. Yep, I'm trying to lose weight in large part because of her and she smacks me with this right in the middle of everything.
Naturally since I console myself with food (a HUGE problem I have), I binge eat for days and not only give back the wieght I lost with Medifast in the first place but I add a few more pounds on top of it. So now not only have I wasted my time but I wasted my money as well, but it's not Medifast's fault... their product worked ok when I used it so I plan on doing it again in a few weeks and I will give a much better review when I do.