Trinity is offering our patients another great wellness/weight management opportunity. The program is called Medifast – specifically the Take Shape For Life program.
Medifast is a portion-controlled, nutritionally-balanced, and clinically proven program that helps people lose weight faster and more effectively than traditional diet plans. One of the huge benefits is its simplicity. Medifast Meals come in individual packets that you mix with water and microwave or refrigerate, and are available in a wide variety of foods and flavors, including shakes, soups, stew, chili, oatmeal, scrambled eggs, fruit drinks, iced teas, hot beverages, bars, puddings, and even pretzel sticks. Overall, the program will help our patients lose weight while learning to eat healthier. The average weight loss is 2-5 pounds per week. Medifast is for anybody looking to lose weight; the program also has specially tailored programs to meet the needs of diabetics, seniors, teens, and people with gout or on anticoagulants. While our patients are on this program, they’re progress will be monitored on a monthly basis by their physician.
There are many meal replacement programs on the market right now but Medifast is the best. The typical program consists of five Medifast replacement meals of your choosing. Each is portable, quick, and convenient. One meal a day will be planned and made by you from regular, grocery store bought food. The guidelines are clear and simple. This allows for participants to begin to learn how to prepare and plan meals on their own. The system generates an appropriate carbohydrate intake throughout the day that is key to stimulate lasting weight loss. Many other programs only count calories which leads to high carbohydrate intake and poor sustained weight loss. Over time participants see great health benefits and learn to continue the plan through regular foods.
Medifast costs about $10/day. The average American spends $16/day on food (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2006 Consumer Expenditure Survey). Most people find the cost of Medifast comparable to what they’re already spending on food. There are also ways that we can help our patients save money through different discounts.
We have a personalized website set up for our patients to access. On the website, the patients can learn more about Medifast, enroll (free of charge— no membership fees, etc), order their meals, and utilize numerous health tools to help them during their weight loss journey.
Login and sign up today. Come in and talk with your physician or one of the nutritional counselors for more information.