From Weight Loss to Healthier Life
Take Shape For Life has the answers to the obesity crisis that is sweeping our nation.
Over two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese. And 85% of those who lose weight through dieting gain it back—sometimes with added pounds.
Being overweight, sick, and tired is expensive. And the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer related to obesity is all too real. Missed work, doctor visits, high-priced prescriptions, and lost opportunities are keeping too many Americans in a vicious circle.
Take Shape For Life is not a short-term solution for obesity or a quick-fix diet. It is a thoughtful, doctor-developed, long-term program for healthier living, and reaching a healthy weight is just the first step.
Your personal Health Coach will teach you how to live the BeSlim® lifestyle and guide you as you learn the habits and techniques you will need to support lasting change and improved health.
Habits that create health
Take Shape For Life starts with healthy weight loss using Medifast Meals and the Medifast 5 & 1 Plan®. But that’s just the beginning. Our Health Coaches guide their Clients along the path to Optimal Health with the Habits of Health—small, simple changes that, when repeated day after day, can create a future of better health, lowered disease risk, and overall increased well-being.
The health care system that isn’t
“Our current health care system is not about health, it’s not caring, and it’s not a system,” explains one Take Shape For Life Health Professional Health Coach.
Today’s doctors are wrapped up in the red tape of managed care, and they can do little for the obese patient who’s stuck in unhealthy habits and getting sicker. Too many doctors are trained and paid to react to disease and prescribe medications, not to create health and prevent illness from happening in the first place.
The Habits of Health focus on the building blocks of good health—proper nutrition, adequate sleep, regular exercise, and stress reduction—freeing you from an inevitable downward spiral of failing health, more prescriptions, and, even more important, the false notion that a better life isn’t possible.
Improving your health through nutrition
When you begin the program, your Health Coach will help you get started on the Medifast 5 & 1 Plan. The five Medifast Meals you need each day are low in calories, have a low glycemic index, and are scientifically formulated with an optimal balance of protein, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
Medifast Meals are designed to help you lose weight quickly and safely while feeling full and satisfied and getting all the nutrition your body needs.
The ultimate goal is to reach a healthy BMI, as it will cut the risk for dangerous diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. You’ll also free yourself from the stress and exhaustion of chronic, preventable bad health. You may even save money: As you get to a healthy weight, your doctor may be able to cut back or eliminate some of your medications.
Medifast and the Medifast 5 & 1 Plan have been proven safe and effective in clinical studies.