Eating healthy for life
One reason for regaining weight after losing it is that we underestimate how many calories we take in and how many calories we burn during the day.
During the weight-loss phase, the Medifast 5 & 1 Plan helps you easily control your caloric intake with low-calorie Medifast Meals. You’ll learn to focus on meals that are low-calorie and high in quality protein, have a low glycemic index, and include healthy fats. In Maintenance, you’ll learn to take charge of your caloric intake so that the weight stays off.
When designing the Take Shape For Life Program, Co-founder Dr. Wayne Scott Andersen studied the habits of people who had lost significant weight and kept it off. His search led him to the National Weight Control Registry, whose “masters of weight loss” helped him isolate the six core behaviors of the BeSlim lifestyle:
L: Low-fat meals five to six times a day
I: Individual plan
Preparing for Transition
Once you’ve reached a healthy weight, it’s time for the Transition phase, during which you will gradually re-incorporate low-fat dairy, whole grains, fruits, and higher-carbohydrate vegetables into your diet.
Setting the stage for a lifetime of healthier eating
By emphasizing healthy, natural food choices, you can cultivate new, healthier palates. And with the support of your Health Coach, you can learn to control your appetite indefinitely and make better choices for the rest of your life.