Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I got an decent answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could answer your Medifast question..
Are you at a healthy BMI?.
I'm stopping as soon as that BMI goes under 25..
And actually you may not need to get to a BMI of 25 if you're over 50- ask your doctor...
I will be asking the same questions myself, as I'm 44 and actually like that I look younger than I am. I am a little sad to see that my wrinkles and sags are more prominent..
My plan is to compare how I was at my lowest weight that I liked (about 120-130) and the highest weight in my skinny 20s (about 140-145) where I started being unhappy with my figure, and compare how that looks against me at 159, which is the weight I'll be at when I hit the healthy BMI for my height. If I like what I look like, aside from the loose skin issues, then I may stop there with a little pad for fluctuations. If I think I'll look better going farther, then that's what I'll do..
Now, for you specifically. I don't know what stage you are in the pictures you posted on your page, but you look AMAZINGLY YOUNG for 52 and I would love to look like you right now..
I think the sags will ease up a year or so after you've maintained at whatever weight you decide on. As for wrinkles, I just don't know! There are so many procedures today that can help that don't entail face lifts. There's Botox, there's peels... those are options I might consider. Or I might not. What are your thoughts on the non-invasive/surgical types of skin smoothing?..
My BMI is 25. Another pound or two away from Normal...
I am all for any kind of procedures, surgical or non-surgical, that can keep us looking and feeling good about ourselves! I'm going in for a little lift for the girls next month, after losing this weight they're down to my knees LOL..
As the saying goes "as you age, you can save your face or your a** but you can't save both" LOL. I'm choosing the latter and the face can be filled nicely by a talented derm/surgeon. Think Botox, Juvaderm and Radiesse...
THIS WOULD HAVE TO BE DECISION ONLY YOU could make for yourself...but congrats on the work thus far!..
Well crap. This can be such an opinionated bunch sometimes so I was expecting all kinds of different ideas. LOL. Alas, yes, it is my own decision. I'm still thinking it over. But I've lost a pound so far thinking about it this week...so it's not all bad..
Hehe. There are somethings we just can't decide for you..