Will I lose weight on Medifast if I'm not overweight?

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My 1st question is: Will I lose weight on Medifast if I'm not overweight? Looking forward for any answer or 2. Second question of mine... I lost 7 lbs the first week and nothing in weeks 2-3..

I don't do snacks. I measure my L&G. I shy away from ANY condiments because I don't want to count them. I'm finally drinking all of that water. I'm not exercising so it's not "adding muscle" that's keeping the scale still..

So I'm thinking this plan just isn't formulated for someone petite (5'1") or for someone that only has 20-30 lbs to lose..

All of that starving and eating expensive weird tasting food out of little packages just doesn't seem worth it if the weight stops coming off at week 1!..

Comments (12)

Ye, but... you might want to make sure and wait for someone else here to confirm it as I am not quite sure. Better yet, why don't you contact the Medifast guys because they can help better...

Comment #1

I have had a stall during the 4th week, but I have 50 lbs. to loose. Today it just dropped 2 lbs., so hang in there. You just have less to loose and your body is adjusting...

Comment #2

I will have to kindly disagree... Though I realize that we all respond different to different diets. So no offense sweet Jennifer!.

This is more for others who might read this and need the encouragement!.

I started with just under 20lbs to lose. I know, I know... it's not "recommended" but I personally need the structure and ease..

I'm also petite (5'2). My start weight was 130. my goal weight is 112 (My personal ideal weight for my height/frame)..

I lose slowly (average 2lbs per week) but I started the first week of March and I've lost 13.8lbs. There is no diet, short of starving myself, I've tried in 5 years that has kept me below 120. I love Medifast!.

I think for me, hitting a state of mild ketosis made the difference. My hunger pains went away. Do I crave cheeseburgers? Heck yeah. And potato chips look like edible gold to me... but the fact I can wiggle into my skinny jeans without a little muffin top poking out the sides has been awesome! And potato chips can't make me feel that good..

I've learned portion control. I've learned to really see what goes into my body. I'm relearning to love myself physically. My skin glows from all the water I drink..

Being creative with the Medifast foods helps, too. Vanilla egg custard, oatmeal muffins, cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting....

Anyway, I totally understand that this might be for.


I'm sorry it's been hard. I do wish you all the best in finding a better solution! I really do!.

But I want to encourage other 20-30lb losers that this.


Be right for you! It's rocking my world. In a few weeks I'll be in transition, with a new, beautiful outlook on life. And in less than 3 months! Yay!.

And the win for me? I feel so beautiful. I really do..

Not because I'm a little thinner (well maybe a little) but because I'm succeeding..

Anyway, sorry for the book-long response. That's my story... and I'm sticking to it..

Comment #3

How about Fats?.

Are you drinking ATLEAST 64oz of water? You said that you are "finally" drinking the H2o... so, not sure if that means 1 day or 1 week?.

And 3 full servings of the Green part?.

If you are hungry, you should add the snack. A lot of people think that if they eat less they will lose more and most of the time it comes back that they stall or they can even gain...

Comment #4

Per the Medifast Nurse line, I was instructed to switch over to 6 and 1 because I was in the same boat as you - not losing, although I was eating the 5 and 1... for me, eating a tad more has really allowed my body to not think it's starving, and I'm dropping the weight!..

Comment #5

Medifast Nurse line? I have never in 3 years heard anyone from Medifast make this suggestion to anyone. I have seen them suggest 4&2 to increase calories, but never 6&1..

Comment #6

THANK YOU! I'm here to lose 30-40, and was a little scared by reading some other people's posts. I need structure, too, because if not I just cheat all the time. I can't wait to be able to say "I feel so beautiful" after all of this is done. This was definitely inspiring for me to read..

Comment #7

Me too. If I could just eat a little less or a little more healthy for a year, I wouldn't be here..


- Your post was beautiful and just what I needed to hear!.


- Your experience is so frustrating! I wonder what would happen if you do one more week? Whatever you decide, I hope you find what works for you!..

Comment #8

I've got 30 pounds to lose and I'm 5'3". By my ticker and weekly losses, you can see that Medifast is working. I'm not doubting you, just putting this out there for others who may be discouraged by your lack of success on this plan..

I really wish I had something to tell you, but my advice is always follow the plan, and you said you are doing that...

Comment #9

You only wanna lose 20-30 pounds so that means you wont lose every week compared to somebody like me who lost 200 pounds..

Comment #10

I wonder if the "shorties" or "petite" threads have folks who have had similar experiences tweaking the Medifast plan that worked for them. I don't think this basic plan is always right for everyone, but what exactly is the right way to switch it up to work best really varies. Hope you'll check this site for more tips, even private message some mfers near goal or in T&M that might have tips from a like experience. Best wishes, Jennifervescent!..

Comment #11

I would stick with it. The less body mass you have to begin with, and the less you have to lose, the slower it takes to shed the lbs. (someone correct me if i'm wrong).

It really is impossible to not lose weight with MF. If you don't lose for a week or two and you are on plan, I know it can be frustrating but it happens. Sometimes our bodies just like to hold on before they let it go. I'm sure there is a more complex explanation than that but that's all I got.

My suggestion is to examine your daily food log (if you have one). Do you typically eat within a certain range of the daily requirements? If it is on the low end, knock it up a bit and plan your days to be on the higher end of the ranges..

Switch it up. Sometimes that's all it takes...

Comment #12

I'm also trying to lose about 30-40 lbs. I'm 5'3. I started at 138 lbs on March 29. It's been about 4 weeks, and I slowly made it down to 130 lbs today. I agree that it will take longer, but I'm trying to be patient and stay OP. I'm hoping to reach my goal by the end of the summer, unless I get preggers..

I also have hypothyroidism. I've tried "eating healthy" and working out by doing Insanity, which had no effect on me whatsoever. Instead I was still gaining weight..

Medifast works!..

Comment #13

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.


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