Medifast Flex: The Plan, The Pros & Cons

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This post was sponsored by Medifast. All throughts and opinions are my own. Affiliate links may be included.

I’m at the end of my Medifast Flex journey but I realize that the end is really just the beginning for me. My personal health goal is to be in the best shape of my life – mentally, physically, spiritually – by the time I’m 40. I’m giving myself a 2 ½ year head start. 🙂

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That said, I’ll be transitioning off the Medifast Flex Plan and moving back into a normal, but still healthy, eating plan that will continue to help me maintain my weight loss from the Medifast program. Participating in the Medifast program sponsorship and experience has been invaluable for me and I believe it has taught me a lot about how I face cravings, deal with hunger and look at eating overall.

A full overview of the program, and its pros and cons, is below.

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How It Works

On Medifast Flex you eat six times per day. Four of your meals are Medifast meals and two of the meals are defined as Lean & Green meals that you make yourself.  You can read more about how Medifast views Lean & Green Meals here. In addition to the meals you can have one healthy snack with your meals.

The plan is based off a 1,100 – 1,300 calorie per day diet and the Medifast Meals are all fortified with more than 24 vitamins and minerals.

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Plan Pros

The Plan

The plan itself is a pro. Everything is thought out and portioned for you so you have to put very little work into actually following it. Medifast makes it so easy! They have everything on one form and it helps you to see it all in one spot so you can plan out your meals for the month. It’s easy to understand and easy to follow.

The Convenience

Since the plan is so well thought out, it is convenient. If you’re someone who doesn’t like to cook or finds it difficult to make a decent lunch or grab healthy snacks, this provides an easy way to keep on living your life while you’re dieting. Additionally, the ordering process was easy and I thought the food as delivered quickly.

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Wide Selection of Food

I appreciated the selection of food available on the Medifast Flex plan. There was a range of options for breakfast, lunches, dinners and snacks. They even have dessert options on the plan so you can still feel like you get to enjoy something sweet. You can read about my favorite foods on the plan here.

Easy To Prepare

Everything on the plan is simple to prepare. It comes prepackaged and most of the time there are instructions on the individual packages. You usually make the mixes with water and a microwave so there isn’t any prep time or a lot of work that goes into making a meal. I found that somewhat freeing, especially at lunch time. For some of the desserts and shakes you will need a blender.

It’s Effective

This is the biggest pro on the plan. Everyone wants a diet plan that will work and this one will work if you follow it and are true to yourself. You can lose stubborn weight on the plan, kick-start your weight loss goals and maintain a continued loss by following the plan.

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Plan Cons

Fresh Foods

The Medifast food comes prepackaged and you prepare everything from those packages. The dinner-like meals come packaged similar to any microwaveable meals you might buy at the store. For me, this was the largest con on the plan. I just really missed having fresh foods.

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts I would often have a piece of fruit with a meal or coupled with the snacks on the plan. One healthy snack, like an apple, is allowed. However, I would often eat three or four pieces of fruit throughout the day to supplement my meals, especially after I would run. This helped me feel like I was still able to enjoy fresh foods.

Missing Dairy

There isn’t any dairy on the plan. I’m a dairy lover so for me this was really difficult. As mentioned, most of the mixes on the plan are made with water and I just enjoy a creamier taste. (Who doesn’t, right?) That said, I would often use unsweetened almond milk in the mixes for the shakes and some of the baked goods. I enjoyed the taste more this way and it tricked my brain into thinking I was getting something a little creamier.

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Would I Do It Again?

For me, this was a short-term plan. Most people who go on Medifast plans go on them for a longer period of time versus my three-ish months. However, if I had more weight to lose, I would do the plan again. I was close to my goal weight before starting Medifast with just about 10 pounds left to lose.

For anyone looking to lose a large amount of weight, for people who don’t like to cook or have trouble finding the right foods to cook when dieting, this plan is for you. It’s easy, it’s convenient and if you follow it you will see results.

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  1. I can see positive results from your photos. And it’s great that you shared not just the pros but the cons of this program. That’ll help people decide on which diet programs to try.

  2. I like that it’s easy to incorporate in your lifestyle and that you can follow it without fail because there’s already a menu setup. It’s definitely perfect especially if you’re already working out. I love the results!

  3. This is very helpful. Sometimes reviews pretend there’s no downside to anything, but obviously there is or everyone would always eat that way. 🙂 I’m impressed you managed to do it!

  4. The results look amazing. I loved reading the previous post about the types of foods etc. I think it is very important that we all change the way we think about food. I like that you will be incorporating the things that you have learned into your everyday lifestyle. Best of Luck

  5. Reviews like this are helpful to see the ins and outs of diet plans. I personally practice intuitive eating and take a non-diet approach when working with clients, but they often mention weight loss programs I’ve never heard of before. This was one, so it’s good insight to learn what the plan involves

  6. I haven’t heard of this plan before. You can def. see your results though. Thank you for sharing, I will have to look into this!

  7. I think that you did an amazing job with the medifast plan you look fantastic and thank you for honestly relaying the pros and cons. Shame there was no dairy but it is good that they have a big selection of foods though!

  8. I agree with you, I would miss fresh foods. I am not a fan of prepackaged foods at all. I do however like the not needing to think too much about what to eat aspect though. Thank you for sharing your review.

  9. Medifast sounds amazing! I have to say I have not heard of this product until now so I am glad I came across your post. I appreciate your transparency and honesty. It shows that you are a credible blogger! Sharing this with friends 🙂

  10. This sounds like a pretty great plan! I also love that for you, it’s part of a bigger plan, to use the next few years to get in the best shape of your life. That’s amazing forethought, and I wish you the best of luck!!

  11. I love that you did a pro and con list. I would not be able to do this purely because of the lack of fresh food and that would not be enough calories for me. But it’s great seeing it laid out because I wouldn’t have known that.

  12. I’ve tried plans like these before and I too have missed the fresh foods aspect. The convenience is nice but it’s also nice to make foods from scratch. I think this is a great short-term solution or helpful for anyone who doesn’t cook.

  13. Your progress is definitely noticeable. Excellent job sticking to the plan! I personally have a tough time with consistency but this looks like something I could do.


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