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Medifast Update – Week One

As promised it has been one week since I started the Medifast program, and I’m here to update you on my results and give you my initial thoughts of the program. The first thing I wanted to touch on is the balance of the program. I have been on tried so many different programs from restricting carbs to the ice cream and beets (yes beets). I am very pleased with the balance on this program and the higher importance put on Fiber and Protein which is inline with  my personal feelings of how to eat healthy.

I am rarely hungry when following the Medifast program which basis is the 5 & 1 plan. This plan means you eat 5 Medifast meals and one Lean & Green meals. Due to my belief in less carbs at night I usually eat the Lean & Green in the evening. So far I have tried each meal of the 20 different meals I chose and I have liked some and not cared for others. I have learned how to make some of them a little better to my liking. Some of my favorites right now is the Chicken Noodle Soup and Banana Shake. My daughter loves to try each meal and is not use to be telling her no she can not share. Unfortunately due to the portion sizes being for one I’m unable to share my food with her, though I do indulge her and let her try.

There are a few new products that just came out, that I have been sent to try and I will let you know my thoughts on those soon:

I stayed on plan all week. I only had one day when I could not eat what I would have but made what I believed was the best choice. Friday we had our annual year end event in which we were served buffet style. I know I could have brought a bar and eat that but I also did not want to disrespect my employer for what they were giving us. I chose Salmon and veggies, I’m just not sure how they were cooked (so not sure of how much fat) but of all the choices this was definitely the best.

I guess in the end right choice or not I did very well. The expected weight loss for the first week on the Medifast program is (2-5 lbs). This is low for me personally for a first week. I normally lose between 5-10 lbs with quite a lot of it being water weight. There were no exceptions this week.

Starting Weight: 180.6

Week One Weight: 172.8

Total Weight Loss: 7.8 lbs

I’m extremely happy with this start, I know this is not what to expect weekly but it is always great to start off with a bang!

Medifast Coupon Codes

Medifast has some deals for you! If you use my code, SHIBLEY56, and sign up for Medifast Advantage when you order $250+, you’ll receive 56 free Medifast Meals and free shipping! You’ll receive 28 free meals with your first Medifast Advantage order and ANOTHER 28 free meals with your next order! This offer is only valid if you enroll in Medifast Advantage, and it’s limited to one per customer. It’s not valid with prior purchases, any other promotions or discounts, or for Medifast Ready-to-Drink Shakes.

Not ready to enroll in Medifast Advantage? You can use code SHIBLEY28 to receive 28 free meals with your purchase of over $250. Limit one per customer. This offer is limited to new customers only and not valid with prior purchases, Medifast Advantage, or any other promotions or discounts.

Both codes expire on 7/31/2013. See website for complete details on program and discounts. Consult your physician before beginning a weight-loss program.

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Disclaimer: I receive free product in order to evaluate and comment on my experiences on the Medifast Program. Medifast products and the Medifast Program are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. Any medical improvements noted while on the program are related to weight loss in general, and not to Medifast products or programs. All opinions are my own. You may read more of my disclosure here.

About Colleen Shibley

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  1. Woo-hoo!!! Way to go Colleen! Keep up the good work.

  2. Hey, thanks for posting the coupons Shelby! Medifast is awesome!!!

  3. Wow!!! 7.8 lbs in a week! Wtg!

  4. I think the meal you picked when you were at the event was perfect. Great job on the weight loss.

    • Thanks, it is just so hard because I swear the veggies were all shiny and could have been soaked in oil but honestly I didn’t eat all that much I really basically ate the salmon and the asparagus was good. The veggies were served cold.

  5. Wow, looks like we’re starting with the same weight and lost almsot exactly the same in week 1! 🙂 I agree on some of the foods being good and some not so good. It will be so much easier ordering next month.

    • WOW LOL you are right we are just about the same weight and loss. I’m looking forwarding to ordering next month so if I want to have a cookie everyday I can LOL. I’m afraid come that last week or so I’m going to be left with all the stuff I didn’t “love”.

  6. Stephanie says:

    Sounds like you’re off to a good start. I can’t wait to see how well you do next week!

    • Thanks girl! I’ve done it before having lost 40 lbs a couple years ago I just really want to get back to a comfortable weight again. I’m hoping it will help my aching feet too!

  7. I did not realize medifast had food as well, I thought it was just drinks.

    • Yes, much of it is in packets and you mix with water. However some like the cereals, bars, do not. Over all each packet is well balanced with about 90-110 calories and 11 grams of protein as well as Fiber.

  8. Wow, nearly eight pounds in one week?! That’s awesome. Even if it is mostly water weight that is still a great start. I just started an exercise routine and I think I gained a couple 🙂

  9. Wow, that’s great!

  10. Julie Wood says:

    Wow! Congrats! That is a lot of weight loss in one week! You should be proud of yourself! I think the meals look delicious! The macaroni and cheese looks yummy!

  11. Wow, what amazing results. I may need to give this a shot, seems like it works wonders!

  12. Way to go!

  13. That’s awesome. Way to go with starting off! This sounds like a good program and something I’ll have to share with my husband as he’s looking for something like this.

  14. WOW down almost 8 lbs in 1 WEEK thats fabulous and way better than my zumba exercises for 1 whole week

  15. Keep up the awesome work.

  16. The important thing is changing the way you eat and it seems the MediFast is helping you with a great start 🙂 Congrats!

  17. I’m glad you were happy with most of the meals. What a great first week!!

  18. the verry first start is changing the way you eat in every weight loss program

  19. Gina Brickell says:

    Wow congratulations! That is excellent! It takes a lot of willpower to stay on this type of diet which is why I have such a difficult time. There are some foods I just really really love and would have a hard time giving up. I would love to lose quite a few pounds, but just can’t get to that point! I guess at some point I’ll motivate myself enough to do it…

  20. Way to go Colleen 🙂 I think I could do this…I see that mac & cheese and it made me hopeful 🙂

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