What Is Take Shape For Life?

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Creating health, starting with weight loss

Optimal Health is a whole new approach to well-being that is based on creating health with the Take Shape For Life Program. Three unique components— your Health Coach, the Medifast 5 & 1 Plan, and the Habits of Health—create the foundation and long-term support that will guide you along your journey.

  • Start by losing up to 2 to 5 lbs per week, quickly and safely
  • Learn the Habits of Health that can create health for a lifetime
  • Become a part of a thriving Bio-Network of Clients and Health Coaches who are taking back America's health and wellness

How is Take Shape For Life different?

Take Shape For Life starts with making the decision to get healthy—now.

Achieving a healthy weight is the first step along the path to Optimal Health. The Take Shape For Life program offers you a free personal Health Coach who will guide you as you lose weight on the Medifast 5 & 1 Plan®, by using the clinically proven, doctor-recommended, portion-controlled nutrition of Medifast Meals. Along the way, your Health Coach will share with you the Habits of Health that can help you to make the choices that will allow you take charge of your health for the long term.

Reaching a healthy weight is just the beginning—there is much more to come.

The Path to a Longer, Healthier Life

Take Shape For Life really is "for life." We offer much more than just fast, safe, effective weight loss; it's your key to better health. Through the Habits of Health, you learn a healthier way of living. You also get the continuing advantage of personalized one-on-one coaching from a Health Coach, who can keep you on course to help you achieve the results you desire.

Choose Optimal Health today, and become a part of the Take Shape For Life Bio-Network and the thriving, vibrant, grassroots movement of Health Coaches, Health Professionals, and Clients who are redefining the path to health and well-being.

The Solution

Take Shape For Life is a company committed to taking back America's health, one person at a time, through:

  • High-quality, portion-controlled nutrition with Medifast Meals
  • Free one-on-one support from a Health Coach
  • Learning The Habits of Health that help you achieve long-term Optimal Health
  • The infrastructure of an ethical, financially sound, publicly traded company (NYSE: MED)
  • The ongoing support of the Bio-Network—a community of doctors, nurses, dietitians, and other health professionals, along with Health Coaches—who are working together, sharing information, and inspiration with one another
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Dr. Andersen explains the benefits of Take Shape For Life.

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Medifast makes no claim that these results are representative of all participants on the Medifast Program. Medifast recommends you consult with a physician before starting a weight-loss program. Individual results will vary. Fullness Index is a satiety calculation based on a food’s fiber, protein, and calorie content. The equation is: (grams of protein per serving + grams of fiber per serving) x 100, divided by number of calories per serving. The higher the number, the more fullness is derived from each calorie. Medifast has been recommended by more than 20,000 doctors since 1980.

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