When I was initially and very noticeably having a good deal of success on Medifast, people would sometimes ask me if I had any secrets to share. It was almost as if they thought I cut corners or ate less than I was supposed to exercised excessively. None of these things were true.
I recently heard from someone who said: “I see all these before and after photos of people who have lost a lot of weight on Medifast and they make it look easy. What is their secret to really making it work? Because I’ve never had a diet work for me that way and I doubt if it’s even possible.”
To be quite honest, there’s no deep secret. And the success stories that you usually see worked hard for results that came over time instead of over night. When you begin to think that there are secrets to any diet, you start to believe that people either know something you don’t or that they posses something that you do not. Neither of these are true either. With that said, I can offer you some tips that may make approaching this diet easier and less intimidating, which I will do below.
Know That You Probably Already Possess Everything You Need To Make Medifast Work: I can’t tell you how many people tell me that they will start the diet at a more opportune time. They’ll say they have a stressful month or the holidays are coming up. They’ll admit that they are waiting to make a new years resolution or are looking at their calendar for a time where the coast is clear.
The thing is, a completely free calendar and stress free life is a lot to ask for most people. And if you are waiting for the perfect time to start a diet, that time may not come. Vow to do just good enough. You don’t need to perfect to lose weight on this diet. You just need to be consistent.
You also don’t need to think that you need super human will power or the ability to starve yourself or understand complicated directions. They send you everything you need with your package including lengthy directions and your food. You also have access to free counseling and resources if you want or need them.
Also, you don’t need to buy special foods for your lean and green meals. Simple foods with good recipes will get the job done. Nor do you need to buy expensive work out equipment. A pair of tennis shoes will do the trick. Keep things simple and know that you probably already have what you need.
Don’t feel intimated or that you need any special knowledge, willpower, or equipment or foods. You truly don’t. Don’t over think it or make it more complicated than it is and take it day by day.
Don’t Think You Have To Be Perfect To Succeed: Sometimes people admit to me that when they look at all of the Medifast success stories, they feel intimated or they imagine themselves as failures before they even start. They think things like “that could never happen to me.” Or “I’m not as confident as they are.”
Here’s a secret if you want to call it that. Not every one who has a good deal of success on Medifast fully believes in it at first. Many just decide to give it a fair and lengthy try to see what happens. People also envision that the successful dieters on Medifast never cheat and never get hungry. This isn’t true either. I suspect that nearly every one cheats. But the difference between the cheaters who let the cheating derail them and those that go on to be successful is that the successful ones understand that tomorrow is another day. They understand that even a day of cheating a little on Medifast is better than a day of eating anything you want with wild abandon. Small changes and momentum can make a huge difference. When you cheat, just vow to do better tomorrow and move on.
The Real Secret (If There Is One) To Medifast: Actually, I don’t think that there’s any real secret. I think the key is good old fashioned common sense. Success lies with sticking with it. This diet creates a calorie deficit and a ketosis state to help people lose weight. So as long as you eat the foods that are sent and use reasonably good judgment with your lean and green meals, you really should get some decent results.
Until you get the results that you want, you just keep right on going. In this way, those lost pounds per week quickly becomes 10 pounds, 20 pounds, 50 pounds and more over time. But you can’t win if you don’t play. And you can’t get back in the game (when you cheat) if you stop playing. It really is that simple. The truly successful dieters just keep going until they have reached their weight loss goal. And they take it day by day.