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is the medfast weight loss program a healthy approach to dieting?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
Another program: Weight loss program works provided it fits your personality and medical issues. All weight loss program works to a certain extent but the ongoing lifestyle management and stress management is upto you.
Answered on Jul 28, 2014
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Dr. Scott Mitchell
22 years experience Bariatrics
Remember to keep that weight off it is essential to significantly increase your activity level. Nobody is going to diet forever and nobody should, so to lose weight and successfully keep it off you must increase your activity level and boost your baseline metabolism.
Sep 17, 2012
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: I'm sorry if i step on toes, but i've seen this program charge too much money for extremely inconsistent long term results, and a few times have seen dangerous issues overlooked in what is supposedly medically supervised program. I make no money from weight watchers, but I have seen them get the most consistent long term results.
Answered on Sep 28, 2015
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Dr. Linda Everett
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Meal replacements: Medifast is a healthy approach to weight loss if you follow it as directed. Studies show that people who use meal replacements are more successful at losing and maintaining weight loss. Having a "lean and green" meal plus 5 Medifast meals will give you all the nutrients you need.
Answered on Jun 19, 2014
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