FAQs

For full information about Medifast Meals, our programs, and specific questions about health conditions and medications, please consult a Medifast Weight Control Center counselor.

How does Medifast work?

Our plans combine doctor-developed Medifast Meals with healthy Lean & Green™ Meals. Your Medifast Weight Control Center offers weekly in-person counseling where you get support and encouragement, and learn the skills you need for long-term success.

Is Medifast safe?

Yes. The Medifast brand has been recommended by over 20,000 doctors since 1980. Clinical studies conducted by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, as well as other teaching universities and institutions, have shown Medifast to be both effective and safe.

If I have diabetes, can I still lose weight with Medifast?

Yes! Medifast is safe for people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Medifast plans are carbohydrate-controlled, which helps you manage your blood sugar levels while you lose weight. Follow your health care provider’s recommendation. If you have any other medical conditions, your counselor can tell you which Medifast plan is most appropriate for you.

Is Medifast a liquid diet?

Absolutely not: Our shakes are great, but they’re only a percentage of the over 70 different Medifast Meals you have to choose from. And at least once a day you get a Lean & Green™ Meal of lean protein (such as chicken, fish, tofu, and lean beef) and non-starchy vegetables (such as salad greens, tomatoes, broccoli, mushrooms, and many more).

How do I get started?

Call or visit one of our centers in Northern and Southern California for a free consultation. We will walk you through the entire process so you can learn more about our products and plans, and see how easy it can be to reach your weight-loss goals.