There are countless diet programs out there, each promising to be the next great plan to guarantee weight loss. While these fad plans may help with the quick loss of a few pounds, they don’t usually add up to sustainable weight loss.
Scientists have already figured out the equation needed for long-term successful weight loss. They’ve identified several key factors that must be in place for effective weight loss to occur:
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- Proper diet – Eating foods that are rich in nutrients, vitamins and minerals, but also low in sugars, calories and saturated fats is essential. The foods that are part of the Medifast 5&1 Plan have been specially formulated to provide you with the nutrition you need to help you lose weight.
- Active lifestyle – Effective weight loss involves taking in fewer calories than you can use throughout the day. The Medifast 5&1 diet decreases your caloric intake so that regular exercise isn’t necessary, or even recommended in the beginning stages of the plan. However, maintaining an active lifestyle by taking regular walks and being more active during the day, is always recommended (as long as your doctor gives you the okay).
- Sleep – Believe it or not, sleep is a crucial part of weight loss. When you don’t sleep well, the hormones that govern appetite can become imbalanced. Being overly fatigued or tired can also lead to making poor food choices and increased caloric intake.
- Support – It can be really hard to make a lasting lifestyle change alone. Ongoing support is essential in making these changes stick in the long run. The Medifast 5&1 plan is designed to not only provide you with clinically safe and effective weight loss, but also the support you need throughout the entire process.