The real challenge of weight loss is often not actually losing the weight, it’s keeping it off in the long run. It’s not uncommon for people who lose weight, regardless of how much they lose, to start to regain it and then some. As a result, it’s crucial for people who have lost weight to have a plan for weight management and maintenance. Simply going back to old behaviors is not enough for maintaining weight loss.
The National Weight Control Registry (NWCR) was established in 1994 and is the largest study of long-term successful weight loss maintenance. It was started in order to identify and study people who have been successful at losing weight and keeping it off.
The NWCR identified some key characteristics of successful weight loss:
Knowing this, Medifast has set up their Stay Fit Maintenance Plan with these characteristics in mind. We want you to be successful with weight loss that lasts and are committed to helping you keep it off. This is why our weight loss maintenance program is a full year of continued support, accountability and assistance.
Once you’ve lost weight, your Certified Weight Loss Counselor will help you start to transition off of the Medifast 5 & 1 Program. You’ll continue to meet with your Counselor regularly for weigh-ins and personalized support and counseling. You’ll also have access to our specially designed line of Thrive products, which are perfect as you are transitioning from our Medifast products to preparing and eating your own food.
Thrive by Medifast is a line of delicious, healthy food products, which are designed to help you maintain your weight by providing the nutrition your body needs for a healthy life. They are portable and convenient, like the Medifast meal replacements, but they have new and exciting flavors and unique health benefits. High in protein and fiber, they’re sure to keep you satisfied and full throughout your day.
Unlike other weight loss programs, Medifast is distinguished by providing support after your initial weight loss phase, so your counselor is here to help you maintain your health and your weight. Our Certified Weight Loss Counselors build strong relationships with their clients and are trained to help clients lose weight by offering structure, accountability and compassion.
In addition, your counselor will equip you with the knowledge and tools that you need for long term weight loss success, whether that means learning new cooking techniques, meal planning or learning how to shop for food differently.
If you are looking for weight loss that lasts, give Medifast a call and see exactly what sets us apart from other weight loss programs. Not only is the program effective but has been recommended by over 20,000 doctors since 1980. Contact us at 888-963-3432 to find a convenient location near you!