When I started my recent attempt to lose 20 pounds in a month, I stripped down my Medifast order to consist only of shakes and crunch bars. When I’m at home, I mix up the weight loss shakes in my Rocket Blender (which is still going strong) with a little ice, but if I’m on the road I pack a few crunch bars. I even have a box in my desk at work.
I love the bars, but in my opinion, the weight loss shakes are really the quickest and easiest path to quick weight loss. Medifast has done an amazing job of rounding out the diet with a wide variety of food options, but the shakes are definitely what have worked best for me.
I’ve tried just about every type of Medifast food, but when it comes to the taste and to the level of “fullness” they provide, the Medifast shakes beat out all the rest. I stick to Dutch Chocolate, French Vanilla, Orange and Banana. A lot of people complain about the shakes getting boring after awhile, but I honestly love starting my day off with one. If you’re getting sick of them, I highly recommend you ditch the shaker cup and blend them with some ice. They taste a lot better, have a more pleasant texture and seem to be more filling.
During my many years of attempting to lose weight through various methods, I’ve actually tried a lot of weight loss shakes: SlimFast, Special K, MuscleMilk and a bunch of other brands I can’t remember. The Medifast shakes are the only one that left me feeling full, content and like my blood sugar levels weren’t spiking all over the place.
If you take a look at the nutritional profiles of the Medifast shakes, you’ll find that they are very nicely balanced when it comes to nutrition. In addition to only containing 90 calories, each shake clocks in with very low sugars and carbohydrates.
Just for kicks, let’s do another Medifast vs. Slimfast comparison using the nutritional information from a Medifast Shake vs. a Slimfast Shake: A Dutch Chocolate Medifast shake contains 90 calories, 1 gram of fat, 8 grams of Sugar and 13 Total Carbohydrates. Compare that to a Slimfast Milk Chocolate Shake which contains 190 Calories, 6 grams of fat, 18 grams of sugar and 25 Total Carbohydrates. The lower counts allow you to have more shakes spread out over the course of a day. This prevents blood sugar spikes and keeps you feeling a little less hungry throughout the day.
This is my 4th day of staying 100% on program. It’s actually been really easy and I am feeling great today. Recently I’ve started so simplify all areas of my life, and even though Medifast is pretty simple to begin with, reducing some of my options has taken some of the thinking out of it. Right now, I’m not even using any of the Medifast Recipes to jazz things up. I’m keeping things simple and minimal.
Current Weight: 210.5