Support Tools

Support Tools

A lifetime of healthy eating

Medifast users learn healthy habits every day, so they have the ability to maintain their success. Every participant on the program receives a copy of the Quick Start Guide and Food Journal to better understand the program and be mindful of what they are eating. The following tools provide the program basics and some important nutritional information.

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Medifast Quick Start Guide

Patients get off to a quick start with this guide, which holds everything they need to know about the 5 & 2 & 2 Plan, from what to eat and when—to what they should expect from the plan and when.

This guide gets you off and running on the 5 & 2 & 2 Plan.Download the Medifast Quick Start Guide (English) »

Download the Medifast Quick Start Guide (French) »

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Medifast 5 & 2 & 2 Food Journal

It is important for patients to stay mindful about everything they eat, which is easier with the help of this convenient, portable journal. They can document what they’ve enjoyed on the program and what works best, to help them reach their goals while better understanding their eating habits.

Write it down! If you eat it, jot it in this little book.Download the Medifast 5 & 2 & 2 Plan Food Journal (English) »

Download the Medifast 5 & 2 & 2 Plan Food Journal (French) »

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Tips to help individuals achieve success

Provide these tips from our nutrition support team
to help participants more easily adapt to their Medifast
Program and achieve success.

When starting the program:

Take pictures of yourself before you start and throughout your weight-loss journey. These pictures will motivate you and remind you of your success.

Remind yourself that you are on a journey to improve your health. Take it one day—or one hour—at a time.

Stay busy. It helps to avoid the sights and smells of food, and stay focused on your health goals.

Ongoing tips:

Space your meals carefully. Eating every two to three hours helps to control hunger and helps make weight loss steady.

Eat every meal. Skipping meals can affect your nutrient balance and slow your metabolism—and your weight-loss results.

Track your food. Track what, when, and how much you are eating or drinking in the Medifast Food Journal. Also record successes, challenges, feelings, and observations.

Eat slowly and mindfully. Spend at least 15 minutes eating each meal. Cut your food into small pieces, and eat one little bite at a time.

Drink plenty of fluids. Make sure you get at least 64 oz (2 liters) of water each day. You can also have calorie-free beverages, like unsweetened tea or coffee, sparkling water, or diet soda.

Limit caffeine. Don’t take in more than 300 mg a day.

Avoid alcohol. Even light versions of alcoholic beverages add non-nutritious calories, stimulate your appetite, and deplete your body of water. Drinking slows your weight loss, so steer clear for the greatest success.

See additional program recommendations.