Happy Afters winner Ruth Ann Somervell credits Medifast Advantage with helping her lose 62 pounds* and keep off the weight. You’ll lose big and save big, with $100 off your first order, monthly rewards, shipping discounts, and, best of all, the convenience of having your meals shipped automatically, so you never run out and stay on plan. Read about Ruth’s journey here, and follow in her footsteps!
Ruth Ann Somervell:
I always wanted to lose weight, but had given up. After Christmas of 2012, I had some money my mom had given me, and I told my husband I was going to buy a stand mixer. He asked me if I had ever thought of using the money to “invest in myself” by trying a program like Medifast.
I’d been sad about my weight for so long. The mixer seemed like the wrong direction to go in if I wanted to lose weight, so I researched Medifast and got excited about the possibility of actually being able to lose the weight! I found the MedAdvantage program to be the best way to kick start my weight loss. I wanted to lose between 50 and 60 pounds, which if you do the math, could take anywhere from 5 to 7 months if I was consistent with staying on the 5 & 1 plan.
The foods looked good online, and there were so many choices. I liked having all my food decisions made for the day and only having to think about the Lean & Green™ Meal. On my first order, I hand-picked each box of food that I wanted for the month and ordered enough so that I would always be prepared to have 5 Medifast meals each day.
Each month, Medifast Advantage would email me to remind me to log in and update my order if I wanted to try something different the next month. I loved logging in and tweaking my order to try new foods or stock up on my favorites. You could choose to simply receive the same boxes every month, but I enjoyed making changes to the order each time. Sometimes I would open my Medifast box and find that they had included a new item for me to try in making my Lean and Green meal or recipe cards. Fun!
The Medifast Advantage program kept me on track with my weight loss by keeping my Medifast Meals shipped on time. I never ran out of meals before my next order was scheduled to be delivered, which made it much easier to relax and focus on my job and family. Having my food delivery so well-organized really saved me from the headache of worrying about if I would remember to place the order in time to receive the food so that I could stay on the 5 & 1 plan.
I was also very happy about the Transition and Maintenance phases that were so clearly spelled out for me after I finished losing the weight. I could not believe that I could slowly add foods back and still not gain weight.
A little secret: I am STILL on the Medifast Advantage plan. I love the food so much and ease of using Medifast meals for the Transition phase and now the Maintenance phase, that I have continued to order a minimum of $150 each month.
My life is so much better! I had not realized how much being overweight had gotten me down until I made the decision to “invest in myself.” I feel…much more like I did before having kids and overeating. I’m back to the weight I was when I first married 16 years ago. I’m not ashamed of how I look anymore.
I owe all of this to Medifast and to my husband, who inspired me to try it out.
*Results vary. Typical weight loss on the 5 & 1 Plan® is 2-5 lbs per week for the first two weeks, 1-2 lbs each week thereafter.