Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Medifast Lingo

I'm still enjoying this so-called diet... love that I never feel deprived or hungry. It's like my appetite thermostat was turned to low. I have to remind myself to eat, like all my skinny friends who "forget" to eat lunch!

Aside from its non-tortuous aspect, Medifast also has a great community of people who share their tips and success stories. The company hosts a forum on its official website that Medifast people use to communicate.
Sample lean & green meal
and many participants publish their own blogs on and off the site. I will review some of these blogs in a future post, but today I want to explore the secret language. Some of the vocab is common to other diets as well.

Medifast Dictionary for Newbs

BeSlim Lifestyle: An acronym for Breakfast every day, Exercise, Support, Low-fat meals 5-6 times a day, Individual plan, Monitoring 

Lean and green: A non-Medifast meal consisting of lean protein and vegetables.

5&1: Five Medifast replacement meals and one lean and green meal.

Four Medifast replacement meals and two lean and green meals.

Medifaster, i.e., someone who uses the Medifast plan to lose weight. Not to be confused with more common definition.

Non-scale victory. Any win that has nothing to do with the numbers on the scale. For instance, someone may write about fitting into a pair of jeans they hadn't been able to squeeze into for a while or getting compliments from friends and family on how good they look.

On plan or on program. A more politically correct way to say "not cheating."

Quick start guide. Basically, the instruction manual for doing Medifast. Tells you what your L&G meal should include, how much to exercise, etc.

An acronym for Take Shape for Life, a proprietary Medifast program that promotes healthy habits and the BeSlim lifestyle. A cornerstone of this program is free coaching available from Medifast approved TSFL coaches.

I'll add more Medifastisms to the dictionary as I come across them so be sure to check back.

You can purchase Medifast replacement meals directly from Medifast Centers, the Medifast website or -- for no extra cost -- through the co-branded website of a Medifast TSFL health coach. Medifast does not recommend purchasing its products from third party vendors, but if you choose to do so, you can find them on both Amazon and eBay.

Medifast replacement meals on Amazon

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