Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Dr. Oz Diet Vs. Medifast

It's a new year and Dr. Oz has introduced another new weight loss diet. Not surprisingly, it is remarkably similar to Medifast in some ways. Plenty of low glycemic veggies, high protein, minimal carbs. Obviously, this formula is the best way to melt pounds rapidly.
Dr. Oz: "Have I got a diet for you!"
The biggest difference between Oz's diet and Medifast is that his plan consists of only real whole foods, with no convenient replacement meals. While this is preferable in the long run, the Dr. Oz 2-Week Rapid Weight-Loss Plan is ultimately just another version of South Beach or Atkins, minus the dairy (except for Greek yogurt).

No doubt Dr. Oz's diet will work well for people who can sustain it. However, it requires more work to fix all the food, making it easier to cheat and slip off the diet. With Medifast, the meals are practically pre-made so I had no excuse to eat something else.

Dr. Oz's diet could work well for people who have plenty of time and desire to fix healthy meals and snacks. I can even see adapting some of his plan's concepts into my maintenance phase, especially the detox vegetable broth, loaded with nutrient rich greens and root vegetables.

However, since Oz's plan does not include such temptation-fighters as chewy bars, brownies, ziti marinara and chili cheese puffs that eliminate the need for super heroic willpower, I'm not sure I personally could have lost 30 pounds in three months on his program as I did with Medifast.

You can purchase Medifast replacement meals directly from Medifast Centers, the Medifast website or -- for less 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.

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