The correct answer, of course, is no, but many people who have lost weight on the Medifast 5&1 Plan continue using Medifast replacement meals and similars to maintain their ideal weight.
One of my favorite lunches, for instance, is a shake I make using the Chocolate Chip Soft Bake packet, to which I add unsweetened vanilla almond milk, walnuts, cocoa and maybe a few strawberries or half a frozen banana. I can drink this protein packed shake in the car on my way to work, and it keeps me full and energized for several hours.
Most of the time I eat so-called real food that is found in the outer perimeter of the supermarket. But if I am at the top of my ideal weight range, I might substitute a more caloric meal or snack with a Medifast meal or two. For instance, the Medifast Ziti Marinara makes a terrific mid-day meal, especially with a melted wedge of Laughing Cow cheese (my favorite is the Creamy Queso Fresco Chipotle).
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Since I am following the five-pound rule -- never allowing myself to go beyond five extra pounds -- Medifast replacement meals are a great way for me to cut back on my calories without feeling hungry. They especially come in handy after a vacation or holiday spree in which I may have eaten more carbs than my body can handle.
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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