* Average weight loss for Clients on the Optimal Weight 5&1 Plan® with support is 20 lbs.
Clients are in weight loss, on average, for 12 weeks.

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Are you feeling overweight, tired, or simply unhealthy? Have you tried to lose weight and failed? My name is Mary Phoenix and I have struggled with my weight and have been overweight all of my life. On Labor Day weekend of 2011, I made the decision to change the course of my health. I began a program called Take Shape For Life, which uses Medifast meal replacements. Using that program I have lost more than 70 pounds to date and my self-esteem has soared. My health and energy have also greatly improved. I feel that I need to share this transformation with others! As I go about my day, I see many people who are making poor health choices. These choices are resulting in a greatly diminished quality of life for them. It is epidemic. I see this most tragically among young people. Because of their young age, they cannot see the long-term consequences of their decisions. The number of obese or overweight adults and children is increasing significantly. It can be a life-long cycle. As one who has broken the cycle, I wish to show others caught in the same trap that there is a solution. It can be as real for them as it is for me. Take Shape For Life offers a simple solution: high-quality, medically formulated meal replacements combined with free coaching support to help you lose weight and keep it off. It is not a diet, but a two-phased approach for weight loss and maintenance. In the first phase, you will use Medifast portion-controlled meal replacements to lose up to two to five pounds a week, without surgery or medications. As your Health Coach, I am a free resource that will guide you through the program and provide on-going personal coaching. I will help you build up the knowledge, skills, and support you need to realize health and help keep you focused on your long-term goals and dreams. Once you achieve your desired weight, you will transition into the Maintenance plan, which will allow you to keep your weight loss through continuing healthy habits.

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