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Last year I lost 92 pounds on OptiFast. I never felt so good, and was thrilled with the support from the dieticians in transitioning to regular food with a continued weight loss. I mix the choc. All food cravings were taken away. I started this diet on May 1 At the end of 8 weeks I was down 34 lbs and had reached my goal of a BMI of Started at 31 It is hard to not cheat on this diet but if you tough it out you do get the results!
I am very pleased. Most of the flavours are too sweet for me, but the coffee one is nice. Works really well when you follow the program and have the 3 shakes and veggies only in the intensive period.
I also meant to add that when I started the diet. In the first month I lost 33 pounds and feel great. For me it was tough to follow the diet because I like to eat but I didn't cheat. I plan to go for another 4 weeks, so I will be on the diet for 8 weeks and then move off to eating healthy while continuing to work out.
I would highly recommend this diet. It got me results faster than I thought it would. His suits are impeccable. Name from growing up. I will wake up some and not be so picky cranky. I am starting Optifast today on a part-time basis, mixed with vegetable and fruit, until I get clinical help for a more structured guidance.
I have already lost 35 kilos, without Optifast, but by simply eating a lot less, minimizing carbs and doing lots of swimming. I regained 5 kilos recently because I ate more and did a lot less swimming.
I need to loose two dress sizes before April, so I can fit into a coat I am wearing to a Wedding. So, I shall see if blending in Optifast, will help me reach my short term goal, then look at modifying what I do for long term weight maintenance.
I would really like to lose another 40 or 45 kilos. I have been on optifast for 16 weeks. I started at and now weight The first two weeks are hard. I have now a total cholorestrol of I am on half blood pressure meds. I now am in transition to food.
Each week I learn so much in this program. Started the program 5 weeks ago. Ive lost 8kgs to date. Shakes are fine tasting, I stick to banana, chocolate, strawberry and caramel. Others have put in flavour essences in to mix it up e. Soups are ok, I like vegetable best. Recipes for additional allowances are really nice and varied and Optifast Aust Forum members are always posting good food allowance recipes. Drinking 2 litres of water a day is acheivable by having a water bottle nearby and drinking regularly.
I realize it will now increase, but not to where it was before I started. The best thing is that I now have all of this new found energy and will be utilizing it to work out 5 or 6 days a week now. Not to mention my eating habits are going to change dramatically as well. I will say that I would only recommend the cleanse to a diabetic who really knows their body well!!
If you need any input about diabetics and the cleanse for your next book, I would be happy to answer any questions you may have. I am currently doing the cleanse for a second time and afterwards will be starting a healthy food management way of life.
Lose Weight, Have More Energy, and Be Happier in 10 Days is very inexpensive and you will be amazed at how your body systems will improve after the first 3 days. You will feel energized, healthy, sleep like a baby, and feel good, deep inside and out.
Your tongue will go from a creamy white toxic color to bubble gum pink, if you stay on it long enough. A cool byproduct of the cleanse is that you lose weight. I did the cleanse to detox from bad eating habits and never regretted doing it. Just make sure you follow the instructions very carefully to end the detox or you will suffer the ill consequences. A good program and guide book. Then in July of , I started feeling extremely sluggish and I started feeling like I was falling through the floor every step I made.
I finally ended up in the emergency room; they admitted me and started running tests. After a week of poking and probing they finally came up with something. My organs were shutting down, my system was depleted of the necessary B vitamins it needs. I was diagnosed with Pernicious Anemia. I had to take a shot B12 every week for almost a year, then twice a month for about 3 months and now I am to take it monthly for the rest of my life. After all those shots and all that time, my blood count was still way off.
When I went back to my primary doctor, I ask him why after all these shots my blood count was still so low. His comment floored me. I want to feel better — not just keep me feeling the way I was when I left the hospital. So I walked out, mad at him for putting me through all those shots and just keeping me maintained at a level that was so low. I wanted to be fixed, back up and running like before. Not kept in the condition that I was. Someone had told me about the Master Cleanse and when I got home I got on line and ordered this book.
It took me a while to get up the gumption to do it for the first 10 days. But when I did I started to feel the fog clear and I was able to start feeling like going somewhere again. Then later I did it for 16 days and then again for Each time I felt much better mentally, physically and spiritually. The Master Cleanse and the information in this book has helped to revive me again. I now feel like I want to live. And when I start feeling that pull towards the floor — I start planning another MC.
My thanks to Peter for providing this information to those of us who need it. This book is great. When you are finished with the Cleanse then this book takes over and helps you establish a healthy eating lifestyle. For those serious about their health and what they put in their bodies, get The Master Cleanser along with this book. This book is truly remarkable! I am now on day 9 of my second cleanse and am so much more confident of what I am doing and am constantly referring to this book to read what others have experienced.
The results are amazing! I am energized and have decided to make this a 20 day fast. The exhilarating feeling of cleansing your colon of a lifetime of crud is empowering and freeing. Thank you, Peter, for devoting your life to helping we health-minded people with this easy-to-read gem of a book.
I appreciate the reasonable cost, too! I did the MC 2 years ago for 12 days, lost 10 pounds during the cleanse, lost 10 more pounds in the following 4 weeks, kept the 20 pounds off since then and never went back to my old eating habits.
I have pretty much lost my taste for a lot of meat since the cleanse. I mostly like veggies and fruit since then. It made a lot of difference in my life, I can eat almost all I want, several small meals a day and never really feel hungry in between.
You will not believe how good you will feel in just 10 days. An awesome bonus will be weight loss but you must follow the directions to the letter. Thank you, Peter, for putting together this book with such useful information. I also love that you added testimonials from people who actually had the same questions that I had.
This is a must read and you would be surprised how 10 days can totally change your life!!! I am so glad Peter has written this great book. I bought it for a friend who had tried the cleanse, but struggled with it.
This is a wonderful book filled with suggestions, helpful questions and support! And, I love this book! Thanks so much, Peter! Motivating and easy to read. Bought the book after a friend told me about the cleanse and I found it very inspiring and motivating. I also ordered the complete kit for the cleanse from Mr.
I am on my first day and not bad so far. I am pretty sure I will be successful on the cleanse as I will keep the book nearby for support. This book has given a great all around hands on approach to doing the Master Cleanse.
I had a headache the first evening and a couple of the other days I felt tired. I am someone who has to lose approx. It will take lots of time to cleanse me. Any effort made is a good effort in the right direction.
This book was great and answered many questions. The Master Cleanse fast is wonderful. The first 3 or 4 days can be difficult, but when you learn that toxins are leaving your body, you realize that this will not last. Indeed, for me, the next 6 days were increasingly better and I ended, 9 pounds and 1 size smaller, feeling energy that I had not had for several years. Keeping to the routine is important, and makes the Cleanse easier to follow. I found the salt water drink difficult, until I started putting the salt in the measured water the night before.
This allowed it to dissolve more thoroughly. Then I heated the solution slightly, and was able to drink it easily. I recommend this book, and the web site for information, answers, and support. Amazing but it works! Loved it and am anxious to do it again with my husband. He also did it, starting a week after me because of his travel schedule and though more challenged generally, felt it worthwhile. Thank you so much for all of your efforts in bringing us the Master Cleanse at such a low cost!
The cleanse has helped me regain the control in my eating habits that I felt like I lost. Since hearing about your book and website two years ago, I have converted to a vegan diet and have been mostly successful for six months. I feel a renewed sense of health and more conviction to healthier eating habits with every cleanse I complete. About a month ago, I tried the fast for 5 days—hesitant that it was really working and wondering what was happening inside. Each time I had a question as to what was happening to my body, reactions, etc.
I was amazed at how satisfied I was. I was told I looked great. I plan to do the fast again for the full 10 days—knowing that I CAN do it and how wonderful I felt during and after the cleanse. Lost 29 lbs in 14 days. I did the cleanse for 14 days in March You find out how much of your eating is habit or boredom and not really caused by hunger.
My energy levels were also high, in fact some nights I had trouble sleeping. I seem to have permanent phlegm in my upper throat. I prefer using limes to lemons! This book is a must read! I bought this book from Amazon approximately 1 year ago and have done the Cleanse three times. I read it before each cleanse and seem to find more and more info each time. This is without a doubt the best program I have ever been on. First of all, when I initially read the plan, it had all the ingredients I liked!
This program gave me a clean slate and I intend to eat nothing but organic from here on out. What a wonderful adventure! What a wonderful program! What have you got to lose? It works for me and those I know who have done it. And I definitely recommend this book as your companion.
If you were to get one book as a guide and a guide is very necessary your 1st time get this one! Peter has elaborated nicely on this program. Having done four Master Cleanses, I can say that it is now officially a part of my life. Well worth having when on the cleanse, and certainly helpful in deciding to try it. I had been sick all summer with an allergy.
The 10 day master cleanse totally got rid of the runny nose, headaches, chest and sinus congestion. A surprise benefit is my energy and depression have lifted too! Not everything that is good for you is easy to swallow. But the Lemonade Cleanse is a very delicious way to cleanse your body and that is very good for you to do for yourself.
Read this book if you want to learn how to give yourself a new lease on life, better yet, do the cleanse and see for yourself how you will be feeling happier, looking better and having lots more energy. I lost 15 lbs in ten days, so I got no complaints. You cannot go back to all your old toxic ways, however but I enjoy some of my toxins, so limiting more than avoiding is my key. But, heck, it works! An excellent book and an invaluable health action. I am currently in the 8th day of my first cleanse.
I originally planned to go 10 days but am now considering going longer. It has been far easier than I expected. The lemonade drinks are actually enjoyable at least to me , and even the salt water flushes are not that bad. One poster wrote that he went to the bathroom 80 times a day. The book is excellent as is his website , and without it I surely would have compromised my results by adding, changing or deleting the proper actions.
I highly recommend both the book and the Master Cleanse. The Lemon Fast — Worth Trying. A friend, who is a quadriplegic, told me about an incredible fasting program using a specially formulated lemonade recipe that he used periodically and credited for his good health. This friend who was not supposed to walk, does indeed walk.
He uses a cane, but he walks. He is active and most off all, aside from mobility issues, he has an incredibly healthy appearance, vibrant glowing skin, crystal clear eyes and an incredibly positive attitude. He uses this fasting program once a year, sometimes every six months.
So it was not hard to take his recommendation of the program seriously. So armed with that information I took to the Internet to learn more about this.
This led me to this book. I bought the book and read it right away but then procrastinated about starting the program as I had just embarked on the nutrition path and was concurrently reading and applying several principles. But after learning about an acid problem and the fear of being in a disease state, I quickly turned to this program as a way to jump start my path to alkalinity. I suggest everyone try this program. I was somewhat skeptical when a friend told me about this.
Now that I did it for 10 days and loved the results I am waiting to do it again in 3 months. I felt less bloated. I was never hungry. I am much more aware of what I am putting into my stomach now. It was a great experience. My clothes are loose. I have done the Master Cleanse using the bulletin board, twice. I finally bought the book and am glad I did. I bought it because I wanted to share this fabulous experience with others.
I am sure it will be out of my hands soon. The best thing apart from how great you feel, is being able to give up thinking about food. This left my time free for many other activities that I had only longed to do. The diet is a great inspirational tool for anyone who feels that there is always too much to do. Thanks, Peter, for all your consistently good advice.
Easy Read and Makes Sense. Great addition to the original book on the Master Cleanse. This book helped a lot — it had other people sharing what they went through, which answered a lot of my questions.
The whole process makes sense and the instructions were a lot simpler to read and understand! Junk food lover and no Cravings! My brother-in-law told me about the program. He said he felt great. I am on day 8 of the cleanse. I must be honest — the first day of the cleanse was horrible! I had a terrible headache and I was nauseous off and on all day.
After work I pretty much went home and just sat around. Day 2 I was fine, I felt no different than usual. I have only been hungry one time and that was at work when I relieving someone for lunch and everyone was cooking. I went and got my lemonade — drank it and some water and I was fine.
I think I just waited too long before I drank the lemonade. On day 5 I figured out something about my lifestyle. My husband and I are very social people — but we are social around food. So part of this is a mental adjustment. I told my husband we need to find new activities — something besides eating and drinking!
Last but not least — I love junk food. I was really surprised because again I think I was expecting to have cravings and that I was going to have to suffer through it.
Of course this is just my experience but I highly recommend the book and that you visit the website. They discuss things on the website that may not be in the book. I am a very healthy person. And always striving for more. I did it the first time all the way through… or so I thought. The second time I did the master cleanse, I rationalized myself into quitting after only 7 days. I came off the fast better, but binged as soon as I had weaned myself back onto food.
I loved the cleanses. It keeps you on track. Warns you about what to expect. And explains the rationale so that you are better equipped to make the decisions the better your health. This book is the next best thing to the Bible! It took me about a day to read it. So, the next week, I finally gave it a try. For the next 14 days, I did this liquid diet…very religiously and fluently followed the recipe.
I was SO satisfied with the results during and after the cleanse. I lost 20 lbs. I became interested in the Master Cleanse after a friend of mine started it a few weeks ago. I purchased this book and the original book by Stanley Burroughs to read up on the process.
I had great results and am writing this note on day 11 as I am breaking the fast. If you are interested in the cleanse, I highly recommend you get this book along with the book by Burroughs The Master Cleanser and read it before you start to do anything.
The cleanse is simple and effective if you do it correctly without changing anything. Firstly, I would like everyone to know that I have purchased 2 copies of this book and one copy of the CD of this book.
I share this with many people. These two books combined are truly the greatest self-healing guide that I have ever used. I highly recommend this if you are experiencing the effects of poor nutrition, such as obesity, high blood pressure, type II diabetes, gout, etc.
So, I am reviewing the content on the book and the CD. Both times, I only made it 3 days because I chose to do this diet on my vacation. That did not sit well with my family who wanted to go out and have nice dinners.
I highly recommend starting this on the night before starting a 3-day weekend or 3 full days off of work. This is only due to the requirement to be near a bathroom during the flushing phase after coming off of solid foods. This most recent fast, I made it the entire 10 days. I lost 16 pounds in these 10 days and could truly feel the detoxification. This book truly helped me with the symptoms that I would experience as the fast went on day to day.
Peter includes a great section of questions and answers that address the majority of the issues that people have in conducting the Master Cleanser fast. I did not make it until my tongue was bright pink, but I did gain the benefit of the 10 day fast. My skin became smooth and soft. My energy felt higher. My concentration was clearer in the second half of the fast. By days 5, 6, 7, and 8, I must warn that you will definitely feel the effects of detoxification. As long as one has the Lemonade, one can satisfy any hunger.
One will experience yearnings for food whenever one smells others eating. With this book as my daily guide, I completed my first Master Cleanse this March — a full 20 days! Along the way, I looked up issues and found answers to questions that enabled me to keep going. Thanks to Peter and to those Master Cleansers for sharing their experiences. This book is excellent if you are wanting to do a cleanse that is good for you and uses minimal ingredients.
Peter Glickman explains the cleanse originated by Stanley Burroughs. The book by Glickman is much more user friendly and answers any questions you might have about the cleanse.
I decided to cleanse because I did not feel well and my digestion was impaired. The cleanse cured that and I lost weight, had more energy and was happier just like the title states.
I am not a very disciplined person, but was able to complete the 10 day cleanse with no problems. If I can do it, anybody can do it! I highly recommend this book and this cleanse! This book is the way to a healthier life.
In January I decided to start the year off right and try the Master Cleanse. It was easy and I feel better than I have in years. This book provides all the helpful information and answers any and all questions. It explains what your body is going through and how the detox symptom works.
Glickman has helped me obtain and maintain a healthier body. Great Info for First Timers. I bought this book before I started the Master Cleanse in January I think it really helped squash some of the mental reservations that I was struggling with before starting the Master Cleanse.
I know it really helped me tremendously to hear actual feedback from people who had already completed or were going through the cleanse. With the great sales success of their products, the company began selling their products through MLM, sometimes called network marketing, and the company has significantly prospered.
By selling their products through MLM marketing, customers of Medifast products not only can enjoy a healthier lifestyle, but they are also able to earn a steady income. When those new members recruit others, the individual will also earn money off of those recruits. The compensation plan will reward a health coach for being a user of their products. They will also be rewarded for recruiting and retaining other clients. He says these are tasty. I had to eat this snack at home cause the chocolate was melted all inside the wrapper.
I may put these in my freezer. It could not stand up to Texas heat. The bar was smaller than i expected. The flavor was ok. I do not plan to buy this item again. The bottom line is that Medifast has been shown to be effective for weight loss. Several studies cited above showed that people who stuck to their Medifast plan lost more weight than people who followed food-based plans. However, the key to any diet plan is to not only lose the weight but to keep it off.
That part is completely up to you. What will happen when you reach your weight loss goal and stop dieting? You must figure out how to build healthy eating habits into your life to maintain your weight loss after completing Medifast or any other weight loss program.
We also believe supplements can play an important part in getting and keeping your metabolism moving. Research shows a connection between the ingredients and increased energy levels, metabolism and a curbed appetite. Choosing the right weight-loss system can be confusing and often times frustrating. Let us know a little more about you and your goals. Medifast side effects reported by customers include upset stomach, nausea, headache and irregular bowel movement.
Medifast ingredients vary, based on the meal plan selected. You can choose from breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Choosing the right product is the 1 question asked by DietSpotlight readers. We recommend trying any product before buying it and know that finding a product with a sample offer is near impossible - so we created our own product, Burn TS, with scientifically backed ingredients.
There are studies from the Medifast company highlighting the benefits, but not that it helps with weight-loss. You should follow Medifast based on the plan selected. The majority of the programs run for 30 days. Medifast can be purchased using their Official Site or through Amazon. Women who are pregnant or nursing, those with health conditions, anyone taking prescription medications or under 18 years of age should contact a healthcare professional prior to starting a diet plan of any kind, including Medifast.
You will eat four portion controlled meals on Medifast, as well as two green and lean meals and a healthy snack. Plans like Medifast may not be covered by insurance. Contact your provider for additional details regarding coverage.
The Medifast diet consists of having five Medifast meal replacement products and one regular meal per day. According to Medifast, during the first two weeks people can lose from 2 to 5 pounds. Once the weight loss goal is met, calories are gradually added over six weeks until you have transitioned back to regular meals.
If you suffer from gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, the good news is that Medifast clinical nutrition manager Jennifer Christman, a registered dietitian, says this plan can work for you because carbohydrate consumption is not encouraged. Summer Banks, Director of Content at Dietspotlight, has researched over weight-loss programs, pills, shakes and diet plans.
Previously, she managed 15 supplement brands, worked with professionals in the weight loss industry and completed coursework in nutrition at Stanford University. Do Not Send Email Notifications. I lost over 50 lbs in 6 months with Medifast. YOu eat 5 Meifast meals but still have 1 real food meal per day. As a soy-based product, is Medifast suitable to a person with an egg, milk and all-by products of milk food allergy?
Hello Jane, please consult with your physician in order to respond to your question. I plan to hang in there until the end of March hopefully to see more results. The price is the only thing holding me back, but after talkin to the nutri. This i have done for the last 4 fays and still i have lost 9 lbs.
What are the recommended portions given by your nutri. Most people save money while on program,less trips out to the store,not eating out as often. I have been trying Medifast for 2 weeks now and I have lost 7 lbs. I make sure to have my lean and green meal everyday in addition to the medifast meals. You are not going to be hungry at all.
The bannana pudding is great and I add a tbsp. You can add acouple of things like that and you will still lose weight. I also make sure that I walk 30 min. I have an awful sweet tooth and it is nice to have some sweet things to eat on this diet. Good luck to all. Medifast is the only way I could have lost 65 lbs. Hello Mary, please refer to the Medifast official website and contact Customer Service for your inquiry.
I have been on Medifast for about 10 weeks. I have lost 45 lbs. Eatting six times a day is not hard. They have things like Honey Mustard Pretzels and Crunch Bars that are very easy to carry with you and eat at your desk.