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About Take Shape For Life

Take Shape For Life is a unique program designed to help you along the journey toward Optimal Health. By combining the personalized support of a Health Coach, the Habits of Health, and our clinically proven Medifast Meals, Take Shape For Life gives you the resources and skills you need to live a healthier life for the long term.


Take Shape For Life:
  • Provides you with the one-on-one support of a trained Health Coach
  • Allows you to lose weight quickly and safely
  • Teaches you the Habits of Health
  • Offers you the opportunity to "pay it forward" by becoming a Health Coach

What is Optimal Health?

Optimal Health is an entirely new approach to well-being—creating long-term health with the Take Shape For Life Program using the Habits for Health.

Your journey begins with a Health Coach, who will help guide you through the Medifast 5 & 1 Plan® toward a healthy weight by using Medifast Meals—clinically proven meal replacements. Medifast Products and Programs have been recommended by over 20,000 doctors since 1980

When you achieve a healthy body weight, you set in motion a chain of positive occurrences that can alter the course of your life dramatically. Through losing weight, you can:

  • Gain a sense of purpose
  • Increase your energy level
  • Improve your confidence
  • Lower your risk of disease
  • Increase your physical fitness
  • Have a happier outlook on life

All of these things are signs of a healthy life—the kind that Take Shape For Life can help you achieve.

However, Optimal Health isn't just about physical health. There are three interdependent areas that lead to Optimal Health: healthy body, healthy mind, and healthy finances. You can achieve Optimal Health in all three of these areas by learning the Habits of Health—the small changes you can make every day to help you create a healthier lifestyle.

A Trusted Guide: Your Health Coach

A Health Coach is a caring, knowledgeable consultant who works with you one-on-one during your journey toward Optimal Health. Your personal Health Coach provides support each step of the way, teaching you the Habits of Health which are essential to healthy weight maintenance and stress-free living.

Many Health Coaches have lost weight with Take Shape For Life themselves, so they understand your journey and are committed to helping you reach YOUR goals.

A Health Coach:

  • Provides you with one-on-one support
  • Helps you with products and programs that can restore your health and well-being through weight loss
  • Guides you with training and support from a strong, stable company
  • Teaches you the Habits of Health

Support is the Heart of Take Shape For Life

Studies show that caring support from others can be a powerful factor in successful weight loss. That's why thousands of people have had results with Take Shape For Life and the Habits of Health.

Your support starts with your own personal Health Coach, but it doesn't end there.

  • A vibrant online support community
  • An online library full of program materials
  • Doctor's support calls
  • Nurse's support calls
  • Habits of Health maintenance calls
  • Dr. A's Habits of Health, your guide toward Optimal Health
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Dr. Andersen explains the benefits of Take Shape For Life.

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Take Shape For Life makes no claim that these results are representative of all participants on the Take Shape For Life Program. Take Shape For Life recommends you consult with a physician before starting a weight-loss program. Individual results will vary. Medifast is the brand recommended by more than 20,000 doctors since 1980. Typical weight loss on the Medifast 5 & 1 Plan® is 2-5 lbs per week for the first two weeks and 1-2 lbs per week thereafter. BeSlim® Club Membership: Minimum purchase of $150 required to qualify for free standard shipping offer. First orders over $250 receive 28 free meals. Second orders over $250 receive an additional 28 free meals. See the BeSlim® Club terms and conditions for complete details.


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