How it Works


Good things come in threes, and TSFL is no exception. Your free personal Health Coach (a professional weight-loss Coach), the Medifast 5 & 1 Plan® (for healthy weight loss), the Optimal Health 3&3 Plan ™ (to sustain your healthy weight), and the Habits of Health System (for a lifetime of good health) are three of the best gifts you can give yourself. Together, they lead towards optimal health.

Weight Loss

Your Health Coach can lead you to lose weight safely and quickly with the Medifast 5 & 1 Plan® which features medically formulated, nutritious, and delicious meal replacements.

You'll choose five Medifast Meals each day, one every 2-3 hours. Because you eat frequently, you're never hungry, and your metabolism stays revved. Many Medifast meals are portable, so you can fit this diet into even busiest lifestyle.

You'll also have one Lean & Green Meal to eat at the time that works best for you. For the Lean, you'll have 5-7 ounces of lean protein; the Green is three servings of low-glycemic vegetables. Depending on your source of protein, you'll get some healthy fat, too, and that will keep you full and satisfied.

The 5 & 1 Plan® is the first phase of the weight loss program. Soon, you?ll be adding more fruits, vegetables and protein.

The Optimal Health 3&3 Plan™ The Key to Lifelong Health.

Achieving your weight loss goals is exciting! Sustaining your healthy weight, however, can sometimes be challenging. The best path to Optimal Health includes eating a well-balanced diet of fruits, low-fat dairy, lean protein, whole grains, healthy fats, and vegetables. To help you through this part of your journey, Take Shape for Life has created the Optimal Health 3 & 3 Plan™ along with seven great Optimal Health products, free of artificial sweeteners and flavors. This nutritionally balanced plan is easy to follow! Most meal plans consist of 3 Optimal Health products and 3 balanced meals with plenty of options for variety and flexibility. And your Health Coach will be right beside you.

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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. Average weight loss for Clients on the Optimal Weight 5&1 Plan with support is 20 lbs.

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