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Does anyone experience an early plateau on Medifast?

nb asked this question Jun 21st, 2011 8:23 am

I have been on the program 5 weeks and am stuck. The last 2 weeks I haven't lost anything and have faithfully followed the program, is it too early for a plateau? I don't mind 'eating' the medifast food when I lose weight but am getting VERY discouraged. Anyone else hit a plateau this early?

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I just passed the 5 week mark on medifast. The scale didn't show a loss for the 5th week but this morning (2 days into the 6th week) the scale showed a 3 lb loss - hand in there!

posted on Jun 24th, 2011 10:04 am


I haven't started the program yet...but a friend of mine also experienced this. A support person from the hotline told her to stop the diet for 3 days. try to watch watch you consume but completely stop using their products for 3 days. During that 3 day period she gained 1 lb. Once she started the program again she lost 3 lbs the following week!

posted on Jun 28th, 2011 5:55 pm


This is very common. Many people plateau around week 6. Just keep at it. You'll be losing again soon. Also, instead of focusing on the scale, try to look at how your clothes are fitting. You can do it!

posted on Jul 4th, 2011 10:27 pm


I had a platue and my coach had me cut to no more then two bars a day, the next weigh in I was back on track.

posted on Jul 26th, 2011 8:45 am


If you are hitting a plateau should get a coach @ Take Shape for Life a division of Medifast. I know that happened to me and I called my coach and we went over everything I had ate when I had my lean and green meal and we figured it out. By the next next day I was down 1.5 lbs ..after my intitial first two weeks I averaged 2 a week:) Hope that helps.

posted on Aug 4th, 2011 12:56 am

Gayla Heath

I have been on the medifast program now for 5 weeks and i have lost 22 1/2 lbs. Females are going to loose at a slower rate. If you pump up your excerise and drink more water before and after the meals, I have found that will push you along faster after your stand still. Do not give up and stay true to yourself because it works and in the end you will look and feel fantastic. Your worth it and it will be for better health in the long run. Good luck to all. I love the food and I am feeling like 20 something when I am just turning 50 this year.
Thanks GH

posted on Aug 30th, 2011 11:01 am


As you may have figured out, things tend to get a little plugged up! I suggest "Smooth Move" tea by Traditional Medicinals at any grocery store. Also, if I don't drink every ounce of those 64 ounces of water my loss comes to a screetching halt. I have been on for 9 weeks and have lost 21 pounds. Let's hang in there!

posted on Sep 19th, 2011 9:35 am

Gloria W.

I lost 10 lbs during the first week, then hit a plateau during weeks 2 and 3, even though faithfully following the program but then week four, I lost another 10 lbs, so 20 lbs for the first month. I'm barely into 6th week and still showing consistant weight loss. I did lose 6 inches during those plateau weeks, so I suggest getting the tape measure out and seeing how many inches you lost!

posted on Apr 28th, 2012 9:41 pm

Lorrie Johns Scott

I would suggest speaking to your/a health coach to go over your daily intake to make sure that you aren't missing something that may be effecting your weight loss.

posted on May 6th, 2012 9:24 am

Lorrie Johns Scott

If you don't have a health coach feel free to email or call me.

posted on May 6th, 2012 9:28 am

Cheryl Hanson

After my first week 8 pound loss, the weight loss slowed. I've been on the plan for six weeks and since the first week, my largest weekly loss was 2.5 pounds. I have my weigh in this morning and I gained a pound this week. I'm so tempted to quit, but I've paid so much money. I'm so discouraged.

posted on May 19th, 2012 10:29 am

Cheryl katz

Change up what you are eating and when and consult your coach. If you are not using a Take Shape for Life coach while using Medifast get one. Its free nd it helps a lot!

posted on Mar 31st, 2013 7:37 pm

Cheryl Katz

My husband and I have lost over 170 lb on this plan now. The key is to use the entire Take Shape for Life plan including the free health coach and many support systems. In all probability even if the scale is not favorable you are losing inches if sticking to the plan. Check in with your coach for suggestions!

posted on Jul 9th, 2013 5:13 pm

Mary Jane

Yes,at 4weeks. I used the suggestions to make. My diet leaner andafter two weeks lost 3 lbs over night. Stick with it, maybe the body needs to adjust to the rapid loss the first month.

posted on Jul 5th, 2013 2:02 am

linda Stewart

Yes I have hit a plateau also. But I know it works and will continue. Stick with it. It is worth the effort.

posted on Nov 23rd, 2013 6:17 pm


my first week i cheated so i quit. then restarted a week later an dlost 10lbs. i am entering the middle of week 2 and have maintained my weight no lb loss but inches have been lost. so i suppose i will keep going and pray that all this money i have spent will not be in vain.

posted on Dec 10th, 2014 3:36 pm