There’s no denying it. Medifast is such a popular weight loss system because it’s worked for so many. But it’s also one of the most difficult diets to stick to. Even with the most popular Medifast plan, I found that the meal replacement system to be less-than-ideal for my lifestyle and taste.
After my experience with Medifast, I could see how Diet-to-Go’s chef-prepared meals would be more appealing than the meal replacements powders and bars. bistroMD’s unique meal plans of freshly-cooked meals would also be more appealing if you’d like to try meals with the science of metabolism and hormones behind them. If you’re in the mood to try something completely different, HelloFresh provides calorie-smart meal kits that give you all the benefits of dietitian-approved recipes and clearly laid out nutritional facts, and all of the fun of a meal kit that lets you have fun in the kitchen without the hassle of meal planning.
Back to canceling your Medifast account.
I found Medifast’s cancelation process easy but annoying – because I had to phone them. Nowadays, I really resent having to call somewhere and speak to an actual human. I much prefer a one-click, automated process to do anything! While there were things that I appreciated about Medifast (you can see what I mean in my full-length Medifast review, I found this to be somewhat of a nuisance.
You’ll need to call its customer service on 1-800-209-0878 and explain you’d like to cancel your account. This goes for both Medifast Advantage members and non-members. Once they've canceled your account, you should receive a confirmation email to your registered email address.
The good news for anyone looking to keep their weight in check is that there are so many meal delivery services out there to help you. Trying one and discovering it isn’t what you were looking for doesn’t mean you should give up. Quite the opposite, it’s time to look into some of the other options on the market.
Check out these three top Medifast alternatives.
Diet-to-Go boasts about their award-winning menu - and it’s no wonder!
They make delicious meals of all the recipes you love, that have been carefully designed by in-house dietitians to maximize nutrition while minimizing calories. If you’d like to learn more about this meal delivery service for weight loss, check out this in-depth Diet-to-Go Review.
Diet-to-Go provides the usual coaching and community-aspect to their program that’s typical in a weight loss program. You can even do a preorder consultation to make sure you’re picking the right meals for your dietary needs and weight loss goals. What’s most unique about Diet-to-Go is its Keto Carb30 meal plan. This is a great combination for getting real results.
bistoMD is all about combining bistro-worthy food with the science behind your metabolism. You can learn more about how bistroMD works in this dedicated bistroMD review.
All bistroMD meals are made with whole and healthy ingredients and arrive ready to heat up and enjoy. There are about 150 meals to choose from, which include breakfast, lunch and dinner across several different diet plans. This includes the heart-healthy plan, the diabetic-friendly plan, the menopause plan, and the gluten-free plan .
HelloFresh is just as it sounds - you get fresh, high-quality produce and ingredients shipped to your door, neatly packaged according to the dietitian-approved recipes that you’ve selected.
This is American’s #1 meal kit thanks to the quality of the ingredients, the carefully-designed cooking directions and cooking cards, and the customer support. My colleague goes into more detail about the benefits of this meal kit in her expert HelloFresh review.
The Calorie-Smart meal plan gets you meals that are all up to 650 calories each, and are a great way to enjoy cooking your meals, without pouring over weight loss and recipe blogs.
Medifast isn’t for everyone. But then again, neither is any meal delivery service - especially when it comes to something as personal as losing weight.
My advice: keep trying. Thanks to the absolute explosion in the diet meal delivery service industry, you’re very likely to find one that works for your needs, tastes, and lifestyle.
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