Are you looking for information about Medifast and Optavia weight Loss Products so as to either buy the products, be a distributor or become a weight loss coach?
What Is Medifast And Optavia
Medifast is a Multi-Level Marketing company founded in 1980 by William Vitale with its headquarters based in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The Medifast Products are mainly weight loss related.
It has 5 Subsidiaries
1. Optavia which was originally called “Take Shape for Life (TSFL)”. The name changed to Optavia and new line of products were introduced that are sold directly to clients by Optavia coaches.
2. Jason Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
3. Jason Enterprises, Inc.
4. Jason Properties, LLC
5. Seven Crondall, LLC
What Is In Medifast Diet?
It is a carbohydrate – controlled meals (Lean and Green meals) consisting of protein, vegetables, healthy fats. They also have healthy snacks of different varieties. You could choose whole wheat snacks, yogurt just to name a few.
You have the option to choose from over 40 meal replacements each of which is low in calories. Some of the meal replacements have been fortified with vitamins and minerals that the body requires.
a) Medifast GO! a 3o day kit
b) Medifast GO! Gluten free
c) Medifast Achieve 30 – day Complete Kit
d) Medifast achieve 30 day select kit
Other weight loss plans include:
- Optimal Weight 5 & 1 plan (essential Optmal Kit (5 & 1)
- Optimal Weight 4 & 2 & 1 plan (essential Optmal Kit (4 & 2 & 1)
Does Medifast Weight Loss Program Work And Is Medifast A Scam
Medifast is not a Scam, neither is it a pyramid scheme.
If you follow medifast diet plan, there is a high likelihood that you will lose weight. The problem is not the program; the problem is that most people don’t follow all the instructions and for some of the people who lose weight, they gain it all back by going back to their old eating habits.
The main aim of any weight loss program is to help you change your relationship with food by eating what the body requires (with of course an occasional treat)
Problems With Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
The problem with Multi level Marketing companies is that they are always under investigation and Medifast is not an exception.
In 2012, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and USA Department of Justice determined that the advertisement of Medifast 5 and 1 plan by Jason Pharmaceuticals, one of the Medifast Subsidiaries was misleading.
Jason Pharmaceuticals paid $3.7 Million as a settlement.
Can You Make Money With Medifast?
To make money with Medifast, you need to retail the products and/ or recruit other people to do the same thus building a team.
If you are only selling the products, it will be very difficult to make a full-time income because:
- It is very difficult to have long-term customers.
Ones your customers achieve their desired weights, most of them will stop buying the products as they will have mastered the types of food to eat.
Furthermore, ones they know how to mix and match the products, they can buy them at a cheaper price from supermarkets or wherever they do their food shopping.
Those who make full time income through retailing might be very good at it or might have a large social network who are interested in losing weight.
The same applies to those earning through recruiting: Most likely, you will need to have a large number of distributors under you (big team).
- Statistics show that the drop out rate of most MLM distributors is very high meaning that you have to be actively recruiting and motivating your team to also recruit and retail the products.
What Are The Alternatives To Medifast
I do not want to discourage you from being a part of Medifast as it depends on what you are getting out of it.
Ask yourself whether Medifast is leading you to the financial and time freedom you are looking for?
If the answer is NO, then please keep on reading as this might be of help to you.
I used to be an MLM distributor but after several years, l realised that it was not leading me to the freedom l was looking for when l joined.
The products were good but the business part was not worth it as I was looking for an income that can replace my full time income as an employee. My main aim was to eventually quit my job.
The main purpose of doing business is to make money but if you are not making money, then it’s always good to rethink. It’s so easy to be comfortable with MLM because your upline and other people are very encouraging but this is not enough.
You are the only one who knows what you truly want to achieve for your future and you are the only one who has the power to decide the best way to do it.
“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” Denis Waitley
After deducting my expenses, l realised that l was not making money so l went searching for other businesses l could do.
After a long search, l came across Affiliate Marketing and I wish I knew about it earlier. I probably had previously played a part in it without my knowledge.
You might also have participated in it without your knowledge. If you have bought things online from Amazon, Walmart, travel websites, online pet shops or other retail outlets, maybe it was through an affiliate.
In this type of business, you have no limitation as to the number of products or niches you can promote. You do not even have to buy any of the products or do any customer fulfillment.
To do it though, its always good to undergo a training so that you can do it the right way right from the beginning.
I would therefore advise you to take the same training I took and the best thing is: you can start the training for free.
Free membership gives you access to 10 free lessons that are step by step with written text as well as video tutorials.
You even have ability to build one free website with step by step tutorial on how to do it.
If you like the training you can upgrade to Premium Membership.
This gives you
✅Access to unlimited online training on any business and topic of any Niche
✅Ability to build 10 websites of any niche you like and get all of them hosted for the same price.
✅Access to over 1800 coaches
✅Ability to Earn as you Learn.
To be a premium member, you will pay Only $19 for the first month.
With Affiliate Marketing Your Revenue Sources Are Unlimited.
You’ll learn how you can choose from close to 600 MILLION products/services and easily promote them without spending on them.
Ones you sign up, you will be welcomed by one of the co-founders of the training who will give you the training link so that you can start as soon as you can. You learn at your own pace with 24/7 support regardless of whether it is night or day.
The company is Global with over 1.5 Million members distributed in over 194 countries.
In addition to the over 1800 coaches, I will also be there to help you achieve as much success as possible