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Medifast: Weight Loss Company

July 14, 2014

Having the ideal weight is important to healthy living. People can go to various extremes to lose weight. A company shows how it can be done without suffering too much and business is certainly good.

You don’t have to starve yourself in order to lose weight. At the extreme there are operations including liposuction to get rid of those fats. Another way is eating the right kinds and right amounts of food. One company has made a living helping people have the right nutrition along with food that help people lose weight. This company is Medifast.

Medifast was founded in 1980 by William Vitale, M.D. and has headquarters in Owing Mills, Maryland. Initially his products were sold directly to doctors, who in turn prescribed them to their patients. Today the products are directly available to customers.  Medifast is a publicly traded company listed in the New York Stock Exchange.

The firm points out that over 20,000 doctors have recommended Medifast since 1980. Through their products you lose weight quickly while learning how to eat healthier. Medifast Meals are formulated with low-fat protein and fiber, and fortified with vitamins and nutrients, so you lose pounds and inches without losing out on essential nutrition. The low-glycemic index formula of Medifast Meals makes them perfect for everyone, including individuals with type 2 diabetes.

Medifast has five wholly owned subsidiaries though which it operates. These are: Jason Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Jason), Take Shape of Life, Inc. (TSFL), Jason Enterprises, Inc., Jason Properties, LLC and Seven Crondall, LLC.   In the year ended December 31, 2011 Medifast expanded its product line by introducing several new products. The products introduced included Medifast Spiced Pancake, an addition to the Pancake line, including Original and Chocolate Chips varieties.

The firm offers a number of weight and disease management products under the Medifast and Essential brands and for select label customers. The company opened 31 new Medifast Weight Control Centers in 2011.

Having been in business for over thirty years Medifast continues to grow clearly showing that people can use some help in maintaining their weight and having a healthy lifestyle.

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