Take Shape For Life Review

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Take Shape for Life is the new Multi Level Marketing (MLM) “money making opportunity” that sells Medifast diet shakes and meals. The website states that they have a “health network” or group of life coaches that will help counsel new recruits towards total health. Their total health ideal is a triad between physical health, spiritual health and financial health. The site goes on to explain that if any of these is missing, total health cannot be achieved. The Take Shape for Life website spends a great deal of time explaining the benefits of being a health coach and reaping the benefits of financial health.

In years past Medifast supplements and meal replacements were only available through weight loss centers and physicians offices. The program could be started until individuals underwent a complete physical and got the go ahead from their doctor. And then they had to be monitored closely by their physician while on the program. It seems that this new approach is more about the pyramid scheme and money making “opportunity” that will in turn help you to lose weight while you purchase the products you sell.

List of Ingredients

There is a whole line of meal replacement products from shakes and bars to soups and cereals. The website has limited information on products available.

Product Features

By joining their MLM “family” individuals can speak with health coaches. It is unclear on the website but it seems that these health coaches are other individuals who decided to take this opportunity as well. Then participants purchase food supplements and meal replacements like shakes and cereals from the company at a discount.

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Advantages

  • There are testimonials and before and after pictures on their website.
  • Medifast has had a proven track record in the past with their products used under strict medical supervision.

Disadvantages

  • This program’s website reads like an infomercial.
  • The stress seems to be on the money making end of things instead of health and fitness.
  • The health coaches look like they might just be average Joe’s who have joined their program as a way to improve their financial health.

Conclusion

There are just so many weight loss programs and products on the market that it can be difficult to spot the scams and schemes. While the Medifast products have been quite successful for some in the past, this new MLM approach should be looked at very closely. While nurse calls one day per week and 24 hour support from “health coaches” sounds great, it looks like individuals become “health coaches” themselves once they sign up for the money making end of the deal. With so many other programs available this one might not be the best to try if someone is serious about losing weight and not looking for another income instead.

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73 User Reviews about Take Shape For Life

  • 1
    Renee

    I too was not a believer in the Take Shape for Life program but I have a friend (now my coach) who did not push me into the program. She lost 80 pounds herself and I have had great success as well! I love it!

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    Tom

    If you follow the plan, you will lose weight! 13 weeks and I lost over 50 Lbs! I feel great and my coach was with me all the way! If you are dedicated to the plan..it works, I have no complaints!

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    Kelly L.

    The above article on this is bull! You should know more about a program before writing a review like that, for instance try the program first before making accusations about it.
    I lost 130 pounds in 9 months and I feel awesome!! So much so I wanted to share this amazing program with others, because why the heck not it works! I’m heading into Transition in a week and am excited to go back to regular food. However I have been on regular food too throughout the program since you have protein and veggies, and low fat cheese. I was on another program prior to TSFL and well the other program worked too it was too expensive, it had too many restrictions like eating only 1 bar and eating 3 of their foods a day) switching programs was the best thing I could do. TSFL is awesome, its cheaper, they have over 70 choices and you can mix n match, and if you hate the food and have only eaten one item from the package well return it for a refund within 30 days, you don’t have to eat it.
    I really appreciate having the opportunity to help others to be healthy and happy as well, it is very rewarding to share the program with others and see how happy they get when they loose each week.

    Yes you do get to enjoy other foods again but in moderation and the program really teaches you healthier habits. If you told me last year that I would be a runner, I would have laughed in your face! But that’s all I want to do. And I’m taking up biking again, I have not touched a bike in 10 years and I’m so excited to ride again.

    I also found that my health coach was not their for me on the other program I was on, but on TSFL I feel like I get all the support I need.

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  • 4
    SHS

    I have absolutely no doubt this program can work for some, but you must be able to handle bland or “earthy” tasting “meals”. And plz, plz PLEASE check the refund policy. In this day and age, in the USA their policy is unfairly weighted away from the customer. Use any promo items first as they are non-refundable. Do not open the “Habits of Healthy… ” book as that is only refundable if in original wrapping. I wish I were told these by my “certified health coach”!!!!
    Also….do not start with soups or puffs!!!!

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  • 5
    David

    At 72 I’ve not found anything that works, yet I have lost 20 lbs with MediFast diet in 5 weeks.It was recommended to me by my personal internal medicine doctor. The majority of the comments since 2010 are not in agreement with you analysis.You are pushing your choice as an editor.

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  • 6
    RJ

    Donna your are right, the soy is a GMO, and it is also full of artificial sweeteners.

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  • 7
    RJ

    This stuff is so bad for you. Please write down every ingredient and google each one individually. You will see for your self. Save your money, you can eat 900 calories a day of anything and lose weight. Eat a glass of V8, a pop tart and a multivitamin each mean and it would be the same, lol

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    Audra

    And you will be starving! Not having a nutritionally balanced meal replacement with protein! Not in ketoacidosis which is the fat burning state-I respectfully disagree

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  • 8
    Philip John

    Hi Joe – It depends on what type of research you are looking for. To find if the program works – all the theory behind the system is proven facts – ketosis, low carb, low sugar, etc. A good place to start your research would probably be your primary physician – chances are that he or she is well informed not just about TSFL / Medifast, but also about other similar programs if they exist.

    Disclosure : I am currently on this Optimal Health program and looking to help other people with this at some point of time as a Coach.

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  • 9
    Joe

    Is there any place I can get some independent research on Take Shape For Life? (I am not talking about testimonials, I don’t give them much credit)

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  • 10
    Donna

    I’m concerned about the soy in the product. Anyone who is genuinely concerned about their health knows that soy is a GMO – which causes cancer. I am also looking for why the base of doctors who endorse the product (only 20,000) has not changed in twenty years. Could this really be a good product?

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    GMO Concern

    Have you ever received information about this? I am concerned about GMO as well. I have been on the plan, and it definitely worked, but at what expense?

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    Susie

    In my opinion, I’m a RN, being on the plan isn’t long term enough to have a significant “expense” to worry about when you consider the expense of being overweight, diabetes, heart disease, etc……..

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  • 11
    Brookie

    David,
    Were you excersizing as well when you lost this weight? Or did you loose the weight just from the program?

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  • 12
    Carol

    I just joined today, New Year’s Day and ordered my first batch of food. Even on NY Day, my assigned health coach called me and talked to me for almost an hour. WOW. Now I can’t wait for the food to get here so I can get started.

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    Terri

    Hi Carol. I hope all is well. How is your weight loss coming? I just started the actual diet today. I have been pretty hungry with low energy. But, I know that no matter who you are or what diet you do, The 1st day is ALWAYS the worst! We just have to take it one day at a time. Remember it will be worth it in a few months. GOOD LUCK to everyone thats struggling.

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  • 13
    therese

    Everyone is talking about the first month and all the weight you lose. Great. Now your at your goal weight. Talk about how you maintain with store bought food. Also I am doing this with my husband he wants to lose 65 lbs. great but me I want only 10 to 15. Im concerned about the lightheaded comment. One person said low salt. I feel not enough food.
    Talk to me please. We’re starting January first.

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    Robin

    I hope this isn’t too late. The nice thing is once you’re at your goal weight the program doesn’t ‘drop’ you. They have a transition and then maintenance program in place to help you keep goal and not have to go back on a program. The lightheaded doesn’t happen to everyone and did not happen to me. I also didn’t get any headaches although some people do. Just as with anything, everyone’s body will respond differently.

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    Doame

    Is there something special you should eat when you feel lightheaded? This happened to me a couple of weeks ago and then again today. I have lost 15 pounds in a month and don’t know if I’m sick or if it is the program.

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    Destiney

    I am not a Health coach but I have lost 16 pounds this month and would be more then happy to be a support :) It isn’t always easy when you go out to eat with friends or your family goes out to sushi but I have found great ways to make it work! My new favorite sushi roll it a tuna roll, no rice and extra cucumber! so good!

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  • 15
    deb

    TSFL ROCKS!! No program has ever worked so well for me and for many of my friends! I have lost 17 lbs in less than 4 weeks. If someone isn’t losing weight on the program then they aren’t doing it and following it! It works and is the only program that delivers COMPLETE nutrition and balanced blood sugar levels. The health coaching is an important part of education the person on the diet and keeping them motivated. I have nothing negative to say about it, and wished I would have found it years ago. My friend Michele has lost over 100 lbs and my friend Connie over 60 lbs. It was created by a heart doctor 30 years ago for people suffering from sever obesity, and has evolved in to something that is now available to the general public.

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    Sarah

    I went from a size 14 to a size 4 in under three months on this program and the education aspect of it was amazing. I’ve been able to maintain my dream weight (and actually even went down to a size 2) while on their maintenance program while eating all the time, never feeling hungry, and having a reprogramed mind set about food. Some of the food was gross, but I found a ton that I loved and just used that instead and was really happy with it. I became a coach because my two sisters wanted my same results and asked me to help them. My friends also saw my results and in less than two months, I had 30 clients who were losing weight and really pleased with the results. I don’t get a discount on the food, just a commission of my clients total sale. But I work for it and spend hours each day helping clients through tough spots and encouraging them to keep their goals in mind. It’s not a magic bullet, it’s work. But it does work.

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  • 16
    Cathrine

    I saw this guy on Fb who was a mutual friend of a friend. I said hi via a message and he messaged me back. I am a disabled Veteran STILL serving and he said “Wow, great story” then he asked “do you want FREE coaching help for nutrition. I said sure. he friended me on facebook and we sent about 5 IM’s. He asked if Ive ever heard of TSFL and I said yes and that I wasnt interested (I come from a Professional Athlete background and know how to maintain weight, after my injury I gained about 15 pounds, and working to take it off.). So I told him I was intersted in his free coaching thats when he went into the hard sale. I told him I wasnt intersted then he started to belittle me saying how if I buy food anyway I should buy this food. Im sure at some point I could of been talked into investigating the company, but he was a tool then promptly unfriended me because I didnt want the program, I just honestly was saying hi to him, he was cute. He started out telling me his resume and all the people he’s helped, so I was sure he was supporting the Military. Nope. he was just supporting a oportunity to make more money and when I wasnt intersted he because a jerk. wow, Life coach my rear butt cheek

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    alicia

    So sorry you had a bad experience! You can tell right away if a person is sincere or not. TSFL teaches us coaches that to be truly successful, we need to care about people, not money. The money comes. I talk to alot of people whether they sign with me or not. I am so grateful to have health and energy back, that it makes me sad to see so many of us struggling with our health and weight. I just want to grab people and say,”You don’t have to suffer! Go on the program for 4 days and I guarantee you will have more energy and start feeling better.”

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    Shukrita

    wow!

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  • 18
    Shukrita

    To Thresa, lightheaded could be from low salt. If you take one bullion cube when you feel like that will help.

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  • 19
    Tracy

    I have been on the Plan for 3 to 4 weeks now and have lost only 4 pounds. I take Wellbutrin and Celexa. Forgot to take them one day — bad day for me but lost 2 lbs that day. Has anyone else had a problem with meds slowing down the whole process? Thanks!

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    liz

    many meds will slow down the process. some meds will even make you gain weight. all i know is that the program works, if you follow it. I am a client that lost 30 pounds in 10 weeks and have kept it off for a year now. and i am a health coach

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    Mary

    My experience with TSFL has bee a very positive experience. As for the meds slowing down the weight loss, yes. I take Celexa also, and my weight loss has been twice as slow as my husband’s. However, after being on just about every diet in the world, this has been the most successful, easy, inexpensive diet ever. It teaches you how to eat, also. Yes, this is worth the extra time and patience!

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    jOAN Leffler

    recently spilled choc shake in car. had cleaned but still have lots of spotts on carpet, it in dry form but can get out. Help

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  • 21
    Sue

    TSFL is a phenomenal program. It does teach you to eat samll meals every 2-3 hours. But it goes past that. They work hard to formulate their products to provide you with the necessary vitamins, minerals, carbs, protein, and fat that you need throughout the day.

    The best part is that the plan also helps you transition back into a regular dietary plan with “normal” food. It also provides you with as much knowledge and help in maintaining the weight loss.

    Just like any other program, anyone will gain the weight back if they are under the impression that you can eat whatever you want whenever you want after you lose the weight.

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  • 22
    Barbie

    TSFL is just teaching you to eat every 2-3 hrs. You have to be very strict and wnat to lose the weight. I suggest you pay for trial size before ordering because a lot of the food is horrible. The Chocolate shakes/bars/chicken noodle soup are very good. The blueberry oatmeal is the only one I can stomach. Stick to it and you will lose weight. No diet is fun…..

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  • 23
    Kathy

    I have a friend that has lost 30 lbs. and loves the program. My question is about sugar substatutes. And other products added to the foods. My body doesn’t handle additives well. That is why I haven’t tried other programs. Can you find meals around this.

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  • 24
    betty

    TSFL was designed to give personal coaching to anyone using our fast,safe,Dr approved meals.You deserve a good coach,we are paid by TSFL to assist you in all areas. A good coach not only knows how help you with your weightloss and maintainence we can help you save ,even earn money. You don’t need to become a coach to do so,or even be a client,for that matter (ask me ). Coaches do not get a discount,we pay the same for our meals as anyone else.A good coach can be essential to your on going success. While I would love to assist anyone who is not getting help,out of honor to our coaches program , a good coach will not ask you to “switch” to them, it is against company policy. If you do not have a good coach,I encourage you to ask customer service for the coach above your coach (etc.) until you get one who will assist you, if this is not working then ask customer service to assign you a new coach or ask to be transferred to a specific coach. I like several others who have responded above, would love to personally assist anyone who is not getting the help you need.I started the TSFL program in ’06 lost over 100lbs and have been maintaining my weightloss very well. I chose to become a certified health coach when I experianced how well our program worked. I love assisting my clients so much ,that I’ve chose to take additional coaching classes ,outside of TSFL at my own expense ,in order to be an even better coach. Many blessings on your road to health may it be an exciting journey for you :-) and as “Spock” would say:live long and prosper, what our own DR.Anderson says should be the norm for us :-)

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  • 25
    Kat Ward

    In regard to the explanation of what Take Shape For Life is- Coaches are not distributors, they do not sell medifast products. The business base for this company uses ideas from the business strategy of many different business models. People who buy Medifast products are not part of a “MLM family”. They become clients of Medifast and can opt out of having a health coach. Regarding information on what is in the products, if the author had time to explore, you would find a product list with all of the ingredients. As far as talking about the healthy mind, healthy body and healthy finance, if you read more about it, it asks people to examine long short term goal to long term goals and how you can make those happen. It offers you one way to make that happen. As always, no one is forced to do anything. It is based on safe and practical applications of healthy goals for your mind, your body and your finances. Please try to abstain from turning their endeavors to help people into a scam. It is not. Any questions please feel free to talk to me.

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    denise

    Yes just like Kat said here, get all the facts before you write something. I am glad I read all these replyies and not just base a dission on what the Arthur wrote above. I think it sounds like a good program I know 2 pepole who have been on it one of them lost 47 pounds and the other 100 pounds and yes one of them is a life coach. I can’t wait to try this one out. Other diets have left me so hungry I could eat a horse. No joke! wish me luck

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    Linda

    I have tried Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, and working with a nutritionist. I was hungry all the time and although I lost weight, I gained it back. I started Take Shape for Life one week ago. I have had minimal hunger a couple of times the first couple of days, but none the last 5. I have lost 6 pounds so far. The workbook and text book that come with the program are incredible. The variety of food is limited but OK. I finally feel like I CAN DO THIS

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  • 27
    brenda

    Do you have to purchase the Medifast food on this plan or can you make the same products at home and try to lose weight that way? TSFL sounds good but the food is expensive.

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    Dewey

    I just started this month and really do not see a way you could replicate the items at home. Be warned as some items in it taste NASTY, but I am finding things I like as well. No weight loss yet, either. On my second week…

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    Joe

    If you’re like me and eat out fairly often, you’ll actually save money doing the program. You only need to order $250 worth of food if you join their free membership, which is more than 3 weeks’ worth of food, then you get an extra week of food for free. So that’s a month’s worth of food for just over $250. That’s less than $9 a day. Of course, you still need to buy the proteins (fish, chicken, turket, etc.) and vegetables but considering that is only for one smallish dinner a day, your total cost isn’t that high. These days food prices are skyrocketing which makes the TSFL deal seem even better, I don’t see them hiking up their prices.

    Yes, some of the stuff is nasty. It comes down to individual choice. I love tomato soup and ordered 2 boxes in my first order and it was terrible, I had to hold my nose to drink it. The chili nacho cheese puffs sounded great and taste terrible (they taste like dry croutons dusted with chili powder). But some of their other foods are actually pretty good, I was surprised at their scrambled eggs and brownies (they’re like eating regular scrambled eggs or a fresh-cooked brownie), and all of their bars are pretty tasty. Most of the rest of the food is just okay, but you don’t sign up to this for the chance to eat great-tasting food.

    One of the great things is that you can eat the Medifast meals in any combination you want. If you want to eat 5 candy bars a day, go for it. If you hate their milkshakes, don’t order any. Every product they sell is high in protein, vitamins, and minerals, and low in carbohydrates, fat, and calories.

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  • 28
    SUZI

    I HAVE JUST STARTED TSFL. IMEXCITED ABOUT IT. MY COACH IS AWSOME. AND ALOT OF OTHER PEOPLE THAT I HAVE MET ARE ALSO. I WILL KEEP EVERYONE INFORMED.WISH ME LUCK. SOUND LIKE AN AWSOME PRODUCT.

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  • 29
    Jamie

    I am considering the TSFL program, but am curious if anyone has done it that hasn’t needed to lose a lot of weight? I only need to lose about 15-20 pounds total. Do you think I will have the rapid results as everyone else has? I have no idea what weight anyone started at. Thank you!!

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    dan radatti

    Jamie,
    the average weight loss is 12-15 lbs per month. there are a lot of factors involved. some people lose it a bit slower some a bit faster, but i have not yet seen someone not lose weight.

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    David

    Jamie,
    I lost 17 pounds in 3.5 weeks, then another 3 pounds in another week on TSFL. I went from 170 to 150, and am now at a very healthy BMI and love to work out now! My wife (a Registered Nurse) and I are Health Coaches and have a great success rate with our clients. Let me know if you have any questions or would like any support.

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    Tita

    My mother was a Type 2 diabetic and after 30 years of taking high doses of insulin now only needs a very small dose oral medication (40 pounds lost). My daughter no longer has high cholesterol(50 pounds lost). I am off of at least 5 medications for high blood pressure and acid refux disease(100 pounds lost). Please check out my earlier comments and contact me through my website TakeShapeWithTita.TSFL.com if you are interested in this wonderful program and would like a commited, caring Health Coach.

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    Scott Oppegard

    I was taking 100 units of novalog and 35 of levamir. 6 weeks later, I am off all meds(even orals) and my numbers are great. This program is what you make of it. Stick to it and it definately works.

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    Jayne

    Has anyone gone through the program and is now on maintenance (living on regular food)? If so, is it hard? Are you gaining back the weight?

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    Tita

    No, Jayne, maintenance is not hard. We all know that losing the weight is only half the battle. You need to change the way you think about food in order to keep it off, and you do that while in the weight loss phase of the program. It only takes two weeks to form a new habit or break an old one, so the way we eat while losing weight becomes part of our eating habits. Yes, there are rules, and you need to “do the math” to figure out how many calories you will need each day, but your Health Coach will help you with all of that. Contact me if I can help. I have lost 100 pounds myself and have been a Health Coach for 2 years.

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    Anna

    Tita,Hi!
    I lost 70 lbs off two years ago and then yo-yoed in fear.never stopped ordering food, its been an overbudgeted affair;since i kept slipping and it took a week each time to get back on track, then I slipped.I gained 20 back until the summer and since the fall have gained another 20.SO I lost 70+40 still have to reach 115lbs as advised.I am back since today .My health coach is not greta at all.
    Any advice?
    Anna

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    Mike Humbles

    I have been on the program for exactly 14 weeks and have lost 60 pounds! I’m even more excited about my overall health. Six months ago, my cholesterol level was 206. That was after taking cholesterol medicine for 18 years! Last week I went to the doctor again, and my new cholesterol level is only 113!!! At that time, I had been on this program for only 13 weeks. My doctor was amazed. I have decided to learn all I can about Take Shape For Life, become a health coach, and help others regain their health. Is this a bad thing! In my many years at IBM no one ever helped me like this.

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    Andrew Schultz

    Mike Great to see your success, I would like to chat via email. I have just started TSFL a month ago and I am thinking about the becomming a Coach. Would like very much to get your imput.
    Andrew from Cape May NJ

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    Margie

    I’ve been on tsfl for 3 weeks and I lost 17.5 lbs. My coach is great. I figured that she was making money every time I purchased food, but who cares? I finally found something that works for me. And I agree with Carmel. I don’t want to take another pill.

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    Carmel

    Take shape for life is great it’s people helping people. If your coach wasn’t any good, you should find another one. I don’t see anything wrong with people who have tried the program AND succeeded helping others do the same. And why shouldn’t they be compensated? I will eat 1000 cal over the period of 1 day though. I started 2 weeks ago and I have lost 12 lbs. I am steadily become healthier, happier and yes by helping others do the same, more financially stable.

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    Dave

    You cannot get another coach. This is a Multi-Level-Marketing Company and once you sign up you can not go to another leg of the Pyramid.

    Shakes work but the food is really bad.

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    Dave

    Yes you can get another coach. This is where you are misinformed. Just call the company and ask for a health coach transfer. End of story. No pyramid, just people who think it is because they have concepts.

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    Sharon

    Dave, I am not sure where you received your information. You can absolutely change your health coach – anyone can at any time. If you had done your research, you would see that this company does not fit the definition of an MLM at all – no requirement to sign up anyone, no inventory, no wholesale pricing to coaches, and much more. Coaches simply get compensated for coaching people on the program. They are not selling anything. They are coaches.

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    Jamie Hicks

    I live in the United Kingdom. Is this available there?

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    Don

    Not yet, but I hear it’s coming soon.

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    Melissa

    I lost 70 pounds last year and have kept the weight off. I am now a Health Coach & would like to help you, too. Send me a message if you are interested in this program.

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    Marge

    Hi Melissa: I would be interested in communicating to you about the TSFL program. I have lots of questions and not sure where to go for answers.

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    Theresa

    Hi Melissa,
    I just started the medifast plan on monday. I am feeling a bit light headed at times….is this due to my body getting rid of the toxins?

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    Adrienne

    Theresa,
    This is normal. You have completely changed your eating habits. You are now intaking less calories, less sugars and less carbs! So your body is sort of detoxing. Hang in there, the light-headedness will soon come to an end!

    Dee

    Are you still in the UK, if so, please contact me.

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    losin 40lbs

    My gf is on this program and it works great she has lost 35lbs in 2 months, and her health coatch is great to, I seen him lose before and after his 60lbs weight loss, and I too am about to join. The coach are also on TSFL but to become a coach you have to be on the program and attend like 4 finacial heath classes. I have attended 1 of the 4. Its pretty simple, and fun, I have tried all the food that my GF gets and its all good. But I’m not a picky person with food either. And there is NO SCAM on this program as I have done research and talked to the TSFL community.

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  • 37
    so much better now

    I have a married couple that are health coaches together. He is a Paramedic/EMT, both have educated themselves about the program and different things that we may go through while on the program. I only needed to lose 35 pounds and did it in 4 months. I loved everything about it. You can use any dry spice you want to add flavor or variety, there are a ton of recipes that are available. My coaches just gave them to me. My family has learned to eat healthier as well. We are all “lean and green” people. I really hope that you get another coach because it is so great when it’s done right. I can’t think of myself with out Take Shape For Life! If you are really ready to be healthy and lose the weight call them!!

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  • 38
    skinny now

    i have been on tsfl medifast for 4 months, i have lost 40 pounds and it was not hard at all. the bars are good, the shakes are good and the brownies are yummy, yet the other food is like dog food or vomit, i cannot eat anything else they sell. the coach i had sucked, i asked for a new coach 2 weeks ago and still have not heard from anyone. i only have 10 more lbs to lose and no coach to help me. i am disappointed in the coaching program as they are not coaches but fat people who lost weight with the program – whoopie doo…the on line community also sucks… not much positive attitudes or compassion going on there. hopefully i will get a new coach that can help me to maintain my weight loss.

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    Karla Charles

    sorry to hear of the “bad taste” that was left in your mouth.
    I have lost 30lbs on this progam and I am one of those “fat people” who have become a health coach.
    I am going on to be certified so I can better help people have optimal health. I am a guide to the program. If I can help you, I would be happy to try. There are great recipes and tips I can give you to make the food to your liking. New products just came out too.
    Good luck

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    Deb Holton-Smith

    Hello,
    I have lost 45 lbs in 5 mos. I had a great experience w/my TSFL health coach….so would love to pass on to you the same tips I received. Let me know if I can be of help. Would enjoy being your cheerleader to keeping the weight off !! My best, Deb HS

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    njenkinson

    Hi skinnynow -

    If you’re still on the program and not happy with your health coach, try speaking to his/her coach. Everyone wants you to succeed, and I’m sure something can be worked out so you get better support.

    Nancy
    TSFL Health Coach
    Rhode Island

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    dan radatti

    As a certified coach for TSFL i am very sorry you had any bit of a negative experience.
    There are lots of good coaches that would be more than willing to help you.
    feel free to contact me if you desire (LoveToBeLean@aol.com ), I am sure you can loose those last few pounds. the important thing is to then transition properly back into a maintenance program so you keep it off
    THe focus of TSFL is truly to help people. If there are any coaches that do not have that objective then they should not be coaches. As such i have objection to some of the comments in the article above. Some of the statements are just plain incorrect. for example no one can buy the food at a discount. You cant believe everything you read.

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    Scott Oppegard

    I hope you find a better coach. I have a woman named Alecia Dick and she has been wonderful. I am down 30 lbs in 6 weeks. I would suggest trying the crab soup if you like seafood, it is quite good.

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    Bobbie

    Hi Skinny Now,
    I am a certified health coach with Take Shape For Life and have been doing this for 8 years. I have had the opportunity to help numerous clients over the years to achieve long term weight loss. My background prior to Take Shape was running hospitals and physician practices and I had an injury and found this program. If you still have not found a dependable coach you can email me at healthbydesign@nc.rr.com and I am happy to help you achieve your goals. Good Luck, it is a GREAT program.

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    matthew

    I have been on the program now two time and have lost over 40lbs without effort. The plan really does work. Most of the food is really good and I cannot tell you how much more energy I have. It is clear that when you take all the extra carbs and sugar out of your diet your body stabilizes. I want to also point out that there is more than just a con call. my area health coaches meet weekly and have doctors as guest speakers. If you decide to become a health coach you can make money with this rather easily and yes while this ad says it has a MLM aspect you can also do it as a non MLM. I personally think it is a great business and the products actually do what they say they do.

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