My Health Coach is a personal friend of mine so we txt daily and eat L&G together weekly but it depends on how involved you want them it could be emails, phone calls, visits. If you would like to meet with em face to face for questions I suggest you put a thread looking for one in your area. They are free but instead of ordering thru the Medifast website you order thru their TSFL website. They are the run to person if you can't find what you are looking for on the boards. I think of my coach as my own personal cheerleader..
My coach is the lady who introduced us to Medifast and gave the presentation at my Doc's office. She did the initial food ordering for us based on our likes/dislikes and guided us through the process, touching base daily, reviewing our meal logs, congratulating us on losses, and symapthizing and redirecting when necessary. She was, and is, a very nice and helpful person. We joined on the VIP plan and received two free weeks of meals (one a month) and a 5% discount on all other purchases. She gets a cut of the $ we spend and she earns it. If we were to drop the VIP plan and order ourselves, we would most likely lose her input.....
You can get a free coach here....
If you go to the main Medifast page (where you can order food), the left panel menu has this link almost at the bottom.
I don't have a coach, but there are plenty of people here who do use them or who are coaches. Many people really enjoy their relationship and support. Other people find that this site and their own off-line support are enough..
I see and read about coaches..
Yes, we're here to help you navigate this great (though sometimes overwhelming) plan!.
How does someone get one?.
You get one by: 1) contacting Take Shape for Life () and requesting one, 2) getting a recommendation from a friend, or 3) approaching one on online who you feel "fits" your needs based on their posts and approach to the plan...then ordering through them,.
Do they charge money?.
Our services are free and you actually get some great benefits through TSFL...you pay the same amount for the product as you would through Medifast.
How closly do they work with you?.
Depends on the coach. Most of my clients prefer text/email/facebook...but I'm available for phone calls when needed. I send pdfs twice each week designed by me to educate/inspire/motivate my clients to stay focused and on plan..
Do they review your diet and make recomendations?.
I certainly have done that when needed...it's a great use of your coach to ask them to use their expertise to help you in your journey..
Do they do my exercises for me?.
Ahhhhh...no. But that's very funny!.
I can't find anything on the discusion boards about them so I figure I should ask..
You can't find anything on the boards because there are strict rules about NOT "soliciting" clients on the forum. It's a sensible rule IMHO..
I hope I've answered your questions and I wish you well on your journey!.
Peace & good health,.
Thank you the reply. You answered all of my questions and explaoned why. This is a great site...