People often ask me what is the secret to getting the lowest or best price on Medifast foods. Diet food is no different from every day groceries. No one wants to pay more than they have to. After all, food costs are typically somewhat flexible, meaning that if you shop carefully or use coupons, you can generally shave some money off of your total. The same is true with Medifast food. The old stand by principals of buying in bulk, cutting out the middle man, and using coupons do apply here. I will go into this in more detail in the following article.

Buy In Bulk: It is not unusual for me to hear from people who are new to the diet who are seriously considering ordering their foods individually. I understand that this can feel more “safe” since you are not shelling out as much money in the beginning. But here is what you need to understand if you are considering this strategy. When you need to eat five Medifast meals each day in order to maintain maximum weight loss, you are going to need to buy a lot of individual foods to be able to have enough. And, once you begin buying a few individual items, you will see that this works out to be much more expensive than if you just went ahead and purchased one of the four week packages. And the reason for this is if you buy the food in bulk, you will pay less for it. I suppose using the term “in bulk” is a little misleading because it's not as if you are going to have excess food. Five meals per day over the course of a week is 35 meals. They add up quite quickly.

Cut Out The Middle Man: Actually, this step is mostly done for you. For the most part, Medifast sells their food on their official website. And this is how most people buy it since most of us do not have centers that are driving distance from us. People will often ask me about buying left over meals from third parties or individuals. This is only my opinion, but I just do not feel comfortable with this. You really do not know much about the food or the other person. So I tend to steer clear of this. By selling the food themselves, the company is not having to split their profits with any other retailer. It's just common sense and it is frankly the only way to be sure that you are getting genuine, fresh food straight from the source. I'm not sure why any one would want to go elsewhere than the manufacturer to get the product when you do not have to.

Use Coupons: The company is very generous with the coupons that they offer. It is rare that there is not some special or incentive going on. In fact, most of the time, you can either get a monetary discount worth over $ 50 off an order or some weeks of free food. Without a doubt, the free food is often worth more, but I do understand that many will opt for the money off especially when they are new to the diet. The bottom line is that you should never pay for your order without entering in the current coupon code.

Hopefully, this article has shown you that by buying in bulk, cutting out the middle man and using coupons, you can save a lot of money on Medifast food, just as you would for any other type of food for purchase.