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Darryl Thompson, MA, is a Take Shape For Life Fuel by Medifast Health Coach.The majority of his professional career was spent in the U.S. Armed Forces, where a life of health and fitness was paramount as he trained hundreds of young men and women for the rigors of military service. As a Health Coach he is completing his coaching certification and as a Motivation Leader, he holds a master’s degree in Human Resources Development from Webster University in St. Louis, Mo. Mr. Thompson is a knowledgeable, caring individual who will guide and support you through your weight loss phase, transition and maintenance to help you achieve Optimal Health.

Losing Weight a Healthy Way

By Darryl Thompson, MA

As a local independent Health Coach, I am getting enormous satisfaction by helping residents lose weight and achieve optimal health. And my services and guidance are offered without charge.

Before and after for a
“Take Shape for Life” Client.

I have myself lost over 10 pounds quite rapidly on the Take Shape For Life program. Take Shape For Life is a healthy weight-loss program featuring Medifast meal replacements, and results on the program are 2-5 lbs. weight loss per week for the first two weeks and 1-2 lbs. per week thereafter.

Medifast products and programs have been recommended by over 20,000 doctors since 1980. For more information, log onto, or call 919-210-3737.

As a Take Shape For Life Health Coach, I mentor each and every client with compassion, knowledge, and professionalism, helping people restore their health and improve their quality of life. Along with Medifast Meal replacement products, I offer long-term solutions to weight-management challenges while providing the informed, caring support my clients require.

In my own case, I can say unequivocally that this plan is changing my life. It has reminded me what it felt like to feel healthy, more self-confident, and empowered over my weight.

I learned about Take Shape For Life through my wife, Sharon. She began the plan months before I did, and as I watched her regain her energy and seeing results so quickly, I was really impressed.

As a former member of the armed services, the rigors of training, and the tempo of everyday life kept my body lean and mean. After leaving the military and securing a desk job, my active life style slowed significantly.
Never having fought this new battle of weight gain, I realized I was not fully armed to win this new lifestyle change. With Take Shape For Life, I have everything I need to win this battle and more importantly maintain better habits of health for life. It’s wonderful to now share my story and help others reach their wellness goals.

I support my clients through initial weight loss and teach the healthy habit, illustrating how to keep weight off long term. Studies show that for many individuals, peer support in combination with other weight-loss strategies significantly improves the chances for achieving weight-loss results and for sustaining those results long term. Ensure your success by using the one-on-one planning, ongoing support, and inspiring motivation, which I offer as your free, personal Health Coach.

The Medifast 5 & 1 Plan for weight loss is as simple as eating five Medifast Meals and one Lean & Green Meal every day. No counting calories, carbs, or points, and no cooking complicated meals. Choose from over 70 nutritionally balanced Medifast Meals including shakes, bars, drinks, oatmeals, chili, soups, pudding, scrambled eggs, and more.