13 Common Side Effects Of Medifast - Women's Issues, Loose Skin, Skin Rash
11. Women's Issues
Rapid weight loss may cause an increase in the level of estrogen in the bloodstream. This in turn may possibly affect menstrual cycle regularity, change PMS symptoms, and/or increase fertility. Please contact your Ob-Gyn if you have any concerns or questions.
12. Loose Skin
It's pretty common knowledge that some people do have issues with excess skin after losing a large amount of weight quickly. Incorporating exercise into the program can help improve muscle tone such as bicep curls, tricep extensions, shoulder presses, bench presses and upper back rowing. Just make sure to start slowly and gradually increase time and intensity for no longer than 45 minutes per day. However, Some individuals may require plastic surgery to help with loose skin.
13. Skin Rash
Rash is also a common side effect of the Medifast diet. Some people develop a mild skin rash on their chest, neck or face during the early weeks. This effect can be due to allergic reaction to Medifast ingredients or due to the increased protein intake. Antihistamine products can be applied or taken orally to help get rid of the rashes and they disappear within a week or two. If the problem still continues dieters are advised to consult professionals.