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Take Shape for Life Co-Founder Earns Spot on The New York Times Best Sellers List

 Take Shape for Life Co-Founder Earns Spot on The New York Times Best Sellers
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PR Newswire

OWINGS MILLS, Md., Aug. 5, 2013

OWINGS MILLS, Md., Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a
leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven,
portion-controlled weight-loss products and programs, announced today that
Discover Your Optimal Health by Dr. Wayne Scott Andersen, co-founder and
medical director of Medifast's Take Shape For Life division, is on The New
York Times Best Sellers List and ranks #4 in the "Advice and How To" category.
Dr. Andersen's book, published by Da Capo Lifelong Books, provides a framework
on how to live a healthy and fulfilling life.

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"I am ecstatic and honored to be included on this list of celebrated authors,"
said Dr. Wayne Scott Andersen, Take Shape For Life's co-founder and medical
director. "Discover Your Optimal Health was written as a tool to inspire
people as they begin their health journey and I'm glad to see so many people
respond positively to the book in such a short time."

Discover Your Optimal Health educates readers on how to reach a healthy
weight, create a life of renewed vibrancy, and make daily adjustments to stay
on the journey toward optimal health. From what to eat to how to manage every
day stress, the book is designed to put readers on the path for long-term
sustainability.

Following the success of Dr. Andersen's first groundbreaking book, Dr. A's
Habits of Health, Discover Your Optimal Health is available for purchase in
paperback at TSFL.com and in both digital and paperback on Amazon.com and
Barnes and Noble. For additional information on Dr. Andersen, Discover Your
Optimal Health, and Dr. A's Habits of Health, please visit www.TSFL.com.

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About Medifast:
Medifast (NYSE: MED) is the leading easy-to-use, clinically proven,
portion-controlled weight-loss program. The company sells its products and
programs via four unique distribution channels: 1) the web and national call
centers, 2) the Take Shape For Life personal coaching division, 3) Medifast
Weight Control Centers, and 4) a national network of physicians. Medifast was
founded in 1980 and is located in Owings Mills, Maryland. For more
information, log onto www.MedifastNow.com.

About Take Shape For Life:
Take Shape For Life® is the personal-coaching division of Medifast, Inc. The
coaching network consists of independent Health Coaches, who are trained to
provide coaching and support to clients using the Medifast weight-loss program
and the Habits of Health System as defined by co-founder Dr. Wayne Scott
Andersen. For more information, log onto TSFL.com.

About Dr. Wayne Scott Andersen:
Dr. Wayne Scott Andersen is the co-founder and medical director of Take Shape
For Life. His groundbreaking books are a core component of the successful
program. He and his wife, Lori, were the first Take Shape For Life health
coaches and have tremendously influenced the 11,000+ Health Coaches now
involved with Take Shape for Life. An innovator and tireless champion of
America's health, Dr. A is dedicated to providing inspiration to those who
want to make a difference in the fight against obesity. He is the former
director of the Surgical Critical Care Program and Chairman of the Department
of Anesthesiology at Grandview Hospital.

SOURCE Medifast, Inc.

Website: http://www.medifastdiet.com
Contact: Laura Maxey, 5W Public Relations, Tel: (646) 452-6400,
lmaxey@5wpr.com; or Renee Beck, Public Relations Manager, Tel: (410) 504-8287,
renee.beck@choosemedifast.com
 
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