Take Shape for Life co-founder earns spot on The New York Times Best Sellers List

08.05.13 |

Owings Mills, MD (August 5, 2013) – 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.

“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 both digital and paperback on and Barnes & Noble. For additional information on Dr. Andersen, Discover Your Optimal Health, and Dr. A’s Habits of Health, please visit

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

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

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.