This week the news source My SA (My San Antonio) reported that Medifast is scheduled to open three brand new facilities in the City of San Antonio today. Medifast officials announced that the units will be located in the Bandera Oaks Shopping Center, the Shops at Lincoln Heights, and at the Northwoods Shopping Center. According to sources quoted in the report, there are 57 Medifast Centers that are corporate owned and 28 franchised locations operating throughout the United States. The Medifast weight loss plan is recommended by over 20,000 physicians and has been helping people lose weight since 1980. The plan helps people take weight off quickly and safely through a meal replacement program. To date, literally thousands of Medifast users have not only lost weight, but have been able to keep it off using the tools provided in the program.