A recent article in a Stockton newspaper told of a local woman whose mother was visiting from Puerto Rico. While in California she suffered from severe fluid retention in her legs and it became extremely painful for her to walk. A doctor was contacted and he warned that she was in danger of losing her leg if she did not lose weight. The daughter contacted a personal health coach in Sacramento who placed the mother on the Medifast Diet plan. Mom lost 47 pounds over five months and was able to save her leg. The Medifast Diet consists of six nutritious meals each day. The daughter, who became deeply involved in her mother’s recovery, has since become a certified health coach herself and is helping others fight obesity. She works in the Stockton area but also travels once a year to Puerto Rico. She is a big believer in the Medifast program and promotes money saving Medifast coupons because she knows the diet plan saves lives — including her own mother’s.