OWINGS MILLS, Md., Nov. 19, 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 the addition of Ziti Marinara to its exciting line of more than 70 meal choices. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120613/NE24271LOGO-b ) Ziti Marinara combines the zesty flavor of long-simmered tomatoes and fresh basil with the fulfilling chew of al dente pasta. Ziti Marinara, like all Medifast Meals, is low in calories and fat but delivers tremendous taste. This heart-healthy meal includes 11 grams of protein and is kosher dairy and vegetarian. "Medifast wants to help our clients lose weight while still enjoying delicious and satisfying meals," said Michael MacDonald, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Medifast, Inc. "Our new heart-healthy Ziti Marinara falls clearly in this category – it tastes great and satisfies the appetite with only 100 calories. We're proud to offer a tremendous variety of meal choices and think everyone will love the new Ziti Marinara." The new meal is interchangeable with any of Medifast's other 70+ Meals on any Medifast plan. Medifast products and programs have been recommended by over 20,000 doctors since 1980. Clients can expect to lose 2-5 pounds per week for the first two weeks and 1-2 pounds per week thereafter on the Medifast 5 & 1 Plan ®, in which clients eat five Medifast Meals and one Lean & Green Meal™—consisting of lean protein and non-starchy vegetables—each day. Ziti Marinara is available for purchase at medifastnow.com, through a free Take Shape For Life Health Coach, or at a Medifast Weight Control Center. MED-G 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.