Medifast Info

Basic Info about the Medifast Plan

Currently I am on the medifast plan which you choose 5 medifast meals and 1 lean and green meal. The medifast meals come in a variety of choices such as pancakes, brownies, shakes, bars, soups, oatmeals, puddings, pretzels, eggs, chili, and soft serve ice cream! You can easily convert these items to other tempting recipes such as cakes from shakes, custards and ice cream from puddings, breads from soups, cookies and muffins from oatmeal. The list goes on and on. I love variety and I actually like most of food even without the variations. The lean and green meal is pretty simple to follow but there are some guidelines. In a nut shell, it is 5 - 7 oz of lean protein such as chicken, fish, beef, pork, cheeses, veggie burgers, tofu and more. Below are links to complete lean options.

 Lean Options containing Meat Products
 Lean Options without Meat

Also, here is a chart that is helpful in figuring out how much raw meat you should use to get the approproate amount of lean required.

The green consists of 3 servings of veggies a day. My favorites in particular are broccoli, cauliflower, squash, green beans and lettuce.I was definitely not a veggie lover until I tried roasting. Roasted vegetables are the best! It brings out the sweetness in the vegetables. If you don't like veggies, give roasting a try. Below is a link to a complete list of greens we can have. I also included the vegetable weight conversion chart if you are using a scale to measure your veggies in grams to determine each green serving:

Lean and Green Conversion Chart (Helpful when splitting your Lean and Green)
Green Options
Vegetable Conversion Weight Chart

The last part of this plan you should be aware of and follow to be successful on the program is to limit your condiments to only 3 a day. A condiment consists of spices, baking soda, chicken broth, salad dressings, flavored extracts, etc. On this same condiment list of options, you will also find healthy fats. They are not the same as condiments and may be needed in addition to your lean and green requirements. The number of healthy fats you need depends on what type of lean you choose. For instance if you choose the leanest meat (fish, egg beaters, shrimp, etc), you will need 7 oz of meat and 2 healthy fats. If you choose the leaner meat category (chicken, etc), you will need 6 oz of meat and 1 healthy fat. Finally, if you choose a meat from the lean category (some beef, turkey sausages, pork, chicken thighs, certain cheeses, etc), you will need 5 oz of meat and no healthy fats. Check out the condiment list below. Below is a list of condiment choices and the amount of each you can have per day:

Condiment and Healthy Fat Options

You may also have one optional snack a day from the list below:

Snack Options

Here is a link to the Medifast FAQS page with helpful answers to some questions you may have. This link also answers the question on what to do when you run out of Medifast food:

Medifast FAQS
Medifast Product Nutritional Information
Dining Out Guide

So far I am loving the plan! I have tried numerous diets including Weight Watchers, the Cookie Diet, HCG Injections, Atkins, and South Beach Diet and none of them really worked for me. I chose this plan because my general doctor had recommended it to me. I thought hmmmm... it must be good if my doctor recommended it. It works as long as you stick to the guidelines. I will not lie to you. The first three days are hard as your body gets adjusted to the plan. Once you get passed the three days, you will notice a change. In my opinion, I wasn't as hungry anymore, I had more energy, and I didn't crave all the sugary and salty foods like I used to. So come on and join me in this weight loss journey!!! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

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