The other day, I got an email from a reader that asked me to put together a sort of cliff notes version of what the Medifast diet is all about. So, in the below article, I’ll go over some basic facts about this diet to give you an overview of what life would be like on it.
You Actually Eat Quite Frequently On Medifast: Perhaps it’s because the word “fast” is in the name of the diet, but it’s a common misconception that this is a liquid only or starvation type diet. Although the caloric and carb content of the diet is low, you eat often – six times daily to be exact. You eat no less than five of the company’s pre prepared meals and then you make one larger “lean and green” meal yourself. This is basically 6 ounces of lean protein and vegetables – preferably those low on the glycemic index. You can mix these together to make a one pot meal or soup, etc. or you can eat it separately. You can have the lean and green at any time during the day.
You aren’t just limited to shakes either. There are a lot of shake options, but there’s also bars, puddings, soups, stews, chilis, eggs, oatmeal, lattes, hot chocolate, and fruit drinks. You can also use these ingredients as a base for other recipes, so the variety and control is there, but you don’t have to count calories or tally points or carbs. Continue reading “Facts About Medifast”