Medifast diet is a low-fat, low-carb, ultra-low-calorie diet plan that is safe and healthy. It helps you lose weight much faster and more effectively than a traditional diet plan.
Medifast is a clinically proven weight loss system through a number of clinical studies at John Hopkins and National Institute of Health. These studies find that most people lose an average of 2-5 lbs per week with this plan. More than 15,000 physicians nationwide have recommended Medifast programs to their patients. And more than 1,000,000 customers have safely used it for over 25 years.
What is Medifast diet anyway?
Medifast meals are available in a wide variety of foods and flavors including shakes, soups, stew, chili, oatmeal, scrambled eggs, fruit drinks, iced teas, hot beverages, bars and puddings. They all have added vitamins, minerals, and protein. This allows you to receive enough nutritions while intaking very low level of calories.
Medifast 5 & 1 Diet Plan
The cornerstone of the Medifast diet is the “5 & 1″ meal plan. On this plan, you eat 6 times a day, every 2-3 hours apart. Five of the meals are Medifast products. You only need mix individual packets with water and microwave or refrigerate. The other 1 meal is the so-called “Lean & Green” meal.
The Lean & Green meal consists:
“Lean” — 7 ounces (cooked weight) of lean meat (fish, poultry, or seafood) OR 5 ounces of lean beef, pork, or lamb
“Green” — 1.5 cups of cooked vegetables (not including carrots, corn, potatoes, peas, or Brussels sprouts, due to their higher carb levels) OR 2 cups of salad greens, 1-2 tablespoons low-carb salad dressing, and ½ cup raw vegetables (excluding vegetables listed above)
Medifast food products cost about $10/day, $70/week or $275/month. It does not charge enrollment or membership fees. It usually offers 1 week free when ordering 4 weeks of foods. Also the shipping is often free.
Most people find the cost comparable to the amount they are spending on groceries and dining out. The average adult spends nearly $16/day on food. At $10/day, Medifast is saving you money while help you lose weight quickly.
Why Medifast Diet Is Safe and Effective?
Among the many diet plans and weight loss programs available on the market today, very few can claim to be clincally proven like this diet does. In a number of clinical studies by medical professionals, this diet plan has been shwon to be safe and effective for fast weight loss.
One of the studies, conducted at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, was a 16-week study of 185 people using the Medifast program. It was found that males lost an average of 67.41 lbs and females lost an average of 47.5 lbs. 91% of males and 72% of females lost more than 40 lbs.
Another study was the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Obesity Research Study, in which the Medifast products were used by obese patients. It showed that the average weight loss was approximately 45 lbs. with some patients losing as much as 65-80 lbs.
Overall, clinical studies have shown that, with medifast, most people lose an average of 2-5 lbs per week while stay healthy or become healther.
1 packet Medifast Vanilla Pudding
1/2 cup cold water
1 cup ice
1 oz fat free cream cheese
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 packet Splenda
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend well. For a different flavor, use the Chocolate or Banana Puddings or substitute one of the myriad sugar-free flavor drops and syrups available for the almond extract.
1 packet MF Blueberry Oatmeal
1/8 tsp. baking powder
1 TBSP Splenda
Dash Cinnamon if desired
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Mix Oatmeal, 1 TBSP Splenda, baking powder and cinnamon in a small bowl. Add 1/4 cup water and vanilla and mix well. Spoon onto baking sheet sprayed with Pam, bake at 350 degrees for approximately 10 minutes. Makes 4 scones.
1 TBSP Splenda
1 TBSP water
Mix ingredients thoroughly in a small bowl and drizzle over baked scones.
Broccoli Quiche Cups
1 Packet Cream of Broccoli Soup
3 egg whites
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 C steamed broccoli
Place egg whites, soup and baking powder in mixing bowl and beat well. Divide steamed broccoli equally into 3 muffin cups and pour batter over the broccoli. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes. Counts as one MF meal, 1/4 lean and 1 green serving.
1 packet MF scrambled eggs
1 packet MF cream soup of your choice
1/3 C water
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 T. ground flax meal
Combine all ingredients to make dough. Divide dough in two and place on a cookie sheet or in a cake pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 5 minutes. Turn oven to low broil to brown the top for 3-5 minutes. Watch carefully to prevent burning. Serve with a steaming bowl of Maryland Crab Flavored Soup!