Medifast is a portion-controlled, low-calorie weight loss program that helps you lose weight faster using meal replacements and real food – in the region of 2-5 pounds per week. That diet is more effectively than traditional diets. Medifast 5 & 1 Plan helps your body burn fat and lose weight quickly.

Medifast 5 and 1 is for both men and women. The difference is that for men, the meals have a higher level of protein than for women. Medifast is one of the more successful and balanced low-calorie diets.

Medifast 5 and 1 Plan

This Diet plan is made up of 5 meal replacements per day, generally shakes, but there are also bars, soups, oatmeal, and puddings. You can customize your meal plan to include any combination but you should limit yourself to one bar per day. One meal per day is a “lean and green” meal – a small portion of lean meat, and 2 cups of salad or vegetables and can be eaten at any time throughout the day. You won’t get hungry because with this diet you eat every 2-3 hours, and must drink a minimum of 64oz of fluid (water) per day. This is an excellent addition to the daily routine.

Caloric intake is between 800-1000 calories per day.

The most popular items are the shakes – made up of differing proportions of protein. Medifast has optimized vitamins and minerals.

Medifast is a drastic diet that will put you into state of ketosis. Exercising while on the diet should be kept at a low intensity level, this is a necessary part of losing weight and it can also help prevent many chronic diseases. One of the easiest ways to incorporate exercise into your daily schedule is walking. Weight loss is rapid – from 2-5 pounds per week.

After you have reached your goal weight you begin transition back to ‘normal’ meals (foods such as fruits, low-fat dairy products, whole grains and higher-carbohydrate vegetables) over a period of about 16 days. Transition gradually adds calories back into your diet. Beyond this, Medifast recommend 1-3 packaged meals daily and a moderately intense exercise routine . This is essential to keep the weight off. This diet helped you develop healthful eating habits(portion-control and eating 6 times per day). You sustain your weight loss results by making healthy food choices and living an active lifestyle.

Sample Meal Plan and Foods

What Sort Of Foods Do They Have?

  • Food Supplements: Homestyle Chili, Oatmeals: (Apple Cinnamon, French Vanilla Berry, Maple Brown Sugar), Hot Cocoa; Chicken Noodle Soup, Minestrone Soup, Peach Pro Tea, Chocolate Pudding.
  • Creamy Soups: Cream of Broccoli, Cream of Chicken, Cream of Tomato
  • Fast Soups and Snacks: Delicate Chicken, Robust Tomato, Savory Beef, Multi-Grain Crackers.
  • Supplement Bars: Chocolate Divine, Crunchy Lemon, Oatmeal Raisin, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Mint, Double Berry.

What about the “Lean and Green” Meal?

  • Lean Meat: Skinless chicken or turkey breast, Fish, including shellfish, tinned tuna or salmon. Lean cuts of beef, pork, or lamb. Grill, bake, or poach. Condiments allowed. For men there should be 6-7oz of lean meat, for women 4-5oz.
  • Green Salad: 1-2 cups of salad greens, up to 1/4 cup raw vegetables.
  • Cooked Vegetables: 1-1 1/2 cups of fibrous vegetables instead of salad.