Are you considering starting a lean and green diet plan for weight loss?
If you’ve answered yes, I’d like to share my fool proof strategy with you on how I used lean and green foods to lose weight. It’s effective, healthy, easy to follow, and I like to call it the “Medifast Lean and Green Meal.”
You’ve probably heard from someone that Medifast is the most efficient meal plan available today. Well in all honesty – it is!
I’ve tried a lot of dieting programs. Enough to know that Medifast has indeed earned the attention it’s getting. They provide you with portion controlled meals that come in a convenient package so that you can travel with it.
What Is Medifast Lean and Green Meal?
What’s special about Medifast is that they give you the advantage to cook your own meal with the Medifast Lean and Green Meal.
With the meal plan I’m currently on I get to eat five medifast meals and one lean and green meal I prepare for myself every day. Six meals might sound like a lot for someone trying to lose weight but since they’re all portion control you don’t have to worry about overeating.
Medifast gives you a variety of meals to choose from, including several appetizing options like: brownies, pretzels, chocolate shakes, chili, soup, bars, eggs, and even ice cream – yeah, you heard that right. I think the main reason I stuck with medifast is that it gave me so many choices I did not feel like I was on a diet. Moreover, I like to get creative with the foods and convert them into fun recipes.
Although I have to pay attention to the guidelines, I found Medifast Lean and Green Meal to be very simple. You can visit the link below for a shopping guide that you can keep on hand when you visit the supermarket.
Put simply, it’s made of three servings of vegetables and five to seven ounces of lean meat, be it pork, fish, chicken, turkey, beef, or tofu – whatever you prefer. I mostly use simple preparation methods to ensure that I don’t stray too far from the guidelines. I try to include a few servings of fish (grilled or baked) in my weekly meal plan since they’re a good source of omega 3 fatty acids.
White turkey, fish, or chicken that is 95 to 97 percent lean allows you to add two healthy fats to the meal. However, you’ll have to forgo the fat with dark turkey or chicken, pork chops, lean beef, lamb and any other meat that is 85 to 94 percent lean.
Okay! I was definitely not a veggie person so I fully understand the strange look on your face when we get to this part.
However, with the Medifast lean and green meal I’ve learned that veggies can be enjoyable based on how you prepare them and what kind of lean meat you pair them with. Once you’ve tried roasted vegetables there really is no going back.
The green part of the meal includes three servings of veggies. Personally I’ve become a big fan or broccoli, lettuce, and squash; sometimes I’ll try some green beans. Medifast provides you with a long list of vegetables that you can add to your meal if you prefer variety. I’ve included a list below with all the vegetables that you can add to the Medifast lean and green meal.
Medifast does take care of their customers. If you want to add different types of vegetables to your meal you can use the conversion chart they provide you with. Here’s a link.
Any Issues with the Plan?
I absolutely love the Medifast lean and green meal and I have no issues with the plan. I generally don’t use a lot of condiments when I prepare food so I didn’t have a problem limiting my condiments to three per day. I was surprised the meal plan even gave the option of using three condiments. You can use salad dressings, spices, chicken broth – and the list goes on.
So, how does Medifast work? AMAZINGLY well. I’m loving the Medifast lean and green meal plan! It’s easy to stick to and they provide a number of useful resources on their website. Check them out! I use all the resources to ensure that I stay true to the plan.
After my experience with Nutrisystem, Weight Watchers, Optifast, and Atkins, I’ve learned how to appreciate good service the hard way. It’s not just the lean and green meal. Medifast offers a lot of effective weight loss options.