The Medifast 5 & 1 Plan® is designed to help you build the foundations of a healthy life. You've taken an important first step in deciding to control your weight and improve your health, and we're ready to help you reach your goal.
With Medifast, you'll eat six meals a day, lose
weight quickly, and learn healthy eating habits that will remain with you long after you reach your goal.
Medifast has plans for transition and maintenance—two critical phases to ensure you keep what you've
worked so hard to achieve:
a healthy weight for years to come.
You're here. Congratulations. To ensure your success on the program, pick a start date that won't conflict with food-centered occasions. Watch our quick 5 & 1 Plan video to see how it works.
We're more than delicious, nutritious meals. We are support that starts right here, right now. Ask our Customer Care team. Talk to our nutritionists and dieticians. Interact with people just like you—on every phase of the weight-loss journey. We're available by phone, by email, or online to ensure your success.
No more counting carbs, fat grams, or calories. We've done the counting for you, so the only numbers you need to know are 5—the number of Medifast Meals you eat each day—and 1, your Lean & Green™ Meal.
Our Medifast Meals have about the same nutritional values, so you can choose any five of your favorites each day. Eating them 2–3 hours apart is simple because the meals are so convenient.
Place a custom order, or pick a specially priced one-month package. Meals arrive at your door in 3–5 business days.
The Lean & Green Meal balances your day with 5 to 7 ounces of lean protein, three servings of vegetables, and up to two servings of healthy fats.
Enjoy your Lean & Green Meal at any time you choose—whether it's breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Discover all your protein and vegetable choices in our Quick Start Guide.
Some people lose weight quickly in the first few weeks, then lose more slowly and steadily as they go. Weigh yourself regularly at the same time of day in the same clothes to track your progress. Weigh only once each week so that you will not be influenced by fluctuations in fluid, hormones, and other normal factors. Keep a journal to track your successes, challenges, and observations.
During the Transition phase, you will incrementally increase your daily caloric intake by adding extra foods and food groups. You'll learn to pay attention to the foods you eat, how you feel, and what you think. And your new, healthy behaviors will reward you for years.
Medifast's structured, comprehensive Maintenance plan will help you keep the body you've worked hard to improve. You'll determine your caloric needs using our Maintenance Guide, and this number will keep your weight stable. Regular physical activity well help in strengthening your body and your mind and keep your metabolism active.