You eat 5 Medifast Meals each day.
Each Medifast Meal is made with a similar balance of nutrients and fortified with the essential vitamins and minerals you need for a healthy, sustained weight loss.
Lean protein? Check. Healthy fiber? Check. At least 24 vitamins and minerals? Check. Our carbohydrate-controlled, low-fat meal replacements are all based on a similar nutritional footprint, so you're assured of getting great nutrition every day.
On average, Americans eat 22 teaspoons of sugar every day—that's over 350 empty calories*. Your 5 daily Medifast Meals contain on average just 5 teaspoons of sugar, and each calorie provides necessary nutrients.
*SOURCE: United Press International
The balance of healthy protein and carbohydrates in Medifast Meals helps to maintain blood sugar levels and keeps you feeling full. As part of the 5 & 1 Plan, Medifast Meals ensure you get enough protein while controlling your carbs. That means you can burn fat while preserving more lean muscle mass.
Did you know that there are two kinds of fiber—soluble and insoluble? Medifast Meals are packed with both types: insoluble to help keep you regular, and soluble, which may help lower your cholesterol.
Many popular diet plans are deficient in chromium, a nutrient that supports weight loss by helping you metabolize sugar and fat*. With your 5 daily Medifast Meals, you're covered, with 100% of your daily requirement of chromium, plus 23 other vitamins and minerals other diets may not provide.
*SOURCE: National Institutes of Health
On the Medifast 5 & 1 Plan, you're eating every 2 to 3 hours and keeping your blood sugar (and energy level) on a more even keel. The low glycemic formula of Medifast Meals helps you avoid blood sugar "spikes" and "crashes."