There's a rainbow at the end of the 5 & 1 Plan®, and it includes foods of every color. Once you've reached your weight-loss goal, you'll transition to healthy lifelong eating by slowly reintroducing a wider variety of foods.
Once you've reached your weight-loss goal, it's time to make the transition into lifelong healthier eating. During transition, you'll gradually increase your daily caloric intake with a new food group each week.
The idea behind the Transition phase is gradually increasing your caloric intake over time, while re-introducing a wider variety of foods. Follow this six-week transition to an ultimate goal of fewer than 1,550 calories per day.
Remember those veggies that were off limits during the weight-loss phase? Corn, peas, potatoes, and Brussels sprouts? In addition to those on the Green Options list, you'll add an extra serving of vegetables to your Medifast 5 & 1 Plan.
Say hello to fruit! Add two medium sized servings of fruit (an apple, an orange or 1/2 cup of berries) to your meal plan, and cut back from five Medifast Meals a day to four - plus your Lean & Green™ Meal.
One serving of low-fat dairy is now yours to enjoy. Welcome low-fat or fat-free milk and yogurt back into your diet.
For the final weeks of Transition, you'll incorporate all the changes you've made, and you'll get a measured serving of whole grains, while cutting back to three Medifast Meals a day. Add a 4- to 6- oz serving of lean meat + 1 serving of whole grain.See Sample Transition Chart (PDF) >
Order sauces and dressings on the side, and avoid foods that are creamy or fried.
Check labels for serving sizes and calories per serving to track your daily intake.
Make vegetables account for ½ of your plate at mealtime.