"Most diets don't teach you anything. Medifast is different."
You get to eat 5 Medifast meal replacements per day while on the
Medifast 5 & 1 Plan.
Meal replacements are the staple of the Medifast Weight Loss method. Each serving counts as one meal out of your daily Medifast meal count.
Meal replacements are completely interchangeable. Each serving counts as one meal out of your daily Medifast meal count.
Choose from over 70 different meal replacement options.
Whether you desire something sweet, savory, chewy, crunchy, hearty, hot, or cold, Medifast has your cravings covered.
Each Medifast meal replacement is fortified with the essential vitamins and minerals you need for a healthy, sustained weight loss.
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.
You can have your lean & green meal any time of day—breakfast, lunch, dinner, or in between—whatever works best for your schedule. If you like, you can divide the meal into two portions and eat half of it at a time. The choice is yours.
Every lean & green meal includes 5 to 7 oz. of lean protein, plus three servings of vegetables and up to two servings of healthy fats, depending on your lean protein choices. You put it all together to create an “official lean & green meal” or you can break it up throughout the day to reach your daily nutritional requirement.
Choose the appropriate serving size of any protein from the Medifast Lean Options list. We’ve broken down protein options into the Lean, Leaner, and Leanest. All options are appropriate for the all Medifast weight loss plans—it’s just divided this way to help you make informed food choices.
If you require meatless choices, please refer to our Meatless Options List.
Each day, you’ll choose three servings from our Green Options list for each of your lean & green meals.
Again, to make it easy for you, we’ve broken down vegetable options into Lower, Moderate, and Higher Carbohydrate levels. All options are appropriate for the all Medifast weight loss plans—the list is divided this way to help you make informed food choices.
Keep the spice in your life while you lose weight!
To flavor your meals and make your weight-loss plan more enjoyable, you have the option of adding condiments to your daily lean & green selections. Really, you can add them to any meal you choose.
Our Condiments List will show you what you can add to your daily plan to spice up your meals. You’ll be surprised!
What about snacks? I like to snack!
If you find yourself craving a little something extra, enjoy an optional snack from our plan-approved list.
Medifast makes no claim that these results are representative of all participants on the Medifast Program. Medifast recommends you consult with a physician before starting a weight-loss program. Individual results will vary. Medifast is the brand recommended by more than 20,000 doctors since 1980. Typical weight loss on the Medifast 5 & 1 Plan® is 2-5 lbs per week for the first two weeks and 1-2 lbs per week thereafter.
Davis, L.M., Coleman, C.D., Kiel, J., Rampolla, J., Hutchisen, T., Ford, L., Andersen, W.S., Hanlon-Mitola, A. (2010). Efficacy of a meal replacement diet compared to a food-based diet after a period of weight loss and weight maintenance: a randomized controlled trial. Nutrition Journal, 9(11). View Study