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Following Medifast Weight-Loss Plans is simple!

What you’ll eat each day while on our weight-loss plans:

  • icon of Medifast mealsMedifast meals
  • icon of leanicon of greenLean and green meals
  • icon of snacksHealthy snacks

Weight-Loss Meal Plan Quick Facts

  • Each meal has a similar nutritional footprint to keep you thoroughly nourished.
  • Choose from over 40 meal replacements that you can enjoy in any order or at any time each day.
  • Each low-glycemic meal is low in calories and fat.
  • Medifast meals are formulated to make you feel satisfied, and not deprived, between meals.
  • Your daily lean and green meal lets you enjoy real food while losing weight. Just follow our simple shopping list guidelines.
  • After a few days on a weight loss plan, your body will reach a mild fat-burning state, so you can lose quickly while preserving muscle tissue.

Medifast Meals for Weight-Loss

Sample Meal Nutritional Profile

Sample Nutrition Profile

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What is a Medifast meal?

Medifast meals are the staple of the Medifast weight-loss method. Each serving counts as one meal out of your daily Medifast meal count. Meals are completely interchangeable. Each serving counts as one meal out of your daily Medifast meal count.

Choose from over 40 different weight loss meal options.

Whether you desire something sweet, savory, chewy, crunchy, hearty, hot, or cold, Medifast has your cravings covered.

What’s in a Medifast meal?

Each Medifast meal is fortified with the essential vitamins and minerals you need for a healthy, sustained weight loss. Our carbohydrate-controlled, low-fat meals are all based on a similar nutritional footprint, so you’re assured of getting great nutrition every day.

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Daily Lean and Green Meals

You can have your lean and green meals 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 and 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 and green meal” or you can break it up throughout the day to reach your daily nutritional requirement.

About the “Lean”

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—we've just divided it this way to help you make informed food choices.

If you require meatless choices, please refer to our Meatless Options List.

Get the Lean Options List » Lean Options

About the “Green”

Each day, you’ll choose three servings from our Green Options list for each of your lean and 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.

Get the Green Options List »

Green Options

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Healthy Snacks & Condiments

If up until now you had visions of bland meat and vegetables in your head, please stop now.

Healthy Snacks

If you find yourself craving a little something extra, you’ll be happy to know that Medifast Achieve requires that you treat yourself to a healthy snack every day. Please snack away! Medifast offers a variety of healthy snack options, as well as list of grocery options you can enjoy.


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 and 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!

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