The 5 & 1 program allows you to partake of five great tasting and nutritious meals each day, in addition to one Lean & Green meal. These meals may be chosen interchangeably so you can choose any five meals that you like, with exception to the Maintenance bars which should be limited to one per day due to their calorie and carbohydrate content. Best of all, you can have a Medifast Diet plan tailored to meet the needs of your own body.
One of the more unique things offered by the Medifast Diet is the fact that it makes use of flavor infusers which can add taste and other benefits to water. In some ways these are similar to the flavor packets offered by Crystal Light, but in addition to flavor these infusers also include metabolism boosters and healthful antioxidants depending on the type you choose. These packets are not considered to be meals, but instead can be used up to five times a day on the 5 & 1 plan. Each packet only contains five calories, but does not provide the same nutrient included in each meal.
The Medifast Diet has been recommended by over 20,000 doctors since 1980. It has been deemed to be both effective and medically safe by several high ranking universities in addition to the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Several controlled studies have been conducted that have unanimously concluded that the program is safe. It has also been concluded that most individuals who participate in the program lost roughly between two and five pounds a week. Individual results will vary depending on your own weight loss goals, level of exercise, etc. It is generally a good idea to check with your doctor before beginning any weight loss program.
Due to the unhealthy additives included in many fad diets, it is natural to have concerns before beginning this program. Fortunately Medifast does not contain any harmful herbal stimulants such as ephedrine that could create side effects in certain individuals. However, the Health Management Shakes do contain certain components such as black cohosh that may not be recommended for your body, so consult your physician if you have concerns.
The Medifast diet is so effective at helping individuals lose weight due to the large gap between the amount of calories your body takes in and the amount of calories that are burned each day. The special meals included in the program offer the perfect combination of carbs, fat, protein, vitamins, and minerals that your body needs to function each day. The meals are perfect for the busy individual because they are quick and easy to prepare.
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