The Medifast weight loss plan is a reduced calorie plan that helps you lose weight by eating five tasty meals and one lean and green meal each day (on the 5 & 1 Program). It is easy to follow the plan, as long as you consume the meals that are carefully designed and portioned so you do not go over your required number of calories. For the lean and green meal, clients must cook it themselves. Here are some easy solutions to the lean and green meal, in case you feel hard pressed to make the right choices when it comes to this selection.
They do not have to be only green vegetables
One obsession that you need to get rid of is to have only green vegetables on your plate. While it is true that it is called the lean and green meal, the principle is to have non-starchy vegetables with your meal, to ease your digestion and to keep on track with the calorie restrictive plan. On the other hand, you have plenty of solutions at your fingertips. For instance, if you like red peppers more than green peppers, there is nothing wrong with choosing them over their siblings.
Also, cauliflowers and onions are not green, but they are healthy vegetables that you can include with your meal, especially vegetables.
Healthy does not have to mean tasteless
Another concern that is often on clients’ minds when it comes to their lean and green meal is that the meal will have an unpleasant taste, or tasteless. Remember that you are in charge of making this meal and that you can make it tasty. Adding a speck of spices, for instance, can turn a meal around and make it absolutely delicious. Also, certain combinations such as onions and mushrooms can make it extremely satisfying.
Get recipes from your Certified Weight Loss Counselor
A great part about Arizona Medifast Weight Control Centers is that you have one-on-one sessions with Weight Loss Counselors to get the motivation needed to stay on track and reach their weight loss goals. These Counselors are also a fertile environment for exchanging ideas and recipes. If you have no idea about what to cook for your lean and green meal, you will get plenty of recipes from your Certified Counselor. All their recipes have been tried and proved to be in line with the guidelines of the Medifast program, which means that you can use them safely, as well.