What Protein And Vegetables Can Eat On Medifast Weight Loss Plan?

Most vegetables are considered healthy food choices and allowable on the Medifast Diet. Low carbohydrate vegetable choices are recommended to achieve faster weight loss. When preparing vegetables on this diet, try to avoid cooking methods that add fat and calories such as sauteing the vegetables in butter. Steaming is a better option and will keep calories under control.

Low-Carbohydrate Vegetables - Best Recommended

1 Cup :

lettuce, raw spinach, mustard greens, collards, endive, watercress

1/2 Cup :

arugula, Swiss chard, turnip greens

1/2 Cup :

celery, sprouts, cucumbers, radishes, nopales, white mushrooms, jalapeno peppers, escarole

What Protein And Vegetables Can Eat On Medifast Weight Loss Plan?

Medium-Carbohydrate Vegetables

1/2 Cup :

cabbage, zucchini, summer squashes, asparagus, cabbage, eggplant, kale, cauliflower, fennel bulb, portabella mushrooms

High-Carbohydrate Vegetables

1/2 Cup :

green beans, peppers, scallions, tomatoes, jicama, spaghetti squash, collard greens, broccoli, red cabbage, kohlrabi, turnips, palm hearts

Vegetables To Avoid Completely

carrots, corn, potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, brussels sprouts

Lean Protein

A Form Of Lean Protein : Pork, Beef, Mutton, Turkey, Without A Skin Of Hen, Salmon, Tilapia, Flounder, Tuna, Tofu, Eggs

  • The lean meat must be grilled, poached, or baked, but not fried since it contains fatty oil;
  • 6-7 oz of meat are recommended for men and 4-5 oz for women;

For The Vegetarian, there are plenty of meat free sources of protein :

  • 3/4 - 1 cup low-fat cheese
  • 2 eggs (not more than 3 times a week)
  • 1/2 - 1 cup egg substitute
  • 5 ounces firm tofu
  • 7 ounces soft tofu
  • 1/2 - 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • Boca Burger
  • Morning Star Burger or Chicken Patty