The other day, I received an email which asked me how many carbohydrates would be consumed on a typical day on the Medifast program. I’ll tell you the answer to this question, as well as take a look at a typical daily menu and go over the amount of carbohydrates in it, in the following article.
The Amount Of Carbohydrates Consumed Each Day On Medifast: According to company guidelines, if you eat your five “Medifastmeals” each day (which the company provides) and then consume your larger “lean and green meal” (which you provide) then you should be taking in roughly between 80 to 100 grams of carbohydrates each day.
How Does The Amount Of Carbs Consumed On Medifast Compare To Other Diets Like Atkins?: This diet is considered to be a low carb / high protein one that will, over time, put your body in fat burning mode (or ketosis) because excess carbs are not available. However, you are allowed much more leeway than you are on diets like Atkins, which has the optimal level at under 20 per day, which is obviously much lower.
A Look At The Carbs In A Daily Medifast Menu: So, let’s now look at a typical day of foods and see, exactly what we have. Your morning cappuccino (the diet’s version, of course) would come in at about 13 grams. A breakfast of the plan’s oatmeal would also have 13 grams. And guess how many your mid morning shake would have? That’s right. 13. A lunch of chili would yield a little more at 15. And the protein bars have more carbs than any of the other items at about 22 grams (which is why they only want you to have one per day.)
So you have now consumed five of the diet’s meals exactly as you are supposed to and you are now at 76 grams of carbohydrates. And, you still have your “lean and green” meal to go. This gives you roughly 25 grams to play with for your larger meal. Now, the guidelines of the lean and green have you eating 5 – 7 ounces of lean protein and 3 servings of vegetables. So long as you chose low glycemic vegetables, you should be well within this range.
But, due to your lean and green varying every day, the amount of carbs, calories, and protein is going to vary from day to day. Since your diet meals are provided for you though, these should remain constant. So long as your follow the guidelines for the meals that you put together on your own, you should still be well within the optimal levels that are going to get you into ketosis so that you’ll rapidly begin to burn fat