The Medifast program includes six meals each day. There are five normal, prepackaged meals that can be prepared in the microwave, and one “lean and green” meal that you make yourself. Many people on the Medifast program send me countless questions about how to fit these meals into one day — between preparation and actually eating, it seems like it would take a lot of time. People wonder if you are supposed to follow a meticulous schedule. Most diets assert that they do not work if you eat after about seven in the evening.
That is said so that the metabolism has an opportunity to work prior to going to bed at night. But one of the women I know has a schedule that means she would not be eating her last meal till after nine in the evening and wondered if that was okay. Truly, there seems to be no restriction on this program with regard to that.
This is very important because many people have hectic schedules and cannot always eat all 6 meals before 7 p.m. Fortunately, there is a trick which is to eat the biggest meal, the lean and green meal, earlier in the day. For example, it would be good to eat this meal for lunch.
If you eat the meal you prepare earlier in the day, then the later meals that you eat will be the ones that are lighter and maybe no more than a hundred calories. That will even out what you are eating so that you are not consuming a heavy meal with many calories just before you go to sleep. In that way you can maintain your weight loss and keep losing.
Many people are anxious that they haven’t had time to burn off calories before they go to bed if they have eaten right before they sleep. No one on the Medifast system that I have talked to has had to worry about that, however, because the diet packages are flexible enough that you can alternate them to fir your needs.
However, if you are still worried about that, I assure you it is very possible to eat the majority of your meals before the evening time. However, you don’t usually need to.
It is ideal if you can work out a schedule where you spread out the meals in the Medifast program over the whole day, but we do not live in a world that is ideal. Spacing them out is great, but you can also just eat whenever you feel hungry, which means you pay attention to your body. Or some people have to eat when their schedule allows.
Practically speaking, there will be times when you are not in the right place to stop and eat something just because of some dietary schedule. Therefore, followers of the Medifast plan can choose the times that are right for them based on their lifestyle. As long as dieters ensure that they eat all six meals during the day, they will have success at both taking weight off and keeping it off over time.Like this blog post? Buy me a coffee or send me a tip!!!