So I’ve successfully finished Week 2 of Medifast and so far I feel amazing. The headaches I got the first few days of week 1 are gone and I am full of energy. I lost about 5lbs on the first week and the second week has been a breeze. I lost 4.5lbs for a total of 9.5lbs in the first two week. As posted in my week one post, on Medifast, I eat five packaged meals and a ‘lean and green’ meal. A lean and green meal is about 300-360 calories for a total of 1000 calories a day. I post a lot of my ‘lean and green on Instagram and Twitter and many of my followers have asked for a recipe or two. So in this post, I will give you one.
It is a clinically proven, physician developed program meal replacement weight loss program recommended by more than 20,000 doctors since 1980. Medifast products are formulated with a high Fullness Index so you don’t feel hungry.
You lose weight quickly — up to 2 to 5 lbs lbs a week — while learning how to eat healthier. Medifast Meals are formulated with low-fat protein and fiber, and fortified with vitamins and nutrients, so you lose pounds and inches without losing out on essential nutrition. The low-glycemic index formula of Medifast Meals makes them perfect for everyone, even people with type 2 diabetes.
On the Medifast plan, you eat 5 packaged meals ranging from eggs, pancakes and cereals to Sloppy Joe, Maryland Crab soup, Chocolate Mint bars and shakes. You can pick a myriad of combinations but what I’ve read from other bloggers who’ve tried the program is that you lose more when you drink more of the shakes because they have less carbs.
When it comes down to dinner, I chow down on three servings of vegetables and a lean protein, which for the past two weeks have included pork, turkey and shrimp. I have found two amazing recipes that work with any of the lean proteins.
Call me a creature of habit but once I find something I like, I stick with it and try to perfect it. The first recipe I would like to share is my Shrimp, Kale and Tomato recipe. This is a very delicious and super easy meal you can make.
- 7 oz frozen shrimp ( I get mine from Costco)
- 90 grams sliced tomatoes
- 65 grams chopped kale
- 95 grams frozen spinach
- 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
- 2 tablespoons low fat zesty Italian dressing
- 1/4 tsp cracked red pepper
- 1/4 cumin or your favorite spice
Heat the EVOO on medium and toss vegetables for five minutes in a frying pan. Transfer the veggies to a plate. Put frying pan back on stove and add Italian dress. Add shrimp and sprinkle spices on top. Make sure to stir and mix to allow spices to coat shrimp. Cook until they turn opaque then add the vegetables back into the pan and let all ingredients cook together for 3-5 minutes covered on low heat.
Transfer meal to plate and enjoy!!!
Here are a few more of my lean and green meals. Please let me know if you want a recipe and I will make sure to write it down.