How Many Calorie In Medifast Diet? How Fast Can I Lose Weight?
Medifast is a physician-supervised very low-calorie diet program of fortified meal replacements and it calls for taking in between 1,000 - 1,200 calories per day. You are going to be eating five of those prepackaged meals and 1 entree you prepare yourself each day. Each Medifast prepackaged meals provides about 100 calories, 5 g dietary fiber and 11 g protein. When you multiply this 100 calorie average by those five prepackaged meals, you come up with around 500 - 700 calories that you have left. It is for your 1 entree which is lean and green meal.
In order to lose a pound of weight, you need to create a calorie deficit of 3,500 calories. Many studies have found that in general women need 1500 - 2000 calories to maintain their current weight per day and for men the range goes to 2000 - 2500 calories. While on the Medifast program, you have a calorie deficit of around 1,000 to 1,500 calories per day. That's enough to lose a pound every second or third day.
There will be a bit of a grace period during the beginning when you will have to get used to the idea of eating less calories on a daily basis, so it's possible you might feel hungry during the first week. But if you can persevere through the first week, by the second week, it will feel like second nature to you, and you won't have the cravings. Once you're at goal weight, you slowly wean yourself off Medifast food during Transition and Maintenance phases tailored to your ideal caloric intake. You will be up to 1,500 calories daily.