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How Many Carbohydrates Should You Include In Your Medifast Lean And Green Meal?

I occasionally hear from people who want more information on Medifast lean and green foods. (This is the main dish you prepare yourself. And getting this right is your responsibility as this is the only dish not served to you, just a few people will want to make this mistake.)

I sometimes have people ask me how many carbohydrates you should take in this main meal. I have to be honest and tell you that I'm not really tracking this for myself. Generally, I follow the guidelines for an ounce of lean protein and include three servings of vegetables. And in my mind, covering these basics should ensure that I don't take too much carb.

However, this question made me curious. So I gave it a look at this topic. Now, before I tell you what I found, I want to emphasize that I strongly recommend that you take this into account. But general guidelines indicate that you cannot have more than 80 - 85 carbohydrates per day.

Therefore, we can look at many packaged options, determine how much carbohydrates they have, and then determine how much is left for lean and green foods. For the purposes of their article, I will choose five meals, add the total, and then calculate what's left. Note that this is a budget for one day, but one cool thing about Medifast foods is that they are often very similar in calories, carbohydrates, and protein. That way, you can choose something and still be fine.

For breakfast, I would choose mixed berry grains. It has 15 grams of carbohydrates. For breakfast snacks, I would choose 13 grams of chocolate shake. Joey's sloppy lunchtime has 15. Peanut butter bean bar snack also has 13. Finally, for my evening snack, I would choose a dietary brownie that is also 15. This gives me a total of 71 carbohydrates for the whole day, which gives you about 14 more to eat your skinny and green.

This makes sense when you think about it, as each meal works out to about 15 carbohydrates each. Basically, this is usually like a small meal six times a day which I think is pretty reasonable. Again, this is just my own calculation based on the sample of random foods I choose, so your results may vary a bit. You can do the same with your own food and see if you get the same results.


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