Just starting Medifast? Then follow these 6 key tips for success!


We have a lot of new friends starting Medifast this month – or restarting and in need of a refresher – so we’re giving you a list of a few key things you should keep in mind as you start the Medifast 5&1 Plan.


  • Space out your meals every 2-3 hours.

Meal Replacements

  • You will eat 5 Medifast Meals every day.
  • All meals have similar nutritional value so are completely interchangeable.

The Lean & Green Meal

  • 5-7 ounces of protein;
  • 3 servings of non-starchy vegetables;
  • Up to 2 Healthy Fat servings.


  • You are permitted one snack per day.
  • This snack can be a Medifast Snack or off of the approved snack list.
  • This does not replace one of the Medifast Meals.


  • You may have up to 3 condiments per day off of the approved condiment list.


  • Drink 64 ounces of water each day.

Follow the links for all of the lists mentioned or go to the Medifast website to see them all in one place. With the right tools, you’re destined for success!

What is YOUR most important piece of advice for those just starting Medifast?

Alexandra Miller, RDN, LDN

Author: Alexandra Miller, RDN, LDN

Alexandra Miller, RDN, LDN, is a corporate dietitian at Medifast. She has received her Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management and is also a Certified Kickboxing Instructor. She is devoted to promoting optimal health through a balanced lifestyle based on healthy eating habits, physical activity and a positive relationship with food – especially if it’s the occasional homemade chocolate chip cookies that she just can’t live without. Everything in moderation, right? She supports Medifast customers at every phase of their weight management journey, develops Medifast programs and materials, and champions the Medifast Recipe Library.

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