I am asking this question quite a lot. People often do some research and learn that they will need to eat five of the Medifast meals each day, as well as one of the larger “lean and green meals” (which most people often prepare themselves). They wonder what this means for their daily schedule.

Yes, in total, you will be eating six times a day. Although there are no set requirements for the timing of the meals you will consume to achieve this, many people eat every two hours or so. But many people care about this program before trying it. But, it is not as difficult as it seems and there are good reasons for it. Eating often ensures you’re not as hungry, maintains energy and blood sugar levels, and supports your body as it enters ketosis (or fat-burning mode). In the following article, I’ll give you an example of what to eat and when in an attempt to give you an idea of ​​what life with Medifast might be like.

I often have breakfast before work around 7:30. Usually I will eat oatmeal or eggs. If I’m in a hurry, I wrap the eggs in a fat-free tortilla to eat them on the run. My work dictates that I am very busy in the morning and things don’t really slow down until around 10:30. This is when I usually have my morning snack. Since morning is my busiest time, I’ll usually have a bar because it’s so convenient and fast.

Lunch is usually one of the soups and I prefer chili. I like it because I can wrap it up (like eggs) and be on my way. Lunch around 1:00. I often take a short walk with my coworkers to burn a few more calories in my day. So I don’t think about this diet again until around 3:00 when I have my snack. If I’m in a hurry, I’ll usually have one of the ready-to-drink shakes. If I have time to sit down and enjoy my snack then I might choose the brownies or the pudding.

I have access to a refrigerator and a small kitchen at work. But you can make your Medifast meals ahead of time and just take them with you if you’re limited at work or school. I usually eat my “lean and green meal” for dinner. I just find this easier since dinner is the only time of the day I have time to prepare a meal. Also, I’m cooking for my family in any way right now. But, I feel I have to mention that you could have your lean and green any time that works best for you. If I’m having breakfast or lunch at a work meeting and I need to eat at a restaurant, I sometimes switch it up to eat my main meal at those times.

So, so far, I have eaten four Medifast meals and my lean and green meal. This means I only have one more left. What I eat for my late-night snack (usually around 7:00 am) just depends on my mood. If I have a good workout that night, I sometimes put Medifast fruit drinks on shaved ice to make a snow cone to cool down. If I’m just watching TV and relaxing, I could have the fries. If I know I won’t be home late in the evening, I sometimes have this sixth meal early in the morning.

In this case, I could have the cappuccino or latte as soon as I get up in the morning. Then I’ll continue with breakfast a few hours later. There are no hard and fast rules here. Doing what works best for you is fine, as long as you eat relatively regularly for fuel and eat all five meals plus the lean and green food.