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Healthy Vegetarian Weight Loss

Healthy Vegetarian Weight Loss

Many vegetarians feel that their food options are limited, especially when trying to lose weight. So many diet plans and pre-packaged food products contain meat or other animal products, making it difficult for vegetarians to find a plan that works for them.

Medifast has worked with industry experts to develop a line of food products that can work for everyone. So whether you are a committed vegetarian, have given up meat and animal products for health reasons, or just prefer to avoid meat, you won’t get bored with the variety of vegetarian Medifast meals available.
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Weight Loss for Vegetarians

Vegetarians have unique nutritional needs, in order to ensure that they are taking in the correct balance of nutrients, vitamins and minerals for optimal health and energy. Eating five Medifast Meals per day provides around 100% of the daily value for 24 vitamins and minerals, including:

  • Vitamin B12
  • Iron
  • Zinc
  • Calcium
  • Riboflavin

The Medifast Meals are fortified with all of the nutrients that the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends for weight loss for vegetarians. With Medifast for vegetarians, you’ll also get around 72 grams of high quality protein, which can be difficult at times on a meat-free diet.

Weight Loss Support

One of the hallmark benefits of losing weight with Medifast is the amount of personalized support you get during the entire process. Every client is matched to a certified weight loss counselor, many of who are nurses, dieticians or other healthcare professionals.

Your counselor’s education and experience will make them your Medifast vegetarian guide. You’ll continue working with your Medifast counselor throughout your entire weight loss journey, and even into maintenance. You’ll meet with your counselor each week to discuss what’s working, what can be improved and how your weight loss is progressing. It’s a perfect opportunity to also discuss the unique concerns of weight loss for vegetarians. They can make recommendations for the Medifast Meals and even the meals you prepare at home.

Vegetarian Medifast Meals

We offer several meatless products, and even some that are egg- and/or milk-free. Your certified weight loss counselor can help you with your meal selections to ensure that you are getting the right balance of nutrients each week.

Medifast Vegetarian Guide to Lean and Green Meals

In addition to your five Medifast Meals each day, you’ll also eat a Lean and Green Meal that you prepare yourself. Vegetarian meals tend to have higher amounts of carbohydrates than lean meat, so you may need to make some minor adjustments to your diet. This may mean:

  • Eliminating the optional snack
  • Selecting low carbohydrate foods
  • Choose Medifast meals that are low in carbohydrates
  • Avoiding legumes, such as peas, beans and lentils until beginning maintenance

You should speak with your Medifast Certified Counselor about how to customize the meal plan to your nutritional needs.