How many calories for Medifast Lean & Green?

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I have read read read everything I can get my hands on, and I've searched searched searched. Right now, I'm using the L&G recipes in the Medifast cookbook for L&G. I'm much too hungry by dinner time to figure L&G out. And I'm new, so it's the easiest way for me now..

What are we shooting for on the L&G as far as cals, protein, fat and carb numbers? I see people submitting things to Nutrisystem for info, but what is the formula, if you will, that they are using?.

Does this question make any sense?.

If I want to use x as part of my protein for L&G how do I know if it's a Lean, Leaner or Leanest and if a healthy fat (or two) are required..

I'm sorry if this is a stupid question. I'm blaming it on Ketosis brain and the shivers. Yeah, that's my story!.

Thanks in advance!..

Comments (45)

Here. Print these and keep them handy. They have pretty much everything you need to know....





Comment #1

Thanks, I've got all those. My question is how to figure out something that isn't on that list? Or would that be taking NS's job. LOL.

ETA: Or am I just thinking too much??..

Comment #2

I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news but, if it isn't on the list you can not have it. Print the lists, study the lists, LIVE by the lists!..

Comment #3

Yup. Mrs. Buzzer, just follow the lists. I went thru a period when I was over-thinking the whole thing too. I think my YEARS and YEARS of following counting points, calories, fats etc got the best of me and Medifast L/G just seemed TOO simple. Once you can get the L/G meals down (and you will and you will find your favorite combos that you will automatically go to without a single thought) the 5 Medifast meals are extremely easy.

And experiment within the L/G/fats lists-don't deviate.

You can do this.

Much Grace to Run the Race!..

Comment #4

I'm not sure I'm getting my point across. But it's ok. I'll figure it out.

When people submit things to the NS, they must be using some formula or guidelines to determine how much of something is considered a lean/leaner/leanest. I was just wondering if that was published somewhere..

ETA: mcchristi:I hear ya. I think you're right!..

Comment #5

They do a formula of 40% carbs 40% protein and 20% fat. Anything you want a specific answer to you need to provide all the nutritional info to Nutrisystem and they will tell you if it falls into L&G requirements...

Comment #6

Also, a lot of times people have already asked about certain foods so if you do a search in the Nutrisystem forum, your question could already have an answer in there. I find that my questions about different foods are rarely original!..

Comment #7

The L&G, according to my question on NS, is supposed to have between 250 and 400 calories, less than 15 grams of carbs and at least 25 grams of protein..

If you're looking at a protein source, 2+ grams of fat make it "Lean", 1 to 2 make it a "Leaner" and less than 1 gram of fat per ounce makes it a "Leanest". Adjust your healthy fats accordingly.

This is probably the most helpful information I have gotten from Nutrisystem and I keep it on a sticky in my kitchen to keep me on track...

Comment #8

Lean, leaner, leanest and healthy fats are all explained on this PDF:.


Comment #9

This is fabulous! Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!..

Comment #10

Yes, stickies in the kitchen is a good thing! I do it too. it helps so much. the easier, the better!..

Comment #11

Yes, I wanted to know that breakdown as well. Thanks!.

This is very helpful to me as I begin thinking about how I will eat for the rest of my life. I'm comfortable doing the math and keeping a really detailed log. I know I won't always be eating the prescribed Medifast foods, so the algorithms are handy to know and use...

Comment #12

Gigi thanks for posting that..I've been looking forever for that info and could never find it...

Comment #13

Thanks, GGRobin - that's very handy info to have!..

Comment #14

Some easy things I made as I was just getting used to the program were lean hamburger patties wrapped in lettuce for the bun. Or I buy shredded lettuce and make taco salads, or eggs or a steak and green beans just have to get cooked weight of the meat. I'm impressed you've already ventured into the recipes Cauliflower Pizza is great...

Comment #15

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.


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