That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the answer to your question. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I find an good answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could give you an answer..
I had smoother days when I planned my meals. I would take 5 packets, bars, whatever and package them in a ziplock bag. I would write the planned time to eat each meal right on the packet with a sharpie..
When things got really crazy, I would set timers to go off so I could remember to get all my meals in..
As far as the L&G, devise a couple meals that you can have on the table in 15 minutes and make sure to have food in the fridge, ready to cook when you get home. Thereis nothing worse than coming home tired and hungry only to realize that you don't have Medifast friendly food in the house for dinner..
I use a GF grill and for quick meals I usually cook fish (salmon, tilapia, orange roughy) or chicken breast..
I bought an OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner, and I keep it filled with fresh, crisp lettuce..
Finally, a good fall back is to go to McDonalds and get the Grilled Chicken Salad. You need to ask for an extra chicken breast to get enough lean. Skip the croutons, but this meal will also give you a quick and easy on plan L&G.
Get a digital food scale so you can weigh your leans and greens. You will be astonished at the amount of greens and you have probably been short changing yourself..
Good Luck and YOU CAN DO THIS..
PM me if you'd like more suggestions...
Oh!, for a very fast L&G, you can try keeping pre-cooked chicken breast in the freezer with some frozen veggies. All you'll need then is 8 minutes and a microwave..
I started buying these and my son *loves* them. I think that this is a large part of why he's encouraged to eat healthier. It's easy!..
Thanks for the replies! I appreciate it, as of today, I have marked a timeline for when to eat thru out my day, ex: 7-10-1-4-7-10pm and am using my cell at work to give me reminders as well..with scheduled alarms.
I hope yesterday didnt throw things off, I ended up running errands after work & I grabbed a bar en route, I kept to my schedule as close as possible after forgetting to eat...but by the time I ate dinner which was very late.. I just measured out 4.5 oz. lean hamburger with 1 tbs salsa, along with 3 celery stalks which equals about 1 cup of veggie, ill definitely try to start preparing my lean green meal ahead of time and make sure to get the 3 servings of veggies! I really want this diet to work! Im amazed at how you are never really hungry..
You would do well to get a digital food scale..
Your L&G measurements are in WEIGHT, not volume. 50grams of celery = 1 lean. I'm pretty sure salsa is a condiment..
I'll find the weight guide and post the link..
Keep up the good work!..
Thanks for that link on the veggie weights. It makes it alot easier to determine if your measuring your salad greens right!..