I typically have individuals ask me if there may be any approach that somebody can replicate the medifast food regimen on their very own. I discover that many individuals who ask this query really feel that they will avoid wasting cash by doing this. In my expertise, not solely is that this not the case, however discovering wholesome meals which are low sufficient in energy, carbs, and sugars whereas nonetheless excessive in protein is a really tall order. And, for my part, that is going to be wanted with a purpose to have the outcomes that you’d get on medifast. You will want to have the ability to get in ketosis in the identical approach that you’d on the food regimen and this mix might be fairly tough (and costly) to search out within the grocery or well being meals retailer. To display this level, within the following article, I am going to present you some comparisons between medifast meals and fashionable grocery retailer objects.
Discovering One thing Comparable To Medifast Oatmeal: Most likely the breakfast merchandise that I take pleasure in essentially the most on this food regimen is the oatmeal. I do know that some individuals ask me if you will discover one thing related on the market, however, if there may be an alternate, I have never discovered it. The food regimen oatmeal has solely 100 energy, 15 grams of carbs, one gram of sugar, and 11 grams of protein. In distinction, Quaker model has (relying on the flavour) 120 energy, 27 carbohydrates and a excessive 12 grams of sugar. There may be solely three grams of protein. If you happen to look, you may probably see that it is very tough to discover a related oatmeal with the identical ratios.
Is There Something Related To The Medifast Brownie?: If there may be, I have never discovered it both. The food regimen brownie might be served heat and is fairly decadent tasting, but it solely had 110 energy, 15 grams of carbs, eight of sugar, and 11 of protein. Granted, this product is a bit increased in sugar, however that is factored into the food regimen and I am unable to think about discovering one other brownie product that’s this excessive in protein whereas being decrease in sugar. I am very impressed that you simply’re capable of eat a brownie whereas on this food regimen. Not solely that, however there isn’t any restriction on this meal. You possibly can take pleasure in it very often in case you prefer it.
Are There Any Appropriate Medifast Shakes?: That is the query that I am most frequently requested. And I’ve checked out a number of, which have come up wanting my standards. The 55 shakes which are within the girls’s fundamental package deal have solely 90 energy, 15 carbs, eight sugars, and 11 proteins. Examine this with particular Ok shakes which haven’t solely 180 energy, but in addition about ten grams extra of sugar, and about 16 extra of carbs. A number of the slim quick shakes include a whopping extra of 200 energy, 20 grams of fats, and 40 grams of carbs.
Grocery Retailer Bars As Opposed To The Medifast Bars: This food regimen does have a upkeep bar that’s restricted to just one per day as a result of the energy, carbs, and sugars are a bit increased. However the crunch bars, that are additionally fairly good, will not be restricted on this approach. Like the opposite meals, they barely break the 100 calorie mark and solely have 12 carbs, two sugars, and 11 grams of protein. Examine that with a bar like Kashi’s or particular Ok which has between 11 – 13 grams of sugar.
Folks will typically ask me issues like “does 10 further grams of sugar or carbohydrates actually make that a lot of a distinction?” When it comes to ketosis, it actually can. Each gram counts right here and it is essential to get the correct ratio of this stuff with a excessive sufficient quantity of protein in case you’re making an attempt to get into fats burning mode. And, as you may have these variations in every of the six meals, over the course of the day, you actually can see a really huge distinction in what you take in.
Do You Actually Save Any Cash At The Grocery Retailer?: As I mentioned, many individuals are on the lookout for an alternate as a result of they’re making an attempt to save cash. In my expertise, most something that’s remotely comparable goes to be a really specialised product that’s going to be rather more costly than typical groceries. Since with coupon codes you may typically get the price of medifast meals right down to just a bit over $2, you won’t save as a lot as you suppose, if something in any respect relying on the place you reside. Not solely that, you would possibly nonetheless be strolling away with extra energy, carbohydrates, and sugars (and fewer proteins) than you’d in case you went with the food regimen.