July 2005 Lean & Green Protocol Update

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July 2005 Lean & Green Protocol Update

Postby Nancy » July 6th, 2005, 9:20 am

Hey there, MakeMeThinner Readers ~

We are home from the Take Shape For Life Annual Summer Conference 2005. We attended the Workshops and Certification Seminars and are bringing you the latest information to help you with your weight management success.

Dr. Wayne Scott Andersen, who is the Medical Director for both Medifast Diet and its subsidiary, Take Shape for Life recently indicated that there has been a change in the protocol for the Lean and Green meal.

Here is the official change regarding portion sizes and please note that the new Quick Start Booklets are scheduled to go to the printer very soon…

The Quick Start Booklet is the official TSFL Program Guide Book for you.

Remember Medifast is the company that manufactures the clinically-proven products, and Take Shape For Life is THE Program for weight loss and the prescription for Life with our BeSlim® Philosophy for weight management.

The Lean & Green Meal
7 ounces cooked weight of chicken, turkey, or fish OR
5 ounces cooked weight of lean beef, lean pork or lamb

(Vegetarians may substitute ½-1 cup of low-fat cottage cheese or 1 cup low-fat cheese, ¼ block firm tofu or one 2” x 1” piece of soft tofu, 2 eggs (limit egg servings to 3 times a week), ½ cup egg substitute, one Boca Burger® or one Morningstar Burger®.)

Use a non-stick pan or non-stick spray to bake, broil, grill or poach meats/fish.

If you desire, you may use salt, pepper, herbs and spices

Small amounts (1-2 TEAspoons) of condiments such as barbecue sauce, ketchup or mustard may be used.

Salad or Vegetables

You may choose either of the following
2 cups of salad: salad greens, cabbage, spinach, sprouts celery, radishes, cucumber, pepper or tomato and up to ½ cup raw vegetables or…
1.5 cups cooked vegetables

Salad Dressing: you may use 1-2 tablespoons of Medifast Salad Dressing or any low at/low cal salad dressing. In general the vegetable portion should be no more than 10 grams of carbs. The salad and salad dressing usually is around 80 calories.

Vegetable List

Approved by the Medifast Diet and Take Shape for Life Nutritionist

Alfalfa Sprouts
Asparagus
Beans (Italian, Green, Waxed)
Broccoli
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Celery
Cucumber
Eggplant
Greens (collard, turnip)
Kale
Lettuce (romaine, iceberg, bib)
Mushrooms (use in moderation on top of salad)
Onions/Peppers (green) (use in moderation on top of salad)
Radishes
Spinach
Summer Squash
Tomato
Turnips
Zucchini

Please note: It is important to follow the guidelines regarding the food choices and to actually measure the food in the Lean and Green meal because it is our experience that individuals that experience hunger and have a slower weight loss are most likely not in ketosis because they are exceeding the food portion levels recommended.
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Postby itsgonnaworkthistime » July 6th, 2005, 11:11 am

Nancy,

Is the portion size different on the lean for Men?

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Postby Nancy » July 6th, 2005, 11:58 am

Nope...it seems the ladies lucked out here - we get a snort more than before...it used to be that women got 4 or 5 ounces; men got 6 or 7 ounces and now it is the same for both...
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Postby Sablebaby » July 6th, 2005, 12:45 pm

:whoohoo: more chicken!!!
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Postby itsgonnaworkthistime » July 6th, 2005, 1:34 pm

Thanks Nancy,

I knew that the men and women were different before, and just thought their amounts got raised as well. Too bad for hubby....

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Postby Nancy » July 6th, 2005, 7:21 pm

Maura ~

I think it is because women are so active now - most of us are every bit as active as most men except for firefighters, public safety officers and construction workers - and many of them are women...we work at the office, chase kids and do the housework and the yardwork, too for the most part.

I'm probably gonna get :tomato: tuhmaters tossed at me but I sure don't get help around the old hacienda and if anyone is going to break out in a sweat, it's Leopard Woman... :puterboos:
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Postby Mommy2girls » July 7th, 2005, 1:59 pm

Thanks Nancy for the valuable updates!!

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Postby gottadothis » March 9th, 2006, 5:54 am

Can you use the Starkist tune in the foil packs? And if so would it be the plain or the flavored variety? Thanks!
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Postby Serendipity » March 9th, 2006, 11:44 am

Yes, you can use the foil packed tuna as long as it is packed in water. I don't know about the flavored tuna, but if it's only seasonings it should be ok. I would check the nutritional info before eating.
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Postby Nancy » March 10th, 2006, 10:58 am

Hi there, Gotta ~

I am sorry I am not familiar with the product you mention. Generally if the tuna is water-packed it will be fine.

The protein portion size for fish and poultry is 7 ounces. The Medifast guidelines for the Lean and Green meal are up to 300 calories and the carb level is 10-12 grams. This would include the total count for the protein and the vegetable portion together.

If the 'flavored' tuna varieties you refer to contain a 7 ounce portion and whatever is used for those 'flavorings,' such as light mayo or dressing are within the carb guidelines and coupled with the green vegetables you select included in the 10-12 grams of carbohydrates, then go ahead. Many prepackaged items contain high sodium levels which adds to water retention.

Best wishes to you in your weight loss endeavors!
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What about Salmon??

Postby alohacate » July 11th, 2006, 2:57 pm

Is the fat content is Salmon too high?
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Postby LovenElvis » July 11th, 2006, 3:46 pm

Salmon is good..I have it at least once a week.

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Postby Diana » July 11th, 2006, 5:00 pm

I think the agreed upon practice around the forum is that, due to the fat content of the salmon, treat it like other red meat and try to stick to 5 oz instead of the 7 oz.

This isn't anything I've read or heard through Medifast, but based on lots of forum discussions.

(I love salmon, too! I always try to make sure I have leftovers for a salmon salad or cioppino the next night.)
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Postby Nancy » July 12th, 2006, 8:33 am

Salmon is a very good protein choice and contains the 'good' kind of fat.

We eat salmon several times a week - grilled, broiled, baked and Georged when it's too blustery for grilling on the barby. I got carried away with the cajun seasoning last night and it was a bit too hot for my husband!
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Postby Serendipity » July 12th, 2006, 12:16 pm

I don't limit myself to 5 oz. of salmon. I just make sure I don't eat it more than 1-2 times/week. If I'm wrong, let me know....but to me, salmon is fish.
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