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Portion Control Just Got Easy

Posted Apr 21 2009 11:00pm

Dear MFers,

Medifast teaches you portion control.

Since you will be eating Medifast Meals five times a day, you will only consume the amounts of food that we provide. In addition, our Lean & Green meal is very easy to follow, and has been mapped out for you when you start the plan. The My Plan section knows what you are supposed to be eating, and will give you suggestions for all of your meals. For more information on proper portioning, see our Quick Start Guide included with your first Medifast order.

Keep the serving sizes below in your head at all times, in order to better estimate your portions:

1/2 cup of cooked vegetables = scoop of ice cream
1 ounce of cheese = a pair of dice
3 ounces of chicken or fish = 1 deck of cards
1 tablespoon of salad dressing = 1/2 of a ping pong ball
1 teaspoon oil or butter = tip of your thumb

Good Luck! And if you need more support, contact me

Diana Young, RD, LD/N, CDE
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