Thursday, January 30, 2014

Medifast Vs. Paleo Diet

On the surface, the Medifast diet is a world apart from the Paleo way of eating. Medifast replacement meals are processed foods, many of which include gluten and/or dairy. The first ingredient of Medifast Macaroni & Cheese, for instance, is semolina; the third ingredient, cheddar cheese.

Yet the Medifast lean & green meal is very Paleo friendly -- a large serving of protein with plenty of vegetables.
Can eating more like a caveman help maintain a healthy body?
As I taper off the weight loss phase of the Medifast diet, I realize how well the Paleo diet -- popularly known as the caveman diet because it harkens back to man's diet before agriculture -- can support a life-long maintenance plan. Eating mostly quality meat protein; vegetables; fruits; and nuts and avoiding grains; dairy; legumes; and salty, chemical laden processed foods supports permanent weight loss and intestinal health.

Though I am not yet convinced becoming a rigid Paleo is in my dietary future, I am open to the idea that severely limiting grains and processed foods could be a powerful strategy to maintaining my new healthy body.

You can purchase Medifast replacement meals directly from Medifast Centers, the Medifast website or -- for less cost -- through the co-branded website of a Medifast TSFL health coach. Medifast does not recommend purchasing its products from third party vendors, but if you choose to do so, you can find them on both Amazon and eBay.

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