How To Organize Your Medifast Meals

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Fail to plan, Plan to fail.

You’ve probably heard that quote floating around the internet, and it’s true. If you don’t prep your meals for the week, it will be difficult for you to stay on track as you’ll constantly be tempted to veer from your diet plans.

Medifast has definitely proved to be a challenging journey for me. But I like a good challenge. Changing your eating habits entirely is difficult, but if you’re going to do so you need to be prepared.


When you get your Medifast shipment for the month (if you order monthly), it will probably look something like this. It’s exciting to get new meals to try each month, but don’t let that excitement take over your organizational attitude to stay on plan.

My second month on Medifast, I left all of my meals in the boxes as they were, pictured above, and I would just plan my meals each day on that day. This method definitely did not work for me, as sometimes I wouldn’t have time in the morning to grab my meals knowing I’ll be out all day and it would lead me to make bad choices.

But not this time.


When I got my month 3 shipment of Medifast, I opened the box and started organizing my meals right away. There are so many different ways you can organize your meals, but this is the method that has worked for me this month.

Medifast is a 5 & 1 plan which allows you to have 5 Medifast meals and 1 “Lean and Green” (protein and vegetables) meal that you make yourself. It’s a very straight-forward diet– follow the plan, and you’ll lose the weight. If you prep your meals in advance, then it will make it easier for you to stick with it.

The first thing I do is pick out 5 boxes from my shipment and lay out the meals for each day (ex: 1 Shake, 1 Soup, 1 Dessert, 1 Snack, 1 Bar) and when I’m done for that week, I put all the meals for each day in their own plastic bag.


I did this for all of my Medifast meals for this month and when I was finished, I just put all the plastic bags into the shipment it originally came in.

I can’t tell you how much easier it has made things on Medifast, especially since I started school this semester. In the morning, I just grab one plastic bag with all of my Medifast meals and put it in my backpack. That way I don’t have to worry about what I’m going to have to eat throughout the day and it keeps me from making bad choices.

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Starting Weight: 150.6lbs
Current weight: 138.8lbs
Total Weight Lost: 11.8lbs
Goal weight: 125lbs

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Limit one per customer. The MICHIGAN28 code is limited to new customers only and not valid with prior purchases, Medifast Advantage, or any other promotions or discounts. Both codes expire on 12/31/2014. See website for complete details on program and discounts. Consult your physician before beginning a weight-loss program.

Disclosure: I receive free product in order to evaluate and comment on my experiences on the Medifast Program. Medifast products and the Medifast Program are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. Any medical improvements noted while on the program are related to weight loss in general, and not to Medifast products or programs.

20 Responses to “How To Organize Your Medifast Meals”

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    Liz+@+Yes/No+Films — September 16, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Congrats on the weight loss, Aly! Sounds like a good program.

    • Aly replied: — September 17th, 2014 @ 5:25 pm

      Thanks Liz!

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    Melissa — September 16, 2014 at 11:39 am

    I’ve been hearing a lot about MediFast. I’m going to have to look into it! I need to lower my cholesterol and lose some weight and this could be a good option!

    • Aly replied: — September 17th, 2014 @ 5:29 pm

      I think it’s a great option especially if you have a busy lifestyle!

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    Kerri Hale — September 16, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    I’ve never heard of MediFast before this. Looks like a great product. Congrats on the weight loss!

    • Aly replied: — September 17th, 2014 @ 5:29 pm

      Thanks Kerri!

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    Shawn Ann @ Shawn Ann's World — September 16, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    You seem to be doing pretty good on the Medifast diet, WTG!!!! I’m going to check them out and see if I can get some help with my weight loss needs! Thanks for the tips on organizing your meals. Probably makes it a lot easier to keep track.

    • Aly replied: — September 17th, 2014 @ 5:32 pm

      Thanks Shawn Ann! It does make it a lot easier, especially when I have school all day.

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    Lauren+Weber — September 16, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    I’ve never heard of this either, but I love that it can supply all your meals — that’s the best kind of diet plan for me since I don’t have to think ;)

    • Aly replied: — September 17th, 2014 @ 5:37 pm

      It really does take the guess work out of dieting. I also love that we still have flexibility with our own homemade (or take out) meal.

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    Betsy — September 16, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    I have never heard of this but it sounds like a solid plan!

    • Aly replied: — September 17th, 2014 @ 5:39 pm

      I’d say! If you stick to it you will get results.

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    Chris B — September 16, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Congrats on the weight loss. 11.8 pounds is a really good start you should make it to your goal in no time!

    • Aly replied: — September 17th, 2014 @ 5:40 pm

      Thanks Chris!!

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    Amber Louchart (Metro Detroit Mommy) — September 17, 2014 at 6:11 am

    Aly, WTG on the weight loss. And for being proactive on meal planning. If I took the time to plan my meals for the day, I am sure I would be more successful with my diet. I have never heard of Medifast before. Sounds like an awesome program.

    • Aly replied: — September 17th, 2014 @ 5:41 pm

      Thanks Amber!! I think meal prepping has a lot to do with reaching your goals. I find that when I don’t prep I just don’t stick to my plan.

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    Tatanisha — September 17, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    I’ve never tried Medifast Meals before or never even heard of them. I’ve been looking for something that will help me get organized and focused on eating healthier and losing weight.

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    Daria @ Mom in Management — October 7, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    I’m going to try this approach with my next order. I am down to the things I don’t like so I’m not motivated to grab the in the morning, but if they were prepackaged I think it would help. Thanks for the tip!

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    Tammy — March 3, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    I was on the Medifast program approximately 4 years ago and lost 60 pounds. It is overwhelming how many different ways to make your Lean and Green meals so you are not stuck in a rut of just meat and steamed veggies, for example. I am trying the program again to lose an extra 20 pounds. It is very time consuming searching the web and trying to find a site that can help with things to keep it from getting old too quick. LOL. I like your idea of selecting your days items and putting them in a baggy. I am definitely going to do that! The Lean and Green meal is difficult for me to figure out sometimes. I enjoyed your postings. Thank you.

    • Aly replied: — April 13th, 2015 @ 9:55 am

      Thanks Tammy! Good luck on your journey. I thought the lean and green was also a bit difficult at times, I started running out of ideas. There are a lot of resources online nowadays so you can find something that works for you for your L&G!

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