The goal of the Medifast diet is to help consumers lose weight. Sometimes there are other health issues to consider, including gluten intolerance. This condition makes it difficult for the body to digest gluten, which is why there is now a Medifast food line for people with this condition.
There are individual food products, as well as two and four week meal packages. When following a gluten-free, Medifast diet, be sure to look for the GF symbol, which means the product is gluten free. Medifast has teamed up with the GFCO, the Gluten Free non-profit who is responsible for certifying foods as officially “gluten free.”
The two week Medifast Gluten Free variety package provides all the necessary meals for the 5 and 1 plan. It includes 14 shakes of two varying flavors, dutch chocolate and french vanilla, and seven Essential1 dark chocolate antioxidant shakes.
A staple Medifast meal is soup. Twenty-one total soups of three different varieties are included in the gluten free meal package, cream of tomato, chicken and wild rice, and maryland crab. The breakfasts included in the package are seven original pancakes, along with seven vanilla puddings and seven cappuccinos.
The four week Medifast Gluten Free variety package provides more servings than the two week package, and with a greater variety of foods and flavors. The shakes and soups are a staple again, with 42 and 35 servings, respectively.
Additional shake flavors to the two-week variety pack’s dutch chocolate and french vanilla include banana crème and orange crème. This pack also includes seven scrambled eggs as a breakfast option. To provide something a little sweeter, seven brownies, seven banana puddings, and seven chocolate mint serves are included. Lastly, as a delicious beverage, seven cranberry mango drinks are included. Want more options? There are hundreds of recipes for you to choose from!
The great thing about Medifast partnering with GFCO is the peace of mind it provides consumers who will no longer be forced to scour ingredient lists on the backside of boxes. The most important thing when making a selection, is to check for the GF sign, enclosed in a circle on the front, and signifying the product as “gluten free.” You can find more great Gluten Free tips at the Gluten Intolerance Group.