Is dairy allow on Medifast?

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I've seen the amts of cheeses that everyone says we are 4 string cheese, 1 1/2 cups cottage cheese....but I also read somewhere that "dairy is not allowed during the weight loss phase". So my question is, if I'm doing the 5&1 and in the weight loss phase, should I not eat any kind of dairy? Are the allowances for cheeses that I've seen for the transition/maintenance phases?.

Comments (6)

I didn't know either, but I know somewhere in success tools if you look up meatless options it mentions different cheeses and amounts you can have. Now I make Cauliflower Pizza about 3 times per week num!.

Comment #1

Cheese is allowed in the 5&1 phase. It is listed in the meatless list. Dairy such as yogurt and milk are not allowed although a small amount of milk is allowed as a condiment. I would suggest going to and click on the learning tab and print out the lists you need while on the diet. It's the lean list, the greens list, condiments, snacks and meatless list. Some of the snacks have been modified since I was on the plan but they are all there.

Comment #2

If you go to MY PLAN which is orange tab on the top of this page and go to log meals, there you will find a tab for lean and green. When you choose meatless options, it gives you a list that includes the cheeses such as low fat swiss, cottage cheese and ricotta.

A word of caution though: when I added it to my meal plan I had to edit it because it automatically gives you a whole 6 ounces!.

Comment #3

Merri - I love your quote!!!! That's hilarious!.

Comment #4

I am now in transition, and I dearly LOVE cheese !! but........

I buy the kind that I dont like the taste of so much.......

Like "farmers cheese ".... I dont like it that much and I dont want it that much !!.

I could eat a whole bag of shredded mozzerella and thats why I stay away from it !!.

Lots of the shredded cheeses are coated with potatoe starch so all the more reason for me not to eat it or have it in the house !!.............luv, sue.

Comment #5

There aren't a whole lot of cheeses that fit in the allowed fat amounts. and -as sue says-be wary of too much preshredded cheese as it contains starch carbs to keep it from sticking. (though if you get an organic shredded that might night be a problem, I don't know).

There are 2 super low fat brands I know. the Vermont cheeses in the cheese section. they have a couple 50% fat free and a 75% fat free..

Whole foods also carries a brand that is 0 fat. the name begins with an M I think..

This is totes off plan, but I occasionally weigh out a teeny portion of regular fat cheese. I count the calories/protein as part of my LG and only when having super lean proteins. (it is off plan b/c of the high fat and the saturated fat.).

Comment #6

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.


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