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I had a beautiful garden this year and ate very little of it because I was so out of control with yucky food that nothing healthy sounds remotely appetizing. I know that We will keep eating the Lean and Green meals even after we are at our goal weight because they are SO good and healthy! If they did, they were consumed rarely. Medifast was so fast and effective, the excitement of what I saw happening on the scale was plenty to get me through the times of hunger and discomfort adjusting to the program. And you're the second person today to mention a half marathon, good for you and Mark! The only way to know if you'll succeed on a different program is to try it.

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Lean and Green Taco Salad Recipe

The program did not fail you, you just failed the program. I wish you good luck on your next try at losing weight, but you will never lose no matter what plan you are on if you don't stick true to the plan. I agree with you on this, Judy!

Thanks for the comment! I am just shooting for 20 pounds off by August 4th. I love hearing from people who are really kicking ass on Medifast. This recipe sounds great! This will be my second week on medifast and I love the diet.

Easier than any other diet I have been on and we can eat food. I look forward to trying this recipe. Thanks for posting it. Hey Jessica — I know that I have been totally slacking on the site. I finished off my last batch of Medifast and was off of the diet for about 3 weeks during which I pretty much stuck to Lean and Green.

Now I am re-stocked and going for the final push. I decided to quit posting regular updates but I will definitely update when I get close to the finish line. I will be updating the site with other stuff, but I right now I feel like I need to reach my goal without feeling the need to blog about it.

Glad you are still getting inspiration and ideas from the site. That's what it's here for! I found this recipe in the official Medifast book, so I'm assuming that it's okay.

You could be right. Based on my personal experience, this recipe works because I eat it all the time and am down about 60 pounds from when I originally started. I am new to Medifast , this is my fourth week on the plan, having trouble staying on track on the weekends, and with having the same things over and over and over again!

I have been reading about the Medifast book, with receipes? I would appreciate the help. I love the crunch of romaine — I think I may use a combination of that and green leaf.

Love your measuring spoon you show in the photo. Where did you find it? Can one healthy fat also be added to this? I just started Medifast yesterday and am already seeing and feeling results. This recipe is SO good! I am on Day 4 of the program and tried this recipe on my first day, and it was great! Happy to have found this website!!! I just started medifast and I needed a variety of ways to make my lean and green interesting.

You can stick with your lean and green and they can add chips, cheese and sour cream. Store-bought taco seasoning can get pricey if you make this often. I use up all of the seasoning because I use 1 pound of ground turkey for my family. First I toast the seasoning in a pan over medium-high heat for about seconds, stirring constantly.

Then I add the ground turkey and break it up into the seasoning sauce, making sure the sauce mixes into the ground turkey, and cook until done. I have been on mdifast today is starting my 3rd week. I love to cook so i enjoy looking up rescipes and have made a few of them.

This was so good! I wanted to cut out the salt, so instead of taco seasoning, I used some cumin, chili powder, paprika, and pepper flakes. Thanks so much for this recipe! I look forward to checking back and hearing about more success stories and more recipes! Thanks for starting this! I will try with the turkey since I need variety. The allowance of salsa seems higher than what the instruction book says I can have though.

Anyway — thanks for posting this recipe I need some more variety. Kelly, Good luck to you on the program! I too have lost 20 lbs in my first month, with 80 to go. Iwant this so bad i cant afford any mistakes.. The Taco Salad is my favorite recipe. I have it at least twice a week.

You are probably going over in carbs using a tablespoon of taco seasoning. It is an awesome recipe and it has helped so much in my weight loss. I have lost That is also taking into account falling off the wagon a little during the holidays no weight gain but no loss.

I have been on Medifast for a little over 2weeks and have lost 9 lbs. I am able to manage the Medifast food, but was getting so sick of dinner. I am a picky eater, and was eating chicken and vegetables every night! I missed my weekly burger, and was sooo glad to have some lean beef in this great taco salad Thanks for your efforts in helping those of us who are not creative cooks!

This is the first diet that has ever worked so quickly for me. I hope to lose 35 lbs. Good luck to everyone who is following this and developing a new way of eating and a healthier way of life. I have done Medifast several times gained weight back during unexpected pregnancy. But this is a favorite that I do all the time. I fix mine and my husbands as a salad, and the kids love theirs in taco shells. Its great only cooking one dish for the whole family instead of individual meals!

Now I know that variety is the spice of life and order the things you really like! I actually gained a pound one time and plateaued for a week. I can get 3 days on a page. I write down the full date and then 1.

What I think of when weight loss slows is that even the people on Biggest Loser have little or even no weightloss. With all the work they do I can expect to have the same sometimes. How do all deal with alcohol? I LOVE my wine and cocktails. But it literally ALTS the weight loss…. I guess the best thing would be to stop drinking. If I go out with friends I usually get diet coke and whiskey. Giving up alcohol has been hard — I like my cocktails too. But, I gave it up because losing weight became more important to me than drinking.

I am nearing the 50 lb loss mark and have decided to allow myself one cheat meal and I will also let myself have a couple of cocktails with it. At that point I will be halfway to my goal. The counselor told me any alcohol, even low carb beer will interfere with weight loss so during this phase, until I transition into maintenance, I will not have any alcohol except my 50 lb milestone reward.

This should be a concern that cheating even tempts.. Have you talked to your counselor about that? I was just telling Rosetylerr about my personal experience with giving up alcohol since she posted about that issue and I felt similarly about it, and yes I did tell my counselor I wanted to cheat for one meal, she of course recommended I not cheat-well I did and lost 3 lbs that week still.

Since my prior post I have lost an additional 25 lbs. Kelly that is an awesome weight loss. I agree with you that we need to make the program fit into our life, which includes celebrating milestones, special events, etc. I began my journey six days ago and have lost 8 lbs. I was used to having a glass of wine or beer at dinner and sometimes a second glass if I wanted one. BUT within that 3 weeks I went from a size 12 to a size I only drink the vanilla shakes and can switch them up by using coconut extract, orange extract, a teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder and sometimes I add a half of a small banana.

The blender that is sold on the Medifast site is key! I just try to make sure I walk my entire 30 min. Just keep the faith that you CAN do this. I stopped drinking so far and went from to in 3 days! I am still kinda hungry though. I ate some very very small carrots, I know we are supposed to watch those, but they really help me with cravings.

I just started Medifast today and made this as my first lean and green meal. I am still trying to follow all of the rules. It seems like an awful lot of taco seasoning. It was very good, though. I added some olives and some Italian dressing with 2 g of carbs and 5 grams of fat as my 2 healthy fats.

Did i do this right? Hi, I am 18 years old and this is my first week on MF, feels amazing but I just had the cappuccino for breakfast and almost choked on it.

I was scared every meal for the next 4 weeks was going to be like this, until I found this site! Taco salad is by far one of my favorite meals in general, and being in college it works with the budget as well. I am SO thankful for all the recipies provided here and even more so that taco salad is included! I do not like oatmeal, so I use the oatmeal to make muffins. Mix and it makes 2 regular sized cupcakes.

Bake at for minutes. It is a lot more dense than you would think of a muffin, but if you microwave it a few seconds to warm it up…it is pretty good. Two muffins is a meal. I make 2 packages at a time and make 4 muffins for 2 days.

Do not seal them up in a baggie as they will sweat. I understand you can keep them in frig for a day or so. Thank you for the idea! It makes it nice and thick and tastes so good! I have loved every shake flavor so far. I have lost 19 lbs in 3 weeks and my husband has lost 19 lbs in 4 weeks and has been able to go off of his blood pressure and cholesterol medications because of his weight loss!

I did veer off program but stress level super high these last 3 days back on today. It was good I guess. It makes me sick to my stomach. Thanks so much and keep up the good work everyone. Personally speaking, when I am on a program for a long time I forget to do the very simple things. Measure the green as well as the lean. Keep track of your water intake. Make sure the MF meals are spaced apart correctly. Try not to get discouraged. You are doing a great job.

Thank you Thank you, Have been on for a month, lost 20 lbs. Thanks for posting this. To top it off i use the nacho cheese puffs on top for some crunch. I usually save a supplement so that i can do that. I just bought a bunch boneless skinless chicken on sale and but it through the grinder attachment on my kitchen aid.

I freeze in small zip lock packages and take as needed. I am going to use the ground chicken to make this taco salad recipe. Thank you for posting this recipe!

I made it tonight for my husband and I and we both really enjoyed it. I just started the program on Friday and because I have an allergy to raw vegetables I have been trying to find things to eat with my meats. One day at a time….

Just making sure…serving for 1 or 2? What everyone needs to understand is that we all have different medical issues, ages, metabolisms, etc. The weight reduction will be different for everyone. I have Hoshimoto and my thyroid does not work. Even with medication, the lbs just kept on coming. I have tried every diet known to man and this is the first one that worked. I lost 4 in the first week, but it has slowed to 1.

Still — I am over 55 with bad knees and a thyroid condition. When I was 35, if I needed to drop lbs — they came off easily. As long as your scale is moving south — you are being successful. I look forward to my lean and green every evening. Hang in there Stephanie. You can do it!!! I also have numerous health issues, one being I have hypothyroidism and have to take Synthroid every day for the rest of my life.

My nurse practitioner told me it would be harder for me to lose the weight because of the thryroid issue but I am determined to get the weight off. I lost 4 pounds last week. I have fibromyalgia also and it hurts me to walk, but I push myself and do it anyway because of my determination.

She told me the weight loss could help improve that problem because it would take the weight off my knees and other joints. Im going to try this recipe tonight! Thanks so much for posting. Please keep posting yummies for us to try out! I am waiting for my first box of food to arrive. Quite frankly as a former restaurant owner and chef, I was nervous that I would hate the food.

So glad that I found this site!! Me and my son started MF last week. I agree with Mijken the first few days were hard. Trying to find good and tasty lean and green dishes for us are the hardest to me. Just fixed the taco salad. This is really good and this makes it even better so easy to make. Thank you for sharing the recipes and tips preparing and improving the MF food choices. Added getskinnybehappy to my favorites. I have been on Medifast for one week and have lost 4 pounds!! I am so excited!!

I just found this website and these recipes and am anxious to try the Taco salad. I am very pleased with the diet so far and have to say this is working much better than many others I have tried in the past. Good Luck to everyone: Any recommendations for a vegetarian lean and green meal? What can I substitute for meat? Just into first week of mf but having difficulty with lean and green meal. All suggestions totally welcome. I am a newbie, but I thought you could have 7 oz of turkey???

Did I miss something in the recipe maybe? This recipe looks great. Even with the reinforcement of success though, the things I can think of to make on my own for my lean and green especially the green are getting pretty monotonous. Salads have been a good stand by. Thanks for the tips! I had my first Medifast meal this morning. I was not this nervous two years ago when I was on Weight Watchers!

The pancake was a flop this morning but I ate it since I had to throw the first one in the waste basket. The Peanut Butter bar was so-so. I dumped the Cappincino down the drain after a sip and the brownie was so-so also. I guess just like everything else, it will take time to get used to it! Hello and thanks so much for this recipe! Thanks also for your attention to detail in posting the recipe, especially the pics.

Keep it up; all the very best to you! Wow, everyone has lost so much in their first week or so. I guess it varies? I am sticking to it religiously. I try to ignore the jealousy and focus on how much healthier I feel. I just made this! I used fit and active buffalo ranch instead of salsa and it was awesome! This recipe for the taco salad is great! As far as the lobster — got enough for me, sounds delicious.

To add to the fact why no weight would be lost is quite simple. If you decide to just replace 5 meals and eat one of whatever. As my health coach would say at that point your eating just to eat. Now in another instance eating the non allowed foods, overeating, binging and eating more than 6 meals will keep you at same weight and regain anything you have lost. But I have switched to all non dairy and egg free medifast meals. I have lost over 15 lbs and gained all back with interest because of my own stuff I didnt deal with.

Now currently I believe Im down 12 lbs in 9 weeks. Its been slow but I work hard and I still tend to eat a little more veggies and lean and I did cheat here and there. But at the end of the day I still saw results and I wont ever go back to my old ways as I love my health and my body way too much. I will reach my ultimate goal this time! Im sorry to hear no weightloss in two months.

I know stress can keep the weight on, drinking, lack a sleep, emotional eating and anxiety. Congrats to all on this wonderful program. I owe it to TSFL my new found hobby cooking unhealthy things healthy!

These recipes are great but I wish they would state what each serving is, such as 1 lean protein, 2 healthy fats, 3 veg servings, 3 condiment servings, etc. Pizza Hut 5, Calorie Pizza. Copyright - Get Skinny Be Happy! Get Skinny Be Happy! Lean and Green Taco Salad Recipe. I just started also and tried this one tonight and it really good and I will be making it often. I totally agree Mallory. I have energy and feel great.. I am done I need the change Reply.

Mattie, First of all, wow at not liking the food. Marilyn I am Marilyn also and starting next week please pray for me to suceed. My husband has been on this for only 2 weeks and has lost 20 pounds! The most important thing is to just stay focused and be honest with yourself… Reply. And you know it works. I pray you stay on your course.

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