Transition

The four stages of transition are as follows:

Stage 1: Additional Vegetables

Week 1
(900-1050 calories)

Any of your favorite vegetables can now be added back as your selection.

What you eat:

5 MF Meals
1 Lean & Green Meal
1 additional cup vegetables

You are adding in some additional calories in the form of another serving of veggies.  You can now enjoy any veggies (even the ones that used to be off-limits like carrots, corn, etc.)

Stage 2: Fruits

Week 2
(900-1050 calories)

Fresh fruit is desired but if canned fruit is used, choose unsweetened or packed in juice – not syrup.

What you eat:

4 MF Meals
1 Lean & Green Meal
1 additional cup vegetables
1 medium-size piece of fruit
or 1/2 cup cubed fruit or berries

Stage 3: Dairy

Week 3
(1000-1150 calories)

Dairy includes low-fat and/or sugar-free yogurt, milk, or lactaid product.

What you eat:

4 MF Meals
1 Lean & Green Meal
1 additional cup vegetables
1 medium size piece of fruit or
1/2 cup of cubed fruit or berries
1/2 cup low-fat or fat-free dairy

Stage 4: Whole Grains

Weeks 4-6
(1350-1500 calories)

Whole grain can be 1 slice of whole grain bread
½ whole grain English muffin
3/4 cup high fiber cereal
1/2 cup whole-wheat pasta
1/2 cup brown rice.

What you eat:

3 MF Meals
1 Lean & Green Meal
1 additional cup vegetables – raw or cooked
Additional 4- 6 oz. of meat, chicken, fish or seafood that is baked,
poached or broiled (not fried)
2 medium sized pieces of fruit or
1 cup of cubed fruit or berries
1 cup low-fat, or fat-free dairy
1 serving of whole grain

 

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