How much spinach to eat during Medifast?

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I don't understand how to measure Spinach. I like to bring a spinach salad to work...but am having trouble with the correct measurements. The medifast veggie weighing chart says that 1 cup= 150 grams. But on the conversion chart on "tools" it says that 1 cup = 226.8 grams. But on the bag of spinach it says that the whole bag is 9 oz. When 8 oz = 1 cup, then potentially the whole bag is just about one serving.

I am very confused on which is correct. Please help!..

Comments (10)

Get a plain old 1 cup measuring cup, stuff some spinach into it 3 times & voila, you've got a spinach salad that's OP for your green. Add some lean to it, & you've got yourself a lovely L&G meal!.



Comment #1

Might I suggest you find a good digital food scale that measures in oz & gm. I have a great one from my old WW days. I was surprised to see some things I was short changing my self on, others I was way over. Good Luck..

Comment #2

Where did you find these weights? And are they the weights specifically for spinach? The file I have is one that someone posted a while back. I searched the Tools section for a conversion chart, but didn't see it. Maybe I just missed it?.

The file I have says:.

1 C raw fresh spinach = 30 grams.

30 grams = just over one ounce. A one cup measuring cup holds 8 fluid ounces, but not necessarily 8 oz of dry material..

If you are weighing your raw fresh spinach out, 3C = 90 grams, or just shy of 3.5 ounces. I cannot fit 30 grams of spinach into a measuring cup, unless it is finely chopped, so I weigh my greens..

Each vegetable will have a different weight for the serving, so even though an 8 ounces = 226.8 grams, that does not mean you get 226 grams of a leafy green. Vegetables have different bulk values and different weights, so a cup of any given veggie will not weigh 8 oz..

Does this help at all?..

Comment #3

Leolonni1 (Chris) is correct above. Don't mess with weights - just put it in a measuring cup. If you want to mix it up, put in 2 cups of spinach and 1 other serving of a green, like cucumbers or tomatoes, and you're super fancy!..

Comment #4

I think if you look around the eat right section of success tools there is a conversion tool in there. I know there is one on the site, I can just never remember where it is at. When I find it, I use it to convert my grams to ounces and keep a list of weights of veggies that I commonly use. Makes life so easy...

Comment #5

Just remember, if you're eating it raw, measure it raw. If you're eating it cooked, measure it cooked, otherwise you'll not be getting enough nutrients...

Comment #6

Attached is the official from Nutrisystem conversion chart regarding veggies.

It is BETTER to weigh versus stuff in a cup measure because, especially when dealing with veggies such as broccoli or cauliflower, you will not be getting the correct amount b/c of the volume the air spaces take in your measuring cup. It is definitely worth investing 20 bucks in a good digital scale...

Comment #7

I was unable to open the file, but I had this one saved in my favorites...

Comment #8

Wow, thank you everyone for all of your responses. I now feel that I have great options and maybe there isn't just one way to do things right. I will take all of your advice to heart and use my best judgement. Thank you again. I feel so much support on this discussion may sound cheesy, but what a great medifast family!!..

Comment #9

This has been a great thread. Thanks for posting the question and answers as well!..

Comment #10

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


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