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What If I Crave Salty Foods On Medifast?

I sometimes hear of people craving a specific type of food and worrying that they won’t be able to eat that food while on the Medifast diet. One such example is salty foods. I might hear a comment like, “I feel like most of the foods on Medifast are sweet. The shakes and bars have flavors that make them desserts. But what’s is offered for people who like salty foods like potato chips and pretzels?? because I don’t really crave sweets I crave salt what is offered for someone like me ?”

When you take Medifast, you eat five of the diet’s meals and one lean, green meal. In addition to this, you are allowed two snacks on the approved list each day. One of those snack options are dill pickles. You can have two pickle spears in addition to your five diet meals. It’s a pretty salty option.

Plus, Medifast offers its own meal and snack options for those who want something salty. They have different types of crackers (garden vegetable, multigrain, white cheddar and apple-cinnamon crackers.) There are also different types of pretzels (honey mustard, cheese pizza, cinnamon and bar b que.) There are puffs that are a bit like fries with flavors of nacho cheese chili and parmesan. These are all really decent options based on savory snacks, but tweaked to be very low-fat. For example, chili nacho cheese puffs are only 110 calories, but they also contain four grams of fiber and 11 grams of protein.

Additionally, you are allowed to salt and pepper your food within reason. You can have three servings of salt and pepper a day. These servings are 1/4 teaspoon of salt three times a day and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper three times a day. So you can salt your eggs for breakfast, your chili for lunch, and any lean and green meals you choose.

But to answer the question posed, the diet offers some good savory type snacks. Plus, you can have two dill pickle spears a day, and you can salt and pepper your food within reason. I hope that helps. I think this diet does a good job of covering both the bases – salty and sweet – so that you have at least a few “safe” foods to eat as alternatives to their full calorie counterparts.

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