What if I crave salty foods on Medifast?
I sometimes hear from people who crave a specific type of food and are worried that they won’t be able to eat that food when on the Medifast diet. An example is salty foods. You might hear a comment like, “My perception is that most of the foods offered at Medifast are sweet. The shakes and bars come in flavors that make them desserts. But what is offered for people to Who like salty foods like French fries and pretzels? “Because I don’t really crave sweets. I long for salt. What’s on offer for someone like me? “
When you take Medifast, you eat five of the diet meals and one lean, green meal. In addition to this, you are allowed two snacks on the approved list each day. One of these snack options is pickled gherkins. You can have two pickle spears in addition to your five diet meals. That’s a pretty salty option.
Additionally, Medifast offers its own food and snack options for those who want something salty. They have several types of crackers (vegetable crackers, multigrain, white cheddar, and apple cinnamon). There are also several types of pretzels (honey mustard, cheese pizza, cinnamon, and b que bar). something like French fries with the flavors of chili nacho cheese and parmesan cheese. These are all really decent options based on savory snacks but have been modified to be very diet friendly. For example, nacho chile cheese balls only have 110 calories, but they also have four grams of fiber and 11 grams of protein.
Also, you are allowed to add salt and pepper to your food within reason. You can consume three servings of salt and pepper a day. Serving sizes 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 whatever lean and green foods you choose to eat.
But to answer the question posed, the diet offers some good salty-type snacks. Plus, you can get two pickle spears a day and can put salt and pepper on your food within reason. I hope this helps. I think this diet does a good job of covering both the salty and sweet bases so that you at least have some “safe” foods to eat as alternatives to their full calorie counterparts.