Medifast - weird question about gum




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citygirl89
05-17-2013, 12:22 PM
So I was reading that sugar free gum counts as a snack (three pieces) which is great because I tend to chew gum after meals sometimes.. but if you don't swallow it, how can it count towards a snack? This may sound silly but forgive me because I am really curious about this!


BerkshireGrl
05-17-2013, 01:05 PM
I'm guessing the effect of the sugar alcohols that are swallowed as part of chewing the gum?

Andi24
05-17-2013, 01:53 PM
I wondered this too...but I guess you are still swallowing the juice and flavoring from the gum, and most sugar free gum has 1 carb...at lest that I've seen. I just assumed that's why...


QB2D
05-17-2013, 02:47 PM
So funny...I just logged on here and was about to ask the exact same question! I love gum. It will be hard to limit to three pieces. Especially as it usually helps me with overcome cravings.

citygirl89
05-17-2013, 02:49 PM
Ah yes, you're both right! That makes sense. For me it'll be harder to sort of eat less of a snack (I've been eating the MF snacks which are so yummy) because I had a piece of gum.. just doesn't seem fair haha

Andi24
05-17-2013, 02:53 PM
I'll trade gum for peanut butter any day! But I'll admit sometimes I have a piece of gum AND peanut butter. I just make sure I'm still under 100 carbs. Not sure if that's OK lol, but I'm happy with my weight loss

citygirl89
05-17-2013, 02:58 PM
Yeah I would probably do the same as I go further along, so I don't blame you!

IanG
05-17-2013, 03:00 PM
Sounds BS to me. Chew as much as you like.

SuperHeroTeacher
05-17-2013, 09:22 PM
Sounds BS to me. Chew as much as you like.

What Ian said. Seriously, I chew a lot of gum.

I'm a teacher and no 13 year old wants to smell my nasty Ketosis breath... My counselor basically told me not o worry about it as long as I'm not chewing a pack a day.

I'm on day 48 of Medifast and am approaching 30 pounds lost, chewing gum (and not counting it as a snack) almost every one of those 48 days.

citygirl89
05-20-2013, 10:32 AM
Great, thank you all for the input!