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citygirl89 05-17-2013 11:22 AM

weird question about gum
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 12:05 PM

I'm guessing the effect of the sugar alcohols that are swallowed as part of chewing the gum?

Andi24 05-17-2013 12:53 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 01:47 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 01:49 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 01:53 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 01:58 PM

Yeah I would probably do the same as I go further along, so I don't blame you!

IanG 05-17-2013 02:00 PM

Sounds BS to me. Chew as much as you like.

SuperHeroTeacher 05-17-2013 08:22 PM


Originally Posted by IanG (Post 4744586)
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 09:32 AM

Great, thank you all for the input!

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