That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the answer to your question. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I got an answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could give you an answer..
PB as an allowable snack is a relatively new re-introduction to allowable foods. Nutrition Support says 1T of reduced fat PB counts as a snack. But as I understand it, years ago PB was allowed as a healthy fat. Even the reduced fat PB is pretty high in fat when you compare it to other allowable snacks..
I have a hard time understanding how two pickle spears = a snack, or 1T of PB = a snack. The fat/calories/carbs are soooo very different! But that's my issue, not yours..
For what it's worth, I found allowing myself to eat PB was a slippery slope. It's super easy to underestimate the actual amount I'd eaten and quick to trigger the desire for more.more.more. The best method is to weigh out the serving because it's so easy to heap that measuring spoon up and get 50%-100% more PB than intended! (Again, I may be projecting so feel free to ignore my ranting.
Hi Tammala. I really do wish the meal log had boxes to check off when you use your condiments or your fats. Kinda like the water. It would make things so much easier for us newbies!..
Girlie girlthat is a good idea maybe I will make one up.
Jbonner thanks for the info it helps but still wondering if my peanut butter counts as a snack and a healthy fat or if I still need a healthy fat if I eat the peanut butter as a snack (say that 3 times fast lol)..
I don't go near PB, but if I did, I would take my jar and log the nutrition in Private Foods so when I eat it, the fat would be added to my day and I could see if I needed more fat or not...
On the snack guide, it says this about the peanut butter snack: "*Nuts are a source of healthy fat and additional calories." But in my reading, it still isn't clear if this should be in place of A healthy fat if you need one or two. I would ask NS. This could be something that they haven't worked out for the documentation. I'd count it for a healthy fat, if I were you until Medifast says otherwise...
Just be careful what PB you buy. Some of them have as much sugar as they have nuts and that can really throw you for a loop!..
Buying PB2 today so that I do not have to worry about it as much but I have lost 14 pounds in 2 1/2 weeks while eating it almost every day.
I have been counting it as a healthy fat so that might be the saving grace...
Whatever you do, don't buy WF Peanut Butter..I tasted it at a low carb store..it is so horrid. It has the most bizaar texture. Bleck...