How many Medifast bars can I consume each day?
This is quite a common question as Medifast bars are extremely popular due to their nice taste and convenience. However, there are limitations on how many of a type of bar you are allowed each day. I will go into this in more detail in the next article.
The number of Medifast Maintenance Bars you can eat each day is limited: There are two types of bars available on this diet. The Maintenance Bars (which come in the green wrapper) and the Crunch Bars (in the yellow wrapper). The maintenance variety (which comes in Chocolate Mint, Oatmeal Raisin, and Caramel Pecan flavors) are limited to just one bar per day because they are slightly higher in calories and carbohydrates. If you ate more than one per day, this could increase your calorie and carbohydrate intake. It’s not worth a bar that puts you in danger of going out of ketosis or not seeing the weight loss you’re hoping for.
You can eat Medifast Crunch Bars like any other meal. In other words, these are not limited: Fortunately, Medifast offers crisp bars that aren’t limited. You can have more than one of these per day. In fact, you can eat the crisp bars like any other food. This means you could theoretically have up to five per day (although I’m not sure why you’d want to as there are so many other options available and this could get boring after a while). Crisp Bar flavors are: Chocolate Mint, Caramel, Peanut Butter, Chocolate, Oatmeal Raisin, Lemon Meringue, Cinnamon Roll, Fruit & Nut, S’more, and Strawberry.
What is the difference between the hold and crunch bars?: People often ask me what the big difference is between these bars. Well, flavor-wise, the maintenance variety has a slightly chewier texture. But the crisp bars taste pretty decent too. I tend to see limited bars as some kind of treat or dessert and unlimited bars as a forbidden food. If you’re looking at it from a diet or ketosis standpoint, the maintenance variety has 170 calories, 5 grams of fat, and 22 grams of carbs. The crisp bars have 110 calories, 3 grams of fat, and only 12 carbs.
I find that both products taste good. In fact, I know of some families who substitute chocolate bars or high-calorie sweet snacks in their homes, and even the children accept them. They don’t taste like your typical diet or protein bar, which means they don’t fall apart and don’t have the texture of cardboard. They also don’t have a weird aftertaste or strong artificial flavors. You just have to remember that you are only allowed one bar with the green wrapper, but you really have a lot more wiggle room with the bar with the yellow wrapper.