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Lets talk Peanut butter?

Cavallaro65Cavallaro65 Posts: 168Member Member Posts: 168Member Member
Throughout my fat loss of 73 pounds or so my biggest guilty pleasure has been peanut butter. Typically 2 spoon fulls plain, not on bread or with jelly, just peanut butter spoon fulls. Then I kinda feel guilty and lay off for a few days or weeks. So its high in calories and fat but low in saturated fat. What is your overall take on peanut butter and losing weight? Should I feel bad after eating peanut butter a few days in a row?
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  • maureenkhildemaureenkhilde Posts: 541Member Member Posts: 541Member Member
    I love peanut butter as well. And I weigh it out. Me Skippy Natural Creamy hits the spot. Have several times a week.
  • nicnznicnz Posts: 159Member, Premium Member Posts: 159Member, Premium Member
    In agreement with the above staments, that if you enjoy, why not eat it (in moderation, it's a very healthy source of fats and protein 👍)

    Like many of you here I am a massive PB fan 😋😍 but do find it terribly challenging to control myself once the jar is open. I always buy the no added sugar varieties which are much more common in the shops here now than the cheap sugar-added options (NZ).
    It's extra plastic around the house but am finding a small bag of roasted chopped nuts does the trick, and it's much easier to stop for me strangely enough....or roasting my own peanuts (cheaper) and taking them all to work for breakfast/snacks.

  • JrodasffJrodasff Posts: 333Member Member Posts: 333Member Member
    I crush peanut butter throughout the day. Tons of it in a protein shake, large TBS with an Apple, spread all over kodiak pancakes, just by itself. Love it
  • Cavallaro65Cavallaro65 Posts: 168Member Member Posts: 168Member Member
    Thanks guys, I feel guilty or maybe slightly nervous is it puts me up close to my fat count for the day. That's the only reason. Thanks for all the responses.
  • paperpuddingpaperpudding Posts: 5,130Member Member Posts: 5,130Member Member
    Throughout my fat loss of 73 pounds or so my biggest guilty pleasure has been peanut butter. Typically 2 spoon fulls plain, not on bread or with jelly, just peanut butter spoon fulls. Then I kinda feel guilty and lay off for a few days or weeks. So its high in calories and fat but low in saturated fat. What is your overall take on peanut butter and losing weight? Should I feel bad after eating peanut butter a few days in a row?

    My personal take on peanut butter is that I dont like it much.

    I do not have any in my house and cannot remember the last time I ate any.

    But that's just me.

    Eat any food you like for as many days in a row as you like as long as it fits in your calories and you dont eat so much that your diet is becoming nutritionally unbalanced

  • acpgeeacpgee Posts: 4,030Member Member Posts: 4,030Member Member
    It's not the texture of peanut butter and it's processed but I find lower caloriy PB2 works well as a replacement in recipes calling for peanut butter such as satay sauce for grilled meats, West African peanut soup, asian peanut/sesame noodles, bang bang chicken.
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 7,059Member Member Posts: 7,059Member Member
    acpgee wrote: »
    It's not the texture of peanut butter and it's processed but I find lower caloriy PB2 works well as a replacement in recipes calling for peanut butter such as satay sauce for grilled meats, West African peanut soup, asian peanut/sesame noodles, bang bang chicken.

    Yeap. Other than baking cookies (which require the fat) you can pretty much sub PB2 for real stuff in anything else with almost zero difference.
  • boldkneeboldknee Posts: 192Member Member Posts: 192Member Member
    As others said, I really like PB2 in cooking and also in smoothies. I find that I have to keep it in the fridge after opening.

    I eat peanut butter a few times a week. Smuckers natural (peanuts, salt) is my favorite. Has to initially be stirred and then kept in the fridge because it doesn't contain any preservatives. I don't like the peanut butters with added sugar (Jif, Skippy, etc); I find them too sweet.

    My cholesterol and triglycerides are very healthy, so I don't pay much attention to my fat macro. I think I eat about 25% - 30% fat.

    My husband eats peanut butter every day and his lipid profile is also normal.
    edited October 3
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