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Old 04-01-2010, 04:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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It is not fat that makes you fat but sugar is the evil one.
Just as long as you avoid hydrogenated fats you will be fine.
Use all natural peanut butter, almond butter is yummy too.
Just keep track of your calories.
I avoid all sugars of any form, white flour products, deep fried foods, and hydrogenated fats.
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Old 04-24-2010, 11:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm also a huge fan of the PB! My morning protein shake consists of a cup of nonfat milk, 2tbl PB, chocolate protein powder (maybe a tsp of sugar free cocoa powder for some extra chocolately taste), and about half a banana (sliced and frozen). It's absolutely delicious! I get the smooth creaminess of the PB, plus the chocolatey flavor, and there's the banana too (frozen fruit helps make it thicker). I feel like I'm having a regular milkshake for breakfast. I get PB and don't feel like I'm missing out on sweet things.

But as for PB killing my diet, as others have said...moderation is the key. And I can't ever just sit with the jar, I have to measure it out and put the thing away.
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Old 04-24-2010, 11:24 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I prefer the all natural almond butter myself but the peanut butter that lists peanuts as the only ingredient is the way to go! One tablespoon spread on apple slices is a great mid-afternoon snack.
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Old 04-25-2010, 03:33 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I eat a tablespoon or two or peanut butter periodically myself with no ill effects, I don't think that little pb is going to make a dent in your diet no matter where you stand and what your goals are. Like many here I am also a fan of pb.

What I will say is avoid reduced-fat or low-fat pb. a) It's more processed and therefore less natural no matter what the label says and b) per bottle they use fewer peanuts (check the label: it's probably reduced/low-protein too! ) and compensate with more sugar/starch/gums. So it's actually probably worse for you than plain ol' reg'lar peanut butter.
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:56 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Has anyone tried making their own PB? More and more I'm trying to make the foods I enjoy the most (salsa, hummus, soups, you get the picture) and I do love PB so I'm thinking of making it myself. Especially because the healthiest PBs are expensive and don't come in economy sizes! Just wondering if anyone has tried and had any success.
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:07 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I would like to know if anyone makes almond butter, and if so, how that's done. I was looking at a jar in the store the other day in the organic aisle and it was $8.99!
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:23 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Almond Butter is as tasty as PB and higher in fiber. It's also higher in calories, but calories in < calories out = Win.
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Old 05-20-2010, 05:34 PM   #18 (permalink)
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It all goes back to what other fats are you eating? If you are limiting the fatty foods enough to squeeze it into your meal plan then go for it. Most specialist recommend to limit fat to 30% daily. For me that's around 40 grams and you better believe that if I'm craving PB I will fit it into those 40 grams. Look at ingredients too, make sure that you are not buying something just because it says fat free or reduced. Read the ingredients...... make sure that you aren't getting the surprise ingredient.
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Old 05-20-2010, 07:30 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Almond Butter is as tasty as PB and higher in fiber. It's also higher in calories, but calories in < calories out = Win.
I am addicted to Trader Joes natural Almond butter w/ Sea salt. No sugar. Sooo good.
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Old 06-04-2010, 08:51 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Its really stupid im only suppose to eat so many fat grams and i cant even eat penuts because if i enter them in the log it takes up like 1 third of my fat intake, there should be a place to write in good fats because they shouldnt count? any tips
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