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Old 06-06-2010, 02:35 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Lizzy, I hear ya--if it's working, no need to fix it. At times, the KISS principle (keep it simple sweetheart) is best for most of us, and any "plan" I can't sustain over the long haul is doomed. On the other hand, I try to keep an open mind and stay teachable.

Nedo, a few years ago some "experts" were promoting the peanut butter diet. Really. Fortunately for me peanut butter upsets my stomach...which is good since I could eat half a jar in one sitting. Anyways we can all agree that moderation in all things is usually the wisest course of action.
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:45 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I wholeheartedly agree, Lizzy, Nedo and Beth! You can find anything to support almost any position on the internet somewhere and I think that somewhere along the line, we fall victims to too much information. Although it's really comforting to go somewhere and get answers, it can be overwhelming. There is no right answer.

That's part of what I love about this site...recording everything really helps me see the balance...if not over the day, then over a couple days or a week. It takes away the stress of "going over" or "going under" at any one particular point in time.

I love when I'm surrounded by common sense .
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Old 06-06-2010, 06:17 PM   #33 (permalink)
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SECRET TO LOSING WEIGHT IS IN....!!!



























1) Eat adequate protein to maintain muscle mass - .75 - 1g per LBM
2) Take a good multi-vitamin, fish oils
3) Lift heavy weights 3-4 times a week
4) Create a 500-1000 calorie deficit (500= 1 lb a week, 1000 = 2 lb a week)

Other then that, be creative and have fun during your weight loss journey and remember that it's a long-term journey and not some phase to get ready for your wedding or for a vacation.

Start losing weight now and not 4 weeks before your wedding/vacation!!! If you start now you won't get depressed when you enjoy that nice slice of pizza, cake, or simply have a drink after work with your co-workers!
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Old 06-07-2010, 01:26 AM   #34 (permalink)
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1) Eat adequate protein to maintain muscle mass - .75 - 1g per LBM
2) Take a good multi-vitamin, fish oils
3) Lift heavy weights 3-4 times a week
4) Create a 500-1000 calorie deficit (500= 1 lb a week, 1000 = 2 lb a week)
I think this pretty much sums up my overall approach to good health/fitness.

Once you reach your goal it's alright to be 100-200 calories in deficit anyways. A few new studies are out demonstrating a possible connection between slight calorie restriction and longevity.
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Old 09-09-2010, 03:32 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Default Can anyone recommend a good natural peanut butter brand?

I am attempting to add "good fats" like natural peanut butter, avocados, nuts etc back into my diet. I have lost 60 lbs and have hit a plateau for the past 10 weeks. Any suggestions are more than welcome!
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:34 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Congrats on the 60 lb weight loss!!! That's wonderful! It's good that you're trying new things to get out of this plateau.

For good fats, I love avocado, olive oil, walnuts or almonds, and salmon (fresh or canned).

My absolute favorite peanut butter is PB2 Powdered Peanut butter. You mix two Tbsp powder with one Tbsp water for a serving. The nutrition facts per serving are:

Cals: 53.2
Total fat: 1.87 g
Sat. fat: 0.34 g
Sodium: 77.6 mg
Total carbs: 3.4 g
Fiber: 0.48 g
Sugars: 1.66 g
Protein: 5.65 g

It's obviously not high in fat so it might not be what you're looking for, but I thought I'd share it because I love it so much! I love that it's low cal, low fat, low sugar and sodium, and high in protein. It's awesome on a PB&J sandwich or on an apple. Yum!

(Now I feel like I should be getting paid by this company, lol)

Best of luck!
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:34 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Oh, and I forgot to mention that it is natural: the only ingredients are peanuts, sugar, and salt!!!
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Old 09-09-2010, 05:05 PM   #38 (permalink)
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The only one I use is Maple Grove Farms I get at my local Shop Rite
ingredients peanuts
Here are the ingredients:

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190.0
Calories from Fat 135.0

Fat 15.0 g 23 %
Saturated Fat 2.0 g 10 %
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg 0 %
Sodium 15.0 mg 1 %
Potassium 0.0 mg 0 %
Carbohydrate 6.0 g 2 %
Dietary Fiber 2.0 g 8 %
Protein 8.0 g 16 %
Alcohol 0.0 g


Vitamin A 0 %
Calcium 0 %
Vitamin D 0 %
Thiamin 0 %
Niacin 0 %
Vitamin B6 0 %
Phosphorus 0 %
Selenium 0 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Iron 0 %
Vitamin E 0 %
Riboflavin 0 %
Vitamin B12 0 %
Manganese 0 %
Copper 0 %
Magnesium 0 %
Zinc 0 %

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Old 09-09-2010, 05:47 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Brand doesn't matter so much as the ingredient list...the fewer the better! I've found that these types might not taste as good necessarily (less sugars and oils and all that stuff that makes PB more paletable), but when eaten with apples and fruit, the natural sugars in the fruit make all the difference.
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Old 09-09-2010, 06:17 PM   #40 (permalink)
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I like the Whole Foods center where you grind your own. Just. Peanuts. It is an acqured taste, as wannabefitgirl alludes to, but you know there isn't any artificial junk in there.

They also have cashew butter and almond butter; I've tried the almond and it is great. Haven't tried cashew yet but there is also a peanut butter-chocolate chip one that sounds awesome!
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