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Old 03-15-2010, 04:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Peanut Butter: Kill Your Low-fat Diet?

I've heard alot of conflicting information on this subject, and I need some opinions... will the high fat in peanut butter hurt your diet? Or help you?

While I know that most of the fats in peanut butter are good fats, they're still fats. What I'm trying to figure out is if consuming a tablespoon or two when I'm craving will overly hurt my diet. I've found that eating a tablespoon in between lunch and dinner usually keeps me going, so when I'm hungry or craving something salty, I reach for the peanut butter. But I'm afraid this might be hurting my chances of losing the last 5 pounds I want to.

So has anyone else been anywhere near my situation? Or do you use this method also, and it's working well for you? Or making it worse, and need guidance as well?
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Old 03-15-2010, 04:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ya, I got a peanut butter weakness and I use it for a snack or spread it on a piece of wheat toast for breakfast.
Obviously moderation is the key.....
Get the natural PB, check the ingredients on the other "reduced" fat PB- they contain hydrogenated oils
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"Reduced fat" pb is also full of sugar. I'm better off killing a craving with whole nuts, it's just too easy for me to go overboard on the peanut butter. LOVE it! lol
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It is high in fat but it is also extremely high in protein so if you're working out, it will help you build muscle and raise your metabolism. If you don't get much exercise than it probably isn't a good idea but if you are building muscle and keeping track of your fat intake you should be fine a little peanut butter!
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It is high in fat but it is also extremely high in protein so if you're working out, it will help you build muscle and raise your metabolism. If you don't get much exercise than it probably isn't a good idea but if you are building muscle and keeping track of your fat intake you should be fine a little peanut butter!
what do you call a little??
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what do you call a little??
One serving size per the nutrition label.
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I usually spread some on wheat toast as a mid-afternoon snack. I actually measure it, because like you, I LOVE peanut butter. So I'll only use a tablespoon, which is half of the actual serving size.

And yes, I workout frequently. I do cardio between 5-6 days a week, with weight lifting between 3-4 of those days, depending on how busy I am. I gotta go with what time allows. I've been keeping my protein as high as I possibly can, around 70-80 grams a day, by eating eggs, lean meats, and whole grains. But I'd have to say eating regular roasted peanuts are even worse for me, because I can eat an entire can without realizing it!
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
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as long as calorie expenditure > calorie consumption you will be fine, just because something is high in fat doesn't mean you will get fat.
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Old 03-20-2010, 08:57 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I love peanut butter. It is totally a stable of my diet and hasn't killed it. The fat in peanuts is monounsaturated, the "good kind". It is caloric, so I eat half a serving which gives me about 100 calories and 9 grams of fat.

When I eat foods that are higher in fat it helps control my blood sugar, helps me feel fuller longer and gives me more energy. I eat oatmeal with peanut butter and honey before I run.
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Old 03-31-2010, 05:41 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Peanut butter is soooo delicious and satisfying! I could eat the whole jar! Your best bet is to switch to natural (check label should read peanuts ONLY) if you check the labels most have surgar added and have hydrogenated oils NOT GOOD. Also moderation is key of course. I try saving it for a treat
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