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Peanut Butter Addiction!


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So I'm addicted to peanut butter! I know it's not very good for you, but I just eat it with a spoon right out of the jar! Any healthy alternative options?? I just end up getting hungry later, despite having consumed too many calories from eating the peanut butter earlier!
Edited Oct 26 2007 03:37 by spoiled_candy
Reason: moved from fitness to foods
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I'm addicted to it too.  I guess like with any addiction it'll take some work and will-power to overcome.  Maybe until you have it under control, you can put the peanut butter somewhere that's not so accessable, like in a high cupboard or something.  Or throw it away and don't buy it for a while, until you  feel like you can have it in the house without going overboard.  I've been eating it often, like every other day, but keep it to 1 tablespoon (I think that's 100 calories, but lots of fat). 

Maybe someone will post an alternative here for us. 

Sorry I wasn't much help.......

I eat it out of the jar sometimes too.  What I do to cut down on calories a bit is, first, I buy the jars where the oil is separated and hanging out at the top of the jar.  When I open a jar, I pour out all the oil I can.  Then the first half of the jar is for pb&j sandwhiches for my kids  Then at the bottom of the jar, the peanut butter is nice and....stiff, I guess, from lots less oil in it.  Then THAT is the peanut butter that I will eat spoonfuls of.  It's a good source of protein with not all the fat that usually comes with it.  Of course I have no idea how much the calories are reduced.....but it's gotta be better!

Is that weird, or what?  LOL
I am fighting off a peanut butter craving right now. There was a time when I used to sneak into the PB jar a couple of times in a day, but I stopped buying it for awhile and now there's been a jar in the cupboard that I haven't illegally gotten to since I bought it. It's a really hard one because there's no substitute.

It's not bad for you as long as its natural unsweetened peanut butter and you don't have more than 2 tablespoons per day!

I also love almond butter.  :) 

 

I have a box of Quaker Granola Bites (peanut butter flavor) in front of me right now (No, I'm not eating the whole box, I'm adding the ingredients to my food log......LOL).  It's great for those of us who crave peanut butter but don't want to go overboard.  Each package is 90 calories.  They're super yummy!!!!
peanut butter nonfat frozen yogurt works as a great subsitute for a peanty-buttery treat for none of the fat and a huge fraction of the calories :)
have you heard of better n' peanut butter or PB2?  I've been using better n' peanut butter for a while now, while its not as good as real pb its only got 100 cals for 2 tbsp, about 1/2 the normal amount... i'm looking into buying PB2 now too, its only online though, but only 50 cals.. its def worth looking into!
yess peanut buttter is VERY addicting! and its so hard to just STOP eating it. portion control is the hardest but most important. and it come in this huge jar....so most likely when you eat spoonfuls out of the jar you eat more than you actually think. to help with the portion control....you should get these small containers that are filled with peanut butter....ive only seen them in magazines though. but JIF makes it....hopefully it can help cut down....=)
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Peanut butter is sooo addictive.  I just succumbed to a peanut butter craving. But as said before, I take 1 - 2 tablespoons on one given day and put it in a tortilla for a sandwhich if i have any extra calories left.

ive been postin about this all up and down these forums, but you gotta get the Fiber OnePeanut Butter and Oats bars. i swear if you love pb, you'll love the these bars. the icing and pb chips will drive you insane:)

and on a less intense note, luna peanut butter cookie bars are good too. not quite as intense a pb flavor, but still pretty good, and strange enough...they sort of have the echo-taste of a pb cookie. i dont know how to explain it...
Where did you get the idea that peanut butter is bad for you? It is high in fat, but they're good fats.

Invest in measuring devices, such as teaspoons, tablespoons, and measuring cups if you haven't already. They will help you with portion control.

As for the hunger, peanut butter is very filling, so I suspect you're dealing with a craving or "boredom" hunger rather than real hunger. Try eating your peanut butter with apple slices, celery, baby carrots, or spread on toast. The combination of protein/fat and carbs work well to stave off hunger.

Peanut butter...yum...

I don't know that this is any healthier, but sunflower butter is really good, too. 

I've heard lots of people say the same about peanut butter. Is it the peanut butter that makes you eat spoonfuls, or is it the salt and sugar that might be added to some of the "jars?" When I buy it for the family, I get the one that is ground fresh from the peanuts at the store. The healthfood store usually has this type of machine, and also Winco. It seems to cut down on the runaway eating. The fresh ground stuff is more dense, has a stronger peanut flavour and no salt or sugar.

I prefer raw almond butter myself. As for eating spoonfuls out of the jar--I go wild with Nutella!

Hi. I have been addicted to peanut butter for over a year now. I sometimes have control, but once I start, I can't stop. I go through a jar a week. I promise my roommates that I won't take their peanut butter, but I still do. They don't really mind, but it's a personal failure. My body just feels crazy when I eat it, and I think it turns me on a little. I usually eat too much and feel disappointed afterward, but it's just so good. I'm going to take some of the tips here to develop a healthier relationship with pb. Thanks guys! Good luck to you all!!

Real peanut butter without the salt, sugar, hydrogenated oil and other additives isn't bad for you. There are other nut butters that are better, with a lower % of fat content being saturated, still isn't bad for you! Body needs healthy fats :)

a jar a week is alot?

i had 22 tbsp's crunchy peanut butter yesterday

like 2/3 jar.

 

but its nice to know im not the only one :D

Original Post by partyring:

a jar a week is alot?

i had 22 tbsp's crunchy peanut butter yesterday

like 2/3 jar.

 

but its nice to know im not the only one :D

Duuude!  Me too! 
Okay, maybe not 22 tbsp but I lost count and made a severe dent in a new jar of the stuff.

Yay recovery!

Make your own. One cup peanuts (roast them), one tbsp oil, and about 2/3 cup water (a bit less), then some salt and splenda or sugar. Blend the peanuts, condiments, and oil, slowly adding in the water until you get a smooth and creamy 'butter'. It's whipped, and healthy, and with splenda and depending on how much water, it's max 62cal/tbsp!

Original Post by figurethefat:

I've heard lots of people say the same about peanut butter. Is it the peanut butter that makes you eat spoonfuls, or is it the salt and sugar that might be added to some of the "jars?" When I buy it for the family, I get the one that is ground fresh from the peanuts at the store. The healthfood store usually has this type of machine, and also Winco. It seems to cut down on the runaway eating. The fresh ground stuff is more dense, has a stronger peanut flavour and no salt or sugar.

I prefer raw almond butter myself. As for eating spoonfuls out of the jar--I go wild with Nutella!

I think it's a combination of both. Sugar and salt can be addictive tastes, but the high amounts of the combination of both fats and carbohydrates drive our brain into overdrive in wanting more. Which is totally the case with nuts by themselves anyway. I personally can pack away half a pound of nuts in a sitting and still be hungry, whereas a normal meal with half the calories will suit me just fine...

Have you tried PB2?  It's a powdered , reduced fat peanut butter (available from Amazon.com for one, I'm sure there are other sources as well) that comes in regular and chocolate flavors...only 45 calories per 2 tablespoon serving, with only 1.5 grams of fat.  It has a slightly different texture than regular peanut butter due to the reduced fat, but a very acceptable alternative that doesn't kill your calorie count for the day!

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