Peanut Butter

  • back2it24

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    Jun 21, 2012 5:20 AM GMT
    I eat about two pounds of peanut butter a week. I eat PB as a snack, do you think this is too much?
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    Jun 21, 2012 5:22 AM GMT
    Um wow! My 12oz jar of Skippy Super Chunk tends to last 4-5 months because I don't eat peanut butter that often, lol.

    Nutella disappears quite fast though.
  • Musicman91

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    Jun 21, 2012 5:36 AM GMT
    I love peanut butter I eat it quite a bit. I love pb&j especially Goober's.
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    Jun 21, 2012 6:06 AM GMT
    icon_neutral.gif two pounds... that's probably enough aflatoxin to destroy your liver, so you might as well drink a lot too.
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    Jun 21, 2012 6:13 AM GMT
    I eat it almost daily. I make my own (just throw 2 cups of peanuts in the food processor and grind until smooth...that's it...natural and delicious). All that PB isn't hurting me, but then again, I do mix it up for breakfast and at least one meal, so it's not my sole source of nutrients.
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    Jun 21, 2012 6:24 AM GMT
    I also eat a fair amount. I love peanut butter on toasted whole wheat bread in the morning and often for an afternoon snack I'll have some chocolate rice cakes with peanut butter (sort of the reeses peanut butter taste).

    I too have wondered if I over do it nutritionally with peanut butter. I probably average 4 - 6 table spoons a day M - F but not so much on the weekends.
  • masculumpedes

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    Jun 21, 2012 11:26 AM GMT
    Only eat it when I bake with it. icon_wink.gif
  • Bunjamon

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    Jun 21, 2012 11:37 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidicon_neutral.gif two pounds... that's probably enough aflatoxin to destroy your liver, so you might as well drink a lot too.


    "Virtually all sources of commercial peanut butter in the United States contain minute quantities of aflatoxin[citation needed] but it is usually far below the United States Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) recommended safe level."

    Sure, it's more than you SHOULD be consuming, but drinking probably poses a more serious risk to your liver.

    I love peanut butter. icon_smile.gif But probably not as much as the OP.
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    Jun 21, 2012 11:42 AM GMT
    you can never eat enough peanut butter. I buy a bunch of different varieities some healthier than others some not so. I can pick and choose each day. The best was this butterscotch peanut butter that I had a few weeks ago. I thought I was going to die.

    Love the peanut butter
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    Jun 21, 2012 12:10 PM GMT
    Peanut Butter is the snack of choice for me.
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    Jun 21, 2012 12:12 PM GMT
    jerseywoof saidyou can never eat enough peanut butter. I buy a bunch of different varieities some healthier than others some not so. I can pick and choose each day. The best was this butterscotch peanut butter that I had a few weeks ago. I thought I was going to die.

    Love the peanut butter


    That's a genius idea... although if I kept a bunch of different flavors of peanut butter at home, I'd probably eat far more of the stuff than I need to. I probably eat about as much as the OP as it is, and I don't really need to eat more of it...although I would if it were a good idea.

    Where do you find butterscotch peanut butter?
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    Jun 21, 2012 12:16 PM GMT
    Love PB icon_cool.gif
  • Fritter

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    Jun 21, 2012 12:31 PM GMT
    I use Peanut Butter as a protien source, but I use the natural kind from the bulk store. I rarely eat commercial (skippy, kraft, etc) brands anymore.
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    Jun 21, 2012 12:32 PM GMT
    Did someone say Peanut Butter?!

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    Jun 21, 2012 12:42 PM GMT
    PB and Banana is my lunch on non-workout days, light and keeps me going. Crunchy and ground at my local Natural Foods store, it's like a gift from the gods.
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    Jun 21, 2012 1:15 PM GMT
    Me loves Natural PB!! Instead of toast, I spread it on Nutrigrain Waffles. Sometimes with Blackberry Jam.

    Natty PB on banana? I'd skip sex for this. Wait.....better yet, I'd eat this during sex!
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    Jun 21, 2012 1:19 PM GMT
    When I lost 100 pounds the first time - I gained it back pretty much by eating shit loads of peanut butter and reese's peanut butter cups.

    Peanut butter is off of my food list at the moment because I lack the self-control to allow myself any.

    However, when I was starting my weight loss, I discovered PB2. I don't know if you've had it, but it's powdered dried peanuts. You can mix it into your shakes, or add a bit of water to make it peanut butter consistency. It has like 85% fewer calories than regular peanut butter and a ton less fat. -- I think it's because it's what's left over after they extract the oil out of the peanuts.

    It's really good stuff if you want peanut butter, but want to save on calories.

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    Jun 21, 2012 1:35 PM GMT
    Mmm peanut butter~

    I purposely stop buying it every month because like the OP, I'll consume too much of it, especially at night. But I’m glad there were some healthier options mentioned here.

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  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Jun 21, 2012 1:39 PM GMT
    back2it24 saidI eat about two pounds of peanut butter a week. I eat PB as a snack, do you think this is too much?


    Not at all.

    I can go through a jar every 5 days or so. The "natural" kind is ecch! Give me Jif or the store brand (Publix for me) any day of the week.
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    Jun 21, 2012 1:40 PM GMT
    onaquest saidI discovered PB2. I don't know if you've had it, but it's powdered dried peanuts. You can mix it into your shakes, or add a bit of water to make it peanut butter consistency. It has like 85% fewer calories than regular peanut butter and a ton less fat. -- I think it's because it's what's left over after they extract the oil out of the peanuts.

    It's really good stuff if you want peanut butter, but want to save on calories.

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    Powdered peanut butter? It just made my mouth instantly dry with my tongue stuck to the roof of my mouth!
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    Jun 21, 2012 1:49 PM GMT
    Can't stand it. Not allergic to nuts or anything, but whenever I smell PB (straight, baked in, or served in any other form) it makes me retch.
  • Kwokpot

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    Jun 21, 2012 2:01 PM GMT
    You REALLY have to read the labels; there are many so-called natural PB's that stil add sugar and extra oil which is totally unnecessary.

    I like Trader Joes All natural with salt(I tried the salt freee but it was just too bland) but now I REALLY like Costco's All Natural PB that has NO sugar or added oil, but does have salt.
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    Jun 21, 2012 2:03 PM GMT
    I eat peanut butter sparingly - because it has a great deal of fat. Somebody mentioned peanut butter cups and there was a time in high school when I would stop and get those on my way home from school and scarf them down. (I was playing H20-polo then though, and I worked them off with two practices - 5 days a week, but I couldn't eat that way now - I'd look like a doughboy).
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    Jun 21, 2012 2:26 PM GMT
    I eat (at least) a heaping tablespoon full at night before bed. It's the only thing I've found that keep my sugar cravings at a manageable level. I'd much rather put that healthy fat in my body than all that sugar.
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    Jun 21, 2012 2:29 PM GMT
    I eat it a lot as dinner. I get home around 8pm and dont want to cook. Most nights i just have a piece of whole grain toast with organic peanut buttter.