(Closed) I 'm a Peanut Butter addict ready to kick the habit. Anyone else?

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
433 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I started using PB2 instead of peanut butter. I don’t eat it plain like you but it seems to be a healthier, at least lower in calories alternative. I bake with it or make my workout shakes with it. I know some put it in toast but maybe this would help kick the habit?

Post # 6
71 posts
Worker bee

Peanut butter is not unhealthy, sounds like you are trying to demonize it in order to rationalize your decision to stop eating it. You are more likely to succeed if you cut back rather than giving it up, how about seeing it as a reward and only eat a spoonful a day? “Yay, I made it all day without bathing myself in peanut butter! To celebrate, I will eat an apple with a spoonful of it”. Lol.

I love it too, by the way.

Post # 8
5365 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

I love pb too, and use it and almond butter as my healthy fats…and especially in my protein balls ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‹ but I don’t have an addiction like you lol. I’m really just commenting since you posted your measurements. I find it so interesting how different peoples body and weight is. Like I’m 5’0 and when I started my fitness journey at the beginning of the year, I had a 30in waist, so not much different than you, and I weighed 145!! Just goes to show you how different everyone is! I’m currently right around 130 and a 27 in waist! So crazy everyone’s body makeup! 

Post # 9
71 posts
Worker bee

Omega-6 are necessary for humans and our bodies don’t make them, so you are very wrong to demonize those. Seeking balance in nutrition is a much healthier perspective than randomly deciding to cut off perfectly healthy foods, but whatever.  At least it’s true you don’t need peanut butter to have a healthy diet.

Try not to research water and how it can cause hyponatremia, because with the way your logic works you are gonna have a tough time with that one.

Post # 11
119 posts
Blushing bee

I was in your shoes last spring. I substituted fruit+pb with hummus+veggies to satisfy the convienent crunch and protein craving. When I still craved pb I’d wait half hour and then indulge in only 1/2 spoonful. I also kept the jar in the fridge so it was a different texture and less flavorful so it wasn’t as rewarding. Best of luck, I’ve so been there.

Post # 12
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

I switched to almond butter, not the same but it’s something.

I LOVE peanut butter on my waffles and French toast, and peanut butter was my go-to happy food. 

My doctor told me to switch it out, so now I look for alternatives or just stay away from it all together. 

Post # 13
1182 posts
Bumble bee

PB isn’t good for you. Unless you can only have it in extreme moderation, which I find completely not realistic once I taste a little bit aaaaaaaahhhrrrgghh hehe so I just try avoid it all together. I used to eat it with the spoon from the jar! So bad hehe. And reeses peanut butter cups! Sorry if I’m making you hungry. But yeah, I’ve stopped eating it, mainly because I’m on a diet for my wedding. I just had to cut it out completely, but maybe you could try limiting your intake xo

Post # 14
1552 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I am totally in the belief that if you don’t have something in the house then you won’t eat it so finish your last jar then don’t buy more.

Post # 15
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Wow you are consuming 700 cals a day just from peanut butter? And that is if you eat the kind of peanut butter that only has one ingredient, peanut. I think you are right to change your diet habbit. However, to say peanutbutter is unhealthy isn’t correct. It might be in the high dose you are consuming it, but you can’t generalize that statement. As for aflatoxins, they are reduced by almost 90% when roasting the peanuts. Corn, wheat and milk products have much more in them. And omega 6 is an issue – but before cutting peanut butter everyone should cut out processed food and corn and canola oil before cutting peanut butter.

What I am getting at is if your diet is 100% on point then sure, think about cutting out peanut butter completely. If you still eat processd food, candy, grains then you shouldn’t focus on peanut butter.

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