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

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
Post # 17
706 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Natural peanut butter shouldn’t really have any sodium…I’m not familiar with that brand though. If I’m going for natural peanut butter I just go to a store that has the bulk nut butter grinders, so it’s just freshly ground peanuts, almonds, cashews, etc. and there’s no added sodium. I also don’t find it nearly as addictive as the processed peanut butters…like I have no problem just having 1 tbsp.

That does sound like a lot of peanut butter though…like, what are you going to replace it with when it’s 1/3 or more of your diet?

Post # 18
600 posts
Busy bee

It’s interesting that your diet is otherwise so restrictive and yet you have this counter balance of extreme consumption on the other end. Most people would find it very difficult in America to follow such a clean diet, and normally I’d commend you for managing it, but the PB kind of negates all the work you put in to the rest of your eating! Do you think it’s more of a mental thing than a true love of peanut butter? Your brain rebelling a bit over the rest of the control you exert over your food? Maybe not, but I’m just putting it out there! How much do you enjoy the rest of the meals you consume? If you really love them then that quashes my theory. But if you love them only for how good for you they are, then that’s different.

Post # 19
739 posts
Busy bee

I would suggest that this is a symptom of being too restrictive over your diet. A jar every few days is massively excessive and in my opinion pretty much in binge territory. 

Post # 20
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Your diet is way too restrictive. It looks like you need to eat more protein which is probably why your body is craving PB. Honestly I think you should see a doctor or nutritionist to make sure that you are fueling your body in the correct way.

Post # 21
4060 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m still trying to figure out why we all needed to know your measurements.

Post # 22
7733 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I also have a peanut butter addiction. But I find I get more bang for my calorie buck if I make other  food choices.

Post # 23
2042 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

countingstars :  Your diet is way too restrictive. It worries me that you are so concerned by the number on the scale. You’ve eliminated so many foods… no wonder you’re overdoing it with peanut butter. I did the same thing when I was suffering from my eating disorder, also with peanut butter.

I also think it’s super important to not demonize gluten or call it bad. Scientific studies have proven that gluten has no ill-effects on people who are not celiac.

Post # 26
739 posts
Busy bee

countingstars :  you can say whatever you want to convince yourself that you don’t feel restricted, but the reality is you eat half a jar of peanut butter in a day so I don’t believe that.

Post # 27
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Curently eating this as I scarf down my post-workout scoops of peanut butter and apple…

Post # 28
2513 posts
Sugar bee

I am also a PB maniac but I buy fresh ground peanut butter from reliable sources, and eat it at the end, rather than the beginning, of a meal.

Sugar free, salt free peanut butter made from GOOD peanuts is a delicious, wholesome food!

Post # 30
739 posts
Busy bee

countingstars : Hmm not sure why your immediate reaction is to assume I’m bitter over what you choose to eat. 

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