Post # 16
apollo : I don’t eat any processed foods, gluten bread, sugar or other sweeteners (like honey, stevia, molasses etc), vegetable oil, etc. I only eat fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, beans, and fish. Peanut butter is/was my only vice. I ate Teddie’s natural pb in the glass jar, just nuts and peanuts.
I know it’s really ridiculous to be eating so much pb. At one point, I was regularly eating more than half a jar a day. 1/2 a lb. 1 cup. I’m stunned I didn’t become huge. I probably would have if the rest of my eating wasn’t so clean.
UPDATE: Yesterday was my first day of no peanut butter. I was 114 yesterday morning. I was 112.4 this am. I obviously didn’t lose fat. That must’ve been water weight lost from not eating so much sodium. I’m interested to see how my body will change.
I replaced my peanut butter habit with walnuts yesterday. Not bad, and I don’t get the urge to overeat walnuts.
Post # 17
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
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
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
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
I’m still trying to figure out why we all needed to know your measurements.
Post # 22
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
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 # 24
I should have been more clear. The way I eat is not a diet. I’m just one of those people who loves whole foods. There are SO many unprocessed foods available to eat. Bread and cereal etc are not foods we have to eat. I’m not sitting on my hands trying to resist the urge to grab a cookie like someone would be who likes cookies and is trying not to eat them. I don’t eat processed foods and sugar because I don’t want to.
I eat a wide variety of veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, beans and fish. My protein intake is just fine. There’s lots of protein in fish and beans and even broccoli.
Yesterday I ate:
Chia seed pudding with blackberries, blueberries, banana slices and almonds with cinnamon on top
An orange and another banana
For lunch, two bowls of lentil and cabbage soup with a sweet potato and a bowl of quinoa
Half a cantaloupe (a smallish one)
Salmon with quinoa and salad with black beans on top (I mash black beans with sweet potato and onion and spices. So good)
A bunch of dates with walnuts
Banana and sunflower seeds
More cabbage and lentil soup over broccoli with a sweet potato
Two apples and a red pear
I feel really good about how I eat. I don’t count calories or measure things etc. I don’t feel restricted at all.
Post # 25
By The Way, I’ve always been a peanut butter glutton. I used to eat Fluff and peanut butter sandwiches hand over fist before I stopped eating sugar. Some people can’t have chips or chocolate they won’t stop eating them. Peanut butter is to me like chips or chocolate is to others lol.
Post # 26
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
Curently eating this as I scarf down my post-workout scoops of peanut butter and apple…
Post # 28
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 # 29
whnlz : Ok, now you just sound bitter. Sorry if I effortlessly resist eating junk food and processed crap in favor of healthy stuff. Not everyone wants to eat the Standard American Diet. I eat better than anyone I know.
sillylady93 : I’ve been there, minus the working out lol.
Post # 30
countingstars : Hmm not sure why your immediate reaction is to assume I’m bitter over what you choose to eat.