Post # 46
Peanut butter aside, I don’t think it’s especially healthy to eat 3 bananas a day either. After the first one your body has all the nutrients it needs and the other ones are just extra sugar – natural yes, but sugar nonetheless.
Post # 48
whnlz : Most people don’t have a food they eat in excess? I tend to disagree, since 40% of women in the US are obese.
WestCoastV : I mentioned my measurements because I planned to update and wanted a point of reference. Sorry if my measurements upset you.
LaPetiote : Sorry, but I never asked anyone for feedback about my fruit intake.
I simply wanted to see if anyone else wants to ditch peanut butter with me. If you’re not interested, please don’t respond.
Post # 49
ClaudiaKishi : Why do you keep needling me? Yes, I had a bad habit of eating too much peanut butter, which I identified as a problem and stopped doing.
You posted about anxiously picking at the skin on your fingers and leaving your hands a mess. How would you have liked it if you had been attacked by the Bees who replied? I’m not trying to be rude, just pointing out how unnecessarily nasty you’re being.
Post # 50
countingstars : No one is unfairly attacking you, though. A few posters pointed out that your diet seems restrictive and is possibly the reason you’re eating an obscene amount of peanut butter every day. You’re the one who got all smug about how your eating habits are *soooooo* much better than theirs. You seem to think that the issue is how you like to eat healthy- it’s not. It’s your attitude and response to anyone who dared to point out that maybe you should examine your eating habits a little bit. If you were truly eating a balanced, healthy diet, you wouldn’t feel like eating that much peanut butter every day.
ETA: Uhh, what? I replied to you last night (which you responded to) and I see you posted 17 minutes ago asking why I keep needling you and calling me nasty when I hadn’t replied since? Super weird.
And if someone responded rudely to that post I probably wouldn’t have cared- but if someone had said “hey, maybe this is the reason you’re doing that” I would have examined what they were saying, not gotten immediately defensive and sarcastic.
Post # 51
countingstars : I completely disagree that most Americans have ONE food that they overindulge in.
There are many reasons why so many people (not just Americans) are overweight. We have gone from a society of manual labor to one where we are sitting on our asses all day at the computer for our jobs. We also have much longer commutes than previous generations, so in addition to actually working longer hours (do you actually know anyone that works 9-5 anymore?) we are stuck with hour long commutes in a car each way. We don’t live in a society where most women are SAHM/SAHW and can cook fresh, homemade meals every night; instead, we’re picking something up from either take out or buying processed food. God forbit you actually stop at the gym on the way home from work, who actually wants to start making dinner at 8pm? Plate sizes are actually larger than say my grandmother’s generation. We also have become a “supersize” society where portion sizes have gotten out of control.
I personally don’t know anyone that indulges on ONE type of food the way you describe how much peanut butter you eat. Obiviously you’re craving it, as PP have pointed out, because you’re not getting the nutrients from elsewhere in your very restrictive diet.
Your OP comes across as a bit hoity toity which is why you’re getting some the responses you are, and your defensive responses aren’t helping your cause.
Best of luck on your quest. I like peanut butter and I don’t think it’s the devil. I also don’t indulge on any one food in particular so I won’t be joining you.
Post # 52
countingstars : Just stop buying it it’s not that difficult
Post # 53
I think you guys got irritated so quickly by an innocuous post because I posted my measurements. I wasn’t trying to humble brag at all. A 31″ belly isn’t exactly fantastic for a woman as short as I am. I posted my measurements only as a point of reference to see if cutting out peanut butter will result in any physical changes, even though that’s not my motivation. I thought you Bees would be interested to see what happens, if anything, as a result of my little experiment.
If anyone wants to join me, great. If you want to keep repeatedly saying the same things bashing me, I’m not replying anymore. I have heard all your points, repeatedly. There’s no sense in going back and forth because it’s going nowhere.
You’re all spending a lot of energy trying to tear me down and it’s really over the top. I wasn’t trying to offend anyone by making this post about peanut butter.
Post # 54
This has all the hallmarks of disordered eating. Why do you have a list of everything you ate? Why are you weighing yourself at night and again in the morning? It’s great to eat healthy foods, but obsessing over eating clean is not. And binging on peanut butter is a symptom of the underlying problem. Maybe you should examine your thoughts and attitudes and try to be a bit more balanced in your eating.
Post # 55
countingstars : “Sorry if my measurements upset you”
I think you misunderstood my comment. My point was that YOU are the only one who seems upset on this thread…and disproportionately so.
Why would your measurements upset me?
Post # 56
countingstars : “I think you guys got irritated so quickly by an innocuous post because I posted my measurements. I wasn’t trying to humble brag at all. A 31″ belly isn’t exactly fantastic for a woman as short as I am.”
Again- YOU are the only one who is acting particularly irritated on this thread. Most of the other posters are being exceedingly tolerant of your combative, belligerent communication style.
I also have no idea what you even mean by “belly” measurement.
Post # 57
Most people have a vice.
If you had just posted “I’ve recogized that there is a certain food that I am addicted to and consuming anything in excess is bad. I’ve recognized this in myself and am going to kick this cold turkey. Anyone else have a food that isn’t so great for them that they want to kick with me?” you probably would have gotten great responses to your post.
Instead, you went looking specifically for people who wanted to kick peanut butter (which, I don’t know anyone who eats peanut butter by the half-jar in a day), went spouting off with pseudo-science about how unhealthy peanut butter is (when the reality is for 99% of us it can be a perfectly healthy addition to our diets when consuming the recommended portion size, which most of us do), made this all about your own measurements and got defensive about your eating habits in a way that was super conceited and braggy and was just unnecessary information for us (if you want to keep track of that sh*t, buy yourself a diary), and then got super-defensive in general.
Just own up that you went about this the wrong way if really you were just looking for support instead of ways to humblebrag your own eating habits. And if it was really because you thought your experiment would just be so fascinating to everyone else, then just consider it a lesson learned that no one thinks you’re as fascinating as you think you are. That is true of everyone. Just a good life lesson in general.
Post # 58
Suggesting a stranger you have never met has an eating disorder is so incredibly irresponsible. That should probably be against the rules on this site. Having a username on the Weddingbee and being a doctor are two very different things.