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February 2, 2013 6:46 PM
I have heard that when you eat peanut butter, your stomach has to work hard to digest it, therefore you burn a large amount of calories. Is this true?
February 2, 2013 6:47 PM
No. I wish!
February 2, 2013 6:49 PM
Don't think it's true...however it doesn't matter to me. I LOVE peanut butter and eat it several times a week!
February 2, 2013 6:49 PM
Never heard that. There are negative calorie foods, like celery, that burn more calories digesting than they are themselves. However, considering peanut butter (although healthy) is really calorie dense, I doubt digesting will hardly put a dent in it....
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February 2, 2013 6:51 PM
I never heard this before. Love PB&J's and putting peanut butter in my protein shakes. The way to burn a lot of calories is pushing yourself hard and long. Go get some!
February 2, 2013 7:10 PM
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Never heard that. There are negative calorie foods, like celery, that burn more calories digesting than they are themselves. However, considering peanut butter (although healthy) is really calorie dense, I doubt digesting will hardly put a dent in it....

10 calories of celery takes less than 2 calories for your body to digest. Unless my basic math skills have take a sharp decline I believe that 10 - 2 = 8.
February 2, 2013 7:11 PM
No.
February 2, 2013 7:11 PM
if that were true, I'd weigh 90 pounds!!
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February 2, 2013 7:13 PM
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Never heard that. There are negative calorie foods, like celery, that burn more calories digesting than they are themselves. However, considering peanut butter (although healthy) is really calorie dense, I doubt digesting will hardly put a dent in it....


Yep "negative calorie" foods is a myth that's long been busted. No such thing, unfortunately :(
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February 2, 2013 7:14 PM
No. Google "Thermic Effect of Feeding".
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February 2, 2013 7:21 PM
I really like this theory. I am going to start incorporating it in to my diet immediately.
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February 2, 2013 7:22 PM
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Never heard that. There are negative calorie foods, like celery, that burn more calories digesting than they are themselves.


no, there aren't.
  13605134
February 2, 2013 7:34 PM
You may be talking about whole nuts. Fibre and the fact that not all of the fats are absorbed and some are passed means the calories absorbed are slightly different to nutritional labels.
February 2, 2013 7:36 PM
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Never heard that. There are negative calorie foods, like celery, that burn more calories digesting than they are themselves. However, considering peanut butter (although healthy) is really calorie dense, I doubt digesting will hardly put a dent in it....


There is no such thing as calorie negative.
February 2, 2013 8:00 PM
if you heard it, it's got to be true. makes complete sense to me. that's why i get the chunky peanut butter instead of the smooth. i figure that with the extra work my body has do in the process of chewing, swallowing and digesting the chunks, i'm in a calorie deficit from eating peanut butter alone! the deficit from the chunky peanut butter is so big i don't even count the bread from the PB sandwich!!!

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February 2, 2013 8:02 PM
I find crunchy has a "corn" effect. I call it "low calorie" PB for this reason.
February 2, 2013 8:03 PM
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if you heard it, it's got to be true. makes complete sense to me. that's why i get the chunky peanut butter instead of the smooth. i figure that with the extra work my body has do in the process of chewing, swallowing and digesting the chunks, i'm in a calorie deficit from eating peanut butter alone! the deficit from the chunky peanut butter is so big i don't even count the bread from the PB sandwich!!!


Smart thinking. I'm gonna' go have an apple dipped in crunchy PB - I shouldn't even have to log that sucker!
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February 2, 2013 8:04 PM
Never heard that. Either way, I love my peanut butter! I have 2 tbsps a day! Sometimes more.
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February 2, 2013 8:07 PM
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if you heard it, it's got to be true. makes complete sense to me. that's why i get the chunky peanut butter instead of the smooth. i figure that with the extra work my body has do in the process of chewing, swallowing and digesting the chunks, i'm in a calorie deficit from eating peanut butter alone! the deficit from the chunky peanut butter is so big i don't even count the bread from the PB sandwich!!!


Smart thinking. I'm gonna' go have an apple dipped in crunchy PB - I shouldn't even have to log that sucker!

Apples are negative calories according to some people too, so you've got a double negative going there. You may have to eat some calories back just to make up for the hyooge deficit you'll be creating!
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February 2, 2013 8:10 PM
random PB tip: PB2 (http://www.bellplantation.com/) is a low cal PB alternative that [in my opinion] tastes like crap when mixed with water, as is suggested on the container. HOWEVER, I find that when I mix it with a little bit of plain Greek yogurt, it totally does the trick in getting me my PB fix.

Source: PB addict
February 2, 2013 8:12 PM
There are no negative calorie foods....and peanut butter wouldn't be even close. But peanut butter is tasty and good for you and versatile. Use and enjoy it!
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February 2, 2013 8:12 PM
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random PB tip: PB2 (http://www.bellplantation.com/) is a low cal PB alternative that [in my opinion] tastes like crap when mixed with water, as is suggested on the container. HOWEVER, I find that when I mix it with a little bit of plain Greek yogurt, it totally does the trick in getting me my PB fix.

Source: PB addict


made a PB2 and jelly sandwich tonight. Mixed PB2 into Strawberry Polaner All Fruit. Toss it on bread. Instant ermagerd.
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February 2, 2013 8:13 PM
heart PB2!
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February 2, 2013 8:15 PM
Ohhh mixing it INTO the jelly?! You're brilliant! I will have to try that, thanks!
February 2, 2013 8:15 PM
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