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February 27, 2013 10:49 AM

I can have up to four tablespoons of all natural, no sodium peanut butter in one day, sometimes days in a row. Is this too much? = / We've been struggling with buying food because of money issues and I have to do with what i have.
February 27, 2013 10:56 AM
When it takes your over your goals for the day, then it's too much.

ETA: Which is exactly the conclusion that article comes to. Moderation.
Edited by pastryari On February 27, 2013 10:56 AM
February 27, 2013 10:57 AM
Depends on your daily macros, and the macros of the peanut butter. As long as you're not going over on your fats for the day then it's no big deal.
February 27, 2013 11:00 AM
IIFYM and you calorie goals then it's fine....

I think the article suggests that it might be a problem is because a lot of people don't measure it and have no clue how many calories they are consuming...if you're just blindly trying to lose weight without calorie counting, peanut butter would be something obvious and logical to cut back on as it is a calorie dense food...if you're counting calories though...who cares...just fit it into your calorie goal. I eat peanut butter pretty much daily.
February 27, 2013 11:59 AM

I think I counted 7-8 different jars in the kitchen the other day.

Hope everything settles soon for you. I hate reading where people have to sacrifice on food due to funds. Best of luck.
February 28, 2013 8:42 PM
you can NEVER have too much peanut butter!!!!
February 28, 2013 8:43 PM
buying 1Kg of kraft smooth peanut butter each 2 weeks so no you could eat 1 tub per day if it fit your macro
February 28, 2013 8:47 PM
There is no such thing as too much peanut butter!
February 28, 2013 8:48 PM

you can NEVER have too much peanut butter!!!!

My sentiments, exactly. Too much is never enough.
February 28, 2013 8:50 PM


you can NEVER have too much peanut butter!!!!

My sentiments, exactly. Too much is never enough.

Agreed. However, I have switched to PB2 or Better n' Peanut butter to help stay within my goals
February 28, 2013 8:52 PM
I love peanut butter and have to remind myself that there is 190 calories in 2tbsp. which adds up quick!
February 28, 2013 8:56 PM
I can't buy it because I will go completely overboard with it and ruin my entire day. So for ME, there IS such a thing as too much peanut butter!
February 28, 2013 9:01 PM
If you're not going over your goals for the day then I guess not. I buy it rarely because I will eat rice cakes with peanut butter for every meal if I have the ingredients. I actually have peanut butter on my shopping list for tomorrow for the first time in ages as I've been doing so well that I think I will be able to eat it in moderation.
February 28, 2013 9:10 PM
PB2 here also. Not so cheap though. Have you tried some Beans and Rice For a change? Cheaper than Peanut Butter. (not the canned kind) So Many Homemade different meals you can make From all sorts of things cheaper than Peanut Butter! Just Saying...
February 28, 2013 9:13 PM
20g (1 Tbs) of peanut butter = 100 calories.
You should make your decision regarding what is appropriate consumption with this fact in mind.
kind regards,


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