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April 4, 2013 7:43 AM
On the show The Doctors they said peanut butter is good for you in moderation and ONLY If the ingredient list just says Peanuts and nothing else. Of course organic.
April 4, 2013 7:43 AM
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I like it. I eat it.

I get the natural kind that only has peanuts and salt in it and have a tablespoon or two at a time. Everything in moderation.
Yes, it is a high calorie food but it has healthy fats and those are good for my body. I some some kind of nuts almost every day and really enjoy it.


Ditto.


me, too

I will 3rd this.
April 4, 2013 7:45 AM
A number of years ago for over a year I was on a diet called the Rosedale diet that bans all legumes. Yes, that includes peanuts. It was tough. But I did lose weight -- I never quite understood why the legume ban was so important -- likely having something to do with leptin levels as keeping them low is the goal of this diet.

In any case, I am now watching carbs so I'm back on the legumes in moderation. I am losing weight now, too -- although slower. But I am older and it is tough to beat that issue -- with or without peanuts.

I agree look for sugar in the ingredient listing to make sure you avoid it -- it's everywhere!
April 4, 2013 7:46 AM
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Peanut butter has always been a comfort food for me. Now though, I limit myself to a tablespoon at a time--sometimes on crackers or in oatmeal. Sometimes just lick it out of the tablespoon! I make sure it doesn't have extra fats or sugars in it. I'm interested in trying PB2. Can't find it locally yet, so will have to order some, but first want to research just what it contains. Anyone else know what all's in it?


The label says made with roasted peanuts sugar and salt. I use it daily and love it!

What is PB2?
April 4, 2013 7:49 AM
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I make my own. Sometimes I leave it plain, sometimes I put honey in it. When I want a mix up I make almond butter.


Recipe, Please?

sounds delicious!
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April 4, 2013 7:50 AM
I loooove peanut butter. I eat a 1-2 Tbsps everyday. It is fantastic in oatmeal. It keeps me going like nothing else will.
April 4, 2013 7:52 AM
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I make my own. Sometimes I leave it plain, sometimes I put honey in it. When I want a mix up I make almond butter.


Recipe, Please?

sounds delicious!


All you have to do is put plain peanuts into a GOOD food processor and let it go. If will slowly go from a flour-like consistency, to kind of a paste, to a butter as the oils slowly release.
April 4, 2013 7:55 AM
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I like it. I eat it.

I get the natural kind that only has peanuts and salt in it and have a tablespoon or two at a time. Everything in moderation.
Yes, it is a high calorie food but it has healthy fats and those are good for my body. I some some kind of nuts almost every day and really enjoy it.


Same. Its so yummy.
April 4, 2013 8:03 AM
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PEANUT BUTTA JELLY TIME! PEANUT BUTTA JELLY TIME! Peanut butta jelly! Peanut butta jelly! Wher'ya't?! Wher'ya't?! Peanut-butta-jelly-peanut-butta-jelly!

PEANUT BUTTA JELLY WITH A BASEBALL BAT!

I can do this all day.


And thank you! Now I have this dang song stuck in my head!! LoL I will now have to go and watch this video!!!!!!
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April 4, 2013 8:07 AM
Oh, how i love peanut butter. It has to be my favorite food ever. And my biggest weakness.

Yes, it's healthy fat. However, it's still high in calories. So, for someone like me that loses weight by counting calories and staying under my set number for the day, I choose to mostly eliminate it. I do give in every once in awhile, but its one of those things I can't keep in my house because it calls my name and I answer every time. HAHA. I don't see any problem in eating it if you have self control and can measure it out to where you still stay under your calorie goals.
April 4, 2013 8:08 AM
i heart Jiff Natural PB.
i'd imagine it's what the clouds in heaven taste like.

i've tried PB2, but could only imagine ever using it for baking....pales in comparison to the "real thing"
April 4, 2013 8:15 AM
Don't like the taste or texture of it. I will eat chocolate with peanuts though or peanut punch but no peanut butter anything.... lol. Don't have anything against the people who eat it though :-). Hey, I eat eggs with ketchup!
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April 4, 2013 8:20 AM
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On the show The Doctors they said peanut butter is good for you in moderation and ONLY If the ingredient list just says Peanuts and nothing else. Of course organic.


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Don't like the taste or texture of it. I will eat chocolate with peanuts though or peanut punch but no peanut butter anything.... lol. Don't have anything against the people who eat it though :-). Hey, I eat eggs with ketchup!


And you
Edited by MrM27 On April 4, 2013 8:21 AM
April 4, 2013 8:23 AM
O, I will definitely second the homemade peanut butter. I love it soooo much. Also this way I know exactly what is in it. I use roasted peanuts in the shell, the fresher the better. Shell them of course and put into a food processor with a little bit of honey. My son likes his with a bit of cocoa
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April 4, 2013 8:26 AM
Love it. I eat a TB every day of regular old Jif on whole wheat toast or english muffin. I don't see any issues with it and I've lost weight while doing so. I love it and since eating it every day I don't feel deprived
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April 4, 2013 8:29 AM
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Eat almost a 1/4 cup a day. Love it. especially these...

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my favorite brand!!
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April 4, 2013 8:30 AM
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On the show The Doctors they said peanut butter is good for you in moderation and ONLY If the ingredient list just says Peanuts and nothing else. Of course organic.


Beat it you.

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Don't like the taste or texture of it. I will eat chocolate with peanuts though or peanut punch but no peanut butter anything.... lol. Don't have anything against the people who eat it though :-). Hey, I eat eggs with ketchup!


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Hahahaha! I'll pinch my nose and try and swallow a tsp of peanut butter down to be friends with you awesome peanut butter eaters. Can I stay now? ;-)
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April 4, 2013 8:43 AM
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So I'm starting the debate over peanut butter because I'm truely curious about why it is bad or why it is good! I know that to much of anything is not good for you so I'm curious as to what the wonderful ppl of MFP's message boards have to say. Let me know why you LOVE it and can't live without it. Or why you detest it and wil never eat it again!!! And..............GO!


First off, food is neither inherently good or bad...food is food...it is fuel for your body. Some foods are more nutrient dense than other foods, but foods are neither inherently good or bad...this is what drives me nuts with the "dieters" mentality. Whether a food is deemed good or bad seems to be largely dependent on; 1) If it's high calorie (bad right?), or 2.) if it's high in fat (bad right?)

Wrong on both accounts. Calories have nothing to do with the nutritional properties of a particular food. Yes, junk food can be very high calorie and generally lacking in nutritional value...you don't get much bang for your caloric buck. But, nutritionally dense, wholesome foods can also be high calorie. Avocados, olive oil, and nuts (and nut butters like peanut butter) are prime examples of nutrient dense foods that are also calorie dense..and also...OMG...high in fat!!!!

Bringing me to point number two...the 80s are over. Dietary fat does not make you fat. Consuming more calories than you burn makes you fat. Fat is an essential nutrient...far more than our precious carbohydrates. The fats in things like avocados, olive oil, and nuts are very healthy for the heart and help combat heart disease...they're also important to brain function and the your nervous system. The only correlation between dietary fat and weight gain is the fact that it's easy to over consume calories if you have a diet that is high in fat because fats are calorie dense.
Edited by cwolfman13 On April 4, 2013 8:45 AM
April 4, 2013 9:11 AM
PB like anything else can be eaten in moderation. Just watch the fat content. Good source of protein and I have heard there is something called PB2 that you mix together with water and it tastes just like the real thing. I am a PB addict! Skippy Super Chunky please!!!!!

I am not on a diet, I can't live on a diet. I eat whatever I want in moderation and make allowances for it.

So now if I want pizza it's one maybe 2 slices where before I could have eaten 6-8 slices (whole pie).

I could down half a huge jar of Skippy with a spoon but now I measure out 2 tablespoons.

The secret is more calories burned than what you put in. I know some will scoff at me and say you have to watch fats and carbs and everything but this is just what works for me and I think 150+ pounds lost shows it is working.
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April 4, 2013 9:12 AM
This thread makes me want to cry. I loved peanut butter and ate it as a grew up. I used to love it with jam in a sandwich or sometimes in a toasted sandwich.

Anyway, the day came some time in the last 2 years where I found it was giving me indigestion. Now I can't eat peanuts at all as the pain is to much.

My fav food gone forever! I have tried meridian cashewnut butter but found it a bit sickly. I'd love to try almond butter but don't want to spend a few pounds on a smallish jar in case I don't like it.
April 4, 2013 9:18 AM
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Eat almost a 1/4 cup a day. Love it. especially these...

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some of those sound amazing!


These look aweeeesomeeeeeee!


Guess I was to late in praising them with my link above. Either way, this is the nuts. I eat 4-5 tbls per day



This is the only brand I eat. They are amazing. I love the DARK CHOCOLATE DREAMS on bananas. I eat it twice a day, everyday!
April 4, 2013 9:18 AM
I like peanut butter and I don't think its horrible for you if you buy the right brands but I prefer almond butter.
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April 4, 2013 9:21 AM
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Eat almost a 1/4 cup a day. Love it. especially these...

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some of those sound amazing!


These look aweeeesomeeeeeee!


Guess I was to late in praising them with my link above. Either way, this is the nuts. I eat 4-5 tbls per day



This is the only brand I eat. They are amazing. I love the DARK CHOCOLATE DREAMS on bananas. I eat it twice a day, everyday!


the Cinnamon Raisin Swirl is my favorite!!! Sadly, my trainer took me off of it because it has added sugars (cane syrup) :(
so I just add cinnamon to my natural one now (only two ingredients, peanuts and salt)
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April 4, 2013 9:25 AM
I eat the natural kind every day stirred into my oatmeal. If I don't have my oats n peanut butter I tend to over eat.
April 4, 2013 9:27 AM
happy I have never seen this kind of peanut butter. Where is it sold?
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