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Peanut Butter!

I never realized how many calories are actually in jif peanut butter! 190 in 2 tablespoons! That really sucks b/c I love it. Are there any lighter options?

Sat. Aug 4, 6:20pm

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well gee 6:24, thanks for your helpful comment.

Saturday, August 04, 2007, 6:34 PM

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6:37 ok well then go write about how much you hate peanut butter.

Saturday, August 04, 2007, 6:50 PM

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Hey for all you peanut butter lovers here is a link to a site. Its great peanut butter, I honestly don't taste a difference.

Its powdered pb that has had the oil pressed out, low calories, 2tbs is 55 cals. Check it out. I have started using it in my smoothies and for dip also.


Saturday, August 04, 2007, 7:06 PM

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Back ON topic, and a reply that is HELPFUL.

You can try fat free peanut butter. THe 'organic' type also works for me. Although it's not much less in cals.

I just try to incorporate it into my goals. 2 TBS is usually more than enough (1 tbs per slice of bread). Also, if I'm using it for dipping (apples are GREAT with pb), the 2 tbs works well.

Saturday, August 04, 2007, 7:08 PM

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Yes, the new PB2 powdered peanut butter is excellent, and only 55 calories and I'm a peanut butter addict.

Saturday, August 04, 2007, 7:09 PM

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Please don't take offense to this, but what's wrong with eating regular peanut butter? Shouldn't this be a lifestyle change? Not a restriction. Also, PB keeps you feeling full. What I like to do is eat whole grain bread w/ PB for breakfast and it keeps me full.

Saturday, August 04, 2007, 8:46 PM

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7:43 Exactly why and who is obnoxious? That seems like an uncalled for statement.

To the op the PB2 is great.

Saturday, August 04, 2007, 9:50 PM

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staying on topic

I agree w/ 8:46. I love PB, I know that it's high in calories, but the protein and even peanut oil are good for me, and as long as I plan it as a non-everyday thing (I even think of it as a treat), I can still enjoy it! If I spread it thin, 1 T is plenty on a slice of good bread, and sometimes I have an add-on like bananas or raisins. I do have to really limit myself, because if I really let go I'll just eat it out of the jar with a spoon (gee, I wonder how I got to my current state???)!

Sunday, August 05, 2007, 12:25 AM

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The powder peanut butter is great for cooking or just a variety of things, don't be so narrow minded. I eat whole wheat bread and real peanut butter for breakfast also.

Sunday, August 05, 2007, 9:23 AM

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Thank you everyone, i'll definatly have to try both!

Sunday, August 05, 2007, 2:28 PM

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I am right now doing LA Weight Loss and have to eat so many proteins a day. PB is on the vegetarian protein list in case you don't eat meat or just want something different. They suggest the reduced fat or all natural PB. I have been eating Smuckers natural PB and the ingredients include Peanuts and salt. Nothing else and the sodium is really low. Works for me and taste great!

Sunday, August 05, 2007, 4:46 PM

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I love peanut butter, I whip up a tablespoon with water in a bowl and use it for dipping, I get half the calories and twice the amount. It is really light and tasty.

Sunday, August 05, 2007, 7:46 PM

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I also love peanut butter and how it makes me feel like a kid at times. There is one by Smart Balance and it has less sugar than the other peanut butter. However, it's organic and you have to mix it up a bit. I truly prefer the regular kind, but am on a sugar free diet and can't have sugar, so the organic one was recommended by a dietician. I agree that everything in moderation is great, but I lack self control when it comes to this, so I'd prefer a less yummier version. I hope this helps! By the way, I really appreciate all the great threads that we have going on in the lounge. Some of you guys come up with some suggestions that I would have never thought of and it truly helps me!

Sunday, August 05, 2007, 8:46 PM

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I don't think 180 cal ories is too bad if you make it part of your day

Sunday, August 05, 2007, 11:12 PM

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At wildoats you can make your own. Peanut butter is not bad for you, and it usually gets a bad rap. It has the good fats, and high in protien. There is nothing wrong with having it in moderation.
In comparison to the person who just posted the oreo comments - oreo's are high in transfat and nothing good can come from them - so disregard her sarcastic comment.

Monday, August 06, 2007, 9:37 AM

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Where do you find PB2?

Monday, August 06, 2007, 3:09 PM

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i too was terrified of the calories in PB, because i limit myself to 1200 a day.... but recently read an article about PB on, and it goes into depth how good it is for you especially if you're training. i've recently added it back into my diet, and it's great! the link is below.... and thanks for the link for PB2, i'm guessing you can get it at Whole Foods?


Monday, August 06, 2007, 3:53 PM

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I know that peanut butter is high calorie, but I find that nothing gives me more energy for a great workout than 2 Tbsp. peanut butter on whole wheat bread, and sometimes a banana too! Weight watchers recommends it as a good pre-workout snack. I figure I work it off, plus some, and it gives me tons on energy!

Monday, August 06, 2007, 3:56 PM

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I believe you can only buy PB2 online, that's where I got mine, at, I think it was $7.95 + shipping and handling, that's for one jar.

Monday, August 06, 2007, 6:14 PM

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