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TRACYANNV Posts: 761
6/10/08 8:59 A

PB is the best!

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6/10/08 8:57 A

I think it's the sweet & salty taste that satisfies as well as the fat/protein that fill. It's an all-purpose food!

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REE8643 Posts: 413
6/10/08 8:56 A

when i was thin and healthier I had it for breakfast on a slice of full grain bread or toast and a fruit a couple hours later. hmmm, thats a good thing to start doing again! I enjoyed it so much and it worked to keep me from binging. emoticon

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ALPINKER Posts: 1,892
6/10/08 8:52 A

I only eat peanut butter about twice a year. I really don't like it that much, but every once in a while I want a peanut butter sandwich.

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SUSIE337 Posts: 1,392
6/10/08 8:15 A

I eat peanut butter because it is phsyically satisfying. When I'm really hungry and don't have very many calories left, I take a slice of fat free cheese and spread 2 teaspoons of peanut butter on it, fold it up and eat it. It is 90 calories and the protein and fat are enough to help the hunger.

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6/10/08 8:02 A

Well peanut butter is salty and a bit sweet and it's great on just about everything or even on its own.

Peanut butter is just yummy!

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LITTLEKOSA Posts: 517
6/10/08 7:39 A

whoa thats weird... i've just recently fell in love with peanut butter... i used to not even like the smell of it... but now i have to have peanut butter on bread at least every other day... i was told that its good to eat it in the morning for breakfast as a good source of protein

PETITE62 Posts: 852
6/10/08 7:34 A

Basically like everyone else said.. it has the protein, fat, and a great smell!!! I usually have it a couple of times a week for breakfast or lunch. It's satisfying.

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6/10/08 7:30 A

I love it too, tho I haven't been craving it lately.

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EMJAY4131 Posts: 2,101
6/10/08 7:28 A

I love PB soooooo much that I cannot even buy it. I will eat the whole jar at one time. I don't do this with any other food but PB. So I don't buy it.

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6/10/08 6:59 A

I totally agree - it is a comfort food. Check your protein intake and see if there is a logical reason for the cravings. If not - just go with it. PB is not that bad for you in moderation. Just do not eat the whole jar like my hubby does!!!

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BAMACHICK38 Posts: 446
6/10/08 6:56 A

It's one of my problem foods also; I have always thought that it was because you get the combo of sweet and salty at once.

CERBERUS_ARSTD Posts: 3,254
6/10/08 3:46 A

It's one of those comfort foods that are so good! I can't keep it in the house because I just don't have any willpower when it comes to certain foods. Peanut butter is one of them.

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6/10/08 1:09 A

That is funny Super! Great job on the loss.

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6/10/08 12:59 A

The Same reason most of us do, Its yummy!

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SCIFIFAN Posts: 1,118
6/10/08 12:49 A

It could be the fat too; it's healthy fat, but it has a nice rich feeling that is hard to get from many lower calorie foods.

There are times I crave pb too. My go-to lunch when I'm stumped is a pb sandwich.

SUPERDUPER26 Posts: 1,553
6/10/08 12:49 A

You and me both!
I don't know what the secret ingredient is, but theres something about peanut butter that doesn't seem to come in any other foods.
I have heard it is just the high fat content that we crave, but I tell you my diet is not lacking in fat!
According to Wikipedia, peanut butter is high in protein, vitamins B3 and E, magnesium, folate, fiber, arganine and p-coumaric acid (an antioxidant).
Maybe I should start tracking some of those and see if there is a coorelation...?
If you figure something out before I do please let me know!

ALLIE0505 Posts: 248
6/10/08 12:46 A

You're just craving this because you think you can't have it. Put a tablespoon of peanut butter on an apple and eat it, just make sure you don't go over your calories.

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COURTSDONEWITIT Posts: 1,332
6/10/08 12:42 A

It could be the salt or the protien..

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6/10/08 12:37 A

I am having some strange cravings, no I am not expecting! Peanutbutter I want it every day. I want it on pretzels, a slice of wheat bread or toast, or even just on a spoon?

What am I missing in my diet that I am craving this?
any ides?

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