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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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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.
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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440 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.
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
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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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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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.
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!
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