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The Peanut Butter Jar

Sunday, June 30, 2013

I am thinking the peanut butter jar may have to go. Lately I have been craving it in the worst kind of way, and a tablespoon or two is not satisfying the craving. I just want to eat gobs and gobs of it. It is almost an uncontrollable urge. I know there is nothing wrong with Peanut butter, and if I can stick to a serving it is a great way to add healthy fats to my nutrition plan but when I can't stick to the serving size, it is a problem. At 210 calories a serving (Smucker's Natural) I can't "afford" to be eating gobs of it. That is an easy way to blow my calorie budget not only for the day, but for the week.

I wonder if my body is missing something? I emailed Angie (my Holistic Nutritionist) and asked her what she thought about it. I haven't heard back from her yet, but then again it is only 9:30 on a Sunday morning. I wouldn't even be up this early, except I have to work.

I think I am going to take the plunge and go for PC Fit tomorrow morning at 10:00. I am pretty nervous and very intimidated. I keep reminding myself that everyone has to start somewhere, and I can always modify the things I need to. The good thing is the exercise circuit is based on time, not reps. So, I can do less reps and give myself more recovery time at first if needed. Still nervous though...

So far work is pretty ok, but I still have to be here 10 more hours so we shall see...
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  • KELSEY65
    My thing lately has been avocado. I love peanut butter too, maybe if you had it in a protein shake or us the PB2 in a shake it might help.
    1696 days ago
  • PATTYR81
    I also have occasional cravings for peanut butter. For me I've learned that it's best to satisfy it when I REALLY want it by having 1/4 toasted bagel with butter and 1-2 tbsp of peanut butter. If I deny myself, my little craving turns into a monster compulsion to eat fat-full foods until I'm over stuffed.

    99.9% of the time I eat fat/sugar free, so I'm thinking it's my body's way of telling me I need some fat. (I know- WHAT A CONCEPT!) emoticon

    Oh Yeah: I DO have to ban my siren-song foods from my home and life. For me, it's crackers. I'll eat them until I throw up. emoticon emoticon
    1699 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/1/2013 2:06:47 PM
  • BRADMILL2922
    Sometimes we just have foods like that in our lives. PNB is one of those for me as well. I get a taste of it and I want to eat half the jar! Like you said, in moderation, PNB is great but if you eat a bunch, it isn't good for you with all the calories!
    1699 days ago
    It's critical to get real about 'trigger' foods. if you can't safely have it in the house it's got to go. your willpower will never win. Why make it more difficult for yourself?
    1699 days ago
    Hi Cortney,

    I can totally relate to the gobs of peanutbutter. I don't know what it means, but I ran across an option you might be interested in.


    They sell PB2 peanutbutter. 2 TB is 45 calories. Not sure if it's more or less expensive, but I've heard good things about it. Comes in chocolate too.

    Hope this helps you,

    1699 days ago
  • MAW_OH
    Keep up the good work. Sorry you have this peanut butter craving,, I'd be interested in your nutritionists reply.

    1699 days ago
    Not sure what PC Fit is but good luck.
    1700 days ago
    There might be another all natural peanut butter option.
    1700 days ago
    You're doing great! emoticon
    1700 days ago
    PC Fit is a wonderful plan. You will not be the least fit person there, that would be impossible.
    Have a lovely time!
    1700 days ago
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