I, too, love peanut butter and used to use a lot more than one serving. Of course, the same could be said for things like cream cheese, dipping sauces, salad dressings, sandwich toppers, etc. I find that I'm now satisfied with LESS than even a full serving, depending on what I'm eating, of course. I like to put 1/2 tbsp of peanut butter on each half of a mini whole grain bagel, for example. That's only 1 tbsp, but I toast it first. The melting really does make a difference! In fact, I sometimes even think even that amount is too much!
And regarding salads, I am still shocked by how much dressing I used to use compared to now. At most, I use 2 tbsp, and that only tends to happen on HUGE salads. I require significantly less dressing, usually just enough to taste it and moisten the lettuce a bit, and I'm appalled that I used to just pore it on there. I've found that now I can even have the higher fat dressings I love (like the Jalapeno Ranch I had yesterday at my family reunion cookout, yum!) because I don't dump it on my salads, I only use about a tbsp most of the time.
"Know your limitations. Then defy them."
Pounds Lost this Year:
January - 6 so far
| current weight: 175.8