CAN SOMEONE HELP ME WITH NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER AND HOW MUCH IS OK ASSUMING
ALL ELSE IS IN BALANCE PER BFL. SEE BELOW FOR A NEW PEANUT BUTTER I CAME ACROSS.
I love peanut butter and I just came across a new peanut butter that has me excited. My excitement is
tempered because I can't find much info about PB here on BFL other than its on the Essential Fats LIST.
I see no reference to how much is ok and I can't find any recipes. I also have another issue.
My Wife, who has been the foundation to all of the BFL research and cooking, thinks PB is off limits.
I used to eat huge and multiple PB Sandwiches at night when I couldn't sleep (Chronic Insomnia)
so she is worried about my self control even thought I saw that I gained weight and it now has
clicked in my brain. Besides that, she thinks the serving size would be so small (1 teaspoon)
that it would be useless. I tried to show her this new PB and it ended in an "debate" and I tried to
find info to support PB in moderation (1 Tablespoons of this PB on 1 slice WW bread and some Cottage
Cheese on the side). Unfortunenetly this site isn't the best laid out so finding info can be hard. Hopefully
someone can chime in about the PB below so I know its OK in a correct BFL style meal or snack.
The way I look at it, this PB @ two tablespoons, has more protein, less fat and carbs than many of the
Protein bars we eat and we stick to really good bars.
Here is the nutrition facts on the Naturally More Peanut Butter.
2 tablespoons (one serving) contains
Calories 169 - Fat Cals 98
Fat 11g (2g Sat, 0g Trans, Omega 3 4.1g, Omega 6 1.2g)
Carbs 8g (Dietary Fiber 4g, sugars 2g).
Naturally More peanut butter's tag line is "What Peanut Butter Should Be".
Here is the website - http://www.naturallymore.com/
Just so I am clear you are planning to eat 1 tablespoon of pb 1 slice of ww bread and some cottage cheese. What do you mean by some cottage cheese? What meal will this be? your last? I would not recommend ww bread for your last meal. Do you plan to eat it everyday?
I would recommend. Even the kids eat this pb and like it. I pulled one over on them little do they know it is healthy. I am an evil genius
http://teddie.com/peanutbutter.html just so we are clear only the unsalted ones. You get a choice smooth or chunky.
Personally, I would save the PB for free day. I personally love PB, and I believe the biggest problem with PB is being honest with ourselves on portion size. It's really easy to get "just a little more" than the serving size you're after and the calories and fat add up quickly. The PB you're looking at looks pretty good relative to other PB, but that still doesn't make it a good idea. My suggestion again, would be to save the PB for free day. JMHO.
The amount of healthy fats per day that the body requires is already included within the whole foods that we take in each day. There is no need to add any additional fats.
I guess the question truly boils down to what type of results are you looking for? Peanut butter is not recommended if you are looking for optimum results in a challenge. Great on free day. Your body...your goals...your choice.
Keep the faith!
Faithful Renee :0)
I can see you guys are sticklers. That is a good thing. My 1st post and I will get the hang of it.
Figawu the peanut butter would be one tablespoon spread on one piece of whole wheat mini thins bread. No it wont be my last??? This bread is round and relatively new in certain parts of the country, Its made by Sara Lee and its about the roundness of a hamburger bun but 1/4 as thin. They are great for sandwiches and Boca or Garden Burgers. Anyway, along with that would be a 3/4 cup of cottage cheese. This would be a mid morning snack. Lets try to remember, all of us, that we are all different sizes. I am 6'4 and 280 and want to loose 40lbs. All I am trying to do here is establish whether Natural PB is part of BFL (its right on the www.BFL.com food list. It just doesnt say how much). I have seen other "BFL" type sites talk about using as much as two tablespoons and part of the normal BFL plan. When the food list is just a list of food with no serving sizes it is a little confusing. How much Avocado is OK? Same list/.....
No I don't plan on eating everyday. I don't understand that question if its approved. Plus, the PB I listed is way healthier that "natural PB"
DaveND I respect your opinion. I am only trying to determine if natural PB is fair game and if yes, how much. Like I said, its listed on the food list but with NO
amounts. I love BFL but the website stinks.
Faithfull Renea - Once again, Natural PB is on the FOOD LIST with a bunch of other foods including avacado. Using your logic that fats are already in our food (they are not in mine) are you saying that Avacado is out because there no need to add additional fats? A typical meal is a boneless chicken *** BBQ with a blend of seasoning (no salt), Sugar Snap Peas or Broccoli steamed and bare, a tennis ball size red potato with sprinkle of fat free cheddar cheese and fat free sour cream (2 teaspoon) and some salt free seasoning. Now I am surely not looking to add PB in this meal. I am only making the point that I use little fat in my regular meals. If I do its 100% saturated.
This thread has jumped all over the place. Once again, all I am asking is a straight forward, tastebud out of the equation, question about whether Natural PB like the one I suggested is OK, if yes how much in a snack assuming all other categories are met. Can we just stick to that question. It would help me a great deal. Thank you for the time you have already taken to reply.
Bottom line is that if you look at the PB I suggested, over 1/3 of its fat is Omega 3. It is the healthiest PB I have come accross.
All I want is someone to tell me why some say yes to natural PB and others say no way. Take your own taste buds out of the conversation.
I am looking to you because it is impossible to find this info on the BFL website. Seriously, as a person who frequents many forums, this is the worst.
On top of that, there are no serving amounts listed on the food list. The recipe section is very limited.
I understand what you're saying - I've had and like the bread btw. I'm also 6'4" and my goal is to get to about 210 (244 on Jan. 1st.) I think what everyone is trying to say is to be careful, because foods like PB can start us on a slipperly slope of little indulgences that add up to poor results. Natural protein is great, other sources are simply safer than PB (such as chicken, and fish.) For me, PB is the single, easiest to overdue on, food out there. I love it and it's real easy to let the portion creep up a little at a time. At any rate, best of luck with your challenge, PB or no PB. <g>
That you for all the info. I can't give you a specific answer unless i know the specific details and remember this is just my opinion. I would make this a meal not a snack. I would eat 2 tablespoon of the peanut butter (once again the teddie pb is really really good but feel free to get your own if you dont want the teddi unsalted only) as i stated with 2 ww bread 3/4 cups of cc. Which should be 5-7oz of cottage cheese. There you got your carbs, you got your protein and you got your fats. I would recommend to eat this once a day. I hope this helps so the simple answer is yes you can have peanut butter on bfl.
This is the authorized food list from The Original Body for Life book. It is what is recommended for best results. What you do with it is your personal choice.
Not sure how this is going to copy....
PROTEINS CARBS VEGGIES
Chicken *** Baked Potato Broccoli
Turkey *** Sweet Potato Asparagus
Lean Ground Turkey Yam Lettuce
Swordfish Squash Carrots
Orange Roughy Pumpkin Cauliflower
Haddock Steamed Brown Rice Green Beans
Salmon Steamed Wild Rice Green Peppers
Tuna Pasta Mushrooms
Crab Oatmeal Spinach
Lobster Barley Tomato
Shrimp Beans Peas
Top Round Steak Corn Brussels Sprouts
Top Sirloin Steak Strawberries Artichoke
Lean Ground Beef Melon Cabbage
Buffalo Apple Celery
Lean Ham Orange Zucchini
Egg, Whites or Substitutes Fat-Free Yogurt Cucumber
Low-Fat Cottage Cheese Whole-Wheat Bread Onion
Yikes - sorry it didnt paste well. But you get the drift - 3 columns.
In my humble opinion, it's relative to your over all goals.
If you are trying to build mass, then by all means have the 2 tablespoon of natty pb. If you have an excessive amount of body fat to lose...save it for free day.
Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right ~ Henry Ford
Michelle Simpson ~2009 Body-for-LIFE Champion 46+ Catagory
AvocadoSunflower seedsPumpkin seedsCold-water fishNatural peanut butterLow-fat cheeseLow-sodium nutsOlives and olive oilSafflower oilCanola oilSunflower oilFlax seed oil
This is a journey and your journal shall be your GPS. Make sure you right down everything you eat. Weigh yourself and if something is not right. You feel you should have lost more weight, scale back on the pb and see how that goes. Who knows at the mid way point you might not want to have pb on any other day except free day. All we can say is try it.
I eat 1 oz of sunflower seeds everyday and I lost 29.8 in 12wks. I am sure someone can say well you could have lost 40lbs if you didn't eat the nuts. Yeah i could also have regress to the old ways and lost only 10lbs. So i will take my nuts and my 29.8 and be happy. I am on day 87 of BFL baby.
Peanut butter is better off left for a free day, even "all natural"
"I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today"
Figawu: I do not understand why the web-site is different. I think it changed when Bill Phillips left his legacy per say to move onto different ventures and some other company took over. I agree, the web-site does list different foods that Bill Phillip had reason to NOT have in his book when he wrote it.
I have tried to stick with the Origional Book for my challenges. Im sorry, I should have stated that. It is almost like comparing apples to oranges. (ok that was weird)
Regardless - stick with what you believe in. It has to feel right in order for it to work.
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