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  • Peanut Butter Cravings?!

    I have never been a fan of peanut butter. I could take it or leave it. But since I've cut out grains, going low carb, and way way down on my sugar.... I have peanut butter cravings! Not like oh I kinda want a pb sandwich. Like wanna eat it out of the container with a spoon!

    What is up? Is my body just liking different things now? Or am I just weird?
    "Though she be but little, she is fierce!" - William Shakespeare

    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...tml#post964333 (My journal)

  • #2
    I was a huge fan of PB, and I doubt I would have stuck with this lifestyle if I hadn't had just a little on celery during those first weeks in. I have always had to make DH either a PB&J sandwich, PB toast or PB on graham crackers. Still do it daily but it doesn't faze me at all. Every now and then I'll lick the knife and really savor it, but it's a tiny amt so I don't worry. All this to say, if it's really bugging you and you are craving it, have a little, just don't have much or often... Pretty soon the craving will subside.

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    • #3
      I just find it odd that I crave something I have never loved.
      "Though she be but little, she is fierce!" - William Shakespeare

      http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...tml#post964333 (My journal)

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      • #4
        Try some almond or macadamia nut butter on apple slices and see if that'll kill it.
        Your brain may be just craving comfort food, salty/sweet, rich and oily, protein..

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        • #5
          A lot of commercial pbs have a lot of sugar added like Skippy and Jif. Was that what you were used to? If so, you may be craving the sugar.

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          • #6
            There is a big recall on many nut butters including Trader Joe's & Sprouts at the moment... Just an FYI.

            I usually can't STAND peanut butter but craved it 2 weeks ago. Not sure why but I'm over it now. I guessed that my body needed more fat & protein, but who knows..?
            SW: 243
            CW: 177
            Goal: Health

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            • #7
              If you find a cure let me know! If I were stranded on a desert island and could bring only 5 foods you bet PB would be one of them.
              “You may have thought you heard me say I wanted a lot of bacon and eggs, but what I said was: Give me all the bacon and eggs you have.” - Ron Swanson

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              • #8
                Anna, I know *exactly* what you're talking about. I've never been a "peanut butter person", either; but literally within a day or two of beginning to fast, I started getting these intense cravings for nut candy, of all things -- peanut butter chews, sesame crunch, almond nougat. It's odd, because I've been eating semi-paleo for years, and literally (before that) never got any kind of cravings, least of all for sweets. But I'll admit that those cravings were strong enough that I did buy some individually-wrapped bite-sized nut treats; once in awhile I'll have one, and all is good now... It feels nice to have a bite or two of something naughty on occasion if I *really* want it. Still have the original package I purchased 1.5 years ago.

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                • #9
                  I've experienced this too, and it's always there no matter how much almond butter and sunbutter I choke down.

                  My theory: PB was a big part of my childhood, and the cravings usually do coincide with stress and negative emotions.
                  “The whole concept of a macronutrient, like that of a calorie, is determining our language game in such a way that the conversation is not making sense." - Dr. Kurt Harris

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                  • #10
                    I'll lick the knife and really savor it

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                    • #11
                      I binged on nut butters and strawberry jelly when I first started cutting sweets to deal with cravings...with a spoon.

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                      • #12
                        I think it's never really proved that the body's cravings make sense. You always hear people say "craving chocolate? You need magnesium!" but I actually think cravings are all mental which turns physical because you were thinking about it. Unless you're actually physically addicted to something like cigarettes or sugar
                        well then

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                        • #13
                          My supermarket has 1 oz. packets of no-crap-added peanut butter (sorry, don't remember the brand). I buy one of these overpriced little fellas when I really need a peanut butter fix, because I know for a fact that I'll eat the entire contents of whatever container I bring home.
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                          • #14
                            It is a very common craving, for nuts, when you eliminate crabs and sweets. I remember times when I could eat 1/4 cup of peanut butter a day and want more on Anabolic diet. I have maybe a tbsp a day nowadays (organic, nothing added). I know it is technically a legume, but whatever is said about peanuts can be said about nuts as well, so I just said 'whatever' and if they revoke my Primal membership card for it... bah.
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                            When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                            • #15
                              Thanks for all the replies! Yeah, I was a big carb fan. Like mac and cheese with a side of bread. And a cupcake from the bakery everyday kinda girl. I'm actually doing really good with those cravings. Its just that darn pb that has snuck up on me.
                              "Though she be but little, she is fierce!" - William Shakespeare

                              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...tml#post964333 (My journal)

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