Is PB2 really on plan under Medifast?

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Is PB2 REALLY on plan? I've decided to start keeping track of my food intake and I noticed that 2 T of PB2 is 5 carbs. I looked at the Medifast rules for condiments and it says that carbs should be limited to 1 gram of carbs per condiment.....

Comments (16)

Sassy I am new, so maybe some people with more experience will chime in, but I don't do any of this stuff (almost said dumb stuff but stopped myself ). However, here's how I feel about it..if you log it honestly and you are within the parameters, then you're good. I just know how easily I slip. I don't do syrups or PB or any of the other add ons. I keep my condiments to 3 a day religiously. I just figure..why prolong this process? Just how I do it...

Comment #1

Hi Sassy, This is what nutrition support has to say:.

Hi, my name is Jennifer and I am a Registered Dietitian with Nutrition Support..

You can have 2 Tbsp of PB2 and this counts as an optional snack. 2 Tbsp provides: 45 calories, 1.5 g fat and 5 g carb..


Jennifer, RD, LDN..

Comment #2

Ah! Ok, well I won't be wasting my snack on PB2. Except when I pair it with the hot coco to make pb cups. THOSE are worth every teeny, tiny calorie and carb..

Comment #3

Well, I can tell you it ain't on MY plan!..

Comment #4

What is PB2 stand for? I know I won't eat peanut butter because it was one of my favorites and I don't want to go there. But I see this and wonder what it means, what kind of Peanut Butter is it, just asking?..

Comment #5

Well, I happen to use it... but sparingly... I will put 1T in a brownie at the end of the day if I am at 80g of carbs and have the calories available under 1000... on most days I do.... do what works for you.... and this definitely works for me!..

Comment #6

I wouldn't say it is fake. Skippy and all the like garbage are what I would call fake PB. It is a great product. A very healthy PB. I put 1 tablespoon in the brownie and a couple teaspoons of extra water. So good!..

Comment #7

Is it actually called PB2 and can you just buy it anywhere they sell peanut butter? Can't say I've ever seen a product called PB2...

Comment #8

Alymark, you can get the PB2 at I've never tried it, but I believe it's powdered? Maybe someone else can confirm that. I don't know if it's sold in any grocery stores...

Comment #9

If you Google PB2 the first couple of sites are the company that makes it. Bell Plantations..

Lots of good information about it, how it's made and the fact that it is NOT chemicals. Who thinks of this stuff?.

Have an OP Day Everyone!!..

Comment #10

Wasn't on mine either Freya, nor was LC cheese...

Comment #11

Trader Joe's has peanut flour that is about 28 calories per tablespoon (about the same as PB2). I have never tried PB2, so I am not sure how it compares, but I do like using the TJs stuff on occasion...

Comment #12 and they have a flat $4.95 shipping rate on any size order. PB2 isn't really "fake" peanut butter. It's a peanut product where they have roasted the peanuts, pressed most of the oil out and ground it into a fine powder. The ingredients are peanuts, sugar and salt. It can be used in dry form in baking, sprinkle on other foods or mixed with water to turn it back into a basically oil-less peanut butter. I occasionally will mix a teaspoon of it into my brownie before I add the water or into the vanilla shake. The regular peanut butters are a trigger food for me, but I haven't had any problem with the PB2...

Comment #13

Freya and neither, PB2 was not part of my Medifast plan. I bought a little when I got to maintenance and figured I'd try it out, but wasn't overly impressed. It is real, however it is also without the healthy fat that makes peanuts so good for us.

I still have 2 of the jars in the back of my cupboard....they are probably long expired.



Comment #14

When I was on 5&1 it wasn't On Plan and Wasn't a part of my plan,.

But according to Nutrisystem below, it IS On Plan now..

Here are the choices according to Matt at NS:.

"Good morning. My name is Matt, I am a Registered Dietitian with Nutrition Support..

Yes, there are a few more snacks options available to you including peanut butter!.

You can have 1 Tbsp of Peanut Butter (natural, reduced fat or regular)..

Here are some nutritional content of peanut butter to help you make decisions..

This can vary slightly depending on different brands..

1 Tbsp of regular peanut butter provides about 95 calories, 8 g fat and 3.5 g carbohydrate..

1 Tbsp of reduced fat peanut butter provides about 90 calories, 6 g fat and 7.5 g carbohydrate.

Peter Pan makes a whipped creamy peanut butter 1 Tbsp provides: 75 calories, 6 g fat and 2.5 g carb.

PB2 is another brand 2 Tbsp provides: 45 calories, 1.5 g fat and 5 g carb.

I hope this information is helpful. Have a great day..

Thank you,.

Matt RD, LDN".

Hope this helps you. Dan..

Comment #15

I have a jar, but I've never used more than a teaspoon at a time, once or twice a weeksome of the Medifast condiment servings are very big to me! A tsp is enough to give a brownie or shake a little PB kick, at least for my taste buds, and definitely enough to add a little faux "Thai" peanut kick to a L&G on occasion...

Comment #16

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.


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