Old 10-04-2010, 02:05 PM #2.
Re: peanut butter...really?.
Hi, my name is Jennifer and I am a Registered Dietitian with Nutrition Support..
Welcome to the Medifast family!.
Yes, you may enjoy 1 Tbsp of Peanut Butter (reduced fat or regular). This will count as an Optional Snack and you are limited to one Optional Snack per day..
Hope you find this information helpful..
Jennifer, RD, LDN.
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Yes, it is considered your 1 snack for the day...
PS Be careful of the reduced fat peanut butter. Read the labels. The one I looked at had 15 grams of carbs. They add sugar to make up for the lower fat...
Oh, my gosh thanks I'm so excited I will just treat myself once in awhile I don't want it to hinder my weight loss...
Almond butter is really excellent, too! The tiniest smear on the Medifast pancakes is sooooo good. Trader Joe's has a raw almond butter with no additives...
Yes, while there are many health benefits to PB, there's no doubt that it's very high in fat (although it is good fat) and therefore high in calories as well. I keep hearing about some kind of PB2 which is not real peanut butter, but zero or low in carbs, fat and cals. Sounds icky..I don't normally like imitation foods...
I actually found a spoon of peanut butter helped me with my weight loss. It totally took care of all cravings and it took a while to eat. Also, it is so filling with water. If I have a spoonful in the morning, it totaly energizes my workouts. I'm not a morning eater but I can get a spoonful down in the am, I'm not starved all day either...
PB2 is not imitation peanut butter. It is real peanuts with the oil removed. You can reconstitute it with just a little bit of water if you want peanut butter, or use the peanut powder to add flavor to shakes or brownies. It is low cal (45 per 2 TBSP), low fat (1.5 g), and low carb (5 g) because the oil has been removed. It is very very good, in my opinion...
I have found making the brownie and then putting the peanut butter in the middle, then cook it for 1 minute is the best way to go! I don't use the reduced fat, I use the Jif Omega 3 peanut butter and it is very yummy!..
Oh Jif Omega...Does it taste the same? Much better for you. As I'm typing I;m eating my PB and warm brownie..I'm so happy..Hopefully it keeps my weight coming off YIPEE!!..
This is great news! I'll use PB instead of one of the optional snacks but just to clarify....is the optional snack in addition to the Medifast snacks?..
The nutritionist and my health coach just inform me 1TBS is equal to one optional snack on MF. I use a 1/2 just because I feel guilty but I heard you still can lose with the 1 TBS. BUT only once a day!!! Is that exciting or what????? I'll find out when I weigh in tomorrow!..
Oh, I love peanut butter. I was afraid we could not have it. It was in my book I got with my first order, but now it and nuts are not on the snack list anymore, the snack crackers are there instead.
I am so happy to hear this. I am going to have a little bit on a celery stalk tomorrow. Oh, happy, happy.
P.S. Can somebody tell me how I can find out how to pust stuff with my name. I see some people have their weight ticker, some have other banners, some have a snazzy name, some have goal lists. How you do dat?..
No. You can have one snack a day. Peanut butter, or two pickle spears, or three celery sticks, or 10 almonds/nuts, or a sugar free Popsicle, or sugar free gelatin, or one of the Medifast snacks (I'm sure I'm missing the others). The Medifast snacks tend to be the higher calorie snacks, so I only have those on my really hungry days...
Peanut butter is a close relative to the devil !!!! LOL, so I use fitnutz, it's the same thing as PB2.. and I add a bit of splenda to it......
PB2 surprised me how GREAT it was, so give it a try too!..
Can someone tell me where I buy PB2? Thanks!..
Love PB2!! Have used it for years. Regular PB is my kryptonite. I could sit and eat it all day. I'm better having the PB2 and it's guilt free. It's also good on the pancakes and then WF syrup on top. Tastes just like the real thing!..
I nearly died and went to heaven the last time I had a brownie.
I have peanut butter that is just ground up peanuts, I like it!.
So, I made the brownie, but instead of water I used some pomegranate acai flavored seltzer from Wal-Mart. Then, I nuked it. Then I put in the freezer for later. Then I took it out, and put the tbsp of peanut butter on it like frosting, and then nuked the whole shebang for 15 seconds.
It has to be illegal, the fun police must be coming for me. It was light, and fluffy, and fruity, and chocolatey, and peanut buttery, and OMG, Super YUM!.
Oh, excuse me, I just went to my special place, I'm back know.
So, yeah, we can have peanut butter. )..
I am so glad you asked this question, a friend of mine told me you could have it so I too put some on my brownie tonight- THEN I checked to see if it was legal I assumed that it was a fat and I was SO UPSET when I didn't see it there. I have been doing Medifast for 2 weeks and 2 days and today was the 1st time I had the optional snack- I resisted home made sugar cookies and truffles today- so I figured a TBS of PB would be fine..
Does the PB2 also count as the daily snack?..
Try putting the Peanut butter inside the brownie mix. Delish!..