Peanut Butter... I love it so.

By Shoezanne Latest Reply 2010-12-06 19:31:19 -0600
Started 2010-11-09 20:12:03 -0600

I am type 2. And take oral meds. I love, love, love peanut butter. I have lost almost 70lbs in 9 months. I am off some of the meds I was on and down to one pill a day. My bg hovers around 160. My doc said as long as I stay under 170 he will be happy. It was so high at one point that I was almost never under 300 my a1c was 11.8 it is now 7.6. Can I eat peanut butter?

10 replies

Armourer 2010-11-13 02:20:04 -0600 Report

PB is one of my sources of protein, but I limit the amount because it will make me gain pounds fast! I eat it with a spoon cause even 100% wheat bread makes my BG spike. Locally the market offers a brand called Adams. It costs about $2 more then any of the others but is better for you. Must be kept in fridge and oil seperates from it alot. But I quite using it cause I could no longer afford it. As said below, portion control.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-11-13 08:56:09 -0600 Report

A spoonful of PB is one of my mainstays when I'm hungry and absolutely nothing else sounds good. When I was sick last Nov and Dec my husband always had a few spoonfuls near by for me..

Shoezanne 2010-11-10 05:57:33 -0600 Report

Great advice, thanks. What about the pb that you can grind fresh in the store? The lable said it only had 8 carbs, that's 1/2 what is in the jar.

CaliKo 2010-11-19 15:27:56 -0600 Report

That sounds like healthier peanut butter, much like you can make yourself. I have a recipe at home. It uses whatever kind of nuts you want to roast or buy roasted, peanuts, almonds, cashews etc., adds honey and oil and a dash of salt. Of course, this way you can experiment with how much honey to add and make it as low-carb as you can. All of these ingredients are then just processed together in a food processor, easy as can be. I just don't remember quantities. I'll try to get it posted soon in the recipes section, if anyone is interested. It will be called "Nut Butter."

Lady_Phoenix 2010-11-10 01:30:02 -0600 Report

I eat natural peanut butter, that has to have the oils stirred back in and kept in the fridge. If you decide to buy some, read the label. A lot of popular brands are full of added sugars and huge amounts of sodium. Measure your portions as well. I am another pb lover and could eat 3 servings on toast!

GabbyPA 2010-11-10 06:53:09 -0600 Report

Yes, natural butters are far better for us. They take some getting used to, but once you start eating them the others taste so strange. I have also found that I enjoy almond butter and often that comes with a hint of sugar. It has the same amount of carbs as my natural unsweetened peanut butter, so experiment around. They are great snack foods for you, but like anything, if you eat half the's not so good. =0)

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-11-10 01:02:15 -0600 Report

Congrats on the weight lose and lower BG and A1c. If you try some peanut butter test your BG before and then again 1 and/or 2 hours after to see how it affects you.

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette TerryPA 2010-11-10 11:16:06 -0600 Report

I agree with Graylin Bee. Everyone reacts differently to different kinds of food so the only way to know is to try and test to see what it does to your bg. It doesn't really affect mine, which is great becuase I love peanut butter.

jayabee52 2010-11-09 22:26:23 -0600 Report

Howdy Suzanne

I think you can. If you get a no sugar, and it has peanut oil instead of shortening in it, even better! It my be a good way to get protein.

Of course, portion control is important. You don't want to put the lbs back on.

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