I admit it. I am a peanut butter nut. I love the stuff. I love it mixed in with vanilla ice-cream, spread on bread, toast or a bagel. I love it combined with jam or straight out of the jar.
When I went for my last physical and told the doctor how much trouble I was having getting my weight to budge, I happened to mention that I ate a couple of large spoonfuls of pb every day (not counting what went on bread). He suggested I might want to cut back. Actually, he gave me a bit of a lecture on the perils of extra weight and told me to wise up.
Well, I have tried. First of all, it was easier to increase my walking distance and cut back on my other food portions. I now limit (or try, anyway) my daily PB intake to one slice of bread or one small bit on a spoon.
I should just quit buying it which is the method I employ for most of the 'bad for you' foods. But then, I remind myself that PB is a protien and protien is good for you. And, I really don't know how I would react to complete withdrawal. Would I start complusively cleaning the house? Would I take up marathon running or kick boxing? I think that in the interest of sanity (my husbands as well as mine), I better have my fix each day. I think thinness is over-rated anyway.