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#61 TinyTabby

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 05:34 PM

nut butter is amazeballs. I do sunflower and almond mostly bc they're readily available. I only do peanut butter in a dessert as I don't want to be having too mnay legumes.

 

Sometimes I find some amazing nut butter that tastes like walnut oatmeal cookies but somehow isn't that high cal(for nut butter, lol). I love Marshall's and T.J. Maxx for the foods you don't find other places. They had coconut chips waaay before grocery stores had them.

 

EDIT: Since I'm doing low carb/high fat, I don't compensate. It actually helps me to restrict because it's small but I still get enough energy. I usually do nut butter on apple or banana, but sometimes I just eat a spoonful.



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Posted 07 April 2017 - 05:51 PM

I like nut-butters made from actual nuts (so not pea"nut" butter), that are unsalted and contain just nuts - I much prefer to add things myself  :)



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Posted 14 April 2017 - 07:41 PM

nut butter is everything. just wish it weren't so high calorie.


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:44 AM

I've been having the powdered nut butter. It's way less fat and way less calories and still satisfying

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 10:29 AM

Tbh my obsession and favorite breakfast with toat either with honey or natural homemade jam.

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 09:02 PM

No they're usually full of additives and crap, besides whole nuts are much better for you.


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 08:08 AM

There's this nut/seed butter from Costco that I only indulge in very rarely, it's absolutely wonderful. It's a blend of cashews (my absolute favourite nut), almonds, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and chia seeds. It's so perfectly sweet with absolutely no sugar or salt added. Just pure nuts/seeds. SO GOOD.
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Posted 11 May 2017 - 03:41 PM

Almond butter is my absolute favorite. There is this Pret-a-Manger Acai Berries and Almond Butter breakfast bowl, that, when I am fortunate enough to get, it gives me energy for the whole day. 



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Posted 15 May 2017 - 02:55 AM

During periods of relapse, nuts and nut butters were one of the first things to go. But since orthorexia is a symptom I've never really experienced before in my any of my previous iterations of relapses, I've tried to incorporate single-ingredient (no added salt, sugar, or oil) nut butters them into my diet more. Not so much of a "forbidden" food as it were. Because they have HEALTHY fats. 

 

But unfortunately, I still have problems with binges, though not nearly in the extremes I used to when it was just CICO restrictive. And nut butters are pretty bingeable for me, so I think I have to leave them out of my diet for good. :/

 

I WANT to eat them in moderation. I just know that that isn't feasible for me. I'm just not a moderator by nature, but rather an abstainer. And I need to make peace with the fact that that is who I am as a person. Been various levels of vegetarian for 8 years, so I don't see why that huge restrictive personality streak wouldn't pertain to other foods, too. 


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 11:37 PM

Besides allergy (and added crap) whats wrong with peanut butter that so many are switching to others?

Like almond butter/ sunflower seed butter/ cashew butter never available when I was a kid not every major store has a few brands of each. Is it a fad? Or is there somthing im missing about peanuts?

Love it. Perfer powdered especially as a coffee additive! If I could get it w.o the sugar and salt that be better but I guess that would be peanut meal? Like almond meal used in gf baking idk..never saw peanut meal lol. Full fat stuff I drain the fat off the top to cut cals an it NEEDS celery I just dont like it with out thr Chrisp clean feeling balance to cut through the heaviness

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 01:34 AM

Besides allergy (and added crap) whats wrong with peanut butter that so many are switching to others?

Like almond butter/ sunflower seed butter/ cashew butter never available when I was a kid not every major store has a few brands of each. Is it a fad? Or is there somthing im missing about peanuts?

Love it. Perfer powdered especially as a coffee additive! If I could get it w.o the sugar and salt that be better but I guess that would be peanut meal? Like almond meal used in gf baking idk..never saw peanut meal lol. Full fat stuff I drain the fat off the top to cut cals an it NEEDS celery I just dont like it with out thr Chrisp clean feeling balance to cut through the heaviness

 

Many peanuts have a mold growing on them that is called aflatoxin, and is a potential carcinogen. This is a major reason many people switch from eating peanuts. It can be found in many other foods too, but for some reason peanuts have been singled out.

Anyways, to answer the OP. I love sunflower butter! And almond butter. I don't binge on nut butters so it's not an issue. I don't eat many nuts in their whole form because I don't like crunchy food and they're also kind of hard to digest (which makes sense, they're not supposed to be easy for humans to digest in general). I love chocolate hazelnut butter too but try not to buy it for obvious reasons lol


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 06:24 AM

I love them - normally have it as dessert. Me licking the table spoon again lol


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