3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > South Beach Diet

South Beach Diet Fat Chicks on the Beach!

I am sitting here eating my 1st PB cup...tell me

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-09-2004, 10:44 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
smilintwins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 224

Default I am sitting here eating my 1st PB cup...tell me

Is it supposed to have this crunchy texture?

I bought all natural creamy PB made by my local grocer. The flavor was OK, it is a good enough treat but the texture was kind of grainy. Did I just get not enough of a creamy PB? What PB are you all buying?
__________________
- Jen
******************************
SW: 221.5 (1/3/06)
CW: 207

GW: 199 Mini Goal #1
Target: 185 by April 5
smilintwins is offline  
Old 08-09-2004, 11:11 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
ellis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Canada
Posts: 15,006

Height: 5'-2"

Default

It's pretty difficult to find a really creamy natural PB. You may just have to get used to the "crunch", Jen.
__________________
I am a runner!

__________
"Wouldn't it be wonderful to take all the evil people and put them over there, then we wouldn't have to deal with them. And all of us good people would stay right here. The problem is that the line separating good and evil cuts right through the human heart." Alexander Solzenitzen
ellis is offline  
Old 08-10-2004, 09:24 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
sarahyu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: DC metro area
Posts: 1,583

S/C/G: 197/199/145

Height: 5'0"

Default

You can try different brands. I use "crazy richards" natural peanut butter. I get it at Shoppers. It taste ok, unless I'm just used to it now. It doesn't seem grainy or crunchy. It is hard to stir all the oil back into the peanuts, if you don't get it all mixed well, sometimes it does seem a little more gritty. Once thinking we'd be supper healthy I poured the oil off the top....hmmm, not a good idea, don't do that.

I'm not big on natural peanut butter. I like the sugar, salt and hydrogenated oils of highly processed and bad for you peanut butter. Oh, well. Gave it up to become healthy.
__________________
49 years old, 5' highest weight-199lbs . Started SBD Jan 2004, lost 47 pounds in 6 months, then slowly gained it all back.

sarahyu is offline  
Old 08-10-2004, 09:45 AM   #4
Working for the Cruise!
 
AdiaFaith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 385

Default

I use Smucker's Natural PB. Much easier to mix, and it's been around my house since I was 8!
__________________
Sarah



Sarah's Exercise Blog Account
AdiaFaith is offline  
Old 08-10-2004, 11:16 AM   #5
Super Duper Senior Member
 
jenne1017's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: DC Metro Area
Posts: 4,558

S/C/G: 278/T/215

Height: 5' 7.5"

Default

Smucker's is the creamiest but I LOVE crunchy PB! Yum....
__________________
Starting anew, again.

Goal by February 26, 2015
jenne1017 is offline  
Old 08-10-2004, 01:30 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 458

Default

Sometimes I have to get Crazy Richards, but Smuckers tastes better for whatever reason.
wendyjo is offline  
Old 08-13-2004, 12:37 PM   #7
I can do this!
 
beachgal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 7,139

Height: 5'11"

Default

I wish there was a crunchy natural PB in our grocery store!

The sugar kind always seemed like more of a treat than like real peanut butter to me. Thankfully, the switch back was easy enough.
__________________
beachgal is offline  
Old 08-13-2004, 12:46 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
sarahyu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: DC metro area
Posts: 1,583

S/C/G: 197/199/145

Height: 5'0"

Default How do you stir your peanut butter?

Do you think that Smuckers taste better then the Crazy Richard brand? I only buy CR because it's cheaper.

Ok, advice time: How do you stir up you peanut butter so that it is incorporated? I tend to make a mess of it spilling the oil, and then sometimes, I'll get my fingers all inside the peanut butter trying to get down to the bottom of the jar. One time I thought I did a great job and it tasted pretty good until I got almost half through and realized that I hadn't stir up the bottom, it was still there all solid. Made it a little thicker finishing up that jar.
__________________
49 years old, 5' highest weight-199lbs . Started SBD Jan 2004, lost 47 pounds in 6 months, then slowly gained it all back.

sarahyu is offline  
Old 08-13-2004, 12:54 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
ellis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Canada
Posts: 15,006

Height: 5'-2"

Default

Sarah, you're funny.
Do you keep yours in the fridge? If it's stirred really well, it should remain "stable". You could also put it in a larger container to make it easier to stir without making a mess.
__________________
I am a runner!

__________
"Wouldn't it be wonderful to take all the evil people and put them over there, then we wouldn't have to deal with them. And all of us good people would stay right here. The problem is that the line separating good and evil cuts right through the human heart." Alexander Solzenitzen
ellis is offline  
Old 08-13-2004, 01:06 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Barb0522's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Richardson, Texas USA
Posts: 4,013

Default

I use a butter knife in a mostly up and down motion to stir it. I keep it in the fridge and once it was stirred really well, I had no problems with it.
__________________
Barbara - Started South Beach 5/22/4
HW/SW/CW/GW - Jan start 169 goal of 2
214/197/169/135

Barb0522 is offline  
Old 08-13-2004, 01:28 PM   #11
Peanut's Mom
 
LaurieX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: West of Philadelphia
Posts: 104

Default

Sorry, I can not eat natural peanut butter...I'm a PB snob. So, I only eat it once in a GREAT while and if I do it's gotta be Jif. I've tried every natural brand that my grocery store carries (Richard's, Smuckers, etc.) and they all taste bland and grainy. Ew. I guess now I know where DD gets her finicky eating!
__________________
LaurieX

Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to.

LaurieX is offline  
Old 08-13-2004, 02:33 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
BigChiefHoho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Augusta, GA
Posts: 714

S/C/G: 175 / ticker / 125

Height: 5'2"

Default

I like Smuckers, personally. It's pretty creamy, and tastes pretty good too. It did take me a while to get used to the difference between natural peanut butter and the regular stuff. The lack of sweetness surprised me when I first tried it. I've since discovered that I can't really eat it the same way I eat the normal stuff. I've given up hopes of PB sandwiches and tried a few new (for me, at least) ideas - I particularly like to spread it on wheat bread and dip it in vegetable soup, since it isn't really sweet. Mmm-mm! My dad tends to eat natural PB as fast as we buy the stuff, though, so I don't get a lot of it.
__________________


Former maintainer, now losing again in 2014 after my second baby.
BigChiefHoho is offline  
Old 08-13-2004, 03:55 PM   #13
I can do this!
 
beachgal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 7,139

Height: 5'11"

Default

I use either a cake knife (the long, thin blade used for spreading frosting) or a long, thin spatula. Stir a bit at first, using an up and down motion to get the oil on top incorporated. Then you can start hitting the bottom and trying to get it to mix up.

When I was young, I grew up on Laura Scudder's natural PB (west coast). I loved that stuff! Smuckers is okay, but not nearly as good. The salt tends to fall to the bottom in theirs and I have to salt the things I put PB on.
__________________
beachgal is offline  
Closed Thread
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Eating less, less cravings, etc... nelie South Beach Diet 4 10-19-2004 04:42 PM
Stress Eating KO Weight Loss Support 5 09-27-2004 10:05 PM
Eating For Life / Body For Life August 2004 ledom General Diet Plans and Questions 81 09-02-2004 11:27 PM
Eating yourself to your deathbed nelie 100 lb. Club 12 08-07-2004 12:16 PM
Eating Too Many Carbs Linked To Breast Cancer Meg Weight Loss News Archive 0 08-06-2004 05:32 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:31 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2