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Old 06-26-2014, 03:05 PM   #1  
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Anyone familiar with this product? Since I am about to start Phase 3, I bought some at Trader Joe's yesterday.

2 Tablespoons:
calories - 100
fat - 2 g.
carb - 13 g.
fiber - 2 g.
sugar - 2 g.
"other carb" ? - 9 g.
protein - 4 g.

What would it count toward: fat, protein, carb?
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Not familiar with that one but a lot of P3 and 4 peeps use PB 2.
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Ingredients: PEANUTS (AS DEFATTED PEANUT FLOUR AND NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER), TAPIOCA SYRUP, PURE WATER, DEHYDRATED CANE JUICE, RICE SYRUP, VEGETABLE GLYCERIN, SOY FLOUR, SALT, TAPIOCA STARCH, NATURAL FOOD FLAVORS, PAPRIKA & ANNATO, CALCIUM CARBONATE, LECITHIN, VITAMINS E & C (ANTIOXIDANTS).

My preference would be peanut butter with one ingredient: peanuts. This has several types of added sugar, soy, and high GI starch.

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Whole Foods has grind-your-own fresh peanut butter stations in their bulk sections. It tastes better than any PB i have had and has only one ingedient: peanuts. Similar cost to natural peanut butters as well. 2.99lb
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Ingredients: PEANUTS (AS DEFATTED PEANUT FLOUR AND NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER), TAPIOCA SYRUP, PURE WATER, DEHYDRATED CANE JUICE, RICE SYRUP, VEGETABLE GLYCERIN, SOY FLOUR, SALT, TAPIOCA STARCH, NATURAL FOOD FLAVORS, PAPRIKA & ANNATO, CALCIUM CARBONATE, LECITHIN, VITAMINS E & C (ANTIOXIDANTS).

My preference would be peanut butter with one ingredient: peanuts. This has several types of added sugar, soy, and high GI starch.
Good point! That must be the "other carbs"...
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Whole Foods has grind-your-own fresh peanut butter stations in their bulk sections. It tastes better than any PB i have had and has only one ingedient: peanuts. Similar cost to natural peanut butters as well. 2.99lb
Great idea! I wonder if I would get the same results with a food processor at home...
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bluegingham I think you are getting P3/P4 confused with the 1-1-1 diet where you have to eat 1 protein 1 carb 1 fat at each meal. Things are easier if you eat 'purer' foods like peanut butter - should just be peanuts, then it's pretty easy to see what carbs & fats & proteins there are. It is the whole meal you are to balance for ratios carb:fat not each item - here's an example from my diary:

Lunch calories, carbs, fats, proteins, fibre, sugars
Eggs - Whole, raw, 2 large 147 1 10 13 0 1 
Generic - Baby-Cut Carrots, 7 carrots (85g) 3oz 15 4 0 1 1 2 
Generic - Bell Peppers-mixed (Yellow, Orange, Red), 0.33 cup 6 1 0 0 1 1
Laughing Cow 1 Wedge (Canada) - Light Cheese Wedge, 5 wedge 125 5 8 10 0 5
Mastro - Genoa Salami, 8 slices (30g) 200 0 16 16 0 0 
Schneiders - Chicken Breast - Fat Free - Slices, 3 slices 60 3 0 12 0 1 
Vegetable - Celery Stalk 7 -8" Long (Kym), 2 stalk 12 2 0 1 1 1 
Veggie - Broccoli (Raw), 0.25 Cup (91g) chopped 8 1 0 1 1 0 
Pc - Three Cheese Peperoncini Dip, 3 Tbsp 75 3 6 3 0 2 
648 20 40 57 4 13

My ratio for lunch was 20 (16 net) carb g to 40 fat grams - so not too bad = 1:2.5
If you look at the Laughing Cow cheese wedges you will see that there is a mix of carbs & fats, but it is just a part of what makes my total lunch which is what actually counts.

I hope that helps since you really don't want to be adding junk carbs such as extra sugars & starches without nutritional value - there are three extra sugars & two extra starches added to the 'Peanut' butter. You are paying peanut butter prices for very cheap calories added.
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Just Great Stuff Peanut Butter (Only for maintenance) is AMAZING!!!!!
Its organic, non-gmo and best of all, only 45 calories for 2 tablespoons as opposed to regular peanut butter at 200 calories for 2 tablespoons. It tastes fabulous too - I brought it to work for people to try and now everyone is ordering it.... Available on Amazon.
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Great idea! I wonder if I would get the same results with a food processor at home...
My Vitamix has a special carafe, just for grinding items like peanut butter

Great organic PB @ trader joes...ingredients: peanuts (salt, if you choose the salter version)

Here's a great blog about powdered peanut butters: http://foodbabe.com/2012/09/16/the-t...peanut-butter/

That just great stuff peanut butter is sweetened...

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My Vitamix has a special carafe, just for grinding items like peanut butter

Great organic PB @ trader joes...ingredients: peanuts (salt, if you choose the salter version)

Here's a great blog about powdered peanut butters: http://foodbabe.com/2012/09/16/the-t...peanut-butter/

That just great stuff peanut butter is sweetened...
Thanks, Lisa! I have bookmarked the "Foodbabe" website/link; what a great resource. The graphic comparing peanut butter & almond butter, plus the information about the powdered pb. Through the IP process, I am definitely learning how to identify FrankenFoods , much better!

I am strongly considering purchasing a Vitamix; seems like a great investment for healthy, whole food eating.
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I got some Better'n Peanut Butter yesterday, before I saw this thread. It's gross. I wonder if Sprouts will exchange it? It's so gross.

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I got some Better'n Peanut Butter yesterday, before I saw this thread. It's gross. I wonder if Sprouts will exchange it? It's so gross.
I completely agree! After reading the responses, I threw my jar away w/o even opening it! I would try taking it back to Sprouts; I didn't even think of returning mine to Trader Joe's, but I should have!
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I normally would toss it but I forgot something I need and it's so bad, it's the principle. I'm going to return it as a sign of protest from my taste buds.

Lesson learned, don't go to the store hungry and all diet gung-ho
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The added ingredients are not good whole food choices, I would avoid peanut butter completely and choose almond butter or a real nut butter not a legume. Google peanut oil lectin. PB is banned at our house, it is truly a nasty product. It is used to induce atherosclerosis in rabbits. Being healthy is so much more than being skinny, So I would avoid IMHO.
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