I have a problem…
with peanut butter.
Well, it’s all nut butters actually. Peanut, almond, cashew, creamy or crunchy, salted or unsalted. I don’t discriminate. I add it to cereal and oats, spread it on rice cakes (with cocoa and agave – yum!), I eat it by the spoonful. In fact, I’m eating some right now.
Doesn’t sounds like such a big problem right? Except lately I can’t seem to limit myself to one serving. Much like the infatuation phase of a new relationship I can’t keep my hands off the stuff. I just keep going back for more. And I like it.
Even though nut butters contain healthy fats, I know eating large quantities isn’t the greatest for my waistline. Maybe that’s part of the problem, because I know it’s healthy I tell myself it’s ok to consume a serving of almond butter the size of my fist.
I even convinced myself that the third serving of peanut butter protein fluff I ate while writing this post was necessary for inspiration. (A writer must know her subject.. )
It’s seriously out of control. Whole jars of nut butter are being consumed within a week.
A simple solution would be to simply stop buying peanut butter and the like but I don’t want to give up eating it entirely. I know we can find a relationship that works for both of us, I just have yet to figure it out.
They say the first step is admitting you have a problem. So here we go…
Hi, my name is Kristi and I’m addicted to peanut butter. And chocolate. But you already know all about that.
I want to hear from you! How do you implement portion control when it comes to your favorite foods? What’s your favorite nut butter? (Mine’s almond! 🙂)