View Full Version : Peanut Butter in my low carb diet

05-23-2002, 09:30 AM
I've recently been adding some peanut butter in my 100g of carbs a day diet, and am afraid of putting too much fat in my diet?

Looking at the Reese's Peanut Butter label, I see the follow:

Serving Size: 2 Tablespoons
Total Fat: 15g
Sat Fat: 2g
Total Carbs: 8g
Protein: 7g

Should I limit this to only one serving per day?

05-23-2002, 09:35 AM
Hard to say without knowing what your whole diet looks like.

05-23-2002, 01:39 PM
Hey CBates,

Here's my usual routine:

7-8:30AM (M-F) workout at gym (cardio + circuit training on machines + situps/crunches)
9:30: Eat a Balance Bar
10:30: Eat a 2nd Balance Bar
12:30: Eat a can of tuna
2:30: Peanut Butter with Whole Wheat Bread
4:30: Eat a 2nd can of tuna
7:00: Well-balance meal (mostly protein) with a little (very little) white rice/pasta

Adds up to about 100g of carbs a day (hopefully less, sometimes more)

I drink a ton of water, take supplements (calcium pills and Xenadrine EFX) during the day.

I'm wondering since I've been eating the Peanut Butter (3 days ago), I feel a little bloated. I'm wondering if that's because of the amount of 15g of fat that is in it.

05-23-2002, 01:56 PM
If you are already on a low carb diet why are you cutting fat as well? You can't live on protein alone you know.

05-23-2002, 02:18 PM
Not sure what the break down of the Balance bars, but from the looks of your diet, you're not getting near enough fat, or calories. Since you are eating low carbs, I wouldn't go any lower than 70g of fat. You can live on protein alone, but it's an expensive source of energy and plus your testosterone levels will plummet a good deal too.

05-23-2002, 02:51 PM
Balance Bars have the following (per bar):

Calories: 200
Fat: 6g (Saturated Fat is 3g)
Carbs: 22g
Protein: 14g

I'm a little confused what should be my intake then (I weight about 162lbs right now) to lose weight (and not lost muscle)? should it be something like:

Daily Intake
100g carbs
70g fat
160g protein

Thanks for the advice from everyone! :)

05-23-2002, 03:00 PM
Calories are a little less than 1700, a little on the low side. I just didn't' see where all the fat is coming from, unless you're eating the tuna with oil, instead of water. I'd wouldn't really go less than 2000 calories when dieting, especially if you are trying to maintain muscle.

05-24-2002, 11:00 AM
I'm eating tuna in water actually.

I think I'll up my peanut butter intake to 2x a day to get me up to 30g of fat total in those servings so as to not fall short of my needed fat intake

05-24-2002, 11:09 AM
I'd get most of my fat intake from olive oil, flaxseed oil, and fish oils if possible. I could be wrong, but looking at the diet you're not getting near enough cals or fat, and if you're using the PB as a fat source, I'd replace it with the fats suggested above.

05-24-2002, 11:09 AM
you should switch to natural PB. May take some getting used to, but it is more healthy (not all the crap added and no hydrogenated oils). I made the switch a while back and now don't like the taste of "regular" PB.