PB Controls HungerResearch has shown that snacking on peanut butter is an effective way to control hunger without weight gain. How? Because peanut butter is tops for giving us a feeling of satiety (fullness).
Memories of PB&J sandwiches from childhood always haunted me when I was on low-fat diets. Maybe it's simply because I ate them so often growing up: The average child eats 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by high school graduation. That's a lot of peanut butter, ya'll!
Grown-ups must be eating a little bit too, because Americans spend almost 800 million dollars a year on peanut butter! But despite its popularity, many dieters avoid it because of its fat content. (A two tablespoon serving of regular peanut butter doles out around 16 grams of fat and almost 200 calories.)
PB Won't Blow Your Diet!Take heart fat-watchers: Treating ourselves to that old favorite can actually curb our appetite and prevent over-eating ... which will in turn help us manage our weight!
A Purdue University study published in the International Journal of Obesity showed subjects who snacked on peanuts and peanut butter were shown to self-adjust their caloric intake spontaneously and ]did not add extra calories to their daily diets.
After participants consumed the snack of peanuts or peanut butter, their hunger was reduced for two and a half hours!
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