Products that helped me lose 60 pounds, Part I

There’s just something about peanut butter that makes me happy. I can eat it by the spoonful or, if I know nobody’s looking, run my index finger around the jar or dip it straight into that sticky goodness.

How many times have I don this? About 30 pounds worth...
Yumm… How many times have I done this? About 30 pounds worth…

Giving up peanut butter to lose weight was never a lifetime commitment, only a temporary sacrifice in the ever-repeating quest to get back into a normal size. Everything changed this time when I discovered a product called PB2 from Bell Plantation. Here’s what the company says to describe their amazing product:

“PB2 has the same consistency as full fat peanut butter with all of the natural roasted peanut flavor, but with nearly 85% less fat calories. PB2 is made with high quality peanuts that are slow-roasted to our specifications and pressed to remove the oil. All natural with no artificial flavors,sweeteners, or preservatives.”

I think this discovery ranks right up there with cheese!

I eat PB2 every day, and it is one of the keys to my weight loss success. If I can eat peanut butter every day and still lose weight and keep it off, it’s not much of a sacrifice, is it? I eat it on celery; I eat it on crisp, juicy apples, I put it in smoothies, and I’ve even spread it on top of a protein bar and topped it with sugar-free whipped cream.  I know your next question is where do you get it, and I’m thrilled to report that it is much easier to find than when I first discovered it a couple of years ago. I’ve ordered it from Amazon ($11.65 for 16 oz or you can get it in a 6.5 oz jar for less) and directly from the site, but locally I’ve found it health food stores. Sadly, neither GNC nor Vitamin Shoppe carry it, but the good news is that Wal-Mart, Kroger and Publix do!

I’m too new at the blogging game to get product advertisements or endorsements, but honestly I would spread the good news about PB2 with or without their support. This is one incredible product, and I can say without hesitation that without it, traveling the weight loss road would have been much lonelier.


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