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    Hello,
    I am just wondering about eating almond flour based breads. I love The Almond Flour Cookbook, and I just feel the need to include something new into my diet for breakfast. I personally can't stand eating eggs for breakfast, I like something sweet, and crunchy, and this bread seems like a good option. I could probably handle eggs on top of the almond bread. Will this cause any weight gain? Any experiences with adding this to their diet?

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    the carbs can add up pretty quickly if you are doing low carb but other then that shouldnt be a problem in moderation

    i fried up some chicken strips the other day in some coconut oil using almond meal as batter. they were really good
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    • #3
      Oh man? Almond flour? Hell yeah that will throw on the pounds!

      Unless it doesn't. It all depends really. Start adding in sweet, and crunchy, and well... you know where it will go. (Straight to your hips, ass, stomach, chin, etc.)

      Originally posted by VeggieLover View Post
      Hello,
      I am just wondering about eating almond flour based breads. I love The Almond Flour Cookbook, and I just feel the need to include something new into my diet for breakfast. I personally can't stand eating eggs for breakfast, I like something sweet, and crunchy, and this bread seems like a good option. I could probably handle eggs on top of the almond bread. Will this cause any weight gain? Any experiences with adding this to their diet?
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      • #4
        Sweet and crunchy is what gets people into trouble in the first place. Almonds are high in O-6 so almond meal will oxidise easily and be very inflammatory. No way should you eat it on a daily basis. Eat real, whole food. Its easy
        Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.

        Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine

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        • #5
          Almond/flaxseed meal muffins and almond meal coffee cake were staples while I lost 50 lbs. However, I didn't eat them every day or in mass quantities.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by peril View Post
            Almonds are high in O-6 so almond meal will oxidise easily and be very inflammatory.
            I totally agree with this statement. I was on almond flour for the first 2 weeks of going primal until i started reading the negative impacts of too much nuts in the diet (excessive Omega-6, excessive carbs/calories, etc).

            If eggs are the problem, try more meats for breakfest. If you wanna attempt to eat eggs like a sandwich, use 2 portabello mushrooms as your 'buns' and load your eggs and bacon between em. primal mcmuffin.

            Almond flour is ok on occasion, but not for daily consumption.

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