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    Besides calories, is there any other health downsides to consuming 1 cup of Raw almonds 5 days a week or so ?

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    Depends on the context of your diet(esp how much o6 you are getting) and how your gut handles them. While there are a lot worse things to consume, there are also a lot better.
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    • #3
      The omega-6 content could be a concern in large amounts.
      I'm retraining and strengthening my taste buds, one primal meal at a time.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Apex Predator View Post
        Depends on the context of your diet(esp how much o6 you are getting) and how your gut handles them. While there are a lot worse things to consume, there are also a lot better.
        Well thats kind of why i ask. Im new to the whole primal diet and only about halfway through the book. My daily diet now usually consists of below, but im finding that the almonds are starting to upset my stomach a little. Being that im not trying to loose weight exactly, i have been using the almonds to bridge the gap in calories / protien.

        Breakfast
        3/4 whole eggs
        2 pieces of toast & peanut butter (I know, i havent been able to kick this yet !)

        Pre-lunch
        1/2 cup of almonds
        Fruit

        Lunch
        Tuna salad with sliced almonds and cranberries

        Postlunch
        1/2 cup almonds
        Fruit

        Preworkout / PostWorkout
        Protien

        Dinner
        ...

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        • #5
          1. 16 grams of carbs
          2. lots of inflammatory PUFA Omega 6 fats

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Heidi View Post
            The omega-6 content could be a concern in large amounts.
            Great Info. Thanks

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            • #7
              Originally posted by cjbaum View Post
              Well thats kind of why i ask. Im new to the whole primal diet and only about halfway through the book. My daily diet now usually consists of below, but im finding that the almonds are starting to upset my stomach a little. Being that im not trying to loose weight exactly, i have been using the almonds to bridge the gap in calories / protien.

              Breakfast
              3/4 whole eggs
              2 pieces of toast & peanut butter (I know, i havent been able to kick this yet !)

              Pre-lunch
              1/2 cup of almonds
              Fruit

              Lunch
              Tuna salad with sliced almonds and cranberries

              Postlunch
              1/2 cup almonds
              Fruit

              Preworkout / PostWorkout
              Protien

              Dinner
              ...
              Gotcha. First things first- gotta get rid of that toast/pb. Other than that, try some meat-even bacon- to make up for the almonds. Also- it's best to get out of the habit of snacking.

              Sounds like your getting started, though, which is the most important thing!
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              • #8
                Originally posted by cjbaum View Post
                Being that im not trying to loose weight exactly, i have been using the almonds to bridge the gap in calories / protien.
                Your diet is way short on protein from meats, particularly fatty meats. Is there a reason for that? Its extremely hard to go full out primal if you don't eat fatty meats, which by the way not only provide healthy nutrition, but will bridge that gap you are looking for. And you won't need to eat so many times a day. In fact, you shouldn't need to eat so many times a day on a true primal/paleo diet, you just won't feel hungry enough to do that nor would you be lacking in energy. Even with hard workouts.

                If you won't eat meats, then as you are finding out, it is *possible* to go primal, but difficult and hardly ideal.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Apex Predator View Post
                  Gotcha. First things first- gotta get rid of that toast/pb. Other than that, try some meat-even bacon- to make up for the almonds. Also- it's best to get out of the habit of snacking.

                  Sounds like your getting started, though, which is the most important thing!
                  I hear ya, ive got a couple more loaves in the freezer that i cant let go to waste. After that, no more !

                  Originally posted by wildwabbit View Post
                  Your diet is way short on protein from meats, particularly fatty meats. Is there a reason for that? Its extremely hard to go full out primal if you don't eat fatty meats, which by the way not only provide healthy nutrition, but will bridge that gap you are looking for. And you won't need to eat so many times a day. In fact, you shouldn't need to eat so many times a day on a true primal/paleo diet, you just won't feel hungry enough to do that nor would you be lacking in energy. Even with hard workouts.

                  If you won't eat meats, then as you are finding out, it is *possible* to go primal, but difficult and hardly ideal.
                  Im not against meat at all, i hunt and fish and was pretty much raised eating wild game. I didnt include anything for dinner in my diet being that its all over the place, generally as primal as i can convince the cook

                  Thanks for the info everyone, ill start looking at some other alternatives.

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                  • #10
                    Eat more meat at meal times and cut out the snacking. I used lots of almonds in the beginning because I was doing anything to avoid the grains and high sugar treats. Your daily food list looks fairly typical for a newbie. First loose the toast and PB. Try Apple w/ almond butter instead. Next, loose the snacks or make them some veges like celery and carrots. If you must have bread/baked good, make some primal bread/baked goodies w/ almond or coconut flour. Best of luck and don't sweat the mistakes. It takes a while and lots of learning why to be able to make better choices.

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                    • #11
                      If weightloss is not a major goal do not be afraid of some starch such as rice, sweet potatoes, plantains, Parsnips.
                      Last edited by Adrianag; 09-20-2011, 11:48 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Also, I think cashews and macademias have better o6/o3 ratio. Might wanna try some.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by glorth2 View Post
                          Also, I think cashews and macademias have better o6/o3 ratio. Might wanna try some.
                          And macadamias are sort of sweet all by themselves -- maybe switch one of the snacks to a quarter cup of macadamia nuts, and have a later snack of just a piece of fruit?
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