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    Hey Guys,

    Wanted to ask you advice on something.

    I was under the impression that nuts were a "goto" food when keeping primal. On some of the threads I have been reading, people have stated that eating a large amount of nuts may stop weight/fat loss.

    Why I ask this is that I get threw my day by eating alot of nuts. I make them up into bars/squares, which are mixed with a little dried fruit, egg, and spices. As I am limited in kitchen access, I make a batch of this up at the start of the week and it becomes my "goto" food...

    I wanted to know if this is hampering my lifestyle change. Doing all I can to stay primal, but this last few months have been a test...

    Let me know what you think the good world is....

    -Shifty
    Shifty's primal journey 2.0 -The daily online account of Shifty's journey in a un-primal world!



    Starting weight - 2.11.13 - 96 kg
    Starting measurement - waist - 116cm
    Numbers change every 50 days

  • #2
    They're primal but have mucho calories. Apparently also plateau causing. Might want to watch. I've gone from nuts and berries for every lunch to salmon salads.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by glorth2 View Post
      Apparently also plateau causing.
      This would very much be the case for me. Once I stepped things up and tried my best to be as Primal as possible (added nuts as a main bases for eating) my weight seems to stabilise very quickly... (Sigh)

      How much is too much then?

      -Shifty
      Shifty's primal journey 2.0 -The daily online account of Shifty's journey in a un-primal world!



      Starting weight - 2.11.13 - 96 kg
      Starting measurement - waist - 116cm
      Numbers change every 50 days

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      • #4
        Bear in mind they're high in omega 6 and phytates so large amounts are counterproductive to health as well as weight loss:

        http://chriskresser.com/another-reas...o-nuts-on-nuts
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        • #5
          More than a small handful each day is too much for me. Maybe 1/4 cup?

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          • #6
            Also, define nuts. Almonds aren't even technically nuts. There's a big difference between peanuts and hazelnuts.
            carl's cave

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            • #7
              It depends on what else you are eating, and if you can control your nut intake. Nuts are high in Omega 6 (save for walnuts), phytic acids (do you soak them)?, calories, are a combination of fat and carb, and are easy to overindulge in particulary in a trail-mix kind of situation. From what you've said, it is likely that you have created your primal candy, and nuts should be treated more as flavoring rather than a staple. 1 oz is a good limit.

              If you need a handy snack, you can't go wrong with boiled eggs. People generally would eat hard-boiled eggs only when hungry and stop when full (there are always exception, obviously). I also make eggplant cavaiar as a low calories substitute for nut butter, lol.

              Properly soaked beans imo are superior to nuts as food!
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              • #8
                Originally posted by carlh View Post
                Also, define nuts. Almonds aren't even technically nuts. There's a big difference between peanuts and hazelnuts.
                I use Walnuts, Almonds and Hazelnuts. I also use some cranberries and some dried mango. two eggs, and sone nutmeg and cinnamon.
                They are all the main ingredients. I don't eat peanuts...

                -Shifty
                Shifty's primal journey 2.0 -The daily online account of Shifty's journey in a un-primal world!



                Starting weight - 2.11.13 - 96 kg
                Starting measurement - waist - 116cm
                Numbers change every 50 days

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Leida View Post
                  From what you've said, it is likely that you have created your primal candy, and nuts should be treated more as flavoring rather than a staple. 1 oz is a good limit.
                  Thast what I was worried about. As things have moved on, I have relied on these bars as my main form of nutrition. Its just due to living at a bording school, and not having access to a kitchen. I'm glad I asked around. Looks like I am back to vegetables and cottage cheese.

                  Originally posted by Leida View Post
                  If you need a handy snack, you can't go wrong with boiled eggs. People generally would eat hard-boiled eggs only when hungry and stop when full (there are always exception, obviously).
                  Good idea. I think I will hard boil some eggs and start using them as snacks.

                  [QUOTE=Leida;589431I also make eggplant cavaiar as a low calories substitute for nut butter, lol. [/QUOTE]

                  Care to share the recipe?

                  -Shifty
                  Shifty's primal journey 2.0 -The daily online account of Shifty's journey in a un-primal world!



                  Starting weight - 2.11.13 - 96 kg
                  Starting measurement - waist - 116cm
                  Numbers change every 50 days

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