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70 grams of nuts too much per day?

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  • 70 grams of nuts too much per day?

    Hi guys,

    I've been following the PB for nearly a year now and have had a great ammount of success. Im constantly changing my diet as i learn more and as my taste for my current everyday foods alters.

    Im looking to do a major overhaul on my current diet which looks something like this;

    Breakfast - Protein shake and 70g of Almonds/Walnuts/Cashews
    Snack - 100g Turkey
    Lunch - 200-300g Chicken drumsticks
    Snack - 100g Turkey or on workout days a CNP Protein bar
    Dinner - 200g Sirloin Steak with 300g of broccolli and carrots

    I know the above diet is rather flawed, hence why im changing it to include more veg and a bit of fruit.

    Recently ive been getting nausea and stomach cramps and i read today that it may be down to the nuts and the Omega 6's. (i do take a omega 3 supplement with breakfast to try get the right ratio.)

    I like having the nuts in my daily diet because of all the Vitamin and mineral benefits they include, but do you think 70g is too much everyday?

    Thanks in advance.

  • #2
    Yes. The veggies will give you the vitamins and minerals if well-assorted and organic.

    I'd take a break from nuts for at least a month. I say this from experience--my primal menu
    was very "nut heavy" for months and I"m going along much better since I stopped them for a time.


    • #3
      I get lower intestinal trouble if I have too many nuts. It's the high content of minerals like zinc that does it to me.
      5'0" female, 45 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently 111.