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    Nuts and seeds are my downfall, potentially at least.
    After stocking up on macadamia & walnuts, sunflower seeds and pine nuts I sat down last night and pretty much scoffed the lot. Must've been a zillion kcals, up in smoke.
    I'm going to stop buying them as I have pretty much zero self control. Once the pack is opened they're as good as gone.
    I think it's going to be simpler to break the snacking habit - just cut out in-between-meal snacks altogether.

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    I decreased carbs and increased fats at mealtimes which seemed, for me, to get rid of the need to snack. With it came a dramatic reduction of the amount of nuts I ate, and surprise surprise, weightloss started again.

    I'm a bit the same with nuts so tend to only buy them if I'm cooking something that specifically calls for nuts -then I buy the pack that is closes in weight to what I need for the recipe. Once I get my bodyfat to where I want it to be, I can start eating a few nuts here and there, but until then.....

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    • #3
      Nuts are tough for me to keep a handle on as well.
      I try to stick to limiting them to condiments, like including a handfull on an salad, or mixing them in with certain dishes, ect...

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      • #4
        Raw nuts are not a problem for me, they're fairly bland. Roasted and salted, however, is so easy to overdo. I can pack away half a pound of salted almonds before I know it. I never have cravings for nuts, though.
        F 28/5'4/100 lbs

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        • #5
          I leave the pack in the cupboard and just grab a handful. I also have little tupperware boxes for small portions.

          Treat of the week is a bag of salted pistachios, I allow myself a small bag when I am watching a film. Just the one, though!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by spuggygirl View Post
            I decreased carbs and increased fats at mealtimes which seemed, for me, to get rid of the need to snack. With it came a dramatic reduction of the amount of nuts I ate, and surprise surprise, weightloss started again.
            +1. Same happened to me. I no longer buy them now and just have two big meals a day, no snacking. I'm getting close to target weight, after which I guess I'll reintroduce them but they are so easy to overeat indeed.

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            • #7
              When I first tried primal eating, I ate nuts, seed and dried fruit as a sort of muesli. I didn't lose weight. Then I started counting calories. Breakfast is now a two egg omelette with either mushrooms or spinach fried in coconut oil. Half the calories of my muesli. Now that I have lost 56lbs, I will have a handful of nuts with a cup of green tea for supper as a treat.
              Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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              • #8
                I have a whole bag of walnuts in my fridge and rarely consume it. I might put it in a salad but other than that I find it kind of boring to eat.

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                • #9
                  I could eat a full plate of macadamias as a meal and be the happiest person on earth. When I buy nuts I just take a small handful out of the bag and eat that. I don't eat FROM the bag, which may have you eating more than you want. I get my serving of nuts and then head somewhere to eat. After I'm done eating them I forget about it.
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                  • #10
                    I find nuts to be a great way to head off a bad snack attack - but it is merely changing the quality of the snack, not keeping me from the caloric consequences.

                    As I've been working better/more food into my meals, I find less desire to snack. The nuts are lasting longer around here.

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                    • #11
                      The best way to keep a handle on the portion control with nuts is to buy them still in the shells. That way you can't scarf them by the handful mindlessly and you have to do some work for the reward. Just like Grok.

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                      • #12
                        I'm a bit the same with nuts so tend to only buy them if I'm cooking something that specifically calls for nuts

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