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    I've always eaten a fair amount of avocado and for the past month I've been eating one almost everyday (5-6 per week). Lately its become more like 8-9 per week. I know avocado is considered one of the best fruits/foods available, but I always start to wonder if I'm overdoing it when I've really been eating this much of something.
    22 year old male in Pittsburgh. Primal since 9/12.

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    They aren't Twinkies you know.
    They are perfectly natural fruits that come off a perfectly natural tree.

    Do you feel fine eating that number of avocados?
    Are you meeting your weight/health goals?
    There is your answer.
    “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
    ~Friedrich Nietzsche
    And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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    • #3
      Yeah I feel great. Maybe I just feel a little guilty because they're one of my favorite foods so I sometimes feel like they're twinkies haha. Thanks!
      22 year old male in Pittsburgh. Primal since 9/12.

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      • #4
        If they aren't bothering you, keep eating them. I envy your being able to have the wonderful avocado. Unfortunately for me, I am allergic to the buggers: instant reaction.
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        • #5
          Go for it!

          If I still lived in California where I could get 3 avocados for $1, I'd eat at least one daily. These days I live in the northeast, where it's 3 for $5 (or 2 for $4 if I'm lucky!), so I eat about 4 per week.
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          • #6
            Costco has the big ones right now 8 for $6, I've had one everyday this week.
            Primal since 4/7/2012

            Starting weight 140
            Current weigh 126

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            • #7
              Damn you people who can get cheap/free avos! LOL
              ours are $3-$4 each!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Ayla2010 View Post
                Damn you people who can get cheap/free avos! LOL
                ours are $3-$4 each!


                It's not quite that bad here, but not so far off...sigh. If I could eat an avocado every day, I would. Worse case scenario is of course you start to dislike them. I went through a banana phase (3 or 4 bunches a week!) and now I barely touch them.

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                • #9
                  It has next to no chocolate in it.





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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mike in Virginia View Post
                    If they aren't bothering you, keep eating them. I envy your being able to have the wonderful avocado. Unfortunately for me, I am allergic to the buggers: instant reaction.
                    Well heck. Here I thought you had such a charmed life - thin, good looking, smart, and with a new love. Now I find out you're allergic to avocados, and baby, that truly sucks.

                    To the OP, eat 'em 'til you puke. Your body will tell you when you've over done it. I love them, but put the brakes on when they're more than $1.69 each. My 99cent source seems to have dried out. They're so good for just about everything. Smoothies, alone eaten with some balsamic and a spoon, a substitute for mayo, alone with some salt, mashed on top of a burger, in scrambled eggs - god's little versatile fat bomb.
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                    • #11
                      Does your guilt come from the common opinion that avocados, like eggs, are fatty and should be limited to a certain serving?

                      My dad has had high cholesterol and other problems with the heart, and he almost flipped when I told him I'd eaten 6 eggs in one day (I don't usually, it just happened that day) and at times have a whole avocado a day. Problem is, medical professionals are still telling people to ease up on the eggs and avocados...

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                      • #12
                        Damn, we throw out nearly as many as you eat. We have 8 huge trees. Eat the avocados. Eat them all!
                        Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Allenete View Post
                          Does your guilt come from the common opinion that avocados, like eggs, are fatty and should be limited to a certain serving?

                          My dad has had high cholesterol and other problems with the heart, and he almost flipped when I told him I'd eaten 6 eggs in one day (I don't usually, it just happened that day) and at times have a whole avocado a day. Problem is, medical professionals are still telling people to ease up on the eggs and avocados...
                          It was kind of a half joke. In CW eating it always seemed like the best tasting foods (desserts, bacon, butter, etc) were always considered unhealthy (and some really are). I guess avocados (and coconut) to me are just so good it feels like they MUST be unhealthy. Good thing they aren't!

                          Although I think another reason I was curious was because I know there are some foods that are healthy, but only in moderation (like nuts, fruit, etc). So I just wanted to make sure. But know that I've got the green light from you guys I think I'll keep eating them freely.

                          Oh and I get them 2 for $3 at the local Co-Op. It's ironic because its one of the foods you aren't suppose to need to buy organic, but the organic ones at the Co-Op are cheap than the local big grocery store ($1.99 each).
                          22 year old male in Pittsburgh. Primal since 9/12.

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                          • #14
                            There is no such thing as "too much avocado".

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                            • #15
                              Avocados here vary in prices. LiDL sell them for 75p, but frequently discount them to 50p. Grocers have them for 50-99p. Other supermarkets sell them for 99p each usually, but they also offer ready-to-eat ones (which I sometimes give into, if I want an avocado NOW ). I tend to stock up on unripe ones when LiDL has an offer and then I bag them with a banana peel when I want them to ripen (it works!). Still don't eat more than a few a month, though. Traditional British veg (and bananas) are my staples. Cheap and cheerful and if it worked for us for milennia, our native veg can't be THAT bad.

                              PS: Has anyone noticed how SMALL avocados are here in the UK?! They look 1.5 times the size in US photographs.
                              Last edited by Kochin; 02-27-2013, 04:13 PM.
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