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    I'm sure I am not the first to ask this question, but I wanted to know if almonds slow down weight loss. Every time I have a question then I read it back it just seems like an obvious bad question. This may be one of those.

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    They can because they're carby, contain lectins, and have high n-6 PUFA. Make no mistake, they're good for you, but you can definitely overdo it, and they aren't fantastic for weight loss.
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    • #3
      I limit them for the sake of their omega-6 content, but I know others who occasionally indulge with no problems. Some people on the forums who are looking to lose weight have found that eliminating all nuts and dairy has helped in reaching their goals.

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      • #4
        And they're really calorie dense and too easy to eat too many.

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        • #5
          I still eat them pretty regularly (macadamia's more so than almonds), but being in weight loss mode, I pre-weigh a small portion in the morning (usually an ounce, maybe two depending on how physical the day will be) and that's my allotment for the day. I'm sunk if I keep a bigger bag of them handy! Also, I'm prepared to give them up (hopefully only temporarily!) should my weight loss stall or slow way down (which I'm expecting to start happening soon as I get closer to my target...).

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          • #6
            They did raise my BG reading a little. Darn things are so good. Thanks for the input. I guess they get locked up for a while.

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            • #7
              I've noticed soaking them reduces the chance of overeating, that's in my experience. Probably has to do with the absence of anti-nutrients and the nutrients actually activating satiety hormones.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by EGYnutrition View Post
                I've noticed soaking them reduces the chance of overeating, that's in my experience. Probably has to do with the absence of anti-nutrients and the nutrients actually activating satiety hormones.
                then there's the other problem... i like them more when they're soaked. ah well.
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                • #9
                  When I cut out nuts inadvertantly (I couldn't make it to my fave store for a big bag for a few weeks) I noticed some weight loss. I think i was just in the habit of eating a handful at 10am each morning for no particular reason.

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                  • #10
                    Nuts are so easy to over-eat. I made a rule. No nuts in my house if they don't have a shell. The shells slow me down- lol.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Diana Renata View Post
                      Nuts are so easy to over-eat. I made a rule. No nuts in my house if they don't have a shell. The shells slow me down- lol.
                      They don't when you soak them haha. The shells actually come off quicker.

                      Funkadelic thats weird! Soaked tastes so much better for sure! But I haven't overate on them since I started soaking.
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                      • #12
                        I Love nuts, they haven't seemed to slow down my weight loss, but I keep them limited to 2-3 ounces a day. Oometimes lunch is a handful of nuts and some water if that is the case I might eat 3 ounces in a sitting.
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                        • #13
                          I LOVE my almonds! I have a handful once a day with my blueberries...

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                          • #14
                            If you buy a bag of nuts you can spin them out for weeks. I'd recommend keeping them in the freezer so they don't go rancid. I usually have a bare handful (and I mean 11-13 halves) of macadamias once or twice a week, tops. Almonds I'll have once in a blue moon, so I keep the bag frozen the rest of the time. (This also slows down eating them!)
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                            • #15
                              Well I went and vacumed sealed all my nuts They are going in the freezer except for a very small small amount about 10 of them every now and then. Hopefully this will work. I will miss them.

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